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2007 Post Mortum

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:23 am
by Zortic
It's time for the WCCA planning committee to start discussing what did and didn't work this year and I'd like to open the discussion up to the rest of you. So other than examining the categories (which we'll do later) and complaining that you didn't get nominated, what do you think worked well this year and what would you have liked to see done differently?

Also, if you're willing to help make the WCCAs better, please contact me about joining the WCCA planning committee. There are several open executive positions where we really need help.

Mark Mekkes

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:40 pm
by AFCErik
I think the web site could be jazzed up a bit. Include some graphics or images or something that make it look like it has something to do with comics. Right now, it's kind of plain. Doesn't look like a fun comic site.

The Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards text banner blends too much with the background.

I'm not the one to give good jazzing up suggestions, unfortunately (my site is way too plain as well). But, maybe you could solicit some art from some of the members.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:09 am
by ShardZ
For the record, I suppose I'll resubmit for the committee's consideration the practice of making individual sections, most easily on the forum, for creators and fans to link or post specific suggestions for the various nominations--to help expand the so-called playing field. Yes, there are a lot of categories (and there will apparently be more) but you have to start somewhere, right?

Oh, and congratulations to the committee for getting the final vote count in time for the ceremony. :)

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 1:35 am
by Noir
As someone who has only dipped in on occassion from a comic that won something I find frustrating is that there is not a simple straightforward listing that gives award - comic name - link for everything. One of the ways that I pick up new comics is the webcomic and buzzcomic lists and that is possible because they are easy to scan quickly - the lack of any equivelant on the awards has always prevented me from doing the same with those.

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 10:59 am
by ShardZ
You mean like this, noir?

There may be ways of looking at each year's "results" (like the above) rather than the more convoluted "ceremony" list that has been in place in recent years. They were made, I think, but replaced with the ceremonies as they were created.

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:46 am
by Noir
That is exactly what I looked for. I just found the award ceremonies bit rather tedious (like most real award ceremony). The problem is that most people like myself are only really interested in who won, but ceremonies are designed by people who think the competition or the ceremony is the interesting bit, which is fine but there really ought to be both options.

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 4:28 am
by ShardZ
I agree, noir. The ceremonies are nice for (sometimes) providing a nice bit of artwork from each comic, but other than that, it's quite a bit to slog through.

Looking again at the link I gave earlier, it seems that all the results pages, except for 2006, can be accessed by plugging the year into the url. It doesn't mean much right now, but at least the 2005 and 2007 ceremony pages can be bypassed that way. Hopefully the url format will remain the same for future years (unlike the forums).

Maybe I'll be able to find that 2006 page somewhere...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:00 pm
by Sasjhwa
I was a presenter this year (Outstanding Web Design) and found the process fun and easy. I've also consistently received hits on my web page from it since it went up.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:44 pm
by ShardZ
It's not that there's anything wrong with the ceremony, Sasjhwa; it has it's usefulness, and of course it gives a special touch to the WCCAs. And of course, more readership for presenters is awesome!

It's just that the process of hunting through literally dozens of clicks/backups and page after page of scrolling can be far from enjoyable if you just want several deemed-worthy-by-their-peers titles to scan through quickly.