PopKorn Kat
2018-08-28T01:02:31Z
In their (sorry if I got your pronouns wrong) recent CDotW for the 1954 Famous Studios short "Crazytown", OutOfOdor questioned why the threads weren't getting much attention. I had some theories, but I didn't want to derail from the topic in question.

The most likely reason for the lack of activity on the CDotW section is that this forum simply doesn’t get much activity, and the members that are active are too busy to contribute to such a thread.

These days, most people prefer to have convos about animation on sites like Discord, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Unfortunately, all of those places have their problems. I’ve run several moderately successful Discord servers in the past, but the IAD one I launched back in late December-early January barely got any activity and was eventually deleted. Most of my friends are on Twitter and respond quickly to my posts, but the 280-character limit is still meager. Then there’s Tumblr, which is…honestly the same deal as Twitter. You do get a bigger character limit, for what it’s worth. Facebook is such a cesspool that I don’t bother with it, period.

The other theory I have is that these CDotWs were started at a bad time. School starts in the United States soon, and people who are in high school or college probably don’t have time to contribute discussion to an animation thread!

Now…as for what OutOfOdor is doing wrong…I do feel they're a bit too pushy on wanting people to comment. To me it feels like guilt-tripping, which I absolutely despise.

Because of these factors, I think that these CDotWs should be reduced to once a month. That’s more reasonable for the hectic schedule some members have.
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If you have any questions or rebuttals about these points, please reply.
nickramer
2018-08-28T22:04:14Z
I got a question. If a short (or two) gets inducted to "The National Film Registry" at the end of the year, can it (or one of them) be January's discussion?
PopKorn Kat
2018-08-28T23:43:13Z
Originally Posted by: nickramer 

I got a question. If a short (or two) gets inducted to "The National Film Registry" at the end of the year, can it (or one of them) be January's discussion?



That's up to OutOfOdor, but personally I'd be okay with that, though since most of the shorts inducted are "well-known" among these parts, I'd also like some lesser-known shorts sprinkled in to spice things up.
nickramer
2018-08-29T03:07:52Z
Originally Posted by: PopKorn Kat 

Originally Posted by: nickramer 

I got a question. If a short (or two) gets inducted to "The National Film Registry" at the end of the year, can it (or one of them) be January's discussion?



That's up to OutOfOdor, but personally I'd be okay with that, though since most of the shorts inducted are "well-known" among these parts, I'd also like some lesser-known shorts sprinkled in to spice things up.



Okay. I just hope we don't do a series of Daffy & Speedy cartoon discussions again. How could I forget those needlessly series of threads on the old TTTP forum?
OutOfOdor
2018-08-29T13:57:04Z
Originally Posted by: nickramer 

Originally Posted by: PopKorn Kat 

Originally Posted by: nickramer 

I got a question. If a short (or two) gets inducted to "The National Film Registry" at the end of the year, can it (or one of them) be January's discussion?



That's up to OutOfOdor, but personally I'd be okay with that, though since most of the shorts inducted are "well-known" among these parts, I'd also like some lesser-known shorts sprinkled in to spice things up.



Okay. I just hope we don't do a series of Daffy & Speedy cartoon discussions again. How could I forget those needlessly series of threads on the old TTTP forum?



Fret not, Nicky Nome, because I'm not going to be doing discussions on those, nor the DFE/Format Films/Rudy Larriva Road Runner cartoons.

Actually, I'm willing do the Discussions monthly, since now that you mention it, it would give users more time to post their thoughts. Going it weekly might seem like too little time, considering some user's schedules.

And about discussing a short inducted into the National Film Registry, if any do this year- I will think about it and I'll PM PopKornKat my final decision.
"With all respect to the great mousetrap."- Popeye, "The Spinach Overture" (1935)
eutychus
2018-08-30T21:50:35Z
I tend to agree with PopKorn Kat's post ... that the forum really doesn't get that much traffic and that most of the social media action is happening on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and what have you. The main reason I set up this forum was so that the researchers for the IAD could have a place to discuss things about the website itself. Then once the GAC forums got shut down we offered to have a place for them to congregate again, but the diaspora there proves to thin out the lot too much.

But one thing I learned from doing websites over the years is that you really can't do it expecting people to fawn over you in amazed wonderment and gratitude. You kinda have to do it for yourself and let your own passion for whatever project you're doing drive you. I will try to promote it a bit more on what social media I use, but keep at it and let's see what happens.

I do have a couple of small quibbles about your entries, but I will private message those to you.
PopKorn Kat
2018-08-31T02:22:55Z
By the way, Pat...can ya fix the garbled description for this forum?

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