A Conversation for Talking Point - h2g2 Redesign

Redesign Progress?

Post 1

AlexAshman


I know it's going to be a while, but how will we know when the amazing Guide Mark II gets to the next stage of development? Are we talking months or years here?

Alex smiley - smiley


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Post 2

The H2G2 Editors

We're basically talking decades, maybe centuries. smiley - smiley Seriously, we hope it'll be up an running in a few months. It's a complicated project and the people working on it are working on lots of other stuff as well. We'll definitely keep you posted.


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Post 3

AlexAshman


Much appreciated smiley - cheers


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Post 4

The H2G2 Editors

No worries mate, we're very happy to keep you informed. Incidentally, just putting tomorrow's front page together - congratulations on an excellent project. smiley - applause


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Post 5

AlexAshman


Thanks smiley - somersault

I hope you've spotted all the deliberate errors smiley - whistle


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Post 6

AlexAshman


So, has the redesign got any closer, or are we still talking centuries? smiley - erm


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Post 7

The H2G2 Editors

It is getting closer. But it's very hard for us to communicate to you guys the sheer complexity of getting funding for this sort of thing, especially in the current climate of the BBC looking to get rid of up to half it's web content and 25 per cent of its staff. Right now we're undergoing business analysis by an independent company who will make recommendations to the BBC. This is also partly to do with what platform the site should sit on (either part of it or all of it). There's a bit of politics around this and whatever we do there always seems to be a very complicated process for us to follow. However, right now, we feel confident that we're going to get this refresh done. We'll keep you informed and we'll let you know when we can tell you anything a bit more specific, like timings etc. smiley - ok


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Post 8

Icy North

Thanks Eds - you have my complete support and confidence smiley - smiley

Until next week, that is smiley - whistle

Seriously, if there's anything the h2g2 community or volunteers can do to help, let us know.

smiley - cheers Icy


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Post 9

The H2G2 Editors

Thank you Icy - very much appreciated. Truthfully, the h2g2 community and the volunteers have been utterly amazing simply by being so patient. It's been quite frustrating for us, to say the least, because we know what a brilliant site we have here with h2g2 - we know we owe it to Douglas Adams to keep the site going and to push it forward - but that internally, it's always been enormously difficult to make the site part of the bigger plans for the rest of the business. The MOT we had last year did us a lot of favours. And once again, the h2g2 Community played a very important role in this by posting well-thought out cogent arguments for keeping the site on Seetha Kumar's blog. This did not go unnoticed by our own PTB. Any more developments, as and when, we promise to keep you informed. smiley - ok


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Post 10

Elentari

Thanks Eds!


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Post 11

Taff Agent of kaos

a question about the cuts

how much traffic does H2G2 see compared to the other sites???
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how much resourses do we take up, people, eds, mods, tekys and the like compared to the other sites???

smiley - bat


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Post 12

The H2G2 Editors

Taff, sorry to be such a bore but we are not allowed to discuss stats live on site with users. However, I can say, generally speaking, they're pretty good smiley - ok


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Post 13

AlexAshman


"we feel confident that we're going to get this refresh done"

smiley - cool, good to know it's still on track. smiley - cheers


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Post 14

Taff Agent of kaos

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understand that onesmiley - okhave the same sort of thing at work, i can neither confirm or denysmiley - winkeye

when are we likely to find out if we are being axed???

smiley - bat


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Post 15

Icy North

I don't think they'll warn us - it would only incite mass panic.

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Post 16

Menthol Penguin - Currently revising/editing my book

smiley - lurk


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Post 17

The H2G2 Editors

We're going to make an announcement later on today ...


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Post 18

A Super Furry Animal

Is this an announcement about an announcement?

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 19

The H2G2 Editors

Yes!smiley - biggrin


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Post 20

Ivan the Terribly Average

A fully-fledged announcement of an announcement beats all that cheap, tawdry foreshadowing of announcements one sees so much of these days. smiley - geek


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