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Well it seems my old post was retired so I thought I'd start it up again. The original "What's happening with the site" post was started in early October of last year and guess what... it's March and NOTHING has happened. Sure the occasional news topic but this site is going nowhere fast. The forum usage is down to almost nothing as well. Well done Gamedev for killing of a premium site.

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What site got killed? NeHe? I know a ton of people who still use that place. Maybe not for its forums, but the tutorials and resources it provides are quite valuable. I just went there yesterday myself to pull out a tutorial on shadows. Although I do see your point, because if I had any questions, I would bring them here... :P

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I understand six months may seem a lot but I'd say we have to wait more - when running a business with limited resources, this may eat up a lot of time.
I also noticed the forum is slow compared to old times but I don't see the link with the new site status.

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Then put an update or some sort of message either here on the forum or on the News page. It doesn't have to be daily but a weekly status report on site development would be good. A checklist or something showing what has been done and what needs to be. If people know whats going on they'll come back.

It has been six months and we have waited. Surely something has been done in six months?!

Anyway, you know my views. I've written them before. I just hope your answer will be a bit different this time to what it has been these past 6 months.

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Then put an update or some sort of message either here on the forum or on the News page. It doesn't have to be daily but a weekly status report on site development would be good. A checklist or something showing what has been done and what needs to be. If people know whats going on they'll come back.

It has been six months and we have waited. Surely something has been done in six months?!

Anyway, you know my views. I've written them before. I just hope your answer will be a bit different this time to what it has been these past 6 months.


Donate to the site by becoming a GDNET+ member or volenteer to help with the site. The Staff do a great job here and they will get NeHe back to what it was when Jeff had the time to put into the site.

No takeovers happen overnight. Instead of complaing - you should be thankful that GameDev took over the site for Jeff. As I know that Jeff was considering taking everything down before GameDev took it over from him.

This is STILL the best resource on the net for OpenGL development - even if it doesn't get upgraded all the time.

Roach

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Hi Roach.

I know I'm coming across as being a pain in the arse but it's just sad to see a leading edge site lose it's way. Many people have abandond the forum and a lot more sites have sprung up offering as much, if not more, in the way of tutorials.

I am glad that the site wasn't taken down by NeHe and I was happy to hear that GameDev was to take over. I'm just unhappy with the lack of information coming out of Gamedev on what is happening.

If you see my previous post here then you'll see the promises made by the staff to have the site updated months ago.

I think NeHe was more than just a OpenGL site for many. We saw the hard times that Jeff went through. (I can't honestly remember too many good times for him though) He seemed like a decent guy that was all about giving.

It would be a pity to lose all that.

I guess I should be like the rest and say nothing...

I apologise if I have offended or upset anyone over these posts. My aim was to get more attention to the site and hopefully get it updated sooner rather than later. Once again, sorry.

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Hi Roach.

I know I'm coming across as being a pain in the arse but it's just sad to see a leading edge site lose it's way. Many people have abandond the forum and a lot more sites have sprung up offering as much, if not more, in the way of tutorials.

I am glad that the site wasn't taken down by NeHe and I was happy to hear that GameDev was to take over. I'm just unhappy with the lack of information coming out of Gamedev on what is happening.

If you see my previous post here then you'll see the promises made by the staff to have the site updated months ago.

I think NeHe was more than just a OpenGL site for many. We saw the hard times that Jeff went through. (I can't honestly remember too many good times for him though) He seemed like a decent guy that was all about giving.

It would be a pity to lose all that.

I guess I should be like the rest and say nothing...

I apologise if I have offended or upset anyone over these posts. My aim was to get more attention to the site and hopefully get it updated sooner rather than later. Once again, sorry.



Please don't apologize for wanting Nehe to run again. We want to get it back up and going again too. Certainly, an update as to where the site is at is not too much to ask. Hopefully, everything will be settled soon, but in the meantime, if you are willing to help out with NeHe, there is certainly a need.

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Some of the issues concerning Nehe are the same exact concerns we are dealing with on Gamedev.net. Ultimately we want to make it possible to have a collaborative set of content editors and news editors to control publishing on Nehe as well as with Gamedev.net. The tools for that are currently in development. No ETA yet. However, evolutional and I certainly have this issue as one of our main priorities in addressing (technically it's the top issue, since it really solves four *big* problems with one set of code at once).

I will tell you flat out that on the software side we were just too busy and too understaffed with developers to devote much time to Nehe prior to February. But as of early February we started to change this, so you don't have to assume that we don't care about Nehe. It's not that our intentions weren't good.. but obviously good intentions doesn't get Nehe updated.

We will continue with it now until it is done.

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Michael Tanczos

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Hi Michael and frizzlefry.

I am happy to offer any help I can.

I am an ASP programmer so if you need help writing modules for the site then I can help there.

Otherwise I can help with the content management of the site. I do have to say that my OpenGL experience is very limited (actually I'm a "wanna-be" OpenGL programmer. Lots of books, very little experience [sad]).

All the best,
Tony

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@gregs - I was looking for your sdk the other day and was disappointed to not find it on the site. :( After looking for a while (I wanted it bad :)) I found that it is still downloadable from the NeHe top 10 downloads. So it is if anyone still wants it, thats where you can find it. (And the link still works at this time)

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