I've been thinking about making some more updates to the site now ever since the new year. Recently, I've also gotten a few emails from people asking when I will start adding new content to the site again, and even a couple which asked if I was "done" updating the site now I that all the essential information has been added. I'm hoping to begin adding some amazing new stuff to the site soon, and I'm definitely far from being out of ideas.
However, I wanted to get all of your feedback on which of the following ideas you'd like to see added to the site first. Whichever option wins simply means I will prioritize that first, and doesn't mean that the other options won't ever be added to the site. Here are the ideas I'm pondering adding, so let me know which option you want to see added to the site first!
The first question asks about which update you'd most like to see implemented on the site, while the second and third questions ask for miscellaneous suggestions, if you have any. If you do not want to answer questions 2 and/or 3, you can just leave those responses blank and your response will still submit. As a reminder, the system will only allow you to vote once, and will delete all duplicate responses from the same IP address.
Thanks so much for your input in advance, and I'm super excited to see what you guys suggest! The poll will close on March 16 at 1 p.m. (central) so if you have any input, make sure to respond to the poll before then! Please feel free to leave me any suggestions in the comments as well! :)
Though I'm sure no one noticed this, I wanted to let you all know that a few days ago, I made the decision to permanently shut down the site's forum, which has been essentially completely inactive (other than occasional log-ons from me) since May 2016. On Monday, I deleted all the forum's posts and made the forum no longer accessible by completely erasing it from the ProBoards database.
Admittedly, I've been contemplating deleting it for a while now as basically since late 2015, the only one regularly active on there was me, and towards spring of 2016 even I barely checked the forum. While the forum didn't succeed, I still remain very proud of this site and have no plans to shut this site down. Despite its poor traffic and only 16 members (including me) joined in its nearly 3 years of being online, I still am very glad I decided to experiment and try out creating my own forum.
Lastly, I'd like to take this time to thank the 15 members who joined the forum. In addition, I'd like to give a special thanks to both GroovyScooby and Scoob16 for offering to help out with the forum and becoming part of the forum staff, even if it was short-lived! You both made fantastic admins, and I am so thankful to both of you for being such a great help on the forum!
I realize that generally I reserve this blog for news, but I wanted to share that I've created a new page on the site. I've added a "List of Scooby-Doo Releases" page (which can be found under "Home Media Releases" on the side menu bar. On this page (or rather several pages) I've listed each individual DVD organized by the type of set. You can find pages for Season Sets, Volumes, and Movies. Under each set I've listed the cover art, release date, episodes included, format (ex: DVD vs. Blu-Ray), number of discs and any special features that the set may include. I hope this is a helpful tool that will make finding and classifying the DVDs you want easier, especially in the sense that WB often releases both volumes and season sets for the exact same series (A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, for example). The season sets are often less expensive in the long run, as they are generally about $20-30 while purchasing all the different volumes can run about $10 per volume. I created these pages in attempt to help Scooby fans research which DVDs have which episodes on them, as quite frankly it can be very challenging to know which DVDs are worth your money and which aren't.
However, you may notice I did not include any of the double feature sets on the Movies page. I considered including them, but I worried it might make things too cluttered and confusing for people if I added all the double feature DVDs WB has released over the years. That's why I wanted to ask you all (as you're the ones who are viewing the site!) if you thought the double feature sets should be included on the page, or if would only serve to make the page confusing.
If you have an opinion on this, please let me know in the poll below!
POLL UPDATE: Due to the very close amount of votes between "Yes" and "No," I just added the titles of each of the double features for now.
I also plan to eventually add a Compilation Sets page, though due to huge amount of compilation sets out there, it could take quite a while to complete. In the meantime, I hope these pages are useful and serve as a good research tool before you purchase any Scooby DVDs.
Happy February everyone! As promised, I've tallied up the results for the Weekly Blog Series Poll and will give a run-down of what they are in this post.
Overall, there were 21 different voters in the past week that the poll has been up. The results were:
Would you prefer a more content-based or interactive-based blog series?
Which of the following ideas for a new blog series is your favorite?
Weekly Articles/Reviews: 13
Question of the Week: 6
Fan Art Fridays: 1
Weekly Trivia Contest: 1
Would you prefer the fun facts to be posted on Fridays (Fun Fact Fridays), rather than Mondays?
So as you can see, the weekly articles won! As I mentioned, the weekly articles may not start *immediately*, but my goal is to start doing them relatively quickly. Unfortunately, my schedule as of currently is already incredibly busy, and I'd like to focus what little time I have for now on finishing work on a few pages, before starting something new (I'll explain more on this in a moment).
It was really fun to see the results this time! I thought it was particularly cool that all the results leaned toward one option, and none of the numbers were tied or close to one another. It was also really cool to see so many people wanting the Fun Facts to continue being posted every Monday! If any of the questions would have had numbers that were tied or very close, I thought it would for sure be that one. But it's an awesome feeling for me, knowing that you guys love our little tradition every Monday. I really enjoy writing those every week, so great to see that you enjoy them too!
Earlier on, I mentioned that the articles may take a while because I'm working on other pages currently. I'm happy to say the Character Page is almost finally done! I just need to take screencaps of each of the characters, and the page will be complete. It's turning out really good so far, and it's exciting for me to finally be finishing what one person called the "elusive character page" (which is quite possibly my new favorite term for it), which has been a working progress since March 2015. I also am already working on an addition to the new Internet Games page, which will specifically highlight the Crystal Cove Online game (which btw, is now available again).
While I can't guarantee an article every single week these next few weeks, I will say that there will be a special Valentine's Day article coming by the 14th! Thank you to everyone who voted and I'm excited to show you guys all I've been working on!
First of all let me apologize for the lack of posts and updates lately. As with many people I am currently incredibly busy and overwhelmed with the holidays approaching, as well as recently returning from a week-long Thanksgiving family reunion and having several birthday celebrations with friends and family last week. Admittedly I've even written several of the fun facts in advance (due to not having time to write them on Sunday nights/Monday mornings as I usually do) and using the site's autotimer feature to post the fun facts automatically. One of my new year's resolutions for 2017 is definitely to keep up a better presence on both the site and in the online Scooby fandom in general.
So my question to you guys is what would you like to see on the site next year? I have several ideas myself, but if you have an idea, please let me know in the comment section and I'd love to hear it!
Here are my ideas:
More articles - I know I write a lot of news articles, but I was thinking about writing more non-news articles, including reviews and other fun articles discussing about aspects of the series and asking more critical/opinion-based questions that are a bit more interactive and discussion-provoking.
Another weekly blog series - In addition to the fun facts, I was considering creating another weekly blog series of sorts which would include a weekly post. I'm not sure what it would be yet (as you can probably tell by my vague wording lol), but I'd love to hear your ideas if this is something you'd like to see in the comments.
Home media release page - This would be a huge amount of work, but it's something I think would be really cool. I was considering creating a page with information on each and every DVD, Blu-Ray and VHS release. It would probably take a while, but it would be an extension of sorts of the How to Have a Complete Scooby Collection Guide which I know has helped tons of people.
Fan art page - My fourth and final idea is to have people to submit fan art for a new Fan Art page on the site. However, for this one, I'd like to have at least a few people interested in submitting some fan art before I create the page. If you are interested in this idea in addition to voting for it, could you send me an email via the contact form?
If you have another idea in addition to the options in the poll or if you want to explain why you picked what you picked/why you like that option best, please let me know in the comments!
Also, be sure to look for a special holiday article coming next week, plus a 2016 year-in-review post!
Thank you so much for your input guys!
I want to sincerely apologize for the site being down for so long. Unfortunately, a glitch that was severely distorting text and images was causing the site to display incorrectly. The long down-time was necessary to fix the issue and to prevent this sort of issue from happening again.
However, I have made some updates to the site while it was down! First of all, you've probably noticed there is a new header picture at the top of the page. I've created these header images for all the pages on ScoobySnax.com, and added them to each page. Secondly, I've completed a new page on the site, the Scooby-Doo In Other TV Shows Guide. This page lists all the major appearances and crossovers of Scooby-Doo with other TV shows, including the three Dynomutt crossovers, the Johnny Bravo crossovers, and more! Most excitingly, I've created the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode guide, complete with villain pictures, meaning the site's episode guide is entirely complete, and now lists every episode the Scooby-Doo franchise!
And now for what most of you guys are probably wondering...what about the weekly fun facts? Will the fun facts for the weeks that the site was down just be skipped over? I'm happy to say no, and in fact, this week there is not one, but four fun facts (one for each week that was missed)! I'm even happier to say that the weekly fun facts, which have been a tradition on ScoobySnax.com every week since October 2014, has technically not been interrupted by the site being offline! Despite the site not being live, I still made a point to write and post a new fun fact on the site every Monday, despite that I was the only one who could see it. I wasn't going to let a dumb glitch cause a 106-week tradition to be broken! :) I recommend you scroll down and check out all four fun facts, as well as a few news posts I made this morning to catch you guys up on what's been going on in the Scooby world. In addition, this past week, ScoobySnax.com celebrated its 2-year anniversary of the weekly fun facts, which originally began on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Thank you all for being so incredibly patient as I fixed the glitch, and have fun looking around at the new updates! I am planning to make some more updates (which btw, you can always check out any update I've made on the site on this page anytime) very soon, so stay tuned!
I've got a bunch of cool new stuff coming to the site in April! Here's the April highlights for the site:
On This Day - Starting 4/1 (and no, this isn't an April Fools Joke :) ) I will be doing something special every week on the site. Every Wednesday, I will post something Scooby-related (an event, episode air date, etc.) that happened on the day of the post
No Thoughts and Things Friday- Today's Thought and Things Friday was the final one, it will not continue. Fun Fact of the Week will still continue every Monday.
New Home Page - I'm going to redesign the whole home page this April. More info to come soon.
Movie Reviews - Beginning April 1, I'm going to start posting movie reviews. At least one new movie review will be posted in early April.
Character Page - Right now, I only have the main 6 characters listed on the character page, I'm going to add the recurring characters to the page in April.
Forum - I've got some new things planned to get the forum up and running. Right now, we have only 10 members on the site. By the end of April, I hope to have at least 20!
And some more new updates :) - I'm not going to say much more, but there will be some great new updates to the site! Stay tuned!
April 6: A Special Holiday-Themed Fun Fact of the Week
April 8: On This Day #2
April 13: Fun Fact #27
April 15: On This Day #3
April 20: Fun Fact #28
April 22: On This Day #4
April 27: Fun Fact #29
April 29: On This Day #5
I am happy to announce that I've made a huge addition to the site this afternoon! I've added the Scooby-Doo Episode Releases Database as of today. The database is a list of home media releases organized by episode (meaning under each episode, every single DVD, VHS, etc. that the episode has been released on is listed). So, please, check it out, it looks amazing and I hope it will be a great resource for fans to use. I try to update this list every time a new DVD/ Blu-Ray is released in stores.
Check it out here:
With Valentine's Day today, I thought I'd do something special and give a game review for the online Valentine's-themed game, Scooby-Doo: Love Quest.
Basically, what you need to do is balance the hearts on Scooby's head and try to get them over to Fred, while watching out for the ghost.
Overall, I think the game had a creative idea, but I think it could have been more creative and less repetitive. But still, it's a fun game and I would recommend for Valentine's Day.
Play the game here:
A few weeks ago, I said that starting in 2015 that I would be making a lot of updates to the site. I've already started work on a few updates, and I've got a lot of updates planned for this month on the site. Here are some of the ones that you will see in the next few months: