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RW101 - help requested

Post by petec » Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:10 pm

As many of you know, as well as this forum, there is actually a website at robotwars101.org. Those who have been around a few years will know that the website has been in gradual decline over the last three years due to other pressures on my time. As a result, a lot of the editorial work has slipped or even disappeared.

Well, finally I've realised I can't catch up without some help, so if anyone would like to provide some time to the site - either a little bit of help or a significant investment - please leave me a message here or contact me at robotwars101@lineone.net .

The kind of tasks I'm looking for are editorial data entry (large amounts of data and pictures on Battlebots, RW, ants and feathers missing), updates of robot profiles, checking links and also possibly a revamp of some sections of the site. For a lot of the jobs, no or little experience of HTML is required. All work will be subject to me checking it.

As a not for profit org, I can't offer to pay anyone for their time, although they would be welcome to DVD's of events old and new.
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:02 pm

Got absolutely no experience of web maintanence Pete, but plenty of free time and will. If you can use me, count me in.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:59 pm

I can help Pete, I've done loads of "real" web sites (e.g maidenerlegh.com) and I can manage a bit of Javascript and Perl. and use Dreamweaver and Frontpage. I also maintain a phpbb forum so let me know whatever you want done.

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Post by Flippt » Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:58 pm

and use Dreamweaver and Frontpage. I also maintain a phpbb forum so let me know whatever you want done.
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Post by Simon Windisch » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:16 pm

Well fair enough mate, and I wrote a couple of sites with notepad, and I know you're being a little tounge-in-cheek, but how long would you say it would take you to write http://maidenerlegh.comcoding in HTML only?

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Post by Flippt » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:25 pm

Well, give a year: 6 Months to read all those god dammit guides I can find, 5 months to come up with that I can see the codes from the site via IE, 5 minutes to realize it dosen't work. Half the time that is left to ask freinds that dosent know a sh-t of HTML becuase the use geocities and frontpage! And rest of the time to think out a way to confess and still keep my dignity :)

PS: I havent used html for a long time now, a year since I did a site, and half a year I updated my old site. (wich I still link to in my profile)

PS: Is it just me, or does this forum have a "anti-bad word" program? I tried to write "sh't" (with an i) and the forum changed it to "sausage"!
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Post by petec » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:40 pm

:-) - ah, someone finally noticed.....yup, all your favorite words get changed....
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Post by petec » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:44 pm

Simon/Dave thanks for the offers. I'll sort out a schedule of things that needs to be done and be in touch with you. I think initial tasks may be things like checking and updating links and pictures for robots and adding results. I've got tools that allow updating of some things, such as battle data, robot profiles, etc so you don't need lots of knowledge.

Flippt, were you volunteering or just commenting on HTML - I wasn't clear.
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Post by Flippt » Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:35 pm

It all depends. If you need a server going for 24/7 I got one running at home, but due a problem with internet connection I cant ensure a fully functional server....
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Post by petec » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:16 pm

No, I've got a hosting deal, thanks which I would say offers great up time...but they just wrote to me to say they are going to upgrade the systems.....:-)
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Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:43 pm

I would be very willing to learn, being a student and having a long summer. I have exams comming up(well the RR event is in the middle of them:P)

But after that i would be very willing to help pete.
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Post by bobblebot » Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:00 pm

I would offer, but with SATs next week and my site to finish and learning PHP, my free time is serverly lacking, sorry :)

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Post by Bigshot team capt » Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:37 pm

I'll gladly help out, where I can (I have far too much free time at teh moment, and any worthwhile way of filling it is always welcome). Can use Frontpage fairly well. Only have 56K though, so large amounts of pictures are out of the question...

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Post by petec » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:55 am

Simon, Dave, Bigshot - I've created a new forum called RW Maintenance Group. It is a restricted group where I will post information about work that needs doing and we can communicate. I will make other people members as I need to, but I don't want to broadcast this information.

Simon, I've upgraded you to a moderator on all forums. Let me know if you want to be added to the admin group - of which there are few!
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Post by Adam Hargreaves » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:34 am

Pete-sorry to be a pain, but I've just had a bit of a cookie screw-up on this machine, and it basically killed my Bigshot account (and all my other accounts on the other forums I visit). God knows what happened...

Anyway, could you swap the Bigshot Team Capt account for this one, in the restricted topic please?

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