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AstraKiseki wrote:Something did come up in my head to throw another penny in and make this post useful. It'd be nice if the mods did do more reviews involving the places they patrol or at least make their presence known in their given forum. At least it'd feel like someone is listening, maybe? Though yeah, I know you guys have lives and often don't have the time.
Kailan wrote:Actually that was one of the reasons I was considering doing a weekly review of a story or an art piece, or maybe doing a link a week to helpful online resources and tutorials for writing/artins. I just.. haven't done it, partially because until now, I wasn't certain there'd be a positive reaction to it. People were upset enough when all we did was reorganize the writing forum so that longer works had their own area.
ChocoZell wrote:I'm trying to get back into the swing of things myself after being really sick since August. I'm gonna try giving more critiques as well. And show how you can offer critiques politely and professionally!
Kailan wrote:Actually that was one of the reasons I was considering doing a weekly review of a story or an art piece, or maybe doing a link a week to helpful online resources and tutorials for writing/artins.
Kailan wrote:Wait, people talk about trolling those forums *here,* or do you mean somewhere else?
Because AFAIK, we're pretty cool about different playstyles for the most part, and a lot of us post in those places still. Tempers can and do flare on occasion just like on any other board but it's really laid back otherwise. I've never seen any of that kind of behavior on TFS, unless it's to shake heads at a troll post or immature behavior on one of those forums.
...though I reserve the right to at least smile tolerantly at the fandom people who publicly scoff about how lowbrow and "scary" we are while lurking in the adult forum to ogle the porn. We're well aware that we're a guilty pleasure to some folks. We do have an IRC channel, in fact, but it might be better to make it more obvious to newcomers; right now it's only in the general topics subforum. We're low on games at the moment, but I think that's because a lot of us are also low on free time during the holiday season.
(Also if you mean Kingdom of Heaven, it's not dead - it's paused because its members have offline things that take precedence. One of our number is deployed and has odd hours, while I'm a classical musician in concert series hell until the end of the year. We fully plan to return to it in January.)