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[info]reijamira wrote
on June 9th, 2008 at 03:28 pm

[project]: SPN newsletter for IJ, vol.2

A while ago, on February 19th to be exact, I created a poll to gather information on how people feel about a SPN newsletter on IJ. Due to a family bereavement at the beginning of March, I haven't had the energy to work on this project. I apologize for the hiatus!

However, now I'm very much in the mood to get this baby going.

Before we get to the results, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time and effort to vote in the last poll! &hearts

What did we learn from the last poll?

1.) On the question, whether a newsletter is needed or not, 20 of 20 people (100%) answered with "we so need one".
That makes it a very clear "yes", guys! (Yay!) So there will definitely be a newsletter here on IJ!

2.) Of those 20 people, 19% are willing to collect links. (That would be [info]das_dingsi, [info]bubl, [info]only_gremo and [info]reijamira [me].)
In order to get this to work right, we'll need a few more people who are willing to share links they found. I think the more the better! :)

9% want to become an editor, that would be [info]das_dingsi and [info]reijamira. In the comments, [info]bubl considered to become one too.
Actually, that's great! But I think, in the future, we'll need at least one more editor.

3.) On the question, whether the newsletter should cover SPN content only on IJ or on LJ/JF as well, 47% answered with "yes for IJ/LJ/JF content" and 42% for "only IJ content".
However, in the comments, [info]birggitt mentioned here that "it would be nice to have both IJ and JF links. Not LJ, though, as there is a quite good newsletter, and even if you are only in IJ, you can always RSSD that."

I must say, I can only agree with her comment. The LJ newsletter is very complex and people who are interested in what's going on in SPN fandom on LJ can always read the feed.

What I can gather from the poll result is that people around here wish to have a newsletter that not only covers SPN related content on IJ but also on JF as well.
This needs a few more thoughts, because even though I have a JF account I'm hardly, if any, active over there. That's why we absolutely need more link hunters. :)

+ There will be a newsletter on IJ.
+ The newsletter will cover SPN content on IJ and JF.
+ We still need people who provide links, especially on JF (link hunters).
+ We also need one or two more editors.

More thoughts...

The question where we should post the newsletter was raised in the comments.
[info]yourlibrarian said "the [info]roadhouse could be used for that."

She also suggested to use the [info]roadhouse for a noteboard as a substitute for a newsletter. (In case you are wondering what exactly a noteboard is, like me before, [info]yourlibrarian gives a nice explanation here.)

And last but not least, [info]skuf suggested to "consider contacting the [info]spn_newsletter mods to see if they'd be willing to hand over the comm" which would give us the benefit of already having 109 watchers.

I found this to be a great idea, and I've approached the mods with this idea. Hopefully, they will answer soon.

Newsletter vs. Noteboard
As mentioned before, the question remains whether we want a newsletter like the one on LJ or a noteboard, where people crosspost or link their fanish content, and where we can collect the links for a regular round-up.

Selective vs. All-Inclusive Newsletter
Also mentioned in the comments (here by [info]skuf and here by [info]greenapple) were selective or all-inclusive newsletters. A selective newsletter would only link to the "good" stuff, whereas the all-inclusive one would link to just everything.

I think it's wise to create another poll to determine how people think about those subjects.

Poll: Vol.2

Poll #1897 SPN newsletter poll, vol.2
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Please say "hi" or something. This helps me determine how many people took the poll. :)

Just in case, are you interested in becoming an editor?

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3 (23.1%)

7 (53.8%)

Something else? (I tell you in the comments!)
4 (30.8%)

Would you help providing links? Meaning, every time you find something interesting, you let the newsletter crew know.

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Absolutely, yes!
8 (61.5%)

No, I'd rather not.
3 (23.1%)

I tell you in the comments.
2 (15.4%)

If you answered "Yes" in the previous question, would you also look for links on JF?

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Of course!
2 (16.7%)

0 (0.0%)

I don't have a JF account/I'm not active there, sorry.
10 (83.3%)

Tell you in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

How do you prefer the form of the "newsletter"?

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I'd like a newsletter like the one on LJ.
10 (76.9%)

I like the idea with a noteboard and a regular round-up post.
5 (38.5%)

Any other ideas? Tell me in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

In case we can't take over the existing [info]spn_newsletter, how would you like the newsletter to be posted?

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On a separate newsletter asylum.
7 (58.3%)

On the [info]roadhouse.
8 (66.7%)

On a noteboard community.
1 (8.3%)

Any other ideas? Tell me in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

Selective vs. All-Inclusive newsletter...

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I want a selective one, give me only the good stuff.
3 (23.1%)

I want an all-inclusive one. I decide for myself what's good or not.
10 (76.9%)

Anything else? Tell me in the comments.
1 (7.7%)

Ticky boxes, because a good poll needs those...

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0 (0.0%)

Uhm, whut?
0 (0.0%)

Yadda! Yadda!
0 (0.0%)

&hearts &hearts &hearts
4 (36.4%)

Blue Steel!
6 (54.5%)

I want ice cream, nao!
3 (27.3%)

Bakerman is making bread. ;)
3 (27.3%)

2 (18.2%)

I'd appreciate it if you could spread the word about this project! Thanks for reading and taking the poll!! &hearts &hearts &hearts

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