Why are there so few people in the forum?

Why aren't there more people in the forum?

Poll ended at Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:01 am

The brilliance of the strip leaves everyone speechless.
0
No votes
I'm just here for the sandwiches.
0
No votes
There's sandwiches here?
0
No votes
Everyone does talk about Sandwich World, just not here.
1
33%
I'm a lurker! Not the Starcraft kind.
0
No votes
I'm a lurker! The Starcraft kind.
1
33%
Whenever I read a strip I go catatonic for 24 hours. (Note: This one can only be chosen on the week-end.)
0
No votes
I didn't know there was a forum! (Note: No one can pick this one)
0
No votes
There's plenty of people here. Can't you see them?!
0
No votes
Yes.
1
33%
 
Total votes : 3

Why are there so few people in the forum?

Postby MisterIrony on Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:01 am

I think the answers are fair.
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Postby Symok on Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:14 am

I'd have to say its more becaues of the long time between updates, with no word. I hadn't checked the comic in months until I decided to check my "on hiatus" comic folder a day or two ago.

Its good to see the comic updating again. I'll pop into the forums on occasion to see if anyone else is around, but some comics just don't generate much discussion amongst the readership. (Scatterplot is another great comic that I really enjoyed, but it also had a rather dead forum)
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Postby Korian on Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:51 am

I don't check comics or forums (WoW guild aside) on weekends, so I missed the poll. I think Symok is right in saying the lack of word is preventing the regrowth of the forum population after your long hiatus. Surely there are artists, such as those that have linked to you or been involved in cross-overs, that would pass along a shoutout for you.

Besides, the present story line is generating a lot of "huh?" and "maybe the next strip...", and there aren't many willing to try to out-guess you, especially in a public medium.
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Postby MisterIrony on Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:40 am

I've never been too big on promoting Sandwich World, although when I first started out I signed up for all those "Top 100" popularity lists.

If I can keep up a steady update progress, I think I'll also make an effort to promote the strip somehow.
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Postby Rainbow_epiphany on Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:24 pm

I don't usually look at forums at all, even when I really like the comic, but a friend suggested this strip and its forum to me, so I thought "Why not?" I like the strip, and I like to offer encouragment where it's due.

I think part of the fun of the strip is the element of not really knowing what will happen next. Sometimes it's fun to willingly suspend one's disbelief and just enjoy the fact that anything could happen, however implausible. Unpredictability keeps me coming back for more as the story unfolds.

I don't really have a practical suggestion for boosting forum traffic, but at least you've got one more person through word-of-mouth advertising. Surely that counts for something.
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Postby MisterIrony on Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:45 pm

Woohoo!

Actually, I'm intrigued that it was the strip and the forum that was suggested to you. Nevertheless, it's always nice to actually hear from those I entertain (however briefly)!
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Postby Catherine_Puce on Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:29 pm

Personnatly, I'm a lurker, I sometime post in the forum but I never do it when I have nothing interesting to do. This webcomic hasn't a steady pace. The had hiatus and it's by luck that I recently noticed that there was new strips. This doesn't that this forum is doomed. If we give it a little of time and the webcomic don't fall again in a hiatus, we forum should come back to life.

Oui, j'ai choisi la version de starcraft.

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Postby Korian on Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:13 pm

:: sigh ::
:: sings funny old song that her grandfather used to sing... ::
Where, oh where, are you to-night?
Why did you leave me here all a-looone?

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but you left before I started singing...
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Postby Rainbow_epiphany on Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:08 am

I wonder if he's even heard of that song (I know it well). Maybe if we both sing really loud, he'll hear and come back, at least to get us to stop before we scare off anyone else who visits the forum.
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