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Let's try something- an interview circle
skoolmunkee at 2:07PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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I'm tired of being the only interviewer! >:O

Anyway, I'm thinking this might be a neat idea. However it COULD go terribly wrong, but let's hope not.

By the way, I want to limit this to 10 people this time around because I'm not sure how much trouble this will be to manage. :)

The idea is that if you sign up for this interview circle, you're agreeing to interview someone, in return for someone else in the group interviewing you.

Once I have the circle of 10 people, I'll randomly assign people to each other to interview. (You can send me a PQ BEFORE I do the assigning if you REALLY don't want to interview someone else in the circle. If there's a comic no one wants to interview I'll try to work something out before making someone do it.) Then you'll have 2 weeks to investigate this person/their comics, pick whatever you want to interview them about, and write your questions. THEN you have to send your questions to ME, so I can make sure you aren't just going through the motions and asking a list of crappy uninteresting questions. (Sounds fair to me, and it will sound fair to the people who intend to do a good job.) I'll approve them as fast as possible and so that will leave 2 weeks for those people to get their answers.

I'm not looking for rocket-science amazing wow interviews, but interviewers should try and show that they've done a bit of work and know something about the person they're getting answers from. Also basic writing ability is important, no interviews consisting of ‘ur comic looks gd, how u do it?’ These are meant to make the site look inviting. T_T Let's say about 10 questions as a general guide - although 5 in-depth questions are better than 10 super short questions.

Interviews can be in any format, text, comic, mp3, whatever. My goal is to have a 2-week run of ‘User interviews’ (or whatever I'd call them) where I post an interview up each day and it gets a news post and stickied thread and everything like mine. :)

I'll also want to know if anyone is willing to do 2 interviews, in case someone skips town or bombs their questions. So maybe it would be worth it to sign up a few ‘backups’ just in case.

So,
Timeframe: I'm hoping signups will be over within a few days
March 17 - Due date to submit your questions to me for review
March 31 - Due date to send me the completed interviews


TheMidge28 will interview Bocaj
Bocaj will interview seventy2
JustNoPoint will interview Vakanai
amanda will interview JustNoPoint
usedbooks will interview crifmer
Vakanai will interview Rutger
Mister Kent will interview TheMidge28
seventy2 will interview amanda
Rutger will interview usedbooks
crifmer will interview jgib99
jgib99 will interview Mister Kent

(Randomness brought to you by random.org
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TheMidge28 at 2:19PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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this sounds very interesting and I am willing to give it a shot!
I love asking questions!
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Bocaj at 2:31PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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I very much want to sign up!
This is such an awesome idea.

Don't read Rape.
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skoolmunkee at 2:41PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Dear Midge,

Do you really look like Tom Selleck

yes / no
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JustNoPoint at 3:40PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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I need more reasons to NOT update my own comic! This looks like the perfect excuse!

To be fair give me a big archive if you allow me the chance to interview. My archive is quite scary so I should go through nothing easier.
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amanda at 3:42PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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What a fun idea - I'd love to help!
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TheMidge28 at 4:10PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Dear Midge,

Do you really look like Tom Selleck

yes / no
How many shots of Yager have you drank?
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Dear skoolmunkee,

Did you ever fling something other than food during Middle School food fights?

yes / no

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usedbooks at 5:11PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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I'd like to do an interview. :)

(My archive is way scarier than JustNoPoint's… :-P Though one wouldn't have to read through the whole thing to come up with a good interview, imo.)
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Vakanai at 10:32PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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I'd love too! Mostly cause I'm chaotic and I ask a lot of questions and make a lot of noise anyways…
Plus I can combat the ever creeping boredom! Yays!

Though I'm not sure if my archive is long/good enough yet to warrant any questions.
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skoolmunkee at 12:03AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Dear skoolmunkee,

Did you ever fling something other than food during Middle School food fights?

yes / no

I know what you are thinking mister, and no, I never threw silverware. that would be dangerous
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Mister Kent at 12:47AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I'd like to give it a go :D
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TheMidge28 at 6:43AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Dear skoolmunkee,

Did you ever fling something other than food during Middle School food fights?

yes / no

I know what you are thinking mister, and no, I never threw silverware. that would be dangerous

the key word was fling you silly little monkey!
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skoolmunkee at 11:16AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I didn't fling it either!
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TheMidge28 at 2:00PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I didn't fling it either!

why was alluding to something all together different…

the image of a monkey flinging something…
its never silverware.-___-
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skoolmunkee at 12:56PM, March 2, 2008
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ok, if I don't get any more by the time I do the newspost tomorrow morning, you 7 are it!
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seventy2 at 4:29PM, March 2, 2008
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wait!!…i'm in…i've got time…nothing but time…..

but does it count if my comic is on hiatus?….(not because i'm out of ideas, but because i'm out of a scanner)
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Vakanai at 8:02AM, March 3, 2008
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ok, if I don't get any more by the time I do the newspost tomorrow morning, you 7 are it!

Can I suggest the group name, ‘The Vakanai Experience featuring Skoolmunkee’?:nerd:
Mwahahahaha!
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amanda at 10:17AM, March 3, 2008
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Also, I'm completely open to doing an additional one in case someone has a “scheduling conflict.”
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skoolmunkee at 12:44PM, March 3, 2008
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seventy2
wait!!…i'm in…i've got time…nothing but time…..

but does it count if my comic is on hiatus?….(not because i'm out of ideas, but because i'm out of a scanner)

I'm sure it's fine :)

OK, I will do the matching up tomorrow! Last chance to pq me if there's someone on the list you don't want to interview (don't worry I won't tell them you said so) :)
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Rutger at 1:38PM, March 3, 2008
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Can I come too?

K.A.L.A.-dan! rutGAR desu!
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crifmer at 1:40PM, March 3, 2008
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If there's room for one more, I'd like to join in. If not, you can put me on the alternates list or something. :)
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skoolmunkee at 3:19PM, March 3, 2008
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yup and yup :) ok, that's 10! Anyone else who wants in can be an alternate or something :)

first thing tomorrow morning (england time of course) I'll post the roster-thingy!
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jgib99 at 5:17PM, March 3, 2008
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yup and yup :) ok, that's 10! Anyone else who wants in can be an alternate or something :)

Could I be added as one of the alternates or somethings :)?

Or maybe added on to the next group of ten?

This could be interesting.
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skoolmunkee at 1:09AM, March 4, 2008
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I think we can do with 11 :)

ok, updated the original post with people's match-ups! You have until the 17th to run your questions by me :)
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SkylerVane at 4:56AM, March 4, 2008
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Can I do interviews solo and have you publish them somewhere, Skoolmunkee?
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skoolmunkee at 9:20AM, March 4, 2008
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Can I do interviews solo and have you publish them somewhere, Skoolmunkee?

We've had a few people offer that in the past and Volte nixed it- they want the interviews coming from the admins for whatever reasons. I thought this little project would still work with that because A: it's a community thing which is good, and B: I'll be able to review the questions to make sure they're appropriate etc. But, apparently they're not as keen on the idea of others doing regular interviews.

That said, I think more interviews in general would be interesting to have on the site, and I think they would still fit in the networking/community forum somehow. so you're welcome to do interviews and make a thread for them here (anyone would be) and I can link to it in a newspost or sticky a central thread or whatnot… but I've already been told that only interviews coming from admins will be ‘official’ :[ I'm kinda hoping that things change in the future but Volte and folks have more important stuff on their plate right now.
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TheMidge28 at 9:32AM, March 4, 2008
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HEE-YAH! I get to interview, Bocaj!

This is going to a riot!
:)
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Bocaj at 1:56PM, March 4, 2008
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HEE-YAH! I get to interview, Bocaj!

This is going to a riot!
:)

No fair!
I wanna interview bocaj!



I'll have a good time with Ninja Wedding though!

Don't read Rape.
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JustNoPoint at 2:16PM, March 4, 2008
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*Waves at Vakanai

I'm watching you. Muahahahahaha
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SkylerVane at 3:38PM, March 4, 2008
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We've had a few people offer that in the past and Volte nixed it- they want the interviews coming from the admins for whatever reasons. I thought this little project would still work with that because A: it's a community thing which is good, and B: I'll be able to review the questions to make sure they're appropriate etc. But, apparently they're not as keen on the idea of others doing regular interviews.

That said, I think more interviews in general would be interesting to have on the site, and I think they would still fit in the networking/community forum somehow. so you're welcome to do interviews and make a thread for them here (anyone would be) and I can link to it in a newspost or sticky a central thread or whatnot… but I've already been told that only interviews coming from admins will be ‘official’ :[ I'm kinda hoping that things change in the future but Volte and folks have more important stuff on their plate right now.

Well, seems to me the simple solution would be for the Admins to release an official Interview Questions template. Then anyone can use it and as long as the replies are cut to the point they can be reviewed quickly by an Admin and posted.

I'm working on an Interview Questions model template for my own use and I will be happy to release it for general use. I will also be refering to some of the official Interviews for a better idea of what the Admins feel is appropriate, because I will obviously be crafting my own interview questions based on my own concerns and interests.
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