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So, I made this random website.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:41 PM

So, I got bored one night, drank a lot, and when I woke up, this existed:

http://colossus.shacknet.nu

It's coded in Ruby on Rails and has a background daemon on a 900 second (15 minute) timer.
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:55 PM

You could probably make some bank off an idea like this, sell advertising in this template.
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:04 PM

hey that's actually a cool idea! if you gave it a more memorable (meme-ish) domain name, it could get viral.

good job.

cheers :bigsmile:
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

It's down at the moment while I try to add in commenting abilities. Having some issues.

Thanks for the feed back so far. I appreciate it and it motivates me to continue to work on it. :)

Edit: It's back up with very simple commenting.

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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:47 PM

Wow, that is actually a really cool idea. I have submitted a comment under a temp account. Just wondering, do you allow HTML messages to be posted? How about BB?
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:17 PM

As of now, it allows HTML. I'm working on a plan to limit HTML like a forum would with block tags, such as [ url ][ /url ].
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:12 AM

Interesting concept! I will be keeping an eye on this website. Well Done! :^:
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 10 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

Thanks all, really. It's good to hear that people think it's interested. I'm actually working through the code in what spare time I get. When I finish with the code revisions, and fixing some bugs that I've noticed, I'll move it to a more suitable domain that I have in mind.

As of right now, I'm just going to let this test keep running until I finish.
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:35 PM

Very cool, I am submitting to digg. Great idea behind this but you may need to lessen the duration from 15 minutes if it starts to pick up. That way users will have their attention kept and stay on your site for a longer period of time.
If you do add as adverts to your page make sure that you switch them when the image switches.
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 11 February 2010 - 12:13 AM

Sweet!
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:09 PM

Cool! I see this spreading.
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:18 PM

When all the red lettering popped up I got scared. Looks as if it was made in Microsoft Office.
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:24 AM

This is awesome. Is there an archive of the messages?
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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:13 AM

Not on the test site. The one I have locally, that is still in development, already has a RSS feed added to keep track of past front page slugs.

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Re: So, I made this random website.

Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:48 AM

View PostSkaggles, on 12 February 2010 - 01:13 AM, said:

Not on the test site. The one I have locally, that is still in development, already has a RSS feed added to keep track of past front page slugs.

Will there be one available for public viewing eventually?
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