This site has been set up to be revenue neutral i.e. I am not in this to become a dot com millionaire... honest! i am doing this for the our Cast Member Community. Though having said that I do need to get a few dollars, yen, euros, pounds or in fact any money coming in.
I need to pay for the site, the database, bandwidth, hosting etc all cost money.
Since I started the first version of this site a revolution has taken place... the RSS feed has been born! To make use of the Really Simple Syndication (that's what it stands for...) feed I added the News and Rumors page to keep you all up to date with, well Disney News and Rumors! In fact if you click on the little orange icon at the foot of this page an RSS feed can be added to your web browser to keep you up to date with what's happening on the site! Enjoy!
As you can see from the photo badge on the right side of the home page we have started a Cast Member photo collection over on Flickr.com Flickr is a free online photo storage and sharing facility which I know a lot of you already use.
I have updated the FAQ page, and added comments so that you can add your own questions to the list. I'll do my best to answer them and add them to the page.
Already on the page are answers to the questions about who runs the site, is it connected to Disney, the usual Cast Member stuff!
After the Mouse.com started out in around 2000 as a site dedicated uniquely to Disneyland Paris Cast Members. That was where I was working at the time and that was what I knew. The idea came from a friend Daniel who asked a question, 'Remember Helen, What became of her?' Well since then I have been trying to find a way of answering that question, and millions of others just like it.
We are optimistic that, with the assistance of Campagne monitor.com, we should be able to start inviting the members of the http://mouse.nodstrum.com test site to ome try out the new site. on a test and adjust basis.
Watch this space!
We're setting up the site primarily along the lines of which branch of the Walt Disney Company you were a Cast Member with. The site's target audience is "on-stage" Cast Members, i.e. the Guest facing members of the Disney Family.
I think the site is just about ready for a soft opening. There are going to be a few little bumps along the way but I am starting to feel confident that this is now the right solution to the After the Mouse communities needs. So far with a little help from a few friends and fellow web designers the project has grown far quicker than I'd expected it to do in such a relatively short space of time. Moving from the old, hand coded site to the new modular framework on which this version of the sight is built has made things so much easier. Though there are bugs to work out.