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Old 2004-05-30, 10:47 PM   #21
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The questionnaire replies go out of date pretty quickly for a lot of people anyway. On the other hand, it's nice if people have the option of filling out something, and it goes some way towards preventing all those first posts which run "Hi. I'm new. I like Transformers. The rest is silence." and pick up loads of offtopic replies before disappearing.
 
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Old 2004-05-31, 12:39 PM   #22
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Seeing as it just happened again, would this probably be of any use?


 

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Old 2004-05-31, 04:51 PM   #23
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Seem to recall Death Star is just Sixy's boyfriend...
 
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Old 2004-05-31, 10:32 PM   #24
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Having a laugh, no less. Hence the "Unicron versus the 2nd Death star" thing, in lieu of him posting "Unicron versus the Death Star" a month or so back.
 
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Old 2004-05-31, 11:39 PM   #25
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or hows about you just let people discuss whatever they want?
 

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Old 2004-05-31, 11:53 PM   #26
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Yeah... the aim is to get people to join in, not wall them off. That means accessible but not too separate.

The way it works in Toys is stickies for collection lists, photos and sightings. There's a token sticky in Other Animations for "what was the first anime you saw" but no real discussion in it.

What would be good for G1? I'm thinking "favourite character and what you like about each portrayal of them" rather than "comic/cartoon" since those often derail. Gotta be an existing thread which could be grabbed...
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 12:41 AM   #27
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or hows about you just let people discuss whatever they want?
Thing is, that's a good point... it's not like these "forbidden topics" pop up regularly from newbs and get blown to bits... no-one seems to care about most of them, tbh...

Though I would amend that to "Let people discuss whatever they want, but make them check there isn't a bloody identical topic on the first couple of pages first, Goddammit".
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 12:52 AM   #28
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no-one seems to care about most of them, tbh...
Thought that was the spur for a popular topics list... trying to encourage the buggers to stick around. The routine normally goes:

—really big discussion about X topic
—a few weeks pass
—enthusiastic newbie starts thread on X topic
—two people reply in several days
—newbie finds somewhere more social

How do we best prevent or mitigate that? Do we actually give a toss? Will the bat-clock or the bat-channel still be extant next week?
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 01:00 AM   #29
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I just vote we ban topics on Starscream's favourite cereal.
 
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Old 2004-06-01, 11:55 PM   #30
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So, anything which you think we could sticky in G1 which isn't just a list, that won't spin out of control into flames, but which someone new might want to discuss and which would encourage them to join in?
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 12:36 AM   #31
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Maybe a short questionnaire? One in a locked topic to copy and paste, so that it could spin off into a discussion? A kinda G1-relevant "Hi" post, tailor-made?

Fave series? Comic or Cartoon? Fave character? How long you been into TFs? Do you like TF:TM or not?

No? Fine, I'll just go re-read the frankly splendid Orbiter then, you bastards.
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 12:49 AM   #32
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Maybe a short questionnaire?
Could work, could work. What does anyone else think? Anyone want to draft something?
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 04:51 AM   #33
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Well, we could easily appropriate stuff from the "Who's Who" questionairre, for starters...then add in a few other things.
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How long you been into TFs?
What got you into TFs originally?
What got you back into TFs?
Do you prefer comic or cartoon?
Favourite characters?
Favourite episode?
Least favourite episode?
Do you like the Movie?
Do you prefer the pre-Movie or post-Movie episodes?
Favourite comic arc?
Least favourite comic arc?
Who do you prefer, Autobots or Decepticons?
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Something to that effect?
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 04:59 AM   #34
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Bit long-winded would be my only reservation...
 
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Old 2004-06-02, 05:21 AM   #35
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Yeah, condense and open the questions a bit, perhaps?

—When (and how) did you first discover TFs? What's kept you interested in them?
—What're your favourite TF stories and which parts of those stick in your mind?
—What do you like about your favourite characters?
 
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