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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:07 pm

I actually registered a few months ago funny enough as a place holder so I could keep the same name when we thought our time was up last time because it seemed like the next best place to go!!! :P (Who knew! other than TFM)
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:22 pm

This'll be nice. Seibertron is I think the only major board I've never been part of. No wait, I was. Maybe I have an account. I don't know. Hahaha
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Postby Tramp » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 pm

Well, I don?t have a Seiberton.com account, but I doubt anyone over there has my screen name..
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Postby piranacon » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:15 am

are you keeping the old tt galleries, the ones you have now look a little plane

http://www.seibertron.com/creative/inde ... ew&id=7806
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Postby TFmaster » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:18 am

piranacon wrote:are you keeping the old tt galleries, the ones you have now look a little plane

http://www.seibertron.com/creative/inde ... ew&id=7806


I'm hoping eventually things will get a face lift. I was thinking maybe something TFKenkon.com style.

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Postby Maximal Prime » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:27 am

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Given how easy to navigate Seibertron's toy galleries are, I wonder if the plan might be to incorporate TT's kitbash and repaint galleries into a similar layout on their site.

It would think from a technical standpoint it would be easier, seeing as how the layout is already there as opposed to creating something from scratch. And anyone browsing would definately have enough thumbnails to go over.

Just wondering...
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:36 am

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piranacon wrote:are you keeping the old tt galleries, the ones you have now look a little plane

http://www.seibertron.com/creative/inde ... ew&id=7806


I'm going to keep the content from the old galleries as well as the content from here but I'm going to completely rewrite the code to a much better user friendly style that will be more beneficial to artists and kitbashers alike. I've been wanting to completely overhaul the creative section on SEIBERTRON so this will give me a great chance to do that.
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:38 am

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Maximal Prime wrote:Given how easy to navigate Seibertron's toy galleries are, I wonder if the plan might be to incorporate TT's kitbash and repaint galleries into a similar layout on their site.

It would think from a technical standpoint it would be easier, seeing as how the layout is already there as opposed to creating something from scratch. And anyone browsing would definately have enough thumbnails to go over.

Just wondering...


We'll end up with some new altogether. I might reuse some of the code from my toy galleries but I haven't decided yet. I hope that once I get things going you guys will be able to help provide constructive criticism so that we can make it the best place to showcase your hard work.
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:44 am

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TFmaster wrote:
piranacon wrote:are you keeping the old tt galleries, the ones you have now look a little plane

http://www.seibertron.com/creative/inde ... ew&id=7806


I'm hoping eventually things will get a face lift. I was thinking maybe something TFKenkon.com style.

TFM


Once I get the new foundation in place, I will provide you guys with links to see what you guys think I can improve upon in the code.

My first order of business is to get the Transtopia website into a secure setting so that we can focus on how to do this right. My laptop was hard at work all night last night and this morning when I left for work uploading the files from the current Transtopia site to the SEIBERTRON.com servers.

I've already got all of the database structure in place on my database server so once the files have all been completely uploaded, I will look into transferring the domain name over to the site on my servers. To most of you, it might look like nothing's happening for a few months while I work on all of this custom code but at least Transtopia will be in a secure setting that will allow me to easily update the new code on SEIBERTRON with the content from here.

I will let you guys know if there will be any downtime with this site before I transfer the domain to my servers just so you guys will all know what's going on.
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:48 am

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TM2 Dinobot wrote:This'll be nice. Seibertron is I think the only major board I've never been part of. No wait, I was. Maybe I have an account. I don't know. Hahaha


I'm going to come up with some way that will allow you guys to merge multiple accounts together so long as you have the passwords for those accounts. This will be a "fun" challenge indeed.
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Postby Maximal Prime » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:55 am

Motto: "One shall stand...One shall fall."
You da man Ryan. :D
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Postby piranacon » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:23 pm

remy's site has great galleries, but if its just ryan workign on the site maybe an automatic submision could work, he-man.org has a good search and submit feature, it must take ages to make the galeries
http://www.he-man.org/site_sects/fan_cr ... /index.php


another thing i was wondering, not that i want to take anything from seibertron's work, but does anyone here still want a kitbash only forum to stop all those "how do you paint" and "how could you do that to him" comments you find now and again on general forums
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:23 pm

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piranacon wrote:remy's site has great galleries, but if its just ryan workign on the site maybe an automatic submision could work, he-man.org has a good search and submit feature, it must take ages to make the galeries

http://www.he-man.org/site_sects/fan_cr ... /index.php


It will be an automatic submission thing. What I'm going to do that's different is program it so that certain galleries are featured in something like a "Transtopia Featured Galleries" or something like that so the cream of the crop can really stand out. That will make TFmaster's life incredibly easier as well as Devastator's. The users will perform most of the work, a script will automatically generate the various sized images, and then all the Transtopia staff will have to do is essentially moderate the content which should free them up to do what they enjoy doing as much as you do ... kitbashing and being a part of a community. Let the site work for itself! That's the beauty of programming.

piranacon wrote:another thing i was wondering, not that i want to take anything from seibertron's work, but does anyone here still want a kitbash only forum to stop all those "how do you paint" and "how could you do that to him" comments you find now and again on general forums


What would you think about a "beginninger's forum" or something like that so people could ask their questions as they're just getting started but it will keep those questions out of the forums for the more experienced kitbash users? Experienced eople who like to help new users could help guide them by pointing them in the right direction to the Transtopia articles or where they could buy the supplies or whatever is necessary to make kitbashes pertaining to the new user's questions. That way if someone doesn't like the questions new people ask, that person doesn't have to be around that environment.
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Postby TFmaster » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:37 pm

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piranacon wrote:remy's site has great galleries, but if its just ryan workign on the site maybe an automatic submision could work, he-man.org has a good search and submit feature, it must take ages to make the galeries

http://www.he-man.org/site_sects/fan_cr ... /index.php


It will be an automatic submission thing. What I'm going to do that's different is program it so that certain galleries are featured in something like a "Transtopia Featured Galleries" or something like that so the cream of the crop can really stand out. That will make TFmaster's life incredibly easier as well as Devastator's. The users will perform most of the work, a script will automatically generate the various sized images, and then all the Transtopia staff will have to do is essentially moderate the content which should free them up to do what they enjoy doing as much as you do ... kitbashing and being a part of a community. Let the site work for itself! That's the beauty of programming.

piranacon wrote:another thing i was wondering, not that i want to take anything from seibertron's work, but does anyone here still want a kitbash only forum to stop all those "how do you paint" and "how could you do that to him" comments you find now and again on general forums


What would you think about a "beginninger's forum" or something like that so people could ask their questions as they're just getting started but it will keep those questions out of the forums for the more experienced kitbash users? Experienced eople who like to help new users could help guide them by pointing them in the right direction to the Transtopia articles or where they could buy the supplies or whatever is necessary to make kitbashes pertaining to the new user's questions. That way if someone doesn't like the questions new people ask, that person doesn't have to be around that environment.


That's what I was thinking. maybe place the Mewbie Introductions in there and then have stickies for the Paint, tools and clay tips and uses for effects and whatnot.

I was also thinking since Scratchbuilding is a lone thing and not to easy to duplicate we also add stickies of the "How To"s for projects that are usually fairly common like the Alt Prime Leg extension for exampile.

See, this is why I made a thread for you guys to post links to helpful sections with tips and the like so we can keep track and find a good place for it to go.

In any case, seeing how much Ryan is busting his ass and trying to do his best to keep as much content as possible and willing to work with you guys on your ideas, do you feel alot better/more comfortable now?

I told you he's a great guy with all our best interests at heart. (Granted the content would also boost his veiwer count but I don't think any of us would be doing this if we didn't get something out of it right?)

He's a great guy and it's good to see you all comming around.

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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:20 pm

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I'm excited to be a part of what just might be the world's largest collection of Transformers kitbash images, 2D artwork and fan fiction. I really want to make this section something special for the entire fandom's creative community.

You guys know that's how SEIBERTRON.com got started, right? I originally planned to use it to showcase my artwork. I wanted my art style to mimic that of the cartoon series which I got down pretty damn good. I bought a bunch of the Rhino VHS tapes back in June 2000, bought a screen capture device and an extra VCR (remember those relics? They preceeded DVD players) and started making thousands upon thousands of screen captures. This was back when screen captures from the TF cartoon series were extremely hard to come by (I think I came up with about 1,300 unique images TOTAL after scouring the internet for about a week while I was at home after I had my tonsils removed). Lo and behold, I realized I had about 5,000 screen captures none of which could be found on the Internet so I setup a GeoCities website on June 26th, 2000 to start sharing the images with everyone. The site was so popular that I bought the SEIBERTRON.com domain later in September 2000 and the rest is history!

I never did get back to working on the comic I had planned. A little something called "SEIBERTRON.com" seems to have sidetracked me. Oh well, one day I'll get around to working on my G1 "The Lost Years" storyline.
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Postby Optryx » Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:54 pm

Didn't TheTransformers.Net offer to simply host the site?

Ah well- mergy mergy.
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:58 pm

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Optryx wrote:Didn't TheTransformers.Net offer to simply host the site?

Ah well- mergy mergy.


This isn't about just a hosting situation ... this is about giving you guys more exposure, taking the programming worries and responsibilities off TFmaster's shoulders, providing better tools for the Transtopia community to use, and so on. TFmaster and I have been talking about this for almost a month (since the first day of BotCon if I recall correctly) ... all that I ask that you guys give me a chance to prove to you that this is going to be a really stellar opportunity for everyone involved. I promise!
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Postby TFmaster » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:08 pm

Optryx wrote:Didn't TheTransformers.Net offer to simply host the site?

Ah well- mergy mergy.


Many have offered to host. It was difficult to make a choice so i went with what I was kicking around in my head for awhile. If you take it personal then it's your loss because it wasn't meant that way.

I just chose what I thought would be best. Sorry.

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Postby AceBaur Prime » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:24 pm

Seibertron wrote:
Optryx wrote:Didn't TheTransformers.Net offer to simply host the site?

Ah well- mergy mergy.


This isn't about just a hosting situation ... this is about giving you guys more exposure, taking the programming worries and responsibilities off TFmaster's shoulders, providing better tools for the Transtopia community to use, and so on. TFmaster and I have been talking about this for almost a month (since the first day of BotCon if I recall correctly) ... all that I ask that you guys give me a chance to prove to you that this is going to be a really stellar opportunity for everyone involved. I promise!


I think that this is going to be really good for TT and for us. I can't wait to see some of the stuff Ryan is working on. It sounds like its going to be really cool
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Postby Optryx » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:59 pm

TFmaster & Seibertron wrote: Blahdy blah, apologies and the like.


Oh, no, that's fine- of course I'm not taking offence! I don't mind the merger, I've just been hearing stuff round on my MSN, and thought I'd ask. :P
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Postby Flashback77 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:31 pm

Well I'm glad the site will survive in a new form. I'm looking forward to coming along for the ride. This is a great site & there will be more good times ahead for all involved I'm sure.
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Postby TFmaster » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:27 pm

Let me say that I am sooooo proud to be a Transfan right now but more importantly a Human Being.

Thank you all for your kind words of support and even for those in meaningful opposition. I understand why you had your doubts about this transition and I am also happy to see alot of you comming around.

For those that will go your seperate ways because of your own reasons I want to say we will miss you and I hope that one day you will understand why the choices were made and that one day you find your way back to us no matter where we are or what we call home.

I also want to say that you are all Family to me. I'm not very close with my own and the family and friends that I have in "The REAL world" hold no candle, what-so-ever to those of you here. You are all the best and to quote my quote that you all have been quoting (Man that's a mouthful) "It's been a great ride" and I hope to continue it even if it is on a new coaster.

I have some exciting ideas (Wich I can't share...don't want to jinx it) as well as Ryan and I'm sure that we can make it enjoyable for all. Old and New.

I wish I could give you insight to more of me then I already have but to do that you would have to watch 5 movies back to back on my life just to get the short version of it but that if you saw it you would understand why you all really mean so much to me.

Maybe i'm a little more in touch with my emotions then your average man would feel comfortable with but I would like to think in this day and age alot of people are now more open minded and willing to except people for who and what they are. (No I'm not gay but that doesn't mean I can't connect with someone on a emotional level that is)

The great thing about the Internet is that people from around the world and all walks of life can exspress who they are, how they feel without being judged. Sure, you'll get your accasional Bung-hole that can't except that but the treasure that we find in people that do are worth going through a million of those Bung-holes just to find ONE of you.

Again. Thanks for all the support and please, share your ideas because Transtopia is more then just about me, it a about a place for you to have that same kind of freedom.

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Postby Captain Crooks » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:36 am

^^^ Now THAT'S the reason I have faith that this website is in good hands, wherever it goes. Cheers TFmaster, your words are an inspiration!
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Postby grimlockprime108 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:24 am

this may have been already covered,but there has been alot of computer jargon bouncing around that has made my head spin so i'll ask anyway.for existing members of tt,how will we be transferred to seibertron.com;do we just register there or will our info be transferred over
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Postby gawd6sic6 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:51 am

i believe thats its kinda a both thing... you can keep your TT name. and youll be able to just go to the new site when its over there.. and log in.. or if you already have a name over there. once the places merge your info will merge and youll just log in and all will be good..


so for now.. just keep your tt name unless you wanna go over there and make a new account....
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