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The Frihost Writing Contest Project.




The First Official Frihost Writing Contest (refer previous blog entries) is now done.
It was quite a success for me personally because even though it had a small number of entries, the quality was good. As you probably know, that contest was hosted at mathiaus' site, because it was related to Harry Potter, and we couldn't host it on Frihost due to Bondings' lack of time.

A lot of users have asked for the contest to become more open, and that is my intention as well. All future contests will not be completely open, but certainly not as restrictive as the last one.

The writing contest will also not be hosted on the frihost.com domain for now. I shall host it on a domain I recently registered - www.broadkast.net which is hosted by Frihost. The contest shall be available at www.frihost.broadkast.net , however, we first need to code it all in.

We are looking for anyone who has ANY experience whatsoever with PHP, CSS, XHTML, MySQL or even just IDEAS for implementation.

We plan to distribute the code as Open Source over sourceforge.net once we complete coding it, so that other sites could also take part in it.

If you want to help, register at : www.frihost.broadkast.net/forums/
Note that you can register at any time if you think you can be of any help whatsoever. There are no time limits Smile

In the meantime, I am considering the possibility and the feasiblity of temporarily running the Writing Contest here on the forums. Will keep you updated. Smile



20 blog comments below

I think it would be convenient if it was possible to upload pdf documents...

Other than that, why not just post mathiaus's script form before on sourceforge, and let us all work with it?

EDIT: On a side note, don't you think that you're shooting a little bit over the target so to speak? Isn't keeping it simple, and keeping most of the contest related stuff on frihost the best idea?
LukeakaDanish on Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:19 am
I think that now you have bought your own domain you should'nt limit the site to frihost,as it has a larger potential,perhaps you could include groups in the coding and create a frishost group for the users on here.

ps: I agree with LukeakaDanish,the uploading of pdf , txt files ect would be a good thing.

pps: Ive looked at a few writing sites and this one seems to have the best set up and closest to the one you describe that you want http://www.greatwriting.co.uk/ - you could maybe steal a few ideas from there.
truespeed on Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:42 am
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Other than that, why not just post mathiaus's script form before on sourceforge, and let us all work with it?
That's not a bad idea. Once we've done a bit of organizing, we can start the coding. Are you going to register to help us?
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Isn't keeping it simple, and keeping most of the contest related stuff on frihost the best idea?
The problem is that only Bondings has access to the frihost.com files and folders, and he's currently too busy to code the Writing Contest.

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ps: I agree with LukeakaDanish,the uploading of pdf , txt files ect would be a good thing.
What is the point of uploading PDF Files?
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I think that now you have bought your own domain you should'nt limit the site to frihost,as it has a larger potential,perhaps you could include groups in the coding and create a frishost group for the users on here.
The contest is only going to be on frihost.broadkast.net The rest of the broadkast.net site will be devoted to other enterprises, most of which have to do with some form of creativity. Got ideas in my head... need to implement them, that's all.

I'll also take a look at the site you mentioned, truespeed. We could certainly borrow a few ideas.

Also, for those of you who have any more ideas or suggestions, please join the forums and contribute, becuase that's our base of operations where everything is being decided/discussed.
tidruG on Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:01 am
I've registered on the site too.
Is there a SF project page yet?
I'm also working on a registration checker too Smile
Manofgames on Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:22 am
This script could take a long time,in the meantime i think you should continue the contests via this forum,maybe make it a regular monthly contest.
truespeed on Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:27 am
Hi there,

I shouldn't be any bigger problem to create a modul that can work beside of phpBB. I'm very sure that I've seen something that might could be interesting to modify to fit the www.frihost.com layout. It's just a question to get creative, and I might could do this work, but that I'm quit sure that there is much more proff php freaks out there... Smile


Anyway do I hail the initiative.


Cheers!
Rosanova on Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:17 am
Manofgames, yes, we do have an SF project page. It's loccated at http://sourceforge.net/projects/fricontest/


truespeed, I am considering that quite deeply. I will probably go for it, but not before end-November, as I am busy with a lot of things till that time.

Rosanova, thanks for the encouragement. If you have time to spare, you could register on the forums, and work with us.
tidruG on Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:14 pm
If your leaving the next contest till the end of november,perhaps the theme for the next one should be a christmas theme.
truespeed on Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:09 am
That's an excellent idea.
I could do that Smile
tidruG on Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:30 am
Well, I have varying degrees of experience in those things, and am certainly interested in your project. Not a whole lot of free time, but hopefully some more after next month...
Do you still need help?
riv_ on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:32 am
Oh yeah, you can join the project at any stage if you think you're going to be a help to us.
tidruG on Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:57 pm
We are looking for anyone who has ANY experience whatsoever with PHP, CSS, XHTML, MySQL or even just IDEAS for implementation.


you might wanna try phpnuke.. for your first step..
safatech on Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:59 am
What is this all about??
ajax32123 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:47 am
safatech,

I might consider phpNuke, but it's not as customizable as I would like to make this contest.
tidruG on Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:10 pm
NICeeeeeeeee
orsan on Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:19 pm
Hmm why create such a code and then give it our free when you could sell it? I say this because i have learned it the hard way.
Luciferdf2 on Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:57 am
You might find some good PHP etc.,Scripters over at Geeks-R-Us Look for 'Michaela'
flyfamilyguy on Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:22 pm
Initially when I started out at Frihost, i was rather doubtful about the concept posting in forums and get free hosting service. I decided to give it a try since its free to post. My suspicion did not end there as I waited for the approval of my hosting account. But just 2 days ago i finally received my hosting account! Since then, I had been playing around with the cPanel and a domain i bought some time back (but did not have a good hosting service). Honestly, this is a great site! I'm really impressed with the amount of effort provided to keep this service free...

As a result, I'm inspired to lend my helping hand to the project and make the contest project a success too! I had just created a forum acc over there.
mk12327 on Wed May 14, 2008 7:08 am
I saw your post there, MK.. I just joined too. It would be interesting to work on this project, assuming there is any interest left in it.
GoldWyvern on Sun May 25, 2008 8:58 pm
Now that the writing project over at broadkast.net has been scrapped,will there now be a regular no fuss version on the frihost forums?
truespeed on Tue May 27, 2008 3:59 am



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