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Offline Stormwarden

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How do we save FQA
« on: February 02, 2014, 02:49:31 am »
Well, I understand we're having a hard time getting new blood in the forums due to our separation from FSTDT. So, what are we gonna do about it?

1) Publicity. We'll need a lot of it.

2) Maybe find a site to link up with. That could help a lot, and make us more visible off the bat.


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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 11:21:39 am »
We had a project thread for just this purpose right after the break off from FSTDT. Interest waned, apparently. The proposals were all good. I think we should re-visit them, or just go ahead and take the plunge for asking to be listed on Rational Wiki and etc., even though, yes, it will also open us up to some trolls. But, we've always had fun with our chew toys...so why not just go ahead and do that?
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 11:43:38 am »
True... trolls can be fun when they're fun trolls and not just drive-bys.

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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 10:25:55 pm »
We need to stop lollygagging and start that darn blog already. If we attach ourselves to another site it's less likely we survive.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 10:30:09 pm »
I thought someone had linked this place somewhere? I saw two guests registering for accounts when I checking the list less than an hour ago. I take it I was wrong in my assumption?

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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 05:39:44 pm »
1) Publicity. We'll need a lot of it.

One possibility is making a FQA wiki that extensively documents the fundies we've run across on FSTDT and elsewhere, preferably with a tone similar to Encyclopedia Dramatica. Newfags will flood this place so fast that we'll have an entirely different forum dynamic (by all accounts, a better one).
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 02:08:16 am »
1) Publicity. We'll need a lot of it.

One possibility is making a FQA wiki that extensively documents the fundies we've run across on FSTDT and elsewhere, preferably with a tone similar to Encyclopedia Dramatica. Newfags will flood this place so fast that we'll have an entirely different forum dynamic (by all accounts, a better one).
Get a competent staff together before you create a wiki because this will turn into a fulltime job.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 12:56:04 am »
Personally, I think we'd be better off simply talking about FQA on other forums/interwebz hangouts. It's a slower growth, but much more manageable than a newfagsplosion.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 07:35:59 am »
Oh, but if we get enough of a newfagsplosion, we could charge them money for an account, like they do on Something Awful, maybe even sell basic functionality like the ability to attach images, PMs, the "report to moderator" button and the ability to view older threads separately if we really want to gouge them.

In all honesty, though, if we want to attract new blood, we're going to have to put the effort in to start and maintain the blog. I know that most of us just want this to be a place to relax and socialise rather than a major ongoing project that requires actual work (myself very much included), but the simple reality is either that or watch this place slowly wither and die.

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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2014, 11:36:45 pm »
We need to stop lollygagging and start that darn blog already. If we attach ourselves to another site it's less likely we survive.

I don't think affiliating ourselves with Rational Wiki would be too bad aside from the initial newbie onslaught. (It certainly couldn't be worse than FSTDT at any rate; sites mocking nutters inevitably attract them like nobody's business.)

I'd also be more than happy to contribute to a blog or podcast when I have the time. (I'm actually free right now, hint hint.)
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 02:40:07 am »
Well, I wouldn't mind contributing to a blog and/or podcast either, if I'm allowed. I'm more comfortable with my voice and speaking these days.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 04:17:13 am »
I know I mention this place on my podcasts at least every now and then.

And Cait, I should have you on one of my podcasts again in the future. =)
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 09:24:04 pm »
As I said last time it came up, I'm more than happy to co-host a podcast with someone. I've never done a podcast before so we'll need someone who knows something about doing one to help. What free time I have that I don't use doing homework for college I'm perfectly willing to commit to a podcast. I think we need to bring the podcast thread back up and start asking for volunteers to help out.

As said by someone else, I'm not in love with the idea of a flood of newfags. I mean, look at all the work that goes in to breaking in the current flow of newbies.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 11:37:41 pm »
As said by someone else, I'm not in love with the idea of a flood of newfags. I mean, look at all the work that goes in to breaking in the current flow of newbies.

The idea is that the newfags break us and we change. Our current forum dynamic wouldn't be doing them any favors.
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Re: How do we save FQA
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 08:19:12 pm »
I rather like the Fundie Wiki idea, provided that we swap out "tone similar to ED" for "tone similar to Rational Wiki" (i.e., humorous and mocking, sans the B-tard crap), and use the expanded definition of "Fundie" to include the non-religious variety -- political nutters ala Moonbattery and Freepers, conspiracy theorists, racists, etc.
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