Dream Scenario: Letterboxd for Web Fiction

2 months ago | Thedude3445 (Member)

I realized that, for all the web fiction on the internet across all the billions of websites, the one thing holding me back from really embracing the medium compared to something like movies is that the community feels really fragmented. Web Fiction Guide is kinda the glue holding it all together, but of course the site isn't as active as it used to be and that's probably due to site just kind of getting older. Sad, but I feel like this forum would get an immediate boost for even something as small as, like, fixing the issue where logging into the forum logs you out of the main site and vice versa. It's still manageable, though.

But if we were talking about our dream features, if WFG suddenly came into a million-dollar windfall or something, there's certain stuff I'd want added immediately.

One thing that would attract me, personally, to using the site more consistently, is the incorporation of logging and diary-like features where users can record their progress in different series and post in-progress and finished reviews, multiple for the same story. It would be very akin to the movie site Letterboxd, which I've been a loyal user of for about four years now and have logged probably five thousand movies in my time. It's really fun, and building a community, or sub-communities within niche circles, is really easy thanks to the social networking aspect of it.

I dunno, does this sound fun to anyone else?

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  1. ElliottThomasStaude (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Something which allows us greater involvement and engagement with the stories arrayed here? Absolutely worthwhile.

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  2. ubersoft (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Someone has to actually develop those features and then, once they're up, spend extra time monitoring/moderating the use of them. I would love to see them, but I suspect nobody has the time to invest in setting them up.

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  3. Thedude3445 (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I also suspect that, which is why it is but a dream.

    Though, if there was any site that could benefit from a crowdfunding campaign...

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