This means Spaces will no longer have progress temporarily, more about it: http://wink.messengergeek.com/t/im-taking-a-break/2844
Escargot Spaces Updates
For now, we’ve decided to revert back to the old theme and also reopen the site. As suggested by Deathlife23, we will contact Nintel to make a new theme for the website soon, as feedback for the new theme was not good. This new theme may appear around January 2018.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous year, mateus_rebirth.
There are two dates where Escargot Spaces is going to be down.
These downtimes will both be at 12:00 AM EST. (5:00 AM GMT).
Apologies for the inconvience.
No, Spaces was not hacked, the popup on the homepage was intentional. Escargot Spaces is taking part in the battle for net neutrality as the Federal Communications Commission is planning to get rid of it.
all information below taken from https://battleforthenet.com
What is Net Neutrality?
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.
Nearly everyone who understands and depends on the Internet supports net neutrality, whether they’re startup founders, activists, gamers, politicians, investors, comedians, YouTube stars, or typical Internet users who just want their Internet to work as advertised—regardless of their political party.
Cable companies (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and Time Warner) are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they’re lobbying the FCC and Congress to end net neutrality. Why? It’s simple: if they win the power to slow sites down, they can bully any site into paying millions to escape the “slow lane.” This would amount to a tax on every sector of the American economy. Every site would cost more, since they’d all have to pay big cable. Worse, it would extinguish the startups and independent voices who can’t afford to pay. If we lose net neutrality, the Internet will never be the same.
This means that Escargot Spaces may be in the slow lane, and we would not be able to afford to get out of it.
What can I do to help?
Call congress to voice your opinion. If congress gets enough calls, they can stop the FCC.
Please take part in this. This is for the Internet.
You can now make your own forums for your group powered by bbPress.
To do this for your own group go to Manage>Forum and click on “Yes. I want this group to have a forum.”
~You can now post to Escargot Spaces via Open Live Writer. Unfortunately as of this post, Windows Live Writer 2009/2012 are not supported.
Here is how you can do that.
1. Select WordPress
2. Type in your credentials INCLUDING your space address.
3. Select WordPress 2.2+, and type in http://escargotspaces.com/YOURBLOGNAME/xmlrpc2.php into the bottom dialog.
Then wait and you will have a working Escargot Spaces setup on Live Writer!
Before I dig in to the new feature, I would like to explain on what happened last week that made Escargot Spaces go down for the majority of Wednesday night/Thursday morning. The old web host, Byethost took down the website due to use of resources. With this, they redirected the page to this phising site.
The website did come back up, only to it to get suspended again within an hour. Within that hour, I backed everything up to go to a new host. While I was looking for a new host, I have noticed a PM over at the MessengerGeek forums which told me to add them on MSN to help with the issue. When I added them to MSN, they gave me a link to hosting, which the website is being hosted on right now. Thank you to KatiaSishost for helping me in regards to that. Apologies on the situation about the Escargot Spaces downtime.
Anyway… Here’s the new feature!
~Front end editing is now supported. This means that you won’t be taken to the WordPress dashboard if you want to quickly edit a post.
~Have SoundCloud songs you want to share? The SoundPress plugin will make intergration easier.
~You can add this to your sidebar or blog post.
~Emesen theme by Nintel is now the default theme of Escargot Spaces for new sites and the main site.
~Initial version of Escargot Spaces launches using the foundation of WordPress and BuddyPress with multi-site intergration.