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Poll: Reading club... Worth it?

Please keep it, it is so awesome!! 19 54.3%
I don't have access to the titles. 1 2.9%
I check it out, but only read it sometimes. 13 37.1%
It's a stupid idea. 2 5.7%
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TOPIC: Keep Reading Club???

Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30367

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OK, This is a basic poll to help decide if the reading club it worth keeping.

I'm hoping for at least a dozen votes (lurkers are welcome to join in).

Be honest about your level of activity or reading time.

Any feedback is welcome.

BTW... if you don't respond then your answer is (4) by default.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30369

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And by the way, It's ok to only read 1 or 2 issues of a reading list and stop because you just don't like it.

It's better to hear someone say they couldn't get past the first issue then to not hear from them at all.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30371

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Madmatx wrote:
OK, This is a basic poll to help decide if the reading club it worth keeping.
I like this thread.

And I bet you would not get 'a dozen' votes. :dry:

So, why did I decide to shut down the reading club? Because no one's interested.

No one volunteers to be the host, people neither like to read, nor do they care to voice their opinions. Either they do not have the time, or the words, or they simply do not care to do so.

The current hosts (mostly) do not choose the next hosts. and I have to run around them to suggest someone.

The books are not being hosted on the suggested server (because of lack of demand), and surprisingly, no one complains.

I have made a spreadsheet to depict the current state & my level of commitment to this club:



We have had 13 reading clubs till now (of which I hosted 4), and the average vote count is 9. I'm not talking about likes, the total vote count on an average is 9. Compare this to the number of readers who wanted a club:



Opinions, discussions, point of views... that was what the club was all about. But no, you all have your devices & apps, and can read on your own. Who cares? :whistle:

p.s. In my heart, I seriously wish that we re-generate some interest in the club & can re-open it someday. :unsure:
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30374

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I doubt there will be a dozen votes too, but maybe there will be. If not then then the Reading Club will stay canceled for now. I'm thinking it might just be a seasonal thing though, after all there's a ton on TV this time of year.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30375

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My vote is in - I enjoy the reading club.

Maybe the format needs to be re-worked, maybe there needs to be something like a scoring system for the best suggestions - or maybe there just aren't enough people out there who give a toss about it.

Either way, I'm glad some of us actually appreciate suggestions and feedback, as well as the possibility to compare reading habits, taste and opinions on different aspects of the main reason (well, okay, second - the main is cYo's work) that brings us here: our love of comic books.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30379

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I enjoy the reading club. Really, I have very few current comics because I only own the Marvel DVD's and that is basically what I read. Every so often I trudge down to LCS and pick up some paper books as well, or get via Amazon.

What I don't know much about are newer titles and publishers that are out there. Reading club suggestions have definitely expanded my reading base in that sense and I am thankful for that.

Sorry I didn't volunteer to host, probably should have although my reading is pretty limited. An indy book for me is something from when I was younger like Adventurers or the first Mirage run of TMNT by Eastman and Laird. Right now I'm reading the new TMNT Ultimate Collections that recently came out. If you haven't checked them out, they are sweet...hardbacks with some really cool extras. Only 1, 2, and 3 are out now.

I'd love for it to continue or at least get some new suggestions to keep me reading:)

Thanks to all putting in the time, I enjoy it.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30383

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I just really haven't had time. :( I do still love the idea.
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30384

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I had voted that I liked the idea of the reading club. I believe it was stated early on that we would not be able to read it except at home for books that were on the server. I normally read on my breaks at work on my tablet, so that made it very difficult to join in the discussions about the books. I did try to suggest a few before we got started though. :(
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30394

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Should we decide to continue, I'll gladly host the next turn. Just sayin' :silly:
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Re: Keep Reading Club??? 4 years 8 months ago #30395

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kenjio wrote:
Should we decide to continue, I'll gladly host the next turn. Just sayin' :silly:
Do it, then. We are already late by 3 days! :)
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