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Old 06-11-2019, 09:16 AM   #1
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hey all

Zoetrope had a wonderful forum where users could upload their short stories and get critiques from other users.

is this still available?

and if it isn't, can anyone recommend a similar forum?
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:11 PM   #2
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I don't know about Zoetrope, but you can post the first 5 or so pages in the Script Pages Feedback forum on this site and post a link to the complete piece so if anyone wants to continue reading they can. And of course after reading it, or maybe not all of it, they can give you some feedback.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:25 AM   #3
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Go to www.zoetrope.com
Zoetrope Workshops is on right side of screen (join or sign in)
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Old 08-20-2019, 03:42 PM   #4
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I gave up on Zoetrope — what, a year ago, or longer? — because the number of users had shrunk to almost nothing. The few remaining members were hardcore types that did not want to change anything that might increase membership. And they had some crazy policies; for example, they let members exclude other members who were likely to give highly critical reviews with low scores. And members could block you entirely, so that you could not see their posts or submissions.

One old fart there (truly, he was old) was a pretty good short story writer. He wrote something that impressed me favorably. But I pointed out a grammatical error in the narration (no, not in the dialogue). His reaction was something like "it doesn't matter".

Another guy wrote a screenplay with a UFO/aliens subject, and the general plot was pretty good. The work definitely needed development, but it was not too bad. Unfortunately, it was wretchedly written. I spent about three days making notes on the thing, and the only result was that the author blocked me (at least, I was never able to find him on the board again). Later I saw that his script had been selected as the winner for the month.

Honestly, the place began to suck so bad that I just had to leave. It was nothing but a mutual admiration society for a handful of poseurs and perennial amateurs.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
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I thought Zoetrope died years ago.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:01 AM   #6
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It's still there, and I drop in very rarely. It's not very welcoming in my experience, and there are people who are very mis-informed. But there are also some nice people.

It's also a place to swap feedback on screenplays. You have to read 4 to get feedback on 1.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:50 PM   #7
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It's still there, and I drop in very rarely. It's not very welcoming in my experience, and there are people who are very mis-informed. But there are also some nice people.

It's also a place to swap feedback on screenplays. You have to read 4 to get feedback on 1.
I guess I'm confusing it with another one that worked similarly. I can't remember its name now. (For some reason the word "tiger" keeps coming up, but I don't know if that makes any sense.)
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:22 PM   #8
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I gave up on Zoetrope — what, a year ago, or longer? — because the number of users had shrunk to almost nothing. The few remaining members were hardcore types that did not want to change anything that might increase membership. And they had some crazy policies; for example, they let members exclude other members who were likely to give highly critical reviews with low scores. And members could block you entirely, so that you could not see their posts or submissions.
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Honestly, the place began to suck so bad that I just had to leave. It was nothing but a mutual admiration society for a handful of poseurs and perennial amateurs.
When I was a Zoetrope member, there were some real literary cyberbullies there (which is almost laugh-out-loud funny, if cast in the correct light).

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... It's not very welcoming in my experience, and there are people who are very mis-informed. But there are also some nice people.
Yes, in my experience with the site, there were umpteen misinformed members. The word “unwelcoming” is also an apt description of the general “mood” of the boards.

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I guess I'm confusing it with another one that worked similarly. I can't remember its name now. (For some reason the word "tiger" keeps coming up, but I don't know if that makes any sense.)
Looked for “tiger’ on IMDb. Found this: Triggerstreet.com. Check out the lone “User Review.’
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:54 PM   #9
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Looked for “tiger’ on IMDb. Found this: Triggerstreet.com. Check out the lone “User Review.’
Triggerstreet is the right name, but I think that IMDB review was for something they started after the original concept (more like Zoetrope) had died. I think the original Triggerstreet lasted about 2 years (starting at the end of 2004). It might have been the same people later, but the page looks completely different (what little I can see of it from Archive.org looks different anyhow).
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:53 AM   #10
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No zoe' no mo'

Today anyway. Maybe for good.

Isn't triggerstreet the k. spacey front that collapsed a couple of years before he did? Or was that another site -?
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