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Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

hey aranel, is everything ok? i haven't heard from you for ages.


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

The banner pages are now on the live website. 


Re: Backing up the Yahoo Groups #archive

Aranel Took
 

The MEFA Yahoo Group archive is now available on the MEFA Archive website. http://localhost:8888/mefawards/forum.php

You can read posts by month or by topic thread. 


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

sent today: 5 categories + the missing banner from 2 days ago. ;)


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

Sure, that will work. 

I've been working on getting the Author Reviews from 2004-2006 added, and once I'm done with that, I will add the new banners. I should be able to upload all the updates to the live site in a day or two. 


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

i don't understand why. :/ btw, when you replied a few days ago, i received it without problems.
i'm not sure if i'll be able to make any banner today - it's a busy day.
how about we inform each other here about work done, if there are problems with mail?


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

I received 11 emails yesterday and 11 on Sunday. BTW, I tried to reply to one of them and it bounced. 


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

hey aranel,
i sent more nominee banners, reviewer banners, and some of the winner banners. can you please confirm what you received? i would really like to be sure that the messages are not lost. ;)


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

i am at work now and my archive is at home. but yes, file names are something like "category_place(1st or 2nd or 3rd or HM)_01(or 02 or 03 for different versions)". i have underscores, not spaces. :) so i'll just have to add "2010_" in the beginning. ;)


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

Take all the time you need! :-D

Maybe a filename like YEAR_Awards_CATEGORY_SUBCATEGORY_PLACE_versionNumber, using 1, 2, 3, 4 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention. 

(Oh, another suggestion: for multiple words in category names, I've been using "camel case" (Post-Quest = PostQuest, Elves in Later Ages = ElvesInLaterAges). But that one doesn't matter much, so if you've already used hyphens or underscores, don't worry about it. Not having spaces is most important.)

So, for multiple versions:
First version:
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_1_01.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_2_01.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_3_01.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_4_01.jpg

Second version:
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_1_02.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_2_02.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_3_02.jpg
2010_Awards_Hobbits_PostQuest_4_02.jpg

Then I'll be able to loop through and display the 1st/2nd/3rd/HM Hobbits: Post-Quest banners in version 1, then version 2, etc.

Thanks! :-)


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

oh boy. i just opened my 2010 winners archive.
about 800 files.
84 categories. for each, there is a banner for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and HM.
hey, have i already told you that i was hyperactive in making banners that year?
from what i can tell by superficial look on file names, looks like i made 2-3 versions for each category (x 1st, 2nd, 3rd, HM).
800 files. all of them in psd, not jpg. i mean, i surely made jpgs back then. but for some reason, i kept only psds in my archive...
you'll give me weeks, right? :)))

p.s. there are no pairings in category names. *lol*


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

Yep, I've edited the ones I already have. Thanks!


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

of course i'll add it! i simply didn't know about spaces/underscores and server happiness :)))
you will add underscore to the ones i sent you so far?


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

Cool!
 
Could I ask a favor: when naming the files, could you also put an underscore after the year, so like “2010_Nominee_001.jpg”? Web servers can be unhappy about spaces in filenames.
 
For the awards banner, I was thinking using a format something like “YEAR_Award_CATEGORY_SUBCATEGORY_001.jpg”. If there’s a pairing as the category, it will need a hyphen rather than a slash, so like “Aragorn-Arwen”. 
 
Thank you so much for doing these banners!


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

hey aranel, i have many more nomination banners from 2010 - i just didn't have the time to prepare and send all of them. ;)

then i'll send you winner banners for 2010, and then we'll go to 2011.


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

I've created pages for the banners, displayed by year. It will be added to the live site with the next update (probably this week). 

So far I have the Nomination banners from Ellyn from 2010, and the 2005 Nomination and Awards banners that had been stored on the Yahoo Group. 


Re: Backing up the Yahoo Groups #archive

Aranel Took
 

The MEFA Yahoo Group has been successfully added to my test site! For now, messages can be selected by month (I used the same calendar method that Yahoo had) and by Topic ID from individual posts. I decided against filtering by author and keyword, at least for now. If it's something people really want, I can add it later, but for now the ability to filter by date and topic makes the forum very readable. 

I also decided against pagination. It's just too much work for something that probably isn't going to be looked at much. Loading an entire month or Topic at a time will also allow you to easily search by keywords using your web browser. 

The Yahoo Archive will be added to the live site with the next update, hopefully this week. 


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Aranel Took
 

Yep, got it and replied. :-D


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

hey, did you get my e-mail concerning banners? i sent it yesterday evening (and it's evening now here)


Re: MEFA Archives and History #admin #archive

Ellynn
 

i think i am in some sort of mefa-nostalgic-period :)))

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