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JohnnyP



Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: FREE Forum For New Webcomics! Reply with quote

I'm hosting a free forum for new webcomics below and I could not decide on which comic to host, so I decided to throw myself out there. The forum is relatively new and can be changed due to however many members we get and you want it. Your comic will be featured upon your request and you can move to a better forum or another system of communication whenever you like. I just want to help.

I can make you a moderator when you join and you can control your webcomic forum as you like. Please don't forget to show your comic below to make sure I can put it on my site. Once you have done that - be sure to link your comic to this forum as a link.

Thanks,

JohnnyP


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RustMonster



Joined: 19 Mar 2010
Posts: 587

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand what you're offering us, exactly. It looks like what we have here at TWCL already, only with a lot less traffic. Is that what it is?
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JohnnyP



Joined: 23 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I guess you all don't need another comic forum.
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Kallisti



Joined: 12 Mar 2008
Posts: 709
Location: Der Interwebs

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think he's trying to be antagonistic, he's got a valid question. Your offer doesn't actually make a lot of sense. Generally projects are undertaken either because the creator themselves has a specific desire they wish to fulfill OR because there is a specific need that exists within an already established community. Your new forums don't really fit into either of these categories, so it's a little confusing (to me, at least, and possibly to others) as to what it is you're trying to do.

The only thing I can figure is that you're trying to pull a "Field of Dreams" here - you remember, "If you build it, they will come"? Only that doesn't really work so well on the internet... or in the real world, either.

If you're trying to create your own comic community, with a forum acting as a nexus for a collective or community, you're going to need more to offer than a shiny new forum. Just take a look at the more popular forums... you'll note that none of them (well, maybe Something Awful) started as forums-for-the-sake-of-forums. Take here for example - while to most of us TWCL is an awesome forum, there is also that whole "Webcomic List" thing (it's even in the name) that they do, which is a draw to many others.

Whether the rankings add to the forums or the forums add to the rankings is a different debate, but the point remains. To be the nexus of a community, you need to offer more - free hosting, an advertising system, a podcast, a webcomic or webcomics of your own - something to draw people in and make them want to be a part of the community.

What it sounds like you want to do, after reading and re-reading your post, is to offer your forum up to a number of different webcomics that currently didn't have forums of their own to use your forum as their forum - have it be a centralized forum hub where they could run their own forum for their fans and, at the same time, cross-promote with other artists. Am I right?
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