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Post Icon Posted: Dec 25th, 2015 at 08:59 pm

I deleted a post that PM made in the controversial Manly Man because I didn't want a thread derailment to happen like it CONTINUOUSLY happened on sonofbalto, when everyone started arguing like a bunch of idiots.

So instead I'm making a thread about it here.

What PM posted was saying that short meaningless images that add nothing to the plot but just introduce the poster's character should be forbidden (or at least be frowned upon) and instead they should do something meaningful, like move the plot or whatever is going on in the thread. This was in response to FortyPeople's recent post on Manly Man.

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I agree to an extent, posting a short image to just introduce a character that kinda forces others to interact with them, instead of the poster making a comic that interacts with others in the first place is bothersome to me. I don't think there should be a rule forbidding that, but it is something that needs to be addressed.

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Post Icon Posted: Dec 25th, 2015 at 09:11 pm

Oh, hey. Yeah now that I think about it, I really should expand on my comic more or scrap the idea. For now I guess you can disregard that comic while I try to work on an actual one.
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Post Icon Posted: Dec 26th, 2015 at 04:17 am

this doesn't mean you have to draw a 60 000 pixel long comic to introduce yourself (albeit not discouraged though). but i think we should bring up at least what is considered "allowed". like if there is a minimum, how much panels should we regard? i know one panel replies are defs NOT advised. but where should we draw the line.

just to say, FortyPeople, it's appreciated that you show enthusiasm for this community, but take some time to make a longer response. You can always pic reserve what characters you want to use.
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Post Icon Posted: Dec 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Dec 26th, 2015 at 04:17 am, Taylor wrote:
this doesn't mean you have but i think we should bring up at least what is considered "allowed". like if there is a minimum, how much panels should we regard? i know one panel replies are defs NOT advised. but where should we draw the line.

I think it should be a comic that's long enough to a. introduce your dude and b. have that dude interact with other dudes, I guess. It shouldn't have to matter if you can get those points across in two panels or two hundred
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Post Icon Posted: Dec 26th, 2015 at 01:13 pm

Dec 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm, Forty People wrote:

I think it should be a comic that's long enough to a. introduce your dude and b. have that dude interact with other dudes, I guess. It shouldn't have to matter if you can get those points across in two panels or two hundred


Well yeah. I mean i done a foul by using 1 panel. Twice. and now look i'm in it.

I think is from this point try and add more to the story instead of a 2 panel setup-punchline response. Now you're in it. Better be involved with it, and not write 2 panel new york time funny comics. as you see by many people the response might start off short but get longer as deeper they go in the thread.

Sorry if that sounded blunt, but it's really the only way i could explain it.

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Post Icon Posted: Dec 26th, 2015 at 01:18 pm

If I were to give an approximation, 4 panels at the VERY least is what I can think of. It's enough to get something across. You have an introduction, a problem, and an interaction, and conclusion.
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Post Icon Posted: Dec 26th, 2015 at 05:59 pm

numbers are arbitrary
if image good image is good
if image bad image is bad

a master taffer like me can create a post using a single panel but not every has my hellacious spb mastery
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Post Icon Posted: Jan 7th, 2016 at 11:33 am

Dec 26th, 2015 at 05:59 pm, Luzuese wrote:
numbers are arbitrary
if image good image is good
if image bad image is bad

a master taffer like me can create a post using a single panel but not every has my hellacious spb mastery


Pretty much what Luz said. The problem isn't the number of panels but the content. As a general rule of thumb, single panels aren't going to have enough content to successfully insert your character into the fray, but there can be some exceptions. Similarly, I'm sure I could write a meandering 20-panel comic that doesn't include any other characters, which would be just as bad for the progression of the thread.
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Post Icon Posted: Jan 15th, 2016 at 10:29 am

I am (or at the very least was) very guilty of this, and I totally agree. Something I also noticed that I did in the medieval thread was setting an unknown character up, and letting another artist decide what to do basically, and the thread just died (for the time being.) Now I wonder if that was the fault of me doing it this way, or my comics not being of that good quality (or just some other reason). I was thinking this was sort of related to this issue.
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Post Icon Posted: Jan 15th, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Jan 15th, 2016 at 10:29 am, DJGrandPa wrote:
I am (or at the very least was) very guilty of this, and I totally agree. Something I also noticed that I did in the medieval thread was setting an unknown character up, and letting another artist decide what to do basically, and the thread just died (for the time being.) Now I wonder if that was the fault of me doing it this way, or my comics not being of that good quality (or just some other reason). I was thinking this was sort of related to this issue.


Funny that you mentioned medieval thread, I actually began working on a response to that thread yesterday. Your hand-off of the story was fine. The medieval thread will probably take off once there is some sort of wacky, zany hijinks to share with other characters that sets the stage for the rest of the story.

I'll have my response posted within the next couple of days.

And as far as I can remember, you weren't ever especially guilty of not moving a thread along.
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