Since CSO launched in 2003, a lot of things have changed – truly, been revolutionized. Technology has made incredible strides, websites have become more professional and website management more complicated. Even fan sites are no longer what they once were; small fan tributes on the limited but growing “world wide web”.
From the beginning, we’ve wanted to be the web’s most comprehensive archive for all things Chloë. We’re big fans of her work as an actress and style icon, we think she’s a riveting personality and (need we say it) all kinds of stunning.
At the same time, however, we want to give credit where it’s due and respect the work of original authors, photographers and their rights. As a result, the time has come to rethink our most popular section – the photo gallery.
The gallery has been something of a problem child for us admins for some time now. It’s poorly organized, time-consuming and laborious to update and, quite simply, too large. And while we want to continue keeping Chloë fans updated on everything she’s doing, we can no longer keep doing so at the expense of owner’s rights (or our peace of mind).
As a result, we have made the decision to take the gallery down while we weigh our options, consider what we’re able to bring back and work on a complete overhaul. We realize this is a disappointment for a lot of our visitors, but believe us when we say we are not making this decision lightly. Rest assured we do intend to bring the gallery back, because we feel it’s important that as much as possible of Chloë’s work remains archived and accessible to fellow fans. But when we do bring it back, it will be in a much more manageable capacity – in every sense of the term.
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them here. In the mean time, we kindly ask you to be patient. As we do have nearly 70,000 files to sort through and we’re all doing this in our spare time, we won’t be done in a week. :I
Chloë Sevigny Online