Top Web Comics is launching a new platform, called Webcomic Avenue, as announced on their Facebook page. More news are expected to come, but here's the very basics from their announcement: We are Webcomic creators as well and we are distressed at the lack of opportunities for many of us who work day after day to have our work of passion shine. In the last couple of months, we have been designing a new publishing platform for webcomics. This platform has been designed to offer creativity options to creators while offering fair opportunities to those who put in the effort. [...] Webcomic Avenue will be a stand alone site but it will be partnered with Topwebcomics. The partnership will be set to help webcomics get discovered and to allow Fans an opportunity to help spread the word of their favorite webcomics even more so than before! For one, Topwebcomics will be cleaned out very soon. This means that any accounts that have been inactive for 2 years will be suspended until the owner returns to Topwebcomics. Right now we have far too many webcomics that no longer exists and it is becoming a detriment to the user experience. Performing this cleaning session will help the performance of the site significantly. Secondly, any Webcomics who are members of Topwebcomics and also publishes on Webcomic Avenue will start each month with 500 free votes on Topwebcomics providing that they updated their Webcomic Avenue account at least once the month before. This will separate the active users with the non-active users. This option will allow Artists who are consistent with their updates to gain the additional visibility that they deserve. One might argue the fairness of these free votes but the way we see it, it is fair game as this option is available to everyone! Furthermore, we wanted to set up Webcomic Avenue in way that the fans are able to offer additional voting options for their favorite webcomics. Hence the plan to offer the following: Subscribing to a webcomic will add +5 votes as a one time only per Webcomic Avenue Account to the webcomic on TWC. Liking a webcomic page or strip will add +1 vote as a one time only per Webcomic Avenue Account to the webcomic on TWC. This is applicable to all webcomic pages or strips. Sharing a webcomic page or strip on Social Media will add +1 vote as a one time only per Webcomic Avenue Account to the webcomic on TWC. **Please note that unliking, unsubscribing and reliking and resubscribing will not add in additional votes** **This also means that binge reading a new webcomic and liking what you read can really help boost a webcomic's TWC performance.** You can find more info (and give your own opinion directly to TWC) here. So, what do you think about this initiative?