Post by Duke Pikachu on Oct 15, 2021 23:06:41 GMT -5
Ginz ❤ .
Fair enough. I mean, we could always ask the user, heh. Still, you're right about the word spreading, and perhaps we should be mindful that non-NTWF groups/individuals may eventually want input in the creation/maintenance of The Archives.
For another update on my end, I have the Art Gallery archived (both the one at /art/gallery.phtml and the old one at /contributions_pictures.phtml). I also have a working Petpet Spotlight archiver, which is currently running. From what I can tell, the page layout for the Pet Spotlight is essentially the same as that for the Petpet, so it should work for the Pet as well.
Still gotta work on the Pre-150 NT script though.
I could ask. Feeling bad she was just left hanging (though I now see Twillie has made a post), I gave her a thank you neomail and a quick mention of what our current plans are: just personally archiving for now, if the worse happens and Neopets (and the Neopian Times) does go down that's when it'll be time for the deeper discussion (also tried sending a gift but her Inventory was full).
She neomailed me back expressing the same concern with the site and then mentioned she enjoyed my articles and JN posts! Realizing I hadn't even checked out their articles, I quickly did that. While she started with some articles (including the one she mentions in her posts, a fun read about all the educational aspects of the Neopets site), I saw the main focus on their work: art-&-craft projects. While categorized as a comic, these "comics" are actually a one sheet print out to make a pop-up paper doll of a certain Coloured Neopet. It's a neat idea, I know there were a few times some comic artists presented readers with a crossword or a "can-you-solve-it" puzzle related to the story being told, but I think these are the first arts-and-crafts I've seen. So after that I sent back a neomail thanking them and complimenting them on their work.
Whether answers Twillie first or neomails me back, I think we should ask if she wants to join the forum. I know she said she's skittish about creating more accounts on other sites, but I think it's worth the ask (some people are shy about just jumping into joining a new forum without knowing someone there already).
As for how she found this thread, I'm wondering if it was through me. She mentioned reading my JN posts and I know in at least one I linked to the thread where we're discussing the NFT Metaverse. And that thread has a quick discussion and link to this thread. So she could have followed my JN post and then followed the other thread's link to this thread and, agreeing with what we're doing, made a Neoboard about it. If I had to guess, in addition to expressing permission, they also wanted to offer their Neopets education article as a source we could use and maybe also wanted to try and get other Neopian Times authors to join in (but this latter one is only a guess, but it would be one reason to make it a Neoboard instead of neomailing one of us).
Oh, and jaylahcat, if you're reading this, we're more than happy to have you join us! We're all friendly here and we have plenty of threads to explore ranging from many topics, Neopets and beyond.