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Download Preservation Initiative - DreamZoo2
Topic Started: Mar 12 2018, 11:20 PM (217 Views)
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(FKA ZooWiz84)

Hello, fellow members of the Round Table! I am fully aware that I am not very well known on this forum, but even so, I wanted to post here because I believe that I have something that I can offer to the ZT2 community.

I created a site nearly five years ago that nobody has probably ever heard of, called "DreamZoo2". It was initially intended to be a zoo sharing website, where members could upload their zoos to a download database, as well as participate in Zoo Tycoon-related discussions. While it sounded like a good idea, the site was never very active. Having said that, I should say upfront that I am not trying to recruit any active users from here. I don't really have the time, nor the desire to run an active site. Folks interested in being active and contributing to a flourishing Zoo Tycoon site should look no further than this site, the ZT2 Round Table.

Because of this, I have been working to repurpose DreamZoo2 over the last several weeks as a site that could help preserve user downloads in the long run. Any designers who are interested in ensuring that their downloads remain available, both to themselves and the general public, for years, even decades down the line, should head over there and consider taking advantage of what I have to offer.

In the topic I am about to link to, there are four posts. The first one is a simple guide as to how to send your files in to have them archived for the long run. The second post documents, in detail, exactly what steps I will take to archive your files if you decide to send them in. The third post will attempt to preemptively answer any questions you may have, and the final post is an illustrated guide that shows you how you can take the initiative to ensure your own files are archived and made available for decades to come.

If this is something that you are even remotely interested in or curious about, I highly encourage you to head our way! Also, please feel free to ask me if you have any questions!

Here is the four-post topic with detailed documentation and instructions:

Here is the link to the homepage of my site:

If you have any questions, please send me a PM, reply to this topic, or send an email to the following address:

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!
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(FKA ZooWiz84)

This post is sort of a bump, if I'm being honest, but it is also to communicate some meaningful information.

I don't think I said this anywhere else but the FAQ, but you do NOT need to be a member of DreamZoo2 in order to take advantage of the download preservation offer. Any and all users may submit their downloads to be archived and preserved in the long run. I repeat, this offer is open to EVERYONE, including those who are not members of DreamZoo2.

The instructions are simple and easy to follow, and I have documented the entire process for those who are curious. Please don't hesitate to head over if you are at all interested, and feel free to send over anyone who may like to take advantage of our offer! I have also posted a guide to utilizing the Internet Archive to help designers archive their own content, which will definitely come in handy!

Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!
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