I need a few volunteers

Cattrah

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I'm in the process of building a collection management system for ponies. It's an online application and I've just started building it. It only has a few basic features for documenting and updating your collection and it currently only covers G1 ponies. I would like to get a few volunteers (2-3) that can help me test and develop this system through the end of the summer. When it's completed I'll be hosting it on my brother's servers and it will be available to anyone although to maintain the system I'll have to charge a small yearly fee. To the first couple volunteers using the system will be free. Most likely volunteers will become system administrators as the volume of users sees need.

To qualify as a volunteer you must have at least 100 ponies in your collection and be online fairly often. Know some about variants and special cases, be able to give constructive criticism and are able to communicate effectively. It is preferrable to have knowledge about G1, G2, and G3 ponies. Knowledge about accessories and playsets is preferred.

If you are interested in participating please send me an email at cattrah(at)gmail(dot)com with your "pony resume" and a few references. I will be accepting applications until next Wednesday (June 15) and if you are chosen you will be contacted the week of June 26.

To perhaps spark your interest, here are the goals I plan to complete. Volunteers will help me cover all aspects of the system and make sure functionality is hardy and complete. If there is not enough applicants/interest for this system by the week of June 26, the project will be aborted and applicants will be notified. One volunteer must have experience with HTML and graphic or web design. Experience with php/mysql a plus but is not required.

System Goals by end of summer 2005
~Complete reference database of as many confirmed ponies as possible including G1, G2, and G3
~Users will be able to enter and track their entire my little pony collection including accessories and playsets.
~Users will be able to show off their collections with pictures and custom descriptions about each pony (maybe if its a childhood pony you want to tell a story you remember)
~Users will be able to track their buying/trading/selling status of each pony. A history will be maintained to know what you spent on the pony and how
~as a side affect of maintaining a trade history, users will document and track their own references, which can be viewable to the public.

Extended System Goals by end of 2005
~Users will be able to contact each other via the mailing system to work out trades/sales/buys
~Users will be contacted if another user has something for sale/trade that they wish to buy/trade. Ie. Trade matching.
~Users can browse the trade/sale lists of other users and view pictures and descriptions.

There is a lot of room for growth in this system and this is why I need help to make it the best it can be for every MLP collector's special need to document and show their collection online.
 

Karasu

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I'm *just* shy of 100 ponies, I think I have about 90, I would still be willing to volunteer and I have some limited expertise in HTML too.
 

colormist

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This might be interesting. I was considering doing a similar program. Emailing you. :)
 
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I'll email you sometime today. Sounds interesting. :D

I've got about three hundred in my collection, and have a fairly good background in HTML. Plus I'm online about 27 hours a day... :)

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Cattrah

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re: pony management system

I will be considering anyone that sends me an email so if you'd like to help out but may not meet a requirement exactly, please email me anyway. It is very important to have dedicated individuals because this will be a very extensive project. Volunteers will most likely be asked to do research and surveys as well through the community.
 
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Consider my services offered :)

Oops, I need refs? Try GustyFox and Baby Boomba. I don't have many refs as I don't do much trading, I hang onto my ponies like grim death!

~*~ LARPer ~*~
 
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Ooh - Ebay! Good point!

I am Beastkins_R_Us - currently plagued with non-paying bidders :roll:

~*~ LARPer ~*~
 

Star Glow

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Wow that is really really cool!! Brilliant idea, Cattrah!

I would volunteer, but I am technologically inept. I only know how to design layouts.
 

Cattrah

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Re: Volunteers

just wanted to bump this the last time to ask if there was anyone else that was interesting in applying to help. I have a version 0.80 up and working, which will be revealed to the volunteers helping out after June 26. Please email me if you are interested. See the first post for details!
 

colormist

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Re: Volunteers

Cattrah said:
just wanted to bump this the last time to ask if there was anyone else that was interesting in applying to help. I have a version 0.80 up and working, which will be revealed to the volunteers helping out after June 26. Please email me if you are interested. See the first post for details!
Have you tried posting this on other forums, Cattrah? People at the arena or ponyville might be interested in helping. :)
 
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