"How Do I Start My Own Chatlands™ Chat
A lot of people have been thinking about starting their own 2D avatar chat
site similar to Wolfhome,
Chatlands™ sites that they've seen "popping up" recently. This
page attempts to explain the process.
Generally speaking, anyone 18 or older can start a Chatlands
chat. We hate rules like that, but in this case we feel we have no
choice. We require that you must be 18 or older because of concerns
about the things that chat site adminstrators can (and will) encounter,
i.e. "adult content". This includes conversations with sexual
discussions, threats of self harm or of violence against others, and many
other sensitive topics. It's true that these same topics occur every day
on all types of different web sites, such as Facebook, online forums,
personal emails, and so on, but on Chatlands™ we want to recognize
such concerns up front.
So, if you are not at least 18, perhaps you can find someone who is. If
that person agrees to start a chat, they would be the official "owner" but
it's up to the two of you to decide how to assign the responsibilities.
Unfortunately, this is the best we can offer for people that are younger
than 18 that want to have "their own Chatlands™ site".
Things You Need to Do
Now, aside from the age requirement, you will need to have a map and some
rooms, and perhaps one or more sets of six-color poses (we previously
called these tri-color, but now the program allows up to six distinct
Important! This is a Work in Progress...
Chatlands™ is still a bit of a "work in progress" and in all
likelihood it will continue to be evolving for quite a while. I work on
updates (and bug fixes) to this when I can find time to do it, but the
reality is that there are problems from time to time and I promise that I
will try to fix them just as soon as I can.
Site Costs and the Site Delta Bank:
Currently there is an initial set fee of 10 deltas. There are NO further
costs after that until you add more administrators to the site AND you
have the site configured to give them "free" subscriptions (continue
reading for more information...).
There is a TEN DELTA (Δ10) set up fee charged to your account to
initially create and configure your Chatlands™ chat site. There are
NO ADDITIONAL COSTS to running your site as long as you are the only
administrator. That means that sites are FREE to operate by yourself after
they are set up. However, while there isn't a charge to own a
Chatlands site after it's set up, subscription costs for any
extra administrators that help you run your site are paid for from
the Site Delta Bank (unless you change that setting on the site
maintenance page). Any chat site administrator that chooses a BASIC or
higher subscription will cost your site one-half of the regular
FOR EXAMPLE: If an "extra" administrator has an ULTIMATE
subscription, the site delta bank is charged 0.165 deltas each
day (the regular cost is 0.33 deltas). If the admin has a BASIC
subscription instead, the site is charged 0.03 deltas.
PLEASE NOTE: It is a good idea to tell all of your admins to take a serious
look at their subscriptions! Most people have a habit of just bumping it to
ULTIMATE and forgetting all about it, but unless someone has a huge
number of poses or multiple custom rooms, they should probably NOT DO THAT
and instead they should use a BASIC or STANDARD account and save the site a
lot of costs!
These site costs are offset by any subscriptions that other users
have on your site.
So, if the site has enough paid subscriptions, it will be free
to operate, but if you have too many administrators with high level
subscriptions, it may cost more than it's taking in. As you add more users,
you'll be able to add more administrators. Typically, a site only needs
more administrators when it has a lot of regular members, so the cost
should continue to be free in almost all cases.
Right now setting up a chat site is still being handled on a "case by case"
basis. I intend to make an announcement once this is a stable and nearly
There is more information about Chatlands in general and running a
Chatlands site at these links:
Thanks for Being Here,
President, wunderwood LLC
--Last update: Apr 30th, 2013