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baldurk 101 Sep 03, 2004 at 15:18

Anubis and I were just talking about some ideas for devmaster, and we came up with this one out of Ed Mack’s idea of a featured developer.

What we thought would be to have a featured project. On some arbritary timescale - per week, per two weeks, whatever, we’d pick an interesting project of whatever type. Then we’d write up a mini article about it. It would have a short blurb about the person who made the project, then a description of the project and some information about it. Perhaps a short interview with the person who wrote the project (depending on whether they’re a member of the forum, or are easy to get at) :). Obviously we’d need someone who’d be responsible for doing this, but I’m sure we’d find someone happy to do that.

If we ever didn’t have a project to feature, we can cycle round old ones so that people who missed them can see them. We could also have a simple indexing so that you could look up people’s past projects, perhaps from their profile?

So, what do you guys think?

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anubis 101 Sep 03, 2004 at 15:42

make it so that there are three paragraphs for each project :
- one with info about the author (static)
- one with info about the currently viewed project, with interview and whatnot
- the last one should give easy access to that guys other projects should there be any

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NomadRock 101 Sep 03, 2004 at 15:42

It needs to be submitted by the programmers instead of chosen. This is because no one knows about my projects until I announce it. I assume the same is true for most others. This was kinda the purpose of the IOTD back at flipcode and it worked pretty well.

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baldurk 101 Sep 03, 2004 at 15:49

@NomadRock

It needs to be submitted by the programmers instead of chosen. This is because no one knows about my projects until I announce it. I assume the same is true for most others. This was kinda the purpose of the IOTD back at flipcode and it worked pretty well. [snapback]10371[/snapback]

How the projects get chosen isn’t so much of an issue. It doesn’t matter whether whoever is in charge goes out and finds a project, or gets it sent to him by the writer of the project.

NOTE: I don’t have in mind a simple project-plug. The project would have to be interesting or special in some way, to merit being featured. Not just another planned MMORPGFPSRTS.

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NomadRock 101 Sep 03, 2004 at 16:30

Right, I was just worried that you would be out looking for projects to feature, and this would be pretty difficult considering the lack of advertizing that we use.