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Post WARNING: A new site is coming
So I have been promising this for years but at the moment I believe my hand is forced: I am updating the site to a new version of wordpress and everything is gonna be changed to a simpler format. Currently, I don't know if some of the features I wanted will be possible--it turned out some implementations were a lot harder than I presumed, such as multi-language feature (though I will endeavor to add something that will help).

One thing I honestly have no idea how to transfer over are old on-site comments or newsposts. If you want to save those, I'd suggest you grab them now.

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can't wait for the day!!!^^

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That'll be trouble for the roleplays?

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That's awesome, looking ahead for the long awaited new website! :D The cast page urges an update. ;)

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That'll be trouble for the roleplays?

Of course not, since this is the forum, not the website. ;) Rick is talking about the comments present in the older strips, when was possible post comments directly in the website.

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This forum will have to be updated eventually but HOPEFULLY importing is more doable since forum tables are pretty regular

Here is something I'm not certain I can do: import the hover text. This might have to be done manually. If someone could furnish a list of all comics' hovertext I would be extremely grateful.

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I would be legitimately amazed if someone had the hover texts compiled.

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The Alt Text Compendium theoretically has everything from the first alt text until part way through Gallifrax. The rest should all be documented in the thread for that particular strip. It'd just take time to go through everything.

We have folks with way too much time on their hands here, D-Rock :3

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:shock:

Well, uh, that's pretty extensive.

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Good time to get my Prideland topic backed up :3

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Ooooh~! I wonder what the new site will look like :D

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Crux wrote:
Ooooh~! I wonder what the new site will look like :D


Same, i'm excited!

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I have too much time on my hands, I'll give archiving the alt text a shot.

Edit: Done.


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If you need help with anything at all just ask, Rick!

I think we could assign people a set of arcs from where to get the alt text and format it the same so that passing it to a database shouldn't be very hard.

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I've prepared a text file of all the alt-texts of all the strips in the website. Check it here, the special characters are included and I've also fixed some missing capital letters. Download it and open it with Notepad++, so to see and copy each row in a comfortable way.

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Cesco wrote:
I've prepared a text file of all the alt-texts of all the strips in the website. Check it here, the special characters are included and I've also fixed some missing capital letters. Download it and open it with Notepad++, so to see and copy each row in a comfortable way.

You da real MVP. Seriously, nice work!

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Oh, if only you'd posted a few hours earlier, I could have saved a bunch of time. :lol: Anyway, I guess we now have two copies.


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Post Re: WARNING: A new site is coming
Losing the old non-forum comments is going to suck :( I'm trying to figure out a way to backup the news posts, especially the prose stuff like All The King's Men and the Sabrina stories.


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Is there a way to save the site from a certain date? I'm sure there's a program for that.

It will be nice to have an updated cast page for sure, though. :)

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Post Re: WARNING: A new site is coming
Douglas Collier wrote:
Is there a way to save the site from a certain date? I'm sure there's a program for that.

It will be nice to have an updated cast page for sure, though. :)

Well depending on what you mean by "save the site from a certain date". If you want a snapshot of how a page looked some time ago, archive.org is what you're looking for. If you want to backup the whole page with all the comics, comments, forum threads and profile pictures... That's other matter that only Rick or Ikani could do (Or someone with a lot of free time and bandwidth)

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