Janet's Voyager site to close "soon".

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by T.D. Possum, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. T.D. Possum

    T.D. Possum Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Location:
    Jelly Fridge
    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.)
     
  2. JayTheTrekkie

    JayTheTrekkie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    That sucks that she is going to close her site soon. It was a great Voyager site...going to miss it when it goes.
     
  3. Lynx

    Lynx Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Location:
    Lynx Empire
    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.
     
  4. T.D. Possum

    T.D. Possum Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Location:
    Jelly Fridge
    ^ 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".
     
  5. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    That's a shame.
     
  6. froot

    froot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Location:
    Guarding the Compound with the Grey Wardens
    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 :lol:
     
  7. Galekarens

    Galekarens Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Location:
    Midwest, USA
    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 :(.
     
  8. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    wait,wait, which site is this??
     
  9. T.D. Possum

    T.D. Possum Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Location:
    Jelly Fridge
    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!
     
  10. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    Wow, that is a lot of work. Labor of love.

    4500 pages on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  11. froot

    froot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Location:
    Guarding the Compound with the Grey Wardens
    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!
     
  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Location:
    inside teacake
    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.
     
  13. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Akiraprise
    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." :lol:

    Can't believe Voyager has been off the air for 10 years.
     
  14. JayTheTrekkie

    JayTheTrekkie Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    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.
     
  15. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Location:
    Finland
    This is definetly one of the best Voyager sites ever on the net and I have spent countless hours there over to years:bolian: :)
    It will be really sad to see it go:borg:
     
  16. erastus25

    erastus25 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Too bad there's no way to integrate the sites. There is a ton of overlap but most of them do have some unique content.
     
  17. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Akiraprise
    Well looks like the site is finally down. It really is a shame considering all of the work that went into it.
     
  18. Lynx

    Lynx Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Location:
    Lynx Empire
    Yes, I did notice that a few days ago.

    Despite the fact that I really like TrekCore and Memory Alpha, I will really miss Janet's site because it was the best Voyager site on the net.
     
  19. Daggin

    Daggin Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Location:
    Western N.C.
    I saw a while back that she was closing the site; I've been there a good number a times, and I'm grateful for her devotion to Voyager, and it's nice that she put forth the effort to create it. As has been said, there were some things there, screencaps, for example(And as a big Voyager pic fan, I'd know) that might not be seen at trekcore, etc. Best to Janet, loyal fellow STV fan.
     
  20. Athena28

    Athena28 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2004
    Location:
    Long Island, New York, USA
    I miss it.