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Ideas Wanted!

Postby Matbow » Mon May 08, 2006 4:00 pm

Another one of my periodical announcements asking for ideas...

This time I want ideas on what an unofficial website (ie here) could offer WS fans that the official site doesn't. So far I've thought of:

Fan Fic
Reviews
Forum
Alternate reading orders

Obviously those 4 are satisfied within this forum, but are there anymore, espec non-forum?

Basically I'm trying to work out whether designing a small website (with the forum at its core) is worth creating. It would be good way to get more popularity and users, but there's no point in doing it if I/we can't offer any more than the official site.

Thanks!

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Postby Rivaan » Mon May 08, 2006 9:39 pm

Member-drawn fan art!!

Lol. I am not that good at drawing, unfortunately.. But if anyone is, they could draw some characters and there could be a section to host those pics on the site. Just a thought.

How about location history and trivia of the many places and/or cultures in his books?
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Postby Nefer » Wed May 10, 2006 11:21 am

I like that idea!

Dunno if it's feasible, but it would be reat to have a thumbnail-type history on all the real-life characters in the books. Will make it easy for fans to see how much research WS puts into his books. That could tie in nicely with the location history :)
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Postby Matbow » Wed May 10, 2006 12:25 pm

Def a good idea and def possible to do. I'm rubbish at art tho, so I won't be posting anything!
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Postby tadh23 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:01 pm

One of my greatest problems with WS is actually my favorite thing. So much of his work is historical fivction, but i cannot always determine what is fiction and what is not. Perhaps a section breaking down the basic research/ historical information behind each book.
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Postby Matbow » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:05 pm

Wow, awesome idea! Anyone want to volunteer to so some research!!?
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Postby Nefer » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:50 am

I don't claim to be a historian - but I do know of some African history :)

I can do a little bit, based on what I know. I'll try and have something by the weekend :)

Tadh, do you know of any historical events that did WS writes about?
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Postby Allira » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:56 am

The Hyksos is in the bible so it has to be based on some fact........I did a search myself through google and came up with heaps of sites :-) not sure if we can post other links in here though????
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Postby Allira » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:02 am

ok shoot me and call me Nelly I didnt see the dates feels like an idiot...*blushin*...
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Postby Nefer » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:36 am

Aw, lol, thats okay! You can still go ahead and post the links, I'm sure there is curiosity still!

& PS, you can always hit the 'edit' button to add to your original post :)
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Re: Ideas Wanted!

Postby vincent » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:02 am

Seeing that I was born and brought up in the Natal Midlands (very close to Ladyburg) I can easily field any questions or queries as to what is fiction with regard to the history of the area.
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Re: Ideas Wanted!

Postby bayside » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:26 pm

Perhaps many of the long-term members of this unique group -- and especially the Brits, ETAL -- are already aware of the BBC African information on the daily internet news. Just this morning, however, I was fooling around on BBC and, by accident, was able to click onto their world-wide coverage. Wow -- local news of Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, etc., etc. So, for those of you non-Brits, whose interest in Africa has been whetted by WS, this might be a new way for more current research. There's an old saying I hold dear: "It's what I START to learn, after I already know it all, that really matters."
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