The Aussie community has been pulling together pretty tight recently to try and get up a replacement home after our beloved Aus Pure servers had to be taken down. We know that will come right soon, with that in mind and after a few people suggesting it thought it was about time we had a little online place to call our own.
We now have the domain naturalselection2.com.au and in the process of putting up an Australian community website and forums. I was wondering when to announce this but think its worth getting everyone involved right from the beginning, as its the communities site we should all have input. Please let me know your thoughts/suggestions.
The foundation of the site is Drupal7, I havent made a final decision on forum tech - Drupal vanilla (with advanced forum module) or phpBB / myBB?Initial ideas for the site are:
good functional forums for the community, a place where friendly mature discussion is applauded but freedom of speech is allowed (might have a way to mark down plonkers like Alchemy ;)
its NOT a place to hide away from the rest of the NS2 community and we will be linking to official forum posts etc quite often
private and public sections for each aussie clan to discuss tactics and arrange recruitment
articles by the community regarding tactics
a news page maintained by the community (not things like Arkanti's cat just fell out of a tree)What we need:
Someone with sketching skillz who could put together an awesome logo - thinking something with native animals hanging out with the Kharaa. Koalas hanging off the hive, wombats riding the back of Onos, Kangaroo with a skulk in its pouch - ###### like that.
Someone with photoshop skillz who wants to do website background (decorate our home)- liking the idea of a clean light interface with cool art style infestation wrapping around all over the place.
Good tacticians who want to contribute to content writing.
People on the NS pulse who have a way with words and want be news mans/womans.
Anyone with Drupal7 skillz who wants to also be involved in backend dev.