|From:||Adam J <fro@***.AB.CA>|
|Subject:||FASA Web page (was Re: World Map)|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Apr 1997 05:23:25 -0700|
I'll skip the entire thread, its interesting reading, but not something I
want to get tangled in.. except for this point.
>>My thoughts exactly. And if they don't want to do it themselves, some
>>script could easily be added that allows anyone dropping by to add a link,
>>like on Paolo's page.
>It's not that difficult to set up a web bot for that purpose. Provided
>the contributors get it right, the link can be added to a page
>automatically without the author needing to touch it, and it's even
>possible for short comments to be added to help provide a short
>description of what the site is or a precis on its content.
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO.
If you ask me, the auto-link adder on Paolo's page is horrible.
Its a good idea, but it has several problems, namely; People adding
multiple links to differnet pages in their web home. A link to their
campaign page, a link to the alternate rules page, etc. 4 or 5 links when
one link to your main page would work just fine? No offense to anyone who's
done that, but its bullshit.
The second problem is links dying. If there was an auto-verification
script that ran more often than when the link was submitted, it would be
fine. Example, tester-cgi-script hits each link each day at midnight, and
if it doesn't find it for 3 days straight, autoremoves it.
Can you see the problem with people getting to add their own links to
FASA's page? All of a sudden, people would start thinking Plastic
Warriors, Nerps, The Shadowrun Supplemental, all that stuff, was FASA's
work, or FASA endorsed.
IMO, FASA can only add links if they are carefully checked out and
maintained, and it might be too much work for them.
One year older..