Should Off-Topic threads about other books related to SW be allowed?

Discussion in 'Literature Poll forum' started by Kadue, Sep 27, 2002.

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Should Off-Topic threads about other books related to SW be allowed?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2012.
Yes 31 vote(s) 62.0%
No 19 vote(s) 38.0%
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  1. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
  2. Kadue Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2000
    star 5
    There has been no hard and fast rule on allowing OT discussions of books, although generally they have been allowed.

    The question being asked here is if you would like to see some threads discussing non-SW books if they are of a similar vein to SW, and/or by established SW authors.
  3. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    Yes. I guess I'd say SFF/Horror only, as it's the "weird fiction"/fantastique genre that Star Wars fits in. That said, I did have a pretty interesting Great Literature thread going for a while, too.
  4. darthparth Jedi Master

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    Jul 10, 2001
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    This is a Star Wars Lit board, not a Literature (SciFi/Fantasy/Horror??) board...
  5. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 31, 2001
    star 5
    Myself, I think it's nice to broaden the horizons sometimes - not too often, but sometimes. Simply because, SW is part of a genre - the genre of science-fiction and fantasy. I don't see much wrong with acknowledging that the rest of the genre exists...

    Of course, only in moderation, yeah? Don't want it so we click on Lit Page One and there's no SW there at all - but frankly, I sincerely doubt that would *ever* happen anyway!
  6. dp4m Chosen One

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    Nov 8, 2001
    star 9
    I voted "Yes," but I would have voted "Other" if given a choice -- let me explain.

    Babylon 5 novels can be tangentially tied to Star Wars, both in thematic elements and because Keyes wrote novels in both areas. I can see that being a viable candidate for a thread.

    But the Spiderman novel thread? Farscape? Other than sci-fi (or repulsorlift vehicles) I don't see how all other sci-fi/fantasy novels should be tied in here...

    So basically, my feelings would be -- if it can be tangentially tied to Star Wars, I'd be for it -- otherwise I'd prefer to not have the clutter.
  7. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
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    J_K_DART

    Of course, only in moderation, yeah? Don't want it so we click on Lit Page One and there's no SW there at all - but frankly, I sincerely doubt that would *ever* happen anyway!

    Take a look at this board. ;)
  8. Balance_Point Jedi Master

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    Jul 10, 2001
    star 4
    As long as a book does relate to SW in some way, I'm fine with it. On the other hand, there are certain books that I think would be better off discussed over in the Amphitheatre, where they currently have a lot of book threads, if I'm not mistaken.

    So I voted "yes", but it's really more of a, "Yes, if..." Then again, I don't think we really have a problem with this currently in Lit anyway.
  9. wild_karrde Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Oct 8, 1999
    star 7
    I voted yes, but I'd prefer to see a completely separate forum to avoid clutter.
  10. Lord Bane Manager Emeritus

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    May 26, 1999
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    We have something called "The Amphitheatre." I think it would be wise to throw new business like this toward that forum. There are more than enough SW topics to sustain Lit for a long time. I don't think OT threads about non-SW books should be allowed.
  11. skawookiee Jedi Master

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    Feb 12, 2000
    star 4
    I think there should, just because conversation tends to lull and get spammy in the periods between Star Wars books. I think this would reduce that tendency.
  12. stecm Jedi Master

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    May 3, 2002
    star 4
    Between books, definitely, after all it is a Literature forum and between books we have almost nothing to talk about...
  13. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 11, 1999
    star 6
    No that's what The Amphitheatre and Your JC Community are for.

    But I guess that could go into the EUC
  14. stecm Jedi Master

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    May 3, 2002
    star 4
    YJCC is too cluttered as it is, and it seems not many people visit the Amphitheatre, IMO...
  15. The_Standmaiden Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
    star 5
    Maybe just a few for similar series (ie Babylon 5, etc), or a huge "Other Books" type thread for each major genre (ie horror, sf/f, mystery, etc).

    EDIT: I actually like flying_fishi 's idea better.
  16. flying_fishi Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 26, 2002
    star 6
    Yes. But I think only for EU authors... like a discussion on the 'Caine' books.

    I KNOW there's the A&A forum, but I don't think enough people visit that :)

    ~monogpfm
  17. Face Loran Jedi Master

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    Mar 21, 1999
    star 4
    Initially, I was of the opinion that OT threads should be allowed in Literature. Banning them seemed like a case of over-moderation. At first glance, there is really is no need to ban the OT threads. They don't put much strain on the moderation team, and it would appear that there is little to gain from making this change.

    However, I agree with Lord Bane. The Amphitheatre really is the most appropriate place, thus I feel we should limit the Non-Star Wars Literature to the Amphitheatre, etc. Also, these topics will have the added benefit of a more diverse group of posters, as there are people who frequent the Amphitheatre who do not normally participate in Lit.
  18. NaboosPrincess Manager Emeritus

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    May 14, 2001
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    Although I do visit the Lit. board mainly to read about SW literature, from time to time a topic about a non-SW book comes up, and I think that's great! Since it seems like most of the Lit. forum regulars read extensively, it's nice to be able to chat with fellow board members about non-Star Wars books. I'm not suggesting that topics like "The New Tom Clancy Book-Like or Dislike?" be allowed, but if the book is judged to be reasonably related to Star Wars, I think a topic about it should be allowed.
  19. Thejedikiller Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 26, 1999
    star 3
    I say no. The reason is Gatherer said that was one of the main reason's he started the authors board in the first place. Back in the day it was OK, but now that we have a specific board for them, I don't see why we need them in the Lit forum any longer.
  20. wild_karrde Chosen One

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    Oct 8, 1999
    star 7
    What about discussing Heinlein? Or Feintuch? Or Card?
  21. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 2, 1999
    star 6
    I think this is what the Authors & Artists Forum is for...
  22. stecm Jedi Master

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    May 3, 2002
    star 4
    Yeah, but not too many people frequent that forum...

    As long as the authors are EU authors (Like Stover, Williams, etc.) I don't see why not, but no Tom Clancy and other authors...
  23. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    In the "Games" forum they discuss other games besides Star Wars. I don't see how it could hurt to discuss other books.
  24. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    I think they should be, but only if they are by Star Wars authors. IMO, general book discussion should be in the Amp.
  25. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Mar 18, 2001
    star 5
    I think if the topic is a compare and contrast one with SW then it would be ok, otherwise, the Ampitheater is the place to go. That board moves slowly so there is a better chance the topic will stay on the first page and not get lost as well, plus you will get more than just Lit people posting.
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