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Offline MissPlumbBob

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Story Board Activity Increase
« on: August 15, 2011, 02:58:26 PM »
I've noticed so many more stories, updates, and comments on stories since I've had this username/account. :D

All I can say is WOW! I'd like to thank the readers, not just of my story(s), but on behalf of all the other authors. Your enthusiam encourages us like you wouldn't believe! :) So thank you all!

EDIT: I hope this was all right to say. I just wanted to express my gratitude. Admins and mods, is this fine to keep up, or should I delete it?
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 03:01:48 PM »
Yes, this post exactly. Every time I read a new comment on my Dreamers, be that from a long-time reader or a brand new one, it makes me even more determined and happy to continue the story and provide those readers with even more chapters! :D

And also a thank you to the writers who provide such good stories, like you yourself, Miss Plumbob, which inspire me with my own stories. :) I only wish my laptop could handle one than more save file so I could write multiple stories, hehe. :)



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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 03:04:04 PM »
Thanks for supporting and reiterating my gratitude, Fez! :D

EDIT: I think you edited your post. You are quite welcome, and thanks for calling me a good writer in this thread. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 03:47:07 PM »
I agree with Fez, anytime someone posts on one of my stories, no matter what they post, even if they say my writing is the worst they've ever read and they hope my dynasty fails (haven't actually heard that on yet) it makes me feel good that someone is appreciating what I've spent time on.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 03:48:09 PM »
Totally right, Sportsfan!

Still haven't heard from a Admin or Mod... :-\ I guess this is alright, then? :)
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 03:49:18 PM »
I agree! Thanks everybody for your great inspiring stories and comments!   :D i always feel all special and warm and fuzzy inside when someone comments on my stories, and even if I get a bad one, I still feel that way. It just makes me feel happy that people care about my story in one way or another.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 03:55:51 PM »
What I love about the stories on here is the diversity. It would be so easy for every story to be exactly the same after all we mostly use the same characters but each and every story feels new.
I sometimes don't look at how many people have viewed my stories but when I do I am always presently surprised. I do have a bad habbit where I don't coment on other peoples stories as much as I should.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 03:58:02 PM »
I can relate to everything you guys said, Ann and Rachel. :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 04:05:50 PM »
I agree with Fez, anytime someone posts on one of my stories, no matter what they post, even if they say my writing is the worst they've ever read and they hope my dynasty fails (haven't actually heard that on yet) it makes me feel good that someone is appreciating what I've spent time on.

Ha! That's sounds a lot like my author's bio on my work in progress blog. "Please send any hate-mail to ************, because your effort proves just how much you care."

Personally, I'd rather the PM system was utilised more for stories, it's annoying to wade through a marsh of comments to view the next chapter.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 04:09:40 PM »
Carlos, that's exactly why I update my table of contents every time I post a chapter.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 04:10:26 PM »
I actually disagree with that Carlos. A lot of the people that comment have questions, and if one person is confused about something more people probably are.

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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 04:16:58 PM »
I actually disagree with that Carlos. A lot of the people that comment have questions, and if one person is confused about something more people probably are.

I like people asking questions in the comment sections, it's just compliments can get frivolous and are best left to PMs.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2011, 04:18:48 PM »
I kind of agree with Carlos now. Which is why I sometimes PM people for constructive criticism. ;)
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 04:22:35 PM »
Also odds are that people will be less likely to point out bad things about a piece because there is no confidentiality in a post. That's bad for the reader and for the writer. In fact, especially for the writer.

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 04:24:26 PM »
~nods head~

I know exactly what you are saying. ;)

Which brings me to start to want Live Chat on this site... But please don't comment on that; I might make a new topic for it. ;)
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2011, 04:27:14 PM »
Still haven't heard from a Admin or Mod... :-\ I guess this is alright, then? :)

I certainly can't speak for any of the other moderators or administrators, but personally I think this sort of discussion is a good idea.  It actually reminds me of a discussion the moderators had awhile back.  The issue was how to encourage the kind of supportive, constructive comments we all like to get on our stories, while not having people posting frivolously and creating clutter in the stories, as Carlos has pointed out.  I do think there's been less frivolous posting recently, which is good.  Although I have to say it's not always easy for me to draw a line between what's frivolous and what isn't.
 
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2011, 04:29:26 PM »
I certainly can't speak for any of the other moderators or administrators, but personally I think this sort of discussion is a good idea.  It actually reminds me of a discussion the moderators had awhile back.  The issue was how to encourage the kind of supportive, constructive comments we all like to get on our stories, while not having people posting frivolously and creating clutter in the stories, as Carlos has pointed out.  I do think there's been less frivolous posting recently, which is good.  Although I have to say it's not always easy for me to draw a line between what's frivolous and what isn't.

Thanks so much for agreeing with the idea for this thread, Schip. :)
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2011, 06:15:25 PM »
I agree with everything said here, except I disagree with Carlos much. You know, it's very important to hear from your readers, to see if they like your work or not, but if it would have to be done the way you suggested, most people would stay quiet, seeing as the shy factor is there. :P
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2011, 09:57:50 PM »
I see your point of view clearly, Chronic.

I am awed that so many writers, and great ones at that, have shared my sentiments on this thread. :D Any other writers want to say a few words about their fans? ;)
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2011, 10:05:43 PM »
I certainly can't speak for any of the other moderators or administrators, but personally I think this sort of discussion is a good idea.

Agreed. This is a good thread with intelligent, thought-provoking discussion.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2011, 10:08:12 PM »
I'm flattered, Metro Man, that an Administrator and fellow writer would say that. :D
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2011, 10:13:26 PM »
I haven't written any stories yet but I agree about all the comments. It does get annoying having to go through all of them but on the other hand, this is a forum and you have your stories on a post so it's inevitable. The only thing that you can do is like many members here do. Put the new chapters on the first post. Unless they completely changed the layout of posts (which beats the purpose of a forum) then we just have to deal with it.

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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2011, 10:42:20 PM »
I agree with you, Elainfaro.

I mainly posted because I wanted to encourage you to post your story, if you already have an idea for one. ;D
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2011, 12:29:28 AM »
I remember when we first started our dynasties and how few there were and of course, alot less members.  The story board has grown so much, it is hard to keep track of all of the stories and I try to read what I can.  I have to say, I am guilty of not posting a comment on stories, even though I have read them.  I have my own stories on the back burner, like my dynasty, which I started almost a year ago and I really need to upgrade my computer so I can finish.  It is nice to have your story commented on, but even though no one comments, you can see by the views on how many people are at least reading them. :)
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Re: Story Board Activity Increase
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2011, 01:18:36 AM »
It's the views that I really like.  My Dreamweaver Immortal Dynasty is the 2nd most viewed thread on the forum and it used to be number one.  It currently has over 157,000 views!  I can hardly believe that.  The story for my Townie DecaDynasty is in the planning stages.  It will be interesting to see if it flies or flops.
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