Frank B. on October 22, 2008, 12:35:53 pm
We're considering changing the weekly update schedule for Odysseus The Rebel from the current M-W-F schedule to a M-T-W schedule.  This way, you will see new pages 3 days in a row, rather than every other day.  We're thinking this change may help the audience for our story.  But before we follow the cyclops over the cliff, we would love to hear back from our existing valued readers to know if you think that would be an improvement.

Thanks!

wdg3rd on October 22, 2008, 08:23:53 pm
Keep it as is.  Now it's two one-day and one two-day famines per week.  I'm not sure I could survive a famine four days long.
Ward Griffiths        wdg3rd@aol.com

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  --  Denis Diderot

KBCraig on October 23, 2008, 09:05:39 am
Hm.

Dunno if that would help follow the storyline or not. The flashbacks technique (as mentioned in the "This has a plot, right?" thread) is disconcerting when broken into one page per day, no matter how frequently new pages appear.


John DeWitt on October 23, 2008, 03:39:39 pm
Since I might be the one who started this, I guess I should chime in.

I don't know if that would help.  The problem I perceived is probably going to remain at 1 page per release, no matter how those releases are scheduled.

Incidentally, that quibble aside I think this is a really kick-ass story.  All told it's probably my favorite to date.  So far the only BHP GN I've purchased is Probability Broach, but I'd sure want a copy of this one if it keeps on with this quality.  Right now I'm just trying to keep the plot straight in my head, is all.

Frank B. on October 28, 2008, 09:12:45 pm
Since I might be the one who started this, I guess I should chime in.

I don't know if that would help.  The problem I perceived is probably going to remain at 1 page per release, no matter how those releases are scheduled.

Incidentally, that quibble aside I think this is a really kick-ass story.  All told it's probably my favorite to date.  So far the only BHP GN I've purchased is Probability Broach, but I'd sure want a copy of this one if it keeps on with this quality.  Right now I'm just trying to keep the plot straight in my head, is all.

Thanks for the kudos, and, never fear, it gets better.   I appreciate the feed back from everyone.  Please keep those comments coming.


enemyofthestate on October 31, 2008, 07:48:13 pm
I usually drop by on Friday and select "This Week" so the schedule doesn't matter much to me.

Frank B. on November 01, 2008, 11:18:38 am
Thanks to all for the feed back.  It really helps. Based on the feed back in this forum, as well as other places (and considering other data points), we've decided to keep the schedule as is.

wdg3rd on November 01, 2008, 03:46:17 pm
That's my preference.  Thank you.  (My mother thanks you, my father -- well, he'd thank you if he was breathing).  (My sister asked me why I didn't go to his funeral, I responded with "why should I?, he's not coming to mine").
Ward Griffiths        wdg3rd@aol.com

Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  --  Denis Diderot

rclocher3 on November 19, 2008, 05:12:42 pm
Hi all,

I just wanted to notify the Powers that Be that there is an HTML error in the page for the 19th of November 2008.  The "alt" text for the <img> tag includes quotation marks (double quotes).  This is a problem because the text itself is delimited by double quotes.  Different browsers behave differently when confronted with such an error: IE 7.0 shows the image as was intended, but Opera 9.27 just shows the beginning of the "alt" text.

Personally I enjoy reading the script in the alt text.  I suggest using something else for quotation marks other than double quotes.  Single quotes work fine.

Thanks for a wonderful story and a well-drawn comic!

- Rob

Scott on November 19, 2008, 07:45:57 pm
Thanks for the heads-up. Will fix soon.

I'm aware of the double-quotes problem. What happens is to assist search engines we paste the script for each page into the "alt" field, and sometimes the script contains quotation marks. I usually catch them but sometimes I miss one or two.