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6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.
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6/6/2015 12:36:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:


These are great ideas!

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
Yeah, definitely. The only one who got interviewed last time was Endarkened. I think we should do more of that.
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
What's that?
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors
That would be nice. I remember Annie trying to do a 800 word story competition too. We all forgot about it because of a lack of organisation. We could have a 800 word team story writing competition.

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.
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6/6/2015 12:39:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 12:36:01 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

These are great ideas!

Yeah, I think these ideas are really good, and would really boost the profile of fan fics on the site.

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
Yeah, definitely. The only one who got interviewed last time was Endarkened. I think we should do more of that.

Agreed.

- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
What's that?

A fortnight is 14 days. So, instead of having a fan fic of the month, have an official fan fic every 2 weeks.

- Promote collaborations between authors
That would be nice. I remember Annie trying to do a 800 word story competition too. We all forgot about it because of a lack of organisation. We could have a 800 word team story writing competition.

That's a neat idea.
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6/6/2015 6:34:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 12:39:12 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:36:01 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

These are great ideas!

Yeah, I think these ideas are really good, and would really boost the profile of fan fics on the site.

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
Yeah, definitely. The only one who got interviewed last time was Endarkened. I think we should do more of that.

Agreed.

- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
What's that?

A fortnight is 14 days. So, instead of having a fan fic of the month, have an official fan fic every 2 weeks.
Nice. But what is the bi-weekly administration update?

- Promote collaborations between authors
That would be nice. I remember Annie trying to do a 800 word story competition too. We all forgot about it because of a lack of organisation. We could have a 800 word team story writing competition.

That's a neat idea.
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6/6/2015 8:59:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I really like the collaboration idea! I would definitely read a fanfic that had intermixing of different styles of writing.

Not sure if there would be interest, but you can also have a one shot competitions with constraints (like specifying a certain scene that should def be in the one shot, or specifying a dialogue that it must incorporate or something). It can be a good practice thing for people who want to keep practising writing.
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6/6/2015 9:19:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 8:59:32 AM, Cermank wrote:
I really like the collaboration idea! I would definitely read a fanfic that had intermixing of different styles of writing.

Not sure if there would be interest, but you can also have a one shot competitions with constraints (like specifying a certain scene that should def be in the one shot, or specifying a dialogue that it must incorporate or something). It can be a good practice thing for people who want to keep practising writing.

Holy hell, that's a neat idea. It could be just like those ones that people do in debates where you write about one scene only like being on top of a volcano or lost on a deserted island.
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6/6/2015 9:26:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.

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6/6/2015 9:34:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 9:26:45 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.

Allow people to write "M" fanfictions.

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6/6/2015 9:36:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 8:59:32 AM, Cermank wrote:
I really like the collaboration idea! I would definitely read a fanfic that had intermixing of different styles of writing.

Not sure if there would be interest, but you can also have a one shot competitions with constraints (like specifying a certain scene that should def be in the one shot, or specifying a dialogue that it must incorporate or something). It can be a good practice thing for people who want to keep practising writing.

I agree with Adam. This would be really cool.
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6/6/2015 9:37:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 6:34:25 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:39:12 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:36:01 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
What's that?

A fortnight is 14 days. So, instead of having a fan fic of the month, have an official fan fic every 2 weeks.
Nice. But what is the bi-weekly administration update?

So, every two weeks I would make an update talking about what I was doing on the site as President, and highlighting a few good debates, polls, fan fics, and forums that people should check out.
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6/6/2015 9:38:01 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'd try posting the work of more DDO authors in your series than just those who write fan fic. Making things more diverse might encourage authors to be more adventurous.
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6/6/2015 9:39:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 9:37:23 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/6/2015 6:34:25 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:39:12 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:36:01 AM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
What's that?

A fortnight is 14 days. So, instead of having a fan fic of the month, have an official fan fic every 2 weeks.
Nice. But what is the bi-weekly administration update?

So, every two weeks I would make an update talking about what I was doing on the site as President, and highlighting a few good debates, polls, fan fics, and forums that people should check out.

Awesome.
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6/6/2015 9:40:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 9:38:01 PM, YamaVonKarma wrote:
I'd try posting the work of more DDO authors in your series than just those who write fan fic. Making things more diverse might encourage authors to be more adventurous.

Indeed.
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6/9/2015 6:17:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I've always been interested in writing more than fanfiction and have had the plots of a few different novels kicking around in my head for years me but haven't really had the time/motivation to write any of them out. If there was an interest on here I could try to fit in the time for them.
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6/9/2015 9:21:23 PM
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At 6/9/2015 6:17:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I've always been interested in writing more than fanfiction and have had the plots of a few different novels kicking around in my head for years me but haven't really had the time/motivation to write any of them out. If there was an interest on here I could try to fit in the time for them.

I recommend making a shorter mini series. I did what you're thinking and it failed incredibly. Same happened to a couple other writers. The next fanfic I'm planning to make is a mini series.
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6/9/2015 10:21:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/9/2015 9:21:23 PM, Adam_Godzilla wrote:
At 6/9/2015 6:17:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I've always been interested in writing more than fanfiction and have had the plots of a few different novels kicking around in my head for years me but haven't really had the time/motivation to write any of them out. If there was an interest on here I could try to fit in the time for them.

I recommend making a shorter mini series. I did what you're thinking and it failed incredibly. Same happened to a couple other writers. The next fanfic I'm planning to make is a mini series.

I don't do mini though .-. it feels super shitty whenever I do something mini
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6/9/2015 11:00:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.

Can we move fanfics back to the DDO Forum? I'm pretty sure Airmax confirmed that we were allowed to put fanfics on the DDO forum when Ima consulted him a while back.
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6/9/2015 11:00:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/9/2015 11:00:23 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.

Can we move fanfics back to the DDO Forum? I'm pretty sure Airmax confirmed that we were allowed to put fanfics on the DDO forum when Ima consulted him a while back.

I can talk to Airmax about it. For sure.
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6/10/2015 1:51:58 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/9/2015 11:00:23 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 6/6/2015 12:14:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
So, during my campaign thus far, I reached out to several people (I don't want to name them publicly in case they don't wish to be associated with my campaign like this), to discuss what could be done to bolster fan fics on the site. There were a few common threads and really good ideas that came up in those discussions, and I want to list those here to start a discussion. These are ideas I support, and I would love to hear any more ideas that people have. Feedback is welcome and important. So, the ideas:

- Interviews with authors to increase awareness about fan fics
- Fan Fics of the Fortnight, perhaps posted in the bi-weekly administration update
- Getting the fan fic awards stickied or making them more prominent somehow
- Promote collaborations between authors

What are your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas? Again, let's start a discussion on this issue.

Can we move fanfics back to the DDO Forum? I'm pretty sure Airmax confirmed that we were allowed to put fanfics on the DDO forum when Ima consulted him a while back.

Bench already asked. Yes, we can.
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6/10/2015 3:49:46 PM
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At 6/9/2015 6:17:40 PM, Zaradi wrote:
I've always been interested in writing more than fanfiction and have had the plots of a few different novels kicking around in my head for years me but haven't really had the time/motivation to write any of them out. If there was an interest on here I could try to fit in the time for them.

Put your fanfic on the DDO forum for more readers (and possibly more people asking you to take your shirt off).