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declan
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Idea for Japanese guitar website... need your help Reply with quote

I have had an idea running round my head for a few weeks, that I would like to run buy you guys.

This forum along with the registry is an absolute mine of information on Japanese guitar but there is a lack of organised information on the other brands such as Burny/Greco/Orville/Edwards etc.

I know that some of the dealers here have their own websites with some very good information on them but that still could be expanded on if useful content from posts on this form and others were formatted onto a website.

Im more than happy to put that website together and would really love if some of you guys on the forum wanted to become involved. Obviously the tokai forum & members involved would get full credit.

I have no intention for this to be anything other than an informational website and certiantly wouldnt want to step on the toes of anyone on this forum, my payoff would be working on a website that is something im actually interested in.

If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, can see any problems or otherwise, please reply/PM or whatever

Here are my ideas so far

Historical - Area for historical information on all the brands

Articles - From forum members on some of the interesting debates that happen on this site

Reviews - self explanatory

Tech Tips - Tips or how-to documents on things specific to the guitars we are interested in plus links and comments to the more generic tips on other websites that we have found useful.
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togps
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go ahead, Declan.
It would be a pleasure for me to support you.
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theskywolf
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Perhaps it would make sense zu create a site for the "others" as part of this website or as a kind of "parner website"?
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declan
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks togps and theskywolf and to those who have pm'ed me with your support for this idea.

Please keep the ideas coming in, and I will post some info here on how this project might be approached in the next few days.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can write code if you need any help with the layout, I would be glad to pitch in.
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Snake
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a pretty cool concept. I could also help out with code if you needed it, depending on what you decide to code in that is. Also with graphics if you needed that too, though I am leaving the country in a couple of weeks so I can't do graphics after that but could probably still code.

Good luck with the site at any rate!
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declan
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I think the coding stage is a little way off yet, but i really appreciate your support. I want to try and get as much content together as possible in the first instance and post it to a simple test site so that it can be verified/corrected.

When we have the bulk of the content agreed I think thats the time for coding the navigation/layouts etc. Doing it the other way round always results in more work

I have registered japanaxe.com as a domain name, I can easily dump it and go with another one if you guys have any better ideas.

Snake or anyone with any graphic design skills, fancy having a go at a logo/web page header/colour scheme, if we have a few why not let the forum choose the best.

Skywolf I really see this as a partner site to the tokai registry, if it were part of the tokai registry that wouldnt be giving equal weighting to the "other brands", any formal links with tokai registry would be a decision for Ned.

(If you are reading this Ned there is a PM for you from a couple of days ago, I would really like to talk to you before this goes much further)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think japanaxe.com is a pretty cool name. Easy to remember.
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orvilleowner
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

declan wrote:
I have registered japanaxe.com as a domain name, I can easily dump it and go with another one if you guys have any better ideas.


Great start. I look forward to seeing what you can come up with.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will help with any knowledge i have ..
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declan
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for the support folks,

thanks orvilleowner for the Orville information, one of the orville pages will be the first for upload and review.

I am hoping to have some of that info uploaded tonight

If anyone has anything they want to see included I have set up an email address that will be active throughout the design phase.

design@japanaxe.com

If you would like to receive regular updates during the design regardless of whether you have information to contribute, just send me an email to the adderss above with subscribe in the subject and i will include you in email updates.

The update emails will include links to uncompleted pages not yet available from the main site and your help reviewing them for accuracy would be much appreciated


Declan
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Innadaze
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Idea for Japanese guitar website... need your help Reply with quote

declan wrote:
I have had an idea running round my head for a few weeks, that I would like to run buy you guys.

Sounds great! Count me in. I've got a few OBGs.....
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Declan.....If there's anything I can help with (photos, weights, specs, etc), let me know.

Cheers,

Marcus
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Duckmeister
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need i can send some pictures of my 1989 Greco EG-59
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Scooba
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to supply pictures of my edwards guitars if required

Maybe when your writing things about different models you could ask forum members for pictures of said model, this could help people in the market for one of these by letting them get an idea of the features of the model, it's easy to read about things but some people like to see it for themselves.

Just a thought

Steve
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