The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby Warlike Swans » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:12 pm

gote wrote:it just seems to me that most of the smaller communities (i.e. not youtube or the Org) are primarily composed of a single race or maybe it's just the language, but it's not about race as much as it is the communities that are seemingly divided by race.


"Race" and "nationality" are not synonyms. When I said it was totally the wrong word, trust me, I was right.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby CodeZTM » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:25 pm

State of the Flapper

Well, it's now about 2 months since I began "The Lip Flapper". Thanks for all the support. I really appreciate it! :3

Now, I'm currently about to begin midterms. Thankfully, "The Lip Flapper" has enough material to continue production during this time. Next week should be especially eventful [one post a day for our 4-part panel, as well as the AMV Review on Friday!].

However, post-midterms, I'm going to start implementing a few changes with the lip flapper to make it more user friendly (as well as to save a little time on my end as well). The first big change is going to be that "The Lip Flapper" is going to begin being produced in a PDF format available for download. I feel like formatting the forum posts each week is becoming a hassle, and having an InDesign template that I can copy/paste each week will make this more easy. Plus, this will allow for easy reading on mobile devices as well as with saving copies should that interest you. I plan on formatting prior interviews in this format, but only once I've really gotten everything kicked off and running effectively. I'm still searching for a logo designer if anyone is interested!

I also plan to squash the idea for surveys. Unfortunately, my "test" survey did not go very well. It did not have enough data to be statistically relevant (I see this as a recurring issue), and I feel like it wouldn't make for a good editorial anyway.

While reviews, panels and interviews are currently the only 3 production plans at the moment, I have several plans in the future. None of these are in "perfect" planning condition at the moment, but I do think that they should be viable at the conclusion of Project OrgEditor Season 2 (when I will have time to properly dedicate to them). Let's just say that they may involve YouTube if I can get the project off the ground and actually get editors to go through with it. [Luckily, I have Re-Evolution friends that may humor me long enough. XD] However, these will likely only be "monthly" editions due to their high level of production time required.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby kireblue » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:34 am

I was thinking that the lip flapper threads should probably have their own sub forum under general AMVs. If not, they'll eventually take up the entire general AMV forum.

It would also be nice of the sub forum had 2 locations, or a "shortcut location" (like how the VCA thread is under the org supported contest forum, and under Anime Music Videos category on the main page).
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby gotegenks » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:42 pm

people wouldn't notice the lipflapper as much and it would be relying on DEDICATED fans not just passersby that are like "oh hey, i liked the last one, let's skim through this"

them taking up the general forum is the general forum's fault, code uploads once or twice a week not everyday (save for this week) so i don't think a subforum is a good idea.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby kireblue » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:36 pm

gote wrote:people wouldn't notice the lipflapper as much and it would be relying on DEDICATED fans not just passersby that are like "oh hey, i liked the last one, let's skim through this"

them taking up the general forum is the general forum's fault, code uploads once or twice a week not everyday (save for this week) so i don't think a subforum is a good idea.

I see your point.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:28 pm

Out of sight, out of mind. It didn't work so well for the "Recommended AMVs" forum, if you'll recall.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby CodeZTM » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:29 pm

I appreciate the thought though. :3

Hopefully, one of these days I might be able to make it on the interviews section on the main page though. Although I'd probably still do discussions here as well. :)

My last midterm is tomorrow, so hopefully I can start work on the template design early and might be able to execute prototype designs in early March. Still, no official release date on that yet.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby Rendakor » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:29 pm

I'm wondering if putting these into PDFs is going to have similar readership problems. Maybe I'm unique in my hatred of them, though.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby CodeZTM » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:47 pm

Rendakor wrote:I'm wondering if putting these into PDFs is going to have similar readership problems. Maybe I'm unique in my hatred of them, though.


Is there something wrong with PDFs? I ask this seriously, because I want to make sure that I don't turn off everyone, and I might be able to make a RTF format too.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby gotegenks » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:41 am

oh, that's a good point i didn't think about that...

maybe you can paste the meat of the articles in the topic still, but not feel the need to format so nicely anymore since you have the pdfs?
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby Rendakor » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:32 am

It's mostly personal preference (and I'm just a noob so I don't assume to speak for the majority here) but having to download something or open it in another program is just a turn off. PDFs are the worst example thereof, as they take forever to load. -_-;;
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby Nya-chan Production » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:54 am

inb4 Chrome (and others might have it too, not sure) having native pdf reader support.
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:21 am

as for "archiving" the lipflapper series, it's not that hard to keep the readership, you could just keep the 3 or 4 most recent ones in the general amv, and then archive the older ones to it's own forum section, keep the main thread in general amv linking to all the articles, maybe sticky it (if it hasn't been stickied already).
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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby Fall_Child42 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:46 pm

Dear CodeZTM,

You should interview inthesto (currently pinkie pie here on the org)
He is a long time community member and has contributed many invaluable things throughout his illustrious AMV editing career.

TIA,

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Re: The Lip Flapper: Main Thread

Postby CodeZTM » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:11 pm

Fall_Child42 wrote:Dear CodeZTM,

You should interview inthesto (currently pinkie pie here on the org)
He is a long time community member and has contributed many invaluable things throughout his illustrious AMV editing career.

TIA,

FallChild42

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I'll do some research into his past works and contributions and perhaps consider him for a future interview. (I admit, I'm not familiar with his work. If you have some good selections to offer, shoot them to my pm box.)
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