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#441 Offline Jalina T.T.

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Posted Jul 09 2013 - 09:00 PM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=#0000ff;]Okay. I'll still draft up some sort of proposal for them so we can still get the ball rolling if/when we get approval.[/color][/font]


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#442 Offline Onarax

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Posted Jul 14 2013 - 11:51 PM

Another plan is to try something new; do something other than continue with stories that everyone knows.

 

Do something radical.


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Posted Jul 15 2013 - 04:39 PM

Another plan is to try something new; do something other than continue with stories that everyone knows.

 

Do something radical.

"Be the change you want to see in this world."

 

-Mahatma Ghandi

 

 

 

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=#0000ff;]Okay. I'll still draft up some sort of proposal for them so we can still get the ball rolling if/when we get approval.[/color][/font]

The PM's taking a rather long time to get a response to...perhaps we should go ahead and contact the other forums now while we wait for a response.

 

I was anticipating it wouldn't take too much time to get a yes or no...but that's unfortunately not the case here.

 

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Posted Jul 15 2013 - 08:03 PM

Don't worry.

 

I'm already working on something new.


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Posted Jul 17 2013 - 08:29 PM

I'm on vacation right now, so my internet access is a little... Intermittent. But I'll draft up something soon so that we can take this to the other critics clubs. (I'll be paying attention, but I may not be able to reply. Just keep me updated on permission from HH.)
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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 12:27 PM

Today I announce my return from a hiatus. Despite my not-posting, I've still watched from afar at this and many other topics in the forum.

 

I'd be happy to participate in this new idea. Let me know when it gets the approval (or I suppose I'll just check back)

 

And an apocalypse story about the end of the forum?

 

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Posted Jul 25 2013 - 02:01 PM

Well...I finally have a response to report, and it's an overwhelming...

 

"maybe."

 

...so, uh, yeah...I guess we'll keep the idea rolling and if it gets shut down later on the line, then darn.

 

Also welcome back Meta!

 

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#448 Offline Jalina T.T.

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Posted Jul 26 2013 - 02:04 PM

"'maybe"?Hmm... it might help if we get a response from the others in the library. Still working on that draft (It's hard to do stuff on vacation; will be back monday!) Other than that, we'll just have to wait. And maybe refine the idea a little.
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Posted Jul 30 2013 - 05:24 PM

I wrote up one for the latest contest, but I'm also still pulling at that other incoming comedy. And don't worry, Hubert, I live and breathe radical. :P At least where stories and comedies are concerned.
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Posted Jul 30 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hmm, I need to write something for that too.

 

Well then Fishy, I'm expecting big things.

 

Like THIS WIDE/ big things.


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Posted Jul 31 2013 - 09:02 PM

Well unless this whole idea works out, I'm pretty much done writing, no one reads my stuff anyways.

 

That'd be incredibly stupid and would not work at all.

 

The idea will absolutely fail.

Is it sad that I laughed harder at the bluntness of this post than at many a comedy in this forum?


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Posted Jul 31 2013 - 10:01 PM

Yes, yes it is.

 

Because I never intended that to be amusing.


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Posted Aug 01 2013 - 03:21 PM

Well unless this whole idea works out, I'm pretty much done writing, no one reads my stuff anyways.

 

That'd be incredibly stupid and would not work at all.

 

The idea will absolutely fail.

Is it sad that I laughed harder at the bluntness of this post than at many a comedy in this forum?

I tried to get a general review list going a while ago, where 5 or so people would throw a comedy into a list, and each of the 5 or so people involved would review each other's comedies...but it never worked out. *sob*

 

Anyways, I'll review your comedy. I've been way too lazy with my promise to keep doing general reviews of comedies as they go by.

 

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Posted Aug 14 2013 - 01:48 PM

...so..any news on how the other library forums accepted the proposal?

 

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Posted Aug 15 2013 - 08:56 AM

[font="'comic sans ms', cursive;"][color=#0000ff;]...Still working on it. I've been traveling a lot recently and getting ready to work at a Renaissance fair, so I haven't had much time to sit and send it. It should get done soon, though. Hopefully by the end of the week.[/color][/font]


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Posted Feb 08 2014 - 07:22 AM

This is pinned.

 

Does it truly count as a necro if I post in a pinned thread for discussion of Comedies?

 

I guess not.

 

Anyway!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, it is obvious that the Comedies forum is ... pretty much dead.

 

How do we fix this? Let's get our brain juices flowing.


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Posted Mar 13 2014 - 03:19 PM

Turns out I'm a month late for the brain juice party. Oh well. I'll see if I can write something.
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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 02:46 AM

We might need some sort of new contest or something to increase activity here.


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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 03:48 AM

I don't think a contest would cut it. Maybe a writing marathon or something? Something where people work together rather than against each other.


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Posted Mar 20 2014 - 03:54 AM

Huhm. It might be a bit hard to coordinate, but it doesn't hurt to try.


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Posted Mar 27 2014 - 06:40 AM

We just need to get some people into this section.


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Posted Mar 31 2014 - 08:45 PM

We just need to get some people into this section.

 

Good job. You've got one.

 

What's been going on lately, guys?


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Posted Mar 31 2014 - 08:47 PM

You are back

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Now get into G&T and start playing some games that will force you to remain active because you will like them so much

As for this forum

It's pretty dead

I recommend merging it


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Posted Apr 01 2014 - 05:10 PM

You are back

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Now get into G&T and start playing some games that will force you to remain active because you will like them so much

As for this forum

It's pretty dead

I recommend merging it

 

Merge it with what? I'm pretty sure none of the other library forums would take us (we're the odd ones of the group to say the least).

 

And G&T? Perhaps I shall.


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Posted Apr 01 2014 - 05:27 PM

Comedies should definitely be merged with the others. I see no reason for humor to have its own forum when, say, romance does not.


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Posted Apr 01 2014 - 08:33 PM

Okay, you definitely have a point there. But which forum would take comedies? Or would it depend on the type of comedy posted (in which case, would take a fair bit of work to transfer)?

 

That, or we just make a romance forum. Where is everyone else's opinion of this?


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Posted Apr 02 2014 - 10:49 AM

The only place Comedies could be merged with is Epics, but Epics generally have a serious tone about them and Short Stories is that, short stories. There's also the format issue. Comedies don't have separate review threads the way Epics does and Short Stories only allow one chapter per topic.

 

Unless we do an entire library merger, I mean, the entire library section is quiet as it is.


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Posted Apr 02 2014 - 11:24 AM

Epics and short stories are only so serious because the non-serious stuff is restricted to comedies. While it might be tough to put multi-chapter comedies into epics, I'm sure an exception could be made just for the topics that are being moved over. Formatting differences are negligible. 


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Posted Apr 04 2014 - 11:36 AM

Well, as long as the Epics section doesn't mind being flooded (in the loosest sense of the word) with not-so-well-written comedies, sans review section, I'm alright with that sort of merger. But Short Stories is a no-go unless the whole forum was merged. A name change might be needed though. "Long Stories"?

Also, your name change confused me.

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Posted Apr 04 2014 - 02:36 PM

If you guys are interested in a Library merger, totally open a tracker ticket about it. Everything's so quiet and different now that I can't see a merger being an issue.


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Posted Apr 04 2014 - 03:25 PM

Not a Comedies loyalist or even much of a Comedies writer, but I do think you bring up a good point with a merger - and not just for Comedies. I slogged into this topic a minute ago and then checked the progress of both of the other Library forums. Epics is doing as well as Epics ever has (perhaps less of an activity bump, but still people there and contributing to an extent) but Short Stories is just as dead and decrepit a forum as this one is, probably more so. What if, before submitting a tracker ticket, we decided to clear up all the issues at once and figured out what we can do about perhaps streamlining the entire Libraries category? Are there really enough short stories being produced by enough people that it would drown out the writers that always stick to Epics? With the Library in the state that it is now, would one Libraries/fanfiction forum perhaps be better served?

 

I mean, I'm all for it if we can get an activity boost, but would there be one? What do you guys think?

 

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Posted Apr 04 2014 - 10:24 PM

Merge everything into Epics and call in "Stories". Or merge comedies and epics. Merging two dead forums won't make the combined one alive, so...

 

I'll set up a tracker issue if you guys want. What would you want it to say, something like Due to inactivity in the Comedies forum, the Comedy Discussion and Planning Group would like the forum to merge with the currently active ___________ forum...?

 

Now that I think about it, it would be far more helpful if we consult the other forums about this.


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Posted Apr 05 2014 - 01:06 AM

That's why a tracker ticket would be good to make, so that people who don't see this topic can discuss it. You can even simply suggest that the Library subforums be merged together due to low activity in all three, and see what people say or if there are other ideas brought in. Asking the sort of questions young sinatra brought up in the tracker is also a good idea. Just to get people talking and so administration can see it and contribute, as well.


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Posted Apr 06 2014 - 08:10 PM

I'll get a tracker ticket up and running, then.

 

E: Tracker


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Posted Apr 08 2014 - 02:28 AM

I think merging all three would be best.

Here's what I said on the tracker:

"I think an all-round merger would be better. Short Stories is dead and Comedies is dead. So we can still sort out what topic is what, we can use tags such as *comedy, *epic, *poem, *short *review and so on and so forth.

"That way, the whole section gets an activity boost.

"If you're worried about the areas being incompatible, we could archive the sections and create a new Stories section, with stories that are still active being moved/copied into this new section and continuing from there."

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Posted Apr 10 2014 - 07:15 PM

An archive would be good as long as we don't lost everything like the old forums (although that's not likely)


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Posted May 08 2014 - 06:19 PM

Wait, so what is happening to this forum anyway? It's been a month since the last post in this topic so...what's going on then?


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Posted May 08 2014 - 08:18 PM

I don't really know; the tracker has garnered some input that seems to mostly lean towards merging the forums, but that's all I know for sure.


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Posted May 14 2014 - 07:43 AM

The proposal seems to have been accepted, but it'll take a while for anything to really happen.


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