Yuricon News, Okazu News

January 28th, 2006

If you are regular reader, you may notice a few small changes going on around here. This entry is pretty much a “We apologize for the inconvenience while renovating” type post. ;-)

Here’s what’s up on Okazu:

Because I’ve been doing Okazu for over three years now, the monthly archive is, as you can see, huge and not easy to navigate. (Gee, what was Erica talking about in Sept. 2003?). Blogger does not have a real categories function, so I’m using a workaround I found, which is basically to use Blogger search for certain preset keywords. If you look on the right-hand sidebar, you’ll see a new section called “Categories”. I am retroactively retitling all the several hundred posts on Okazu to have one or more of these keywords in the title. It’ll make it a bit easier…I *hope*…to find relevant posts. And it will force me to use more consistent titles.

The Categories are broken down into basic, obvious areas – Yuri Anime, Yuri Manga, Marimite-related, General Yuri news, Yuricon news, etc. Not every post will be keyed in to one of those categories, but most will – eventually. My apologies for any issues you encounter with links and general difficulties until it’s all done. I’m starting with my very oldest posts, and my very newest one and working towards the middle.

I guess the question I have is – should I leave the monthly archive up, too? Does anyone other than me use it? Let me know in the comments section.

Onto Yuricon:

Firstly, the final day to submit a picture to the 2006 Yuriko Fanart Contest is January 31. (I know the rules say the 30th. I’m giving readers and Yuricon Mailing List members an extra day.)

Secondly – we are starting to think about 2007 and a possible event. IF we decide to do an event in 2007, it would be a US version of what we did in Tokyo. That would be a one day event, cosplay welcome (but no cosplay event held) with a focus on video programming, panels and workshops. So keep an eye on autumn 2007 in Newark, NJ!

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4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I think the archives would be nice to have, at least till everyone gets used to using the categories. Thanks for everything again. Always like reading Okazu. Happy Lunar New Year!

  2. Zyl says:

    It’s be useful to leave the monthly archives up – I find them really useful especially when searching for stuff that the blogger search engine doesn’t seem to be able to find.

    Actually have you ever considered using WordPress or some other platform that has categories? Could be installed on the Yuricon.org domain or hosted by wordpress.com…

  3. Thanks for the feedback – I’ll leave the archives there.

    I have considered moving, but as there’s so much content aleready here and I’m dreadfully lazy… ;-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes, please leave the monthly archives. I’ve never got the blogger search to work for me, so I rely on them a lot.

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