Heres the feedback
I got on my original rant, its nothing technical, just a cut and paste
job with some daft/intelligent comments from me thrown in.
Ok, just sent
u an e-mail asking for a review of Castle, then read rants.
ur eyes water :)
Pingu, always the joker!
I have worked
on different sites and maintain my own site. My own little site has been
up and running for more than a year and half. I feel That the "Quake Community"
is all volunteer so therefore no one is under any obligations. None, Absolutly
None. That means if any wants to quit, redo, abandon, or all together disappear
I say this
because I enjoy what Quake has become and the fun and friendst hat have
come from it. I have no hard feelings when the game is abandoned for real
agree. We are under no oligations to do this, we do it in our spare time
because we enjoy doing it. If someone can't update because, for example,
a drunk driver crashes into their garden then thats fine. (By the way that
did happen to me three weeks ago!)
Just read your
article on dissappearing Quake sites, and I don't have much to contribute
as I agree really - I guess my only comment would be that people who run
sites should try a bit harder just to do tiny updates to keep tell the
public what's going on - something like: "Sorry, no reviews yet. Too busy
with Real Life (tm). Played some levels and will try to do reviews in a
couple of weeks.". I know an update that simple would take all of 10 minutes
max, so I think perhaps site maintainers should make a bit more effort
in that way.
main point of this email, since you did mention some single player review
sites, is to happily inform you that I opened a current Quake1 single player
level review site last week:
you do have to consider though that the reasons may be more than "Too much
homework to do, can't update site" I have more personal reasons, but as
I mentioned in the original rant Smash left for exactly that reason.
even though you might not have wanted to be... I say this because I used
to try and keep my personal website up to date. For Chissakes, it still
has my old frikkin' resume' from before I was even employed... over 2.5
years ago now. Oi, now that I think of it, maybe I'll fix that up, my current
employer might get the wrong idea. Hmm...
Well, I hear
you, and now that I've joined a Clan online (Harbinger's Clan), our Clan
Leader (Malhavoc) informs me that he's got a website up for it (http://www.corvuscorax.org/~jnugent)
... and whoa, it suddenly became an award winning site using dynamic HTML,
PHP3, and all kinds of other doohickey's... We got a server running there
now too using L-Fire (corvuscorax.org:27910), and wooha, what a lot of
time and dedication it takes JUST to keep a Clan site updated and a Q2
server up and running... and I'm not even the poor guy keeping things updated.
I just get to hear Malhavoc say "site updated"..."site updated" two-three
times a day... this guy has a real life, is Clan Leader, helps maintain
the Q2 server, and manages to keep everything balanced to date. Talk about
a lot of work, and I don't think I could do it... So! When you say that
if time does not permit, hey, it is cool... Quake is a game, life is life...
Keep things updated if you can, I know people will read... but if real
life kicks in and, of all things, a webpage for a game suffers a little,
I think I'll be of the quiet crew that understands(you never hear from
us, because we understand) and waits for the next update. In the mean time
folks, let's do something constructive, like frag our buddies and make
_them_ wish our favorite webpages would be updated daily so we'd leave
them alone... heh heh!
[HARB] (a.k.a. Dean Michaud)
Email: [email protected]
Q2 Server: corvuscorax.org:27910
Anyway time is a limiting factor, a website is usually something which
is done in a persons spare time. If more important things come up, then
and sympathize with you on your points about dealing with running
a website. I have a personal site as well as running sites for two chapters
(Diablo and Quake2) of my gaming clan, so I have people after me to update
info all the time. Even though I enjoy it, it is time consuming.
On the other
hand, I feel I have an obligation to uphold towards these sites. After
all, I undertook their creation and maintenance of my own free will. Once
in a while I simply have to ask that people be understanding and not nag
about an update.
all the work you and other sites like MPQ do for us!
greatly with you on your site closure rant as i have been helping on a
few sites and its hard to find time for everything. Now I have basically
stopped everything including making maps, I am still listed as a webmaster
of www.tscenter.com but i never do anything....hmm. Well just like to agree
:) It must be hard doing your job =]
Reach me by
ICQ. My ICQ# is 22051407 or,
Hey I wish
I could be a webmaster and not run a site! (joke!)