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Dean Clayton
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The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 08 Mar 2017, 17:43

So as some may have seen, we've been shifting a few things around recently and the next site to be affected will be uncanon.com

but rather than just lifting it onto our new server, I'm thinking its time we did a little refresh, so I'm looking for feedback, ideas, potential assistants /editors.
no crazy idea dismissed - maybe questioned or request for help in implementing, but not dismissed.

All the old content will get migrated across, and that includes re-releasing the old 617 universe ( If i can find the gene game files that as well!)

So think of this thread as an opportunity for a wish list of stuff for the site!
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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 09 Mar 2017, 03:04

Sounds great! This is interesting timing, as I've been mulling over returning to my Knights of Greymalkin series and a revamp to Uncanon would help motivate me.

As a contributor to UXN, forum admin and former fan fiction writer to uncanon I'd be happy to help with running the page.

Its been a while since visiting the page. Key would be making sure the various sections (617 etc) are easy to locate and navigate.

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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Wings » 09 Mar 2017, 09:31

I'd be more than happy to help out with running the site too if needed :)

Easy navigation is definitely one of the key aspects.

Maybe an issue spotlight feature would be good? Like once a month, or once every three months a previously released issue would be spotlighted, maybe with a brief writeup from whoever's running UnCanon about the issue?
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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 09 Mar 2017, 13:09

thanks for the comments and interest in helping :)

Is it fair to say that at the moment the navigation is a bit rubbish? and maybe we should switch to something a little "standard" like when it was the house of ideas or on UXN way back when?
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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 10 Mar 2017, 02:54

Is the site still running? I can't get it to work

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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Dean Clayton » 10 Mar 2017, 14:08

i'm currently transitioning it onto the new server, should be back up by end of the weekend
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Post by Dean Clayton » 10 Mar 2017, 15:55

actually - it should be back now - seems to load up for me ok
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Re: The UNCANON Fan Site - where next?

Post by Justin Santos » 30 Mar 2017, 19:20

I've been trying to get back to writing for Uncanon for awhile now. I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I want to rebuild my old universe. As far as site design goes, I would be interested in seeing the front page be more formatted like a list. I did actually like the format of UXN and THOI. If people want to start writing again I can't promise that I'd be 100% focused on the site cause of work but I'll do my best to see if new series get posted.

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