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October 01, 2019, 01:59:51 AM
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brynn

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Hi Friends,
I have a little bit more info now, about closing this forum.  The financial situation is going to be worse than I thought.  And that means, I can't wait for it to happen before I close the forum.  I need to close it as soon as possible, and try to save a little before the change happens.

So I'm going to plan to shut it down the end of January, 2020.

I'm also going to be taking a break from participating in the Inkscape community.  I'll still be around, but just not nearly as much.  I just need a break.  The way a lot of issues have transpired have left me feeling like "no good deed goes unpunished".  So it's just time to take a break.

Regarding the Resoures page (tutorials and extensions), I still haven't decided whether to try and maintain it (perhaps my ISP gives me enough webspace) or just hand it off to the community.  I will try and make a final update to it, before whatever happens happens.   

If I decide to hand it off to the community, and if no one wants to adopt it, I think I'll just zip it, and upload it to Inkscape website gallery account.  Then anyone who wants it can just grab it.  It will be a very simple html file.

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October 01, 2019, 03:42:04 PM
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Moini

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Would you like to contact Jabier to ask if it's possible that he makes a one-off copy of your site, just like he did for the other forum? That would keep the collected wisdom around.
I'm sorry about hearing that you're not doing well, and I hope that the steps you plan to take will help improve your situation.

November 30, 2019, 03:04:11 AM
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Whoa! I was worried yesterday that it already happened.
Time to download the content as soon as possible then.

Thank you for the work put inside! Wish there were more people around to join here at the time.
Nevertheless I hope you can get back on track and not losing all the previous interest.
Wishing you a refresjing break when it comes!

December 01, 2019, 06:36:48 AM
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Hhmm, somehow I missed Moini's message earlier.  I really think this forum is so small compared to InkscapeForum, that it's not worth the effort to make an archive with it.  Although I would love if he could make one for Inkscape for Cutting Design.  But I already asked him, and didn't get a reply.  So I guess that's a  no.

My break might not be as much of a break as I wanted.  Or maybe it will just be a little longer before I do it.  In fact, I'm glad to hear from you Lazur. 

I've been trying to drum up enough interest to start the same sort of "program" or "system" that I have here, for users submitting tutorials for the community, but on the Inkscape website.  Fyi, the interest is little to none.  But that little bit is enough that I'm going to try it.   I know for a fact that users will appreciate it, even if developers aren't interested.  You'll see it first on the Tutorials page of the Inkscape website (in maybe a week or 2, hopefully).  And I'm not sure if there might be a special chatroom for it, or if we would use the Documentation chatroom.  That would be where tutorial authors can ask questions.

So Lazur, if you want to submit some of the tutorials that you have here, for the website, let me know.  I imagine that most of yours will end up being advanced level tutorials (or at least intermediate), and those will be few and far between.  So if you're interested, there will be a place for them.

I'm still working out exactly how the system will work, but I'm going to try it.
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December 10, 2019, 02:34:05 PM
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Try again, Brynn. I'm sure Jabier would run his web scraper over the site - probably he hasn't seen it, or forgot.
Please keep the 'what to do when a tool stops working' tut somewhere :) I'm linking to it frequently, it's a very useful resource.

December 11, 2019, 02:22:06 AM
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Please keep the 'what to do when a tool stops working' tut somewhere  I'm linking to it frequently, it's a very useful resource.

Can help with that.

what-to-do-when-a-tool-stops-working

Oh now storing that other article would be necessary too:
https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=15

Brynn would you post that image to the other forum or allow us to reupload it?
Not sure about the licensing (nor went through all the terms of use and protocol of the other forum).
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 04:27:24 AM by Lazur »

December 12, 2019, 04:26:56 AM
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Brynn would you post that image to the other forum or allow us to reupload it?

Never mind, got it derived.
Customize Your Inkscape Tools' Styles

December 12, 2019, 06:43:34 PM
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Thank you Lazur! That's going to be useful, also easy to find.

December 12, 2019, 06:55:24 PM
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Yes, as I've indicated, I'm planning to upload that to the Inkscape website, as part of the new tutorials system.  Just waiting for some help setting up the website (didn't check my email yet today, maybe got a reply by now).
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