OK, for the record: although I thought some of his reasons and criticisms were wrong, I largely agreed when Jonathan said that Tor.com was late to the party and unnecessary to the online genre scene.
Considering how long the Tor site has been in the pipeline – and the original-content-producing clout they have behind them – how could launching this now possibly be a sane option by comparison to just reskinning PHPbb and chucking it in a subdomain so your regular readers can beef without cluttering the comment threads?
Coming as it does from a site that hasn’t had a properly functional RSS feed since I started reading that way in late 2005, I hope you’ll all forgive me for not rushing over there to add you as a friend.
I follow a fair few PR and social media commentators via blogs and Twitter, and it’s interesting how social network saturation is finally starting to set warning flags a-waving among those who were first to praise their potential. Too much of a good thing, perhaps… but as has been pointed out, there’s no need to do anything. The web’s always been pretty Darwinian; many are born, few survive to thrive. [image by wafdaros]
[ 1 – Unnecessary does not equate to useless or unenjoyable, in case that isn’t obvious. ]
[ 2 – Unless something has changed since last time I tried it around December last year, of course. ]