What should demoscene.org website be ?

category: general [glöplog]
As some of you are already aware through Internet relay chat (irc), Red sector inc. (rsi) acquired the demoscene.org internet Top level domain (tld) last month. It had been dormant since the late 90s...

Now ,we are seeking your views about what it could/should become.

As of today, we have had the hereunder ideas from quick brainstorming :
-a "free-for-all" open forum ala 4chan but demoscene related ;
-a hall-of-fame obituary about any demosceners who past away in order not to forget ;
-a sponsoring/org of some sort to hustle money and push forward female/children prizes ;
-a demoscene irc gateway ;
-some mash-up of all demoscene site news/prods/one-liner.

Of course, you might have other and/or better ideas, so feel free to share your ideas of what you'd like it to be, without forgetting (important) to mention if you would be willing to administer or pitch in to it yourself. Thank you for your attention !
It should be an obituary.
added on the 2014-12-07 11:07:13 by trc_wm trc_wm
Probably not point 3.
added on the 2014-12-07 11:08:09 by revival revival
DemoChan sounds good to me.
added on the 2014-12-07 11:32:28 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
what about gay porn?
added on the 2014-12-07 16:04:17 by groepaz groepaz
-a 404 page
Something "RSI" is not involved in.
added on the 2014-12-07 17:20:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
Top level domain? Surely that would be .demoscene right?
a demobook or facescene with like button and gps tracking.
added on the 2014-12-07 18:44:23 by Green Green
a hall-of-fame obituary about any demosceners who past away in order not to forget

i agree with that point as well.
added on the 2014-12-07 18:54:32 by Defiance Defiance
i disagree, but a meta-obituary that counts down till the scene dies (use dixan's graph and extrapolate) would be sufficient!
yeah it is depressing... a demoscene irc gateway would also be a quite good idea.
added on the 2014-12-07 19:04:18 by Defiance Defiance
it could be a github-like codevault with public and private repositories but offer special scene-shaped services like sceneID login, built-in crosscompilers and emulators to run that 8bit/16bit code of yours on the fly and feats like small online competitions (where the repo must be made public after release for example) or a project-of-the-month showcase.
or make it an rss feed aggregator just wildly mixing random demoscene-site feeds with google-ads and hope enough lost souls stumble across it.
added on the 2014-12-07 19:38:36 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
or a self-help 10 lessons eLearning package how to get free from the demoscene!
@Tron Swanson: I had this idea to write exactly this but you were faster :)
The git compo emuls idea is the most interesting so far
added on the 2014-12-07 20:47:53 by Optimus Optimus
it could host a "partymeister in the cloud" service!
added on the 2014-12-07 21:24:06 by Kabuto Kabuto
it could host a "partymeister in the cloud" service!

interesting idea because that would make remote voting a possibility as well plus save poor party orgas some struggle, although with many parties still struggling for stable internet access i dunno if its a viable solution
added on the 2014-12-07 21:51:24 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Something "RSI" is not involved in.

added on the 2014-12-07 21:59:11 by dipswitch dipswitch
What Gargaj said.
added on the 2014-12-07 23:22:33 by xTr1m xTr1m
a redirect to scene.org / pouet / demozoo / bitfellas / ...
added on the 2014-12-08 00:04:46 by T$ T$
I'd love to have a demoscene github where sceners publish source code. It would support youngsters and encourage old, fat and lazy pro sceners to go new ways. (Why is the demoscene so little open source anyway? Why do we keep groups small?)

I also very much like wysiwtfs idea of online compilers/emulators and competitions ... basically a place - accessable for the average surfer - for sceners to show off and blow some minds ;)
added on the 2014-12-08 05:54:36 by movAX13h movAX13h
We've already got a bunch of scene websites, I can't see why another one would be fill some heretofore unknown niche we never thought of. People have proposed a wiki before, but I don't know that most would bother to keep it updated. Pouet and demozoo while not doing exactly the same thing are similar, and CSDB, and ... there's already craploads of sites, including some with forums for more specific platforms than Pouet.

I'm not sure what a new site would bring us besides something people inside the scene don't visit. If you set up a new forums, it's likely I wouldn't bother to peruse it, unless somehow Pouet magically dried up as a result.

You may as well just do what you want and see who congregates there, since I think Gargaj indicated the general sentiment from folks: they're still potentially miffed about the "reactivation" of a more or less dead group and want nothing to do with it.
It should be blue! With trumpets in the bg!
added on the 2014-12-08 09:22:21 by v3nom v3nom
I like the current demoscene.org - ist has free 3d CAD Software or Hotel booking.
added on the 2014-12-08 10:10:15 by marlowe marlowe