(the wordfiltered .foo is awks but I get why it was added)>>366
The reason I document the process in detail is so Lainons can know that I asked input from people I thought represented the community at the time. This is pretty important for both .there and .here as once upon a time everyone was all at one place but here we are, now divided between two sites.
You cannot deny there's a split and I would be remiss not to address the white elephant in the room. >Why .here?
I touched on this on the original post, the majority of the people that handled and coordinated previous zines have moved over to this site. I wanted to acknowledge that and draw attention to the fact we wouldn't be here without them. No it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows the whole time but I just know things are different now and I'd rather not pretend like nothing happened.
Yes, a zine could have - would have been made without them but there's only so much what-ifs we can think about before we are faced with reality.
Also, thanks for your kind words; I do have a port but I wish to remain somewhat anonymous. I'm not aware of any sticker plans on .here but I wouldn't be opposed to either site using a version of it. >>367
That's an editorial decision that would be made at the time but traffic is traffic. If you want numbers, you can ramp up whatever magic advertising campaign but in the end, quality over quantity and all that.>>368
As far as I know, the editorial team is one unit. Maybe a separate .there edition can work but the decision was made and editors have a finality to their choices. Personally, I don't have a problem with a cover version of .there but if only one edition is allowed it would have to be .here for reasons I mentioned.
Maybe we keep the Lainchan and remove the .there/.here
What about back issues? They are a reflection of the state of Lainchan at the time…
A superficial change may quell things temporarily but the actual problem is much deeper than a cover change. But I'm hoping lainons are able to discuss and realize what the actual problems are and what really matters to them in the end. (judging by the .there thread it seems it's happening at some level which is obviously a good thing)
I appreciate my post was relayed but if contributors would like to speak with me, just know that I don't control what gets published in the end. I don't have a magic bullet solution either but we can certainly talk about it .here since this thread is already up in /cult/