Wallpapers, Web Development

Moon magic

That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. –Neil Armstrong

It’s been 40 years since the first man has landed on the moon! To show Neil’s great achievement for all humans, the Poptropica Creators have put together an awesome ”Moon Scene” wallpaper. To set it as your desktop wallpaper, right-click on the image below and select the ‘Set as background’ option. To see the wallpaper in full size, click here. Thanks for the update, Cool Wing.


Like what you see above? The Creators are also going to be adding an astronaut costume (probably like the one you see in the picture) to the Poptropica Store next week, so have your credits ready! It’s not likely, but I hope the ”special action” for this costume will be flying! And maybe when you fly, you’ll have that white streak following behind you, as seen in the wallpaper.

Speaking of the awesome powers of the moon, did anyone hear about or see the sun eclipse?

Sun Eclipse

Also, Poptropica Help Blog is almost going to celebrate our one-year anniversary, which will be on July 26! Last year on July 26, 2008, Scary Tomato created this blog to help others with the game Poptropica. PHB is nowΒ nearly one year old, so get ready for an awesome celebration of cookies!

In other news, the good old WordPress smilies are back! Thanks to Shaggy Tornado for spotting this. Head on over to our Typing Tricks page if you need help with using smilies in your comments!

However, yesterday we suffered the loss of one extremely helpful and kind staff member, Grumpy Wolf. He has retired from writing on the PHB and from playing Poptropica.Β His Poptropica account will be given out in a contest hosted by the Poptropica Help Blog, which we are going to do soon. Thanks for all your great contributions, Wolf!

In GW’s last post, which spoke of his resignation, there has been some confusion for why he is leaving. In truth, Grumpy Wolf told the PHB on Gmail that he would be leaving the PHB and Poptropica. He says he’s not sure why exactly, but some part of his mind just wants to. As Angry Berry said, ”He doesn’t have to tell. Let’s give him privacy.” Click here for more information.

According to a PHB commenter, x aka moody skull, people had been making fun of some PHB staff for being inactive in the Poptropica Help Forum chatroom.Β The PHF chatroom was not made for this reason, and if anyone is seen being rude to other people, or making mean comments there, they will be blocked from using the chatroom.

What Moody Skull saw has been confirmed by a post on another Poptropica blog, which says:

We’ve recently received shocking news that says that Grumpy Wolf Β hasn’t been very active on the PHB lately! Some people are saying, and I qoute, β€œR.I.P Grumpy Wolf β€œ. I am here at the PHF chatbox to investigate. Here I am with 2 anonymous members and I asked both of them β€œDo anyone of you think that Grumpy Wolf Β is leaving the PHB?” They both said yes! So there you have it folks. If you want to see for yourself then ask around or ask Grumpy Wolf yourself.

Apparently, Drummer3290 was the one who had ”thought of this first”, according to Drummer’s comment on that blog’s post, which you can read by clicking here. The people who made fun of our staff may have been anonymous users, but making impolite and unkind comments will not be tolerated anywhere.

Another rumor spotted by x aka moody skull was about a user in the chatroom named ”GrumpyWolf”, who claimed that he would come back next year. As much as we’d like for this to happen, the so-called ”GrumpyWolf” was most likely an impersonater, or someone who is faking (a fraud). Impersonation of another person can lead you into serious trouble, so please don’t try it.

We hope that this clears up some of the confusion about our great friend Grumpy Wolf. Grumpy Wolf, we’ll miss you, but we wish you a happy life! πŸ™‚