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Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Blake_T » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:28 pm

i'm looking 2-10 individuals willing to help get the main site caught up and ready to launch as well as help with keeping it updated as things move forward.

the new format can be seen at:
http://www.discgolfreview.com/v2

the code is a blog code. if you are familiar with blog codes it should be pretty easy. basically, the disc will be the primary post and each review posted will be a "comment" that needs to to be approved to be posted.

this is a 3 phase process.

phase 1 (probably need 5-12 people):
get old reviews ported over to the new format. this basically involves having people log in and copy old reviews and post them on the new site and getting relevant info posted in the primary disc description. this will involve a lot of work but will probably be broken down by quite a bit. e.g. 1 person does aerobie, 1 person does DGA, etc.

relevant info would involve adding things like joe's flight chart numbers, manufacturer's ratings, and a picture of the disc. we will have a format to be followed for these. basic image editing skills are recommended.

porting over old reviews will require copy/pasting old reviews into the new form and hitting post.

i would like to separate things a bit more, which would require a bit of PITA work. like, the champion valkyrie, proline jk valkyrie, and the champion edition valkyrie should be separate items.

phase 2 (probably need 5-8 people):
getting reviews that haven't been posted yet added to the site. i have about 1500 emails with reviews waiting to get posted. i will forward these to the parties involved. people will probably have 50-100 reviews each they would be responsible for posting.

new items will need to be added if there isn't already one created.

phase 3 (probably need ~5 people):
keeping the site updated once everything goes live.

this will basically be like administrating comments on a blog. you will get an email when one gets posted, you login, read it, and click "approve" or "delete".

these are volunteer positions but i will try to provide as many incentives as possible.

if you are interested in helping with any/all of the above, please hit me with an email or a PM.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby MotoDj » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:20 pm

sign me up blake, i'll offer to do any of the busy work
i'm sure theres better folks for code, but i got quite a bit of time to do some copy/paste action

if its easier for you to describe to me over the phone, i could give you my number, or vice versa
let me know how soon your wanting to get rollin
good way to earn my stripes so-ta-speak

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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Mason65 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:32 pm

I would love to help. My interweb knowledge is limited, but it sounds like mostly a copy/paste sort of thing.

Any chance of getting our user profile linked to our reviews?
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby definistrated29 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:56 pm

I would be glad to help with this.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby black udder » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:28 pm

sounds like I could help with 2 or 3 - no coding for me - but I can copy/paste like a mo fo.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Blake_T » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:20 pm

we're still pulling up 2-3 people short of what i was initially hoping for.

the more help we have, the more likely the new site will be ready ASAP.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Blake_T » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:19 am

thanks for everyone who volunteered. we're sitting at like 10-12 people right now and this is probably as many as we'll need unless someone decides to step down.

i will post here if any spots open up.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Yehosha » Wed May 05, 2010 1:18 pm

Totally missed this thread somehow, but if you are in need of anymore help for any reason, I'll gladly volunteer. It's the least I can do for all the knowledge I've gleaned from this site since joining. I play half as much, but am 3 times better than when I first came here. It's all about te knowledge. Thanks for the great site!
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Yehosha » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:19 pm

How's DGR 2.0 coming along?
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Beren » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:34 am

Web developer here, long time fan of the site. Anything I can do to help?
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby mikewra » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Somehow didn't see this thread before. I'm good at HTML and SEO but not so much on blog code. Anything I can do to help, feel free to email me mikewra@discgolfreview.com
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby lpalnau » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:00 am

Also interested in helping if this is still happening. I'm an application developer/web developer/sysadmin/webmaster when I'm not golfing. Familiar with php and wordpress/drupal templating.

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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Timko » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:35 am

Blake has been working with a team of developers to do this. Myself (and the other moderators) are removed from this actually go-live. If you're interested in helping, I would suggest sending him a PM.
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Re: Need Help getting the main site ready for Version 2

Postby Blake_T » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Things have stalled out rather significantly since the server move. seems like no one is willing to step up and head things. last i checked, roughly 50% of the content has been ported over to the new format.
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