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4th Apr 2017, 2:40 PM #1
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Kyo:e: in regards to the hats, I do make an active effort to say "i'm not speaking as a mod here" when I sense ambiguity. But I'm only human. We had mod banners for this express purpose for a while, and people fucking hated them. I do try and be clear, but I'm only human and sometimes I will miss the mark.


When I was a mod, this was what I wanted most of all. 99% of what I said was said as a fellow user, and I know that at least one person left / limited their time here because they took my personal frustration with their conduct as a heavy handed mod thing.

I think that it would be worth testing other variations on it so that people are more okay with it. Because really, mods are members of the community, and will interact with people outside of their capacity as moderators. It's nice to know when that's the case, and when people are saying "It's gone far enough that I need to put my mod hat on and sort this out".

I feel like I can argue with Kyo as fellow user, but I respect Kyo as site owner's ruling if one is laid out.
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4th Apr 2017, 12:36 PM #2
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Some images showing what your current team is capable of would go a long way to generating the kind of enthusiasm that might draw a writer to a (currently) freebie gig.
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25th Mar 2017, 1:51 PM #3
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More than likely, it's an extension of the morality Kyo wants for the site that he owns. Ideally he's given general expectations of the mods, he's chosen mods that he feels are going to carry out those expectations, and then they are left to their own devices within that framework. It doesn't always work, but the ideal solution here is for people to suss out their problems like grown ups and come to a mutually equitable compromise.

That being said, I agree with the poster that this is Kyo's CF. He gets to decide what content he is okay with, and you get to decide if you still want to play here given that. But ultimately he is under no obligation to host stuff that he doesn't want to. It's not about morality, it's about his right as the owner of the site.
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23rd Mar 2017, 9:14 PM #4
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keltyzoid!:this past October, i bought a Han Solo blaster at a costume store, and a guy said to me "do you even know what the name of Han Solo's gun is?" i was like "you mean his blaster?" and he said "yeah, but what's the name of it? dont want people to think youre a fake fan, do you?"


"I'm not really concerned about the opinion of someone who is going to use the term 'Fake Fan', but I'd rather everyone else know that I won't spend the rest of my life in my mom's basement."
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24th Feb 2017, 4:14 PM #5
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Tibbittz:The problem with this logic is that the creator base has presumably outpaced the reader-only base. The site isn't attracting readers who want to subscribe to newer comics, as far as I can tell -- it's attracting creators who want others to subscribe to their comics.


I guess the two points I have to make in response to that are that we had a lot of fellow creators as subs, and that perhaps current creators should be making more of an effort to grow the communal readerbase of CF.

In regards to the former, the amount of people in our sub list who were exclusively readers is likely far less than half. We networked, supported comics we enjoyed, or creators that we wanted to see more of. There are probably a number of subs that I got just because I subbed to their comic, and they felt somehow obligated to return the sub. I can say that I've only ever removed one sub that I can recall, and that was explicitly at the request of the creator who was deeply offended with my calling his comic the George R R Martin equivalent in popularity - in that it wasn't going to be for everyone (but implies that it was great for the people that like what he is putting out). Point being that I've never made my sub to another comic contingent on their subscription to mine, but still ended up with a lot.

As to the second part, I don't know if the environment still supports the idea of converting readers to CF users. I know that we encouraged people to check out CF on a regular basis in our author comments and advertisements, and I recall Mushroom Go getting some flak about having his readers sign up to subscribe. In the end though, the more people who are checking out CF, the more people that might stumble across other people's comics. With guest comics and things of that nature, you show that there are other great comics out there, and I'm fairly certain that we've had readers not only check out other comics that we suggested, but I know for a fact that at least one has supported a creator financially.

I guess what I'm saying is that we had an environment that was very focused on supporting each other and growing the site in general. If you've lost that, and it's something that you think is worthwhile, then maybe people should take steps to move towards it again.
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23rd Feb 2017, 2:43 PM #6
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Epiale:On kind of a similar tangent, I'd like to see old accounts maybe faded out. Like, after several years of no activity wipe them. Not only would it probably free up a good deal of server space, but it would stop older comics from getting weird, inflated sub counts. We legitimately do have comics showing up super high in searches for no other reason than they've been around forever. That's kind of an issue, and, again, is unfair to anyone who hasn't had a comic site on here since the site practically came into existence.


As someone who has an older comic with a fairly decent sub count, I would argue that we earned those subs when CF was a fraction of the size that it was. It should be easier to get more subs now, considering the potential base is probably quite a few times more than what is was when we first started out.


rufiangel: Is it okay for me to ask about what exactly IS the exposure rate for the webcomics on Popular Overall? If you're a creator of one of those and you're reading this thread, would you mind informing us of how much it affected your readership? We don't necessarily need numbers, just letting us know how much it helps boost traffic might give us a better idea of what readership is at stake here. >_>


I can say that before the Popular Overall came out, when it was still the All-Time Popular, and our comic was on the top of the list, we still got very little traffic from CF in general. It was a part of the reason I stopped focusing on getting subs vs just advertising to readers wherever they might be. Admittedly, things are a lot bigger now, and it might have more of an effect, but being on those lists at that time was essentially just for it's own sake. Being recognized on the forums, a sense of accomplishment and a talking point were the only real advantages it offered, I think.

Edit: And if you're not sure how much of an effect the traffic is having, you can find out using Google Analytics, Statcounter or something else to that effect. If you are trying to build a reader base and are advertising, it really helps to find out what draws people in and what pushes people out.

Another Edit: Page views is an unreasonable metric to go by. Pretty sure that every time you refresh your page, you add one to the ticker. It's an easy system to game, and honestly, no one wants to compete with the people who have the time to sit there and refresh like crazy.

Visitors is a little less game-able, but I'm not sure you'd like that option either, if you aren't actively advertising. If it is overall Visitors, I'm pretty sure we'd be back on the top, and this is one that definitely skews towards veteran comics. If it is current visitors, you aren't going to compete with someone spending money on ads unless you are as well.

As for measuring who is bringing interest to CF, I remind you of the Referrals bit under your profile picture (with tongue firmly in cheek).
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19th Feb 2017, 10:34 PM #7
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"I'm sorry, I don't share your beliefs."

Simple, stands against what they are saying, and you can't argue it.

... The I'm sorry portion might be the Canadian coming out in me. ;)
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17th Jan 2017, 3:23 AM #8
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It was more of a problem when we were getting lots of comments, and sometimes comments made on older comics got missed. Generally speaking, anyone who is even remotely active is always happy to connect with a reader.
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9th Jan 2017, 2:08 PM #9
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I'd rather write happy endings, but I find it hard to make a satisfying happy ending. I think bittersweet is probably the closest I get while still being relatively happy with how it went down. It might be because of the stories I'm choosing to tell in the first place though.
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26th Dec 2016, 2:39 PM #10
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Xenocartographer:Yeah, there's... space bagel, Kelty/Babble, inky and her secret love inktrest, and Gryphon and Lee actually got married as a result of CF but that was pretty much before my time.

So yeah, I dunno, maybe the "C" in CF should stand for "Dating".


JRade and Silver Streak married as well.

As for me, I met Skrael while on an old school BBS. I was a mod for MajorMud, she died, so I brought her back to life and then helped her get her stuff. Met up in person for gaming and hung out platonically for a while, lost touch for several years, and then met up again and were dating within a few weeks.

We are celebrating our official 15th wedding anniversary in a couple of days :)
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20th Oct 2016, 11:16 AM #11
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I think it depends on the type of person that you are. If you're in need of hand holding, you're going to struggle. If you're the type that longs for the ability to do things at your own pace, rather than be tied to your classmates' progression, you'll benefit significantly.

My home life was not easy while I was in University, but the fact that I could show up to 2 classes for one course and still pass made a huge difference in my ability to juggle the responsibilities that I was dealing with at the time. It also occasionally meant that I wrote an exam after pulling an all nighter because that was the only time I had enough peace and quiet to study... >.>
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30th Jun 2016, 4:25 AM #12
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If it is the first impression, it's going to put me off. If it's something that happens in the general course, and someone is like "This was not a great page..", then it's fine with me.

I recall saying things like "This is not my best writing" or "This joke just wouldn't come together..." and people would chide me for being down on myself. I pointed out that there were times that I was quite happy with the result, and it's just the course of things. They can't all be winners (unless you're Calvin and Hobbes..), but you just learn from it and move on to the next.
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26th Jun 2016, 5:11 PM #13
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Sounds like you need to stop trying to get something perfect, and just do your thing. When it's all in your head, it's easy to dismiss ideas and get frustrated, but when you've actually been doing it, you have a much better sense of what works.

There were frequent times that I finished a page and thought "Whelp, that's dumb, but at least I'm off the hook for another 1/2 week..", and people responded really positively to it.

And, having done a comic for an extended period of time, I had a lot better sense of what worked, what I enjoyed, and what were significant mistakes (Never split up your duo for a huge number of pages, for example... Splitting up the party is an even worse idea in webcomics than it is in horror movies).

Stop trying to make a perfect story, and just make a story. And then make another, better story.
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9th Jun 2016, 11:22 PM #14
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If it's a story that happens to be NSFW, rather than a NSFW story, I've got no problem with it. I don't keep up on them as well, but I'll generally binge read them every so often.

What does bother me is a comic that hasn't been NSFW, doesn't have the NSFW tag, and then BAM! Boobs in the middle of the screen in a new update.
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30th May 2016, 2:02 PM #15
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I love your art, I'd like to sign up for this. I will get you a reference in a minute, but I want to slot myself in here before the pile on happens :)

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3rd May 2016, 10:21 AM #16
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I tried to be tricksy with one character to throw off the readers who seemed to be guessing everything before it happened, and it just ended up making things confusing in general, and I don't think we ever quite recovered from that.
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29th Apr 2016, 3:16 PM #17
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When someone drew me a new one, or when I felt it was time to go back to the one from WW X :D
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24th Mar 2016, 4:14 AM #18
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ilayas:Do people really use their work computers to look at web comics? That seems like a terrible idea. It's a work computer it probably has all sorts of tracking software on it. Why would you want your bosses to know what websites you enjoy visiting? If I'm going to mess around on the internet while at work (which I do frequently) I use my personal smart phone. Then it's none of their business what I am looking at.


I can't speak for everyone, but I work security, which means I have a loooooot of time between incidents to occupy. Webcomics are one of those things.

As for them knowing what sites I visit, I had to fill out documentation for my clearance level that included sites that I visit. So this is me showing them that I visit sites like Comicfury instead of sites that promote hate and violence :)
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23rd Mar 2016, 11:36 AM #19
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I don't mind if our kids stick around longer. It's better financially for them that way.

My mom's place has always been a safety net for us. My brother decided that he's going to be a doctor, so he's staying there now for the cheap rent while all his money goes towards tuition and the like. Having that as an option allows us greater flexibility in how we pursue bettering our lives. I want to follow in that path for our own kids.
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23rd Mar 2016, 11:12 AM #20
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For me, any comic that even toes the line with regards to nudity is off limits when at work. There is one CF mirror blocked at work already, and I'm not about to risk getting any others blocked for myself or any of the other people who might access it from behind that firewall.

I can definitely understand why people would switch off with any indication that it might not be SFW.

That being said, there might be the potential that people are jumping back into it later on, on a different machine that doesn't have to worry about the NSFW aspect?
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