Ahh, Svenja! Good to see you again, buddy. Before I start our not-tête-à-tête, I regret to inform you that I'm in no state to write right now. So no continuation of our prior ongoing back-and-forth, and no contest entry for me, sadly. That being said, I've no issue with signing onto the board of reviewers for your contest.
Now on with my replies!
>The first and major one is that I don't want this to be the beginning of a bad trend.
You can't control trends on imageboards, my man. Believe me, I've tried. Everything that springs up is 100% organic memery. Best to go with the flow, y'know?>it is like you secretly love vril and tries to shill cycle theory to get his attention
You've stumbled on a correlation more on-point than you think, Sven.>I heard some anon suggesting a board for write-fagging which was probably with good intentions but I do think that it will just have a negative effect.>…there really isn't enough traffic to the main board nor interest in write-fagging here to justify the creation of a new board. >write-fagging, I have heard, was always an integral part of /mlp/. I think it should be part of the main board.
Right on all three counts, my Scandinavian person of colour.>But yes, I guess it is condescending and/or cynical of me to think that this is a possibility and maybe that wouldn't happen but I don't want to take the risk.
In practice, this never happens. Even the tightest-wound circlejerks on /mlp/ don't scrap in this fashion, beyond the typical autism. I still don't know why /nmp/ and /rgre/ scrap with each other.>The solution to this is to have a thread or like two different generals
We'll have to digress there, I'm afraid. Organic growth of a happening aside, generals devoted to singular niches are very successful, as it is with the fillies and the /sg/ gang. Generals that encompass big swathes of subject material are, by all accounts, barren wastelands. We like to operate within limits, and if you're about everything, then you end up being about nothing. There's a reason /sp/ is a barren tundra, and why the unsuccessful generals require disproportionate amounts of bumping by one or two IPs.
The simple truth is that people's eyes glaze over when they see big, overarching subject material blasted in their face. And to be honest, with a 15 page catalog and an on-site permanent archive, there really isn't a good reason to stick to generals outside of user migration and ginormous happenings.
Single threads about singlular subjects are successful precisely because they are so lasered into the subject material, and people enjoy that little niche and the limits within it. That's how greentext prompts on /mlp/ and happening threads on /pol/ became the generals they are/were today.
I see your reasoning, but you've got the cause and effect backwards.>One could claim that I have a bias since I am the guy who posted the last two writefag threads and therefore I don't know, that I have got some masturbatory feelings whenever someone uses it.
Is that a bad thing?>One could also argue that I posted the writefags competition thread while the writefag thread was/is still in the catalog.
Nobody is.>And I can admit that I was thinking in terms of attention and that it was wrong of me to do so
Stop you right there. If I hear any more of this, I'm gonna lose my fucking mind.
Everyone posts what they post because they want attention. Everyone. Every last person. It's what people do, how they operate. Whatever platitudes they may spout off about 'improving themselves', 'doing a service', 'doing it for the people', or whatever else are all secondary traits rationalized to a higher tier out of some misplaced fear of being an attention whore.
There's not a damn thing wrong with it, even on an imageboard. Only difference is that here, you've gotta work for those (You)'s, even the bad ones. Nigel's threads took serious dedication on his part to become what they were.>>198828
Hah, even when you finally crack, you're still polite about it! You'd make a good Canadian.>I have come to the understanding that you will not improve and that you are, and I will not Sugarcoat it anymore, one of the worst writers I have ever witnessed.Horsho
! Very good, tovarich! Let the hate flow through you, da?>I have also come to a conclusion upon why that is. It is because you are lazy.
Tell him how it is! Tell him! Fight! Fight! Fight!>You think that because you write so much that is the furthest thing anyone can call you. Yet, you are the very quintessence of the wordd lazy. You just type and don't put any effort into thinking what to write and how to write it.
Finish him!>I won't go into why because you don't learn and there are other writefags who actually put some effort into their work but don't have an anon write a novel about their novel. I like to reserve myself to give feedback to them.F A T A L I T Y
But all joking aside, you're absolutely right. Against sloth, positive reinforcement is utterly ineffective, as I myself found out in the other threads. Only negative reinforcement will coax out the change you want to see in him.
Remember: there's a reason he's posting to
fanfiction.net, and not posting stories here.>I could really not find a polite way of saying this
Then don't. Save your politeness for folks who prove themselves deserving of it.>so I hope you don't take it too harshly.
Eh, fuck him. Who cares? I know you're reading this, Nigel-kun. Give me a reason to care.