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TV ARK: Returns Jan 2020

At LAST!

GL
Gluben Anglia (East) Look East
Anyone have any updates? 2017 will be over before we know it...
:-(
A former member
Anyone have any updates? 2017 will be over before we know it...


You just have to wait and see Wink

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GL
Gluben Anglia (East) Look East
Getting close to the end of 2017 now. Still nothing?
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I really wouldn’t be surprised if it was still offline a year from now. I’m not sure why they had to take the existing site down completely.
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Ittr
still nothing.
:-(
A former member
still nothing.

This has to be the most insightful post ever on here.
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LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
If it changed its name to TV Ark 1 so it made more sense, everything would be sorted... Wink
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WH
Whitnall London London
These days you could create a new TV ark within a few days. If you had the video content and a rough idea of what you wanted to do, and providing you were willing to use a template. Sure it wouldn't be the best but it would do the job.
I have a heart condition. I have a heart condition, if you hit me it's murder.
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A former member
But none of the video sits really operate like that.
WH
Whitnall London London
But none of the video sits really operate like that.


TV ark was not/is not a real "video" streaming site in my opinion. Its like a museum that some people visit. It doesn't have to have the bells and whistles. Just host (and it doesn't even have to do that, they can be safely elsewhere) some videos and a bit of info. I sense there is some form of "resistance" to use a template site. I understand why, but if you don't have the funds to afford a custom job, or have the time to do it yourself, and the site has been offline for over a year, I would seriously consider every option.
Last edited by Whitnall on 21 November 2017 7:12pm - 2 times in total
I have a heart condition. I have a heart condition, if you hit me it's murder.
MM
MMcG198 UTV Newsline
These days you could create a new TV ark within a few days. If you had the video content and a rough idea of what you wanted to do, and providing you were willing to use a template. Sure it wouldn't be the best but it would do the job.


Really?? Blimey, I should've had a chat with you years ago. I had no idea it was so easy!

Those of us who have first-hand experience of managing very large sites know all too well quite how much work is involved. The answer: a hell of a lot!! TV Ark's existing pages were built using software that is quite outdated. The site has existed since the early days of the internet. The pages were built and maintained the hard way. Getting a new system in place - whether bespoke or open source - is no simple task. There's the significant task of migrating data off html pages and into a database - not a piece of cake, I can assure you. And everyone has a day job and everything that comes with family life. All this work has to fit in around a multitude of other things in life.

Moral of the story: be patient!
WH
Whitnall London London
These days you could create a new TV ark within a few days. If you had the video content and a rough idea of what you wanted to do, and providing you were willing to use a template. Sure it wouldn't be the best but it would do the job.


Really?? Blimey, I should've had a chat with you years ago. I had no idea it was so easy!

Those of us who have first-hand experience of managing very large sites know all too well quite how much work is involved. The answer: a hell of a lot!! TV Ark's existing pages were built using software that is quite outdated. The site has existed since the early days of the internet. The pages were built and maintained the hard way. Getting a new system in place - whether bespoke or open source - is no simple task. There's the significant task of migrating data off html pages and into a database - not a piece of cake, I can assure you. And everyone has a day job and everything that comes with family life. All this work has to fit in around a multitude of other things in life.

Moral of the story: be patient!


There was no need for such a response. I work in the tech industry, not website development specifically, but I do work with websites. The site has been offline for a (nearly) year, i'm sure there is a solution. Even with all the complications of life, the old site being pulled before new site was ready doesn't make much sense unless there was another reason other than redevelopment. I just get the feeling there is a reluctance to move forward. Maybe it involves compromise, or bringing new people in. For some reason it doesn't seem to be happening. Surely a point must be reached, where you agree to move forward with a plan and solution, or pull the plug (which would be a shame). I have said my piece as a TVArk fan, and I hope to see the site back online one day.
I have a heart condition. I have a heart condition, if you hit me it's murder.

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