Yesterday we posted a transcript of a portion of Senior Community Coordinator David Bass’ interview on the Mos Eisley Radio podcast. This generated a good conversation in the Comments section which prompted David Bass himself to respond with the acknowledgement that it can be difficult for new fansites to find their way. He also talked about a virtual meeting with more fansites. When one commenter asked how BioWare supports the fansite community, David wrote:
More David Bass and Comments after the jump.
We do it by providing a direct point of contact to someone at BioWare, i.e. Me. Do you know of any other companies that have a specific person whose sole job is “Fan Site Liaison”? It was a role we created when I started here, because it’s something BioWare believes very strongly in. The problem is that new sites don’t necessarily realize that outlet is there… the Fan Site Kit page points out the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you never visit that page, you’d never know it was there. That’s something we’re working on… more exposure and help for people who want to start a fan site, beyond a kit full of assets.
And just to address one of the first posts, we ARE planning a virtual meeting for the fan sites, and we told all of the fan sites that over a month ago in our weekly emails.
We were pleased to learn, err, be reminded that BioWare plans to have a meeting for a larger group of fansites in the future. We will be reading those weekly emails with a little more care in the future!