Lani and I talked last night and decided to keep on doing PopD after the historical survey is over (mid-Feb.) because we like it but mostly because we’re learning so much. We’re going to switch over to theme months and look at things besides American Romantic Comedy, but it’s still going to be us taking a story apart every Friday night. And since it’s going to be a permanent project, and we’re getting all serious about a book, this place has to evolve from our “Let’s put on a show in the barn” look, which means a complete redesign of the site. Which brings us to you.
You all are the ones who use this site the most, so you know the stuff that’s been making you crazy. We already know the Twitter stuff isn’t working, and Alastair has suggested a chat room that opens at 6:30 ET and closes when the movie’s over, so that’s one problem fixed unless you can think of a better idea. And there’ll be a home page that describes what this project is and how it works, and of course there’ll be this blog.
Now what else? What is there about this site that isn’t working, what else would you like to see here, how would you improve this place? Mollie needs all the feedback she can get as she starts to revamp PopD, so let her have it.
One other thing: Since we’re changing over the site, it’s also a good time to look at the time. PopD goes on in the middle of the afternoon on the West Coast which is not good on a Friday. Assuming we keep the time of the movie at 7PM ET, would it be better to move it to Saturday since that’ll help out the West Coast people (and all the time zones in between)? Or does Saturday night get in the way of your social life? How about Sunday, is Sunday good for you? There’s a poll to the right where you can express your opinion although we’re going to make the decision (it’s feedback, not a vote, folks).
And we thank you for your support.