After posting polls and gathering the input from artists, authors, an readers, we have made a decision about posting for the marauderbigbang
. In order to be fair to both artists and authors and to give the readers the best experience possible, we will be hosting the stories complete with art on DreamWidth, but accessed through the MarauderBigBang site. All comments will be at the MBB site.
This is similar to how it worked with rs_games
, the bigbangblackout
, and many other fests. All traffic will be directed through the MauraderBigBang site which will contain posts with headers and links to the stories on DreamWidth. The advantage of DW is that it allows us to post almost all stories complete (I think the limit is like 50,000 words) and to incorporate the art into the story. It is also easy to create a clean, easy to read layout that the makes for better viewing for the participants. At the end of the story, a link will simply lead the reader back to the MBB site to comment and go on to the next story. From the reader’s perspective, everything will be run through the MBB site and from the participants’ perspective, things will be all in one place.
If you would like to see examples of how this works you can go here
. Please note that the latter actually leads to a different off-site host than DW, but it’s the same idea.
We know that some of you may be disappointed, and we’re very sorry. Still, the majority of artists and readers seemed to like the idea of having everything in one, neutral place and we want to be as fair as possible. This should give everyone the best experience. Thank you for your understanding about this. If you have any questions or comments, please reply here or see a mod.