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Reality-on-the-Norm / Re: Old RON site partial archive
« on: 07 Jun 2016, 19:21 »
The one from 2004 is the first version I wrote after discovering RON and offering to update their website. I even included additional themes in the bottom bar. If you click on 'Original RON' it makes it look like the 2001 site. Weird to see it again after all this time - I don;t think I even have the source files any more.

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I've always loved the idea of Reality. That everybody can contribute, regardless of experience, to build a story together. It's the very essence of the internet percolated into gaming goodness. I thought so much of it that I've spent the last six years looking after the website even thought I've never contributed a chapter, drawn a sprite  or played the majority of the games. Although I'll be relinquishing my duties here, I'll continue to watch everything that goes on with interest. Long may it continue...

So finally, a call to the community, who will step forward to take on the mantle of "Webmaster of RoN"? If you're interested, please let me or Dylan know.

Cheers,
James


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Reality-on-the-Norm / Re: The new home of RoN is...
« on: 28 Feb 2009, 23:49 »
I think you may be right. I'm working on something right now.

But in the meantime you'll just have to put up with the old one...

Cheers,
James

You should celebrate with a site redesign. Nice to see you now have a decent domain name.

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Reality-on-the-Norm / Re: Project - RON wiki
« on: 24 Feb 2009, 21:19 »
DC, I can tell you that the wiki will be available at http://wiki.realityonthenorm.info once complete. Nothing there yet though.

James

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Reality-on-the-Norm / Re: Project - RON wiki
« on: 24 Feb 2009, 15:14 »
Hold your horses DC! The original RoN site had a wiki too, so when we get back online this will be available. If you can hold on just a little longer then this will be available for everyone to update.

Cheers,
James

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Reality-on-the-Norm / The new home of RoN is...
« on: 23 Feb 2009, 23:14 »
I 'm happy to say that RoN has now found a permanent home here at AGS, and that this forum is now the 'official' RoN forum. However, there still needs to be a place to go to find out more about Reality and that place is:

www.realityonthenorm.info

It's not ready yet, but we're taking on board a lot of the comments that have been made and will be online soon.

Cheers,
James

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Reality-on-the-Norm / Re: Before we get started...
« on: 23 Feb 2009, 00:22 »
Absolutely so... a big thank you.

And I'm happy to also say "watch this space". Reality on the Norm may be offline at the moment, but it won't be forever.

Cheers,
James

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As one of the admins for the RoN site, I just wanted to make short post to let you all know that I'm taking onboard all the comments that have been made. I have already started work on how we might implement RoN 2.0 (for want of a better name :)) to make it more accessible to new and old users alike. In all honesty, although the site has had a couple of makeovers since I joined, the information structure has never really been touched.

I think that the ideas around control are very valid; even in a community there needs to be direction, and it is up to the community 'leaders' to provide this. Having a core group in place to provide support during the production of new games will hopefully encourage new members and provide a measure of quality control at the same time.

I think it would also be useful to split the site into two sections: 'play' and 'make'. The 'play' section would contain everything required to play the games, including information on technical issues and 'hints and tips'. Hopefully, through a positive experience of the community, we can then get them to move over into the 'make' side of the site. This part would include detailed breakdowns on location and characters, tutorials and resources; everything you need to make your own RoN game.

Finally, I was going to say something else, but I've completely forgotten... doh!

I look forward to your comments!

James

P.S. At the moment the site is experiencing some technical issues which are completely out of our control, but hopefully these will be sorted out very soon.

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