The four main 'Fan Project’ sections have recently undergone a re-organisation of sorts - along with their respective ‘Index & Help Threads’…
Near on every thread in the four main ‘Fan Project’ sections is now marked up to indicate their purpose and also their status; ie, whether they are ‘info’ threads, ‘info or help wanted’ threads, ‘help: looking for…’, or project threads - whether at the ‘idea’ stage, a ‘WIP’ (a Work In Progress), ‘help wanted’, ‘released’, ‘unfinished’, or ‘on hiatus’ etc.
The pinned ‘Index & Help Threads’ in each of the four ‘Fan Project’ sections… can be used to more easily ascertain which projects are ‘released’, ‘a WIP’, ‘cancelled’, or ‘on hiatus’ etc. As well as featuring some useful or insightful information, discussion, ideas, and any unfinished project threads also listed:-
• Star Wars Preservation | An Index & Help Thread for Star Wars Preservations…
• Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects | An Index & Help Thread for Star Wars Fan Edits and Other Projects…
• Preservation of Other Properties | An Index & Help Thread for Preservation of Other Properties…
• Fan Edits & Projects for Other Properties | An Index & Help Thread for Fan Edits & Projects for Other Properties…
This re-organisation started in April 2020 - and was finished earlier this week; just shy of some 6,600-6,800 threads in total.
A polite request: That fan editors & preservationists keep their project threads (and thread titles) updated as to their status - whether their project is in the… ‘Planning’ or ‘Idea’ stages, if any ‘Help Needed’ is required, is a ‘Work In Progress (WIP)’, or hopefully ‘Finished’ & ‘Released’ - or even unfortunately ‘Unfinished’, ‘Cancelled’ or ‘On Hiatus’ etc.
The site staff also ask that fan editors & preservationists include information in the opening post of their project thread as to how they would like members to ask about obtaining their projects; whether that is by sending them a PM, or asking for link requests in the project thread itself, or by other means. Thank you.
If creating a new thread that is NOT a fan project… please give fellow members a clear idea of what the thread is about. For example, add ‘Query’, or ‘Info’, ‘Discussion’, ‘Help: looking for…’, ‘Help Wanted’, ‘Info Wanted’, ‘Has anyone done a project on X?’, or ‘Idea: for Project X’ etc to the thread title. It annoys members to see lazily titled threads that appear to be projects on here - to open them - and only to find it is some lazy git just looking for a project, or wanting a link, or more info, or wanting someone else to make a project for them etc. Please do not make new threads for which there are project threads already in existence.
If you’d like your project added to the ‘Project Index’ threads please post a link to it in the relevant ‘Project Index’ thread - along with which category it belongs in - and also its current status.
We do ask, as a reminder, that members not post requests for links in threads (unless asked to by the editor / preservationist) - in a bid to try and keep discussions & feedback flowing (rather than have a flurry of ‘Request’ or ‘PM sent’ messages disputing the conversations in these threads). Yet people don’t often take the time to look around to see how this place works (and doesn’t) - or read through the Rules, Help threads, or Indexes before posting. Some ‘hit & runners’ do not care / take any notice anyway.
As has been said before… the moderation staff could post the above link and info in every single project thread on here - and people would still post requests in these threads. Much like the numerous ‘request threads’ for the Despecialized Edits - 40-50 separate request threads merged into a single thread here some time ago (and many more in the site’s Trash Compactor).
There are some impatient or angry people who join the site - such as this pleasant guy here (his later “f*** off and die” etc follow-up post has been removed) - despite him actually being given links to info & links for acquiring the project he was seeking.
I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it?
Also updated is the ‘Toys & Memorabilia’ section - and an ‘Index Thread’ created for it too:-
• Toys & Memorabilia | Collections, Toys and Memorabilia - an Index of Discussion Threads…
^ Threads are now titled as ‘For Sale’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Quote’, ‘Info’, ‘Free’, ‘For Trade’ etc. Or as ‘Discussion’, ‘Info’, ‘Help’, ‘Auction’, & ‘Query’.
Many of the infamous 'Markdown’ posts which once frequented the forums have been removed some time ago. A few may have been overlooked or slipped through our fingers… though anyone is welcome to let the mods know of any such markdown posts remaining (outside of threads talking about Markdown, that is 😉 ) - and we’ll delete or edit them, accordingly.
The same applies for any accidental ‘Double’ or ‘Triple’ posts made on here - and obviously for any spam seen on the site too.
Older ‘DVD cover’ type threads - made before the OT•com had it’s own DVD Art / Case Covers, Disc Labels, and Fan Art section - have now been put in the correct category. This also applies to a few ‘Script Writing & Re-Writing’ projects, and also some older or misplaced Fan Project threads which nave now been moved to their correct / more relevant site sections.
Hopefully the re-organisation / sort through will prove beneficial to everyone interested in the Fan Projects featured on this site - as well as information, queries, and discussions on and about them.
There’ll likely be a few errors, mis-labelled threads, or possibly some overlooked projects even after this re-organisation (some threads were somewhat unclear if a project was actually finished / released, & I’ve very likely made a few errors too whilst going through circa 6800 individual threads). So please do let us know if you see any mistakes or faux pas - and I both deeply and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused for any mistakes I may have made.
As always… we are a community which both requires and benefits from the help and input of each other to maintain and improve this great place. To assist and enhance this Rebel Site and also the glorious band of Rebel Scum who frequent it… 👍
MTFBWY & thank you.
A little patience goes a long way on this old-school Rebel base. If you are having issues finding what you are looking for, these will be of some help…
Welcome to the OriginalTrilogy.com | Introduce yourself in here | Useful info within : About : Help : Site Rules : Fan Project Rules : Announcements
‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com; some info & answers + FAQs - includes info on how to search for projects and threads on the OT•com
A Project Index for Star Wars Preservations (Harmy’s Despecialized & 4K77/80/83 etc) : A Project Index for Star Wars Fan Edits (adywan & Hal 9000 etc)
… and take your time to look around this site before posting - to get a feel for this place. Don’t just lazily make yet another thread asking for projects.