There's something that's already did what you propose. It's called the Wing Commander Aces Club. It's only been around since 1995 or so.Plywood Fiend said:An idea which just sprung to mind is, (suitibly long dramatic pause) instead of having just unrelated fics or a long running series in which fans contribute to the same story, why not have both?
The website could contain different sections for different fan serieses with however many writers contributing to those, and others for stand alone stories. I doubt it'd make the thing too cluttered and it'd probably mean we'd be able to get more writers for the site.
So does anyone want to offer their help in this?Now we're getting somewhere.
If we want to have a website allowing for several sections, rating system, search functions and so on, that's quite something different then a forum, or a simple website. I can tell you that we need someone with experience in creating such an environment - and the best thing to get someone interested, is motivation.
Or we just move the effort into fanfiction.net - which has all the bells and whistles, costs nothing to run, and creates no hassle. The downside is that you share the platform with around 10.000 other fanfics.
Now, if people are undecided and you don't want to push them, create a poll. If you do have a vision of what you want to achieve (and I had the notion from your original post that you have), the get out Paint or Powerpoint, create a mockup of the site, post a list of sections or themens or genres or however you think it would be nice to organize what is there and what comes in.
Look and feel is the biggest motivator for net projects - show the people what the vision is, how it may all turn out, and they'll identify themselves with it.
Yes thank you! Spell check will help only to a certain extent though. I like the idea of an editor(s) for our fanfic. Have we decided on a theme yet? I made an important announcement where my story is posted.Dahan said:Big Thank You Loaf!!
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