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Master
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It seems to me that a Spiderweb-related page should be judged more for its useful content than professionalness.

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quote:
Said by Thralni:
maybe you could, instead of just saying what is wrong, also say how it can be improved.
quote:
Said by Drakefyre:
You asked what made it look amateurish, and I told you.
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Well, for a home-made first website, i don't believe it's that bad. The website shows stuff he wants to show people, and that's the main purpose. The color scheme, the textsize and all that sort of stuff, that is just decoration. The stuff on the site is really good. :) And as said before, not many personal sites are professional or look professional. I think that you can start complaining about a site being amateurish, when it's an adult (wo)men that makes websites for fun, and studied about webdesigning for at least some time or when it is a professional that works with websites 24/7...

Thralni's first language is Dutch. Same goes for me.

EDIT: Sorry for the quotes, tried to fix it, but I failed

[ Saturday, January 21, 2006 09:23: Message edited by: Clemens a.k.a. ncfsh ]

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Just out of curiosity, as long as we're critiquing web pages, what do people think of my Geneforge 2 page?

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quote:
Originally written by Slartucker:

On Nephilian: I'm glad you are pursuing the language! I have a few comments.
1) Pronounciation: Your "FH" doesn't make sense. "TH" is a single sound, not two sounds, so replacing the T with the F as you suggest would essentially lead one to make a normal "F" sound -- but you differentiate those.
2) I like your use of animate/inanimate gender, which seems very appropriate to nephil shamanism.
3) The cases are a little confusing. You explain what they mean, but for some it's unclear how they are used. I guess you are making the language ergative-absolutive?

Out of curiosity, what *is* your first language?

Am I glad you are really interested! Your answers and comments:

1) Am thinking of removing it, indeed.

2) Thanks

3) Thanks again, and yes. This is an ergative-language. away with all the Latin based langauges! it is time for the ancient Semitic languages to come on the stage!

About the website: I made what you said, Stareye. now that it wasn't you who gave me the idea. My father showed me how to do it, and I made it. The Nephilian grammar is the only part that has it now, but I hope to get it all over my site.

By the way, something strange with those frames: first the ads were only in the screen at the lower-right corner. Now they also appear in the frame to the left. can somebody give me a hint why does suddenly happened?

Clemens, I didn't know your mother tongue is Dutch! Care to tell me where you come from (which province, obiously)?

Alex, would you like a link to your site on my website?

Ben, thanks for the back-up. It's what I intended to say, but it didn't work out very well, he he.

EDIT: Slartucker, I forgot to ask what you would like to see improved of the explanations?

[ Saturday, January 21, 2006 10:27: Message edited by: Thralni, Nephil translators & co. ]

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Either you now use a different browser, or Angelfire changed its ad policy. Geocities did the same about a year ago, which is why eventually I moved. There is only so much advertisement you can put on a site before the content suffers, and ezboard and geocities are far across that line now.

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:


Clemens, I didn't know your mother tongue is Dutch! Care to tell me where you come from (which province, obiously)?

Zoeterwoude, a little place in the area around Leiden, North-Holland, I thought you knew that? Anyway, you know now

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Originally by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:

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Dikiyoba, thanks. The ads is something I can't change, though. that's Angelfire's work. You also said it wasnt very complete yet. What do you suggest? Pictures maybe? I haven't got them, actually... If I knew how to put them on the site.
I just meant that all your links weren't up and running yet. It is still a work in progress.

Archmage Alex, your Geneforge 2 site isn't bad. It isn't complete either (the walkthrough and canister sections aren't there) but what is there is done very well. The graphics and charts make it look very nice. But the amount of pop-ups exploring the site are obscene. My pop-up blocker was always blocking and there was still a pop-up almost every time.

Dikiyoba also has a website but it isn't worth going to see because it is just a page Dikiyoba uses to link to all the sites Dikiyoba uses most often.
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"This is an ergative-language. away with all the Latin based langauges! it is time for the ancient Semitic languages to come on the stage!"

As pleased as the Assyriologist in me is to hear that, Semitic languages aren't ergative. Indeed, the ancient ones mostly have a simple nominative-accusative-genitive system. See for example wikipedia.

As for the explanations: on second glance some of them are actually pretty clear, but there are parts which are just really confusing. For example, from the equitive case:

"But, if there is now subject to make the comparison, only the comparison itself, so the nouns become subject to the verb, they still remain absolutive, as there is now separation to make between subject and object. This is the one big thing in Nephil language, which is totally different from other things in their grammar. The equative isn't as much a case as a special verbal form. It's actually the verb that is put in equative and therefore doesn't really belong in this chapter."

Special verbal forms are confusing enough without clear explanation. The first sentence I quoted is pretty confusing, and then you end by explaining that the way you explained things isn't even the right way... I suspect it would be less confusing if you were explaining it in Dutch... this is a very ambitious project, requiring precise linguistic definitions, and I think some of your ideas are getting ahead of your words.

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Alex: I like the Eyebeast's Lair. Good use of tables, excellent layout, and good graphics. Keep up the good work.

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Indeed, ergative languages are relatively rare. It's probably best to continue the discussion of the language in the thread meant for it, though.

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quote:
Originally written by Clemens:

quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:


Clemens, I didn't know your mother tongue is Dutch! Care to tell me where you come from (which province, obiously)?

Zoeterwoude, a little place in the area around Leiden, North-Holland, I thought you knew that? Anyway, you know now

Ah, it's you again, Mark! I always look at usernames, and not as signatures. I should do that, before asking stupid questions, actually...

Slartucker! Are you an assyriologist! I think I fell in love. My parents are a assyrilogist and Symerologist! I'll go over the explanations a second time and see what can be done to improve it. Engish does make it harder. however, do the example-sentences offer any help there? Or should I change them too?

Semitic languages are not ergative? Then Hurrian isn't a Semitic langauge. In that case, does one call it just an ergative language, or is there a special name for it that i don't know of?

And I also agree with Kelandon. This is my last post about this in this topic.

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I was sure I already posted this two days ago...

but yep, dat's me.

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:

Alex, would you like a link to your site on my website?
Sure, though it's somewhat likely to stay incomplete. I actaully made it two years ago for a multimedia class in high school. The problem is that the class ended before I finished and I don't have Dreamweaver on my home computer. I started downloading it to use for the 30-day trial period and finish the site, but it was something like 100MB and I use dial-up. :P Maybe I'll try downloading it again and just leave it going overnight.

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I'll look after the link later, if you don't mind. I have a more urgent problem at the moment. How the hell do I get an image to work! I use adobe pagemill. I put in the image, upload both the page and the image, and then either image doesn't appear at all, or there is a "torn image" icon on the place the image should be. It is really important for the image to work. This is the code:

<P><FONT SIZE="+1"><IMG SRC="nephilian%20verbal%20group%202.JPG"
WIDTH="423" HEIGHT="141" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3"><!--SELECTION--><--/SELECTION--></FONT></P>!


[ Monday, January 23, 2006 06:49: Message edited by: Thralni, Nephil translators & co. ]

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quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

Just out of curiosity, as long as we're critiquing web pages, what do people think of my Geneforge 2 page?
Pop-up ads are teh evil.

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:

I'll look after the link later, if you don't mind. I have a more urgent problem at the moment. How the hell do I get an image to work! I use adobe pagemill. I put in the image, upload both the page and the image, and then either image doesn't appear at all, or there is a "torn image" icon on the place the image should be. It is really important for the image to work. This is the code:

<P><FONT SIZE="+1"><IMG SRC="nephilian%20verbal%20group%202.JPG"
WIDTH="423" HEIGHT="141" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" NATURALSIZEFLAG="3"><!--SELECTION--><--/SELECTION--></FONT></P>!

Looks like your image source is not complete. Your image has to be uploaded to the website and the IMG SRC="the url of the image". It should be something like http//www.website name/graphic name

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That image link will only work, if image and html-pages are within the same folder. If you store images in a different folder, you'll have to specify the path to that folder in your link.

You can get rid of the lycos ads in your main frame by simply deleting their code. Right-click your main frame, a window pops up that gives you the option to read this particular frame's source code. They suggest that you delete their code when editing your page.

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The path to the image seems okay.

I did what you tolled me, but how can I delete it? When highlighting I can't delete it, and it doesn't appear in the code of the page I have on my harddisk. Where is the place to delete it, and how should I delete it?

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If html-pages and pics are in the same folder, then the link to a picture looks like this:
<img src="http://www.angelfire.com/ns2/thralni0/
whatever-picture.JPG">

Your browser is no editor. Highlighting text in your browser doesn't change anything. Read your account instructions. Or ask those who have similar accounts, like TM or Gizmo. Sorry, my own stuff is on a private server which makes the handling it a lot easier.

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One note, Thralni: One advantage of a wiki is that you can easile link directly to an article instead of the main page. So when you link to the encyclopedia from your Nephil entry, you could just as well link to http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/index.php/Nephilim instead of http://encyclopedia.ermarian.net/index.php/Main_Page . Just substitute Main_Page with the article title, replacing underlines with spaces.

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Ef: the program seems to put that link there, becasue when I look at the "properties" of that image, I see the correct link. When I alter this in the code, the image still can't be found and I get that "torn image" icon.

Aran: i don't think I really understand what you said. Do you mean I should make a seperate wiki?

To all of you: What do you guys prefer: I pop-up which one can just click away, or just leave open, but hide behind the main browser winow, or have ads at the top or bottom of the page?

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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Nephil translators & co.:

Ef: the program seems to put that link there, becasue when I look at the "properties" of that image, I see the correct link. When I alter this in the code, the image still can't be found and I get that "torn image" icon.

Aran: i don't think I really understand what you said. Do you mean I should make a seperate wiki?

To all of you: What do you guys prefer: I pop-up which one can just click away, or just leave open, but hide behind the main browser winow, or have ads at the top or bottom of the page?

No, it's just that you are writing about Nephilim, then give the encyclopedia as a reference, but you don't link to the Nephilim article, you link to the main page.

Anyone clicking the link first needs to navigate through the encyclopedia to find the Nephilim article; you could save them time by linking directly to the Nephilim article in the way I described above. :)

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Ah, I thought you meant moving the whole grammar guide to a wiki.

EDIT: fixed the picture. The problem was that there were spaces in the name. he couldn't handle that for some reason.

EDIT: Put a link to the nephlim encyclopedia Ermarian page. maybe, Aran, you could also put a link in the encyclopedia to the grammar page on my website?

[ Tuesday, January 24, 2006 05:04: Message edited by: Thralni, Nephil translators & co. ]

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I'd prefer ads at the top and bottom to popup ads. They aren't so in-your-face.

Dikiyoba.
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Popup ads don't interfere with frames, banner ads do. It's all a matter of preference. Personally, I like popup ads because, well, my site has frames.

[ Tuesday, January 24, 2006 13:55: Message edited by: Eldibs ]

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