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Old 05-16-2009, 02:28 AM   #39
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Default Re: Call for Playtesters: GURPS Low-Tech

Originally Posted by Kromm
Playtests for large books typically run for about a month – and that's a generous definition of "month," closer to 30 weekdays or six calendar weeks. Which means that a 50% increase in list membership translates as roughly an extra 50 posts to read each workday. Even if they all took a minute to scan, that's almost an extra hour in the day . . . and most take more than a minute to truly grasp, relate to other posts, etc.
I believe there has been some improvement in this respect in the last couple of years since I've been flogging the plebes harder about quote-trimming and such; longer threads tend to take less time per message to follow.

At least that's my impression; some authors seem to find a ten-message and twenty-message threads daunting the way some posters were intimidated by one-hundred-message and two-hundred-message first days.
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