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The Poser Content Directory is Finally Here!

Discussion in 'The Meadow' started by eclark1894, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Ohhhh, back then I was with a different web host I was growing disgusted with, and a friend who knew I was looking for a new web host, told me Dreamhost was having a huge sale, and I went and signed up, and got rid of the other web host.

    I've been very happy with them the past 13 years.
     
  2. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Me too. I would definitely not buy anything from a site that was flagged as I would assume my purchase info might be at risk.
     
  3. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Well, as you know, that's highly unlikely at my site as it's a directory. You don't do anything but click on links. Still, I'm having a bit of bother with it still.
     
  4. Bonnie2001

    Bonnie2001 Extraordinary

    Yes I knew that Earl. It's the sites selling stuff and throwing up invalid cert warnings I do be wary of. Up to now I didn't know what the warnings really meant but they scared me off. Now I know it's just a matter of the site owner enabling a setting to fix it.
     
  5. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I'm leery even of sites that don't sell anything. Too easy for any site to be infected, even more so if they run ads.
     
  6. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Over 400 Poser vendors listed... and counting!
     
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  7. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    For the record, I have just deleted the Poserworld link in the ONLINE STORES section of the directory. However, Allen Harkleroad still has several links as an individual vendor so I have to find out just how this affects him since I believe he still plans to make models, just not for Poserworld. Those individual links though still link to him through the store site, and I can no longer reach it.
     
  8. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I'm not sure Earl, but I thought Poserworld was still going to exist, just not for us 3D hobbyists. I think he's turning the store into something for professional 3D artists, like for those who work on professional 3D movies.

    Whether or not you should leave him, personally, in your directory, wouldn't be necessary, because we wouldn't be able to purchase any of his items. I got the impression his work from now on would only be by request of professional studios. I could be wrong, but if I'm remembering this correctly, then having him listed in your directory doesn't do any of us any good.

    Just my 2¢ worth.
     
  9. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Quick question for everyone. What if there were actually two, or even three directories? The Poser Directory would stay the way it is now, but I would be adding in subdirectories for Studio and Blender content. I'm just asking right now. I'm not even sure how I would make it work or even if I could.
     
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  10. Nod

    Nod Eager

    I wouldn't mind seeing a Blender one, as I'm dipping my toes into that.
     
  11. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Yes, I wouldn't mind that, or at least a Modeling directory that specifically lists goodies for modeling apps.

    BTW Nod, don't forget I have a large, and growing list of Forums, Help and Tutorials for Blender in our Blender forum.
     
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  12. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    I'm actually contemplating adding a category to the directory of vendors who will test, help you package, do promos, etc. to get youre product into a store Do you think this is a good idea or a waste of time?
     
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  13. Faery_Light

    Faery_Light Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    I think it is a good idea. :)
     
  14. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Any idea what to call the category? Never mind. We'll call it product development.
     
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  15. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Not sure how long you want it but maybe "Testers, Promo Makers Etc"

    Then you could have sub-cats with each, maybe like
    Beta Testers (may be broken down into program? if they do both DS and Poser they could be in both sections or there could be a section that has both)
    Promo Makers (same here regarding programs as I know there is a lot more DS promo makers than Poser ones)
    People willing to Collaborate (this may be broken down further, say "Strengths - Materials", "Strengths - Modelling", "Strengths - Shaders" etc)
    etc
     
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  16. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    As of now, there is a new category on the index of the directory. The category is called Product Development.

    Product development typically refers to all of the stages involved in bringing a product from concept or idea, through market release and beyond. In other words, product development incorporates a product’s entire journey. However, we will be limiting it to areas where people will be willing to offer their expertise to help you place your product into one of the online stores. Some of these services may be being offered for free or a small fee. I feel that is something best discussed between the principles.
    • Quality Assurance
    • Promotional Artwork
    • Packaging
    • Product Testing
     
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  17. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    I like what you're proposing Earl, but if I may, I'd like to make a suggestion.

    I wouldn't put Quality Assurance in that list, as none of us, or anyone not part of one of the 3D store teams can do Quality Assurance. We can only do Product (Beta) Testing. I do a lot of Beta testing for CAs here at HW, but it's Alisa, and her team who do the Quality Assurance Verification.

    Just a thought.
     
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  18. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Okay, fair point.
     
  19. eclark1894

    eclark1894 Distinguished

    Designing the webpage to link to is fairly easy. The issue now becomes how do you people want the very public information shared?
    You're putting your very public information out there for people to contact you about helping them. So how do you want people to contact you for help?
     
  20. Rae134

    Rae134 Renowned CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I'd rather them PM me through here
     

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