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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by n7axw   » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:13 am

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Astelon wrote:
Michael Everett wrote:But then the logical extreme would be something like a single word posted every couple of hours!


That is actually the illogical extreme. A single word snippet would likely drive commenters away, at least until some hardy soul put the separate words together into (at least) several paragraphs.

I would not try to make sense of a series of single word snippets; and Multiverse is currently my favorite series.


I don't think anyone was seriously proposing that. I interpreted it as a joke...

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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Louis R   » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:51 am

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Don't get too relaxed. Baen once posted the full length of WoH as a snippet. yep, the whole thing - Arnold extracted the first letter of every word into a text file and gave it to us. Deliberately. This wasn't an oops, unlike another [in]famous incident.

Someone even spotted the repeated appearance of VASF and correctly identified it as Vice Admiral Shannon Foraker.

So, really, a word an hour isn't beyond the realm of possibility. And would give us 1-2 paragraphs a week, on average.

n7axw wrote:
I don't think anyone was seriously proposing that. I interpreted it as a joke...

Don

Astelon wrote:
That is actually the illogical extreme. A single word snippet would likely drive commenters away, at least until some hardy soul put the separate words together into (at least) several paragraphs.

I would not try to make sense of a series of single word snippets; and Multiverse is currently my favorite series.

Michael Everett wrote:But then the logical extreme would be something like a single word posted every couple of hours!
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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Howard T. Map-addict   » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:19 pm

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Michael,
that is what Jim Baen used to do, on Baen's Bar.
Some of us still remember that trauma.

HTM

Michael Everett wrote:at bottom.

phillies wrote:It has been proposed to me, and I agree, that very rare snippeting hurts the forum, because commenters drift away. The thrice a week approach managed by the illustrious Drak Bibliophile at a few paragraphs each time would be appreciated.


Michael replied:
But then the logical extreme would be something like a single word posted every couple of hours!
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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Howard T. Map-addict   » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:24 pm

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Here are my credentials for Multiverse Clerk:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1446

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1673

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3227

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3242

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3263

On a completely different subject:

http://bollywhat.boards.net/thread/396

Does anyone else have credentials to show him?

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no longer able to resist the temptation to brag

PeterZ wrote:I'll volunteer!

Howard T. Map-addict wrote:
{snip}
DW did tell us about the Battle Dragon totals.
Since then ...................
Perhaps he could use a clerk.

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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Howard T. Map-addict   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:09 pm

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It now seems to have been a long time
since a snippet was posted for *any* book. :(

But then, I have been paying little attention
to other books.

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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by n7axw   » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:21 pm

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Howard T. Map-addict wrote:It now seems to have been a long time
since a snippet was posted for *any* book. :(

But then, I have been paying little attention
to other books.

HTMultiversefan


Yep. Snippets are apparently not a priority at the moment... Oh well, less than two months to HFQ!!! :D

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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:16 am

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Louis R wrote:Don't get too relaxed. Baen once posted the full length of WoH as a snippet. yep, the whole thing - Arnold extracted the first letter of every word into a text file and gave it to us. Deliberately. This wasn't an oops, unlike another [in]famous incident.

Someone even spotted the repeated appearance of VASF and correctly identified it as Vice Admiral Shannon Foraker.



I remember doing that. I did a search of SF and found many occurrences. I did a search for CSF, but the only occurrence was part of a longer all caps string. There were several occurrences of ASF and all were part of VASF.
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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Howard T. Map-addict   » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:24 am

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Still begging ....

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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Mil-tech bard   » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:47 pm

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So...if Return to Hell arrives in hardcover in Mar 2016.

What would be the normal timeline for Webscription releases?
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Re: Begging for the next snippet
Post by Eagleeye   » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:44 am

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Mil-tech bard wrote:So...if Return to Hell arrives in hardcover in Mar 2016.

What would be the normal timeline for Webscription releases?


2nd half of November: the Baen Monthly Bundle for March 2016 should be available for pre-order (until February 15, 2016 or so);
December 16, 2015: the 1st half of the books in this bundle will be available;
January 16, 2016: the 3rd quarter;
February 16, 2016: the complete books. At the same time the bundle won't longer be available, but only the single books.

Between earliest date of pre-order for the Bundle and publication of the 1st half of the books, the e-arc will come around ... (or at least I hope so ...)

Edit September 25th: If Baen makes it for the March-2016-Bundle like they did for the January one, the Bundle should be available for pre-order around November 25th or so ... counting from today: in about 8 and a half weeks or 61 days
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