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I am just about to get my writing website back on-line. Could we have a section where members put a link to their personal websites so we can easily find them?

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It's called Playwrights on the Web - an international database of playwrights and their websites

http://www.stageplays.com/writers.htm

 

 

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Thanks Thain - but I was thinking of something just particualr to the Board members here. There are some great other listings sites such as http://www.doolee.com which is well worth a look.

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The Forum is part of Playwrights on the Web - to have two Listings would be confusing and unnecessary

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Okey-dokey - I just thought a little list of the members here would be fun to have for those times when one wants to do a bit of surfing to see who is who - I am so nosey!

I headed over to the Playwrights on the Web database and the two random links I chose were dead (one went to a free hosting company home page) so I am not sure how up to date it is.

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As ever, we hope people will report dead links

What were they ?

 

 

 

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If people included their website in their profile......

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Exactly.

If you click on any member's profile, their link, if they are smart about it, is right there waiting to be clicked.

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Woo hoo! I'm one'a them there smart folkses! Click me! Click me now!

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My website, Arlene's Stage, is listed, too.  Not a playwright, but if you need a Stage Director or Dramaturg, check me out!   Or say hello on MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/arlenestage.

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I'm wondering why this particular thread has had over 1,200 viewings.

Hmmm.

Any ideas?

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My guess would be that more people view the forum than the Playwrights on the Web section of Stageplays.com

People are looking for the shortcut to the members' websites IMHO.

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Last edited on Tue Jul 31st, 2007 12:37 am by

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I think this has gotten this many many hits because people are interested in listing (yet again) their web sites.

Just about no one has been interested in visiting those sites.

List your site thru the database that is part of this larger site.

If you are making an announcement about an upcoming show -- have any pertinent links in that announcement -- like the theater web site and your personal site of appropriate. Put your web link on your profile.

A seperate portion for listing sites will only be a rehashing of info spread all over the place.

It wouldn't be used as a resource for people, just more link fodder.

Come up with an interesting way to incorporate your link into a meaningful post. That will increase traffic to your site. Other than that, having a seperate spot for them here is a waste of space.

--Kato

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Thank you, K - given the attitude implied in some previous posts, it sounds better coming from you than me

That said, for the record, Paddy and I are always willing to consider suggestions for the creation of new spaces and the fostering of fresh dialogue within the Forum

 
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Despite having been posting here for a while, I hadn't added my site to my profile. Doh! Rectified that. Glad it came up in discussion, made me think 'Oh yeah, ummmm..'
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thain wrote:  As ever, we hope people will report dead links

What were they ?


Hi Paul,

Sorry to be getting into the discussion so late but you can check for dead links through:
http://www.dead-links.com/

It's pretty easy to use. Just paste the URL of the page you want checked and hit Enter or click the "Launch The Spider" button and wait for the dead links to show up.

Deepak

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Many thanks, Deepak - I'll give it a go

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I'm also contemplating the creation of a lens on squidoo.com about playwrights, but skewed to keywords that people use to search for scripts. This is because people on the web rarely search for scripts by name or playwright. Rather, they type in the kind of play they're looking for, along with words like "play", "script", etc.

For example, I target schools and colleges so I'd have keywords like "school", "college", "comedy", "India", "international", etc. in my lens section. Similarly, other playwrights may have keywords like "adult", "community", "absurd", etc. Not too technical or jargon-heavy, just things that lay people are likely to use as keywords.

I've tried visiting the websites of a couple of playwrights but there is not indication of the type of plays they have available for production and at whom those plays are targeted. There are lists of plays, true, but very little indication of who might best benefit from the plays.

I'm thinking, if people post the type of plays they have available, I can then create a lens and bung in the playwrights' names, plays, genres, target audiences, etc., along with the link to the playwrights' websites.

Or maybe Paul would like to include this in the "Playwrights On The Web" page. We then just update our listing with the details. It'll save me the trouble of creating the lens :)

Deepak
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