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Asylum-Fry

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« on: 09-29-2003 22:06 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 00:00 »

 Futurama Fandom

I was very bored and decided to start a site. Not much in it yet - in fact, don't even bother going there, it's under construction - but pretty soon I will have people's fanfiction up to read (if they want me to, of course).

I could put PEEL parodies on there, if anyone wants.

I know it's probably been done before, but I don't think there's a single Futurama site devoted solely to fandom. Just email me your fic and I'll get it up there, or you can post it on the little crappy message board I subscribed to, specifically for the site.

I'd say it's a good start, considering my very low knowledge of HTML.

Note: If this whole thread seems unnecessary, then go ahead and close it. I'm going to be working on my site a little bit before it's really ready for publicity, I just want people to know in advance to send in fanfics.

EDIT: Fixed the link, it was broken...
leelaholic

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« Reply #1 on: 09-29-2003 23:09 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2003 23:09 »

I like it... I like it a lot   flirt

Seriously, it's a very nice start
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #2 on: 09-30-2003 01:57 »

Booyah, there is now a page for PEEL parodies. If only I'd copy them up and put them on the site as well. Soon, I hope.

I could use some HTML help with everything, later on, when I find/have someone make a good template...
Rage Dump

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« Reply #3 on: 09-30-2003 06:59 »

I could probably help you with some pretty basic HTML if you're desperate...

When you are taking fanart, you can put my scans on if you want, entirely up to you though.
SixByNine
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« Reply #4 on: 09-30-2003 10:06 »

I have a good knowlage of HTML and CSS, I'd be willing to help with the site design if you want.

Just give me a mail if you want a hand  smile
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #5 on: 09-30-2003 18:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:
I could probably help you with some pretty basic HTML if you're desperate...

When you are taking fanart, you can put my scans on if you want, entirely up to you though.

I think there's only 100 MB of space on the site, and I'm sure there's limited bandwidth (free hosts are evil), so I don't know if it can handle pictures loaded directly to the server. If you want to upload them to some free hosting, or if you have another site give me permission to have people view the pics that are on their server, then I'd be more than happy to.

Which reminds me... is anyone good at making a logo? *puppy eyes*
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 09-30-2003 19:10 »

100 mb on a free host... not that bad...
aslate

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« Reply #7 on: 09-30-2003 19:18 »

100MB is plenty for a site with text and pictures. Start to worry if you put up video or downloads.

Check what they allow. A lot of free hosts (Especially ones with lots of space) do not allow larger files (Limits of a few kb) and certain file types.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #8 on: 09-30-2003 19:33 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2003 19:33 »

I've got 50mb with u/l bandwidth, if you need me to host some pics or something i will do so, most of my fanart is on this host, you can link straight to them if you like. http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-000544-1/
You should be able to link straight to the villagephotos ones too without much trouble...

And about the logo, i might have a go at it, but what do you want it to look like?
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The Unoffical PEEL Town bicycle.
Mikey : "You hosting Slut!"
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #9 on: 09-30-2003 19:47 »

Whatever you think would work... having a totally blank template leaves much to the imagination. Just so long as it has the words Futurama Fandom on it, I'm satisfied  big grin
Frymeister

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« Reply #10 on: 09-30-2003 19:48 »

nice start Asylum-Fry.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #11 on: 09-30-2003 20:36 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 00:00 »

I'll try a logo!    smile

Eventually I'll send you some fan fiction/ art(if I can get a better email account).

Clool start!    smile

EDIT: It's rushed and the URL is hard to read but here:
Rage Dump

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« Reply #12 on: 10-01-2003 00:58 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 00:58 »

Ahh looks like a bit of competition.    smile
Your's is kool Hil but theres a typo in it "Futrama Fans unite"
Well here's mine, in a variety of sizes
If you want one with a plain background, tell me and i'll make you one, i would've just included it here but i screwed up and flattened the image, doh!
Anyways i don't want to make it again if you're not going to use it, but it won't be a problem if you do want it.
Anyway here they are




Here's the original... if you want to resize/edit it yourself, its something like 2400x400 so its goes down to a good size at alright quality. http://members.lycos.co.uk/sleek85/FuturamaFandomFullsize.jpg

Again, i'll host it if you need.


Also I stole some of green-gesus' Text from their "Snippet" for the left of the logo.
Sorry about that, I'll behave if you tell me to get rid of it.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #13 on: 10-01-2003 01:02 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 01:02 »

They're great. I'll try hosting them. I'll email you if I need you to host.

They're both excellent logos. I'll put Rage Dump's up and when Hil fixes the typo... I'll put hers on a page too.

Descisions descisions... I hate picking favorites   frown

EDIT: Looking for fanfics... got one you want on the site?? Or drawings, even if they've been sneakily colored with Photoshop or something *mumbles* You people and your fancy art programs... I had to learn to do all my drawing and coloring myself! No help from any art programs, I never even got a scanner until this year...
Rage Dump

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« Reply #14 on: 10-01-2003 01:06 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 01:06 »

Maybe you could use one for a link thing, or a part of your PEEL sig, something like that, just something to think about.

EDIT : Oh! and if you want to upload the 800x133 logo again, I got rid of that pesky black bar on the left.   smile

EDIT2 : My opinion on the usage of the logo
Hil's - Top of the page, will blend nicely into the background, and it is also a smaller file.
Mine - Maybe as a footer or something, or as a 'home' or top of page button. And maybe compress the smallest one a tiny bit, and upload it as your PEEL sig, linking to your site
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #15 on: 10-01-2003 01:26 »

Can-do, I guess... I'll wait for Hil to find out about the typo first.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #16 on: 10-01-2003 06:25 »

Oh, shit, sorry. I'm a fast typer and make too many mistakes.  smile

I'll do it later today, I need to go to school now. 
SixByNine
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« Reply #17 on: 10-01-2003 10:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 10:16 »

Hil: for your logo, you don't need the 'index.htm' at the end. www.freewebs.com/futuramafandom  is enough and can be bigger and look nicer     smile

Just a friendly coment.

edit: here is a logo for you. I was bored...

My internet died so I got bored again...
This one has a lot smaller file size if you are woried about data limits etc...

Note that the 'background' image can be changed for each of these. The image I have used is only a sugestion... feel free to sugest your own.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #18 on: 10-01-2003 15:29 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 15:29 »

Sixbynine, that PE ship logo one is exceptional. Like it a lot.    smile

FIXED:
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #19 on: 10-01-2003 19:00 »

Thank you everyone for all the great logos!

I am having an extremely hard time choosing which logo to use... I don't want to disappoint anyone who wasted valuable minutes of their life for my website... *thinks of a fair way to do things*

In the meantime, why isn't anyone sending in any fan art or fanfiction? I really need some (just for now, I don't think a plain scan counts as art.. maybe later). Do you think if I put a request for them on the Fanart/Fanfiction PEEL thread, someone would shut it down?

Futurama_Hil: Yay! It's great!

SixByNine: Those are great logos. Seriously, I'm going to have to dig a hole in the internet to keep all of them..
Archonix

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« Reply #20 on: 10-01-2003 20:00 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2003 20:00 »

 
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Do you think if I put a request for them on the Fanart/Fanfiction PEEL thread, someone would shut it down?

They did when Kif white did it for me.  I can't say I blame them, it was in the wrong place.   smile

*edit* P.S. GFC
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SixByNine
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« Reply #21 on: 10-01-2003 22:03 »

Hey AF. I don't mean to be rude or anthing and I mean this in the nicest way possible, but there is already plenty of fanfic/fanart sites. If you realy want the site to work then you need a new gimmic or idea to get people to visit.

On that note I have been thinking about starting a small site with an idea I had one day, but I don't realy have time to set it up on my own. If you like we could combine the ideas (i.e. have fanfics and my idea) and make a site that would be more likely to attract visitors and have more of a purpous of being. Mail me using the mail link at the bottom of the post if you are interested.

(note that the idea isn't that good that I don't want to tell anyone, I just don't want to post about it whilst I decide if I want to build the site)

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Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #22 on: 10-01-2003 23:16 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 00:00 »

Yeah I was going to think about the other idea for the site for a while... most ideas have been taken, I was planning on putting the site up first to establish that I had one, and really getting more into it once I had a more solid theme.

SixByNine: I emailed you, and I'll probably see your response by tomorrow morning... I'd be willing to co-work a website, no problem.

EDIT: Aha! A fanart contest! That would make it stand out!
Rage Dump

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« Reply #23 on: 10-02-2003 00:57 »

Hey Asylum-Fry, i've got nothing better to do tonight... If you want some Buttons, banners, borders, bullets, backgrounds or something like that for me to try out, give the word and i'll see what i can do.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #24 on: 10-02-2003 01:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:
Hey Asylum-Fry, i've got nothing better to do tonight... If you want some Buttons, banners, borders, bullets, backgrounds or something like that for me to try out, give the word and i'll see what i can do.

If you want to, I'm not going to stop you. I have no guidelines for the site, so just make whatever you think fits a fanart/fanfiction/*fanart contest* site. Thank you so much!
Rage Dump

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« Reply #25 on: 10-02-2003 01:38 »

No prob, i'm not doing them right now, but i'll at least get some buttons done when i get home. (I'ts 3:40PM here now, i'll be home at about 9:00PM)
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #26 on: 10-02-2003 01:46 »

Tis 10:45 right when I'm posting this... I should log in again at 7:30 am PST and check on what you've done. If possible, can you turn it all into a template, so I can save all the pics and copy the HTML? I have trouble with tables (positioning the sidebars and such), that's my biggest basic HTML problem.

Thank you very much, Rage Dump, I look forward to seeing what you make.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #27 on: 10-02-2003 02:09 »

I can only make basic tables/layouts myself, sorry, i was never particuarly good at HTML and what i do know is essentually self-taught, along with everything else i know, you probably know just as much as me...
I do think it is within my power to put it in a template... But not without a lot of screwing around and other stuff that someone else will find a hell of a lot easier.
So, i'm sorry, but i can't won't do the template.  wink
Rage Dump

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« Reply #28 on: 10-02-2003 09:48 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 09:48 »

Well, i did end up doing something else tonight, so i didn't get much done... But i still did another logo, I'll finish it (Add the rest of the text in) later...

As for the buttons and stuff, i did a couple, but i won't show them just yet, i'm still trying to get the colour gradient right...

Anyway heres the logo, just picture it with the words "uturama andom" after the double F thing   smile
Also, i haven't shrunk it yet.


I'll be flat out tomorrow, but i might get the rest done still, we'll see how we go.
SixByNine
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« Reply #29 on: 10-02-2003 10:57 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2003 00:00 »

I see someone is as bored as me        wink . Isn't this fun, plus I can pretend it's work and feel that at least I have achived something today. (I built it mainly to test out some ideas for my coursework        smile )

I have built a template html/css thing (no tables. kill all tables!). Rage, you could maybe try combining the buttons with this, and replace the grotty images to make it look a bit more shiny        cool . AF feel free to add some content and upload it, or feel free to ignore it.

EDIT: no need in this anymore... If you want to look at the design just visit the site    smile

 http://www.freewebs.com/futuramafandom/
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #30 on: 10-02-2003 15:45 »

It's not a bad design or site.... I might send art but I'm not sure yet...
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #31 on: 10-02-2003 16:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 16:31 »

I got an idea! How bout you use a different logo per page? Gives some vareity      cool The layout looks nice, I can't even figure out how to use HTML.      smile
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #32 on: 10-02-2003 16:47 »

Themes, themes... I found something that will most definitely stand out from the crowd. CONTESTS!

Yes, two contests. A fanart one (where the artists are given a theme, and there will be voting), and a short story one (where the writers are given several things to incorporate into the story/a location/a specific theme). Sounds good?

Futurama_Hil: That could work... yes...
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #33 on: 10-02-2003 17:01 »

 that sounds liek a moderatley satisfying idea.

Asylum, if you really want some stuff, I'll give you permission to just use any of my art. I may not be able to send it, my email's mediocre, but feel free to use any of my stuff.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #34 on: 10-02-2003 19:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 19:31 »

   
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
Themes, themes... I found something that will most definitely stand out from the crowd. CONTESTS!

Yes, two contests. A fanart one (where the artists are given a theme, and there will be voting), and a short story one (where the writers are given several things to incorporate into the story/a location/a specific theme). Sounds good?

Futurama_Hil: That could work... yes...
With a contests page, it's always good to have a "<Blank> of the <Time>" (Eg. Fanfic of the month)
Also i'm getting 404's when i try and get to your site... Hmmm...
And Hil, while that would fix the choosing problem, it makes the site confusing, and difficult to get around.
And a 100% basic lesson in HTML
<b>Bold</b>
<i>Italics</i>
<a href=http://www.yoursitehere.com.au target=_new>Links</a> Links

Don't ask why, i just felt like doing that.  smile

And if you don't know HTML, doesnt work on PEEL, (it does on Asy-Fry's message board though   wink )
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #35 on: 10-02-2003 19:52 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2003 19:52 »

Fixed the link, it was wrong...

At any rate, SixByNine has become a webmaster for the site now. Hurrah!

I think I'll decide the first fanart contest theme right here and now... hm, what would be a good one to start out with? (Artists, prepare your tools...)

*slaps forehead* Of course! Halloween/Scary Pictures! I'll go update the contest page.
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #36 on: 10-02-2003 21:25 »

Cool new layout for your site A-F, good work 6x9.  smile
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #37 on: 10-03-2003 01:42 »

I need ONE person each to do a logo for the Fan Art and Fan Fiction sections (unless SixByNine wants to do them, but by no means does he have to).

Also, since the theme for the contests (both of them) will be Halloween, can someone do a Halloween/scary logo for the Contests page?

Thank you ever so much. I hope to really get the website fully functional by next weekend, even if that seems like a longshot.
Luis

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« Reply #38 on: 10-03-2003 03:54 »

I just found out about it and decided to check it out. It's very good, a bit basic, but basic is not a bad thing. I can't wait to see the content though, but the site itself is good. Great work AF and 6X9!
winna

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« Reply #39 on: 10-03-2003 13:05 »

Nice layout... I wouldn't mind trading buddy buttons... with SSF?
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