So this is like the 3rd time I’ve said I’m getting back into working on Scifispace.com 🙁 Seems like every time I plan on something, it gets derailed. Last year was a bust on many levels for me as my father broke his leg and I spent most of the year dealing with powers of attorney, nursing homes, rehab and more. He is finally settle back at his house with home health care and physical therapy slowly getting back on the mend, so I’m trying again.
I’ll probably be curating content for a while more than writing articles myself due to time constraints, but I am going to try my best to keep it fresh and add new content several times a week at least. Fingers crossed it works out as planned this time.
Posted March 10, 2016
Getting back in the cockpit
I am trying to get back to doing daily updates on the site and hope you will join me.
Not everything is 100% the way I want it yet which is why I sort of got frustrated and haven’t updated for a bit. But I decided to get over it, let go of the idea everything has to be perfect, and just get writing!
I do miss working on Scifispace.com – it was a HUGE part of my life in the 90s for sure, though then, I worked for someone else and could actually work on SFS at work. Now that my online stores are my only source of income, I’ve had to focus the last few years on them and making my life work more than on this site. So I’m working on finding the balance so I can work on both.
Posted June 12, 2015
Fixed page layout – sort of
I finally got the site layout *mostly* how I want it. The single posts and wiki pages are now wider for ease of reading. Still not sure I understand how wordpress layouts work, but at least it’s closer!
I’ve also started working more on the wikis and plan to add photo galleries and full episode guides & reviews as I get going.
Posted November 18, 2013
Fixed membership registration
For some reason, the Mingle community tool I was using decided to bite the big one and stop allowing people to register 😛 So I have switched to a different community software and registrations are working again (click “join us” above to register).
Bad news is I have to re-setup the forums which will take a while, but being able to actually post on them is a good idea I think 😛
I also have tweets showing up again since Twitter changed it’s api a few weeks ago.
Posted July 18, 2013
Locked out the Spammers & Fixing Formatting
Okay, I think I have finally gotten the spammers trying to post into the sites comments locked out. Man I hate spammer! Still have some 6,000 old spam comments to shift thru and delete (was nearly 9,000!), but at least no new ones can be left!
I’ve also been posting daily and tweaking little things like getting the slider images sized properly and colors adjusted. A website is never actually done, but I feel I am getting closer!
Posted May 9, 2013
Figuring things out more
Feel like I’m getting more of a handle on WordPress and getting things figured out to the point I should be able to spend more time on updating content then working on the design and settings (yeah!).
Posted: May 6, 2013
Further locked down submission
I will be creating an approval system for those who want to write for Scifispace.com to further protect against spammers. As of now, all new registrations are assigned the role of “Subscriber” meaning you can edit you own profile, but cannot submit articles for approval as I was spending far too much time deleting bogus spam articles instead of writing!
If you want to write for us, the article MUST be about science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, or another topic related to science fiction ONLY. Articles can have a link to your site in your authors box, but no spam will be allowed.
Register on the site using your full name and email address and short bio, and then email me with a sample article and your registered name. I will review your article and bio and, if approved, change you to a “Contributor” which will let you write articles directly on Scifispace.com. All articles will be submitted for my approval first.
Posted: October 24, 2012
Authorization is now required to submit articles
It’s sad, but thanks to a bunch of spammers trying to submit bogus articles, I will now have to approve new memberships before you can post.
Posted: July 21, 2012
Getting things more together
Slowly getting things more and more together around here as you can see. There are a few things I’m still trying to figure out and get to work the way I want them to, but so far, so good.
The news categories are pretty much all set up as is the layout – a few tweaks to go, but then I’m always tweaking things.
Had issues with the forums so they are temporarily disabled as I try to figure out how to get them working as I want them. I’m also trying to get some membership and social functions working. Give me time!
Posted: July 3, 2012
Your Comments are appreciated – but no spam allowed
One thing I really wanted to do with this reboot is to make the site more interactive, so please feel free to comment on stories, talk it up in the forums, etc. However, I do moderate comments and have already deleted one from someone trying to sneak in a link to his porn site!
I also will be welcoming several guest authors and columns over the next few weeks, so watch for a ton more updates!
Posted: June 24, 2012