It's not really a priority at the moment, but if there was a set direction intended for FML then that would be useful.
It's not really a priority at the moment, but if there was a set direction intended for FML then that would be useful.
My personal aim for the short term is to get two things sorted on the site - firstly to get a some more pages on other fansites (started already with a page on FM-View) and to develop Football Manager 2010 on the site.
Hopefully, in the FM10 section, we will have;
- Single page for each big feature
- One big feature list with all on
- Page on buying the game
and a few more things, which when the FM10 hype goes down will all be put into one page. Having its own category will make it easy to see for people new to the site, which will increase activity.
However FML is a huge part of FM now, and it can only add to the site if we have a lot more on this. I don't play FML, so can't really help with this. It would need its own category, and there are a couple more things that, imo, will need their own category. At the moment we have;
* Team Guides
* Competition Guides
* Player Profiles
* Game Releases
and I reckon there are five things we could add to that.
* Football Manager 2010 (short term, long term make Club Guides and Nation Guides seperate and get rid of this.
* Football Manager Handheld
* Football Manager Live
That would mean we would have 3 columns of 5 fansites, making it 15 altogether. Although that may seem like a lot, it can only help to make the site more usable, and more useful to a wider audience.
- Football Manager 2010
- Fansites (although I'll be working on this a lot so this doesn't really matter to you lot)
- Football Manager Live
- Football Manager Handheld
JJay, do you still have any of the articles from the FML Wiki? That'd be very helpful, we could just copy most of them.
Sorry, boring and disorganised post. But is there anything people agree or dont agree with?
I agree with what Jammy said. I'll be getting in touch with other fansite webmasters over the next week or so. I want to speak to database and graphics makers first though, just in case I forget. You can ask webmasters now if you want Jammy, not sure if you know who to ask though. Let me know if you don't.
I'm going to make a list of who I think we should contact later - I'll pass it on to you before though to see if there are any extras.
What do you think about adding the four extra categories?
No point putting new categories on the main page until we have some pages on them. I've already made a fansites category, I'm not putting it on the main page until we have some more pages though. You can make the categories if you like.
That goes without saying tbh. I've made a FMH and a FML category, sub categorized them inside Game Releases. May put them on the main page if they become busy enough.
Not sure what we want to do about the FML page - looks a bit weird having a Football Manager Live page inside the Football Manager Live category. Maybe do something like for FMH, so there is a FMH page with a brief explanation of the game that links to the main category?
Up to you, I'll take a backseat regarding FML.
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Is there much point making them sub-categories if they've no content? Think it's best if they stay hidden tbh.
They've both got two pages in them, it's up to you but personally I think it's best to have them ready for when more articles are made. It'll make it less work, but if you think it'd be best to make them hidden to go for it
FMH has two, but FML only has one, which is just a general FML page. I think we should keep FML and FMH in the game releases section, and have it in the new categories as well.
It's actually more effort when you think about it, because when new articles are made we'll be moving them out of the game releases category and onto the main page. We might get some FML articles if JJay still has some from FML wiki but other than that realistically we won't have many FML or FMH pages for a while. There's not much point having visible categories with only one or two pages in them imho.
FML has a gameworlds page now, I made its own page for it because it's quite a big table.
I'll sort it out now though
Sorted out now, the pages are still FMH/FML categorized but the categories are now hidden.
What are we going to do with the gameworlds page and the other FML page, which are now hidden?
They're accessible from other pages - Gameworlds is linked to on the FML page and the FMH page has a link to the FMH category
http://footballmanagerwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=FML - FML
http://footballmanagerwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=FMH - FMH
Imo it's best like that for now.
Might as well shove the GWs table back into the FML page until we get some more FML pages and it's categorised properly. The GWs page is still there now, it's just hidden.
Can someone do the page on unemployed managers from the start for me? Just realised I don't have FM09 installed at all anymore
Would be much appreciated.
Will there be a tactical guide page?
We already have a tactics page, but it's fairly basic at the moment. Link.
I meant to say this earlier but I'll post it now, if you need any French based players (Ligue 1) profiles let me know either on here or PM and I'll do them. I've done most of the current missing Lyon's players but I haven't posted them yet.
Or don't you need anymore?
Any profiles at all would be great hopey
Okay, well the remaining Lyon player profiles I'll PM them to you jammy if that's cool? I'll do the more popular French based players and PM them later today or whenever I get round to finishing them, probably tomorrow I guess.
I doubt I’ll be doing any Saint-Étienne players though for obvious reasons.
Yep, PMing them to me will be fine and I'll add them to the site - cheers
Make sure you do a page on Sankhare. I love his name. It reminds me of a pig.
¬¬ (< evil eyes)
Hopey blatently hiding the profiles from me :*****(
FM announcement coming this week so that means we must have the FM10 section up soon. Going by last year SI will be releasing features by:
- Podcast (Rob)
- Random websites
- Youtube vids (Jammy)
- This forum (Hamilton)
Maybe if someone was to take the podcats, another was to look at youtube vids etc it'd make it easier. Anyone care to take a section?
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I'll take the YouTube vids, I'll watch them anyway...
Hiding what? Don't be jealous now, I'll PM you the other French based profiles when I finish them, happy?
I'd take the forum, but i'm away next week
If you could Alan. I go away on the 19th IIRC and come back 10 days later
I am away on the 13th to the 18th.
But, I will take the podcasts if you want. Give me something to listen to. Better not be crap
That's almost all the sections covered then. I'll probably be keeping an eye out for features we miss from all the sections and just other stuff that's mentioned on this forum.
Any suggestions for what I should add to the infobox on this page?
I've added infoboxes with important links to most of the pages in the game releases category, it's better than listing external links at the bottom of the page imo. They have been added for Premiership clubs as well.
All fansite webmasters have been contacted now, we have 5 fansite pages and the fansites category has been put on the main page.
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They looks great - very useful that people don't have to read the whole article to get something. You've been busy today
Undergroundfc have replied to me now, I'm talking to their webmaster about a page now - will have something on the site asap.
Oh, and we have 6 fansite pages
I can't send the PM because I'm well over the character limit in PM's, hmm.
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Oh, can you delete Fred from the Lyon club guide now? As on 9.3.0 he’s at Fluminense.
Just send 3/4 seperate PM's if you like
Yeah I was planning to do so, thought I'd better check with you first though.
PM's on the way. ;o
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All recieved and put on site - thanks muchly
Would you be able to help us in listing key players for French clubs hopey? We're adding a key players bit to the infobox on pages such as this one and it'd be great if you could help us out
How's that graphics page coming along hamilton? If it doesn't exist please tell me, because I could write one up if that's the case
ah, about that. File's corrupted and i don't have time to put it together again
How the hell did you manage to corrupt a text document!?
I'll try and get something up on it soon then..
By the way, is anyone interested in helping out me and Jammy in the day-to-day running of the site? There's lots of things we want to get covered in the next few weeks and could do with a bit of help
I would help, but i'm going away soon.
And i don't know alan :confused: Brother might have mucked about with it
I'd be interested Alan, in helping with the running. I have plenty of spare time at the moment, and I have the internet while I am away between this thursday and next tuesday, so I am not away for any of it.
How do you manage to corrupt so many things, Tom? Got a virus or do you share your computer or what?
EDIT: BTW, I have found about 50ish stadium files on one of my pen drives which I thought I lost but it turned up in a pair of jeans I had not worn for around 3 months, so I will be getting them up soon.
Dunno :confused: No viruses, just checked Anti-virus software. I defragmented my hard drive this morning as well. Share the laptop with bro and dad
Probably something from all the porn downloaded.
Jammy, are you in Mexico? Living there? Or what?
I keep noticing it on your location and keep meaning to ask but never do?
Yep. He's from Guadalajara iirc.
Yeah, Alan's spot on with this one.
You should just write the stadium profiles on the site as you go along tbf, that way they won't get lost!
You saying my hometown got a stupid name¿
I curse ye with SWINE FLU!
You don't live in Mexico?
FM10 looks and sounds great. I'd put each of the substantial new features under it's own seperate sub-heading, like the new, improved editor where you can create leagues, gets it's own section on the FM10 page
There's quite a lot we're going to be doing with FM10 news, it's going to take up around 10-20 pages I'd imagine instead of just the one.
Screenies have been uploaded and I've changed the main page. What should we do with the 'why have we set this up' bit?
League creator looks awesome.
Main page has been edited, new FM10 category set up and a few pages for FM10 have been set up. Anyone else want to help get all the pages up and everything sorted? (Rob?)
Two new categories are on the main page now, FM10 and FMH10. Hopefully we will be ableto have a FML section if JJay has any of the articles stored.
I have put up something about our site on the FM10 website. Should be up in the next few days (has to be approved first).
Yeah, that would be great Alan.
I am packing tonight so, won't be able to do much tonight but tomorrow, I will be on the site.
Sounds good Rob. There's still a bit of work that needs to be done on FM10 pages.
We've some surprised lined up for the next couple of weeks on the site, I won't tell you anything about them now but you'll see soon!
If you've been on the site today, you may have noticed the new forums we have!
Get posting away, to try and add another dimention to the site!
Double post jammy
I'll be on there ASAP Does this make the old forum redundant then?
As if it wasn't about 3 months ago Tom?
Yeah, I suppose it'll replace the old forum. We also got a few new features like a youtube player (plays vids from some other sites but that doesn't really matter), an MP3 player and we're also cleaning and re-uploading all the player screenshots.
There's also the chance we'll be expanding the site to FML soon. JJay had a site called FML Wiki that went down a few months ago and will probably be revived again on our site.
Should be an interesting couple of months then, with all of that going on!
Should be, I won't have much time on my hands though from September-June though so I won't be doing as much as I used to.
And I'm not really avalible for the next few weeks, new house doesn't have internet yet
And I need to think up a really lame excuse too...
... too busy playing FML?
Nah, JJay's just the one who does stuff we want but can't do
What's Peters excuse then?
Told me yesterday he'll be able to help us once he gets back from maccy D's. Hasn't got back to me yet, he must have some strange eating habits.
My excuse is that i'm packing for holiday and i'm on holiday for almost 2 weeks with no computer or internet connection
Haven't had internet on holiday for a couple of days, because it was protected and no-one knew the password but I cracked it
So, I should be back on it doing stuff now. I have plenty of spare time for the next few months.
I'll be able to help where I can.
Glad to hear some of you have time to do something with the site, you know what to do now...
Forum is off to a flyer I see
Good to see this still progressing, KUTGW guys. I've not done much for a while as I've been away most of the summer, plus my sign up takes some time, but I'm around for the next 6 weeks or so. If I have nothing else to do I'll try and help out
Thanks Alan, although i doubt i'll win tbh! Up against Rob and canvey in one, whilst Greasy Chip Butty (GCB) and brettney1980 will provide stiff competition in the other
PS. hamilton and Tom are the same person Alan
You know what I meant
I actually didn't, seriously!
Stupid Alan and ahmufcwafc
Indeed Jammy, indeed
Is there anything apart from the player profiles that needs doing atm? I've got a lot of spare time before going on holiday on wednesday, so i might be able to help out
Could do a club guide, haven't had a new one for a week or so?
Or whatever you fancy
I might add something on the Paul Wallace challenge: Difficulty GODLIKE Part 3, providing i get permission from NepentheZ Seeing as i'm trying to get Brennan to 1000, it's on my mind at the moment Going to be close as to whether i can actually complete it with him!
I've made the page on the Danny Roberts Challenge now, however it would be useful if a mod could create a disclaimer for NepentheZ and i've just put a line saying credit goes to NepentheZ from these forums.
He also gave me permission to do a page on the Youth Player Project, which i'll do later this afternoon
Also, if someone could add those 2 pages to the "Challenges" category, i'd be grateful
I've added the Danny Roberts Challenge into the Challenges category Just add [[Category:Challenges]] at the bottom of the page.
Cheers JS and thanks for telling me how to do it
I'll also do a player profile for Michael "Legend" Potts if i have time.
PS. Potts is a legend due to his fantastic goalscoring exploits in my dafuge's challenge save
I've added the disclaimer Tom, although you could have done it yourself
Nep gave me permission to make a page on it months ago so it's cool.
As regards what pages should you do - anything really, there's not anything to focus on now that most of the things we were planning have been sorted out. Just add whatever you feel's appropriate.
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With regards to league guides (which are what I prefer doing, I'll try and get some done), should we be updating them for the 2009/10 season now, or keep them as they are on FM09 for the moment?
Might as well start updating them for the new season now imo, will save a lot of work when FM10 comes out.
Ah, didn't know that i could add a diclaimer myself, but thanks Alan For future reference, could you please tell me how to do it? Thanks
In regards to pages that i could do, i'll try and get some random pages done when i feel like it. I'm just about to start writing the Youth Project page and i'll do a player profile of Michael Potts sometime soon as well
Anyone else think that the FM10 front cover picture on the homepage looks fuzzy from close up (20cmish).
But when I look at it in full size mode it looks fine :confused:
Done the Youth Player Project page, added the disclaimer and added it to the Challenges category
I'm on a roll today
By any chance have you not read over it yet Tom? I had a quick look just there and I removed some things that make it look like a blind copy + paste job. Might want to have a look at it again..
I have done most of the guide for you, check the help section.
Okay, everything has been covered in the coding page now I think. If there's anything you think I left out let me know.
At least i've done something for the first time in a few months