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richs-lxh
July 18th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Hi everybody,

Conky Hardcore! (http://conky.linux-hardcore.com) is still number 5 on Google when you search for Conky, even though there has been little activity lately, and it would be a shame to see a great site cease to exist.

CH! Was started by Bruce (many of you will know him from LxH, Ubuntu Forums, CB Forums etc), he was awesome with Conky and rapidly made friends with fellow Conky hackers and devs, and provided support on at least 6 forums.

Bruce decided to have a break from Conky and Linux for personal reasons, but I kept the site up on my server just in case he came back.

It's been a while now without news, so I am offering the site up to anybody who wishes to add to it/maintain it.

It has great scripts, screenshots by a number of Conky hackers from many distros and forums, and from the hits I see each week, is a very popular site.

So if anybody is interested, PM me here or at LxH.

rich

matchett808
July 18th, 2010, 12:42 PM
There are parts of the site translated in other languages....this is an interesting idea, I will get back to you on it :)

richs-lxh
July 18th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Yeah, Bruce did a great job of pulling together an international group of Conky hackers, from different distro forums to develop the site.

I haven't got the time nor Conky knowledge to continue the site, but I don't want to see everybody's good work go to waste.

If somebody was really serious about taking it over, even on a new host, I would be willing to package up the site and database so that it could be hosted elsewhere.

I don't mind having it on the LxH server, but if somebody wanted to take it over and host it somewhere else, I wouldn't have a problem with that.

Bruce was a good friend and I would just like to see somebody build on the work that everybody has put in.

murderslastcrow
July 18th, 2010, 11:09 PM
It's nice to see such great work from people who are passionate about what they use. I've always liked the idea of Conky, but never quite got into it. It's extremely light for what it does, and looks amazing on lighter Window Managers.

Maybe there are some iRC channels with people more likely to want the site around for a while, perhaps more Conky-oriented groups, as well as this forum?

It is important to note that many sites, even homepages for very popular and high quality applications, don't get any major revisions for months, even years sometimes (Kopete is a good example). However, there is plenty of activity going on around Kopete in different areas, in more informal channels of communication.

So I'd suggest trying to tap that (lol, what a horrible pun) and see if the site really requires that kind of revamp/activity in the first place. Of course, you could draw more attention to Conky itself if you have more people involved who are willing to spread the word and get other Conky users interested.

djyoung4
July 19th, 2010, 01:27 AM
That's a great site. It'd be a shame to see it go down. If I knew more about keeping a site up then I'd be willing too

merlin_ie
July 19th, 2010, 02:30 AM
well, i've designed a few sites in my time so i think i could manage CH for a while if no-one else has time (as a thank you for all the help Bruce has given the community). just let me know what exactly you would like done

Sector11
July 19th, 2010, 05:04 AM
I hope someone takes over it looks like the menu system has gone crazy!

http://omploader.org/tNHo0aA (http://omploader.org/vNHo0aA)

djyoung4
July 19th, 2010, 11:17 AM
well, i've designed a few sites in my time so i think i could manage CH for a while if no-one else has time (as a thank you for all the help Bruce has given the community). just let me know what exactly you would like done
sweet thats awesome +1

merlin_ie
July 19th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I hope someone takes over it looks like the menu system has gone crazy!

http://omploader.org/tNHo0aA (http://omploader.org/vNHo0aA)

ahhh good. i thought that was just a problem at my end as the welcome menu is a bit wonky too. i could make a new layout if that's ok with everyone?

richs-lxh
July 19th, 2010, 02:21 PM
Ok, anybody who wants to take part, sign up on CH! then PM me. If a few of you want to work together i'll give you the access you need and leave you to it. Maybe you could work out a group between you?

PS: The menu problems came from Wordpress being updated to WP3 and also the theme had an update. So the custom pulldown menus will just need to be tweaked.

My server has daily cron backups of sites and databases so any problems can be found and fixed.

Great to know that there are people interested, thanks for the support.

EDIT: Site has been restored to before the upgrade, menus all ok now.

richs-lxh
July 20th, 2010, 03:05 PM
well, i've designed a few sites in my time so i think i could manage CH for a while if no-one else has time (as a thank you for all the help Bruce has given the community). just let me know what exactly you would like done

Hi merlin_ie

I have added you as an Admin to CH!

The site really needs to be upgraded to WP3, but that would involve changing the theme or redoing the menus. It's your choice.

As long as no posts are deleted, i'll leave it up to you which theme you choose etc. You can also choose who else you invite to be a contributer.

You can contact me for any problems server-side, but apart from that i'll leave you to it.

rich

djyoung4
July 20th, 2010, 11:09 PM
i'm willing to help with anything and i'm already signed up on CH!

merlin_ie
July 23rd, 2010, 09:09 PM
Thanks richs-lxh for making me admin and thanks to all fellow conkyers for the private messages offering to help

richs-lxh
July 24th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Thanks richs-lxh for making me admin and thanks to all fellow conkyers for the private messages offering to help

Thank you for keeping the site going, the new changes look really good.

rich

richs-lxh
August 13th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Hi everybody.

Conky Hardcore can now be accessed via http://conkyhardcore.com

My friend machiner has taken over the site and has setup a new domain for CH! on one of his servers.

I transfered the files and database to him to day and I have implemented a permanent 301 redirect to it's new home from http://conky.linux-hardcore.com. So any old incoming links will go directly to CH!'s new home.

Any further offers/requests to help with CH! should go straight to machiner as the site is now in his hands.

rich

Delvien
August 14th, 2010, 08:05 AM
I hope someone takes over it looks like the menu system has gone crazy!

http://omploader.org/tNHo0aA (http://omploader.org/vNHo0aA)

Heh, I'm in there :D !

Edit: Well I used to be in there, looks like mine was one of the ones deleted in "spring cleaning" too bad too, because it was a nice conky design, and I don't have the code for it anymore since wipes/not using conky.

richs-lxh
August 22nd, 2010, 12:10 PM
Great news! and a quick update.

My friend machiner from lxh agreed to take over Conky Hardcore and also setup a new host and domain: http://conkyhardcore.com

Mahngiel has announced the relaunch here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1553378