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[*] posted on 6-28-2010 at 02:05 PM
Closet Threads!


I am a narcissist. It's always very helpful to have people pop in and read and help on a thread you don't have to worry about swamping.



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[*] posted on 6-28-2010 at 02:28 PM


I agree.

A place to cheer and rant and just make general notes about your progress is always useful. :)




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[*] posted on 6-28-2010 at 05:47 PM


I'm a bit confused. Explain more, please? Perhaps I'm just a bit too exhausted at the moment to comprehend.



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[*] posted on 6-28-2010 at 09:44 PM


I think they mean like a personal thread that each member can have to write about their own progress and update as they see fit?



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[*] posted on 6-28-2010 at 10:31 PM


Totally, dude :D
Yeah, like on the JaNoWriMo forums they had as a subforum a place where authors could devote entire threads to their novels, so if you were interested in this one chick's plot you could hang out at her thread and give advice without taking over the general genre threads.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:03 PM


Heh, yeah. Love it! JaNo was fun. Love those threads.



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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:11 PM


I think this would be a good idea, but for instance, last year there were 500 writers taking part. If all 500 made a personal thread, how would you moderate them?






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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:19 PM


That ... is an excellent question and point.



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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by burnttoast  
I think this would be a good idea, but for instance, last year there were 500 writers taking part. If all 500 made a personal thread, how would you moderate them?


By thinking realistically. I doubt that many people would want to make a thread (not all members even post on the forum itself - they just observe and update their word counts), and some people won't make more than a couple of posts before giving up with the idea all together. Others would only post once a week, some would only post when they felt like ranting, and others would only post at the start and end of the challenge.

Besides, if there were any problems that needed to be addressed then I imagine users would be wise enough to notify the moderator(s) for the section rather than cause a fuss in the thread itself.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:54 PM


Good point. I've only ever seen them on AugNo before now.






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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 01:55 PM


They exist on JanNo, AFN, MayNo, WriYe and Milwordy too. :)

They're often pretty popular. It's a good way of keeping track of your friends progress.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 08:43 PM


Yeah, I think WriYe is likely the largest forum I've seen them on [at the start of the year, we had nearly 1k members]. Admittedly, at the start of the year when everyone who wanted one was starting them, it was rough to get through them, but the members generally point things out that they see... And often if something is fishy, it's obviously fishy from the surface, which is nice.

But, they're not as overwhelming after that initial push.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 09:07 PM


Would a subforum under "The Campfire" be the best place for this addition?



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[*] posted on 6-29-2010 at 10:36 PM


I think that'd be a great place. If my opinion matters at all...



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[*] posted on 6-30-2010 at 06:05 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JSBulldog89  
Would a subforum under "The Campfire" be the best place for this addition?


This seems like the most appropriate place for them. :)




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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 01:40 PM


What about if they were in the subforums in genre? That way they wouldn't all be on one page freaking people out and you could take a look at people tackling your own genre as well as looking at others.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 01:59 PM


I do like the idea of splitting them up some how, but there are large numbers of people tht write fantasy and sci-fi, so I don't know whether that would work as well.

How about alphabetically, in terms of username? Like A-E, F-J, K-Q, R-T, and U-Z... okay, uneven, but I'm thinking in terms of most popular letters...







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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 02:04 PM


That sounds splitty-uppy. I mean, obviously, but wouldn't it be better to have people doing sort of the same thing do sort of the same thing together? I think Kristina has a good point in that not everybody will have a thread, and even less will post regularly.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 02:32 PM


How do they do it on other sites?






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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 02:36 PM


Everyone's are grouped together on other sites, usually on a board of their own titled, "Goal Progress Reports" or just, "Progress Reports" on its own.



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[*] posted on 7-1-2010 at 08:40 PM


http://forum.julnowrimo.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=102

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[*] posted on 7-2-2010 at 01:04 AM


Whoa! Totally sweet, dude! :D :D :D



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[*] posted on 11-3-2010 at 03:22 AM


I agree with you.Its a place where we can share our ideas and other valueable information here with everyone to solve other problems.



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