Supporting rivals Apr 23, 2012 6:25:18 GMT
Post by nicola on Apr 23, 2012 6:25:18 GMT
I have done. That is precisely what caused my concerns because I could see this forum going the same way. If I want news of Katherine or whoever and I visit the appropriate forum, I don't want to have to wade through countless posts about other artists. If I want general news about anyone and everyone within the Crossover genre, I would look at Nicola's site.
Almost everytime I visit HWI, my first stop is the other artists thread. You may say this isn't very supportive of Hayley, but it's the only way I hear about Hayley - when I visit that site. The other option is not to log on there at all. The reason I don't wade through Hayley's topics much is because HWI has been around for over 5 years - things to be discussed have already been discussed, and it gets to the point that they discuss Hayley's earrings, dresses or her teeth - I have no interest in that. So I log on for the latest artist they are discussing, but I also look through the new topics page to see if there's any new news. A lot of the time, the threads are topics that have already been explored (how Hayley should crack America must have been discussed over ten times).
The point is, the "other artists" thread is a lure for me to go there. It's where things being discussed have not been discussed before, so I enjoy those threads (apart from when the odd member muscles in and says "They are not as good as Hayley!" (yawn). If that sub-forum wasn't there, I wouldn't visit, because I don't like the way they discuss Hayley. And yet, it's where I pick up my Hayley news. Objective successful. Allows me to go away and spread the latest Hayley news.
I only regularly attend three forums - I don't have the time I used to - so in many ways, my coverage is going to be biased towards Mary-Jess and Hayley because I go to their forums. Shame really...