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Candlekeep Webmaster Posted - 08 Nov 2002 : 17:25:58
Hi folks

Just wanted to do a bit of a quick survey, this isnt where id normally post a topic such as this but as this is the most popular forum sub-category then I thought it would be the best place to get everyones attention

We Scribes of Candlekeep are just wondering what usage you all get out of this site and the forum, so If you could please take a moment to answer the following questions then it will be a great help to us:

1) How often do you visit this forum?
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the Products\Novels categories?
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

Thanks for your time.
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cpthero2 Posted - 23 Oct 2020 : 19:33:42
Acolyte AlexMcClay2000,

Welcome to the Keep!

Best regards,

AlexMcClay2000 Posted - 30 Jun 2020 : 07:51:36
Hi folks

1) How often do you visit this forum?
I visit this forum a couple of times a month

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Once a week.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Yes.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Yep, it's always interesting to know how others adapt the Realms to make it their Realms.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Not as often as I'd like to.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yep.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
Content-wise it's a 10/10. Visually and aesthetically its like a 2/10. Im fairly new to the Realms and I know that is is the best place to be informed on Realmslore, but the way the forum is, its just hard to navigate, hard to search stuff (like it just give you the post, not the page that what you are looking for is in).
Compaste Posted - 17 Mar 2020 : 07:26:39
Hi folks

1) How often do you visit this forum?
I visit this forum thrice a week.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Once a week.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Yes.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Of course! I always check those every time I visit the site.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Yes, I do.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yep.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
I rate this 7, because I think this site needs to be more active so the community will grow and we'll have a lot to discuss about.
Harksen Posted - 06 Mar 2020 : 14:06:36
I guess I'd better do this

1) How often do you visit this forum?

I have begun checking it out about two times a week.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?

About two times a week.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)

Not particularly, no. Then again, I joined recently. It may change.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?

Yes. I do prefer fan-created articles, though.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?

No.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?

Yes. Mainly "Running the Realms".

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

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tmcvicar2 Posted - 12 Feb 2020 : 17:46:57
1) Just about everyday.
2) Same as above
3) I occasionally look at them
4) yes, both. So little canon comes out that I am interested in, fan created stuff is about all I have left to look at.
5) Everytime I visit. It's my main usage on this site.
6) I do searches when I am looking for info about something specific.
7) 8, only because I wish it was much more active. But, that isnt your fault.

Tom
cpthero2 Posted - 12 Feb 2020 : 06:35:43
Hello Master Alaundo,

In answer to the following questions you asked...

Hi folks

1) How often do you visit this forum?

I never visit the general Forgotten Realms chat. This is my first.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?

I use it randomly. Once every couple of years I believe, for a stretch of time that is usually a month or two.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)

Very much so. With all of the information available, this is a nice quick stop-by that let's me see what is new at a glance.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?

Very much so. Go Snowblood! :)

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?

No, not really. I find the active topics to not be as relevant for me anymore as I don't pay much of any heed to 4e/5e.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?

Yes, I get involved in predominantly the Realmslore forum.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

Eh, there is too much to this site to have you benefit from a univariable output. However, that being said, I would rate it a 3. That 3 is largely predicated on the site needing to play some catch up to attract new users. We want the community to grow! :)


Thanks for your time.
CorellonsDevout Posted - 06 Aug 2018 : 21:42:51
quote:
Originally posted by Candlekeep Webmaster

Hi folks

1) How often do you visit this forum?
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

Thanks for your time.




1) not nearly as often as I used to (as evidenced by the fact I am just now seeing this), unless I am actively involved in a discussion. I usually check it every few weeks.

2) Same answer as above

3) haven't really paid attention, to be honest

4) while I support fans making their own stuff, I am only interested in canon at this point.

5) yup, check it whenever I come on the site

6) yeah, I use active topics to find which discussions in any category I might be interested in.

5) 5-6
Thraskir Skimper Posted - 28 Jul 2018 : 14:18:31
quote:
1) How often do you visit this forum?
5 times a week.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
There is a Candlekeep site?

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
???????

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Dogma is made for kids.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
I think so.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yes

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
6-7.
Grisix Posted - 05 May 2018 : 09:04:07
1) How often do you visit this forum?
once or twice per week

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
I am fairly recent here, so I am catching up on this part too, may be once a week until I am caught up. Some stuff there seems old and not updated anymore (like the compendium)

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
yes

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
I am more looking for "canon" information as my primary goal, but reading from others about their own takes is a good side quest :)

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
yes

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Depend on the subject, i will go there from the active topic is the subject picks my interest.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
10. I appreciate the knowledge shared here. I have not read all the books myself, and do not plan too, but I still want to try to preserve consistency with the current history of the realms. So this is a great resource.
Wrigley Posted - 26 Sep 2017 : 11:19:12
1) How often do you visit this forum?
usualy at least once per week
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Only in search for specific data
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
not much
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Yes
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Yes as a starting point
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yes
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
9 - Only function that could be better imho is search. If I look for specific word it would be great if the link would be for specific page of the discussion not entire topic. Some of them are huge and you have to look for highlighted text in ton of material.
DarkExcalibur42 Posted - 22 Sep 2017 : 15:44:36
1) How often do you visit this forum?

Prior to joining, I'd say I frequented this site maybe four or five times every time I started planning to run or play in a Forgotten Realms campaign. So probably at least that many times every year since... 2007? Any time I did a Google search, Candlekeep came up prominently with useful information. Eventually I decided I should just sign up already.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?

There's a what..? *searches* Oh. Once. Right now.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)

Not yet, but I may as my level of participation increases.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?

Not presently. Time constraints. But maybe in the future I'd have enough time to keep up with those!

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?

Yes, but not exclusively.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?

Running the Realms

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

Visual aesthetic: 6.5
It has a clean, simple look that's not distracting and gets me to the information I want. But by that same token, it won't be winning any beauty pageants. Low rating? Yes, but on a superficial value.

Sheer volume of information: 10

Relevance of what I'm looking for: 10
Google basically always returns Candlekeep when I have a Forgotten Realms question.

Community: 9
I've not been here long enough to rate this too thoroughly, but all the interactions I've read and the few threads I've contributed to have all been very personable and informative. Strong first impression.
KoraxtheGhoul Posted - 02 Jul 2017 : 16:43:22
1) Only once or twice previously.
2) Every few months, any time I am getting an adventure together.
3) Sure? I guess I really like seeing that the site is not completely dead.
4)Yes
5)N/A
6)N/A
7) 8, very useful but a bit dated.
LordXenophon Posted - 29 Dec 2015 : 14:01:55
quote:
Originally posted by Khaelieth
7) 7, assuming 5.5 is an average forum - the forum layout is quite dated (lack of Notifications, layout etc) but the community is helpful.



I get notifications.
Khaelieth Posted - 05 Dec 2015 : 13:18:11
1) Daily, if I'm running a campaign.
2) Rarely.
3) Yes
4) Adventures, certainly. Less interested in Fanon.
5) Nope
6) Yes, generally things to do with running my adventures - Running the Realms, Adventuring, Chamber of Sages, and Sages of Realmslore.
7) 7, assuming 5.5 is an average forum - the forum layout is quite dated (lack of Notifications, layout etc) but the community is helpful.
Delwa Posted - 17 Jun 2015 : 17:19:13
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by LordXenophon

quote:
Originally posted by Candlekeep Webmaster

Hi folks

Just wanted to do a bit of a quick survey, this isnt where id normally post a topic such as this but as this is the most popular forum sub-category then I thought it would be the best place to get everyones attention



After over 12 years of the results trickling in, I have to say that this is definitely not, as you called it, a "quick survey."



It is, in geological terms. Or in SageTime.



I would pay good money for a watch that runs in SageTime.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 17 Jun 2015 : 16:05:09
quote:
Originally posted by LordXenophon

quote:
Originally posted by Candlekeep Webmaster

Hi folks

Just wanted to do a bit of a quick survey, this isnt where id normally post a topic such as this but as this is the most popular forum sub-category then I thought it would be the best place to get everyones attention



After over 12 years of the results trickling in, I have to say that this is definitely not, as you called it, a "quick survey."



It is, in geological terms. Or in SageTime.
LordXenophon Posted - 17 Jun 2015 : 14:41:12
quote:
Originally posted by Candlekeep Webmaster

Hi folks

Just wanted to do a bit of a quick survey, this isnt where id normally post a topic such as this but as this is the most popular forum sub-category then I thought it would be the best place to get everyones attention



After over 12 years of the results trickling in, I have to say that this is definitely not, as you called it, a "quick survey."
doctorbadwolf Posted - 17 Jun 2015 : 08:12:09
1) How often do you visit this forum?
I lurk much more than I post, which I do every few months at the most frequent, I think?
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Too infrequently.
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Yes.
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Yes.
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Once in a while.
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yes.
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
8
BenN Posted - 11 Feb 2015 : 03:09:35
1) How often do you visit this forum?
Every day.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
I didn't know there was a homepage until very recently.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Sure.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Sure. I'm making some of my own, so it's interesting to see what others are doing.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
No.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
I also check out the two 'Sages' subforums too on a regular basis.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
7. There's a lot of great content here, but the interface & forum design are ancient!
Jayson_Neverstop Posted - 10 Feb 2015 : 21:24:14
1) How often do you visit this forum?
I just started. :)
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Don't think I have yet. Will rectify.
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Yes.
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Yes.
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Once in a while.
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yes.
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
8
CorellonsDevout Posted - 17 Nov 2014 : 02:07:31
1)and 2) I visit the site at least a couple times a week, more if there is a topic I have subscribed to, whether it is in general chats or some other topic

3) yes

4)mainly canon stuff

5) I check Active Topics every time I come on

6) yes

7) 7-8
Sylrae Posted - 16 Nov 2014 : 15:35:29
quote:
Originally posted by Candlekeep Webmaster
1) How often do you visit this forum?
I tend to go in chunks. I'll visit daily for a while, then I might not look at candlekeep for several months, then I'll visit daily for a while, etc.
quote:
2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?
Less often than the forum.
quote:
3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)
Sometimes, depending on the new content.
quote:
4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?
Yes, yes I am.
quote:
5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?
Almost Exclusively. I look to see if there are any interesting looking threads in the last while that I haven't read/responded to. It would be nice if there was a way for me to see which ones I have read, however, to see if there are any new posts since I last looked at it.
quote:
6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?
Yes, I also look at "Running the Realms", "D&D Core Products", and "Events".
quote:
7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)
8
Wooly Rupert Posted - 26 Feb 2014 : 21:08:39
quote:
Originally posted by Cbad285


5) I don't use the 'active topics' but I would if I knew how :)



It's a link at the top of the page. When you click on it, it list all the topics that have been updated since your last visit.
Cbad285 Posted - 26 Feb 2014 : 13:46:05
1) I try to visit everyday, most of the time to keep up on my own posts and any replies I might get.

2) I visit Candlekeep everytime I jump on the forums ;)

3) I'm interested in everything on this website. Whether or not I use it is another thing entirely. I only run 2nd edition so sometimes its too bothersome to try and read through rules for newer editions. However if the information surrounds areas that are part of my home campaign I'll certainly browse over them.

4) Yup, interested in both.

5) I don't use the 'active topics' but I would if I knew how :)

6) I mostly use 'Running the realms' and the 'adventuring' categories. Since that's my main focus in coming here is posting my own work, and looking up information regarding my campaigns.

7) 10! I love Candlekeep! I mean the idea that you can come here and look up almost anything realms related, regardless of printing or how obscure it might be. And if you can't find the answer yourself there are more than enough voices that will point you in the right direct. It's an interactive library and the people who make it go round cannot get enough praises from me! I would by you all a beer or two or three!
Derulbaskul Posted - 24 Dec 2013 : 09:43:37
1) How often do you visit this forum?

A few times a month although there are times when I hang around everyday.

2) How often do you visit the Candlekeep site itself?

Very rarely. Is it even updated now? Seriously. Even the link to the forums that changed about seven years still hasn't been updated: it mentions that the link has changed but you're about to be redirected. I think seven or so years is long enough so assume the new link is generally being used.

3) Are you interested in any of the actual site updates (as indicated on the sites Home Page)

See my previous answer.

4) Are you interested in fan-created articles on the site as well as official "canon" information?

Oh yes. Certain people here are unofficially official sources of canon.

5) Do you use the "Active Topics" function of the forum?

No.

6) Do you visit any other forum categories other than this "General Chat" or the ProductsNovels categories?

Yes, I generally trawl all of them except for those relating to novels.

7) How do you rate the site on a scale of 1-10 (1 being Low, 10 being High)

9+ for being able to obtain authoritive answers from genuine lore lords of the Realms but 1+ for the absolute mess of the forums (too many overlap) and the dated forum software that makes basic formatting a pain in the butt and has limited functionality compared to, say, ENWorld. Of course, as I make no financial contribution to the site I cannot formally complain about this and, even if I did, I would probably be pointed to the repeated statements over the past three (or more) years saying an upgrade is coming. I'm just assuming it's not coming (ie, it's on SageTime) but the simple fact is that the lore here remains priceless even if the place is otherwise a mess.

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