Witchbook.net is an on-line pagan social network. Founded on February 9th, 2010, Witchbook's goal is to help develop a sense of community among Pagans, Wiccans, and those of similar faiths. Our mission is to provide the best technology has to offer, where it serves the Pagan community, and to use this technology to better build relationships, and communication.
Since Witchbook.net was launched, it has grown in leaps and bounds. Adding content, functionality, and resources for the Pagan Community.
Witchbook believes that not everything in life must be harsh, as on Witchbook we intend to give our members the freedom to express who they are, and what they believe in, with as little judgment as is humanly possible. Witchbook does not charge for membership, and it never will. Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly and fun place, for Pagans, Wiccans, and similar groups to intermingle, discuss, and communicate on-line; proving to the world that we don't all conform to the movie stereotypes.
If you wish to get a hold of Witchbook Administration, Comments on our news articles are always welcome. However the best way to get in touch with us is to send an internal site message to DigitalMagick, or e-mail to email@example.com
Beginning in 2008, DigitalMagick (Witchbook's Admin & Founder) Discovered a Social Networking site called Covenspace. By early 2009 DigitalMagick was thriving in this on-line community of people who shared in his common interests, and most importantly, his beliefs.
On February 1st, 2010, Covenspace went down. Pythia (Covenspace's Administrator) was on the case, and released the following post via her backup account on MySpace.com.
Ok, I thought it was fixed but apparently not. Why the site suddenly starts to overload the host server, I have no idea at all. It's been a couple days since the last outage, so what set it off??
I am going to try and coordinate this with the support team who manages the software I am using, but these things always take forever to get fixed. Especially if I have to deal with the host support people along with the software support people to get anything done.
I apologize for the outage (again) and hope it will be resolved quickly.
Seeing as *nothing* has changed on the site in months, I am very baffled as to why its messed up now. This also means I have no place to start for trouble-shooting.
Over the next few days Covenspace's admin worked tirelessly and passionately, trying everything she could to recover the site, but alas, it was lost. Pythia released the following broadcast via the same MySpace page on February 9th, 2010.
I've been putting off posting because this is hard, but there is no more for me to do. I've tried upgrading, and re-upgrading to the point where the site will no longer load for me. Too many adjustments, bad code, or just general ineptitude on my part? Who knows. The site is down and will not be coming back.
I'm probably going to start crying again before I finish this post and I honestly ask that people don't add any comments about how upset they are or how much they will miss the site. That will make me feel worse, though I'm not sure I *can* feel worse.
When I started Covenspace, there were NO other social networks for Pagans. I am proud to say that I was the first. Now there are dozens (hundreds) of them out there, though almost all of them are identical Ning sites. But they are there, and you can find more community now.
I am having a hard time staying on track with my current workload, so I apologize that this took so long. I will be posting a larger official announcement on the site when I can, and I am also going to put up a quick message board so that people can post URLs, site, addresses and whatnot so they can stay in touch with friends. Look for that in a few days.
I'm so sorry to have let everyone down. You have no idea how hard its all been for me. See, now i'm crying.
I don't know what else to say right now, so I will leave it at that.
For the most part the community understood that Pythia had done everything she could to recover covenspace, and the community mourned it's loss alongside her.
While the community that had formed on Covenspace was heartbroken, DigitalMagick had something up his sleve. He had been working with a social networking application known as Boonex Dolphin, which - as luck would have it - had recently released it's version 7 platform. Dolphin 7 was proving to be so sensational in fact, that Digitalmagick saw an opportunity to recover covenspace.
Moving quickly, He worked with Psi (his girlfriend at the time) to build a new social networking website, to fill the gap that was left behind when Covenspace died. And in less than 24 hours, Witchbook.net was ready to go live. While part of this expediency was due to much work already having been done in preparation for another idea he was working on, the site was also launched incomplete. Everything worked for the most part, but some essential components were missing, such as the Forums, Events, and Groups.
Over the next year, Witchbook added these missing areas, as well as a Q&A Secion, Google Adsense (which we were subsequently banned from for reasons unknown), and much more!
Witchbook.net continues on, bringing the best technology has to offer the Pagan community, never forgetting what Pythia started with Covenspace.
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