Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Survey for our Readers

Hello everyone, the Historian here. We're almost to the end of season two here at the TARDIS Project so, just like last time, we'd like to hear from all of you guys! We'd love to get general feedback, but here are a few things I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts about:

1. We've obviously gone through some format changes this year, going from general write-ups (that inevitably led me to stick my head around a corner into the other room and ask everyone, "What did we talk about again?") with occasional transcripts to an all-transcript/paraphrase format. What do you think? Did you like the old format better? Are you enjoying reading our discussions, including our silly Dalek jokes and digressions?

2. Once again, the summaries. As I certainly hope you can tell, I really throw myself into writing them and it's probably (definitely) the most actual work that goes into the blog. Last year, folks told us that they wanted line breaks, so I started including them along with a cut-tag for the blog page. (Since I'd bet a bunch of you follow direct links from, say, the TARDIS Newsroom, I've no idea whether any of you even see the cut-tags!) So, what do you think of them? Do they give you enough information if you've never seen the episode? Are they at all fun to read?

3. Related to the previous, we're about to move into what Ketina...lovingly...calls "Reconstruction Hell." Knowing that, I was vaguely toying with the idea of replacing the summaries with links to the episode scripts from the Doctor Who Scripts Project. Would people rather I do that for missing stories or should I keep the old summary format? (And yes, I could be fine with still writing everything up, have no fear of that.)

Those are the three big questions that occur to me now, but, as I said, we're interested in any and all feedback about any aspect of the blog or the Project in general! You can either leave a comment or e-mail us at tadisproject at gmail dot com. (Please note the missing "r" in "tadisproject." Yes, it was a typo, unnoticed until everything else was set up.)

Thanks for reading, everyone! See you for the next episode! Until then, I remain


1 comment:

Robin said...

Alright then. I love the new group discussion part of the blogg. It adds a lot of fun to it.

I also enjoy reading the summary a lot, which often contains a lot of information. The script could be interesting, but reading it would only tell half the story... I mean, even in the reconstructions, there are sound effects, music, and the 'actual' dialogue which can give atmosphere and show the chemistry of the actors.

And I admit I didn't read much during August, so I missed the requests for a survey until now, but I continue to read and enjoy The Tardis Project.