Hello everyone, please drown this site in presents contributions. Go from lurker to Quaker. How about:
]Most of Quaddicted.com is a wiki. You can edit and create pages!/]
]You know PHP and SQL? I am looking for someone to give my map/review database code a good security inspection before I open-source it (in hopes for help)./]
]Are you a community person? Frequenting many non-Quake forums? Spread the word. Keep people updated about new releases, educate them about nice engines, tell them that they should play Quake. Seriously, this is probably the best and most important thing anyone can do for our little community. I tried to do that in various places but it is exhausting so I stopped./]
]You like Quake engines? Look at http://www.quaddicted.com/engines/fitzquake. Improve it and add other engines. Add screenshots./]
]You like tools? See above. Also pages like this almost empty http://www.quaddicted.com/tools/lighting_options reference are super handy. Also a http://www.quaddicted.com/tools/map_compilers./]
]You are a secret hunter? Add guides! See my quick and dirty http://www.quaddicted.com/secrets/ant_ant as example./]
]You read a lot? Find more magazines that talk about Quake in any way, add scans, transcribe scans. http://www.quaddicted.com/magazines//]
]Do not worry about breaking things. If you just want to try editing the wiki, there is the http://www.quaddicted.com/playground/playground./]
Quaddicted.com will be running on a new server once I get around moving the files. Probably once the Fileplanet archival is finished. That new server only costs 3€ more per month, has the same hardware (I got lucky) except for a bump of harddisk space from 200 gigabytes to 2 terabytes. I will fill that up in no time. If I can, I will host the entirety of Fileplanet’s ftp2 directory, that is all the good old files.
The new server costs 18€ per month. That is 204€ per year.
A couple of years ago there were some text advertisements on the frontpage that paid good money. Sadly subsequent offers went drastically down in amount and I was never too happy with the “cheapening” of the site’s appearance. So I decided against prolonging those. There is still http://www.quaddicted.com/quaddicted.com/bounties but apart from that those funds have been depleted.
I would like to work more on documenting all the releases of Quake and related commercial content. You can find http://www.quaddicted.com/library/. For this I would need to buy some releases if I cannot find trustworthy rips and scans.
So, send your money to a student who has no income! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WUK57TZD4WHFC. If you want to use bank transfer instead (at least in Europe that would mean no or lower fees), mail me. Please mention if you would like to be thanked publically or not.
Apart from being myself and continuing work on collecting and documenting everything, I will be getting a proper (well, free) SSL certificate so you can visit https://www.quaddicted.com without an annoying “self-signed certificate” warning. Stupid broken system… No one cares about this anyways so I think it is a rather selfish gift.
I also plan to set up some more automated preservation stuff like daily mirroring of public source code repositories and also websites.
A 2012 review post will come some time in 2013. I finally got the Fileplanet archiving back on track!