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Darkon

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Request for members to contribute
« on: March 06, 2016, 04:47:14 PM »

Because there's only so much free time available to me, I would like to delegate the following tasks to someone who is willing to take these up.

  • I want two overview lists of all SFF authors:
    • A list of SFF authors by birthday. Must include name and birthdate, sorted by birthday.
    • A list of SFF authors that died. Must include name and period they were alive, sorted by deathdate.
  • As well as a list of quirky SFF days of celebration (Such as May the 4th Be With You Day, Pirate's Day, Towel Day, Hobbit Day, etc.)

That's three lists in total.

I will use these to fill up our calendar.

Update: I got the calendar to work in such a way now that we can directly implement this if someone delivers us the lists. Cheers! D.
Update 2: Aurian supplied me a list of quirky SFF days! Huzzah!
Update 3: Ellia supplied me with a list of SFF authors birth- and deathdates. Woo!

« Last Edit: April 28, 2016, 09:32:17 PM by Darkon »
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 10:20:39 PM »

Still looking for help with these lists.

I did find a list of SFF authors on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fantasy_authors

For starters, I put the authors under A on the calendar, except for the ones I couldn't find the dates of:
Daniel Abraham
Wendy Alec
Ilona Andrews
Sarah Ash
Nancy Asire
Anselm Audley

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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 12:43:29 AM »

Happy to help from B onwards, D. What format would you like the date to be in?
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2016, 08:26:11 AM »

Thanks, Ellia.

For the calendar I have to input as name - month - day, so the preferred date format is yyyy-mmm-dd.

For birth and deathdate.

If you can't find a full date, I can't put them in, so if you can write those names on another list for future examination then that would be great.
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 02:02:37 PM »

You might take a look at the Speculative Fiction Database, as well. If you go to the author directory, it lists names, birthdates, and deathdates (if available). Unfortunately, there are more authors than most realize and the lists in the directory can vary from a handful of authors to several thousand. There are no filters in the directory, as it is a fairly bare bones affair, so it might be more trouble than it is worth.
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 07:07:26 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion James. Perhaps we can build upon ellia's lists with this. Something to look into at least.
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 05:46:52 PM »

I can dig around for the quirky holidays if it still needs to be done
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 06:09:46 PM »

I can dig around for the quirky holidays if it still needs to be done

Yes it does, thanks Aur. :)
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2016, 11:41:52 PM »

Here I am again! For the creative few among us:

  • I'm looking for a temporary logo replacement. Needs to be the same size as the current one.
  • Preferred wording "Honest Johns" with as smaller text "Hall of Worlds Forum".
  • Other ideas welcome.

The reason being that this doesn't break the table when mobile viewing AND it doesn't say "unofficial feist forum"  at the top of the forum anymore!

Current logo looks like this:



For previous logo's and a feel for the old Hall website, please browse in the internet archive under www.hallofworlds.net

Edit: Ideas always welcome, but this request has been fulfilled. New logo is up!
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Re: Request for members to contribute
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 07:45:21 PM »

Those who paid attention to the phase 1 to do list, may have noticed we're only waiting for Syrion to set up the test forum to complete phase 1.

Unfortunately, Syrion is very busy with IRL-issues that need handling, and so there is not much we can currently do but wait and remind him from time to time.

In the mean time me and Joe have been able to kick back a bit while waiting for the moderator call deadline to pass and then we smuggled a little bit longer with holding the interview. But alas, with Aurian on the team now, we're going to have to work our butt off again.

While we await the test forum, there's three things that we want to do:

- Set up a list of SFF authors with a list of sources that we can use to report the latest news. For example for REF, we would list a.o. his FB page, crydee and the mailinglist. This list will supply us our "ammunition" for news posts.
- Map the competition and potential affiliate partners.
- Fix the cesspit of creation that is the directory of this forum's avatars.

Three major tasks.

And with the first two YOU can help us.

If interested to help out, please reply here!  B)
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