Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Upcoming Downtime

Alright folks, this will be the final post on this incarnation of Igadevil's Kamen Rider Page.

What's up? Well, as most of you know, I've been having some issues lately with the site, and they look to be impossible to fix with the current hosting service. So, after much consideration, I've decided it's time for a change.

I'll save all the pseudo-philosophical feel-good what-this-site-means-to-me nonsense for when things are actually settled and done, but here's the important stuff:

-I will be migrating the site proper, which right now isn't much more than a redirect to this barely-functioning blogspot address. During that time, said blog will still be around, though externally-hosted images and files (i.e. Rider Break episodes) will go down.

-As such, I'm taking this opportunity to basically start over from scratch with the new site. I'll be reposting a lot of the older articles, going back and updating or correcting errors and such. Same content, but new and improved. The Great Leader article will include the later addendum plus further information (since it's now a few years old) and stuff like that. For episode reviews, there will be a more uniform style, and I'm thinking I may go back and give Kabuto/Den-O/Kiva and some of the movies more proper opinion-based reviews (like with Decade and Kuuga) rather than the episode recaps they started out as, though I'm still considering that. Everything I consider really important/worthwhile will be carried over.

-All the old Rider Break episodes will be re-posted and hopefully appear on the itunes feed again! And, when I finally have some time to sit down and record it, episode 13. I'm using the downtime to upgrade my set-up and finally get that new microphone, so at least I'll now sound "better" I guess?

-Meanwhile, minor stuff, like random images and all that from back in the days when this blog was more 'odds and ends' rather than anything organized, will go in the big 'ol folder of stuff to post on tumblr. Likewise, with news bites and really outdated stuff, I'll keep and maybe compile them or something, but in general I don't think any of it is really that important any more. Site updates that no longer apply, etc. These days, if I want to cover news or recent reveals, I'll do it on twitter or tumblr. Not to mention there's plenty of other sites that usually get the information up well before I do. I'd really like to move IKRP towards a more article/essay & 'hard content' (profiles, data lists, etc.)-based site anyway.

-But it's not all old! There will be plenty of new stuff coming once the new site is up and running. When that'll be, I can't say, but I'm hoping to have everything straightened out in early March so I can get on with all the real important stuff I've been working on for so long. Fingers crossed.

Lastly, thanks to all who have supported me during this time. You guys are the reason I started a website back in 2000; and you guys are the reason it's not going away anytime soon!

It's far from being all over!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck Igadevil! Conquer those web hosting/page building monsters!