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The Future of MUGEN Guild Database (Read 14199 times)

Started by TrinitroRoy, July 17, 2017, 12:36:14 pm
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The Future of MUGEN Guild Database
#1  July 17, 2017, 12:36:14 pm
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Hello guys,
sorry if I did something wrong or am posting this in the wrong section, but I feel like this elephant in the room needs to be finally addressed.
Yes, I'm talking about the dreaded MUGEN Guild Database question.
Context: Around 3 years ago, Nunor retired from his Database duties, and thus, the future of the MUGEN Guild Database was unclear.
Thankfully, the torch could be passed on to Basara a year later.
Now, let's skip ahead to 30/12/2016: Basara publishes the his last update on the MUGEN Guild Database, and then he retired as well.
Now, let's skip to today: It's been more then 6 months, and no new replacement for handling the database has been found still.
So I would like to know: Is the MUGEN Guild Database officially dead now? If not, are there any attempts at finding a new replacement? And if yes, what problems arose in finding a replacement?
I would like to know the full story about this, just so we can finally put this to rest. Thanks in advance!
Re: The Future of MUGEN Guild Database
#2  July 19, 2017, 02:47:07 am
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my advice:

  • Make it so anyone can submit things to the database. This is the best we can do for an automated process.
  • Require a link. Make sure it is reachable (any HTTP request should be able to do this). Sure there's robots.txt in a lot of sites, but if they don't want their shit to be listed, then that's their prerogative.
  • Make a blacklist of sites which links cannot be added to like the one about Iced's huge butt.
  • If hentai is a concern (which it is), moderate it. That's all you can do and the database needs that anyway. Add a report function for this purpose.


I'm really trying to help you guys out here because this database is really all that's trustworthy and yet it's inactive. I'm not going to that autistic MUGEN wiki anytime soon.
Re: The Future of MUGEN Guild Database
#3  July 19, 2017, 03:57:31 am
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How hard would it be to implement Jesuszilla's suggestions into that database website itself?
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Re: The Future of MUGEN Guild Database
#4  July 19, 2017, 04:35:19 am
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We actually have a plan. I just need to actually finish it!I'm on vacation and can't till at least next week sometime.
Re: The Future of MUGEN Guild Database
#5  July 19, 2017, 01:33:10 pm
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I'm not going to that autistic MUGEN wiki anytime soon.

Part of myself died when I read that. You don't know how much the wiki has changed since you last visited it which is obviously more than several years ago.
The MUGEN Database... Where tons of information about MUGEN can be found... Where movelists, palette galleries and the like are included... And where only 1% of the MUGEN characters are documented

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