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19 August 2004 @ 11:37 pm
On Icons and such... :P  
Just a thought, but with so many awesome icons floating around this community, why doesn't someone make a webpage strictly for FMA icons? xD That way they can all be in one place and such, instead of scattered throughout the various posts. ^^

I'm not good at crazy layouts (like this community's *-*) but if someone had the webspace and needed help coding stupid repetitive stuff like tables and organizing submissions or something I'd be more than willing to help pull it together. ^_^

Is this a bogus idea? xP
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breakin' through the door: Man I'm Goodmiss_arel on August 19th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, it sounds like a great idea to me. I'd be happy to submit icons, but unfortunately I have neither the skills nor the means to actually build a webpage. :( But I definitely like the idea.
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
I have enough skill to make one.. just not a fancy one. xD If it comes down to it maybe I'll go ahead and make a simple one. ^^ I just wish there was someone who would sacrifice bandwidth so it wouldn't have to be a free server. ;_; But actual coding the least of worries I guess. ^_^ I have free time if it comes to that. :P
Hikikomori: KINKY!the_hikikomori on August 19th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
Well I could always make one if there was demand and enough people that would want to submit to it (It would be on free hosting but yeah)
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
As far as freehosting goes I use geocities because I can eliminate the banners(the site I made and mod is in my userinfo, if you want to look), but I was just worried about bandwidth. x.x That's always an issue.
Hikikomorithe_hikikomori on August 19th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well bandwith wouldn't be bad I think.
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
Mirrors on different addresses could also be made easily, just for that sake. ^_^
billypilgrim on August 19th, 2004 08:57 pm (UTC)
The problem with that is thievery, aka not crediting. If you post on LJ, you know whose taking them, and if someone steals it, you know it.

It's impossible to do it all on one site, because alot of icon makers put there icons friend's only, so they know who see's their icons, so you couldn't have anywhere near "all the icons". I, being an icon maker, would not like to see it posted on a website, because of people taking it and claiming it as there own, and that'd be very easy to do.

There are plenty of icon makers who do alot of specific series, if you want some, I'd be more then happy to point some out to you, but I vote ney on putting them all on one website.

Oh, and you'd also have to ask every icon maker, putting them up without their permission is even worse.
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
That's an understandable worry, and I definitely see your point. Still, in both cases there will be people who decided not the use credit or even tell the person that they took it. You'll find it in both cases of LJ vs. Website.

And, it was just a suggestion. ^^ Maybe some people will still want to do it?

I had no intention of just taking peoples icons, but rather taking submissions by creator and organizing them by that person's name. Best for crediting and for organization. It's not impossible to make one site with a lot of icons, it merely runs on a sort of honor system, like everything on the internet.

Still, it's anyone's decision if they want to do the site thing. ^^ I appreciate the feedback.
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~: Innocentebleedingsand on August 19th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a great idea. Finding a certain icon you KNOW you saw can be tough sometimes, and have one place with icons sounds wonderful.

But, it will be a lot of work. First off, you'd have to ask the icon makers. I'm certain there will be quite a few that volunteer (and I definitely will! Provided I can find all the icons I've made), but there may be some that don't follow this community anymore. And you have no clue if the ones who didn't answer this post just don't follow this community, or aren't interested. Secondly, you'd have to make sure all the icons are clearly marked by who made them, and what their policy is. And finally, finding a place to host them all. Some of the icons, while hilarious, are in pretty bad taste and there might be a few webhosts that won't like that.
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a job for cross posting, dedication, and free time. ^_^ But that goes into any website one wants to make good. *nodnod* I think it could be done. ^_^
~Spinny Roses~ Evil on Legs~bleedingsand on August 19th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
It probably can be. Just making sure you're aware of the hard work that will go into it. Well, again, my icons are up for grabs. No credit needed, just don't say you made it. The exception is the Hawkeye/Roy one of mine. My art. Sucky, but mine. Credit is needed.
unruhe on August 19th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'd be willing to help out with hosting.

My host is fairly reliable, and I have plenty of bandwidth, since I never use it. I can HTML, too. XP

If you do decide to go ahead and whatnot and need webspace or something, let me know, ne?
Paurapaura on August 19th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
Ahh! You're so awesome! ^_^ I'll add you on LJ (and my AIM is Kawaii Paura), and we'll see how many people are interested, ne? ^^ Thanks so much for the offer!
unruhe on August 19th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. ^^

It's not like I'm every going to use all the webspace I have. XD And I got it for free, so why not put it to good use? -heh-
パイロチャン 「Pyrochan」pyroh on August 19th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)
Another idea is to put all the icon posts in the community's Memories section, so that they will be easier for people to find, but with the overwhelming number of posts made to this community already, it's going to be a bit difficult and quite time-consuming to skim through everything and sort it appropriately into folders @_@ Ah well, I need to do it anyway...I hate when stuff is disorganized and difficult to find.

Nobody's allowed to make any more posts until I'm done! (joking XD )
Paurapaura on August 20th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
That could work too. xD As I said, a site was just an idea to be thrown about. ^_^
Adaadalove on August 19th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
shuugasmer on August 20th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
*nods* I was about to mention that.