Introducing the control panel: A supporters and Hypixel staff members only area


Hello reader,
As you may have noticed lately, I have added a new section to my site, the control panel!
This section is accessible exclusively for both Hypixel staff members and supporters of my website! If you are a staff member or supporter, then you can register your account here. Be sure to write your API key down somewhere, as you will need it in the progress of registering - Anyone could enter your UUID, but not your API key. It's a simple form of verification :)
I currently offer the following two options:
  • Reset cached skins
  • Shield customization
  • If applicable, access to new websites or services that are being tested 
With the reset cached skins option, you can purge the skin cache for yourself to make sure my website will immediately fetch the most recent skin from your account - this might be useful if you have just changed your skin and don't want to wait before it gets updated on the signatures (it can take up to two weeks!). The shield customization option allows you to choose a different 'shield' emblem that shows up on your signature, making it easier to let others know that you're cool :)

How to get a shield

First things first, you'll need to create an account first, so you can log in and store your preferences. You can create your account here, but keep in mind that only staff members and website supporters are able to register. To become a supporter or read more about it, you can do so here.
After you've signed yourself up for an account, you can log in. If, for whatever reason, you forget your password, you can always reset it at this location. When logged in, you'll be presented a page similar to the attached screenshot in this post. Click one of the shields or its accompanying radio buttons to select it, and then press the button labeled 'Save'. Congratulations, you have successfully chosen a shield for display on your signatures! Changes will take effect immediately.

Be sure to leave your suggestions for new shields in the comment section below!
As part of the MKOIAWTR* I'd also like to publish my current to-do list here:
  • Make some kind of beta available for DDIYS (so no interface yet)
  • Finish that unannounced small animated stats image that you may have seen in my signature
  • Fix small main statistics text out of image boundaries.
  • Release TKR signature
  • Create a 'normal' Blitz signature.
  • Add a small SkyWars signature
  • Randomize the order of the reviews on the index page.
  • Add a guild signature (with guild stats or members)
  • Add an even smaller main signature (with only the stats located on the left side of the main signature)
  • Signature with Skywars kit levels and possibly cages too?
  • Blitz kits signature (of course something original then)
  • Crazy Walls signature(s)
*Max Korlaar Once In A While Transparency Report

Edit: Added the register link

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  • Commenter's avatar

    Max Korlaar

    2015-10-15 19:43:40

    Staff members and website supporters may also suggest new shields, and I will look into adding them if they sound cool :)

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    destruc7i0n

    2015-11-02 01:36:34

    This is fancy, these comments. Do you compress the message? What if I type like 500 words?

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    Max Korlaar

    2015-11-02 20:05:45

    I don't compress them. You're free to type 500 words:
    "The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. The word "potato" may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.[2] In the Andes, where the species is indigenous, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region approximately four centuries ago,[3] and have since become an integral part of much of the world's food supply. It is the world's fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice.[4] The green leaves and green skins of tubers exposed to the light are toxic.

    Wild potato species occur throughout the Americas from the United States to southern Chile.[5] The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations,[6] but later genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species proved a single origin for potatoes in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia (from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex), where they were domesticated approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago.[7][8][9] Following centuries of selective breeding, there are now over a thousand different types of potatoes.[8] Over 99% of the presently cultivated potatoes worldwide descended from varieties that originated in the lowlands of south-central Chile, which have displaced formerly popular varieties from the Andes.[10][11]

    However, the local importance of the potato is variable and changing rapidly. It remains an essential crop in Europe (especially eastern and central Europe), where per capita production is still the highest in the world, but the most rapid expansion over the past few decades has occurred in southern and eastern Asia. As of 2007 China led the world in potato production, and nearly a third of the world's potatoes were harvested in China and India.[12]"
    Source: Potato. (2015, October 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:05, November 2, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Potato&oldid=687447784