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#1 Park57

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Hello!

If this is the wrong section please move this thread.

My name is Parker Jendrycki and I'm a grad student at the University of Illinois. I am conducting research on user generated sci-fi content and looking for your opinion.

If you write and/or read user generated content I would love to hear from you for any/all of these questions.

1. As a writer, would you like to make money from your content?

2. As a writer, if a service existed that allowed you to upload your content and embed it on other websites would you use it?

3. As a reader would you like to be able to read stories in one cohesive document rather than in multiple posts?

4. As a reader would you be willing to pay for regularly updated, high quality content? If not pay, would you view advertisements to support the writer?

Thanks for the time!

-Parker

#2 Orpheus

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:19 AM

1. Yes, but below a certain threshold, that's easily outweighed by other considerations.

2. Exposure is always good.

3. Hard to imagine how I wouldn't!

4. Easily accessible quality content is always valuable. Advertising is also an acceptable payment method.

#3 ArdenCabbel

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:19 AM

1. I would enjoy making money for my content, it would help me fund future content.

2. Yes.

3. Absolutely.  It would be much easier then trying to track down different parts, and the end of a post in a story often erroneously marks a dramatic break in the story for me.

4. I would be willing to pay for high quality content, but as tastes are rather varied, I would prefer an advertising supported model.
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#4 Elara

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

1. Definitely, yes.

2. Yes, again.

3. One document, please. I really dislike multiple posts. As ArdenCabbel indicated, the break in posts gives me a sense that something dramatic is about to happen. It's not as bad if it is a complete chapter, but not every writer (FF, for instance) actually uses chapters.

4. First I must emphasize high quality content. For high quality content I would be willing to sit through ads (which would be my preference), or possibly pay a small fee, or even both (last two would depend on the fee, but would still not be preferred).

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#5 Peridot

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:56 AM

I had a quick question to ask before proceeding with the survey---is "user generated content" a synonym for fan fiction?  I wasn't sure, as I'm not always up on all the current terminology for various things.  

Also, welcome to Ex Isle.  :)

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#6 D.Rabbit

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:02 AM

Hi Parker,

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1. As a writer, would you like to make money from your content?
Yup, would be nice if those pirates coughed up my fair share.

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2. As a writer, if a service existed that allowed you to upload your content and embed it on other websites would you use it?
No, too many pirates.

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3. As a reader would you like to be able to read stories in one cohesive document rather than in multiple posts?
I like the anticipation of waiting on the next installment, but either one will do.

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4. As a reader would you be willing to pay for regularly updated, high quality content? If not pay, would you view advertisements to support the writer?
Might click on the odd link or two if they interested me.
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#7 Park57

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

Thank you for the feedback everyone - I really appreciate your time especially since I am a new user.

@Peridot - Sorry for the ambiguity I am very new to the sci-fi world and didn't know a good way to phrase it. I believe original content (that does not have the copyright issues of fan fiction) is what I am really interested in. If this doesn't answer it let me know.

-Parker

#8 Sinister Dexter

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

If you still need feedback;

1: Yes. In fact, I would very much like to become a professional writer.

2: If the service included a Beta reader (one of my biggest problems is my dyslexia), yes.

3: Yes. When it comes to reading fiction, I tend to stick to sites that provide the prose alone, and only use forums for discussion of the stories.

4: Depended on cost and the likelihood that I would enjoy the stories. There are some works out there I would gladly pay for, but many I wouldn't.
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#9 DaveW

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:59 AM

1. As a writer, would you like to make money from your content?

Not much interested in that - so no.

2. As a writer, if a service existed that allowed you to upload your content and embed it on other websites would you use it?

As stated above, the additional exposure would be welcomed - so yes.

3. As a reader would you like to be able to read stories in one cohesive document rather than in multiple posts?

Definately.

4. As a reader would you be willing to pay for regularly updated, high quality content? If not pay, would you view advertisements to support the writer?

It would depend on the cost.  It it was not too high, I would pay.  And as to viewing ads, it would depend on how well the ads were taylored to my tastes.  Many ads I find absurd and annoying.




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