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17 May 2007, 01:53 AM   #1
The Founder
Joined: 27 Apr 2007
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Okay, when I first made this club, I was intending on making it bigger than Kupika can
caiter to.  So that bring up the question. How was I planning to do that?  Well, I plan on
making a website for the guild once I hit around 50-75 members.  The website would not
just be a forum.  If I were to do this I would want to go all out.  SO, if I were to move
it to a page what would you guys like to see there?  

I've asked this question once before in another thread I do believe. But, I think you guys
are thinking in terms of this website. 

So don't limit yourself. 


17 May 2007, 07:28 AM   #2
Joined: 3 May 2007
Posts: 20
um... i dunno, maybe like... *thinks*
uuh....i don't know
See Da. 
See Da write. 
Write Da, write!

See Da write smut.
Da writes Yaoi smut.
Da's kinda pervy.

Da's FictionPress Account:

17 May 2007, 08:14 AM   #3
Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 10
I'm the owner of indyfluency (not sure if I've said that before... you might notice it
floating around in the ads up the top), and I'm currently working on the second version,
so I'm not going to give away my ideas before it's time :P

Though any ideas posted here I may steal :p But probably not, I might die if I have to
code any more.

I guess you've got to work out who you're catering for though. Personally, I don't think
writing in general is catered for well enough on the 'net. Unless you write fantasy. If
you write fantasy then everyone loves you and wants you on their sites.

I'm not so sure how up you are with website management, but here's a few pointers for
building a community:

- Numbers don't matter, activity does. If you have 75 members but only a few regular
posters, you'll fail.
- In the beginning, you _have_ to keep a steady stream of users flowing in. There's no
good saying "Oh look, activity! I can stop plugging/advertising now!". Because when you
stop, the activity will slowly fade away. Until, that is, you reach a critical mass of
users/activity where the site can feed off itself (and by then, you'll have a steady
stream of users flowing in anyway).
- Never underestimate the power of your own contributions to the activity.
- Oh, and of course, don't forget that your community is the lifeblood of your site! Sites
with no user-interaction usually die very quickly.

17 May 2007, 12:35 PM   #4
Joined: 29 Apr 2007
Posts: 11
I agree with neoeno, those things are very important. If you want, Kato, I'll help. I can
make some cool buttons, eh? I'll think of some stuff and let you know.

17 May 2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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neoeno- *O* wow lots of writing

Kuroodia-chan: ummmmm.....eh.....I dunno....^-^ but maybe later I'll think of a way...to

17 May 2007, 07:11 PM   #6
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007
Posts: 42
>> Neoeno 

I agree the demand for Fantasy seems to be over flowing.  Problem with that is the field
is over saturated. It's hard to be noticed at all.  The vision I have for this site is the
free telling of all forms of compelling fiction. Not just fantasy.  And for that matter
the exploration of the other genres will be encouraged, if not urged.

As to your other comments. The reason I chose that number is I just want to be sure that
it will continue to grow. If people are interested in in telling an sharing.  It seems
common knowledge that there are people out there who want to, but all the same. I find it
beneficial to have a small following before going all out and creating a website no one
will want to visit.

I agree, and completely understand the importance of activity. That's why I made this
thread. I don't want this to be a mock of Fanfiction.net. I want there to be somewhat
unique experience to be had.  Something not covered by any other writing community.

I had no idea that you were a site author. If you would have it perhaps we could talk. you
could help me out a bit. ^_^   Just a thought.


17 May 2007, 07:23 PM   #7
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Well i believe we should give em' what they want, loads and loads and loads of manga
scripts described with no ga. This could be deviant art described with words, the idea is
brilliant,  but you need to make something EVERYONE WILL CRAVE. I hate to admit this but,
alot of people find writing boring, though i think its an art.

Of course, writing doesn't have to be fantasy. Unfourtanetley writing often turns INTO
fantasy, i myself have made a private website ( for me me and only me ) with flash that
list the worlds i've made in my head, mei mei island, land of fire, castle of the sky...
We have to make it fun, boring things end fast, but things like gaia, maplestory, and
myspace DONT end, lets form your idea into A BIG MONKEY HONEY FULL OF DUNG AWESOMENESS!

17 May 2007, 07:27 PM   #8
Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 10
I'm not so sure about demand... there's certainly a supply though.

Aye, 'tis a goal I too share in my creation of indyfluency. I guess you'd say indyfluency
is a bit more vague than just fiction though.

A site author, how quaint :P Talking is good, I'd be glad to help.

17 May 2007, 08:10 PM   #9
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007
Posts: 42
Last edited by KatoChan, 17 May 2007
Trust me, there is a demand. You yourself might not me a fan of fantasy, but you are an
outnumbered by a slew of pseudo-writers. 
Fantasy is an easy genre to hide behind.  You can throw a hackneyed half baked story out
there, and people generally will shower you will delights.

I guess that I'm being hypocritical though, because fantasy is my chosen genre. But, I
like to think with time I will be able to produce something actually worth reading. 

I'm sorry is "A site author" an insult?

17 May 2007, 08:15 PM   #10
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surely neo wasn't insulting you, take his advice.

and Kato-sama is right, there is certainly a demand in fantasy, trust me. I myself am
inlove with the fantasy world but only due to the CREATIVITY that THRIVES on it that
really does make it 'fantastic'.

17 May 2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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Joined: 27 Apr 2007
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o_o I didn't think he was insulting me.

17 May 2007, 08:28 PM   #12
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O-o YAYYYYYYY! lets throw a party :D

nevertheless quote on quote you WROTE: I'm sorry is "A site author" an insult?

17 May 2007, 08:30 PM   #13
The Founder
Joined: 27 Apr 2007
Posts: 42
I thought I might have insulted him without intention.

17 May 2007, 08:42 PM   #14
Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 10
Noess, all good, I just thought 'site author' was a cute phrase :p

18 May 2007, 09:34 PM    #15
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Maybe an "Archive" for pieces of writing that the author wants everyone to see?

And if you want the site to survive, like neoeno said, you'd have to keep up the
advertising even after there is a lot of activity.
I could ask some people I know to join, as they are avid writers, though I don't know too
many people in the first place...

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