In my mind, the next step is to spool up some sort of rudimentary system to allow veterans to access their old posts from the Kupopolis DB. I’m calling this project the ProtoKupo.
Here are my initial thoughts on the matter:
Step 1: we get an opt-in to the ProtoKupo DB, or if there is any work they’d want off the bat removed (for example, I want to redact some of my Neo posts, thems were dark times).
Step 2: I develop an initial ProtoKupo app. This app would be password protected, and would simply list the user’s posts on login, to which they can edit or mark for redaction or approval to the full build.
Step 3: Phase 2 of ProtoKupo begins, where after login you’re essentially looking at a searchable DB of the old Kupopolis Posts. You can read other’s stories, and create bookmarks. I’d like to also fold in the kupopolis Archives and add some smart search features.
Step 4: ProtoKupo transitions to a fully fledged Kupopolis archive that’s available to the public. I’d REALLY love to add a 2-3 documentary video of us talking about kupop and its history, so if random people stumble upon the site they’d get a quick understanding of what it is, and maybe even decide to read some of it! I mean seriously guys, how many people have ran a continuous fanfiction world for 15+ years?
Keep in mind that making a website from scratch is a bit of an effort, and I have a bunch of other obligations, so it may take a while between steps. Worst case scenario we have it all up by the end of the year. I’m going to start fuddling with the db right now and see if I can get a laravel build of it working and displays table data. (prior updates to Kupop’s framework had been stalled simply from not having a understanding of the layout of the database. Since I now have a copy of the database I can try and “crunch some code, bro!”)
What are your thoughts? I feel like I may want to defer to Tex’s experiences for Step 1.