As your newly-elected DISC Councilor, I am responsible for serving the needs of the Collaborative Fiction forum, among other things.
As a Councilor, I don't have any real direct power to do anything myself, but rather am tasked with representing you in meetings with the senior
staff and bringing answers, comments and questions from them to you.
The purpose of this thread is to solicit your opinions regarding what you would like to see happen with the Collaborative Fiction forum in the
To get the ball rolling, here's my take on things.
In my opinion, CF is doing pretty well as-is. In terms of improvements, the main thing I would like to see is a reorganization of the forum to divide
the threads into more distinctive classifications.
For example, we now have a Short Stories subforum. At the very least, I think a Poetry subforum makes sense as well.
Additionally, to better represent what this forum is really about and broaden its appeal, I think that it makes sense to move true collaborative
fiction stories -- stories cumulatively written by multiple authors -- into a dedicated subforum of their own, and rename the main forum to something
more general and inclusive, such as “Creative Writing”, or something like that (something proactive, like “Poochie”?
While I encourage any sort of discussion my fellow writers may see fit to bring up here, I offer the following questions as a rough guide -- or
“inspiration”, if you will:
Questions For ATS Writers
1. How do you like the Collaborative Fiction forum as it currently exists?
2. What would you like to see change in the Collaborative Fiction forum?
3. Would you like to see new subforums created for specific categories of writing, such as Poetry?
4. What categories would you like to see designated for new subforums?
5. If we rename the Collaborative Fiction forum, what would you like it to be called?
I'm sure I missed something, so please don't consider these questions all-inclusive or limiting in any way.
After all, anything which stifles your creativity would be a step in the wrong direction.
At your service,
ATS DISC Councilor
Edit: Nagging typo.
[edit on 25-6-2005 by John bull 1]
[edit on 7/8/2005 by Majic]