>>6642>I think there's a necessary distinction between stories submitted for critique and those submitted for editing.
Well said. I half want to suggest we add that as criteria for submitting to the TG queue, but I can already see if backfiring.>>6646
I kind of have to agree with GV here. /fic/ is a ghost town. We need more population, advertisement. Which is why I'm going to mention it in both my writing panel and the Ponychan Panel if I can, at Bronycon.
Speaking of, I was going to stream a rehearsal of that writing panel for /fic/ in the next week to a month if there's anypony interested. Make sure I know what I'm talking about, yes?
>Thread devolves into discussion about change.
We could always, y'know, drop the workshop only routine.
How about this:
*Newcomer walks in, doesn't bother to read the sticky, posts a thread saying "What do you all think of my story?"
a)Read the sticky, you dumbass!
Newcomer leaves, or tries to read the sticky and places his/herstory in the training grounds or a review thread, where it sits for weeks on end. Board becomes stagnant
b)Give them what they want. Give them your honest objective opinion of the story. Did you like it or not?
b*a)They leave, not liking your advice
b*b)They take your advice, and fix the story
b*c)They ask questions about your opinion, to which you respond with more advice and encouragement.
Board builds reputation, possibly gets a recommendation by word of mouth, and increases traffic.
Here's the problem I'm seeing. We don't have "customers". We want to convince people to come to our "store". We want to shove paperwork in their face and say "You can't come in here unless you fill this out."
I'm no marketing genius, but I don't think that's the best way to generate revenue.