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Old March 7 2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

I just noticed the announcement on her page. She doesn't specify a date, just says "soon". It also says she has been talking about this since November, but since I totally missed that tidbit, I thought I'd pass this info along to any other unobservant folks who might want to know.

(Although now I'm kind of having deja-vu. Maybe I did know about this and just forgot it? Maybe I'm caught up in a temporal anomaly? Maybe I'm just a dummy? Whatever.)
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Old March 7 2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

That sucks that she is going to close her site soon. It was a great Voyager site...going to miss it when it goes.
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Old March 7 2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

Oh no, another great Voyager site gone.

Is there no one out there who care for the series anymore?

She could at least keep the site on the net even if she don't update it.

And no explanation why it will be closed either.
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Old March 7 2011, 11:34 PM   #4
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

^ I saw a note saying that she made the decision because it wasn't getting many hits anymore. I don't think it's that no one cares about Voyager. I think it's because Trek Core and Memory Alpha have been growing continuously and now contain so much information, it's more practical for people to contribute to those sites than to maintain their own mega-site. The big sites can be easier to use, too - most people like "one stop shopping".
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Old March 7 2011, 11:39 PM   #5
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

That's a shame.
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Old March 8 2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

Server space costs money. If she's not getting many hits, it probably isn't worth the cost anymore. Even if she stops updating, she's still got to pay to keep the place afloat.

Her site's been a staple for years and years. It'll be a shame to see it go. However, it is a bit of a relic as far as design and ease of use are concerned. All her pages are very busy. Like Possum mentioned, people are probably using TrekCore because it's got a lot of the same stuff. Additionally, its navigation is much more modern and streamlined.

The real loss will be all those captions and that cute little Java board game I like to play
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Old March 8 2011, 12:22 AM   #7
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

Oh, that would be a shame. I've relied on her site for a long time. Maybe I should go look at it hourly so she gets more hits, lol. There is so much info that would be lost, all the screen caps, and behind the scenes stuff, it will be a real loss, am sad .
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Old March 8 2011, 12:26 AM   #8
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

wait,wait, which site is this??
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Old March 8 2011, 12:33 AM   #9
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/

You know, I look at that site and it really amazes me how much work she put into it. Even though it's out of date now, as far as how it's built technically, I think about how many hours it must have taken her to hand code all that html and upload screen caps taken from VHS - it's just mindboggling.

Here's to you, Janet, wherever you are!
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Old March 8 2011, 12:54 AM   #10
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

T.D. Possum wrote: View Post
http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/

You know, I look at that site and it really amazes me how much work she put into it. Even though it's out of date now, as far as how it's built technically, I think about how many hours it must have taken her to hand code all that html and upload screen caps taken from VHS - it's just mindboggling.

Here's to you, Janet, wherever you are!
Wow, that is a lot of work. Labor of love.

4500 pages on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old March 8 2011, 02:17 AM   #11
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

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http://www.star-trek-voyager.net/

You know, I look at that site and it really amazes me how much work she put into it. Even though it's out of date now, as far as how it's built technically, I think about how many hours it must have taken her to hand code all that html and upload screen caps taken from VHS - it's just mindboggling.

Here's to you, Janet, wherever you are!
Wow, that is a lot of work. Labor of love.

4500 pages on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
You know, that is absolutely true and a good point. I can't imagine the blood, sweat and tears all that took. And she was providing screenies pretty much before anyone else.

I shall join in this salute!
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Old March 8 2011, 04:36 AM   #12
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I'm thinking this is like an illuminated manuscript for the cyber age. All that hand coding, the thousands of hours, the epic length and detail.. if we valued net history like we value books this site would be preserved as a shining example of such labors of love. People would donate to keep it online so it wasn't lost forever.
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Old March 8 2011, 10:59 AM   #13
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

This is too bad. I still visit her site occasionally. It is such an awesome Voyager resource. The site is a bit dated, but who cares. Hell, I think we all are getting "dated."

Can't believe Voyager has been off the air for 10 years.
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Old March 11 2011, 10:53 PM   #14
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

T.D. Possum wrote: View Post
^ I saw a note saying that she made the decision because it wasn't getting many hits anymore. I don't think it's that no one cares about Voyager. I think it's because Trek Core and Memory Alpha have been growing continuously and now contain so much information, it's more practical for people to contribute to those sites than to maintain their own mega-site. The big sites can be easier to use, too - most people like "one stop shopping".
Yeah....most fans goes to Memory Alpha (or Star Trek Wikia) and TrekCore more anyways and there is also the Daystrom Institute Technical Library site.
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Old March 14 2011, 03:32 PM   #15
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Re: Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

This is definetly one of the best Voyager sites ever on the net and I have spent countless hours there over to years
It will be really sad to see it go
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