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« on: April 03, 2010, 03:23:48 AM »

You may or may not have noticed that the "Home" button on the navigation bar no longer takes you to the forum index, and there's now a separate "Forum" button.  That's because Golden Sun Hacking Community is about to undergo a big change, the addition of a website which will be seamlessly integrated with the forums able to pull data off of them, and even use the theme you have selected in your profile.  Don't worry though, the actual forums themselves will remain largely untouched.

One thing I'd also like to do as part of this is to rework the downloads section to make it more integrated with the rest of the site.  Although it's a very nice feature it doesn't seem like people are even using it at all, they're just posting their downloads as attachments to topics on the forum instead.  Although I have a rough idea of what I'd like to do, any suggestions on how to go about fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to need a couple writers to help build the informational pages on the website about the editor, Golden Sun games, and our community.  I haven't fully decided what all will be included about the games, whether we'll just have a brief synopsis of them along with information on glitches, and some trivia that was discovered about them through hacking, or have a detailed guides of all the items, attacks, enemies, locations, e.t.c. for them.  That depends on what the writers want to do, although I'll likely automate some of the data gathering process if we choose to go that detailed.  To apply for a job as a writer send me an example of your work, preferably through personal message.  A brief summary of one of the games, characters, locations, or anything encyclopedic in nature will do.  Insightfulness, writing style (personality?), as well as spelling & grammar will all be taken into account.  I'd also like to include a detailed guide on the use of the Golden Sun TLA Editor on the website as well, though I haven't decided if I want to do that myself or pass it off to someone else yet.


EDIT: Just to clarify, HTML experience is not needed to apply.  I'll handle the layout & formatting of the pages, you'll only have to write the actual information on them.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 11:32:38 AM »

By work, you mean something that we have written, right? I might apply for a website writing position, but I do not know how busy I will be this weekend.

As for the downloads section, why not just add a "Miscellaneous" section on the main page, and then add things like affiliates, downloads, etc.? For downloads, I would separate it into sections, like...

Downloads;
Golden Sun
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Universal
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Other
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Something like this might help. Of course, I am not sure if "Other" should be included on a website solely based on Golden Sun.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 11:39:10 AM »

I take it you didn't even realize we already have a downloads section >_<
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 12:54:48 PM »

I have known about it for a while, but you said...

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One thing I'd also like to do as part of this is to rework the downloads section to make it more integrated with the rest of the site.


In fact, the reason why I have not placed my hack in that section is because I want to develop it first.

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 08:17:46 PM »

I look at the downloads tab once a month to see if anything changes, but it never does. Reason I haven't uploaded my hack to it is because I want to finish it before I add it to that section, HOWEVER, in my next update I shall add it to the list, just for you :D
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 01:28:39 AM »

I would love to help out if I may!
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 04:24:03 AM »

I can't wait to see a sample of your work then.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 01:56:20 PM »

I could help out aswell, seeing as the only thing I'm currently doing is playing Bioshock on my XBOX.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2010, 09:31:36 AM »

 Exclamation I would also love to help... if you need more people, that is. I sent a PM to Role, applying for being a contributor for the main project. If i am accepted, then maybe I'll start with a document for the website. Just give me a few words about what you want to put on there, and I'll write something up with the proper links and information. I'm also wonder what sort of spelling the site will use. I am Canadian, so personally, I use Canadian spelling. I can do U.S. spelling too, if that is what you would rather use.  Alex
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2010, 02:14:31 PM »

Don't tell me you's have your own way of spelling also.... cough cough, nothing like the original....
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 07:03:37 PM »

The Canadian English spellings are closer to the UK (like with color vs. colour), but are still different (and no method is correct over the other, though English in one country is generally preferred if it is what is usually used in that country).

Before getting too off topic though, I do have a question. Atrius? Are you going to make a list of who is helping out with the website, or is it going to be a private group (as for who is writing articles, etc.)?

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 07:40:00 PM »

Don't tell me you's have your own way of spelling also.... cough cough, nothing like the original....
I think everyone does, just to be national jerks. Irate Original English spelling used to be comprised of what people thought the words should be spelled like. Until a few people got tired of it and invented a dictionary, English was a flying mess. People ended up making the dictionaries for their communities and provinces, and thus English spelling ended up being different depending on where you go. Happy

The Canadian English spellings are closer to the UK (like with color vs. colour), but are still different (and no method is correct over the other, though English in one country is generally preferred if it is what is usually used in that country).

Before getting too off topic though, I do have a question. Atrius? Are you going to make a list of who is helping out with the website, or is it going to be a private group (as for who is writing articles, etc.)?

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I have an option that will allow me to change the spell check on OpenOffice, so I can use that to suit the needs of the website. Happy I have noticed that the spelling seems closer for Canada and the UK, but it's pretty radically different if you look at US v.s. Canadian spellings.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 10:29:18 PM »

How about a Golden Sun Wiki? I know there is a big one already, but... We could be a much bigger website like how SonicRetro is.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2010, 09:04:58 AM »

The website is completely separate from the community hack project, you'll have to apply for them separately.  There will be a list on the site of people that helped create it.

As for nationality spelling to use, if the viewing statistics for the Youtube videos I've uploaded are any indication of our audience American comes in first place at 47% with Canadian following in second at only 8%

I have no intentions of doing anything as in-depth as a Wiki. I simply don't have the right resources to host it on the same server as our forums & website, and I support the existing Golden Sun wiki, I certainly don't mean to oppose them.
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 09:19:53 AM »

As for nationality spelling to use, if the viewing statistics for the Youtube videos I've uploaded are any indication of our audience American comes in first place at 47% with Canadian following in second at only 8%

Looks like I'll have to change my settings for that then. ^^ I love how one click of a button can change what is right and wrong in the English language. XD
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