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47255 No. 47255
For those of you that use this board, how would you feel about it being merged with another?

The current plan i have is to merge with /fic/ and /collab/ into a single board (With a tentative name of /fan/, for lack of any other ideas) , but i'm making all three of these threads simultaneously so that plan is subject to change.

The reason for this idea is that every time i glance at /collab/, i see threads asking for writers, artists or just people in general to help them with their project.
In a board solely to do with projects, the only people who would see such a request would be people concerned with their own project, people who are already helping with a project, people specifically looking to help somebody, or the people who are just curious about the board.

Hopefully, with the addition of the boards dedicated to producing and critiquing artwork and fiction, an additional quantity And quality, if everything works like i hope of people willing to work on projects would follow.

In any case, discuss the pros and cons of the idea in this thread.
I'll give fair warning before THE RECKONING happens, if it does at all.
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>> No. 47256
I'm not familiar with /fic/ but even if collab is kind of a ghosttown I'd be against it.

But don't let my opinion stop you.
(not sarcasm).
>> No. 47258
Can you say why?
I mean, i can take "I dont like it" just for what it is but it doesn't really help much in deciding what to do, whereas reasons are something i can work with.
>> No. 47259
Also voting against the merge.

As a (relative) newcomer to Desktop Ponies, I do so because by the time I got here, I was specifically looking for the project`s HQ.
The point is, if the project really has a potential, then the interested people would find it no matter which board hosts it.

I do understand though that a single experiment proves nothing, so it`s just my opinion.
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>The point is, if the project really has a potential, then the interested people would find it no matter which board hosts it.
That is a factor, but who can decide if a project has potential or not if they dont even know it exists?
A combined board would be able to benefit from the varied communities occasionally sticking their nose into the collective every once in a while to see if anything new has turned up or to post something new themselves that they think people may enjoy.
>> No. 47267
Yeah I can see the benefit of having the creatives and the project makers all in one place. Easier recruiting and word spreading. The one thing I worry about is about how long the threads would end up lasting. The nice thing here is that if you don't post to your thread for a month as you're working on stuff or it's autosaging, it will still be here and you won't risk losing all your work if that's how your main group operates. It also seems like fic likes having long lasting threads too as they work on their stories. So just something in place to make sure they last for a few months and I think the merger would work out fine.
>> No. 47268
larger autosage limit? As I recall, /fic/ often saged irrelevant posts in threads in order to give more productive threads the space they needed. Plus, there are still threads in existence from all the way back to 2011 on all three boards.
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Collab has been a ghosttown for a while now. I think that it would probably benefit from being merged with one of the other boards, as long as the /fic/ guys don't mind and it doesn't get clobbered too much. Meh, even if it does, not heaps goes on here anymore.
>> No. 47273
Um... I'm not sure.
>> No. 47344
/collab/ isn't dead. This amount of activity looks pretty normal for an off season to me, but you're the one with the stats.

There were always talk about board changes when I was a tad more active but somehow, every few month when I returned to take a look, /collab/ always stood there, timeless and unchanged. As timeless as a place that's only been there for 5 years anyways. Mods change, admins change, other boards are created and disappear, whole new imageboards are made and merged, and attempted takeovers happen, but /collab/ is always /collab/. I wouldn't really even chime in if I didn't see /dis/ (the other slow board, a.k.a. board I can actually keep up with) bite the dust. I'd hate to see someone else who also checks in every 6 months to come back and see /collab/ isn't there anymore. Its a great place to browse back once every few months to see what slow churning projects made progress.

Although it looks like the fandom as a whole is dwindling (a short Season 3 and long waits between any two Seasons after that). Some of the frequent updaters stopped (misterbull, supersayanmikato, the Harvest Moon group, etc). Even Markusmaximus stopped. Also, later nhydock stopped. Though we are sure to lose a few once in a while, it does seem like they all vanished around the same time. So to fix the first sentence of this post, I'd say /collab/ is dwindling more slowly than anywhere else.

On the other hoof, I'd be curious to know what would have happened if the three boards were one from the start, but it moved at /collab/'s pace. (When active, /art/ can be extremely fast in comparison, so much so that artists were kept to their own thread instead of making one for every new project/piece. I think /fic/ is also faster in active times but mostly due to discussions.) I feel like each group would mostly end up with people with very similar skills, except for those with nothing "declared" in advance. There'd be a few exceptions, of course, but it seems like in some cases, viewpoints are significantly different (about what a project is and how to go about it). They'd get to see the results from eachother's groups but that might just all get crammed into a vague impression.

See you in half a year or so!

P.S., I think you mean /fic/ and /art/.
> /fic/ and /collab/

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