Talk:RainFurrest

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The about section needs to be specific to a time period (as of such and such), rather than talking about now, and should be less chatty. I've made a start. -- Sine 01:41, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Rainfurrest.com (and thus the redirecting to that from Rainfurrest.org) isn't connecting. A whois for rainfurrest.com lists three name servers, all on furcen.org. -- Sine 20:00, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

It's connecting now. Note the announcement on their front page:
June 13, 2007:
Technical Difficulties. Due to a resignation by our web host we are currently expereinceing some technical difficulties that resolve from the switchover to a new host. These difficulties should be resolved soon and all will hopefully be well. Please update your links as nessisary.
P.S. We would like to sqaush the nasty rumor that is going around. Our previous web host did NOT format the drive of the webserver, instead he meerly shut down the server and we are unable to access it or any of the data on it.
Evidently Jurann, who is no longer affiliated with the convention, no longer provides web services for them, either.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 20:35, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
So, Jurann basically shut down their website with no notice after parting ways with them? Wow, that's mature and professional. --Douglas Muth 20:39, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Actually they've had months of warning, and took initial precautions, the issue is with the execution of the transfer and is not due to any un-professionalism or immaturity on my part. All of the necessary actions have been taken to transition the domain, site and database to their new web host. You seem to speak as if you know me, though, care to explain that? Jurann 23:48, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
The comment has no pretense of knowing you, rather it was a commentary on the action itself, not the person behind it.--Kendricks Redtail
Prior to us requesting that Jurann step down as artshow lead, I had decided it be prudent to have a secondary server and have backups made. After asking Jurann to step down as Artshow lead Jurann decided to simply shut down the webserver without any prior notice at all. The DNS entries could have easily been changed so that no downtime would have happened. The fact that rainfurrest.net was up and running within hours was only by determiniation and skill from our new webmasters. After the new server was up and running a domain transfer was arranged and is now finalized. It would have been very easy for Jurann to choose to change the DNS names so that no downtime happened what-so-ever. He simply choose not to. Trapa Co-Chair Rainfurrest 23:45, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Numbers

An August 20, 2007 news post to the RainFurrest website noted "The pre-reg numbers are now looking that we will have somewhere between 180 and 450 people showing up." (Which strikes me as an amusingly wide range.) I hope that definite numbers will appear soon. In the meantime, a LiveJournal post today by foxmajik states that "Rainfurrest had a patronage of over 300". -- Sine 02:54, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

About 350 people have attended so far. Kayfox 18:45, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
The "amusingly" wide range is because we had never had the event before. We were unsure if 1/3rd of our reg numbers would be pre-reg or 2/3rds or what so we made some educated guesses. As for the numbers, the final number was 366 Furries attending. Next year we'll have a narrower range of numbers. Trapa 21:40, 27 August 2007 (PST)
I think one thing we can all agree on is that 366 is a very respectable number for the first year, whether or not it was 1/3 or 2/3. Congratulations. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 04:59, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] On disassociating a real name with a convention

I'm not sure if this is relevant to the changes made on the article or not... but it really bothers me that a convention organizer is trying to disassociate their real name with the convention that they run. Maybe it's just me, I dunno. --Douglas Muth 14:55, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Format of name

I notice that we have RainFurrest redirecting to Rainfurrest, but on the convention's official page, forum, etc, they seem to fairly consistently use "RainFurrest". Should we tweak all the Rain(F/f)urrest-related articles so the upper-case "F" is used?--Higgs Raccoon 02:51, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Bumping this, because it's still an issue.--Higgs Raccoon 00:00, 26 October 2011 (EDT)
They are largely using Rainfurrest at this time, see for yourself on the front page. They really need to get this in order, though, I agree. --GreenReaper(talk) 00:58, 26 October 2011 (EDT)
I don't see much consistency in usage, so suggest we don't make changes at this point. -- Sine 13:30, 26 October 2011 (EDT)
We generally prefer RainFurrest over Rainfurrest, however use of the latter creeps in from time to time --Alohawolf 22:28, 15 October 2012 (EDT)
As the official intent appears to be "RainFurrest" (AlohaWolf is the current chair), I propose that we start using it, except in the corporate name where it has been set as "Rainfurrest" and probably can't be changed now. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:23, 1 October 2013 (EDT)
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