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Re: [Icehouse] SLICK v Icehousegames.org

  • FromAvri Klemer <avri@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 13 Jul 2007 12:49:58 -0400
I agree.  The SLICK site is reference in many places, online and in print, usually with no mention of the Icehouse Games Wiki.  Although SLICK was actually where I first started looking for new Icehouse rules, having now been introduced to the Wiki, it is clear that the elder statesman is obsolete, and in fact may be hurting the proliferation of all things Icehouse.
It's going to take a commitment from the Looneys and co. to approve and facilitate the changes you suggest, but I think it is worth the investment of time.
my 2 cents.
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Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 12:36 PM
Subject: [Icehouse] SLICK v Icehousegames.org

Thinking about the whole Rabbit Wiki v Icehousegames Wiki made me suddenly ask myself, "What about SLICK? Why is it still around?"

* SLICK is at a Looney-maintained site, so it's as persistent as the whole company.
* SLICK is not a wiki, so it's maintained internally only, by the (very busy, shorthanded) company.

* Icehousegames.org has a TON more games than SLICK.
* SLICK seems to have some games that are NOT on the wiki and need to be "ported" to it.

* SLICK is VERY old and its game rules are probably obsolete, for games also on Icehousegame.org and being polished there but not copied back to SLICK.
* SLICK could be considered a historical artifact (more so, if a link to Icehousegame.org is right at the top, clarifying that IHG.org is the actual "place to be" now).

* SLICK is mentioned in older news articles--yep, that post about the BBC coverage of Icehouse reminded me of dear old dottering SLICK. But HTML *does* support the REDIRECT tag, to bounce folks straight to the IHG.org Wiki, if SLICK is completely dismantled (after porting extra games over).

Thoughts, folks?

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