swkm_mod ([personal profile] swkm_mod) wrote in [community profile] starwarskinkmeme2015-12-20 01:28 pm

Discussion Post!

 For anything and everything that is not considered a prompt or a fill.

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Let the squeeing commence!

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
No. I think it might kill the meme. Well I would love to have more of the prompt still there is no way to ensure that they will be filled with a prompt freeze. I think continuously having new prompts keeps people coming to the meet just to see what they are

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah I agree. The meme has been slowing down and not posting new prompts will only slow it down more.

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Nope to a freeze. It's just confusing.

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
I respectfully disagree with the other anons. I think freezes are perfectly clear if the explanation is given properly (as in, "no new prompts until such-and-such a date, let's focus on filling what prompts we have instead") there's a definitive timeframe so that people KNOW the freeze is temporary, and the freeze doesn't last too terribly long.

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
The whole point of a freeze is to stop the flow of prompts so writers have time to fill the prompts that are already on the post; but this kink meme is so slow that a freeze is unnecessary. At best there's sometimes maybe five new prompts a day. At best. But it's usually fewer. So there's really no point of a freeze, logically.

(Anonymous) 2016-03-31 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it's ok to have a freeze, make it very clear it will open again soon, and all such. If it dies, it will die either way.

Perhaps the solution is giving time to make fills, and then if there is a next round find a very good way to promote.

(Anonymous) 2016-04-01 05:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I really don't think it would make a difference whether or not there was a freeze. As for the anons who say a freeze would kill the meme, no it wouldn't. A meme that gets prompts but no fills is essentially dead, and people will stop posting prompts when they realize this. But, I don't think a freeze would encourage writers at all. Since freezes don't usually last long in order to keep the meme from dying, there really isn't sufficient time for writers to really do anything.

I think some sort of writers challenge would have better results. Maybe have a poll to determine the favorite prompts already on the meme (like from before a certain date), then have some sort of prize for the people who fill them. Like maybe the stories could be featured in their own page separate from the fills master list.

(Anonymous) 2016-04-03 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I second this. We could run challenges or polls like the Mass Effect meme.

(Anonymous) 2016-04-04 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd say not just a challenge, but maybe make the next rounds shortes and perhaps specific towards certain themes and such?

Also, I do think that this round is already to large as is, 45 pgs is just a little bit daunting to wade across.

(Anonymous) 2017-01-24 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
A little late, but thirded! You could also do daily challenges or something that randomly select unfulfilled memes and highlight them for authors.

I vote no.

(Anonymous) 2016-07-28 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think a freeze is necessary because this kink meme is slow-moving. There are only a few new prompts a day? If we want these meme to be more active, I think no freeze is good.