Well I'm bumming net space off a friend in california, but I doubt he's willing to part with the bandwidth such a project would need... (in home server...)
Perhaps once google get's their GDrive running, a communal space could be made there, but at this point I think they're the only ones in the process of creating such technology.
(starts mutterin to himself)
Ok, fliers and promo materials are usually going to consist of Word processor documents, Vector illustrations, pixel images, and pdf's of the previous.
Unfortunately, high res images can be several megabytes in size, making space and bandwidth an issue.
Additionally, the files must be accompanied by a description, and hopefully a thumbnail image (so people don't need to download the entire server to find something they're looking for). The thumbnails can probably be automatically generated (I'm sure the software exists) but the descriptions will be dependant on humans (either the submitter, or the administrator if the server is to be moderated).
I'm sure such things have been done before, hell... I've seen php forums that can keep attachments. oh. damn. I guess that's one solution.
A rabbit forum would also help guard against the influx of brain droppings such as those I've been sending during my fits of raging insomnia...
In any case, a forum would take some kind of web hosting (and probably more machine than a typical website). The looneys must have wunderland and superFRED running somewhere... but I don't know if their server is being stretched thin as it is (the graveyard of abandoned pages could be one indication). And speaking of web development, anything like this would probably best be integrated into whatever system they're coming up with, rather than being thrown on top of something already on its way to the trash.
Third party support was asked for, but what will happen if they decide to go and host such things themselves at some point? It would be a difficult thing to do, moving all that data...
It's a damn shame that blogger won't accept attachments... a rabbit blog with anyone who wanted in as contributor would be a good solution to this. And the posts could be labeled with what they contained as well as what games they were for, making the system searchable, or at the very least easily browseable.
Well they do take images up to 8mb in size... but no pdfs.
Perhaps a separate dump ftp that people could link to off of the blog... it would add a step of complication (For some reason the cutey honey theme just came on, in korean.) to the process.
I think I need to check on various blogging services to see if any accept pdfs/attachments.
(end brain dump)
On 11/4/06, Kristin
responses to various responses...
> Out of geeky interest what are the fonts you use? I guess I could be
> accused of being a bit of a font freak - I always like to know what
> fonts are being used for anything.
I'm not the one to answer this, but at some point when
Andy or Alison get caught up reading the rabbit list they
can answer this font question...
> I think I'll just find someplace else to upload them so I don't
> keep throwing 600k files at everyone.
Yes! Please don't send attachments to this list!
> As for sending in your own signs, I'm sure they'd appreciate
> it... but I have no idea whom to send it to. (kind of the
> problem I'm having with the pdf I'm sitting on)
Sorry... I so wish I had a good answer for these questions.
I have been promising you guys an electronic playground with a
Rabbit Library where everyone could build and share all the flyers
and things that you create to help promote our games... but I
have not managed to make it happen yet - and I still don't have
the resources in-house to do it right now.
Would anyone like to volunteer to host/run the rabbit library?
If we had someone with server space, and the time to interface
with any rabbit who had something they wanted to make available...
everyone could move forward on creating the content now. Then next
year sometime when we finally get our new rabbit site built, we
could move everything over and take over the hosting ourselves.
If anyone is interested in offering this service to the rabbit
community - please send email to
letting us know your thoughts on how you could make this happen.
What's important is that it not take much time from anyone who
works for me - cause we are crazy busy and overloaded with work!
Anyone else who wants to help me make all of this happen, can
help by promoting sales of our games in your local game store!
Thanks for being the most amazing fans a Kristin could dream of!
-Kristin "Mamma Rabbit" Looney
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