nshrine news

May 25, 2015

nshrine closing

Filed under: announce,Uncategorized — artwells @ 9:05 am

It’s been a pleasure operating nshrine.com.  For over eight years, we’ve provided a free space for people to set up memorials, places of support, places of worship and places for friends.

Earlier this year, a community came into nshrine, bringing with them unresolved conflicts, quickly turning nshrine into a place of battle, including expanding their battle into shrines not involved with their squabbles.  Our resources were already stretched working a new edition with many new features.  The task of babysitting this group began absorbing all those resources. At that point nshrine became unsustainable.

If you have paid for a current premium service for your shrine, please email artwells@nshrine.com for a refund.

We may be bringing nshrine.com back online some day. It just won’t be very soon.

June 7, 2010

Celebrating the 100,000th candle

Filed under: announce — artwells @ 8:04 pm

nshrine keeps growing steadily and hosting some great community and creativity. Earlier today the 100,000th candle was placed.

To celebrate, temporary discounts on premium, ad-free shrines are in effect. A year, long ad-free shrine is only $15. Go find a shrine and make a gift to it, or better create your own and remove the ads for a whole year while these discounts are in place.

This also opens a new era for nshrine. I have great plans for the rest of the year and hope to offer many new features. Stay tunes.

March 24, 2009

Free Gift Candles and Feedback

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 10:11 am

This morning nshrine began hosting 700 shrines.

To celebrate, each nshrine member qualifies for a free “gift candle”. Gift candles allow you to remove advertising and enable privacy for the shrine of your choice for one week.

To get your free candle, go here:
http://nshrine.com/free_gift_candles.html

Also, nshrine has install getsatisfaction.com great feedback tool. If you have any ideas, complaints, or suggestions, got to nshrine and click on the “Feedback” tab.

March 16, 2009

(Almost) Limitless Shrines

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 8:12 pm

I’ve increased the limit of shrines a member could have from 5 to 500.  I wanted to remove the limit altogether and will at some point, but this was the quickest way to respond to a suggestion.  If you’d like to have more than 500 shrines for some reason, we’d love to hear it.  (Seriously, it would be great to know why.)

This improvement was done in response to an nshrine user’s suggestion from nshrine’s new “feedback” application, provided by getsatisfaction.com.  Go now to nshrine and click on the feedback tab to provide your own suggestion.

February 23, 2009

New Ways To Light A Candle Through Twitter

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 9:55 pm

We have new ways of lighting candles on nshrine through twitter.

You can still light a candle in the twitter shrine just by sending a twitter to the nshrine account. Try sending “@nshrine happy day!” in twitter now to see it work. That all you need to do. You’ll get a link back to the candle you’ve lit.

New/changed options:

  • To pick a color other than yellow, add a ‘#’ followed by the mood or, now, color name. See http://nshrine.com/help/twittercandles.htmlfor list.
  • To pick a shrine other than the twitter shrine, add a ‘:’ followed by the shrine name. (Note: this used to be ‘@’. This will no longer work.)
  • To light a candle for another twitter user, add a ‘@’ some place after the ‘@nshrine’ at the beginning. This will link to the user AND send them a tweet about the candle.

See http://nshrine.com/help/twittercandles.html for more information and examples.

This was a featured inspired by an nshrine user’s request. Others are on the way. If you have something you’d like added to nshrine, let me know.

January 14, 2009

Facebook Shrines by nshrine

Filed under: announce — admin @ 8:24 pm

I’m happy to announce the availability of nshrine-backed shrines for facebook users.  If you’ve got an account, do check out http://apps.facebook.com/nshrine/ and tell us how it goes.

The facebook application design process has helped shaped the goals for the next version of nshrine. Your feedback can help even further.

While the facebook shrines and accounts aren’t accessible to nshrine shrines and accounts, their data are all in the same place. If the facebook application grows significantly, we will have the two operating together and any shrines and accounts you create in either will be accessible to both. Stay tuned.

December 12, 2008

Twitter Candles

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 12:25 pm

You may now add candles using twitter. If you have an account and would like to add a candle at nshrine just send a message beginning with “@nshrine”. You’ll receive a reply with a link to the candle in the
twitter shrine.

You can also add candles to other shrines and use any of the available candle colors. See the Help page for more options.

This was a featured inspired by an nshrine user’s request. If you have something you’d like added to nshrine, let me know.

December 10, 2008

Paypal Now Available For Ad-Free Shrines And Gift Candles

Filed under: Uncategorized — artwells @ 3:06 pm

Paypal has been added to join Google Checkout as a way to pay for ad-free and/or privacy for your shrine.  It is also accepted for payment for gift candles.

As with Google Checkout, you can use major credit cards to pay for payment, as well as existing credits and accounts.

To celebrate this added feature, 12 months of ad-free time is the same price as 6 months.  This offer will remain valid until the 13th of December 2008, so hurry on over and help out your favorite shrine.

This feature was added by request of an nshrine user. If you would like to see a new feature, let me know.

November 28, 2008

500 Shrines and Free Gift Candles

Filed under: announce — artwells @ 3:52 pm

This morning nshrine began hosting 500 shrines. Though shrines are added and removed every day, today marks the first day that over 500 shrines were active at once.

To celebrate, each nshrine member qualifies for a free “gift candle”. Gift candles allow you to remove advertising and enable privacy for the shrine of your choice for one week.

To get your free candle, go here:
http://nshrine.com/free_gift_candles.html

To learn more about gift candles, go here:
http://nshrine.com/help/giftcandles.html

November 24, 2008

Orange Candles of Joy

Filed under: announce — artwells @ 9:22 pm

Orange candles, with the suggested meaning of “Joy”, have been added to the candle selection on all shrines on nshrine.com. We’ve also received suggestions in to make the candle colors configurable by the shrine’s maintainer. That should be a feature in the near future, but this color came as a quick possibility at just the right time.

Thanks to Serendipity, maintainer of the InfinitePossibility shrine, for the suggestion. Do you have a suggestion? Email artwells@nshrine.com with your thoughts.

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