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Old September 17th, 2018, 10:26 AM #61
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Best advice, go with the classic work flow

1) get together with Claymore and any others who want this and and get an idea of what you need the site to do and split it into needs and desireable features that can be added later. work out what you want the site to be called and your preferred domain name.
2) ask someone who is techy what the best way to set up such a site would be.
3) Get the same group to work out what you would like it to look like on the front end and then give it to the guy doing the techy stuff so he can tell you what you need on the backend to make it work
(Very important that last bit otherwise you end up looking like a client I had once who during a lunch break drew up an amazing looking site complete with buttons and asked why I was charging him to do it. My reply: Great work, so when I press this button here it links to the next page. Of course it didn't and wasn't even a link he'd just underlined the text.)
4) work with the techy guy to get what you need up and running. If you can find someone who can do design too great if not be prepared to get on photoshop or find a volunteer. If you're very lucky you might even find someone willing to give you hosting and arrangem the domain name
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Old September 17th, 2018, 05:50 PM #62
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TyrannoRanger wrote: View Post

Dude, you hit the nail on the head. I can sit here and list AMAZING fan facs from this site that will blow your fucking mind and I can only think of 1 that actually finished

Do you want the ultimate crossover between all rangers with proper character development and huge repercussions for the various teams? I got you

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I would pay these guys to come back and finish these fics if I could. OP is right. Fanfic on this site has slowly died over the years. It was actually the reason I stayed on RangerBoard at first
Um, does that offer still stand, TyrannoRanger? Just kidding.

"Ahhhh, after a couple years, I'm here! It's time to get back to the writing!"

Fingers crossed.

To add to the discussion about getting reviews, I've found that reciprocity does work. Baaaaaack in the day (lol), between chapters I'd try and pick out a few pieces to read and comment on. In some cases, you get a thank you from the author, in other cases that author checks out your work.

Building a connection with the readership also helps to get feedback, I've found. At the end of each chapter, I'd give some behind-the-scenes info, answer some questions (kind of like a letters page in a comic book). The interaction might have helped me get some more substantial reviews, though I've had my share of 'Cool update, more plz!'
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Old October 16th, 2018, 02:57 PM #63
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I agree with what has been said here about feedback. I figured my longtime readers would be gone by now, but I was surprised I haven't had any new feedback from new readers... maybe my story looks too daunting to dive into... I dunno. But it does make things difficult when I have no idea what the readers are thinking about what I've posted.

Also, I just caught up with this thread and I think it is a great idea to try and make a PR fanfic archive.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 04:27 AM #64
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I wanted to try my hand with a weekly series like the "Powerless" novel is, but lack of response just made me feel like it wasn't worth it. I still intend to finish it, but it'll be updated more at my convenience now.

I think from now on, I'll simply wait 'till I've finished a story before uploading it.
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Old October 17th, 2018, 10:10 AM #65
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Cameron Samurai wrote: View Post

I wanted to try my hand with a weekly series like the "Powerless" novel is, but lack of response just made me feel like it wasn't worth it. I still intend to finish it, but it'll be updated more at my convenience now.

I think from now on, I'll simply wait 'till I've finished a story before uploading it.
That's the way to go, man. Powerless got re-worked so many times. If I'd thrown something up before I finished it, it'd be a completely different book.

I like what you've put up lately, though. Makes me think...
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ShinySephiroth wrote: View Post

Also, I just caught up with this thread and I think it is a great idea to try and make a PR fanfic archive.
I'd love to be involved in one. It's just a matter of putting the time (and possibly money) into it.
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TheOneRJS200 wrote: View Post

That's the way to go, man. Powerless got re-worked so many times. If I'd thrown something up before I finished it, it'd be a completely different book.

I like what you've put up lately, though. Makes me think...
I've never tried to hold myself to a set schedule. I have a rough outline of the fic, partially to keep a roadmap, but also to keep options open.

Sometimes, as in the latest chapter of Dogfights, something pops in my head - not all of the Tengas made the getaway with Lord Zedd and Rita, and some were left behind.

But it is going to set some tension up between the OC and some of the Rangers...
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Old October 18th, 2018, 10:08 AM #68
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TheOneRJS200 wrote: View Post

That's the way to go, man. Powerless got re-worked so many times. If I'd thrown something up before I finished it, it'd be a completely different book.

I like what you've put up lately, though. Makes me think...
Thanks, I should have known with how confident you are in your scheduling that you'd tightened the bolts on the story before positing it. Sometimes with us writers there's this hard-to-resist urge for "instant gratification"

Thanks for letting me know you like what I have. Gives me some motivation to carry on with it now.
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