Is it the end for TZL???

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Is it the end for TZL???

Post by DataAngel » Sun May 16, 2010 5:36 pm

I hope not, but I wanted to let you guys know whats up.

I am older now and rarely play games and feel its time to move on.
The site has been up for 12 years and I am still amazed I have taken it this far... iterations and iterations on free hosting sites to personal hosting to paid hosting.
It isn't the money, I simply feel its time to hand over the reigns to someone more eager and younger than myself.

Domain renewal is upon me(I have 2 more months left of server hosting paid) and if you are eager and intersted, please let me know! I'd love to the site stay alive and perhaps the new manager will do an even better job than I myself have done. I do not want to see the site disappear into the abyss, especially after the many weeks I spent last year redoing the site and updating it to what you see now.

Long Live Zork!!
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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by Not_Afgncaap5 » Wed May 19, 2010 11:37 pm

So a massive rewrite of your site only to possible abandon it less than a year later?
Why not be like a lot of libraries and ask for donations?
I see you say it's not about the money, well you're not going to be doing much updating, only because there isn't much NEW Zork information.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by DataAngel » Thu May 20, 2010 6:24 am

It isn't about the money, that is correct, however it does cost money and I don't feel the need to continue to pay it, I'd prefer to simply hand it over to someone else and if they wish to maintain it, then they are in charge of costs and what happens with the site from that point on... granted ill still stop in and say hi, but i wont have to think about it anymore.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by zorket » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:28 am

Have you had any takers yet? I hope someone does step up to the plate. I know that I do not get on here often...actually I haven't been on the board in months. But when I do visit - it's like warm fuzzies!! I would be really really sad to lose this connection completely.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by lordskylark » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:47 pm

I am the creator of the Zork Compendium portion of the website, which includes the History of Zork, the ultra-complete Encyclopedia Frobozzica, and other rare Zork documents... I am seriously thinking about taking over the website.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by KM3K » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:12 am

What's the status of this? I don't have the time to really maintain this website like it deserves, but I would hate to see it go away.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by DataAngel » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:49 am

I am in the process of trying to make sure the domain does not renew and I have no plans to renew hosting after the end of august.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by DataAngel » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:14 am

I was under the impression Lord Skylark was going to take it over. The domain is currently renewed since I was unable to cancel it after I gave the go ahead for renewal 2 weeks ago. At this time I have no plans to renew my web hosting and the site will be down as of 8/1/10.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by KM3K » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:47 pm

If Lord Skylark doesn't end up hosting, I could handle the hosting. I have extra storage space and bandwidth that I don't use on my hosting account. I don't see myself having much time to make changes to the website, but I'd rather host it as is than let it disappear. DAT, I sent you an e-mail about this too.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by KM3K » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:49 am

I'm going to take over hosting of The Zork Library, so you don't have to worry about all this excellent Zork content being lost. I'm still working out the details with DataAngel and will update you guys as we get things transferred to my web host. There may be some weirdness in accessing the site as the domain's DNS changes propagate but that will only be temporary.

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Re: Is it the end for TZL???

Post by DataAngel » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:23 am

Yes! Thanks again KM3K... I forgot to make you an admin and transfer that in the forum files, you may have trouble installing and getting it up and running if you don't have access. ;D

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