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Originally posted by DeusEx
We are willing to do what we must, for the good of the community.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
OK, I confess, from time to time I enjoy reading through the CF forum, and once in a while post something there or in the short stories sub-forum.
It would be nice to see some of you, or all of you spend some of the energy wasted here on actually contributing to these forums, or any forums on ATS.
Fiction is a nice distraction once in a while!
It is not something we should focus on, just when the mood is right, or when our thoughts are worthy of musing!
Just my $.00000000002
Originally posted by mrwupy
We are trying to set the guidelines and rules for a writing community
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
That sort of filter would exclude Fight Club
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
There are precious few responding here... indicating that perhaps the community may not be fully behind this type of effort (not intended to be mean here, just show how priorities need to be managed).
There are precious few writers left. Like I've stated again and again, why would they post here? No reviews, hell, not even VIEWS. Remember, way back when, the CF forum was huge! Now, people have realized that there are better places to go. I mean, why post here? No one wants to read your work, or comment on it. I'm trying to fix that, but the talent has basically been hemorrhaged away. The Pix? Gone. A lot of the better writers on ATS have been scooped up for moddom, and really don't have time anymore. Banshee, WW, Intrepid, CKK come immediately to mind
Majic, the council member assigned to Collaborative Fiction, is aware of the process needed to outline "municipal improvements" such as CF upgrades, and establish a procedure to determine if they get started. We should stick to that process now that we have it.
The Collaborative Fiction forum has long-since evolved far away from the original purpose of experimental group writing.
Fine. We'll walk through the process. And yes, we have evolved. Now, we need to do something about that.
We need to balance all of this with all the other factors needed for the community as a whole. Traffic is up and performance is down... this is a time to focus on server optimization, not additive code (for example).
Fine. Optimize code. We can wait, I guess. We've waited awhile now. We're throwing up ideas.
Don't get me wrong... I'm a massive fan and supporter of the concept of a free and open writer's community where readers have the opportunity to experience the rare treat of observing someone refine the craft of story telling. But to be realistic, we're talking about a relatively small corner of a very large community that tends to have a different focus and attention span.
There's a reason it's so small, SO. Neglect. You don't give us the opportunity to expand, and we won't. The expression is 'build it and they will come', not 'maybe if we leave it alone it won't bother us'.
Let's temper this discussion with what's possible, and then use the established "how" to see what's next.
I have yet to see one instance of something that's far off or impossible. If you want to correct me on that, by all means.