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Author: Halon
Posted: February 18, 2012 (11:21 AM)
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Hey,

If any of you are unaware I have a website that contains archives of most of the major reviewing tournaments that have been hosted on this site since 2004. It is located here:

http://freewebs.com/sportsman30/hgcontests.htm

If you've been to that site before/just visited now you'll notice that it is very poorly done and mostly consists of some crappy copy & paste work. I have no issues with being the webmaster of the archive site but feel that someone can do a better job at this than I can. I am too busy right now to make something fancier and just not very active on this site anymore (my inactivity mostly has to do with my busy schedule and the fact that I don't really play videogames anymore, nothing personal).

Two options spring to mind: First, if anyone wants to take this over and do a better job than I did/am doing feel free to do so. It might be a little bit of work for one person considering that this is eight years of archives but if someone wants to take on this project be my guest. Second, I was thinking about an HG contest wiki that anyone/a group of people can update. This is something that the community can do together and doesn't necessarily require a lot of work from one person. I've been pretty busy lately so I can start this off but it might take some time. If anyone else wants to get this going just let me know. I have all of the contests featured on the archive site saved to my computer as .docx and .txt files.

Well it has been fun and I'm more than willing to keep doing what I've been doing. I just feel that someone more reliable can do a better job than me.

Thanks,

Halon/Sportsman


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Author: jerec
Posted: February 18, 2012 (02:18 PM)
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The index page loads (with errors) but I can't get any of the tournaments to load. So yeah, I hope someone decides to set up a better archive soon.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 18, 2012 (02:21 PM)
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A wiki probably really is the best approach, so it doesn't all fall on one person to maintain it. That would be my recommendation, at least.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: February 18, 2012 (07:53 PM)
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I don't know how to manage an archive or a website, so I'd probably feel better about a Wiki as well.


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Author: Halon
Posted: February 19, 2012 (09:58 AM)
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Cool, if someone wants to get this going I can start adding the pages once it's set up and all. My wiki experience consists of editing Wikipedia once or twice many years ago, but it shouldn't take me too long to figure it out and add everything.

Or I'll start it up eventually, though I'm not quite sure when "eventually" is.


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