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Why Can't We Have Fanfics on the DDO Subforum

RevNge
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1/6/2015 7:26:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hardly anyone gives a fvck about fanfics nowadays except for Endark's OUAD (season two is out if you've missed it), but ever since we were all cooped up into the Entertainment forum, we hardly get any readers (because, well, who goes to the Entertainment forum if they have a life >.>).

Granted, fanfics are for entertainment, but they're centered around DDO. Furthermore, if fanfics should be in the Entertainment forum, shouldn't everything that's semi-related to DDO be put into other forums? Many people regard fanfics as spam since they don't want to read it, but there have been a sh1tload of threads about the presidency that were totally unnecessary, so that could be regarded as spam as well, or should be moved to the Politics section.

I thought of a compromise (that probably has been already thought of but I don't recall it being mentioned): Fanfic writers can put up a single subscription sign-ups thread so that most of the members don't have to deal with as much excess clutter, and the writers get more attention from the general populace. I was thinking if we could still keep the fanfic threads themselves in the entertainment forum, and we can PM the link to the subscribers.

If most of you are still annoyed at the waste of a few threads' worth of space, come on. We accumulate dozens of spambot threads, troll threads, misplaced threads, flame-war threads, and so much more crap every single day. I've had CP tell me that this is a bad mindset, but I think that in exchange for a "waste" of a thread, us loners in the Entertainment forum will be more than pleased.

Thoughts?

P.S. Of course, if four or five threads bug some of you, we can all pour the subscriptions into a single thread.

P.P.S. I guess this thread is a waste too. ;D
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1/6/2015 8:25:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Not a bad idea.
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1/6/2015 9:12:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 8:56:53 PM, RevNge wrote:
No one? Seriously?

Honestly, I don't see why anyone gives a quarter of a fvck about seeing one thread that is a fanfic on occasion...
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1/6/2015 9:12:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 9:12:06 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 8:56:53 PM, RevNge wrote:
No one? Seriously?

Honestly, I don't see why anyone gives a quarter of a fvck about seeing one thread that is a fanfic on occasion...

CP does. XD
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1/6/2015 9:13:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 9:12:30 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:12:06 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 8:56:53 PM, RevNge wrote:
No one? Seriously?

Honestly, I don't see why anyone gives a quarter of a fvck about seeing one thread that is a fanfic on occasion...

CP does. XD

Don't be bullied into changing by one member. CP's opinion is irrelevant.
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1/6/2015 9:14:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 9:13:49 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:12:30 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:12:06 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 8:56:53 PM, RevNge wrote:
No one? Seriously?

Honestly, I don't see why anyone gives a quarter of a fvck about seeing one thread that is a fanfic on occasion...

CP does. XD

Don't be bullied into changing by one member. CP's opinion is irrelevant.

Not just CP. If it were just one member, not all the fanfics would be stuck in the Entertainment forum.
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1/6/2015 9:16:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 9:14:24 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:13:49 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:12:30 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/6/2015 9:12:06 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 1/6/2015 8:56:53 PM, RevNge wrote:
No one? Seriously?

Honestly, I don't see why anyone gives a quarter of a fvck about seeing one thread that is a fanfic on occasion...

CP does. XD

Don't be bullied into changing by one member. CP's opinion is irrelevant.

Not just CP. If it were just one member, not all the fanfics would be stuck in the Entertainment forum.

How many members give a fvck about seeing threads? Five? Ten? Who gives a sh!t? Are you hurting everyone by making a thread in the DDO section for your fanfic? Post them in here.
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1/6/2015 9:17:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
There is no rule against it. Post away.
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1/6/2015 9:17:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
This site has fanfiction? o.O
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1/6/2015 9:27:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Rev. Do what you want, until the Mods start warning you not to.
If you'd like, I can post them for you. I'd love to see people try to bully me.
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1/6/2015 10:33:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Fanfics are fictional stories that have no real impact or connection on or with DDO as a whole. In the same way that a thread about Iraq shouldn't be in the ddo forum, neither should fanfics.
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1/6/2015 10:53:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 10:33:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Fanfics are fictional stories that have no real impact or connection on or with DDO as a whole. In the same way that a thread about Iraq shouldn't be in the ddo forum, neither should fanfics.

Most stuff in the DDO forum has nothing to do with the site. Fanfics may be a type of entertainment, but they don't really hurt the integrity of the main forum, and most people don't care where they are. If they are on the main forum, and people don't like it, they'll just ignore them like we do with every topic and thread we aren't interested in.
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1/6/2015 10:59:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 10:53:19 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 1/6/2015 10:33:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Fanfics are fictional stories that have no real impact or connection on or with DDO as a whole. In the same way that a thread about Iraq shouldn't be in the ddo forum, neither should fanfics.

Most stuff in the DDO forum has nothing to do with the site.

And most stuff in the DDO forum ought to be removed.

Fanfics may be a type of entertainment, but they don't really hurt the integrity of the main forum, and most people don't care where they are. If they are on the main forum, and people don't like it, they'll just ignore them like we do with every topic and thread we aren't interested in.

What's the point of having forum categories if anything can be put anywhere? Why not post everything in the DDO forum?
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1/6/2015 11:08:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 10:59:43 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 1/6/2015 10:53:19 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 1/6/2015 10:33:53 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
Fanfics are fictional stories that have no real impact or connection on or with DDO as a whole. In the same way that a thread about Iraq shouldn't be in the ddo forum, neither should fanfics.

Most stuff in the DDO forum has nothing to do with the site.

And most stuff in the DDO forum ought to be removed.

Not really. Being overly strict on rules when it's not helping much doesn't really benefit the site. If you bring out the hammer on every. single. case. that isn't really harming anything, you'll only make the site unbearable.

Fanfics may be a type of entertainment, but they don't really hurt the integrity of the main forum, and most people don't care where they are. If they are on the main forum, and people don't like it, they'll just ignore them like we do with every topic and thread we aren't interested in.

What's the point of having forum categories if anything can be put anywhere? Why not post everything in the DDO forum?

The point is to separate topics that are 100% need to be elsewhere (putting the Iraqi War into games, for example). This doesn't really apply to thread that are void of such a specific topic, like a Fanfic. Unlike a political thread, or an economic thread, fanfics are very general in topic, and don't really need a specific location.
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1/6/2015 11:22:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/6/2015 7:26:00 PM, RevNge wrote:
Hardly anyone gives a fvck about fanfics nowadays except for Endark's OUAD (season two is out if you've missed it), but ever since we were all cooped up into the Entertainment forum, we hardly get any readers (because, well, who goes to the Entertainment forum if they have a life >.>).

Granted, fanfics are for entertainment, but they're centered around DDO. Furthermore, if fanfics should be in the Entertainment forum, shouldn't everything that's semi-related to DDO be put into other forums? Many people regard fanfics as spam since they don't want to read it, but there have been a sh1tload of threads about the presidency that were totally unnecessary, so that could be regarded as spam as well, or should be moved to the Politics section.

I thought of a compromise (that probably has been already thought of but I don't recall it being mentioned): Fanfic writers can put up a single subscription sign-ups thread so that most of the members don't have to deal with as much excess clutter, and the writers get more attention from the general populace. I was thinking if we could still keep the fanfic threads themselves in the entertainment forum, and we can PM the link to the subscribers.

If most of you are still annoyed at the waste of a few threads' worth of space, come on. We accumulate dozens of spambot threads, troll threads, misplaced threads, flame-war threads, and so much more crap every single day. I've had CP tell me that this is a bad mindset, but I think that in exchange for a "waste" of a thread, us loners in the Entertainment forum will be more than pleased.

Thoughts?

P.S. Of course, if four or five threads bug some of you, we can all pour the subscriptions into a single thread.

P.P.S. I guess this thread is a waste too. ;D

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