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Posting covers - Looking for some feedback here.


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#1 | Posted: 20 Jul 2007 19:43

Over time, I'd like to post a few modified comic covers as if they were successive editions of various TGC "titles" such as Bodyshift, Reality Flux etc. However this is likely to happen irregularly as inspiration strikes, and I'd appreciate some feedback on how forum members would prefer the covers to be presented over an extended period. I see two main options:

1. Start a new thread for each "issue". That would be quicker for readers to find the latest edition and (possibly) comment.

2. Add a new image to an existing thread. I have just done this with a new "issue" of Bodyshift.

This would keep the "issues" together for new readers, but might become cumbersome for readers to scroll down though old covers (and associated comments) to find the new content.


#2 | Posted: 20 Jul 2007 20:41 | Edited by: SoCalSecrets


As you might have already guessed from my postings, I much prefer to keep very similar issues and topics within the same thread. See, for example, Some recaps from Socal Secrets, A couple of retitles, and Clip art captioning. The alternative is to have numerous small threads, such as BobH's "quick recap #nn" in the "Things That Should Have Been TG" forum.

When I first joined the forum, I tried to go back and read most of the old posts. I think that having larger, more organized threads would make it easier for newcomers to quickly become acquainted with the forums and with what has been discussed in the past. After having participated in the forums for awhile, I also think that having larger, more organized threads makes it easier to go back and find old posts that I want to refer to in a new post.

It's only when a thread has become very long (e.g. the three pages of "School Daze Fan Art -- CBlack" and "Fraylim's School Daze -- Then and Now (or at least Eventually)") that it becomes harder to follow an entire thread. Even then, however, I think that it's best to keep everything in a single thread.

As long as most posts stay reasonably short and the posts stay on topic, then having posts usually grouped into threads with informative titles that are based on related issues or topics is the best way to go IMHO.

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#3 | Posted: 22 Jul 2007 23:42

So far, interesting. Mind you, it's a bit lame that this poll has 90+ views and only 10 votes.


#4 | Posted: 23 Jul 2007 03:52

I voted for 'I prefer each new "issue" in a separate forum thread'.
But if the order of viewing the thread was reversed with the newer entries at the start of the thread then I would change to "I don't care"
I seem to recall a poll along these lines about the order when the forum was just opened :-)
Maria Ski


#5 | Posted: 23 Jul 2007 05:42

I've voted for 'I prefer each new "issue" in a seperate thread'
But like Kara has said if the new entries were at the start of the thread I'd change my vote.

Come on everyone else out there... Have your say...!
Mr Ram


#6 | Posted: 27 Jul 2007 15:53

I tried to vote, "I don't care" and the poll told me that I had already voted. This was the fist time I was aware of the poll, I haven't voted!

My reason for not caring is that the latest posts show up at or near the top of the latest discussions section, so they are always easy to find.

Mr. Ram

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#7 | Posted: 27 Jul 2007 18:20 | Edited by: AndiJF

That's odd Mr. Ram. I don't know exactly how this forum identifies each individual user. It might be by IP address, and you could be coming through an ISP which shares IP addresses across multiple users.

Thank you for taking the time to express your preference even if the poll didn't work for you!

#8 | Posted: 28 Jul 2007 18:55 | Edited by: SoCalSecrets

Judging from my own threads, the one downside from keeping everything in one thread is that the number of comments and the length of the comments for added images seem to diminish with the length of the thread.

On the other hand, in looking at the Things That Should Have Been TG forum, there are quite a few of the single issue posts that have no comments at all. :-(

TGCapper and Moderator 

#9 | Posted: 11 Aug 2007 19:18

Yes, SoCalSecrets, that's my concern too. I like the idea of adding new covers to existing threads, at least for those titles like Bodyshift and Reality Flux where I only post a single cover occasionally, but it does seem that this may cause some forum readers to miss the update altogether.

Maybe I should make an "Andi's Updates" posting in this "The Site" section with links to the new cover postings?
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