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PCC Fred

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« on: 02-13-2003 18:00 »

 http://www.gotfuturama.com

Several days ago, CGEF shut down, marking the 1st anniversary of Futurama's being placed on hiatus.  According to the blurb at the bottom, normal CGEF won't be restored until FOX shows a new episode.

My question is: what's the point of doing this?  This move isn't going to hurt FOX in any way whatsoever; however it's depriving the fans of one of the internet's best Futurama websites.
aslate

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« Reply #1 on: 02-13-2003 18:21 »

You could have that as an index page and then link to a secondairy one somewhere on it.
winna

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« Reply #2 on: 02-13-2003 19:22 »

Well if someone knew the actual links to the pages you could still go to it, but I'm not sure what any of them are.  Anyways I talked to marc and he said that wasn't the only reason to do it, and that when it comes back andie will be marc's slave and work up lots of updates......  roll eyes
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 02-13-2003 23:34 »

Yeah, there are apparently technical difficulties of some kind, which is why I haven't booked a flight to Germany to torture him yet.
Margarita

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« Reply #4 on: 02-13-2003 23:41 »

I think CGEF shutdown is pointless...
I hope mArc and Slim just updating it.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #5 on: 02-14-2003 03:37 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2003 03:37 »

Reason 1 was the anniversary. This was planned for long and meant to last for a week about.

Reason 2, 3 and 4 only coincidented and caused us to have a longer break:
2. Nothing much to talk about anyway without episodes. It takes time to keep cgef "just running" due to the various interactive parts. Without anything new to it we felt less motivated to spend hours on that.
3. We're too popular right now. Might sound weird, but in the last few years it often was popularity that put down sites run as a hobby. We'll see about a solution by March.
4. I'm busy with university for the next 3 weeks. And maybe afterwards with personal things    flirt

We'll be back. But on the long run, CGEF will need to change to something more static anyway.
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #6 on: 02-14-2003 07:28 »

You could have left the Buddy Buttons on that page as well, after all the sites are still linking to you, and getting nothing back in return.

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FSAC is not just about my art, it's for the fans, any art or fictions will be gratefully received.  I'm not going to go on forever, so if I stop, then without support the site would stop, wish will be a great shame, since it seems to have some popularity

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Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #7 on: 02-14-2003 08:01 »

Wa wa, baby wants a zima.
winna

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« Reply #8 on: 02-14-2003 08:03 »

Hey, but the site isn't actually shutdown, you just basically covered up the front page with a new one, right?
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #9 on: 02-14-2003 08:12 »

Yeah, basically.

Regarding the buttons: That would totally destroy the intended simplicity of the page. I think all the sites we link got lots and lots more than CGEF got in return by them since. Don't forget that CGEF has multiple fold the visitors of all other sites. They can surely link to us for 2 weeks without getting backlinks.
Carbito

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« Reply #10 on: 02-19-2003 03:48 »

You need to put a big link to the petition and stuff up the top!
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #11 on: 02-20-2003 05:33 »

Perhaps you could put a text link to each buddy site below the Contact links?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #12 on: 02-22-2003 03:02 »

I just discovered this.Damn I was annoyed.CGEF is one of the best Futurama sites on the 'net.

Archie2K

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« Reply #13 on: 02-23-2003 06:38 »

mArc, any chance you, or anyone else could do me a favour. In I, Roommate Fry and Bender are looking for an apartment and come across one designed in the way of Escher's Relativity. Does anyone have a screengrab for this?
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #14 on: 02-23-2003 08:10 »

Why not just have a small link to the actual page? That would take what, 5 seconds. I just wanted grabs the other day. Plus, the news section hasn't been frozen anyway, so the whole thing seems... stupid. Especially since we willl have gone through this mourning crap THREE times when Futurama gets 'officially' cancelled. Once is enough, twice is silly, but three times? ugh...
neXus

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« Reply #15 on: 02-23-2003 10:17 »

Anyway there is some futurama news reguarding the official game. A british magazine (Gamesmaster) had a four page preview. mArc and the gang could just put up links to new stuff.
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 02-23-2003 11:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
mArc, any chance you, or anyone else could do me a favour. In I, Roommate Fry and Bender are looking for an apartment and come across one designed in the way of Escher's Relativity. Does anyone have a screengrab for this?
http://teral.netfirms.com/PEEL/stairs.jpg

^ Click the link, or use right-click > save target as.
Archie2K

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« Reply #17 on: 02-23-2003 15:24 »

Thanks a lot mate  smile
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 02-23-2003 15:40 »

No problem.

Vote for me on the upcoming POTM, and we're ev...wait you don't have to do that, I've already won one of those.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #19 on: 02-25-2003 00:15 »

I *totally* agree, FFC!  *Glares*  And why isn't my damn signature showing up?  GRRRR...
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #20 on: 02-25-2003 02:54 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2003 02:54 »

 
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Originally posted by neXus:
Anyway there is some futurama news reguarding the official game. A british magazine (Gamesmaster) had a four page preview. mArc and the gang could just put up links to new stuff.
http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1046077295,77060,/

Just took me a day longer to get the magazine from the UK.

LilMissy, please try to stick to the topic of the different threads. Welcome to the  PEE-Lounge, though.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #21 on: 02-25-2003 15:02 »

 
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LilMissy, please try to stick to the topic of the different threads. Welcome to the  PEE-Lounge, though.

LoLz, Sorry.  I'm new and a little enthusiastic!  big grin


[-mArc-]

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« Reply #22 on: 03-01-2003 02:42 »

CGEF's back up again
Carbito

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« Reply #23 on: 03-01-2003 02:47 »

Yay!  big grin
That is VERY good!
...Why did you decide to open it again?
Nurdbot

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« Reply #24 on: 03-01-2003 02:49 »

Hurrah!..Things are back to normal.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #25 on: 03-01-2003 03:05 »

Because there is an episode tomorrow. Thread had its use -> closing now
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