Question: what about all the wonderful articles that were all nicely archived for ages in SMA?
Now I see it all looks empty as if someone pushed the button "reset" on it. While the new design is simply awesome and brings back memories from Stop Motion Community, SMA is missing what makes SMA. Having all kinds of resources to learn from. Is it me or I don't seem to find them, that maybe were all archived at certaini sections, just like Marc Spess have done with his previous commnity?
Well, just curious, that's all.
Other than that nice to re-meet you everyone and meet you any new one.
oh nevermind, just being informed the old site is in transition and through a link we can still access to old SMA.
Hope that doesn't mean that old site will eventually be gone but that there will be a way to keep old with new all in one place.\
I just read this, I am terrible!
thanks anthony, good to know that there is an accessible way to our past :)
Anthony Scott said:
For some reason that link doesnt work for me... i never experienced the old board but it sounds like a treasure trove!!
With that said, Nick, you are implying that IT IS possible to get all these 10 years of material back at some point in life? I have had some similar situation with some of my external hard drives (passport) which I so rigorously kept with myself as some kind of treasure chest. Now it is not even detected by my computer and or any other computer. It was horrible to wake up one day and knowing all these memories, work in progress, designs, ideas, sketches, were simply gone...
but I guess this is what life is all about. To learn not to keep anything anywhere but in your self. That's probably best place to trust.
I even have had same problems with previous communities, non animation related where I had publish tons of writings *back then when I was so concern about creative writing literature* and suddenly one day...that place simply disappeared... I am so used to this.
It was still operational for a couple of weeks during the transition to this new site, back in 2012, but the old site had to be closed. There was more than 10 years of material there so many of us hope to see the archive restored one day.
It's interesting the way technology is progressing - the earliest things humans made, like cave paintings and pyramids are still with us but the most recent, digital stuff, can flicker out of existence in an instant. It's like we're rapidly approaching our use-by date and everything was designed only to last that long.
Paul Vortex has the entire old board supposedly on a hard drive, and he's supposedly working on some way to get it all re-posted as a searchable database, but we haven't heard from him about it in all this time. It's possible something might have gone wrong, maybe the data got corrupted or lost somehow, or maybe he's just procrastinating or too busy, who knows? He's busy now building a studio and working on a couple of films. It would be a terrible tragedy if all that information just disappears forever, like the library @ Alexandria, but sometimes that's just the way things happen. Maybe we were the lucky generation to be privy to that kind of info during the brief moment it was online, and maybe now it's gone for good except to professionals who learn it on the job, aside from any new books that come out (which might consist partly of info that came originally from that board).
m_( Maybe the same reason why Technology destroy our past, is because we very much trust in technology more than anything else around.
m_(At any rate, I learn nothing last forever, it's best lesson I got. But there is one thing for sure, Stryder, as long as we still exist, whatever is missing, will still be remembered and will be projected in every animation we make.
m_(I am not really sure what has happened to Saul Vortex. I have also seen all this wonderful initiative to create a studio all from scratch somewhere in Europe. I really hope he is doing alright. I did not know he did have the entire board. That would be fascinating. I am very nostalgic at certain things I've written in the past, and it would make my day by simply reading what was from me back then being the newbie I was, and what I am now, which is ..just a new-age-newbie but well, you get my point.
m_(Lucky generation! ... right. We are very lucky indeed.
m_(Anyhow, Stryder, I haven't heard from YOU in so long, ever since you stop using your blog for about 6 months with some issues to get online, or something. Then you came back but I could notice the blog just did not have all that sequence from the start. It took a transformation in some kind of methodical blog, in a sense, and more describing books you've read and such. That's as fas as I can remember while still visiting your blog. Then, of course, I was gone from many places, and ever since I lost contact with you. But you should know I always have admired this capacity you have to appear and disappear, and always come with some nice words for the occasion. I really hope you are doing alright. I am settling down to SMA and AC .. and well just really pushing myself more into communities like in "old days". So thanks for your comment, and glad to see you around here.
Saul says: "The threads are intact, tried to migrate them with an adapter into the new framework, but the attempt failed. Might have to build a whole new front end, something that will take some time. I do want to get the old board up".
m_( well, that is just great news already, since threads remain. As for building a new front end, I have no clue what he was talking about, but sounds like some serious rocket science to get things worked out.
m_( thanks for the update, Pram!
Saul says: "The threads are intact, tried to migrate them with an adapter into the new framework, but the attempt failed. Might have to build a whole new front end".