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Old April 24 2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Not sure if this has been posed in awhile or what if any answer was given.

Maybe a short thread.

With 2 active threads for Marvel and DC comics themselves
Individual movie tracking threads for:
Iron Man 3
Thor Dark World
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers 2
Ant-Man
General Phase 3 MCU news
Man of Steel
JLA speculation thread
Next Bat film speculation thread

plus the sure to follow Review threads which run parallel for a few weeks

I'd wager threads like Warners Animation news, individual DC solo DDVD projects would have threads.

The SHIELD TV show would have a thread.
Arrow show on CW thread moved here.

The sure to happen next wave of ongoing Marvel cartoons would have threads.

Action Figure or Video game news. I know Misc has a general action fig thread but that's dominated by Star Wars talk.

Perhaps discussion of other comics as well outside DC/Marvel? Maybe not, my Valiant thread died so this board may not have much broad interest beyond the Big 2.

Is it time for a Comic Book related Sub-Forum? The front page or two usually has several at any given time very active.
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Old April 24 2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Considering some of the sub-forums we have, one for such a huge part of fandom makes sense.
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Old April 24 2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Most of the threads you listed are for movies, not comics. you'd end up with a lot of duplicate threads between sf/f and a comics subforum because of that.
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Old April 24 2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

It would be for "related" to comics. So you wouldn't have redundancy. If someone out of habit put a Flash movie tracking film in the regular SF&F forum it would get moved to the Comic Book Movie/TV/comics sub-forum.

I think the reason we only have 2 lump threads for all of Marvel/DC may be that we haven't had the space to try a Bat family thread, Supes family thread, Avengers related type discussion threads.

I could see people having first time viewing or rewatch threads for Lois&Clark, Smallville, Flash. Superfriends retro talk. Best comic themed avatar threads.

Related, not specifically the books themselves.

For comparison sake: Dr.Who has a forum and the contents of comics covers as much and produces more than just Dr.Who and Torchwood. BSG and Stargate have active sub-forums but no new content. I'm not saying any of those come down, I participate in the SG one. Just saying there is constantly new content for Comic related material and interest in discussion of said content.
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Old April 24 2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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Ya BSG and Stargate sub-forums should be removed.
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Old April 24 2013, 11:48 PM   #6
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

I always thought there should be a RIP sub-forum. There's 3 or 4 ongoing threads usually and it's not getting cancelled anytime soon.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:44 AM   #7
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

I'm not into segregation or ghettoisation.
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Old April 25 2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

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I could see people having first time viewing or rewatch threads for Lois&Clark, Smallville, Flash. Superfriends retro talk. Best comic themed avatar threads.
I'd do a Smallville rewatch thread, but I'd only go up to Season 3. Season 4 if people demanded it. Past that, when Clark graduates from High School, is right out.
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Old April 26 2013, 01:32 AM   #9
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

I have brought this up in "Questions, Suggestions and Feedback", but there didn't seem to be any interest on the part of the mods.

A comic book and superhero forum would make a hell of a lot more sense here than the "Sports and Fitness" forum ever will. I don't think that I've ever even gone into that forum.
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Old April 26 2013, 01:58 AM   #10
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Here is a list of currently active threads that concern comics and superheros.

Iron Man 3 Discussion/Photos/ETC.
Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!
Ant-Man: Info, Pics, Rumors, Casting and Details till release
Green Arrow (CW)
"Iron Man 3" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)
Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)
X-MEN: Days Of Future Past (Casting, Rumors, Pics till release)
Marvel Now/ReEvolution Ongoing Discussion (Spoilers)
Avengers 2 News, Rumors, Etc. Pictures until release...
DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
Marvel planning Guardians of the Galaxy movie!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier pre-release thread
Daredevil back to Marvel Studios?
Thor 2 -Movie Discussion, News, Interviews, Pics till release 2013
Phoenix Comic-Con 2013 has quite the lineup of Sf/F actors and writers
Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers
Why is DC so far behind Marvel in terms of movies?
Ant-Man and Dr. Strange part of Marvel Cinematic Universe phase 3
Buffy season nine discussion thread
Superman:Unbound and Flashpoint DTV
Fantastic Four reboot-- Casting, Rumors, Pix, ect;
"Amazing Spider-man 2" discussion
Smallville Season 11, it"s happening...
Is Batman crazy?
Nolan now in total control, and Bale will return as Bats
what's next for Marvel (movies)?
WOLVERINE director search down to 8
Dark Horse to adapt George Lucas' original Star Wars screenplay
Young Justice, Green Lantern return January 5th
The Walking Dead Season 3
Race + Comics: On Green Lantern’s Near-Death Experience
New live action "Turtles"?
Netflix is now streaming a ton of Cartoon Network and DC Comic shows
Bruce Timm Steps Down As WB Animation Supervising Producer
Kick-Ass 2 -Movie Discussion, News, Interviews, Pics. ect.

And this is with active thread consolidation concerning topics dealing with the weekly releases of the Marvel and DC comics themselves.
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Old April 26 2013, 02:00 AM   #11
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

What other forum should the sports and fitness forum be merged with for concision?

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Old April 26 2013, 02:15 AM   #12
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

I've personally saw a good argument for it for quite awhile. It would include both the comics and the adaptations (movie and television) from them. Out of all possible options for a subforum, it would be the best (but that doesn't necessarily mean there's a need for subfora).
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Old April 26 2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Thanks for chimming in Alidar. I could not recall this being discussed recently and didn't think to look in the QS&F forum, sorry, so I hope that these aren't that close together in terms of inquiry.

What would constitute a need for the creation of sub forum? Number of threads? Activity of threads? As I said in my OP I'm not advocating for the removal of any other sub forum. I only used BSG and SG as examples. I participated in BSG with a rewatch thread last year and currently have one in SG so I'm not asking for removal. I used to hit the Sports one more frequently but I digress.

Is there a frequency with which the mods have discussion about the creation of new sub forums. What criteria was discussed for not creating one if brought up?

I was only trying to think of a way to streamline the SF&F forum by starting this thread. Thanks.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:06 PM   #14
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Re: Comic Book Related Sub-Forum in SF&F?

Honestly, I think the biggest concern about whether or not to have a subforum is whether discussion of this particular topic is drowning out discussion of other topics. The worst thing to happen is to have a subforum and then find the regular forum is now dead.

Right now, superhero movies just happen to take up the bulk of our conversation here. There are several sci-fi movies coming out about now that I haven't seen any discussion of. If those were being drowned out, it would be different. I guess the question is whether those threads would see some light if there were a subforum. The other question is would there be more discussion of print media comics if there were a subforum.

Like I said, I'm in favor of one. There's just a lot of concerns any time you add something new.
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Old April 26 2013, 08:09 PM   #15
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Honestly, I think the biggest concern about whether or not to have a subforum is whether discussion of this particular topic is drowning out discussion of other topics. The worst thing to happen is to have a subforum and then find the regular forum is now dead.

Right now, superhero movies just happen to take up the bulk of our conversation here. There are several sci-fi movies coming out about now that I haven't seen any discussion of. If those were being drowned out, it would be different. I guess the question is whether those threads would see some light if there were a subforum. The other question is would there be more discussion of print media comics if there were a subforum.

Like I said, I'm in favor of one. There's just a lot of concerns any time you add something new.
After Earth with Will Smith for example? I know I'm trying to decide just how interested in that I am.

I appreciate your response and perhaps the next time the mods meet it can be re-evaluated using the points you made.

I personally don't think the sub-forum would die as, if nothing else, the related TV/Movie projects for the foreseeable few years would keep it active. I see the possible concern though for the regular forum. If I understand you correctly it's possible the abundance of the comic material "forces" people to scan the other threads and perhaps chime in there as well when they might not if there were a comic sub forum?

The main flow of the forum would then make the show threads for Fringe, Defiance, Walking Dead, Warehouse 13 etc stand out more on the top page or two? Other re-watch threads as well? The question is just, would people still participate? I think they would as there is lots of crossover. It might drop some but not be on life support I'd think.

Thanks again!
Unless another mod wants to chime in or someone else has an idea I'm fine with the thread locking.
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