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Posted by ronin (Member # 2229) on June 08, 2003, 11:06:
 
Realizing that -- as a newbie -- I have zero to little clout, I noticed something about the forums here that I found -- as a world-class geek -- to be a little disconcerting.

There don't appear to be enough forums.

While forums for anime and tech are great -- and I personally think the romance forums are pretty cool, too -- shouldn't there be forums for some of the other facets of geek culture? Video games? Music? Literature? RPG's? Sci-Fi? Any of the above?

Just a thought. I'm not even in to all of the above, but I'm a strong believer in equality for all my geek brothers and sisters.

.ronin
 
Posted by ilovemydualg4 (Member # 1234) on June 08, 2003, 17:24:
 
There aren't really enough of it to substantiate it, and that stuff still gets posted, it just gets shoved into other places... ex, a rant about how aweful it is that farscape is officailly over (again) would probably go in our stupid lives...
 
Posted by Punk Rawk Poet (Member # 2174) on June 08, 2003, 18:20:
 
If there were too many forums then it would take a long time of browsing etc. to find a topic worth posting on. I see your point, but I'm not sure it's necessary to have more forums
 
Posted by Shadow (Member # 1558) on June 09, 2003, 00:56:
 
While I agree with Punk Rawk Poet that too many forums would just slow the download times unnecessarily, I would love to see a games forum to cover anything from board games to our violent video games we love so much. (Should I have necroposted another thread for this? -always wanted to do that.. just to say I have done it. [Wink] )

Just my $0.02 USDA grade A dollar

-Shadow

(Still playin Diablo 2 here on USWest... 1.10... mmmmmmmmm. [Big Grin] )
 
Posted by GeekAvenger (Member # 1895) on June 12, 2003, 22:51:
 
I've been declared as forum necromacer on another forum.....

If all the forums we wanted were made, we would have treads coming out of our ears there'd be too many....

Now an theories forum on the other hand......

That would be good.... [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on June 12, 2003, 22:54:
 
Don't mean to steal Snaggies hard earned user base... This site is meant to compliment Geek Culture...


Underground Geeks
 
Posted by defiant (Member # 2225) on June 22, 2003, 08:34:
 
quote:
Originally posted by ronin:
There don't appear to be enough forums

quite the opposite.

Have you ever watched a online community grow? There are two types of online communities, and one of them is doomed to fail:
The link which Too Cool To Quit posted points to a forum which I described. (Hint: It's the last one)

Not meaning to be mean, Too Cool To Quit, but I have watched this many times happen. If you want my advice; cut back on the # of forums. [Smile]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 22, 2003, 10:09:
 
Ahem, while we're at it, I want a biotech forum. Or a chemistry forum. No takers? Big surprise. [Big Grin]

Note: I am not being bitter. I'm only playing. And now I shall take my playful self outside.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on June 23, 2003, 03:57:
 
I think we should have an exhibitionist-lesbian forum. [Smile]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on June 23, 2003, 04:50:
 
You'd never leave your desk. [Wink]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on June 23, 2003, 04:53:
 
Wasn't there an art pamphlet called Forum?
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on June 23, 2003, 06:03:
 
I wouldn't know. I could never reach the top shelf. [cry baby]
 
Posted by superfluous chris (Member # 2206) on June 23, 2003, 07:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
You'd never leave your desk. [Wink]

He'd have to get more tissues *sometime*... [Eek!]

sorry [shake head]
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on June 23, 2003, 07:52:
 
Well, there's always the warehouse club super-size case [Wink] .
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on June 23, 2003, 11:46:
 
I find the shop vac makes for quick clean-up.
 
Posted by snupy (Member # 1211) on June 23, 2003, 12:30:
 
Shop Vac????!!!! [Eek!]


Wow, Qf-I'm impressed. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by CyberGoddess (Member # 147) on June 23, 2003, 20:29:
 
When you start micromanaging the community, all you do is create rifts in it. You start dividing up all the users and create small pockets instead of one large diverse group.

Far better to have less forums with more users than a bunch of small, less used forums.
 
Posted by Coffee_geek (Member # 1608) on June 23, 2003, 21:30:
 
I've contemplated a need for more forums (usually when I have something that doesn't exactly fit in anything else), but always fall back on Our Stupid Lives and it's ilk. You can post anything in them, if you can't find somewhere your topic fits /exactly/.

Really, how many forums do you need? What if you had but one? 'twould be convenient, to my mind. Less looking about.

Seeming and Dreaming,
Coffee
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on June 23, 2003, 22:53:
 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I find the shop vac makes for quick clean-up.

You''re just bragging now.
 
Posted by csk (Member # 1941) on June 23, 2003, 23:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I find the shop vac makes for quick clean-up.

Bags not being the person who has to empty the dustbag when it gets full
[Eek!]
 
Posted by Too Cool To Quit (Member # 2217) on June 24, 2003, 00:45:
 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by quantumfluff:
I find the shop vac makes for quick clean-up.

Bags not being the person who has to empty the dustbag when it gets full
[Eek!]

right.....
 
Posted by Spoongirl (Member # 2143) on July 06, 2003, 08:13:
 
i was actually going to come here and say something about forums. maybe not as many as ronin suggested, but maybe a place to discuss books/write creatively? the place to prove that we are many ways talented? and a rpg bit wouldn't go amiss, but thats just me and my addiction...

love from the biscuit tin, Spoongirl [Wink]
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on July 06, 2003, 11:52:
 
You could also join this this one . They need new posters. It goes well with GC. It's good to be a member of both. [Wink]
 
Posted by Spoongirl (Member # 2143) on July 07, 2003, 09:48:
 
have done! but i can't get to my password bit coz i gave my school e-mail address, but i'm on work experiance at the mo, and can't get to school to get at it. [Roll Eyes]
i didn't know dualg was famous! and to think i asked him to be my pea-eating buddy... oh dear llamas what did i do! [blush]

ho hum...

love from Spoongirl [Wink]
 


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