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Maybe more of a technical log than news.... but it shows I keep this site up to date!

Pre-Launch:
  • Feb 2 2008: Basic outline/brainstorming.
  • Feb 3 2008: Bought evilcredits.com
  • Feb 4 2008: Research. Business plan.
  • Feb 10 2008: Study IMVU reseller documentation.
  • Feb 11 2008: Test gateway scripts. Create/test templates.
  • Mar 16 2008: Admin back-end work.
  • Mar 22 2008: PayPal back-end work.
  • Apr 2 2008: CSS/HTML work.
  • Apr 5 2008: HTML/PHP work.
  • Apr 13 2008: Adding some security.
  • Apr 18 2008: Adding FAQs.
  • Apr 20 2008: Banners.
  • Apr 23 2008: Age verification system.
  • Apr 25 2008: PayPal tests.
  • Apr 27 2008: Created reseller avatar: EvilCredits
  • Apr 29 2008: Paypal IPN tests.
  • Apr 30 2008: IPN/Gateway/DB scripts.
  • May 1 2008: Log tests. Email. Back-end.
  • May 5 2008: Code optimization.
  • May 6 2008: HTML/PHP work.
  • May 7 2008: DB table cross-synchronization.
  • May 8 2008: Security tests.
  • May 9 2008: Receipt image gadget.
  • May 10 2008: Age banner gadget.
  • May 11 2008: Went on vacation.
  • June 2 2008: Live tests.
  • June 3 2008: Security review.
  • June 10 2008: Live tests. IPN tweaks.
  • June 11 2008: Discussed legal info with IMVU.
  • June 12 2008: Complied with new reseller rules.
  • June 13 2008: Adding more security. PHP tweaks.
  • June 14 2008: Blacklist mechanism. Limit by age script.
  • June 22 2008: Daily transfer limit dilemma.
  • June 24 2008: IMVU gateway maintenance, must wait to go live.
  • July 3 2008: IMVU gateway maintenance finished.
  • July 4 2008: Final tests, tweaks.
  • July 5 2008: Receipt features. Demo video.
  • July 5 2008: 3:00 PM EST Site is Live!
Site Launches July 6 2008 at 3:00 pm
  • July 6 2008: First sale is successful.
  • July 12 2008: Search engine optimization.
  • July 13 2008: Homepage customization.
  • July 14 2008: Google Analytics.
  • Aug 22 2008: 100 sales!
  • Aug 30 2008: Buying publicly from developers.
  • Aug 31 2008: Start sanitizing html and css. Achieved perfect CSS validation.
  • Sept 1 2008: 95% of pages achieve perfect HTML validation.
  • Sept 6 2008: Optimized site for speed (YSlow)(gzip, expires)
  • Sept 27 2008: IMVU makes shoutout rules more strict.
  • Oct 31 2008: Happy Halloween. Business is going well.
  • Dec 10 2008: Back-end testing for benefits programs.
  • Jan 20 2009: Security Upgrades.
  • Jan 21 2009: Started volunteer work for AvatarAwards.
  • Jan 30 2009: Security Upgrades.
  • Feb 23 2009: Automated submission system for AvatarAwards working.
  • May 11 2009: AvatarAwards under new ownership of EvilCredits.
  • July 13 2009: Security Upgrades.
  • Aug 6 2009: Trial Myspace advertising.
  • Aug 8 2009: Started Facebook advertising.
  • Sept 6 2009: Free sticker automation.
  • Sept 13 2009: Firefox extension now advertised.
  • Sept 14 2009: Auto-Badge updates.
  • Oct 26 2009: Free Halloween gift week proves positive sales trend.
  • Dec 25 2009: Free Christmas lights border with 40K and 50K purchases.
  • Jan 1 2010: Evil proposes to Sindells in real life. She says YES!
  • Jan 31 2010: Small visual improvements.
  • Apr 29 2010: Improved website speed by putting static content on a CDN.
  • May 1 2010: Started work on new project: "EI".
  • May 2 2010: Homepage bugfixes.
  • May 3 2010: EvilCredits interview in AviVoice magazine.
  • May 23 2010: Website bugfixes.
  • May 26 2010: Sell credits page updates.
  • Aug 15 2010: Project "EI" alpha testing.
  • Sept 10 2010: Sell credits page updates.
  • Sept 18 2010: Attended IMVU Creator Collective in Las Vegas.
  • Sept 26 2010: Customer email receipt updates.
  • Sept 29 2010: Established a new EvilCredits facebook page.
  • Sept 30 2010: FAQ and Fraud info updated.
  • Sept 30 2010: Privacy Policy added to TOS/Privacy page.
  • Oct 10 2010: Improved path for Guest avatars.
  • Oct 11 2010: Improved cancellation handling.
  • Oct 12 2010: Moved website to a faster server.
  • Oct 20 2010: Session cookie work-around for IE8's session merging bug.
  • Oct 21 2010: Theme updates: blurred background and shadows.
  • Oct 30 2010: Added credit card fraud detection/prevention.
  • Nov 1 2010: Email verification may be required for multiple purchases.
  • Nov 4 2010: Small visual improvements.
  • Dec 20 2010: Better compatibility for Google Chrome customers.
  • Dec 21 2010: Adding taglines to supporter sections.
  • Dec 22 2010: FAQ/Success/Sell/Fraud and other html updated.
  • Jan 1 2011: Happy New Year! Business is going well.
  • Jan 19 2011: Optimized Firefox extension.
  • Feb 18 2011: Optimized website code for speed.
  • Apr 10 2011: Updated FAQ.
  • May 10 2011: Security upgrade.
  • Nov 28 2011: Low low priced Cyber-Monday sale went well.
  • Dec 4 2011: Updated FAQ.
  • Dec 20 2011: Improved handling of eCheck purchases.
  • Jan 1 2012: Business is strong and steady. Happy New Year!
  • Jan 4 2012: New EvilCredits ATM furniture.
  • Jan 29 2012: Added information pop-up links to select page.
  • Jan 30 2012: Removed demo-video link (only 1% customers visited).
  • Mar 17 2012: Security updates.
  • Mar 20 2012: Improved internal logging.
  • Mar 25 2012: Updated PayPal API.
  • Mar 26 2012: Anti-fraud updates.
  • Mar 30 2012: Optimized delivery code to send credits twice as fast. (most under 10 seconds)
  • May 8 2012: Server code updates.
  • May 23 2012: Experimenting with alternate payment processors, like Amazon.
  • June 1 2012: Automated stickers sending is now broken.
  • June 14 2012: Fixed some spelling errors.
  • July 9 2012: Improved code that handles PayPal errors.
  • Sept 2 2012: Updated FAQ page and Fraud Info page.
  • Oct 19 2012: Started work on SpeedPay feature for partners.
  • Oct 30 2012: Started beta testing SpeedPay.
  • Nov 20 2012: SEO optimizations.
  • Dec 1 2012: Automated stickers sending is now fixed.
  • Dec 2 2012: Security Updates.
  • Dec 3 2012: Improved internal logging.
  • Jan 15 2013: AVG Anti-Virus/LinkScanner mistakenly blocks EvilCredits.com.
  • Jan 16 2013: EvilCredits obtains SiteLock malware-free certification.
  • Jan 22 2013: AVG responds, noting false alarm and no existing issues. [see image]
  • Feb 13 2013: Working on project: "SC".
  • Mar 1 2013: Optimized admin code for faster manual delivery after reviewing flags (rare).
  • Mar 5 2013: Optimized database for faster automatic delivery.
  • Mar 7 2013: Optimized admin code for faster refunds (rare).
  • Mar 25 2013: Updated legal notice, and made a bolder notice for children.
  • Apr 9 2013: Updated fraud info page, FAQ, and testimonials.
  • Apr 10 2013: Fixed admin code for wrong invoice/note on refunds (rare).
  • Apr 11 2013: Security tests.
  • Apr 18 2013: Fixed logging bug when first/last name had apostrophe.
  • Apr 19 2013: Security improvements: smarter anti-fraud tools and better logging.
  • Apr 28 2013: Improved internal logging, improved ability to block fraudulent customers.
  • May 5 2013: Started project Nuvera.EvilCredits.com
  • July 2013: Now buying and selling NuVONotes.
  • Sept 20 2013: New IMVU rule: receivers must have email verified with them.
  • Jan 18 2014: Started work to support Name and Name Change Tokens.
  • Jan 19 2014: Now selling Name and Name Change Tokens.
  • Jan 27 2014: Optimized database for faster admin tools.
  • Feb 25 2014: Started work (again) on project: "EI".
  • Mar 2 2014: Updated sell credits page with more clear (and highlighting) guidelines.
  • Mar 30 2014: Optimized data caches and connections to IMVU for faster website page loads.
  • Mar 31 2014: Updated description page for the Firefox EvilCredits extention.
  • Apr 1 2014: Offered 500K for $57.07 on April Fools, but actually was a RickRoll video. Almost 200 RickRollee's.
  • Apr 2 2014: Fixed bug where someone could buy credits for a previous avatar name, after using Name Change Token.
  • Apr 3 2014: Updated FAQ, and added some FAQ links on the contact page.
  • May 24 2014: Updated link to PayPal Verified info. Added more financial accreditation info to the About Us page.
  • May 31 2014: Updated anti-fraud tracking tools.
  • Aug 2 2014: Added better customer service tracking features.
  • Aug 9 2014: Added anti-fraud features for sell requests.
  • Aug 28 2014: Added technical overview flowchart for order process to the FAQ page.
  • Sept 5 2014: Added better admin reporting tools.
  • Sept 9 2014: Added faster admin name token delivery tools.
  • Sept 28 2014: Sell request guidelines now note income from art sales are handled case by case via email.
  • Oct 17 2014: Updated quick reference chart on sell credits page to go up to 3 million credits..
  • Jan 10 2015: Added more anti-fraud features for PayPal checkout.
  • Apr 7 2015: IMVU announced the end of the reseller program to Resellers :(
  • Apr 8 2015: IMVU announced the end of the reseller program to the community :(
  • Apr 15 2015: Resellers are not allowed to buy any more credits from Creators.
  • Apr 30 2015: Some Resellers are already out of credits.
  • May 6 2015: EvilCredits is out of stock, and out of business.
  • May 15 2015: Resellers are not allowed to sell credits.
  • Jun 30 2015: EvilCredits had to change avatar name to Evil.
  • Apr 2 2016: Firefox extention hidden from Mozilla Add-ons.




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