Yeah, that was basically my conclusion.
Bureaucracy 1: Like Kafka, Only Funnier
A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.
Current Stompy Feet: ita, Jon B, DXMachina, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych
Phoenix's first FAQ addition suggestion:
From Press, now deleted, from Vortex (the artist formerly known as Stephanie Johnson), Rebecca Lizard and me:
Q. What's the difference between Sunnydale Press and Beep Me, the two announcement threads?
A. Sunnydale is for general announcements that everybody needs to read--what would have made its rounds through every thread in the past. Beep Me is personal life announcements- cheat sheet, in a way, for those who don't keep up with Natter and still want to know what's going on in Buffistas' lives.
(Press is for when you're having a book signing and when you want everybody to come. Apocalypse is for when you get the book contract and you want to crow about your good fortune.)
Phoenix's second FAQ addition suggestion, from folks I forgot to make note of:
Q. Everybody's talking about their user ID numbers. How do I find mine?
A. Click on your username, and look at the number at the end of the URL it brings up. Or just do a mouse-over.
Since it's unfinished from WX, just thought I'd mention that Bugaloo still has the lights on. ita's "check it out" post isn't at the end. FYI.
Got it, Beverly, thanks.
You didn't see a posting box, did you?
Also a FAQ change for the email address for donatations:
This is a musing I want to throw out and I hope this is the right place. In the last few months I've become very enamoured of TWoP's Buffy fanfic section on their posting boards. The people there are funny and smart and nice, there are many good fic writers posting there, and it's great. It's also a rapidly sinking ship.
I'm wondering if it might not be fun to recreate some of those threads here and invite them over. We have a couple of fanfic threads already, of course, but the ones on TWoP are a little different--there's one that's just about mocking Badfic, which is frequently hilarious, and another that's just for recommendations, and then a main 'talk about it' thread (I guess we've got that already).
I'll be a Pollyana and say that I don't like the idea of a thread dedicated to mocking badfic. Yes, we all do it, and sometimes we even point people to it, but...I dunno. God knows there's enough fic out there that deserves it, but...
I lurk there, Herself, and I like them. And I had just posted about the moderators being a little overzealous.
Duh-- already said it.
Maybe they could just fit into what we have now. What DO we have now? We've got a thread where we recommend, and another where we post bits of what we're writing, yes? Perhaps that's enough. Personally, I enjoy the badfic mockage thread but I'm not gonna stamp my little feet about it. I guess in our two threads we do all the same things that happen at TwoP in about five separate threads. So yeah.
Of course if I go over there and tell people about here, Ace will probably ban me or something. ;)