I was somewhat torn when I saw this:
Dracomax wrote:so...has anyone figured out yet at what point the number of people blitzposting will outnumber the number of people currentposting?
My guess, based entirely on a refusal to collect the easily findable data, is that in about 150 Timeframes, the then-current newpage will be composed entirely of people posting signposts from the past.
It was fun with BlitzGirl. Talent and|or practice met a beautiful idea and the result was highly entertaining.
Now... Epigones I tend to skip.
The blitzgirling thing as an art in itself isn't original anymore and worn out (the Arrival of the Anointed One happened and we are all happy). And the added value of opinions and estimates brought in targetting something >400 newpix ago - howbeit already written, proven false, or both - is rather small.
Please rally to the flag. The thread's about the comic. Not about poster's toplists.
This explains why I've seen a small handful of sigs saying that it's ok to keep posting signposts and other such things. I had figured that someone had probably dissented about how they were off-topic, or rather, necroing long-discarded topics from the depths of the thread, and I've finally reached this discussion.
Currently you are blitzing about three Outside weeks in the past. How much Time will pass until you read this response? Three more weeks? Two weeks? Is this, then, a signpost sent in the past? For the most eligible person to answer are you.
macraw83 wrote:I assume that your comment about "poster's toplists" is intended to mean that we Blitzers are making these signposts in an attempt to boost our post counts, which I can assure you is not the case. That wouldn't even make sense. If I wanted to have tons of posts, I wouldn't be Blitzing and leaving signposts, I'd be participating in the discussion in real-time. And besides, I try to condense a large number of posts into one signpost, also reducing my potential post count. That isn't even a slight motivation for me.
Nah, no offense meant. The "poster's toplist" maybe make the blitzer's quest harder, since some people in the present Time may
tend to post more to push the personal OTT post counter, wether the posts contain any kind of additional value (counting both something funny and a new opinion as additional value, of course) or not.
macraw83 wrote:If you want to skip my signposts, feel free, I won't be offended. I'm sure they aren't the most interesting posts in the One True Thread, and I try to make them obvious as to their true nature for a reason (hello, first 2 lines, "Blitz Progress" and current OTC progress...) as well as including spoilers. The main reasons for me to do them is to provide my feedback on a few PastTopics that I feel particularly strong about (no matter how old), to give me a reason to Blitz and stay true to my quest in the first place, and also to provide some level of OTT-archival service. At one point, during the One True Blitz, there was someone new that popped in and asked for a summary. One quick response was to read through BlitzGirl's signposts, since they were pretty thorough. I don't claim to provide as thorough or interesting summaries myself, and if people feel it is unnecessary I will cut them down even more than I've tried to already.
By the Time you are reading this the world has changed, again. I do not know if it's better or worse than now*
, in the moment I write this statement. I can say that the situation has changed since the moment the discussion started and faded out - three Outside weeks ago, maybe five to six Outside weeks, counting from the moment you'll read this.
This is the ugly thing with the blitzposter's signposts (the pun of signpost
came to my mind just now, sometimes I am that slow): They are mostly artifacts, not part of a living discussion, at least not in a thread as fast as the OTT. It is not advisable to answer to it. They are statements best to be read and then to be left alone, for the poster cannot take part in the discussion. For this very reason, I would apply a much harder post quality requirement for a signpost ("If there would be a 'good posting!' button, would I press it?") than for "common" posts. In this, I may be far out, so it is an individual opinion.
Hopefully, this post - posted despite knowing better - would not restart the discussion. And if - then hopefully without the subliminal anger.
macraw83 wrote:Having read a bit more in this discussion, I feel the majority feels that they belong, so I will keep posting. If you don't want to read them, then just skip over them. If you have a huge problem with them, please send me an PM, as I likely won't see your comments for a week or two. I'd hate to be part of the reason some people might leave the OTT.
Never mind, anyway, I'm still here. Both OTC and OTT are too powerful**
. In fact, with the current situation (heh) and the emotional distance of more than 400 newpix I guess the occational signpost of a blitzer belong
. (Yes, no preposition phrase) And, depending on the "any other business" besides the OTC, I may even read them.*I do not even know from which point of view "better" or "worse" would be.
**Not a perfect match, but I instantly had to think of...:
Arthur: Oh! If you could only understand.
Merlin: You know, lad, that love business is a powerful thing.
Arthur: Greater than gravity?
Merlin: Well yes, boy, in its way... yes, I'd say it's the greatest force on earth.