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[OtBP] What do you think about this forum?


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#1 Ben

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

This doubles as an example thread.

I think that if we can maintain activity in here, we could definitely have something neat on our hands. It's basically a fusion of a wiki with a forum.

What I'm not sure about is how people are going to deal with the spam topics. I really hope that we don't wind up with too many of them.

#2 Neptune

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:14 AM

Personally, I think it's a pretty dang good idea. It gives more freedom to a point. It's nice just being able to post a topic about something like the weather and the like. ^_^

#3 Nathaniel

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:01 AM

I am unsure how I feel about it yet. I will play it by ear.

#4 Ben

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

I could never associate the expression "play it by ear" in my mind with a visual that actually means what it says. It makes me think of someone with their ear on a gamepad for some reason, despite the origins of the saying. It's really strange.

But yeah, this is an experiment, and if it turns out not to work, then ... it doesn't work. However we really should open it to the public first. icon_razz.gif

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE(Noir @ Jun 20 2008, 11:29 AM) View Post

It makes me think of someone with their ear on a gamepad for some reason, despite the origins of the saying. It's really strange.

/r/ videos of Noir playing Super Mario Bros. with her ear

I think this is a good idea, having basically a more-lenient version of GD where you seriously can talk about anything as long as it isn't completely over the top wtf or illegal.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:59 PM

I like the idea of this forum, if only because I think it will be extremely useful in getting to know other members.

#7 Ben

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:00 PM

The only problem is actually figuring out something to talk about. At first it might be difficult to redirect people here.

I am expecting the first [spam] thread to be opened within the hour, unfortunately.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:03 PM

Call me an optimist, but I think we've done all we reasonably can to avoid this becoming a spam haven. Time to sit back and watch our assumptions interact with others.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:33 PM

It's intriguing, but the posts in here have probably way too much content... they could just as easily go in GD/GE.

What we need is a good loungey-type thread where we can stray from the subject and talk about whatever the hell we want. Who agrees? And who wants to volunteer to start one?

I'm enjoying the company here though, most of the members that are attracted to this forum seem like awesome people. I might stay.

#10 Nathaniel

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:36 PM

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What we need is a good loungey-type thread where we can stray from the subject and talk about whatever the hell we want.

I think there was a plan for that. Either ShadowTiger or Noir can elaborate on that more.

#11 Alestance

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:48 PM

If I actually didn't think of this forum, I wouldn't be here.

The people are great, and fun. They can take jokes, and make jokes, and for the most part, we're like a family most of us may never have had.

#12 Ben

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Ramblin' Evil Mushroom @ Jun 20 2008, 11:33 PM) View Post


What we need is a good loungey-type thread where we can stray from the subject and talk about whatever the hell we want. W


ShadowTiger was planning on making said thread (LOL RHYME!) so, I wanna wait on her.

I also quoted a capital W completely by accident. I will leave it there.

#13 Russ

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:02 PM

Good idea. I like the idea of having spam thread allowed.

#14 Alestance

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:03 PM

I reiterate from a while back: Just be careful of people like me icon_razz.gif

TIE YOUR SHOES OR FALL INTO WATER! *splash!*

#15 Ben

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:22 PM

Well, I was wrong. It's been an hour and 22 minutes and still no spam thread.

I owe no one any money. icon_frown.gif


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