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Site status update [Dec. 31st, 2014|12:29 am]

The end of the year is approaching, and it's time to post an update on the current status of the site.

The last update is dated from last March and since then, nothing.

Two projects were on the table:

  • The search engine and a bunch of fix / update on the layout and features, such as the addition of streaming video.

  • A traditional update with new clips.

However, something happened in May: a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. A month later, they finally found a buyer for their house.

This lead to a series of cancellations that affected the site.

Normally, I take my vacation time away from the Internet and distraction (going fishing, etc) to work on an update. This got cancelled, thus the free time I usually took for the site was gone.

With my relative sick and needing to move his belonging to the new place, I took days off from works to help. You may not know, but moving from one farm to another imply a LOT of stuff to carry over. And both aren't next door to each other.

And my job doesn't really allow to take days off. Therefore, the days taken were simply retaken as overtime later on, which kind of remove the free time I would have spent working on the site.

Hunting was also cancelled, which was another of such time away from distraction.

This lasted until last week.

Now, things are settling back in place. My relative had had his surgery. They are at their new place. My accumulated work has been cleared at the office. I've cleared the 6000 accumulated deviations on DeviantArt. I can resume where I left.

First thing first, I will finish the code update. Search and streaming has been on hold for too long. And a certain name not longer associated with the site has to be removed.

Second, nearly a year is way too long between updates. I know I don't have the luxury of having all my days work-free and not worrying about a job, but that's not excuse. Especially with the last donation (of the very few I receive) I just received (which I'm very grateful, thank you).
So for 2015, I'll try, no, need, to get more updates rolling.

But I may repeat myself, help would be welcome. I'm all alone on the site. Stonegate is gone. Feedback is non-existent. I only got feedback from 1 or 2 persons. References are few, I only 3 have been referring me useful content to look for. And no, messages like "Please update the site with 15 angry bird TF clips" are not helpful. I need the name of the show, movies, game. I need which episode. I need something to work with. Especially since I don't pirate all my clips, and looking at every single episode of a series really can be time consuming.

I could also use help in labelling clips. I need at least one person to identify clips, which doesn't have an existing character, which feature a male or female character. I can do fuzzy search to put that flag, based on generic word like man, woman, girl, etc., but that will leave room to erroneous entries, and as a perfectionist, I hate that kind of mistake.

So, if you can help and want to help, please contact me. I would like to make a contributor / supporter page and be able to put some name on it.

Sorry again for the bad 2014 years of update. Lets wish for a better 2015!

And sorry to any email I may have not replied for. Some may get lost in all the mayhem, and if you don't mind for late reply, always feel free to remind me and send your message again (as long it's not for more Angry Bird clip).