Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

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Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

Post by fat meloe! » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 am

I understand that creating new articles for it might be time-consuming or problematic, but how I wish there were more!

If my eyes are correct, the Planet's top users (you know who you are) are making many exciting new projects and dealing with new species, and summarizing that 5-page forum thread will make it more understandable and nutritious.

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Re: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

Post by bekateen » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:26 am

fat meloe! wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 am
I understand that creating new articles for it might be time-consuming or problematic, but how I wish there were more!

If my eyes are correct, the Planet's top users (you know who you are) are making many exciting new projects and dealing with new species, and summarizing that 5-page forum thread will make it more understandable and nutritious.
You've made an astute observation: The rate of production of articles seems very slow.

Keep in mind that all the content here has accumulated - built up in layers like sedimentary rock - over almost 20 years. So at any moment, there isn't a rapid influx of articles. But to your point, the rate probably was faster in the past than it is today. There are several possible reasons for this.
  • When the site was new, the admins had lots to add - ideas and stories swirling in their minds and waiting to be put into words and stories.
  • As time went on, some people have left the hobby or stopped actively writing
  • Other people have started their own websites that also contain content, so new authors have alternate options for publishing their stories.
  • Social media is changing and some of the "content" we expect to find here appears on other platforms like Facebook.
Speaking for myself, I may post a lot, but I haven't written many stories yet. I've only been on PlanetCatfish for about 3 years. Many of the "projects" I report about in my forum posts are still ongoing. I'm not ready to write stories yet about animals I'm still working with. But when I succeed, I plan to write new articles.

Since this topic is on your mind, are there any articles you'd like to see? We are always in need of ideas and content. Who knows, maybe one day you'll have a story on Shane's World. ;-)

Cheers, Eric

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Re: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

Post by fat meloe! » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:39 pm

I don't have anything specific to add, since fishes are currently not a top priority. It was only a casual suggestion, after all.

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Re: Shane's World is getting old/stagnant

Post by Jools » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:29 pm

Well, things get old. However stagnant probably means nothing fresh coming in, and that's true. I think I have one or two articles I could publish - it's down to time really. It is my intention to freshen up the layout and also make all of the articles in there easier to find.

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