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Articles revamped! Help wanted!

Written by steet :



 

I've been wanting to revamp the fan galleries for years, and I've started with the articles! (Believe it or not, there are more than 500 articles on Animation Source!)

Articles revamped

Now, each article has a thumbnail. It makes it much easier on the eye. Take a look!

I've also improved the "Similar articles" part (which now include articles from other Animation Source sites), as well as the interface buttons :

New interface


The article texts and send system have also been improved. Images are now automatically retrieved from their remote locations, resized to fit on screen, and hosted on the Animation Source server in order to make sure they never get broken.

Of course, it's too late for quite a large number of articles which lost their pictures and have broken links. The system now hides these broken images and links from the visitors view, but are still visible to moderators and the articles creators so they can fix them.

So we'll need to "clean" the articles section, by fixing the broken articles (adding back the missing images/links or find replacements) and deactivating the bad articles and the ones that can't be fixed.

I'd like to offer an opportunity! If you're interested in helping to "clean" the articles, contact me! :)




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April 16, 2019
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The lionesses
I’ll do lion king

October 13, 2016
Webmaster France Male Is not currently on the site
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Blazetail => Yes, this is for the extreme cases (the obvious ones). And if no one commented, there are chances it didn't interest anyone (but not always, sometimes it can be an article posted on a not popular site)

September 24, 2016
Articles mod Usa Female Is not currently on the site
I have chosen The Lion King Source

September 24, 2016
Shoutbox Moderator, Articles mod, Global... Finland Female Is not currently on the site
Big bad mods.
I have also been added to Balto source.

September 24, 2016
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The all mighty green
i think "
- If an article seems really uninteresting, and it's not popular (no comments) then you may deactivate it."
shouldnt be a thing (bad quality - yes) as interesting is down to the person, and some members might like reading a topic but not comment

September 24, 2016
Site Builder (Content), Site Builder (Gr... Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Path of the Demon
Just for the record, I've been added to Balto Source.

September 24, 2016
Webmaster France Male Is not currently on the site
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For everyone who accepted to help with revamping articles, here are the instructions! :)

- Before checking articles for a site, post a message here to let us know which site you'll cover!

- Make sure you don't check the same article twice. (check from oldest articles to newest)

- Correct the spelling mistakes.

- If there are broken links, try to find suitable replacements if possible. Same thing for the pictures. For example, if a book cover picture is missing, do a search on Google to find it and replace the picture.
NB : Broken links and broken pictures are not displayed for visitors, only to moderators.

- To add or replace pictures, you don't have to manually send them to the Animation Source server. Just indicate the URL of the picture in the text editor "picture properties". When submitting the changes, the picture should automatically get retrieved and hosted on Animation Source.

- Try to make sure each article has at least ONE picture, so that it has a thumbnail. (The thumbnail is automatically generated with the first picture in the article)

- If an article seems really uninteresting / bad quality, and it's not popular (no comments) then you may deactivate it.

- If an article is beyond repair (too many broken links and pictures you can't find replacements for) and as such, doesn't make sense anymore, you may deactivate it.

- Very old articles (older than 2006) on Balto Source & The Lion King Source used a different images send system, so they lost all their pictures. I could recover them, but the link between the article and its pictures has been lost. However, here are all these lost pictures so that you may be able to fix these articles :

Balto Source : http://www.animationsource.org/backup/bsoldarticles.zip
TLK Source : http://www.animationsource.org/backup/tlkoldarticles.zip

- Repeat the same thing for each site. :)

August 01, 2016
Webmaster France Male Is not currently on the site
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Now it's fixed, and I've also fixed the send articles process which was broken due to the changes.

July 31, 2016
Webmaster France Male Is not currently on the site
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I forgot to check the mod panel... I'll fix it.

July 31, 2016
Site Builder (Content), Site Builder (Co... Poland Female Is not currently on the site
Big Bad Mod
And now "revamped articles" can't be managed in moderator panel. Just letting you know here.

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