From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Claude Errera) Newsgroups: alt.games.marathon Subject: HANW Changing of the Guard: PLEASE READ Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 01:48:29 -0700 Organization: Oregon Graduate Institute Lines: 68 Message-ID: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: dialin-5.admin.ogi.edu Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Newsreader: Yet Another NewsWatcher 2.3.1 The time has come. After almost two years, I'm stepping down as maintainer of the Marathon HyperArchive NorthWest. The HyperArchive will move to Marathon Central, and acquire a new caretaker, and hopefully continue to supply your Marathon needs for as long as the Marathon series remains alive. I, however, will be somewhere else, enjoying exotic foods, watching exotic birds, and contracting exotic diseases. My family and I are embarking on an 18-month, around-the-world trip, beginning in December, 1996. (We are hoping to return in time for the 1998 school year.) Details of the trip can be found at <http://www.ese.ogi.edu/pub/entertainment/marathon/goodbye.html#tripdetails> for anyone interested... but I won't force you to read it if all you want to know is "How does this affect *me*?" The OGI version of the HyperArchive will remain open for downloads until the second week in December (probably). The Marathon Central version is functional now, although the mirror script is run manually at the moment, so it's not quite up to date (pretty close, though...) and some of the links are a little weird. It can be found at http://www.marathon.org/hyperarchive/ Uploads are a different story. Submissions will be accepted until November 30, 1996, either by email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>) or ftp: <ftp://wmj.ese.ogi.edu//pub/incoming/> After the 30th, the incoming folder at OGI will be removed, and email submissions will be declined. An unknown period of time after that date, submissions will be accepted at Marathon Central, in a manner that will be publicly announced. (The interim, probably a week or two, will be used to finish the transition.) This archive has grown from a lowly mirror of the original HyperArchive at AMUG (created by Steve Wood back in early 1995) to the independent, dynamic, and (hopefully) easy-to-use project it is today, thanks in great part to all the people involved in the creation of Marathon paraphenalia all over the world. I'm honored to have been able to play a role in the distribution of these files, and I'm gratified for all the mail I've received in the last couple of years (the vast majority being positive). Thank you, Bungie, for creating a series that captured my attention for two years, and thank you, Marathon Freaks everywhere, for producing the addons that have kept it fresh. Carnage forever! The list of individuals I'd like to thank (and their contributions above and beyond what was called for) is far too long for this document, and if I tried to create it, inevitably I'd forget someone (or a bunch of someones), and I'd feel bad forever. So I'm not going to do it. You folks know who you are, anyway. Once again, thanks to all of you for feeding my addiction, and allowing me to build what might be useful to some of you. Fondly, -- Claude http://www.ese.ogi.edu/errera.html email@example.com ftp://wmj.ese.ogi.edu//pub/ "Own what you do."