Just adding this on; we've created an official Equus Advent Wishlist thread Please Clicky Here for members to make suggestions of what they'd like to see appear in the Advent this year. Although the #Advent channel is still in use and your more than welcome to post there still, we're having the forum thread for people who don't use slack. Feel free to share ideas there, I'm sure it will help our amazing CC creators get some ideas of what's wished for this year
And also, on a side note, I've reached out to everyone who didn't follow the rules during Secret Santa sign ups. I'll continue to message everyone to let them know their submission isn't valid, but please read the rules
I am sad to hear of your stepping down but know you have left the community in best of hands. You've always been a kind hearted person in the community and will be awesome to watch the community move forward. You did so much for everyone here, especially with the amazing spreadsheets you provided for us and all of us have enjoyed and love to use. It gives everyone a lot of organizations to not feel so over-whelmed. The job of running Equus isn't one for the weak. At one point or another we all have seen and shared in drama and arguments and you have been there to keep the chaos under control. Good luck in whatever the future brings your way and thank you for all you've done for everyone here.
I couldn't think of a better person to step up to the role as a leader of Equus! You're such a kind and helpful person I am very excited to see the things you bring to Equus as you take us forward into the future of it. These changes sound awesome and I'm especially excited for these show changes to see a somewhat Tradtional Show returning, I was bummed when it left and even with the role-play lost motivation for the community. Congrats on your new role
November 2018 Announcements Continued
Changes to colors accepted in Cross-type breeds
Until now, a color has to have been confirmed in member of a breed before we would accept it in realistic registration on Equus. Presently, that is being overhauled so that a breed that MUST be a cross between two other breeds will accept any color that those two breeds are accepted to come in. This change will not affect breeds that have established lines and studbooks (Irish Sport Horse, Hanoverian), "pure" breeds (Arabian, Thoroughbred), or grade-type breeds that can accept a medley of outcrosses but are themselves a distinct breed (Azteca, Friesian Sporthorse) , this is strictly limited to breeds that are by design a cross between two or more breeds.
A Georgian Grande must be at least 25% American Saddlebred, so it will now accept any color that is accepted in American Saddlebreds.
An Araloosa must be a cross between an Arabian and an Appaloosa, so it will accept every color that Arabians and Appaloosas are accepted to come in.
There will be some exceptions to this rule- for example, if a breed standard explicitly prohibits a color that could be passed on by a parent breed, that color will continue to be barred from realistic registration.
Here is a list of all currently affected breeds (This list is not final.)
-Georgian Grande (new colors accepted from American Saddlebred)
-Araloosa (new colors accepted from Appaloosa, Arabian)
-Barock Pinto (new colors accepted from KWPN)
-Pintabian (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, American Saddlebred)
-Welara (new colors accepted from Welsh Pony (all sections)
-Anglo-Arabian (AHA and CIAA) (new colors accepted from Thoroughbred, Arabian)
-National Show Horse (new colors accepted from American Saddlebred)
-Pintaloosa (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, Appaloosa)
-Quarab (new colors accepted from American Paint Horse, American Quarter Horse, Arabian)
Changes to registration types
It has been pointed out to me that the names of our registration types don't truly convey what their intentions are. Presently, Realistic registration is for horses with confirmed color counterparts in real life, and Unrealistic is to register breeds under colors that they haven't been discovered to carry in real life. However, the word Unrealistic is a bit misleading, as it is entirely possible to breed two realistically-colored horses and produce a horse that can't be realistically registered outside of a grade breed due to color it inherited. Therefore, we are re-naming registration types to better convey their use.
Verified Color Registration is the new name of what was Realistic Registration. These are colors that breeds are accepted to carry on the Master Breed List, and when new color evidence is supplied for breeds, those colors will become 'verified' and added to the MBL.
Open Color Registration is for registering horses under colors that are not accepted by the MBL, and will work the same way that Unrealistic Registration currently does. You do not need to provide evidence before registering a horse of any color under Open Color Registration.
These changes will take place over the next few weeks and into December. All previously registered horses will have their registration types edited to match the new system.
With this purge, this will take care of duplicate accounts.... what about if at one point we sent $ to one of those duplicate accounts, which then became inactive... will the bank transactions just sit there or will they disappear with no change to our actual account or will the transaction disappear along with the funds from the transaction ie, will they be deducted from our account?
For instance, I have two "pending" transactions, one for $8,000 that is going to an account that will be purged and one transaction for $10,000 that is going to a duplicate account that has no cooresponding forum account. Will I be losing $18,000 or will the transactions just cancel out?
I'm not sure what will happen to the transactions but your bank balance will not be affected.
I don't know if this is a problem but when i log in i have a different username to log in (like when you enter your username and password), but my account says Elaine Rose at the top, is that a problem?
Your login name doesn't matter - those are all kinds of nonsense. The display name - which is what you see when you look at your account - is what needs to match, and it sounds like yours does.