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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #225 on: February 19, 2017, 02:21:30 AM »
Idiots make up roughly 98.99786545% of the human tribe.

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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #226 on: February 19, 2017, 06:17:38 AM »
There was something I read last night called "mystic psychosis". I think it describes Dredge perfectly but I will let you decide.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystical_psychosis

Um...I'm not the smartest one here, please remember that.... OK? :notsure:
OK?
...but I don't think we should be making a "diagnosis" without a license.

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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #227 on: February 19, 2017, 06:19:06 AM »
Idiots make up roughly 98.99786545% of the human tribe.

Hmm...and here I was thinking it was a rounded 99%. :notsure:
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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #228 on: February 19, 2017, 07:10:42 AM »
I think this is a great forum, and easy to moderate too because it requires almost no intervention besides ridding the place of people who register in order to spam. Conflicts are rare between regulars and even so they hardly ever escalate to the point when someone has to start issuing out warnings.

A typical "argument" might look something like: 



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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #229 on: February 19, 2017, 07:47:36 PM »
I think this is a great forum, and easy to moderate too because it requires almost no intervention besides ridding the place of people who register in order to spam. Conflicts are rare between regulars and even so they hardly ever escalate to the point when someone has to start issuing out warnings.

A typical "argument" might look something like: 



:hammock:

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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #230 on: February 24, 2017, 02:15:32 PM »
I just remembered that the homepage of the forum is the mission statement. This is just a wild guess here but maybe the site doesn't get many new members because that page is a deterrent in some way. As either people don't see the link to the forum or maybe people don't have the patience to go through the extra page to make a profile.
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #231 on: February 24, 2017, 03:20:55 PM »
I just remembered that the homepage of the forum is the mission statement. This is just a wild guess here but maybe the site doesn't get many new members because that page is a deterrent in some way. As either people don't see the link to the forum or maybe people don't have the patience to go through the extra page to make a profile.

Yes, that page needs updating, certainly. There is a security problem with it that will eventually be dealt with (it's not a problem for people that visit the page, rather a problem with a vulnerability that's being exploited to create spam pages using the domain name) and once that's done, one idea for it would be to have a "Latest Posts" area on it to show ongoing discussions.
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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #232 on: February 25, 2017, 12:00:17 AM »
I just remembered that the homepage of the forum is the mission statement. This is just a wild guess here but maybe the site doesn't get many new members because that page is a deterrent in some way. As either people don't see the link to the forum or maybe people don't have the patience to go through the extra page to make a profile.

Yes, that page needs updating, certainly. There is a security problem with it that will eventually be dealt with (it's not a problem for people that visit the page, rather a problem with a vulnerability that's being exploited to create spam pages using the domain name) and once that's done, one idea for it would be to have a "Latest Posts" area on it to show ongoing discussions.
Looks like a good plan, Recusant.

Unless one is entirely new to forums of the theism/sthrism type the basic "mission" is predictable and rules sre similar. Personally I don't bother with looking at them first, I take the "tone" of the forum from the actual posts - whether or not I have to join to get access. Getting "read only" access without actually joining is a bonus.

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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #233 on: February 25, 2017, 01:22:16 PM »
I just remembered that the homepage of the forum is the mission statement. This is just a wild guess here but maybe the site doesn't get many new members because that page is a deterrent in some way. As either people don't see the link to the forum or maybe people don't have the patience to go through the extra page to make a profile.

Yes, that page needs updating, certainly. There is a security problem with it that will eventually be dealt with (it's not a problem for people that visit the page, rather a problem with a vulnerability that's being exploited to create spam pages using the domain name) and once that's done, one idea for it would be to have a "Latest Posts" area on it to show ongoing discussions.
Looks like a good plan, Recusant.

Unless one is entirely new to forums of the theism/sthrism type the basic "mission" is predictable and rules sre similar. Personally I don't bother with looking at them first, I take the "tone" of the forum from the actual posts - whether or not I have to join to get access. Getting "read only" access without actually joining is a bonus.

When I had a personal website I advertised the forums that I was on with a feed from a selection of the threads, indicating the breadth of matters covered,  as a tempter.

That' all well and good and thanks for the input, and please continue to keep up the good work here Recusant, butt I think what this forum needs is more members who walk into fountains while posting.

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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #234 on: February 26, 2017, 10:16:18 AM »

That' all well and good and thanks for the input, and please continue to keep up the good work here Recusant, butt I think what this forum needs is more members who walk into fountains while posting.



Texting - the new drunk driving/walking.
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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #235 on: March 22, 2017, 08:12:27 AM »
Just checking to make sure posts work. Don't mind this.
But, uh...well there it is.


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Re: The future of the forum
« Reply #236 on: Today at 12:41:09 PM »
What this place needs is more Franken-Hookers.

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