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kleinbl00  ·  2279 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club: New Material* Selection

right? I mean, I didn't fully enjoy that flick, but I sat down over three days and checked it out.

blackbootz  ·  2278 days ago  ·  link  ·  

but this time, it'll be different ;)

I'm sorry the last movie talk was a bit of a bust. I think the problem with asking the crowd to decide what to watch/read next is that most people will nominate their personal suggestion, a suggestion with 3 votes behind it rises to the top, and another with 2, and then all the rest have just the one vote from the nominators. The OP goes along with what looks like consensus when, really, most of the people who suggested a movie/book are now turned off to the whole thing because their suggestion was asked for but wasn't picked, and only 3 people are happy.

Just like how 32 flavors of ice cream is paralyzing, a dozen suggestions that run the gamut of genre and medium is too much choice. But anyone can make a decision between vanilla or chocolate. Now that we have felt the community out a little bit, the OP can put up a binary or three-option vote. /$0.02

zebra2  ·  2278 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've considered that maybe we should attempt to splinter the book/movie clubs into more specialized niches. Maybe people will be more likely to stick around if something's at least within the genre of what they expect.

Like for me, I'm much more open to reading scifi in one of these things. I've thought maybe if I want to actually see some of the books I want to read, I should just start my own scifi club, which I may very well do.

I also want to emphasize choosing freely-available content, and perhaps preferably short stories so that people can participate with minimal effort, hopefully leading to greater turnout.

blackbootz  ·  2277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Science fiction short story, I'm so down. Zebra you have a sign up.