Though our recovery was a long and hard-fought process, every bit was worth it! While there may appear to be only minimal changes on the surface, everything under the hood has received a complete makeover, and those updates will shine through in the weeks to come.
Many old and out-dated features of AnimeBelle have been stripped away. The Forums were once the shining jewel of AnimeBelle's crown, circa 2005, but in the past few years they've become an Achilles heel that has opened us up to vulnerabilities time and time again. Times have changed and forums have gone the way of the dinosaur, mostly being replaced by other social networking tools like Facebook. However, this is not to say that AnimeBelle will never be graced by forums again... But when they are, expect to see them more deeply integrated with the rest of the AnimeBelle website.
Speaking of integration, AnimeBelle's first step into 2012 is to add Facebook integration. When you register on the AnimeBelle.com website, you can now link your account with Facebook. You no longer have to remember a separate log-in name and password for AnimeBelle; just use your Facebook like a universal ID! Right now, there isn't a lot you can do by registering at AnimeBelle, but lots of new interactive features will be coming soon!
Our newest interactive feature is the Event Calendar tab at the top of the website, right next to Home. Yes, it's that important! With the new and improved Event Calendar, you can find out when and where every convention in the south is going to be held, and find easy access to each convention's website and social networking outlets. We're still not done yet! Soon, the event calendar will have even more features, like a Google Maps view so you can find the events closest to you.
AnimeBelle has a lot on its plate this year, and I, Anna May Belle, have so many exciting projects in the works that I'm dying to tell you about! Some have to be kept secret for now, and some... Well, let's just say I don't want to overload you yet. Keep checking back to find out what's on the horizon! In other words... Y'all come on back now, y'hear?