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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1066421#msg1066421
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2013, 04:59:52 PM »
An individual board for newsletter, probably under Forum News and Announcements. I honestly don't like how newsletter-related threads are occupying General Discussion board now.
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1066450#msg1066450
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2013, 05:52:53 PM »
An individual board for newsletter, probably under Forum News and Announcements. I honestly don't like how newsletter-related threads are occupying General Discussion board now.
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Not even a sub-forum?
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1066498#msg1066498
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013, 07:51:40 PM »
An individual board for newsletter, probably under Forum News and Announcements. I honestly don't like how newsletter-related threads are occupying General Discussion board now.
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Not even a sub-forum?
^This. A sub-forum wouldn't clutter up the front page but would make it easier to organize/post newsletters and nomination threads. (Reminds me of 12Realms, when ScaredGirl put a subforum in the literary board because the story was becoming very large.)
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1066816#msg1066816
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2013, 02:58:27 PM »
The News and Announcements board is there for being seen. A child board would further clutter up the look of the forum main page, which is already very full. I've noticed it's hard for most newbies to navigate themselves even with our welcoming PM, so if anything I'm looking to reduce the number of child boards. Worst of all though, the newsletters would get less views if they weren't in the News and Announcements main board, and that would be a great shame since they're so well constructed.
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1066826#msg1066826
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2013, 03:49:11 PM »
any fix for them cluttering GE board though? They are like getting out of control.
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1090797#msg1090797
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2013, 12:55:09 AM »
Posting to follow the thread.

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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1090802#msg1090802
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2013, 02:20:26 AM »
There may already be a way to do this but is there a way to make the newsletter fit on the screen without the side scrolling bar?

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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1090841#msg1090841
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2013, 11:14:51 AM »
There may already be a way to do this but is there a way to make the newsletter fit on the screen without the side scrolling bar?

As of right now, the only way I know of "fixing" this issue is by quoting it and bringing it into a PM to preview -without- the spoiler.
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1102550#msg1102550
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2013, 09:50:16 AM »
Heyho Shrinkie. I wanted to post this since almost half a year and always forgot. So it is basically a critique that has nothing to do with minor changes you made, but with the original newsletter:

Basically, 80% of the newsletter are just "facts". Events: x is going on, y has begun. Tournaments: x won, then y won, then z won. And so on and so on. Now, I really think it's good to have this kind of stuff in the newsletter, but I also think that can't be all, because noone takes joy out of reading that. My favourite part is probably the interview, I always read everything there. Card and deck idea of the month are cool too, but that's it. So I'd kind of wish for a bit more of actual content. Of course, I can imagine just how much work it is for you already, so what I'm suggesting is the following:

a) Hire someone (unoffically, not as a staff title of course) who writes a monthly column. This could be a "Rage thread of the month" (This was my first idea and I still find it to be the funniest one, however people might get offended :p), where said person writes about what really pissed him off in this community last month. Alternatively and less risky, the exact opposite: A monthly column where said person writes random stuff about what good things happened to him in this community. (For example, "event x is really fun because of y, thanks so much z for coming up with it", or "player x is such a fair sportsman, he let me replay a match where y happened, we should all learn something from him blabla")
So yeah, stuff like that. Just so we'd have a bit more to actually read. Probably unsurprisingly, I'd be willing to do it btw. :p (I still prefer the rage version though, we could call it "Ze monthly German rage")

b) This might be the case anyway, but if it is, few people know it: Please state that everyone can basically send in anything Elements-related, and if it's cool it will appear in the newsletter. For example a self-drawn Elements related picture - both painted or RL - elements lore, crazy elements screenshots, even some statistical calculations relevant for pvp, and so on. Because the problem is, if you create, for example,  a "monthly screenshot" section, sooner or later people will stop sending something in. So in my opinion, you should give the readers these options and if something cool is sent in you post it and if not, there simply won't be a screenshot/art/... section in that respective newsletter.

'kay, just my ideas. Let me know what you think! Sorry for the bad English, wrote this in a hurry. ^^

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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1102578#msg1102578
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2013, 11:37:08 AM »
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Heyho Shrinkie. I wanted to post this since almost half a year and always forgot. So it is basically a critique that has nothing to do with minor changes you made, but with the original newsletter:

Basically, 80% of the newsletter are just "facts". Events: x is going on, y has begun. Tournaments: x won, then y won, then z won. And so on and so on. Now, I really think it's good to have this kind of stuff in the newsletter, but I also think that can't be all, because noone takes joy out of reading that. My favourite part is probably the interview, I always read everything there. Card and deck idea of the month are cool too, but that's it. So I'd kind of wish for a bit more of actual content. Of course, I can imagine just how much work it is for you already, so what I'm suggesting is the following:

Subjectivity could get me into troubles, but I like where this is headed.

a) Hire someone (unoffically, not as a staff title of course) who writes a monthly column. This could be a "Rage thread of the month" (This was my first idea and I still find it to be the funniest one, however people might get offended :p), where said person writes about what really pissed him off in this community last month. Alternatively and less risky, the exact opposite: A monthly column where said person writes random stuff about what good things happened to him in this community. (For example, "event x is really fun because of y, thanks so much z for coming up with it", or "player x is such a fair sportsman, he let me replay a match where y happened, we should all learn something from him blabla")
So yeah, stuff like that. Just so we'd have a bit more to actually read. Probably unsurprisingly, I'd be willing to do it btw. :p (I still prefer the rage version though, we could call it "Ze monthly German rage")

Okay, this exact column may not happen, but I have an idea that I think you would settle for.

b) This might be the case anyway, but if it is, few people know it: Please state that everyone can basically send in anything Elements-related, and if it's cool it will appear in the newsletter. For example a self-drawn Elements related picture - both painted or RL - elements lore, crazy elements screenshots, even some statistical calculations relevant for pvp, and so on. Because the problem is, if you create, for example,  a "monthly screenshot" section, sooner or later people will stop sending something in. So in my opinion, you should give the readers these options and if something cool is sent in you post it and if not, there simply won't be a screenshot/art/... section in that respective newsletter.

I welcome all things that get sent to me regarding each of the sections right now. But, it's usually not the case that I receive things.

'kay, just my ideas. Let me know what you think! Sorry for the bad English, wrote this in a hurry. ^^

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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1102583#msg1102583
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »
Get a humor section. ;D We all like humor, yes.
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Re: NewsLetter Feedback http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=46533.msg1102623#msg1102623
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2013, 02:00:08 PM »
Get a humor section. ;D We all like humor, yes.

Have an artist do comics.  Monthly elements comics would be hilarious.  Could have separate story lines and such going on.
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