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    ·  Who Built Dragons Valley?
    ·  What is Dragons Valley?
    ·  I do not like the theme of this site, it's too brown and hurts my eyes.
    ·  How do I use the dragon-wiki on this site?
    ·  I noticed that there is a member galleries section, how do I get a gallery?
    ·  I noticed that your site has some banners , may I add mine?

    ·  Who Built Dragons Valley?

    Jafira Dragon is the administrator of Dragons Valley, as he feels that it is important for others to know about the administrator of any community and what they stand for, he has added a brief time line into the faq.

    Jafira was a late comer to the Internet first gaining access in the year 1998. Upon gaining access Jafira quickly discovered Altfandra and other dragon themed websites. Jafira always believing himself to have had a spiritual connection with dragons vowed to make a dragon based website as well.

    In 2001, Jafira took classes in web design, (his results were poor to say the least) and created a small geocities page, introducing himself and his dragon persona's as well as some fictional stories and artwork. -

    In 2003 he opened a larger more appealing site at http://www.jafiradragon.com/index2.htm  From there on in he had a small message board within his site but was never able to obtain sufficient traffic or become well known. Furthermore the main forum that Jafira constructed was so plagued by spam-bots that he eventually just gave up.

    For many years Jafira lurked on communities such as Draconic, Tysha's Dragonforum, Draconomicon, Dragons Empire, Silverdragonsbreath, Silverdragonsden, Rashans, NTTS, DMBH, Nukapai's and Dragon Realms, however due to a personal issue concerning shyness he was never able to remain active for more then a few months.

    In 2003 Jafira met Mojo Lahojo (Smotri) who acted as a mentor and friend to him, as well Jafira later came into contact with others in his neighborhood who had otherkin style beliefs. These new friends helped Jafira to better his social skills and begin to slowly overcome his problem with shyness.

    As far as Jafira's interest in Dragons goes, he studied them on line and off for most of his life and has gained an extensive collection of dragon literature, as well as collections of dragon themed media, artwork, statues, and a variety of other dragon collectibles. Always the dragon fanatic Jafira often wore dragon themed clothing and pendants, gaining the ire of his more conservative family members and instructors.

    In 2004, Jafira fantasized about uniting all of the dragon communities on the web into one large super-site, he published his vision in a project Titled New Alftandra. - http://www.jafiradragon.com/NAFD/NAFD.htm
    This dream however was later deemed unnecessary as the dragon sister sites that existed online at the time fulfilled the need. Furthermore it was figured that a variety was indeed better then one all encompassing site.

    In 2007 Jafira obtained the means to build Dragons Valley. However the software which he was given to do such was several years out of date. Although it had surprising support and fanfare from the admins of neighboring communities, the first variation of Dragons Valley quickly collapsed under the weight of it's security flaws and Jafira was forced to abandon the project. One year later after obtaining a more recent version of the technology and gathering up the proper resources Jafira quietly re-opened Dragons Valley in 2008.

    That concludes a brief history of who Jafira is.

    Further things you should know include: Jafira is still extremely shy, his political views are liberal, his religious views are fairly new age, he is an art fanatic but is pained by the fact that he himself cannot draw, he is a fantasy writer and explores during most of his free time, he is poor at web-design and doesn't know what the hell he is doing, he seldom watches TV and is media inept, he loves snakes almost as much as he loves dragons, and lastly he is obviously considered to be a loser offline. For Further information, visit his homepage or contact him directly. Meh.

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    ·  What is Dragons Valley?

    Dragons Valley is a dragon themed community designed to provide a gathering place for dragon enthusiasts to come together, exchange ideas and have fun. It was primarily designed to be a refuge for those who have a strong interest in dragons, or happen to have dragon spiritual beliefs. Dragons Valley was inspired by such sites as AltFanDragons, Tysha’s Dragon Forum, Draconity.org and Dragon Realms.

    In the Spring of 2007 Dragons Valley appeared on line for the first time, it was active for less then a month, and had great support from seasoned administrators from other forums. However it had a very rough start and many problems occurred. Jafira worked many sleepless nights, whenever he didn't have college or work, In the end however, a security vulnerability caused irreparable damage and this site was lost.

    Jafira exhausted from the sleepless month of coding and failure decided to take a long break from the web. One year later in the spring of 2008, Dragons Valley returned for round two, and we are hoping this time it will be successful.

    In Regards to draconity:
    Some individuals may feel a spiritual connection with dragons, or have a personal belief system based around dragons, others may personally believe themselves to be a dragon in mind or spirit, further information can be obtained by reading the accompanying draconity faq.

    In Regards to the forum:
    Although dragon spirituality is a primary aspect of this community, it is not the sole purpose. Dragons Valley has been designed to cater to anyone who has an interest in dragons, not simply those who have dragon spiritual beliefs.

    Our forums have locations for role playing, general discussions, entertainment, debates and so on. Only one location is based specifically on dragon spiritual beliefs and that would be the draconity board. So long as we can all mutually agree to respect each others personal beliefs there should not be a conflict.

    Where the name came from:
    The name Dragon Valley was based off of a valley paradise from my old stories. It is based of the homeland of my dragon Korageth, a realm personal to me. I named the community after my fictional paradise the Tycosian Valley  – "Dragons Valley, a dragons paradise."

    It has come to my attention recently that there is a “dragons valley” within Second Life, I assure you that I was not aware of that until fairly recently and that I find it neat, but must iterate that it has no relation to this site other then name and association to dragons.

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    ·  I do not like the theme of this site, it's too brown and hurts my eyes.

    I took consideration of the site's theme and how it may effect different users. In preparation for the sites opening, I took the time to upload a variety of themes for a variety of needs.
    At the time of this writing, there are currently fifteen seperate themes available after registration, more themes may be added in the future.

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    ·  How do I use the dragon-wiki on this site?

    I did my best to find a compatible wiki program for Dragons Valley, however due to my inexperience in such manners I could only find a primitive wiki..

    To use it simply click on the edit option of any page or category and type your information. Using html is not necessary, but if used within your writings it may allow for added page effects.

    To create a new page in any category simply type [[your new page]] in the edit box and a link to a new page will appear.
    Due to the risk of abuse, I have locked the dragon wiki from non-members. I am trusting you all to act responsibly and not abuse this tool, please be mature about this.

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    ·  I noticed that there is a member galleries section, how do I get a gallery?

    The Members Gallery feature installed into Dragons Valley only requires that you create a personal album before art can be uploaded.
    This option is available to all registered members, simply sign in, click the member galleries link from the menu and check out your options, it is all fairly simple, any questions just PM Jafira. 

    *Bug Report: When posting artwork to your album, the description for your image will not post when you click upload, you will have to Edit the image and re-write or add your description. We apologize for the inconvience..

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    ·  I noticed that your site has some banners , may I add mine?

    The banners at the top and right side of the page lead to sites that offer direct dragon services, such as community, web-directories, artwork, dragon products, etc. I would like to only portray sites that have the most benefit to our members.

    However I can understand the need for smaller sites to attract traffic to get started, therefore I encourage those interested to contact Jafira and perhaps we can discuss a deal, don’t be afraid to ask.

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