Changing username?

Meow's picture

Er, I realise this sounds rather stupid. But how do you change your username on Oasis? Mine is sort of... dated.
Thanks in advance!

Tycoondashkid's picture

id ask Jeff

its his Site after all

jeff's picture

Well...

It's everyone's site.
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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

you made it though

you own it to don't you?

it bit of Scottish mentality there "if i build it its mine no matter what"

jeff's picture

Well...

The original idea in 1995 was mine, yes. But the tech side has always been done by others. At present, we're almost techless, so glad we use stable software. ;-)

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

well somebody

must own it, it has to be under someones name

jeff's picture

hehe...

If you want to be technical, yes, it is under my name and I pay any associated costs of running it.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

so IT IS YOURS legally

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jeff's picture

Yes...

I legally own it. But after the inception, and the hand-coded years, I'd say any value of the site has has arced towards the users who post here and not me.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

that brings me to a question

you said Oasis Journals Started out as a Journalistic site how did it become the modern Oasis Journals? and was it always called Oasis Journals?

jeff's picture

The original site...

that launched in December 1995 was a magazine style format, that was hand-coded every month. So, everyone who wrote a "column" in the magazine had to turn it in before the first, then I would give them all a light edit, and send them to our developer to code and publish.

So, as a writer back then, the goal was to send me your writing by the 15th, and it would then appear by the first. Nothing was in real-time, no comments. Most people ran photos of themselves, despite there being digital cameras, whereas now everyone has hundreds of self-pics and few people use an actual photo. Some teens ONLY had nude pics, so I'd get them to crop off their illegal bits, send it to us, and we'd make it look like they were wearing a T-shirt in the pic with Photoshop, etc.

You can see the first issue here: http://web.archive.org/web/19970625150905/http://www.oasismag.com/Issues...

The site was Oasis Magazine for a long time, and then switched to Oasis Journals a few years back, since we really no longer had any magazine-type content, except the few things I write to pull in new traffic every so often. If you notice, as I always do, the logo on this site still says magazine, although we changed the domain name a while ago.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

i did not notice the logo

seems really simple, what made you want to change to Oasis Journals? and im guessing alot is done by machine now right

jeff's picture

I wanted...

... a name that better reflected what the site was about.

Yeah, we use a system called Drupal to do Oasis, and nearly all the features of the site are built in to the software. It can do a lot more, and hopefully will someday, I just have to pay a developer to do it, heh.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

i take it there was only

journals as of the late?

and how much does this site cost a month?

jeff's picture

Not sure...

Journals have been going for many years now, may be an even split at this point.

Site costs nothing, we're hosted for free at our former tech guy's friends hosting company in South Africa.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

so you pain nothing for the site?

you lucky bastard XD

jeff's picture

Actually...

I've never paid for hosting, always find someone to donate it.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)

Tycoondashkid's picture

so your just spraffing of someone?

Jeff, Jeff, Jeff what do you do to get all this free? Favours?

jeff's picture

Yup...

I can do that. Just send me the new one, and if it's available, that's pretty much all you have to do.

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"You can judge the whole world on the sparkle that you think it lacks" - Dawes, When My Time Comes (http://youtu.be/Z0FrcTX6hWI)