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POLL: Alternate Universes Board?


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Nightgaunt Inactive Member writes:

I personally want to see an alt-history board. Not all alt-history has a connection with sci-fi. A friend of mine is writing an alt-history novel with no sci-fi elements, set in a alternate U.S. that only has _some_ resemblance to reality. There are _no_ sci-fi elements _whatsoever_, so talking about it there makes no sence. At the same time, there's no direct analogue with a historical period. Saying "alt-history should be posted to sci-fi" is like saying "horror should be posted to sci-fi". I'd even argue that horror is _closer_ to sci-fi than alt-history is.

There are fans who enjoy alt-history as a genre in and of itself. I really don't want to have to watch a half dozen boards where I'd have little interest in the hope that I'd see something about alt-history. I'm not a major fan of Napoleonic wargaming, but I'd love to see an alt-history campaign based on a Napoleonic invasion of Britain, or a "Napoleon never lived" European history. I could also see Napoleonic gamers being peeved if the Napoleonic board was filled with alt-history topics.

I can't imagine an alt-history board being that much of a burdern. I wonder how many people who voted not to create a new group even have an interest in alt-history...


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, add Alternate Universes
83
32%
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no, post on the appropriate historical board
30
12%
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no, post on the SF Discussion board
73
29%
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no, post on the Pulp board
19
7%
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no, post on the Victorian SF board
6
2%
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no, there should be several Alternate Universe boards
11
4%
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no opinion
34
13%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP wonders:

In light of such alternate universe games as Crimson Skies, Gear Krieg, and others; and also novels written by such genre authors as Harry Turtledove and Robert Harris (Fatherland), do you think there might be a need for an Alternate Universes board within the Science Fiction forums to cover those type of questions?
yes, add Alternate Universes

Yes, I endorse the proposal to create a new Alternate Universes board in the science-fiction forums zone.

no, post on the appropriate historical board

No, a new board is not needed, since you can post on the relevant historical board. For instance, posts for WWII alternate history should go on the WWII Discussion board.

no, post on the SF Discussion board

No, a new board is not needed. All posts of this type should be posted to the SF Discussion board.

no, post on the Pulp board

No, a new board is not needed. Alternate History posts belong on the Pulp board.

no, post on the Victorian SF board

No, a new board is not needed. Alternate History posts belong on the Victorian Science Fiction board.

no, there should be several Alternate Universe boards

There should be an Alternate History board for each historical period. For example, posts for WWII alternate history should go on the WWII Alternate Universe Discussion board.

no opinion

I have no opinion.