This is certainly one the happiest times I've ever had. Seeing Kirby's Rainbow Resort back up and running makes it feel worth getting into Kirby, and my WW2 planes interest only spices it up with WW2 Wings of Duty's development news (Battle of Britain hype!). I thought I was only going to a dead end again, just like what happened to my former obsession with Angry Birds (early 2014). I feel that Kirby and WW2 Wings of Duty have gotten me much farther than any game I've ever gotten into before. Special thanks to Meta Naito for making me a moderator of the Metanaito.net forums. I never though it would go that far. Special thanks to Phanotek, Inc. as well for making my dream of flying WW2 aircraft on mobile devices. I always wanted to get IL-2 1946, but it never came to fruition. Nowadays, I get to fly some of my favorite fighter planes such as the Hellcat, Corsair, P-47, eventually P-51, Me-109, Fw-190, Spitfire, etc. As for Kirby, I get to communicate with fans online through forums and Reddit. I've never done this before. And to you, Mints, for continuing to run this site. I will also give a special thanks to Patchy, who created The Kirby Ciub, for doing something for the Kirby fandom: A dedicated Kirby forum that once held on to continue KRR's legacy.
KRR was one of my favorite websites to visit when I was a child. I only lurked for the most part, but I still loved it. It was a real shame to see it abandoned without closure, but at least it was kept up. I love the resource pages, especially the music rips, and the fan games inspired me to start making my own games (still have fond memories of Kirby Warrior's RPG II in particular)! I'm glad people still care, judging from the comments, but I think KRR needs a major overhaul to modernize it. These are just suggestions, but I think the biggest things it needs right now are a mobile site and a social media presence. This website was a part of my childhood and I hate to see it abandoned, so I'd be very happy to help it get back on its feet in any way I can.
Yeah, the Facebook page stopped being maintained by the person who created it because they thought it was going to be important. Guess that means it isn't important if the people who are actually use it don't care about it.
As for making a mobile version of the site, it is well known that the layout of KRR is pretty much stuck how it is due to years and years of hard-coding style instead of using style sheets. It took forever just to get this place using header and footer includes (which was done with a script, not by hand, due the huge number of pages); it is going to take a significant script to correct all of the thousands of pages with junk code inserted by Front Page. Front Page! This site was largely generated by Front Page!
Seriously, there are empty font tags all over the place.
Whoa, really? I actually didn't know the site was generated using Front Page! That does explain a lot, though, and I'm very much aware that overhauling the site would be a huge undertaking (and also well beyond the scope of my skill set), but there's definitely smaller things I can think of to help KRR out. For example, maybe a hypothetical YouTube channel for the site can not only be an "official" host for Ivy's fansubs of the Kirby anime, but it can also be a home to walkthroughs and Let's Plays of various Kirby games; it can also have thoughts and analysis videos of new trailers.
I'd really like to see the site catch up with info on the newer Kirby games, too. That's probably the number-one thing I'd set my sights on right now!
There's a lot of stuff missing from the Return to Dreamland page, and a lot of other pages, too. I think I might still have the manual for that game and Kirby Mass Attack in good condition so I can try scanning them and sending those in to start with. The Epic Yarn page is also so old that it still says that "it's safe to assume the Gamecube Kirby game [which became Return to Dreamland] bit the dust" because of its release. Every Kirby fan worth their salt knows that's completely untrue! :P
That's not even getting into the Kirby games released since then! Triple Deluxe, Rainbow Curse, the "deluxe" versions of TD's minigames released as standalone downloads... and soon, Planet Robobot!
Kirby Super Star Ultra borrows a lot of its pages from the Super Star section (personally I think SSU should be scaled back to focus on what's new in the remake, but that's just me). Other than that, yeah, the links don't go anywhere and only seem to be there to form skeletons for the pages. There's TONS of ground that needs to be covered, so this definitely won't be an overnight effort. Again, I'll be happy to help out as far as that goes. I can begin to provide some scans for the pages so they can start becoming less barren, so that's what I'd like to focus on right now. Rome wasn't built in a day, and I don't think Rainbow Resort will catch up in a day, either, so I think it's best everyone does one thing at a time to avoid feeling burnt out after a while.
EDIT: I'm unsure of where else I can ask, and I really need an answer. I've done most of my scans (and there's a lot of them; including RtDL's manual's English portion and Mass Attack's manual. There's also cover, disc and cartridge scans for a few other games like TD, both versions of Smash 4, newer scans of Kirby's Avalanche and Melee, and I even got the back covers of most of my boxes for anyone who wants them). My question is: where should I submit them once they're ready? I feel terrible asking this here but I don't know where else I can inquire about it.
Daaaaamn, Koi! Talk about every panel being action packed! You've most undoubtedly done it again, my rival friend! Perhaps I should cook something up too to commemorate the resort's revivial? ;P (Who knows how long THAT'D take me.