Apr 24, 2008
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Yelp Ain't Working

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 09:00 PM

Do you remember, a few months back, when I asked Sheldonistas to give feedback on The Sheldon Store using this Yelp link?

The idea was that it'd be far better for Sheldonistas to hear from one another about their experiences than it would be to hear it from me. And I still like that idea, I think it's a useful one. But Yelp ain't doing the job.

The Yelp site itself is more designed for local restaurants and stuff, not so much for the online world. Additionally, Yelp's software algorithms have automatically deleted the posts from any kind Sheldonistas who added their review of the store ...but who never posted anything else on their local restaurants. I can understand why Yelp's software would do that...but it doesn't help you or I if Sheldonistas don't want to comment on their local Domino's Pizza, as well as their Sheldon Store review. :)

But since I'd still like to do something like this, let me ask: Does anyone have an third-party review site they'd recommend for use with the Sheldon Store? If we can figure out a good one, we'll move the "O-fficial Sheldon Store Reviews" over there.

Thanks, in advance, for any ideas!

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Friday's Guest Artist: Brad Guigar of "Evil, Inc."

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 09:00 PM

You're no doubt already familiar with my friend, Halfpixel stablemate, "Webcomics Weekly" co-host, and "How To Make Webcomics" co-author... Mister Brad Guigar. He is, without doubt, one of the kindest people in cartooning, with draughtsman skills and a creative output that put me to shame. The guy does three strips, for heaven's sake! ...The brilliant, daily strip, Evil, Inc., the relationship-advice strip Courting Disaster, and the Eisner-nominated, Philadelphia slice-of-life strip, Phables.

In person, Brad is one of the most fun people I've ever attended a convention with...and so can't wait to join him in three weeks at Seattle's EMERALD CITY COMIC-CON (...if you're in the area, you're comin'! This show is going to be awesome, trust me.) He's just a great guy, all around — and if you're no familiar with the man or his work, you should treat yourself to both. :)

And, seeing as how Brad is a dear friend, please don't forget: If you enjoyed today's strip, drop Brad a note to thank him for today's trip down awesomeness lane!

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