What is The Better
The Better Batman Bureau is an unofficial Batman web site. It is not endorsed by or
affiliated with DC Comics. This site is intended as a resource for Batman fans in
general and those that frequent the alt.comics.batman newsgroup in particular. It is not
intended as competition for the official DC Comics web site and nor is it a commercial
venture for my own personal profit.
Why have you moved servers?
On the 13th April 1999 the Unofficial Superboy site received a letter from lawyers acting
on behalf of DC Comics asking the owner of the site to make certain changes to his site.
Over the next few days other sites also received letters. The main problem the lawyers
seemed to have with the sites in question was that they contained adverts. 'Adverts' in
the lawyers' definition included, not entirely unreasonably, ad banners put on sites by
free web hosting services, such as Xoom, who hosted this site. In order to get rid of the
banners and thus, hopefully, avoid the wrath of the lawyers, I decided to do something I'd
been meaning to do for a while, namely transferring this site to my Demon account. I
didn't like the adverts that Xoom put at the top of every page and was planning to move
the site anyway, but the lawyers' actions against other sites gave me the push I needed.
What changes did you make to the site
when it was moved?
Very few, actually. The web site that you know and love is pretty much
the same. However I did make a few minor changes. The legal notice at
the bottom of each page has been changed to emphasize the unofficial nature
of this site. The guestbook has gone and the counter has been reset. (We'd
had just over 1400 hits at our old location.) The Xoom logo and the bottom
of each page has been removed. Visitors will no longer see Xoom advertising
in a frame at the top of the screen. The links to a couple of sites that
sell comics were removed from the Links page.
I also did a bit of cleaning up while I was making the other changes.
Is this The Better Batman Bureau's
Possibly. I have recently moved to Texas but have kept my existing British ISP account
open so that I can continue to use their mail and web-hosting facilities. I have no plans
to move the site again.
Why So Long Between Updates This Year?
Basically, I have no home PC anymore and have to try and find time to use my PC at work to
update the site. This means coming into the office at weekends, or staying late, etc. As
you can imagine this makes things difficult. Bear with me, I'm trying to sort something
out. In the meantime, please accept my apologies.
Why Haven't You Replied To The E-mail
I sent you?
Again, having no home PC makes things difficult. I've set something up now, so if you have
sent a atory, a question or whatever please send it again and I'll try to get to it.