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Iron Maiden 

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I've allowed the creation of multiple review threads about Fantastic Four #1 as a special case in lieu of the fact that we all want to express our reactions, both good and bad, as fans of the Fantastic Four.

For issue #2, I will allow one thread only and all of us should reply to it. If another review thread gets created, it will get merged into the first one that was created. You can however, start a separate thread if you want to discuss a side topic, like whether or not Reed should take up pipe smoking again. ;\-\)

In following some guidelines I've seen in force elsewhere, a review thread should not be created before 9 am Pacific Time on the day of the comics release. We want to give everyone a reasonable shot without being given an unfair advantage to do being in an earlier time zone.

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Count Dante


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Then I will no longer participate in the review threads. I feel forum participants should be free to post their own reviews in their own threads so that participants can respond directly to specific views. Having an aggregate thread makes that disorganized and the threads too long. This forces every one to have to align in a single thread at a single time.

That’s just not feasible IMO. I travel abroad and might forget. Better to play it safe and opt out.




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Iron Maiden 

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    Then I will no longer participate in the review threads. I feel forum participants should be free to post their own reviews in their own threads so that participants can respond directly to specific views. Having an aggregate thread makes that disorganized and the threads too long. This forces every one to have to align in a single thread at a single time.



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    That’s just not feasible IMO. I travel abroad and might forget. Better to play it safe and opt out.


I have to disagree with you on that since a much busier MB, CBR enforces the rule about a single review thread. If another sprouts up, the threads get combined. This keeps things more orderly than having multiple threads to reply to. You can always use the quote feature if you are replying to a specific post.



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Jim Mc


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I agree with the Count. One thread sounds good in theory but it could get cumbersome after a while. I see the point of not having 20 posters start 20 threads but this forum has been fine for years without a "one thread for one issue" rule. Alvaro's by no means gets CBR traffic and I don't think multiple threads are necessarily a bad thing. The CBR comparison, IMO, doesn't really hold up anyway because I can go to their forum and find thoughts on the debut issue on several threads and locations. It's actually harder there to find consolidated thoughts on the book than it is here.

What constitutes a "side topic"? What if someone wanted to start a thread specifically about the Doom backup story in the latest issue? Since that is part of the issue would it be merged with the original review thread? I think that would be more work for the moderators.

I'll certainly abide by whatever rules are stated. I think that, at least in regards to the return issue, a story that has FF fans excited and eager to post thoughts, multiple threads would be expected.


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Count Dante


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As you point out this isn't CBR, and the forum structure is completely different as is the participation levels. One of the great things about this forum was the freedom for individuals to post their own threads that contained their ideas and observations. Taking away that freedom specifically for new issues of the FF after a long hiatus - and imposing a time restriction too - just doesn't appeal to me. I may be in the minority here, and that's OK.

So I think I will no longer participate in the review threads, as I really don't like that structure being imposed on such a small forum. However, I do want to say thanks for reminding me about the CBR forum. I took a quick look and it looks like some interesting and diverse conversation going on over there these days.




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Iron Maiden 

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    As you point out this isn't CBR, and the forum structure is completely different as is the participation levels. One of the great things about this forum was the freedom for individuals to post their own threads that contained their ideas and observations. Taking away that freedom specifically for new issues of the FF after a long hiatus - and imposing a time restriction too - just doesn't appeal to me. I may be in the minority here, and that's OK.


And you still have that freedom to post on topics, providing it follows Alvaro's rules and stays on topic of the Fantastic Four and it's familiy of characters. There's always been threads merged here even going back to when Sean Kleefeld (who handed thing off to me) was the forum moderator. Probably the Torch too.


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    So I think I will no longer participate in the review threads, as I really don't like that structure being imposed on such a small forum. However, I do want to say thanks for reminding me about the CBR forum. I took a quick look and it looks like some interesting and diverse conversation going on over there these days.


I've always maintained a presence at both. My second "home" is the Doom Appreciation thread over there along with the Community Forums. That is an example of discussing the issue but in a more focused manner. We Doom fans always discuss his latest appearance in other titles over there.

And there is still just one review thread over there.




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