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Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:27 am
by Oldrac the Chitinous
I'm noticing a negative correlation between the hilarity of any given comic and the number of comments made on it.

This may have been obvious to everyone else, but I thought it was interesting.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:45 pm
by Felstaff
I don't really read the comic with any sort of diligence or regularity (every coupla weeks I sort of binge through what I haven't seen yet), so seeing the date on the topic title doesn't really mean much to me, so would it be easier (for ME, PERSONALLY, and maybe some other people, but fuck them, this is about me) if you included a link to the specific comic when you create a thread?

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:05 pm
by Felstaff
WELL FUCK YOU THEN



edit: sorry, I went to press "save draft" with the anticipation of loading this post up when my idea is rejected, but I accidentally clicked submit instead

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:21 pm
by Astrogirl
I second that.
But you can look them up at http://www.smbc-comics.com/archive/

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:00 am
by Apocalyptus
I third that, it's a good idea.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:08 am
by Kimra
I agree. I'm lazy, and if people have something to say, they can say it with links.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:23 am
by Edminster
Felstaff wrote:I don't really read the comic with any sort of diligence or regularity (every coupla weeks I sort of binge through what I haven't seen yet), so seeing the date on the topic title doesn't really mean much to me, so would it be easier (for ME, PERSONALLY, and maybe some other people, but fuck them, this is about me) if you included a link to the specific comic when you create a thread?

Felstaff wrote:WELL FUCK YOU THEN



edit: sorry, I went to press "save draft" with the anticipation of loading this post up when my idea is rejected, but I accidentally clicked submit instead

You know, I read your posts and think to myself "Maybe people from XKCD aren't that bad".

Then I go and look at their forums and am reminded of why i am racist against them.

What I am saying is that you are one of the good ones, Felstaff.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:12 am
by GUTCHUCKER
They're a RACE?
The fuck am I reading

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:18 am
by Edminster
GUTCHUCKER wrote:They're a RACE?

Well I mean inasmuch as "subhuman" is a race yeah.

GUTCHUCKER wrote:The fuck am I reading

I believe it is called an "internet forum".

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:57 am
by DonRetrasado
Edminster wrote:
GUTCHUCKER wrote:They're a RACE?

Well I mean inasmuch as "subhuman" is a race yeah.

Yes, the non-Gippos are kind of inferior. It doesn't mean they shouldn't have some rights. For instance, I think they should be fed semi-regularly.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:39 am
by NeoTechni
Instead of having "Discuss this comic in the forum" 10 times, how about just 1 link? Since they all link tot he same URL.

Or at least link to an automatically generated thread for the comic.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:46 am
by Kimra
Automatically generated? Bah, I guess you can code that.

Also most everything else you said made no sense to me. Where are all these links? Do we have control of them, or does Zach? Because there is a difference.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:59 am
by Edminster
NeoTechni wrote:Or at least link to an automatically generated thread for the comic.

Yes because what we need is empty threads for shitty comics. As it stands only two thirds of the comics seem to have enough of an impact for people to want to comment on them, and of those only half actually produce discussion longer than a page.

So yeah, if you want this place to have an even lower signal to noise ratio then automatically generating threads is the way to go.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:28 pm
by Lethal Interjection
I have an idea. Since we only get discussion on some of the comics, why don't we just combine the single comic threads into one discussion thread where we can discuss the recent comics as the are updated? I think that might solve some of these problems.

Re: FAQ

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:36 pm
by Kaharz
Lethal Interjection wrote:I have an idea. Since we only get discussion on some of the comics, why don't we just combine the single comic threads into one discussion thread where we can discuss the recent comics as the are updated? I think that might solve some of these problems.


Brilliant! And we can require all posters to register so we don't get guests posting the same crap over and over again and then never coming back. Why didn't someone try this before!?