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The Arcanamach
Master of Realmslore

1582 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2013 :  02:28:49  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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)


1. Usually multiple times/day.
2. Same as above. Isn't this the same question?
3. Yes
4. Yes Yes Yes. Many of CKs contributors are outstanding. And I just realized, CK is what Jimmy calls Clark on Smallville.
5. Yes
6. Yes
7. 10. Not only is the content pretty good, but the moderators do a great job here. I've seen promising sites bomb due to poor moderation and CK has outlasted a number of them (but then CK IS Superman). See how I tied that in there?

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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Xar Zarath
Senior Scribe

Malaysia
552 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2013 :  06:19:45  Show Profile Send Xar Zarath a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1)Daily, but just to see any updated threads.

2)Not often.

3)Yes, as long as it is beneficial to the site itself.

4)Yes, but could they be separated? it makes it easier to sift through info and keep them separated so there is no confusion between the two

5)Yes, and often

6)No, not so much

7)7 or 8

Everything ends where it begins. Period.



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Drustan Dwnhaedan
Learned Scribe

USA
323 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2013 :  06:20:54  Show Profile Send Drustan Dwnhaedan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1: Varies, but usually 2-3 per day.
2: Not very often. (Sorry.)
3: Yes.
4: Yes and yes.
5: Yes.
6: Yes, but not as much.
7: 10.

Edited by - Drustan Dwnhaedan on 24 Dec 2013 06:22:04
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Derulbaskul
Senior Scribe

Singapore
376 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2013 :  09:43:37  Show Profile Send Derulbaskul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Cheers
D

NB: Please remember: A cannon is a big gun. Canon is what we discuss here.
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Cbad285
Learned Scribe

152 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2014 :  13:46:05  Show Profile  Send Cbad285 an AOL message  Send Cbad285 a Yahoo! Message Send Cbad285 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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!

"Beware the Dream Fever!"
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
30284 Posts

Posted - 26 Feb 2014 :  21:08:39  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

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http://www.candlekeep.com
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Sylrae
Learned Scribe

Canada
306 Posts

Posted - 16 Nov 2014 :  15:35:29  Show Profile Send Sylrae a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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

Sylrae's Forgotten Realms Fan-Lore Index, with public commenting access to make for easier improvement (WIP)
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CorellonsDevout
Great Reader

USA
2033 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2014 :  02:07:31  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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

Sweet water and light laughter
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Jayson_Neverstop
Acolyte

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 10 Feb 2015 :  21:24:14  Show Profile Send Jayson_Neverstop a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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

"Monks have tails, you idiot! It's the apes that don't!" ~ Clueless Player

Neverwinter MMO Character: Jayson Neverstop, Human, Ranger, Level 48
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BenN
Learned Scribe

Japan
340 Posts

Posted - 11 Feb 2015 :  03:09:35  Show Profile Send BenN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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!

Edited by - BenN on 11 Feb 2015 03:10:36
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doctorbadwolf
Seeker

USA
31 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  08:12:09  Show Profile  Send doctorbadwolf an AOL message Send doctorbadwolf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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
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LordXenophon
Learned Scribe

USA
112 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  14:41:12  Show Profile  Send LordXenophon an AOL message Send LordXenophon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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."

Disintegration is in the eye of the Beholder.

Edited by - LordXenophon on 17 Jun 2015 14:43:39
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
30284 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  16:05:09  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
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Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1231 Posts

Posted - 17 Jun 2015 :  17:19:13  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)
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Khaelieth
Learned Scribe

79 Posts

Posted - 05 Dec 2015 :  13:18:11  Show Profile  Visit Khaelieth's Homepage Send Khaelieth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Also known on other forums as ChazSexington, Kusghuul, and Claudius.
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LordXenophon
Learned Scribe

USA
112 Posts

Posted - 29 Dec 2015 :  14:01:55  Show Profile  Send LordXenophon an AOL message Send LordXenophon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

Disintegration is in the eye of the Beholder.
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KoraxtheGhoul
Acolyte

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  16:43:22  Show Profile Send KoraxtheGhoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.
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DarkExcalibur42
Acolyte

USA
12 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2017 :  15:44:36  Show Profile Send DarkExcalibur42 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

"I excused myself by saying that I had set down nothing which was not strictly true, and he replied to the effect that therein lay my fault."
--Sir Henry Rider Haggard
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Wrigley
Senior Scribe

Czech Republic
426 Posts

Posted - 26 Sep 2017 :  11:19:12  Show Profile  Visit Wrigley's Homepage Send Wrigley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.
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