IO Report # 4 (2005-03-23)

This report was submitted by VA Lenvik

Internet Office Weekly Report

Internet Office Weekly Report #4 - 23 March 2005

Right, another "week", another "weekly" report. :P Clearly I'm including the word clearly in this report to make it absolutely clear to you that you MUST submit your sites to the EH Site Database, or else. All commanders, wing commanders, BGCOMS, SGCOMs, COs and everyone else with a site. All EH sites must be submitted. Details on the requirements of the submission can be found below in the projects section of this report.

Site of the Week is now an official competition, with each week's winner receiving an Iron Star Silver Ribbon. Remember this is open to the entire Emperor's Hammer, and hopefully this shiney will be an incentive to create useful, regularly updated websites.

I have created the Emperor's Hammer Site Database. All the requests received up until a day ago have been processed. The database stands at 58 sites at the current time. This is good, but I know there are many sites not submitted. I don't want to have to get nasty about it, submit the sites please.


The EH Site Database has been created, and is located at 58 sites have been added to the database as of this report. If your site doesn't appear on the database, it means I haven't added it yet, but I will soon.

Site of the Week

This week, the first Internet Office Site of the Week has been awarded during my tenure as IO. And the winner is:

Beta Echelon
CMDR and Webmaster: CM Serin Jansj

Serin proves that PHP/MySQL is not required to create a great squadron site. Tonnes of info about Beta Squad, as well as very regular News updates make this site a great resource for Beta's members and people interested in joining the squadron. Remember a good & updated website is one way in which a Cadet may pick a squadron, so make sure yours is regularly updated with news and competitions. Congratulations to CM Serin Jansj, winner of an Iron Star - Silver Ribbon.

I ask you, the membership of the Emperor's Hammer, to submit sites that you believe are worthy of a site of the week award. To qualify as site of the week, a site should look alright (doesn't need uber graphics to win though), have plenty of relevant information about the particular unit or function, and is updated regularly. Sites must be in the EH Site Database to qualify for Site of the Week.

Internet Office Projects

Internet Office Tasks List 2005

  • Image Archive: The Image Archive will be re-released in the coming months.
  • HoloNet awards: The HoloNet awards will be in May, if things go according to schedule. Look forward to some new categories for your site to win.
  • Open sourcing IO projects: Most future Internet Office projects will be open source, ie. the source code will be available to download.
  • More member-orientated projects: More on this soon. I shall be reviewing and making suggestions regarding the IO IWATS courses to Stuart and his related PROFs.
  • Expansion and addition on projects that help members become more skilled about web design such as the Code Archive: The next release of SquadFirst will be modular, allowing PHP enthusiasts to write extra or updated functions for SquadFirst and upload them to a repositry of SquadFirst mods. Interested users will be able to download these and copy the file in and add the addition using the control panel of squadfirst. Also in the next version of SquadFirst will be a better install interface.
  • Updating of SquadFirst code to take into account the new TIE Corps site URL: SquadFirst will receive an update soon including modularity (as above) and updated functions and links.
  • Coordinate with Communication and Executive Offices in porting ELS system to ASP: Task suspended indefinetly.

Contact the Internet Office

Feel free to contact me relating any Internet Office related issues you may have, including ideas and feedback etc (see Talk to the IO project). You can contact me at via email, or with the nicks Lenvik or Iodine (or a variant of the aforementioned nicks) on most official EH channels on UnderNet. An Internet Office site shall be up soon where feedback can be given.

Internet Office Links

Closing Comments

Please participate in the IO feedback competition so as I can tailor projects to EH needs. Prepare your sites for auditing, and prepare for lots of useful and fun IO projects in the near future!

Submitted By:

Internet Officer Vice Admiral Lenvik

IO/VA Lenvik/CS-5/SSSD Sovereign

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