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Newsroom24202 posts since 28 Jan 2017
Westcountry Points West
I'm responsible for running a (non-presentation related) website, and I've found it to be very time-consuming and frustrating at times. I've also had things that have taken me far longer to complete than originally expected. Having said that, being offline for two years with no real expected re-launch date does seem strange.

While I'm not particularly concerned at whether TV Ark is online or offline, having something is better than not having anything at all and while I don't understand the ins and outs of how the team behind it is going about re-building the site, I don't really understand why they wouldn't keep the old content up in some form (even if it is only a small amount).

While I get the argument that the cost of maintaining two websites would be more expensive, if you're going to run a website I do feel that it should be online most of the time (with the exception of short periods of maintenance). In my case when we relaunched the website I was running, we maintained the old one until the new one was ready and then just switched it over and the additional cost was minimal.

It's not my website and it's completely up to them how they manage it but I do agree with Inspector Sands that it seems a bit odd.
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rob7,253 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Meridian (South) South Today
It's their 20th birthday today, and they're planning a livestream (they've skipped Wednesday for this) today. Still no sign of return. What a way to celebrate your 20th milestone, eh?


For crying out loud, stop bloody moaning. You do not seem to realise that these things take time. The people working on the website have lives to lead. You cannot expect them to work on the site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It'll go live when they're ready to, and not a moment before.
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Richard862 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
It's their 20th birthday today, and they're planning a livestream (they've skipped Wednesday for this) today. Still no sign of return. What a way to celebrate your 20th milestone, eh?

And?

By the way, happy 20th TV-Ark. I had a TV site at the time and it became far too time-consuming. But I remember TV-ark starting and now I feel old!
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Neil Jones4,518 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's their 20th birthday today, and they're planning a livestream (they've skipped Wednesday for this) today. Still no sign of return. What a way to celebrate your 20th milestone, eh?


I note from your posting history you've done nothing but pee and moan about TV-Ark since you got here. Would it amaze you to know there are other TV websites, other aspects of TV presentation and surprisingly more than one actual forum on TV Forum to look at rather than constantly complain that TV-Ark is still not around.

All I will say is your current behaviour will be noticed, noted and probably used against you in six months time when you make a mock or a website and want some feedback on it. You do reap what you sow.
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Ne1L C507 posts since 11 Sep 2011
I agree wholeheartedly. For me TV ARK is one of the best websites online. As somebody who grew up in the 1980's and 90's and remember the launch of CH4, Sky and the ITV 1993 franchises in some detail its a source of memories. Plus as someone on the autistic spectrum its a wonderful tool.

Like many websites of this ilk TV ARK not a professional undertaking. Its done for love and it should be respected for that. Yes I miss it and am looking forward to its return.

Any moaners should either put up or shut up.

Happy Birthday TV ARK and here's to the next 20 years.
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Andrew Wood3,491 posts since 30 Mar 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
It's their 20th birthday today, and they're planning a livestream (they've skipped Wednesday for this) today. Still no sign of return. What a way to celebrate your 20th milestone, eh?

And?

By the way, happy 20th TV-Ark. I had a TV site at the time and it became far too time-consuming. But I remember TV-ark starting and now I feel old!

A TV Zone by any chance?
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