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RPR Archive Non-Star Wars fan fic forum proposal

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource Archive' started by NYCitygurl, May 2, 2008.

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  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Mod Squad has been talking about creating a new fan fiction forum for all the non-Star Wars fan fic. The forum would include all types of fan fic (books, comics, movies, TV, etc.) but not original fiction. We�re still ironing out some details, but we want to know what you guys think of the idea.

    We were thinking that it might draw back some older users who post different types of fanfic at other sites, and be a valuable addition to the JC, especially since character discussions would benefit the SFFs and Amph.
     
  2. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Im all for it!

    I write PotC fan fic these days and I use to post SW fan fic here. Be nice if I could post my PotC here too.
     
  3. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    As I said within Comms...I am definitely all for this idea. :) I think it would be very beneficial.
     
  4. Yuul_Shamar

    Yuul_Shamar Jedi Master star 4

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    I know some fanfics i would like to read there though the chances of the item i want to appear amidst a sea of LotR, PotC, and countless other movie franchises is nothing.

    Oh well. Regardless it will certainly be a nice addition, don't let my own wished make me seem negative
     
  5. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

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    :eek:

    At last, my new dream of writing a Batman/Iron Man crossover will finally come true!
     
  6. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Let's do it!
     
  7. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

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    So, uh... you guys gonna need a banner for this shindig? ;)
     
  8. Yuul_Shamar

    Yuul_Shamar Jedi Master star 4

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    Crap, just found out my favorite author doesn't allow fanfics, oh well.
     
  9. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    I would assume as much...sort of like how I am still in need of mine. :p
     
  10. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    How are you going to break this NSWFFF down?

    Will each franchise get their own forum once a demand is realized like ff.n does? Or will they be bunched together into one forum or more in genres?


    Cause frankly, I dont want to sift through a bunch of Buffy the Vampire Slayers in order to find a Batman fic and so on.



    If you want to break it down but not for every franchise or genre you could do this:

    Movies
    Television
    Books/Comics
     
  11. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We haven't technically voted this into creation yet, but we probably will and when that happens, yes, we will :) And on a totally undrelated to this thread note, I'll give you colors if you make SFFBC some banners :D


    That's an interesting breakdown idea. We're discussing how or if to split it.
     
  12. Jango10

    Jango10 Jedi Master star 5

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    I like it.
     
  13. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, I imagine there will be a very handy index or two to help sort everything out. And the ctrl+f function always helps me sift through things online.
     
  14. Mitth_Fisto

    Mitth_Fisto Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hmmm, totally not what I thought it was going to be from the title...but I totally approve of what it is though[face_dancing]
     
  15. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, if you do not want to create more than one forum, you could have a dedicated person or two create an index, and have them break it up into categories within the index.
     
  16. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

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    :oops: Sorry, man! I'll get it to you ASAP.

    And I like Mitthy's idea of the split forums. You could also do what the NSWRPF does, and allow only one fanfic per franchise at a time (unless they're wildly different in scope, such as a Batman fic that takes place in the seventeenth century.... ZOMG [face_idea] ), that way we don't get bombarded with PotC, Batman, Buffy, etc.
     
  17. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    :p Thanks man.

    I don't think that limiting the fan fics is a good idea. That could be very detrimental to the forum, because it will not generate interest. If there is a Batman one, and someone has a really good idea for a Batman one, then they'd have to wait, and these fan fics, some times, last a lot longer than RPG's. So, I say they shouldn't limit it to one genre.
     
  18. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

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    You're right. It'd probably be best to leave it up to the mods to say "Hey, this is getting out of hand, we've got a ton of [Franchise] flicks going on, do something different," if/when the need arises.
     
  19. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    What they'll do is just let the story die. If no one is reading it, the author will tend to just abandon it.


    If it looks like there is one franchise getting a lot of fics and it is drowning out the other fics, then it should be given its own place much like ff.n does when enough people have shown an interest in a universe. But I highly doubt that there will be such a dominating franchise in the NSW FF


    Btw, i'd call the new for "General Fan Fiction" rather than "Non-Star Wars Fan Fiction" its shorter, easier to remember and harder to mix up with the Star Wars Fan Fiction forum.
     
  20. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks for the title suggestion :)

    We've actually got a guy who can make an index/story search function in about 5 minutes :)
     
  21. darth_nemisis

    darth_nemisis Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes, the name should be different than Non-Star Wars fan Fiction. NSWFF bares a striking resemblance to NSFW. :p
     
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