Being Human (Syfy / BBC)
BSG: Blood & Chrome (Syfy)
Doctor Who (BBC)
No Ordinary Family (ABC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
Other (post 'em below!)
It'd be messy, very messy. Like the Stargate episode general discussion threads; a real pain in the behind to try to read or participate in.
i can appreciate that. maybe a 'all for one' approach doesn't work well. Have a network that has a lot of shows, each show can have its own thread, but have another one that has only 1 popular show and a couple of mediocrely popular shows, they might be lumped
or maybe each show gets its own
I think my point is, it will come down to forum members ot keep things going and active. which means they may likely be the ones to make a thread, but it also means they'll be the ones keeping things going. Let's say that Darren wants to add a non-scifi section full of shows....I would imagine that he'd leave it to fans to make threads - like they do now. Well you guys want them to stay alive and active, you're going to have to do the work to keep them going.
Just a point to think about, the life of a forum comes from its members.
I don't know that I'd even want to see a whole non-SF section with subforums and all, but a single non-SF forum may not be a bad idea. We could just run individual show threads within (a thread for Deadliest Catch, a thread for Mad Men, etc).
I've voiced this want several times in the Suggestions thread. But I thought this thread was only about the discussion of the main page content so I didn't comment about the forum itself.
Anyway, yes a single folder that could be counted as OT (as I could care less about post count) would be great for shows that don't fall into the General S/F folder. Threads for those shows get bumped down by all the other randomness in OT. Stick all those threads in one folder and they'd be easier to find and would hopefully likely generate more discussion in them.
IMO always implied.
Something else I thought of what about this: When you click on the General Sci-Fi and Fantasy section what about having 3 folders in there called TV shows, Movies, Books. Then maybe something similar in the OT section.
I think for the General Sci-Fi and Fantasy section it would help determine what new TV shows are popular and if said show is popular enough to get its own section under SciFi Stream.
One other suggestion I thought of for the future of GateWorld is this: what about once or twice a mouth release a word puzzle (crossword, word search, etc.) on the main page with a title like Here's the Gateworld word puzzle for the month.
What made me thing of that is that I have program where you can create word puzzles like crosswords, word searches and some other word puzzles.
I figure newspapers and some magazines, outside of word puzzle books, have word puzzles why not GateWorld.
I don't know if this is good idea but if it did turn out to be one then I would gladly help out with it.
That being said, if something like this is done I think having a good Demi-Mod or Mod to manage the area would be important. Have a place for a single thread about each show, with no random threads allowed (similar to the Season by Season areas of other shows), makes those go in General OT.
First off, I'd like to say thanks very much to Darren and anyone else who works to keep this site going. I was coming to Gateworld even before it became the incarnation it is now, I think it was the Delphi Forums? Anyway, it is a home away from home for me and lots of others.
I think you might be surprised at how attended a forum for old shows might be. I have attended one that is rather prolific for fic for a Western from the 60s. I'm thinking people interested in these shows may want a comfortable place like Gateworld to discuss them and find others who enjoy them as well. It wasn't until Gateworld that I realized I wasn't the only one who enjoyed whump of my fav characters in a show. ;-)
Anyway, I enjoy the site a lot and feel just do what you have to do to bring people in and keep it alive. I look forward to having this place around for many more years.
Happy Holidays Darren and everyone at Gateworld.
I say keep it simple, focus on Stargate and go into archive mode until news of a new production comes this way.
First, I want to preface this by saying that I've been a fan of Stargate since the beginning and a fan of Gateworld since it's beginning. That said, I've watched far larger, far more advanced sites and concepts become ghost towns and fade away. My advice is, after the end of SGU, if there's no immediate news of anything more Stargate-related to come in the near-term, lock down the site and let it die. Really, websites of this type are already a dying breed and any work you would do on it other than strictly textual content enhancement would serve only to hasten the path to a point of diminishing returns. What made Gateworld a success wasn't that it was the shiniest bauble in the display but rather it's dedication to the cause. Without the cause, it would become just another item on the shelf. I mean, really, much of the site doesn't even work particularly well in more modern browsers. And as Neil Young said, it's better to burn out than to fade away.
I'd suggest finding a new hobby and starting from scratch.
Clear-cut answer: Archive mode **with a twist**
Keep GW oriented on all venues of Stargate, including video games and old episodes. Also, orient it more on what the next step for Stargate will be, including shows, movies, etc. We should focus on continuing Stargate in these forms, and how we can get there, etc.
I am really happy that GW will not be going anywhere, because although I am new, it has become a home to me. I love it here. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, and we engage in great discussions relating to SG. I hope that GW will live on forever, just like Stargate.
Myth makes some very valid points. When Star Trek ended in 2005, a lot of fan sites closed. I used to follow Roswell (1999-02), and all the fan sites basically dried up within a year. I'm not saying close GateWorld, but you should expect a decreased interest from fandom as new, exciting shows crop up.
Which is fine. I suggested changing the site's name to reflect this.