muguk wrote:To me it just seems daft that instead of merging all the resources into the one site and making it the best available similar to Lemon Amiga etc
You have a good point, the whole AL-team is welcome to join us
Well, more seriously, all three sites are probably made from different point of view. Atari Legend (as far as I feel) gives a most complete games list, but with quite basic information only. If you want more information like TOS compatibility, see what games are hard disk installable, take a look at the instructions etc there is no such information available (yet). It's great for checking quickly how a certain game looks and who did it but that's it.
Guardians of the PaST is a first attempt on Atari ST to do a real preservation in style similar to Hall of Light on Amiga with all the documents, disk labels, different release versions etc. It also takes a look at the stuff related to the titles like reviews, previews, digs out nice background information etc. not to mention it also covers serious apps. On the other hand it doesn't feature any PD-stuff so lots of great games are cut out.
Atarimania is something between these two and a natural evolution of the site to cover all Atari models from VCS to Jaguar. You can say the same about the AtariAge VCS database. Then if you look at the Atarimania version, you just realise how much more there are titles to VCS available. When I first found Atari Legend I was thinking that why they did this when there's LGD available. Well, now I hardly visit LGD, for a quick look the Atari Legend is the place where I go.
Still, I agree with you. It would be great to have a team where all the active Atari ST preservation guys would work together. But I'm afraid the problems start when we try to choose which database it would be based on. Everyone probably feels their system is the best platform to continue while others might disagree...
That's probably why there are so many car manufactures all over the world