A former member
Bringing the existing site up to date would require a significant time investment. And with so many other sites now offering very similar content - and in a similar format - I don't believe this would be the best use of my time. It's incredibly difficult to abandon something I have already spent a lot of time building up. I also generally like to finish what I start and knowing that there are so many incomplete sections is something that continues to niggle me. But, operating more or less as a one-man-band limits how much I can achieve. So, although the new site will have a more limited scope, it will be more manageable..
As long as the archive is kept that all that matter as its a wonderful resource.
I might have added in my services at some point over the summer to re-aline certain content. It seem the nearly everything is singing off the same hym sheet for the correct dates. 5 stars for your good self.
One of the best outcomes for the end user would be for some of the pres sites to consolidate their efforts and come together to produce one well resourced site. However, this is easier said than done. I spent two years trying to reach a workable/palatable arrangement with TV Ark. Trying to get everyone to agree and sign up to a plan for a way forward is not easy. There's also the matter of getting everyone on board with a set of technical and editorial standards, to ensure consistency and a professional look across the site. Established sites, which have built up a lot of content, will always be reluctant to move in a different direction - especially if it necessitates a lot of rework.
I could understand why that might be bit difficult. All pres sites have different ways of operating and back, but of course sometimes you need to move in different direction to allow website to be kept upto date, trying to find something that easy peasy isn't easy either. TV ark has the added trouble of its federal system.