August 25th, 2009 at 12:54am by Derek
Hi everyone. As you can see, the site has undergone some changes. I rebuilt the site from the ground up, but I attempted to preserve the feel of the existing site (ohh, that banner). The site is built on top of a more versatile blogging platform now, so hopefully we will get more content moving through the home page. I will be inviting users to sign up and become bloggers for the site – anyone that shows interest (and isn’t universally hated) can have blogging privileges, pretty much. Discussion for participation is going on here
Hopefully you are pleased to see that our link nest has been tidied into some simple CSS menus. In the process I pruned dead and defunct links, while adding a few obvious omissions. Discussion on the content of the site should be directed to the forums, here.
You will also notice we have some YouTube videos on the right sidebar. I actually wrote some code that pulls the RSS feed (which does not include the embed URL…) from the eliteWRVids YouTube account, so all we need to do to keep this updated is upload videos to that account. I recognize that this account isn’t an official the-elite.net account, but I’d like to discuss a) making it one, or b) establishing one.
On a final note, there is still some work to be done, and I will be appealing to the community to help us get the site where we’d all like it. For one, there is some work to be done for importing the old GreyMatter posts, which I’ve explained here. Also, I may hold a contest (with $ award) for creating a new banner for the site, if people show interest.