Gp32X.com - Future

What new domain should gp32x.com use?

  • openhandhelds.org

    Votes: 95 88.8%
  • gp32x.de

    Votes: 8 7.5%
  • gp2x.eu

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • gp2xwiz.de

    Votes: 2 1.9%

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double7

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EvilDragon said:
So, one news section for ALL handhelds?
I would like to suggest seperated news sections. They are more comfortable for owners of one device only. And easier to archive for history reasons later. Maybe its possible to symlink different news sections into one single rss feed or one "head --time 2 months" news section?

EvilDragon said:
+ Other Devices Section
-gp32 Everything
-gp2x Everything
-dingoo Everything
-name a handheld etc

That sounds okay.
Ah, the good old OOPS section. :)
(Out Of Production / Support)
 
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Peter R said:
EvilDragon said:
After that is done, the stuff from the archive can be moved to IP.Downloads (I could need some helping hands here!)
I guess you're looking for an automated solution?

Well, that would also be good, or some helping hands who would like to do it manually :D

Automation might be easy, both use databases... I'll check that when I've got it installed.
 
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EvilDragon said:
Peter R said:
EvilDragon said:
After that is done, the stuff from the archive can be moved to IP.Downloads (I could need some helping hands here!)
I guess you're looking for an automated solution?

Well, that would also be good, or some helping hands who would like to do it manually :D

Automation might be easy, both use databases... I'll check that when I've got it installed.

Even if it comes down to automated use of the human interface, that is quite often very feasible as well. As proved by the spam onslaught GP32x seems to have experienced of late :( .
 
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well I think it's good enough to open, been working really hard trying to get it up and running as quick as possible.

http://openhandhelds.net/

made the site ad free and clean as possible, supports tapatalk if you have an android or iOS device, installed and hosting a wiki..

any donations are very welcome and every penny donated will be used to improve the site and service

let me know what you think
 

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I'm partial to something gp32/gp2x/pandora based, also something short. openhandhelds sounds fringe.

I'm also happy to help with logo/graphics/etc. I'm not sure if anyone remember my icon pack but I promise I've come a long way since then.
 

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I would rather wait for evilD to come back with a more news than join this openhandhelds.net that may not get the gp32x backup. Also any donations should go to evilD for all the stellar work he does with the file archives and previous history of being an all round scene good guy and internet topbloke.

And if you are making Sony a mod on either site you can count me out of joining. :D
 

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jb0yx said:
well I think it's good enough to open, been working really hard trying to get it up and running as quick as possible.

http://openhandhelds.net/

made the site ad free and clean as possible, supports tapatalk if you have an android or iOS device, installed and hosting a wiki..

any donations are very welcome and every penny donated will be used to improve the site and service

let me know what you think

Why are you doing this?
You are probably just trying to help, but do you realize ED is already planning to move the site and owns openhandhelds.org.
Seriously this just looks like a desperate attempt to get attention, why not wait for ED to build something official.

I appreciate your effort, but better help ED with that, than roll your own.
 
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View it anyway you want, I am only providing it as an option. Cant force the Internet in any direction.

I think there are things wrong with all the communities I frequent, I spend 90% of my time in "other consoles" and I think that was a problem. I tried to provide an option that is unbiased to any certain handheld.... also clean and resourceful. If you don't think it will be useful then nobody is forcing your hand. That's all I'm going to say about that.

If a mod doesn't act professionally then they wont be a mod anymore, from what ive seen he doesn't abuse is power on op boards so I agreed.
 

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jb0yx said:
View it anyway you want, I am only providing it as an option. Cant force the Internet in any direction

Not totally true. I am pretty sure if you don't have posting members the site will be shutdown in a few years. TBH I don't see how you will manage to make the site more popular then EDs'.
That said, I like a really impartial site with information regarding open handhelds.
Waiting for content and then I (might) register.
 
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Iorgy77 said:
I would rather wait for evilD to come back with a more news than join this openhandhelds.net that may not get the gp32x backup. Also any donations should go to evilD for all the stellar work he does with the file archives and previous history of being an all round scene good guy and internet topbloke.
I agree, no reason to jump ship when there is no reason for this site to disappear.

jb0yx said:
I think there are things wrong with all the communities I frequent, I spend 90% of my time in "other consoles" and I think that was a problem. I tried to provide an option that is unbiased to any certain handheld.... also clean and resourceful. If you don't think it will be useful then nobody is forcing your hand. That's all I'm going to say about that.
It is perhaps true that this site is rather specialised in the consoles it covers, but it is infact that way by design. A very unfocussed site with subsections for every system under the sun is not likely to be particularly viable. This is because it would essentially be a number of fragmented smaller communities that would probably be better served by dedicated sites.
 
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Peter R said:
It is perhaps true that this site is rather specialised in the consoles it covers, but it is infact that way by design. A very unfocussed site with subsections for every system under the sun is not likely to be particularly viable. This is because it would essentially be a number of fragmented smaller communities that would probably be better served by dedicated sites.
I don't agree. See XDA developers.
 
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jb0yx said:
View it anyway you want, I am only providing it as an option. Cant force the Internet in any direction

Not totally true. I am pretty sure if you don't have posting members the site will be shutdown in a few years. TBH I don't see how you will manage to make the site more popular then EDs'.
That said, I like a really impartial site with information regarding open handhelds.
Waiting for content and then I (might) register.

not really trying to compete with ED's site, I was trying to complement it.. or at least that's what the plan was when I registered the domain.. the forum on .org is in german... and I wanted an english one that was similar and had a wider selection of devices... see my train of thought? Maybe talking about it here (while it seemed directly applicable to the situation) may not have been the best idea.. not very warmly taken.

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Peter R said:
It is perhaps true that this site is rather specialised in the consoles it covers, but it is infact that way by design. A very unfocussed site with subsections for every system under the sun is not likely to be particularly viable. This is because it would essentially be a number of fragmented smaller communities that would probably be better served by dedicated sites.
I don't agree. See XDA developers.

this was my thought exactly



Anyway just want you all to know I'm not profiting even in the slightest bit from doing any of this... no ads, no store... just content.. and I paid quite a bit out of pocket already for this idea and figured you guys would like it. If it ever does pull a profit I'm just going to upgrade the bandwith and get more storeage to host more stuff and finish some of the other stuff I've been working on... so you're all welcome ;)

I'm going to go back to my hole now, if you need me, you know where to find me.
 
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Good news: Thanks to DJWillis (who had another email address of hando), I got a reply :)

So we can move gp32x.de to the new server and keep the address as well :)

Also, he's fine with anything we want to improve and he's looking for his IPB login details.

So I'm going to move the site to the new server, will upgrade the IPB license and add IP.Downloads and we can work on improving things.
Forum layout, news, etc.

Whatever good ideas you get :)
 
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Excellent news.

Even though the URL is now safe, I still like the idea of catering to a wider range of hardware, and flying it all under the Open Handhelds banner. A web ring of sorts. Some ideas on that:

  • "GP32X" becomes "GP32X, home of open handhelds." This is reflected in the branding of the home page & forum header.
  • openhandhelds.org becomes a landing page for all sites: File archives, GP32X, German forums, Pandora/iCP forums.
  • All these sites link back to openhandhelds.org (just in the footer text or something).

I see that 'forum.openhandhelds.org' is prominent in google results; it needs a banner explaining that it's an archive only, with links to the active forums.

[edit] Also, links from the the file archives back to the forums might increase community activity. For example a 'support' link on each app entry, pointing to the relevant forum section. I guess IP.Downloads will do something along these lines or better.
 

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I should continue to transfer the forum to openhandheld.org and redirect people who visit this site to openhandheld.org.
Also the fact that Hando is the owner of a site he doesn't care about anymore doesn't sound good to me for future developments.
 

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Gruso said:
I was assuming that there would be a transfer of domain name ownership to ED... hopefully that's the case.

I hope so, but even if he does I still think openhandheld.org is a better domain name and a transfer would be wise. Luckily there is no need to rush anything now.
 
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