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is this site still being developed?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by crazedcougar, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. crazedcougar

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    Since oz02 closed the other topic, ill reprase here.

    Is there still a web designer working for this site? Who? If not, does anyone know who the last person to work on this site was, who is responsible? :?:

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Capcy

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    I wouls take a guess at that Darky done this but you would probably have to ask VG or a mod
     
  3. oz02

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    The site was designed by Darky29 using phpbb and his own code. He still owns (and pays for) the site, but he rarely visits and it is almost impossible to contact him.
     
  4. Rui

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    If you want to find Darky, go travel through the realms of Blizzard lol.

    -Rui
     
  5. DeadDogNoGoWoof

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    oh its quite easy to contact him and ask him to do something.
    as to how long it will take...
     
  6. Mecheon

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    Darky, and whenever the hell he wants

    The site's actual eventual design has been unchanged for ages. Its not like there's anything wrong with it
     
  7. ZombieLordzero

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    i think its more of a question of who to ask if something doesnt work as intented, aka if the server gets overloaded with requests 24/7, what can be done with the existing code to streamline the page generation (and thus reducing server load) or if the site needs a dedicated server (or more servers).

    all you would realy need to buy/fund a bigger server/more servers is a tip jar asking for donations (less than $10, of ammounts $1, $2, $5, $10 or something along those lines) on the map/file description pages, but never make the donation a requirement to download the file. just have a message on the main page asking nicely to (please support our site)
     
  8. olofmoleman

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    I agree that the code has to be cleaned a bit, and bugs need fixing. and since Darky is the only one that can fix that, it's probably going to take a while.

    But lately Darky has been apearing sometimes to fix somethings that were realy needed, and then he goes back to WoW again.
     
  9. Capcy

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    @ZombieLordzero: if you look on the main page there is a paypal button thats how you donate, altho it seems that not every1 takes any notice of it. At the moment darky pays from what he gets from links that he hosts and his own pocket so anymore servers might just be ruled out.
     
  10. ZombieLordzero

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    lol, right under my nose, but it is also in an easy to miss place. the donate button is nice, but what i was thinking about was more like this:

    http://thisweekintech.com/

    the side bar on the right. one click for a recurring donation every month or once a year. the placement of the bar is right at the top, equal level with the rest of the page and the news content (aka the stuff you want to see/use). So a 3 line box with 3 donation options below Download this: and Important Note: would place the donation buttons in an easily reconizable place but not impeed the download.
     
  11. Capcy

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    Well you could PM Darky about your idea or VG. I forgot to say also the google ads are also an income point so make sure you CLICK them.