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Dying stories [Jun. 23rd, 2011|03:34 pm]
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[armanky]
So the problem with this whole community is basically that few stories are being completed. This is kind of an assumption but I'm guessing you keep up with it on your friends page, then when it scrolls down to the bottom, the story tends to be forgotten. Alternatively, people may just get tired of contributing.

There's not really a solid solution for this other than asking people to try and keep up with stories they've contributed to. The biggest thing I think would be to bookmark a story you're working on and get used to checking that instead of relying on your friends page. Alternatively, you can bookmark the community itself.

Also, there's nothing wrong with contributing to stories that have already been going for a while. I know some of you may not like reading a bunch of stuff before getting to add something yourself, but if you're willing to do so (considering these stories should be somewhat entertaining anyway), it could be helpful to keep a story healthy while it's well underway.

So yeah, just be conscious of the problem and try to commit to a story somewhat once you start on it. Yeah!
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[User Picture]From: mewd
2011-06-24 01:08 am (UTC)
I always felt like this sort of thing was better lent toward a forum. You see right away where stories have left off and they're not pushed down by other people's daily life.

Of course, the down side is that having a forum for it requires people add a new webpage to their rotation of daily sites. Which may not stick without heavy participation.
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[User Picture]From: armanky
2011-06-24 03:10 am (UTC)
Yeah I dunno, I've always been really bad at keeping up with forums and I think people would just stop checking after a few days or so. But it does lend itself a lot better to the format.

What to do!
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[User Picture]From: wilcoblackflame
2011-06-24 08:05 am (UTC)
It's a mystery to everyone.
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