This is a quick poll about posting methods. It seems that many (or most) of the authors would like to have their stories on their own journal so that they can keep all their comments in the same place. However, to give the readers the best experience possible (and to be fair to the artists) we think it would be best to post all stories complete on DreamWidth with the art included. Stories would be accessed via the MarauderBigBang site and all traffic would be directed through that.
Comments, however, can be directed anywhere (see last year's rs_games
as an example.) One suggestion one to allow authors to make a comment post on their own journal and direct the comments back there. To the readers it would be the same as commenting on the MarauderBigBang site (which would be linked from DW), but to the author it would give them a chance to have their comments all in one place. In fact, they could even post their story and lock it until the end of the fest and have ALL their comments linked to the same spot at the end of the story.
But the question becomes: how do the artists feel? Would you rather have people comment on your art on a community site? Would it bother you to have your work posted on someone's personal journal? Would you mind going to someone else's journal to read your comments? Or would you prefer two links at the end of the story - one for art and the other for the story?
Nothing is set in stone here, we are just looking for input and, again, our goal is to make sure that everyone - readers, artists, and authors - have the best experience possible.
Please take a moment to fill out the following poll. We'd like to get your answers by 11:59PM on Tuesday, August 31st if possible. Thanks!
PS For the record, <lj user="Brighty18"> has no personal opinion on this other than, as a mod, she wants the fest to run well and the art and stories to be posted together.
As of now we are planning on posting the stories and art together on DreamWidth, but accessed via the MarauderBigBang site. However, we can have the comments directed virtually anywhere. If possible, where would you like to see comments directed:
The MarauderBigBang site so everyone can see them.
To the author's journal (which is the preferred method for them.) The links would lead right there, so it would be easy to find.
Two separate links, one to your journal and one to the author's journal. This would allow readers to comment to both, but might reduce the number of comments.
Don't know; don't care.
Would you have any objections to comments to your art being posted on an author's individual journal?
Sort-of. Please explain.
Although the stories will be on DW, authors might want to re-post to their own journal. Do you have any objections to your art appearing on someone else's journal?
Sort-of. Please explain.