Edit: Well, that thread was a thing. Not relevant anymore since the creation of the book club category.
I was scrolling down the list of threads in the reading subcategory and realized that thread creators are mostly a handful of usual suspects.
This isn’t a very formal survey, since I’m doing everything on my phone, so sorry if I missed you I may make a script to be more systematic about in the future, but I doubt it. Maybe I can just wait for @Kumirei to do it for me.
So, without further ado, people that immediately popped out (not surprising): (at time of posting) seanblue 111 threads Radish8 110 threads
Some random rainbow colored turtle shell 83 84 with this thread. icefang97 58 threads
Between the 4 of us, we account for 42% of the threads in the category. This cannot be a coincidence, post your best conspiracy theory.
Beyond that, a few people that had notable scores (> 10 threads): FlamySerpent 31 threads Sylph 31 threads afunian 21 threads NicoleRauch 21 threads MissMisc 18 threads kopp 17 threads Zizka 12 threads
Adding them to the total, we get to just above 59%! That’s insane, but I guess it makes sense considering the structure of book clubs.
An updated version has been posted here by @yukinet. Thanks a lot!
In the meantime, I’m marking the script to automatically get the updated scores as solution.
I wonder who this rainbow turtle shell may be…
The only turtle I know is an onion one so…
If I have to try one then hum… how about taking over by being isekai? We read everything we can about other world so if we get isolated we would be invincible and have endless knowledge… maybe…
Or the books that are been read are actually propaganda book for the global organization or something…
yeah… I’m not good with inventing theories
I think we they are bots trying to compute the answers through complex operations involving thread posting at specific times. Isn’t it suspicious that threads mostly increase on specific days of the week? Dun dun duuuuun.
Maybe this thread should be in the campfire category, actually
I’m just searching up all the 四字熟語 you guys just put and I was not disappointed.
I like to be different it make me feel special
I would probably like to start another book club for another serie but I don’t know if I can correctly manage two book club. It’s a commitment and I already forget to post the thread from time to time. That and I already read a lot.
I know that feeling too well. At school in our club, there was no one who wanted to volunteer for anything. Again it’s so much easier to just follow than managing a book club. When I started 獣の奏者 after been managing the Re Zero book club for a long time it feels so light, so easy. I don’t dislike managing the book club don’t take me wrong on that. I think one book club managing at a time is enough. It’s not really hard anyway. I just moslty copy-paste each week then make polls. It’s just harder in the beginning but once it’s running there is no problem. It is just sad when no one writes in the thread you make but other than that. It’s probably like 5 minutes per week.
But yeah it’s always sad when no one volunteers to do stuff and it’s always up to the same people. At some point they get tired and everything crumbles. I have seen it more than once.
You’re the main organizers and long standing members of the book clubs, which means that (a) you probably nominate more books than others (because you are interested in keeping the club going), and (b) even if somebody else nominated a book, they might not be around any more when the book gets picked, so you take over and run the club for that book.
Now you got me surprised! I was expecting more like 90% here?! What are the other 50% of threads about, if not book clubs?
It might be some kind of cognitive bias, but I feel like my books are never picked
Well, there are more book clubs, but with only a few threads per book, so that the authors didn’t make it past the arbitrary 10 thread mark. There are a few threads that are not related to book clubs, but obviously they get dwarfed by weekly threads.
My question came more from the fact that I feel like people are creating new book clubs all the time (right now, I see stuff about starting a One Piece one, a Harry Potter one, a 3月のライオン one, a 1Q84 one…) so I would expect a much smoother distribution, I don’t know
At the moment all of those are just one thread each though And there’s also a few book clubs that just have one thread per volume or some series that just have one discussion thread for the whole thing, so those don’t increase the total amount of threads as much as weekly book clubs do.
All for チーズスイートホーム. And if we didn’t make one thread per week for the first few books, I wouldn’t pass the >10 threads requirement before volume 11 (on 12).
So, whatever conspiracy you are part of, I’m not
I thought of making a chart of how many winning books each person has, but since quick-links to the nominations of winning books aren’t typically retained after the book has won, I’d have to read through the entirety of all of the club main threads, and I’m not too sure I want to do that…
I have been thinking about how to organize the HP book club actually, so I’ll ask here: Is it better to make one thread per chapter and link to that thread from the main thread, or is it better to keep everything in one thread? I see that most book clubs have one thread per week or per chapter, but that means that there are very many threads. Maybe I’m overthinking this…
This is probably something like recency bias (if that’s a thing). We’ve seen lots and lots of new book clubs by many people very recently (therefore not so many threads), but there are many old book clubs run by the old “gang” that already accumulated many threads, and so they, well, accumulated
On the other hand, you are running book clubs for other nominations, no? Like Kino, Haruhi, Night Market, and probably others. (I did not check who proposed those books, though…)
Oh, and looking at the old clubs, I guess you missed out on @Sylph who ran Konbini and Hyouka (this is 31 threads already) plus probably other clubs as well?