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Friday, 20 April 2018

Season 4 Finale

Hello all.

So, as you have most definitely noticed, there has been a severe lack of any kind of posts or activity from the society for the past two months. No scammers, no updates, no community service, nothing. Vic and I owe you an explanation for this.
We’ll cut right to the chase - the society just isn’t working out as much as we wanted it to. Referring back to the post we made in November, some of the points there ended up coming back to haunt us after the ball started rolling.

For starters, scam catching itself feels like an awful laborious chore now. It’s not a hobby, it’s not a fun little thing we do to help the community, it’s just an excruciating experience that we want nothing to do with anymore. Confronting scammers, getting evidence, and writing posts is absolutely draining, which is far from the mindset we had initially going into this. Just dealing with the game’s community induces much more anger and stress than we’d like it to.

Not only that, but we also feel like the society’s purpose is obsolete considering the current state of Animal Jam itself. The game’s diminishing funds and lack of staff that actually care has resulted in its livelihood hanging by a thread for the last several months. There really isn’t much point pouring hours of hard work into a game that we all know isn’t going to last much longer.

There’s also the fact that it gets harder and harder to care about the game with each passing update. For us personally, there’s nothing of substance that would make us want to ever come back to it. We both have other activities that we’d rather indulge in than go on the game at all. We had a good, albeit short run with the Discord server. Despite all the people interested in joining and helping out, it just wasn’t the same as it once was, and we don’t think it ever will be. Things are changing, we’re getting older, and overall, it’s just an infinitely different experience.

It goes hand in hand with the general problem of trying to steer this whole ship with only two people at the wheel. The reason the society managed to stay afloat back in 2016 was that we had a team of people working on it, cooperating to make sure needs were met and things were getting done. But when you only have two half disinterested people with their own important things to do, it immediately becomes apparent just how hard being a single parent to a family of several dozen people is.

All of this, combined with our own piles of personal things we have to deal with has just boiled down to nothing getting done and nobody wanting to get anything done.

With that, we regret to inform you that we are permanently closing down the society. Maintaining it is tiring and stressful and none of us in higher ranks really want to do it. However, we appreciate your interest and dedication in our cause. If you are still interested in joining a group similar to what we strive to be, I would like to direct you all to the Animal Jam Special Agents Stopping Scammers, our sister society run by one of my friends. Our Discord server will stay up for now as just a general Animal Jam chat room, but we don’t quite know how active it’ll be. The blog will also be staying up for old time’s sake.

We’ll be signing off for the last time today. Thank you for these rocky, stressful, but all-in-all enjoyable four and a half years, I’ll never forget them or the experiences we all had here. Now go out and have a good time.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Removal of the Chat Rooms

Hello everyone, Dan here. As we promised with the release of our public Discord server, we will soon be purging the xat chat rooms from our website after almost 4 years. The chat rooms are outdated in terms of functionality and don't even work correctly across all devices, while Discord is versatile and constantly being updated. It also provides tighter moderation and an easier system for the society to keep track of things. If you have not already, and you wish to keep up to date with us, I suggest you make an account and join.

Both chat rooms will be officially removed from the website on February 25th. After that, they will be completely unavailable to the public.
See you on the Discord!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Agent Play Fired

Agent Play was fired today at 9:03 PM PST. They were charged with verbal assault. We will not be releasing any further information at this time.

Monday, 29 January 2018

wolfygamerxx521 (Non-member)

The events of this post occurred on January 6th, 2018 at approximately 3:15 PM PST

Hey all you goobers, it's me Vic and today we have a scammer caught by one of our rookies, purplepenguinskater. They were trading in Jamaa Township when they saw wolfygamerxx521 advertising a giveaway at their den, supposedly giving away the items on their wolf. They were doing a typical "trust" scam, promising that they would trade back "rare items" and insisting that it wasn't actually a scam. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Stylishx (Member)

The events of this post occurred on January 25th, 2018 at approximately 3:12 PM PST

Hey all, Dan here. I was in Coral Canyons when I saw Stylishx pulling the "gift me I gift you back" scam. Someone else, xxhappyx, was already confronting them, so I decided to join in.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Play Wild - magicjammer99 (Member)

The events of this post occurred on January 23rd, 2018 at approximately 11:52 PM PST

Hello all, Dan here with my very first scammer caught on Play Wild - magicjammer99. I was just buying some things at the Bunnies Only party when someone came into my den. I wasn't in that big of a rush, so I went to check it out.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Item Guide Contributors Wanted

Hello all, it's Dan here. As some of you may know, the society's item guide for the differences between glitched items and their normal counterparts is quite outdated. Due to the fact that AJHQ doesn't know what coding is, there are new glitched and unreleased variants of items every second week and we haven't been able to keep up with them. It doesn't help that the society was dormant for almost an entire year.
Since most of our higher ups aren't big on the trading scene, we're looking to you, the viewers, for information on glitched items. If you know of glitched items, have images we can add to the guide, or specific ways to tell the differences between some items, please comment them on the Item Guide page or on the #item-guide-contributions channel on our Discord.
If you have any buddies who may have additional knowledge, ask them to contact us.

Thank you!