I hope AP becomes a proper fansite again and not a mini wiki. Goodluck all, be nice to see the result.
I agree however, that luring casual readers into a central site is good idea, if only getting them started into contributing to the community.
But hey, what's the point in me making an effort for you guys? I've done more than my fair share for this community and been mostly ignored every step of the way so what's the point in even trying?
I may as well link my upcoming project thread in here anyway so when I announce those, I can at least prove I tried first :P http://apforums.net/showthread.php?t=25904
Last edited by PirateBeck; January 18th, 2010 at 05:35 AM.
I've shed a single salty tear for you as I play the world's tiniest violin between my thumb and index finger.I've done more than my fair share for this community and been mostly ignored every step of the way so what's the point in even trying?
Last edited by PirateBeck; January 18th, 2010 at 07:08 AM.
why don't you help contribute with these guys when they need more help. Like you said yourself, it's hard to do on your own. I'm sure one of these guys knows html. great minds think alike, right.
you should add the One Piece Wiki and The Alabasta Kingdom (once it's started) to the links on the site ^^
Unify the fandom? Screw that! I want One Piece's fanbase to stay as small and insular as possible!
If it ever became successful it would start to suck!
Imagine if the average person knew about it, and actually suppoted its domestic release! Then I wouldn't be an elitist who samples only from illegal bootleg copies anymore, I would be a common shlub, and there is no joy in that!
robby's post lies between humorous and precisely how I feel.
Something about DBZ lost its charm for me when people walking down the street could name the blondies on my t-shirt.
It's fun to be into something where the people that know, know.
I proudly wore my DBZ t shirt until one day these snot nosed kids at my apartment got all excited over it. I hid it in my drawer never to be seen again. I agree. Wanting to be like Naruto can not be a good thing. :P
you all know that OP is damn successful?
it`s not an unknown manga which could be seen as a tip for manga-lovers.
i know that you aren`t going around and everyone knows the story and stuff, but most of the people at least heard something about it but still don`t bother to get as much infos as possible(like addicted like us do)..they just stay with the manga or the anime...
so in my opinion the fanbase will just increase with those, who found out recently that this series exists via anime ...
so no worries, it won`t be increasing into a number, like every moron is behind naruto...but so far most of those who actually like OP stay with it for a while and than see that it`s rly good.
The epic battle of BusterCall vs. Don is decided !!!
And the results are 3:2 for Don..
It's nice to see people be passionate about something and actively try to reach out to new audiences.
And you can't criticise this, seeing as none of you pay to use this forum or the other sites, nor will it affect your lives in any way if you choose to ignore it. People aren't going to come up to you and force something down your throat. So if you are going to bitch and moan, think about what a massive dickhead you are instead.
Good luck to you guys, hope your plans work out.
I disagree, I want OP to hit DBZ levels in America. The series deserves such exposure and would make being a fan more convenient if you could go in plenty of stores and walk out with OP goods which you could promptly get buried under in case of an earthquake.
... I somehow managed to lose most of my DBZ shit, which puzzles me.
In all seriousness though, I'm with you in wishing OP more exposure here in the West. First of all because it's just a great piece of entertainment and art and Oda deserves every shred of recognition and of course the comfort aspect mentioned by you.
If it means we partly lose our status as an "isolated" and "in-the-know" group, so be it. We can always find other groups or subcultures to be part of, where we can then show disdain for outsiders.
Now that that's out of the way, I'm going to sit in my vintage lounge-chair, ironically smoke a pipe and listen to this really awesome indie band on my record player. You probably haven't heard of them, they're not mainstream.
Last edited by S7evin; January 18th, 2010 at 02:48 PM. Reason: This edit brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department
It's an interesting project. Though i wonder how it will work. The podcast already discusses stuff we have in the numerous threads here (plus a few extras). We have a general section for news.
I feel there are so much duplicated informations. What could be confusing for the guys you want to reach is, "where will they get all the informations they need/want?".
Think about it... During the last Jump festa many users were confused about where to get gregs recap. "On the podcast or here on apf?" "Where do i get it all?"
Now this project wants to link all the sources and you will have to deal with redundancy. How do you plan to solve that problem? Also... The last jump festa showed me that the news were spread on apf and the podcast. Wouldn't it be a greater issue with your project? What if one post it on A make a little summary on B and a single sentence on C?
Wouldn't that mean that both side will have more work? The contributors to link their news correctly and reach everyone and the readers to search and reassemble all the informations?
The real issue is "what will be on the blog and how do you plan to avoid confusion?"
Last edited by MagneticMonkey; January 18th, 2010 at 04:36 PM.
That's entirely my fault. I wasn't able to type up the information as fast as I wanted to and there was a huge delay. I'm sorry about that but it was a hectic week going back and forth between Tokyo and Fukui not once, but twice O_o My bad.Think about it... During the last Jump festa many users were confused about where to get gregs recap. "On the podcast or here on apf?" "Where do i get it all?"
What you did was already insane. But this is bound to happen in future if you (or someone else) go to these events... How to inform the fans properly?
I recall you saying on the podcast that you will reserve some informations for the podcast to help them grow or whatever.
My main issue is the split of informations we might have. On your website here on the forum and on the podcast... Then there will be the blog... This might generate more work and confusion than having everything in one place.
Last edited by MagneticMonkey; January 18th, 2010 at 05:30 PM.
i thought that was the point of the blog. to tell you what's going on and to direct you to where all the info is.
ex: Jan 18th 7:30pm
All those interested in the Jump Fiesta, Greg will be posting updates as they come, via
"gregs url.com" If you would like to wait a few days, we will be having a pod cast of jump fiesta on Jan 20th at 8pm Pacific time. We will have all the information gathered by then, and will let you know everything that went on.
that works for me.
I made this terrible username almost 6 years ago!
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