I don't usually want to draw a lot of attention to myself, but that can't be helped in this instance, so I put on my name and trip and everything.
As it says on the tin, I'm primarily propping this thread up to promote a personal site of mine dedicated at least in part to talking about matters related to THP. Now, before you run away, this isn't meant to be a bunch of opinion pieces from some doofus who happens to be a janitor. Some who have been around might have heard me talking about a project to document THP for the benefit of newbies and otherwise. Well, this is where that project has ended up.
That's why the first post I want to present publicly is dedicated to a very important topic for the health of the site: tagging. You might have noticed that a lot of stories in the Story List are missing tags. There is a solution to this, but I can't promise it's a trivial one. Still, it's important that we get as many people as possible contributing to this cause, so I took the liberty of writing out a little guide to how tagging works in a rough fashion. I've also tried to explain a little bit of the rationale behind why tagging is important for the site. Check it out at the link below.
I will be periodically posting entries like this for the benefit of the community. There might also be occasional opinion pieces for the morbidly curious. Rather than trying to integrate comments or such Web 2.0 inanity, I'd prefer to use this thread for discussion and feedback. Feel free to tell me if I've got my facts mixed up or whatever. If there's something more private to discuss, find me on Discord or send an e-mail to the address on the front page of my site.
>>16755 I'm not sure I'd call any of those posts very in-depth, myself. And, well, anyone can do any of the things I've brought up; that's generally the point I was trying to make. In fact, others a) realising that they can do it and b) directly getting involved are pretty key parts to some of those things even working at all. So, I'll take the compliment all the same, but I suppose I would still say I've done nothing particularly special. I've just been one of a few who give half a toss.
I think one potential issue with this idea is that it may be difficult to find stories that fit the criteria you've described. Seriously, if you go on the story list, select only "completed" stories, and then filter out anything more than a few threads long or that is a side-story to something else or a short, there aren't many stories left, and many of those that do remain are by authors that get talked about a lot anyway (like Teruyo, YAF, Kizin).
>>16761 Right. I hadn't checked recently, so I'd sort of forgotten the state of the completed stuff.
Not that it really matters that much. The criteria themselves are more an ideal than anything firm. If it's not doable with all of them, then we'll discard whatever necessary until we agree on something. In this case, I guess the story chosen need not be completed. Of course, if we're going to go with something incomplete, then I'd probably add the stipulation that it should ideally be something that has more than a handful of updates.
And, well, I'm also willing to loosen the thread limit as long as we can come to something reasonable; it still shouldn't be anything approaching ten threads or longer.
Did you know THP had a birthday yesterday? Happy fifteenth, THP. I'm sorry I couldn't do anything.
Anyway, I started this post a while back and meant it to be something of a long 'user's manual' sort of thing, but that got pretty tiresome. I ended up retooling it to be a lot more concise, mostly because I didn't feel it needed to instruct as much as bring attention to things. With any luck, I'll have brought some previously unnoticed things to someone's attention.