the new blog's coming along..
we're still testing some things out:
one of the main things is the optional
the team knows there are plenty of
people that have been asking how they
can help, or what can they do with
providing their time, equipment, and expertise,
along with finances.
we felt that we could be 100%
self funded for the majority of the work.
and we have been.
i'm not requesting any of it,
or need it personally.
but for the sake of the other team
members. we felt that making it an
option to offset some of the hardware
upgrades and the time spent will be
worth it. it WILL help speed up the
process towards completion and
also for finishing the future projects
we have planned out for the rest
of the trilogy, and more!
again, this is completely optional.
we'll still keep working on the project
regardless, and we know that anyone
that is interested will stick with this
just for moral support and encouragement.
but if you know you want to help out,
and you can, there is a means to do that now.
we have implemented a new
commenting system (through disqus).
which is a lot more advanced than
just simple replies and nested ones.
you can star favorite comments,
AND just like most current blogs,
you can upvote and downvote
comments based on your opinions.
that way, even those people that
don't have anything to say. or just
feel that someone else has a good
thought, can put a +1 or -1 vote
WE HAVE NEVER had trolls, spam,
or disrespectful comments on our
that doesn't mean that we don't have
disagreements, difference of opinions,
or have posted wrong or misleading,
and maybe unclear thoughts before.
but, we want to encourage even
more feedback on comments, and
also have a better idea about what
we had about 60-75 active members
on the last blog.
we're shooting for maybe the same or
if we push it maybe a 100. there shouldn't
be a limit this time around.
also, it's not just a numbers game.
we want people to particpate like they
did last time. i know more than half of
the people made efforts to participate.
we want to see more of that.
why no facebook, twitter, etc.
sorry, none of us use those,
so unless there's a clear advantage to
them, i don't forsee it happening.
what about privacy, security, etc
we expect the same amount of privacy
and courtesy as last time.
by all means, please show your friends,
and tell them about this. but don't post
the material on youtube, vimeo, etc.
in any case most of those sites just
flag them for copyright violation and take
them down regardless at times. (not sure
about private links).
if you create derivative works from unfinished
screenshots,videos etc. you can share them
over there. but please don't post those publicly
as far as news regarding the fate of
the raw files, and distribution. that's
still left in undecided status as it's
become more of a low-level priority
over finishing the project and
handling that first. in all likelihood
it will be available on a very limited
basis at our discretion.
comments and thoughts
likewise, whatever discussions and comments
are made there.. (unless they reference public
OT.com ones).. will stay there.
there will be some crossover about milestones
and other other events. but details, pictures,
and other information, should never be mirrored
or brought up here.
i think this has been the standard for most preservation
projects of this nature. and we used a standard
set of rules also when you joined last time.
there will be a new one for this site to.
final thoughts and questions.
if you want to know something specifically
that isn't addressed here. please ask.
we'll get back to you promptly.