On Fridays, I will post a Filk Me Friday entry to help promote your stuff! We’ll also be doing some podcasting in the near future, so if you send a music file or link to a music file, you might hear an excerpt of your filk tune.
Please pass the word, folks.
I want to thank everyone that responded to the post What Do You Hate About FanaticSpace?, either in comments or by other means.
Post More. So Say We All!
The biggest problem folks seem to have with FanaticSpace is posting frequency. I was expecting that to come up, but I didn’t think it would be unanimous.
I was expecting at least a few critiques on the way I write, but that hasn’t come up so far. Looks like people enjoy my style of writing, they just want more of it.
Bringing Balance to The Fore
Tina asked for more Sci-Fi, and she’ll get it.
I looked back through some of the recent posts and noticed a heavy leaning toward fantasy book reviews. I’ll continue to post those, but I’ll attempt to add more posts about Sci-Fi, TV and other topics.
I might need a bit of help with that though. If you’d like to write for FanaticSpace or if you’d like to write a Guest Post, just let me know.
If you have any other ideas to improve FanaticSpace, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
I’m doing something wrong with FanaticSpace, but it’s in my blind spot. I know something needs to be fixed, but I just can’t see it. That’s why I’m asking you.
Tell Me What You Hate About FanaticSpace
I’m asking you to tell me what you don’t like, find boring, or just downright HATE about this site. Somewhere along the way I’ve screwed up. Something needs to be fixed somewhere. I’m asking for help to find it.
Be honest, be critical, be brutal if you need to.
Let me know about anything you don’t like.
- Domain Name,
The only way I’m going to figure out what to fix, is to find out what’s wrong.
People love to complain, give ‘em an opportunity! Tell your friends, family and co-workers about this.
The new FanaticSpace Forums are up and running now.
Our old forum was beginning to act strangely, so I had to shut it down and do some troubleshooting. After examining the options I decided to scrap it and move to a different board platform.
We’ve switched to forum software that more tightly integrates with the rest of the site.
Before the switch, the forums were a separate login, now there’s just one. Sign in anywhere on the site and you’re good to go.
I’ll be working on making the integration as seamless as possible, but that’s no reason to keep you waiting. The forums are open and ready for you to start posting your threads.
If there’s anything you would like added to the new forum, or the site in general, just let me know.
I know some people have had trouble registering for the forums. I’ve been trying to find the problem, and I think I’ve might have found it.
This problem affected users who tried to register for the forum, but never received an e-mail to activate the account. I made some changes to the forum and it should now be working..
I apologize to all the people that this happened to.
Update: I went through the inactive users and had new verification e-mails sent out. Only 2 of them bounced. The e-mails must have had a typo, or they don’t exist. Either way, they couldn’t activate the accounts so I deleted ‘em.
I’m getting way too many crap comments from people that obviously just want a followed link. I’m not putting up with that any more.
I’ve decided to deactivate the DoFollow plugin I’ve been using. Spam is getting out of hand and I believe the DoFollow policy has something to do with it. I’ve seen FanaticSpace listed in posts that suggest spamming for S.E.O. purposes.
That is not why I installed that plugin and removed NoFollow. I hate returning the comments to NoFollow, because I want to encourage participation. Participation or no, I’d hate to have a spammy site even more.
I will be looking into other changes to FanaticSpace as well. I want this site to be the best it possibly can. I want to make it a place that people want to visit. Getting tough on spam is the first step.