What's going on over at The Trek Collective?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by bfollowell, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I think that must be it. I've tried multiple ways and people to get ahold of him, all to no avail. I was hoping he'd come back in the new year, so for the next few days I will hold out a final hope. But barring that I think we should accept that he's quit and move on. Defcon has already started "replacing" at least one aspect of the Trek Collective in putting up a great release schedule page. Others will surely continue to do the same as time goes on. There really doesn't seem to be anything more to do.
     
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  2. JD

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    Since we know 8of5 appears to be OK, my big concern now is if we're going to get a new home for Thrawn's reading guide. @Thrawn have you thought about moving anywhere?
     
  3. Captain of the USS Averof

    Captain of the USS Averof Commodore Commodore

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    As long as it's not health related then no problem. I wouldn't mind one last update though in the site just to reassure us he's fine.
     
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  4. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    And we don't know he's ok. One poster (whom I can't recall) thinks they found his personal twitter. But they aren't certain.
     
  5. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    For the last few iterations, we've discussed the changes together and then he's made the file. I'm not sure what software or format he's using, and I don't have the source files. So if he doesn't re-emerge, either I or someone else will have to re-make the thing from scratch. Admittedly, this is a bit daunting.

    My current plan is to give it until roughly August of this year (just about everything on the chart currently will be published by then) to see if he reappears or makes contact, and if he hasn't by then, to re-make it myself and see if I can get one of the other awesome sites hosted by people on this board to put it up.

    I'm more worried about 8of5 than I am about the flowchart, though. Weird for him to drop off the radar completely.
     
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  6. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I completely agree with this. If someone has given me some kind of entertainment of any kind they are under no obligation to keep doing what ever they were doing or explain to me why they have decided to stop.
     
  7. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That was me.

    Thanks. I have the individual pages for the upcoming releases up now BTW.

    FWIW I would be willing to have it at my blog. Couldn't help much with the file itself, though. Though I guess the perfect place would be @ryan123450 `s site for future versions if 8 of 5 doesn't reemerge.

    Yeah. Would have expected a short I'm done post at least. :sigh:


    Yeah, as I said up-thread I'm pretty sure he's still active on another Twitter account ( as in 90%+ sure), but I feel stalkerish enough by actually having found that through what I know about 8of5, that I would feel uncomfortable to contact him there, when he doesn't respond via my usual channels to him. :shrug:
     
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  8. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    I mean, I don't think the people here wondering about 8of5 are worried in the sense of "oh no the website will disappear". They aren't saying he has an obligation and are demanding an explanation. I think that rather they're worried about him as a person because it's an uncharacteristic absence, and they want to know if he's all right. It's concern for another human being, not concern about the potential of losing an entertainment/news outlet.
     
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  9. Dimesdan

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    Which is all a given and rather obvious and no need for your usual condesending mansplaining.

    I'm sure @8of5 is fine, taking a bit of time off and that great unknown, life is getting in the way of things.
     
  10. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Not to bring this up again, but I was informed by a reliable source today that they also can confirm 8of5 is alive and well, and just seems to have stopped working on the Trek Collective website for some unknown reason. So with two people seeming to have found him still kicking around out there, perhaps someday he will start his site back up, and if not at least we don't have to worry about him.
     
  11. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    That's good to hear.
     
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  13. JD

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    Glad to hear. I still can't help but wonder what caused him to just suddenly stop.
     
  14. LK3185

    LK3185 Ensign Newbie

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    I really liked using his site especially to see what was coming out with the handy schedule.
     
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  15. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm just glad that 8of5 is fine and will now use Defcon's TrekLit blog for the release schedule.
     
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  16. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I need to find a good new place to follow news about the Official Starship Collection, another of my favorite features on the Trek Collective.

    And at one point I was excited about the Drex Files in Exile but that never really took off.
     
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  17. Markonian

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    ^ I use Memory Alpha for the starship collection now but it's light on sources for new announcements.
     
  18. Hardtarget

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    Been lurking for years but this finally got me to sign up and post. I'm glad to hear that 8of5 is ok and I'm really psyched that Defcon has picked up the torch as it were, thanks so much man.
     
  19. Vnix

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    Glad to hear 8of5 is fine!
     
  20. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's good.