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The Blueboard is Streamlining has Streamlined!

After 17 years, it's time for some serious housecleaning here at the Blueboard. In the coming weeks, administrators will be restructuring the board to make it more user-friendly and up-to-date. We'll be deleting obsolete boards, combining others, and eliminating services duplicated on the SCBWI website. For more information on SCBWI, https://www.scbwi.org/

We won't be closing the board while we do this, so don’t worry if things seem to disappear before your eyes. When we’re done, the Blueboard will be much more compact, easier to navigate, simpler to use, and just as friendly and helpful as before.

If you have questions about these changes, ask them here. If you experience any difficulties during this transition, use the Contact a Moderator link at the top of the page and one of us will be happy to assist you.
#1 - August 19, 2020, 09:23 PM
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So exciting!

Thanks for all you do.

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#2 - August 20, 2020, 05:21 AM

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You are welcome, Ree. We anticipate a much easier-to-navigate and friendlier board when we are done with this huge task, but at the same time, we plan to keep the important, up-to-date information that everyone wants and needs.
#3 - August 20, 2020, 07:28 AM
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Sounds exciting! Hope in this new version we can also a section that stores helpful information in current blueboard.
#4 - August 20, 2020, 09:55 AM

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Thanks, Verla!
#5 - August 20, 2020, 04:34 PM
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Maybe when I see the "cleaned up" board I'll be inspired to carry it over to my clutter, or maybe I'll just enjoy the fruit of your work and say a big Thank You for doing it.
#6 - August 20, 2020, 04:36 PM

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Very exciting. Can't wait. :)
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#8 - August 20, 2020, 07:21 PM
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Yay!
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Verla,
I hope this will lead to a lot more use. I try to promote the Blue Boards with our members, but it's a bit discouraging when people click through and see forums that haven't been posted in regularly. I'd love to get the critique connections type areas working more actively, since we have lots of members looking for critiques, more than we can keep up with in our local crit groups.
Thanks so much!
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#10 - August 25, 2020, 03:23 AM

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Excited to see the upcoming Blueboard update! Curious to find out if the Graphic Novel/GN section will be disappearing? Or if that will be merged into something else? I was looking for that section and couldn't find it. 

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#11 - August 25, 2020, 06:41 PM

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Graphic Novels won't be disappearing. We are working now to figure out the best place for it.  Possibly in the Illustrator section somewhere....
#12 - August 26, 2020, 07:12 AM
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Thank you, Verla!
#13 - August 26, 2020, 01:21 PM

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Cool, I like this board but often feel overwhelmed. Streamlining might well help. Thanks for taking on what must be an enormous task.
#14 - August 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

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Cool, I like this board but often feel overwhelmed. Streamlining might well help. Thanks for taking on what must be an enormous task.

If you only knew! :bewildered :desk 
#15 - August 28, 2020, 05:03 AM
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Will there still be a home for translation on (in?) the Blueboard? SCBWI now has translator members in 66 regions. Thanks for all you do!
#16 - August 29, 2020, 06:20 PM

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Thank you for all your efforts to make this a useful and very important tool for all of us! Especially now when communications are mostly online.... I appreciate you!
#17 - August 30, 2020, 12:18 PM

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Will there still be a home for translation on (in?) the Blueboard? SCBWI now has translator members in 66 regions. Thanks for all you do!

Hi Avery, Let me get back to you on this. I'm looking into it.
#18 - August 31, 2020, 06:23 PM
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Thank you!
#19 - August 31, 2020, 07:42 PM

Is there still a spot for work-for-hire posts? Thanks!
#20 - September 09, 2020, 11:40 AM

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Hi SC -- it looks like right now that Board is under a section that is only accessible to those who are SCBWI members.
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#22 - September 09, 2020, 04:14 PM

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Hi all, Curious what the latest is on a Translation board? Translation will be the topic of one of the Digital Workshops this fall, and a Translation board is just the sort of place where now, I would hope to spread the word about it!

https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-digital-workshops-return-september-17/
#23 - September 09, 2020, 07:49 PM

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Do SCBWI members have a separate board with more categories? I'm not a member, but really do love these boards and don't want to miss anything.

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Hi all, Curious what the latest is on a Translation board? Translation will be the topic of one of the Digital Workshops this fall, and a Translation board is just the sort of place where now, I would hope to spread the word about it!

https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-digital-workshops-return-september-17/
Avery, I know Rebecca was going to look into it, but the SCBWI office has been closed due to the virus, everyone's working remotely, and it has been difficult to reach the right person. Admins are having a Zoom meeting Friday afternoon US time and we might know more after that.  For now, I suggest for now that you post in SCBWI General Topics and be very specific in your subject line.
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Question, Do SCBWI members have a separate board with more categories?
Yes they do, Ree.
#26 - September 10, 2020, 07:11 AM

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Avery, I know Rebecca was going to look into it, but the SCBWI office has been closed due to the virus, everyone's working remotely, and it has been difficult to reach the right person. Admins are having a Zoom meeting Friday afternoon US time and we might know more after that.  For now, I suggest for now that you post in SCBWI General Topics and be very specific in your subject line.

Thanks for the update! Really appreciate the consideration and time especially in this challenging season.
#27 - September 11, 2020, 02:12 AM

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Thanks, Verla, and Admins and Mods!
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Thanks for all the hard work being done on the redesign of the site. However, I cannot find a response category. Is that gone?
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