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The Need for a Narnian Reference Site

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The Need for a Narnian Reference Site

Postby Ticket2theMoon » 14 Jan 2007, 07:26

It has come to me that it would be great to have something like the Harry Potter Lexicon for Narnia. For those unfamiliar, the HP Lexicon documents basically every HP fact in canon for searching and referencing purposes. It's incredibly useful, but must be a huge undertaking. I was just wishing that we had something like that for Narnia. I'm totally not the person to head it up, but if some brave soul feels that he/she is, I would gladly volunteer to be a little Serving Dryad and help in any way I can. I type wicked fast (despite what the little Typing Test on the game forum claims--test-taking anxiety) and I'd be good at the research part, just not the webmastering part. Just something to think about.
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Postby A#minor » 14 Jan 2007, 22:42

Wasn't there somebody hanging around sometime last year trying to get up a Narnia Reference site as well?
After a few minutes of searching through old threads... tah dah!
Help create a community database of all Narnia content
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Postby Ticket2theMoon » 15 Jan 2007, 04:24

Aren't you a doll! Although, have you visited the site lately? It doesn't appear to be going so well. There's nothing about Narnia actually on the page and the domain is for sale. Ah, well.
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Postby john » 15 Jan 2007, 08:37

Ah, yet another piece of vaporware disappears. *sigh*

How about if we divide Paul Ford's Companion to Narnia up and type it all into a searchable web site? I'm sure he'd really be flattered! :rolleyes:

(yes, I'm kidding, Paul!)
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Postby carol » 15 Jan 2007, 09:45

The trouble is, there is so much material available in book form, as well as assorted places online, that anyone who tries to set up a site like this ends up totally daunted by the effort, and frustrated by the lack of support from less enthusiastic people..

There are also lots of smaller sites set up by one person, often with a small discussion forum. I think some of these began thinking they could become a comprehensive site (usually just about Narnia).

I think it's too big a subject now, but maybe we could offer to find further online material and offer links to Dr Zeus/John?
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Postby Ticket2theMoon » 15 Jan 2007, 16:37

Yeah, it sounds like that's the best we can do.
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