HataVNI Posted September 7, 2022 Share Posted September 7, 2022 TItle explanation To our dear Fuwanovel-friends, my name is Hata and I'm one of the guys at Fuwanovel who dares to call the shots in our team. While the team that tries to keep my 力 contained currently reins in my excesses and profits off my extensive net of contacts and knowledge to be finding the right person for the right task in no-time, I would like to call upon a mass roll-call to help us reviving Fuwanovel and bring it back to its 2014-2016 state at which it had pretty much had its peak of activity - at approximate 700 posts a week. Insane, right? In order to do that, the first thing we have to consider is what content that has been produced in about a decade of history of this site still has relevance today and how we could possibly revive it. This process is called "Necro-ing" and it is usually frowned upon in forums to perform necromancy on old threads that have far passed their expiration date. However, the Fuwanovel case is special and in order to understand this we kind of have to consider the fact that the forums have basically been six entire years completely vegetating on its own. For a few exceptions it might as well have been dead. The reason is simple: the previous team could only used their limited time and motivation to be moderating a forum that was basically on a declining path in popularity since the end of 2017. Here we are now and we gaze upon a forum which houses 10 years of history on the scene, tools, materials, recommendations, walkthroughs, drama, excesses, decadence and much much more. In total, this place has totally been a public treasure trove for everything that you could desire from the visual novel community, but there simply was no one with enough dedication to harness its potential. We could definitely change this and make Fuwanovel into a place where everyone, especially beginners and early intermediates can learn a lot about the medium and its beauty - generally the beauty of text storytelling - I want to emphasize. A dev community is also something we can and want to nurture. There have already been community members that are work for companies here and even someone like the editor of Muramasa had told us, that he would enjoy it if there was a new centralized place where everyone had the possibility to gather. How to not stay motivated with such encouragements, right? Since we are striving for a mostly diverse community (not necessarily the "woke" definition of diversity) you should fret and not only perform your black magic abilities on the familiar JVN threads, but generally try to revive everything you deem worthy of revival and where the discussions have basically dried up before conclusions and compromises were found. Make sure that what you are contributing leaves possibility to follow up in conversation however, ask your next poster a preemptive message or contribute something sensible. Spam and "bump-posts" are discouraged. Lastly, don't forget the most important thing that you are supposed to have on the old as well as the new Fuwanovel. It's having fun indulging in the VN scene. Edit: If there are major threads you wish to see revived or even pinned, maybe post them in the replies of this post. It is at our discretion if we wish to do so or not. Zalor 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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