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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Curmudgeon, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Administrator Staff Member

    Something reminded me that I haven't done this for about 6 months.

    I'd like you comments about the forum.

    What are we doing right?
    What are we doing wrong?
    What can we do to improve the forum?
  2. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    The staff do a great job here - good team. [​IMG]

    I can't say I'm fond of that animated gif banner thing at the top, though - looks like those things you see when you're driving out west.


    The caption seems a bit contrived too - I think that we'd attract more interest with something more professional looking.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  3. Danny Boy 1966

    Danny Boy 1966 Trusted.Member

    I wouldn't change a thing, but that's just my opinion. The team does such a great job keeping a handle on things here, compared to other Blogs that I've seen.
  4. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    I feel the same way! Wouldn't change a thing. Except could you bring Amanda back?
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  5. curiousFred

    curiousFred Trusted.Member

    Leave things as they are, I do not miss Amanda, she had an evil temper while she was "Princess Amy".
    In her better moments she was very nice.
  6. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Administrator Staff Member

    Amanda is at SpaceFucker as Princess Amy.
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  7. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    So you are telling me that a GIANT catch-em-live trap with coffee as bait wouldn't work?
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  8. Dane211

    Dane211 Wife loves me in nylon!

    Of all the sites I visit regularly, this one is by far the most fun to visit. The mods here always respond
    to a question and topics are diverse enough to satisfy any oration anyone wishes to add.
    I wouldn't change a thing.
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  9. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

    I think we all could all help out, by finding ways to keep this forum from looking like Thomas Edison's office.

    There's stuff all over the place. I'm a culprit - recently I've been posting about file security in General, knowing it would be better placed in Technical.

    And slisse was a great help, eg, by merging a couple of independently started threads of ours into one in the right place. And so on - we could all do this.

    In my opinion, being consistent with this would make the Board more inviting, searchable - and I would think easier to administer.

  10. Floodwire

    Floodwire near....FAR!...wherever you are

    I think Sundays should have a "build your own sundae" bar. i feel like it would really spruce the place up, get the people talking. you know? "yeah, that form may have pics and chats, but have you seen the toppings they have at the Sundae bar? i think they even have bacon!!".

    But on a serious note, i enjoy the forums quite a lot. i think the staff is both polite yet also very good at their jobs, which is what you want. i think the community is polite to all, regardless of post count. i have been to some places where people either ignore you or treat you poorly just because you dont have thousands of posts, which is just a bad way to run things. and i think the content posted is diverse yet on topic. over all, i enjoy the forums.

    if i had to offer any criticism, and this is probably more on myself than the forums, it would be this: when i do come to the forums, i find myself only visiting 2 or 3 folders. there are several that i dont even consider opening becaue the few times i did visit didnt seem engaging. and, again this is probably just me and that is fine but i am trying to offer any constructive criticism i can. but maybe look at individual forum activity and see if there is a way to try to boost interest/activity in the areas that see lower activity levels?
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  11. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

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  12. Xerxes

    Xerxes Trusted Member

    I would like to make a comment about the thingie that one must use to gain access as a new member.
    It's the small set of pics that one must slide over into the proper category, proving you are human and not a bot.
    Car pics go into the set, cars, bird pics go into the set, birds, etc.
    I've been trying for 5 months to become a member here. On about the 50th try, I FINALLY got that
    contraption to work without error-fail, allowing me to acquire the status of "new memberhood". Ouch!
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  13. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    I hope that doesn't diminish me in your eyes.
  14. l4a1

    l4a1 Trusted.Member

    I think the staff is great. I imagine keeping a sight like this running is a thankless job, and without good staff you don't get great sight like this.
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  15. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    Of course not. Why would you think it would?

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  16. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    Just wondering. That's all.
  17. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Administrator Staff Member

    It's a common Captcha. It's intended to foil robots. So I have to ask, are you a robot? :)
  18. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    I'm anoid and you're adroid?

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  19. Brutus58

    Brutus58 Trusted.Member

    A little dyslexic are we?
  20. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    anoid - humanoid

    adroid - robot

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