After nearly two months of rebuilding and streamlining the site, we are pleased to unveil Plagiarist's new look.
Each day this week we'll be unveiling a new site feature as well. So check back to see what we've done with the place.
As is inevitably the case, sometimes things get broken during a remodeling. If something doesn't look right or doesn't work on your computer, please contact us and let us know what browser and operating system you're running.
Plagiarist.com is built with web standards
and should display correctly in any browser released in the past five years - and will display and function in any
browser (although if you're using very old software it may not look as pretty).
Hopefully the new design will be seamless, and you'll only notice the streamlined look, faster page loads, and overall better experience.
Let us know what you think, either way. We consider our visitors' feedback very carefully and your comments (good or bad) can make a difference.
We are pleased to finally unveil the beta version of "Plagiarist.com 4.0" - our 2004 re-design of Plagiarist.com.
While we finish tinkering and fixing things, we thought we'd let you take a look around, try using the site, and let us know how you like it, what you DON'T like, and what else you'd like to see:
The site will switch over to the new version on 20 April 2004.
This Sunday, 28 March 2004, subscribers to our newsletter (see the box at the bottom of this page to subscribe) will be able to get a sneak preview of our extensive re-design.
Our first re-design in nearly a year and a half will result in a faster site with a cleaner look. We look forward to beta-testing with our subscribers, as we'd like to incorporate as many of our user's "wish list" features as possible.
So keep the e-mail coming letting us know what you would like to see on the site (or what you wouldn't want) and if you haven't already, subscribe to the newsletter to receive an announcement about the new site's test release.
Once the new site is online, regular updates will continue bi-weekly, as planned.
We are pleased to finally announce the side-project we've been working on for the past nine months: Poetry X
Our baby is now free and open to the world. Former subscribers will still be able to use their logins to eliminate advertisements, and will have some added features, like being able to save a list of favourite poems, request analyses, etc.
With all of the work that's gone into the new site, we're still not done. While there will be an overlap in content between Plagiarist.com and PoetryX.com for a while, new articles will be posted at Poetry X, and new poems will probably be added at both sites.
We started from the ground up with Poetry X, re-designing everything and going over poem texts yet again to make sure they're as error-free as possible and properly credited.
Some of you may have already been visiting the site since we moved the Plagiarist Poetry Forums there back in June 2003.
For the rest of you, please enjoy.
We're going to be shifting things around between the two sites, and using some of the new components we designed for Poetry X back here at Plagiarist.com.
Our re-design is going slowly since we're starting-over, making Plagiarist.com sleek, fast, and uncluttered.
If there was ever anything you wish the site included, or anything that ever irked you about how the site worked, please contact us ASAP and let us know your thoughts on Plagiarist.com and Poetry X, so that we can address your concerns in the re-design.
Thank you again for everyone's help. We've just begun sorting through 2,500 poem submissions, and have added over 100 new poems this week. Look for new poems added to the archives every other week on a regular schedule from now on.
-- Jough Dempsey
We haven't updated awhile, but the site is still alive and much has been going on behind the scenes.
We've just added a number of catalog titles
to the PoetryNotes sub-site.
Plagiarist.com will be undergoing some maintenance starting the last week of February - the site will remain up and open the entire time, but we'll be giving things a much needed facelift.
After the site's structural updates we'll be back on a regular schedule of adding new poems. We have a backlog of over 1,000 submissions, so we look forward to bringing fresh content to the site in the weeks to come.
Thanks to everyone who's supported the site over these past few months. Your e-mails and donations have been much appreciated.
All the best to all of you,
Jough Dempsey, Editor