Intro: Periodically we'll be releasing a forum newsletter to discuss the latest news and changes on NF. The goal with this is to open more channels of communication between the staff and the rest of the community. Go to Issue 1→ Go to official navigation→ MAJOR SITE NEWS/CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS Avatar Upgrade: Thanks to @Aphrodite all members have had their avatar sizes upgraded. Promotions: Congrats to those promoted. This will lead to our staff being more responsive, active and effective. @Nighty the Mighty & @Rinoa to admin. @Aphrodite & @Platypus to Smod. Smiley Reorganization: @White Wolf led an effort to reorganize our smiley's. He's also working to get more of your suggestions added into our selections. Check his thread to post your suggestions. XENFORO/MBXX RELATED NEWS We haven't experienced any major issues lately, however if you have any issues or suggestions on how the site can work better please visit to make your suggestions/critiques. SECTION NEWS Akihabara News Bleach is being moved to Akihabara Library and Fairy Tail is being moved to Akihabara TV. Downtown News The Nigerian Embassy (Old Chatterbox lol) is hosting a Waifu Popularity contest. Konoha Mall The Sports Bar is running a contest: "Are you a Messi or Ronaldo fanboy? Come and nominate them and more of your favourite players in NF's UEFA Champions League Awards!" Visit the to participate. If your nominees win, you could win points for cool forum prizes! HVOA Thanks to @Shiki volunteering to help out and run some contests. Expect to see changes in this section as staff works to spur more activity. Naruto Avenue This section will be reorganized shortly. See our new smod @Platypus for details. Outskirts News @mr_shadow & @baconbits are working on three issues. The first is to revitalize the Cafe. The second is a consistent and logical definition of flaming. We realize that the Cafe has always and will always have aggressive culture but a good definition of flaming will allow us to have better debates. Third is to spur on our debate challenge system and contests. Expect to see more contests in the Cafe in the future.