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02:05:04 AM Nov 25th 2013
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In light of recent removal by ozzi9816, I must ask:

Is this page REALLY limited to webcomics that are still running?

This sure isn't the case of the main Long Runners page...

Edit: Courtesy list of comics removed:
02:22:10 AM Nov 25th 2013
I would support adding those back — they did run for a long time.
07:30:05 AM Nov 25th 2013
So do I, by the way.
01:17:10 AM Dec 10th 2013
Prfnoff just added them back.
07:17:58 PM Feb 24th 2013
Wouldn't it be smarter to have the files labeled by year, rather than by how many years the comic has been running? That way the page wouldn't have to be updated every year.
11:41:04 PM Feb 24th 2013
edited by Telcontar
Maybe it's because some comics ran for a few years and then stopped for a while.
12:54:25 AM Feb 2nd 2013
1. There are webcomics that ended, but then the author continued the story in another webcomic. For example You Say It First and Walkyverse. Do those count as long runners?

2. If the comic started, say, in 1999, stopped for 2004-2008, then continued more or less uninterrupted, does this count as 5 (2009-present), 10 (1999-2003 + 2009-present) or 13 years?
01:49:37 AM Feb 2nd 2013
I'm no authority, but I'd be inclined to say "yes" to question 1 and "10" to question 2.
12:02:25 AM Mar 7th 2013
I came in to open the same discussion as your number 1.

The Walkyverse deserves an honourable mention at the very least.
12:19:45 PM Jan 27th 2013
edited by doubleyouteeeff
So is Archive Panic the new article for comic length by page?
06:31:57 AM Jan 12th 2013
Changed page layout and added commented out warning per [1]
09:51:29 PM Nov 30th 2012
I'm PRETTY sure Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan should be here. Began as a print comic in the 90s before being transferred to the web and continued. I'm not sure how many strips there are, but even without counting spinoffs it's gotta be several thousand.
11:35:43 AM Nov 5th 2012
edited by MrInitialMan
A roll-call of comics that have rune for 10 years and longer.

07:45:33 AM Nov 27th 2012
In 2002, not even Team Special Olympics or the Gangbunch Fora existed, so MS Paint Adventures being 10 years old is out of question.
06:20:15 AM Jul 7th 2011
Hey, questionable content's 1000th comic was released in 2007, not 2009. look at the copyright at the bottom of the comic. unless guest strips don't count, which i didn't see written.
04:04:18 PM Mar 12th 2011
There are a couple comics that are almost certainly worthy of this, but they don't meet the criteria. Neglected Mario Characters is the best example, running from November 1997 to January 2011.
03:46:08 PM Nov 18th 2011
not to mention each "comic" is super long
07:51:18 AM Nov 29th 2010
Phil Likes Tacos by Andrew Bilitz (http://fulltimeink.com/plt) has over 3000 strips, and has been running daily since 2002.
01:58:59 PM Mar 10th 2010
Only 18 comics? What's the criteria for 'conventional long runners'?
06:12:17 PM Sep 1st 2010
Apparently, it's a 1000 strips or more. But what counts as a strip?

Take for example The Goblins. I got no idea at what number of strips he is. But he does at least a page per week and all of them, except the first few pages are full color. Does a full page count as three 'strips'? Would the sunday update that's a bit longer for some webcomics count as two strips then? Would that overly complicate it? The Goblins started in 2005 and released about a page or more each week. That brings him at roughly 50*5=250 pages. If one page is one strip, he'll need another 15 years to become a long runner. If one page counts as three strips, he would need about two, three years to become a long runner.

The difference between for example, Biff with one image/update and The Goblins, with one page/update is quite big. But in a week time they produce roughly the same amount of drawings. If each update is a strip, then someone could potentially come along with a webcomic that's 25 pixels each update. He could become a longrunner in a month. So, to recap, what i'm asking is what exactly is a strip? How is it defined?
03:45:32 PM Nov 18th 2011
Pages. Like for MSPA, one of those "panel and text" is a page. for OOTS, it's the full page. for daily comics that are a few panels long, well that's one strip.
07:36:34 PM Jun 6th 2012
And on topic to this short discussion, my comic (not to pimp it, simply noticing on a trawl of TV Tropes) Castlevania RPG has 1750+ official strips in the main archive, but that's just the official numbers. Many comics are multi-part, multi-page strips, which by this reckoning count as one "total" strip. Additionally, there are side-arcs, back stories, and a cross-over comic all officially part of the continuity (and hosted on the site), which brings the total (last I checked) to over 3700 comics.

As I said, I'm not pimping (or trying to increase my own standing). Just a simple clarification of what "counts" would seem to be in order. Would help a lot of people answer the question, anyway. ;)
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