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Postby Maximal Prime » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:55 am

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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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Postby Seibertron » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:40 am

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I'll be figuring out a way to help you guys merge your accounts once I import the data. That won't be for a few weeks yet ...
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Postby tentagil » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:21 pm

Looked over Demiurgic City over there, and thats place need some new some work obviously. Hopefully you'll be keeping the gallery setup similar to what we have here.

I've submitted a wallpaper to it to see how it works, and didn't like it much, but hopefully someone will enjoy the wallpaper if they can find it.
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Postby Seibertron » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:58 pm

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tentagil wrote:Looked over Demiurgic City over there, and thats place need some new some work obviously. Hopefully you'll be keeping the gallery setup similar to what we have here.

I've submitted a wallpaper to it to see how it works, and didn't like it much, but hopefully someone will enjoy the wallpaper if they can find it.


Demuirgic City will be replaced by something entirely new that's far more user friendly than the code that I wrote for Demiurgic City 3.5 years ago.
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Postby Flashback77 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:38 pm

Heh. My account name there is the same as here, lol.

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Postby Transtopias Rodimus Prime » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:47 pm

I havn't posted in a few days. I was kind of hoping everything would turn out OK and TT would survive without S getting involved, but I was wrong. Damn.
Oh well I guess I'm along for the ride. I've checked out all the other bashing sites I could find, and they all suck compared to our beloved Transtopia.
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Postby TM TM2 Dinobot » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:34 pm

Hey TFM. I guess that makes me "the one in every family" eh? ;)
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Postby TFmaster » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:44 am

TM2 Dinobot wrote:Hey TFM. I guess that makes me "the one in every family" eh? ;)


No. If you really look families have grown enough in this day and age that people can be different in several kinds of opposites and still have a common appreciation.

It in no way means you have less value like being "The Black Sheep" would apply.

I've been the black sheep boy, you just can't fill those shoes. :wink:

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Postby Seibertron » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:05 pm

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Update: I should be able to share the transitional website with you guys in the next 48 hours. There will be some inconsistencies with the data once I start pointing the domain name at the new server. There is little that I can do to prevent that unless I shut down the website for a week. The transitional website will look identical to this website and will retain 100% of the functionality that you see here.

Once Transtopia is running entirely on SEIBERTRON.com's servers, I would like to start working on the new functionality that will make your new home at SEIBERTRON more enjoyable, entertaining and useful. I'm very confident that all of you will truly like the new tools that I have planned for the Transtopia community.

Ok, on that note, I've got to get back to work!
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Postby Hobbyist Prime » Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:53 pm

Sounds good to me!
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:38 am

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Just letting you guys know the current status of everything ...

I have transferred the domain name tfmaster.com over to the registrar that I use for most of my domains. I have paid for the tfmaster.com domain through the year 2012.

The next step is for me to get the latest batch of data from the current site. Once I make sure that the database is up-to-date, I'll transfer the domain name to point to the copy of the website on my servers.

There is a possibility for some of you that there will be a 24 - 72 hour lag between the domain changing from the current server to the SEIBERTRON.com servers. Once that is complete, the site will be running entirely on my servers.

The next step is going to be a lengthy process that is potentially going to require about 60 - 75 hours worth of my time. I am NOT going home for Thanksgiving to visit my family so that I can have 4 days to dedicate to working on the all-new Transtopia codebase on SEIBERTRON.com that will REPLACE the current Demiurgic City. I am hoping to have the new Transtopia section completed before February 1st, 2007. It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm confident that I will be able to accomplish this fast paced goal.

I will keep you guys posted as aspects of this project continue to unfold. Thank you for your patience ... this is going to be very exciting!
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