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Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on February 26, 2006, 03:44:38 am
A few things hit to bring this to my attention again and I'm finally on enough caffeine to beat the nervousness, so here goes:

The largest thing I would use the webspace for a webcomics list/database & associated materials that I've built.  My shtick being I read every webcomic on the list (or have read for the concluded ones) so each one is at the very least legible (and enough to keep me reading, though that's not saying much).  Also it contains information like Updates/week and a degree of anthro content.
The list can be viewed here: http://savi.cis.drexel.edu/~strom/comics2.php  (the server has been flaky of late, if the database goes dead I can put up a plain HTML version).

I've been starting to add extra content to these pages approximately weekly.  Late last year, I did a series of short fragments of writing discussing a few points that made webcomics more pleasant to read. http://savi.cis.drexel.edu/~strom/writing.html  This year I have tried writing short pieces pointing out small and relatively unknown webcomics of notable quality.  http://savi.cis.drexel.edu/~strom/w_intro.html

More in line with Xepher's normal content, I also am trying to write more substantial material.  Picking out my personal favorites, there's a short story written for transformation-based content: http://spots.flatland.com/jms/w_tf_5.html and I've been keeping up with the RUET story contest.  This one isn't too bad: http://spots.flatland.com/jms/w_tf_6.html

A few other highlights.
Quite old, but not terrible: http://spots.flatland.com/jms/w_es_0.html
Two more recent bits: http://spots.flatland.com/jms/w_tmp.html, http://spots.flatland.com/jms/w_rw_0.html

And that's about it, one Xepher.net hosting application without the start of a webcomic.

Website:
http://savi.cis.drexel.edu/~strom/comics.html for webcomicy things.
http://spots.flatland.com/jms/index.html for the rest.
E-mail: j-strom@verizon.net
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Xepher on February 26, 2006, 05:22:00 am
Hey, a welcome to a fellow TSA member, but just a fair warning. Due to... a lot of things which you can read about in various other posts... applications are open, but are in, shall we say, "indefinite holding pattern" right now. That means, while you're welcomet to apply and others to post and comment on your application, it's quite likely I won't be getting to it (or any others) for a rather long while.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: tickyhead on February 26, 2006, 10:47:00 am
man I never thought I'd meet someone who reads more webcomics than I do, let alone put them all in order on a website. oO Major kudos.

As for your site, I like the idea, but  I couldn't for the life of me couldn't figure out your rating system or what  "obj" meant and it took me a long time to find the key because the link was so small. Granted this may be because it's kind of late here and my brain is hindered by minor pain..... but you may want to consider making the link for the key more....visible, shall we say? Also if it's possible, adding a search option and a way to rearrange the list (you know, like if someone wants to see the comics sorted by update rating or by the furry content), those are completely optional tho :)

other than that, good luck! And remember to be patient, the xepher community is worth the wait :D
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on February 26, 2006, 04:26:35 pm
http://savi.cis.drexel.edu/~strom/params.html  I probably should name it "sort list" rather than "options."  It doesn't do everything you mentioned, but I have to leave something for the next time I feel like fighting PHP.  As for the key, I'll have to give it some thought (too early in the morning for me to think of something).

I'm in no hurry & it's pretty hard to complain when someone is running a free service.  Maybe by the time the holding pattern clears I'll have some slightly better content too.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on May 20, 2006, 07:56:09 pm
Still-Intested Post.

Kind of pathetic though that I only managed 3 updates to the site since the initial post.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on May 24, 2006, 07:12:15 pm
You realize that Altermeta is down indefinately and its archive is now hosted on another web server.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Xepher on May 24, 2006, 09:00:21 pm
Hmmm... Thinking about this one. On the one hand, it's not exactly "content" but on the other, you are doing a good service for those interested in comics.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on May 25, 2006, 01:45:31 pm
Quote from: GabrielsThoughts
You realize that Altermeta is down indefinately and its archive is now hosted on another web server.
I knew it was in stasis, but I havent been doing any checks other than a quick once/month to see if any thing changed.  Can you get me the new archive URL?
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: griever on May 27, 2006, 04:28:45 am
Given that Xepher.net is for artists (and writers), I think your site is highly beneficial.  I could actually see you taking this to a larger community/service type project, but that's just me.  What you've got is cool on its own.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on May 29, 2006, 02:38:50 pm
This is the new, or at least current URL for the Altermeta archive.

 http://test.tisporkdesign.com/altermeta.com/archive.php?comic=0
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on May 29, 2006, 05:09:44 pm
Gratia
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Xepher on June 02, 2006, 08:09:36 am
Okay, I'm gonna say yes. But looking things over, I don't see you giving a user/account name you want. Remember, all lower case, and it will be part of the URL.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on June 03, 2006, 12:49:53 am
!...many thanks!  That was surprizingly quick and painless.

Well I can't think of anything remotly clever, so I suppose "omega0" (unless digits pose a problem, then "omega") does what's needed.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on July 27, 2006, 11:44:00 pm
I really need to write stuff down; appologies on the lateness.

Still interested bump.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Xepher on July 28, 2006, 04:33:19 am
I don't have time to add it right now, and I'll likely forget by tomorrow. Poke this if you don't get a response by monday.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on August 01, 2006, 11:45:06 pm
The poke cometh!
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Xepher on August 02, 2006, 03:01:22 am
Okay, done! You should have an email with instructions. Lemme know if you have any problems.
Title: Webcomic List and Writing
Post by: Omega0 on August 03, 2006, 02:52:28 am
Thank you.
Hopefully I shouldn't be a bother, I used my screw-up-from-not-following-instructions-well-enough up early this week (and after that I still have the "I'm not going to touch that--I have no idea what it does" to keep me out of trouble, at least until I find documentation).

I hope my bit & pieces will turn out to be a worthwhile addition here.