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Old 08-16-2005, 04:48 PM   #1 (Print)
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Big Grin New Area For Fun & Games

Hi All...

We have had a number of members contact us about the fun thread type games here on the site and many asked for a special area for them so it is much easier.

Well, here you go! A place for the special game type thread that members may come up with. We will move the other thread on the site into this area so it will be a one stop shop for your fun and games.

We hope to also add old arcade type games to the site where you can try to out do each other to be the "top dog".

Thanks All! Enjoy!

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Old 08-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #2 (Print)
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Is a quick spell check needed on the forum name?

Edit Forget that. It seems to have changed while I was posting.

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Old 08-16-2005, 05:45 PM   #3 (Print)
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:24 PM   #4 (Print)
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Everytime a new forum is created someone thinks it's a bad idea.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #5 (Print)
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Everytime a new forum is created someone thinks it's a bad idea.



And every time a new forum isn't created someone thinks it's a bad idea, too.
Let's not forget, this new forum was created as a result of comments from members.

Seems only fair to hear counterpoints. Even if nothing changes, venting is part of the healing process.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:39 PM   #6 (Print)
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And every time a new forum isn't created someone thinks it's a bad idea, too.
Let's not forget, this new forum was created as a result of comments from members.

Seems only fair to hear counterpoints. Even if nothing changes, venting is part of the healing process.

Yeah, I just remember the uproar over creating the TV Talk forum, and that one has been a great move.

And the uproar of the Meets forum, while not as 'successful' as the TV Talk Forum in terms of acceptance, I still think it scratches an itch we had and was a good move.

I can remember people requesting a Game Forum here for a looooong time.

You'll just never been able to please everyone, management doesn't do something people want and they get criticized. Management does do something people want, and they get criticized.

Must be fun to be Bott.

But I agree that it's good to hear all the sides to the issue, helps customize the change and make it work in the best way possible for the members.
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:54 PM   #7 (Print)
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I wonder how this will affect Doug's Member Posting Statistics Report.

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:55 PM   #8 (Print)
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Can I ask why posts aren't counted on this forum?

It can't be a "saving space" issue, considering the threads DO take up space.

Were people really complaining about these "games" racking up other people's post counts?

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:59 PM   #9 (Print)
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Can I ask why posts aren't counted on this forum?

It can't be a "saving space" issue, considering the threads DO take up space.

Were people really complaining about these "games" racking up other people's post counts?

I don't know who the complainers are or what the specific complaints were about but I'd be surprised if they were about post counts.

I'd guess something more along the lines of overcrowding the Happy Hour forum. (And you can argue until the end of time whether the HH was the place for them or not)

I'd just as soon get rid of post counts entirely, always have been in favor of that.
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:01 PM   #10 (Print)
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I'd just as soon get rid of post counts entirely, always have been in favor of that.


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Old 08-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #11 (Print)
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Well everybody's got an itch to scratch I suppose, and moderator Mike Lang doesn't like post counts.

Personally I don't give a rat's a$$ about them either.

That said, either eliminate them entirely, or keep them.

But to come up with inconsistent rules about which threads belong here and which don't, which warrant postcounting and which don't, is a really shortsighted mistake IMHO.
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:11 PM   #12 (Print)
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I love the idea of a games forum. But I hate the idea of moving long-time threads here. It's just going to kill the feeling of community that was in them.

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Old 08-16-2005, 09:50 PM   #13 (Print)
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:50 PM   #14 (Print)
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:51 PM   #15 (Print)
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:52 PM   #16 (Print)
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #17 (Print)
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Yeah, I'm contemplating leaving, too.

I bet my question up above won't get a serious answer, either. (No offense, BryanMC. )

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:46 PM   #18 (Print)
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I bet my question up above won't get a serious answer, either. (No offense, BryanMC. )

No offense taken.

I tried to be serious once and everyone laughed at me.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:49 PM   #19 (Print)
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If postcounts matter THAT much to people, I could generate a replacement for them inclusive of posts in this forum pretty easily.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:56 PM   #20 (Print)
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I have no idea why people are so hung up on post count...about the only time it makes a difference is when someone makes a comment that is out of line or just plain stupid...you look at the post count and if it's low, you give the person a pass and let them know the rules...

but you can get the same idea from the join date...

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:54 PM   #21 (Print)
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Its not the post count. Its the fact that a few people didn't like the longer thread so they got moved. That's not a good reason to move them. Just don't read that thread. There's plenty of threads I don't read. Its quite easy.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:57 PM   #22 (Print)
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You know, when I logged onto this forum for the first time, I was appalled that I was forced to read a 300 page thread...

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Old 08-16-2005, 11:14 PM   #23 (Print)
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Once again, it's not about post-count. It's about being relagated to a place that isn't a part of the "bigger and more frequented" community.

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I'll submit that although it's not about the actual post count number, the counts are the crux of the matter.

The arbitrary decision that these posts aren't worthy of granting you credit for a "real post" is what bothers me. Who are they to say that I didn't contribute substantially enough for credit. Again, if this was just the Sobriety thread, I'd be able to see it better. But there is a lot of compassion and thought put into posts in threads such as Thinking. So when someone's relative is sick or a member helps another member who's having a bad day, it's worth less than if I ask the SOAK about a good brand of tampons?

If that isn't ultimately divisive to the community, I'll be very, very surprised.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:58 PM   #25 (Print)
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I'll submit that although it's not about the actual post count number, the counts are the crux of the matter.

The arbitrary decision that these posts aren't worthy of granting you credit for a "real post" is what bothers me. Who are they to say that I didn't contribute substantially enough for credit. Again, if this was just the Sobriety thread, I'd be able to see it better. But there is a lot of compassion and thought put into posts in threads such as Thinking. So when someone's relative is sick or a member helps another member who's having a bad day, it's worth less than if I ask the SOAK about a good brand of tampons?

If that isn't ultimately divisive to the community, I'll be very, very surprised.


Well said. I agree with it being divisive.

Look at who is complaining here? Those with high post counts, some in excess of 10,000. Others who have been long time members, like myself, who have been here for 5 years.

These are the people that create the Birthday threads

These are the people who create the podcasts to help us all become more of a community.

These are the people that travel across the country to meet up with each other and proudly proclaim that we met online at this forum.

These are people who will open up their home for you if you are in their city.

These are people who will come to the rescue a fellow forum member if their car breaks down or their flight gets rerouted or cancelled.

They are, in my opinion, the heart and soul of the forum. Moving these threads here are making them feel like exiles.

And no matter how the announcement was worded or what the true motivation is I can say that it feels like we are being punished. Not a good feeling at all.

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Well said. I agree with it being divisive.

Look at who is complaining here? Those with high post counts, some in excess of 10,000. Others who have been long time members, like myself, who have been here for 5 years.

These are the people that create the Birthday threads

These are the people ....

Better than I said it in the Goodbye thread. Excellent post, Maui.

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:15 AM   #27 (Print)
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Look at who is complaining here? Those with high post counts, some in excess of 10,000. Others who have been long time members, like myself, who have been here for 5 years.

These are the people that create the Birthday threads

These are the people who create the podcasts to help us all become more of a community.

These are the people that travel across the country to meet up with each other and proudly proclaim that we met online at this forum.

These are people who will open up their home for you if you are in their city.

These are people who will come to the rescue a fellow forum member if their car breaks down or their flight gets rerouted or cancelled.

They are, in my opinion, the heart and soul of the forum. Moving these threads here are making them feel like exiles.

And no matter how the announcement was worded or what the true motivation is I can say that it feels like we are being punished. Not a good feeling at all.


But based on what you said here, Maui, I get a bad feeling about it. I read your post and immediately came to the conclusion that you say the people with high post counts or "years of service" mean more to TCF than the rest of us. I am not sure if that was the intent, but that is the impression I have. There are many of us who try and exhibit the same characteristics as you state with far less posts count or years of service. I am not wanting to get in a debate on the "clique" factor, but I honestly feel there are times there is one.

And I am NOT one of the people who lobbied for the changes...

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And I am NOT one of the people who lobbied for the changes...

Hey, can I join your clique?


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But based on what you said here, Maui, I get a bad feeling about it. I read your post and immediately came to the conclusion that you say the people with high post counts or "years of service" mean more to TCF than the rest of us.

They don't mean more, but they certainly are the ones that build that sense of community a little more than others. I hardly posted for 3 1/2 years but I read the forum most every day along with the my regular news. I came to know these people, their humor, their squabbles, their achievements, their offbeat thoughts. It was because of these threads, though I didn't participate in many of the long ones, that I started posting more and made a few friends along the way.

The frequency of their posts does add to the community simply because you've come to expect to see them there. Its familiar and it's nice and they do build it more than others.

Sure there are people who get on each other's nerves but I've never met a larger, more open group of people, both online and in person.

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Because "others" were complaining is what makes it the real kicker. And like many posters have said elsewhere, if there's other threads I particularly don't like in Happy Hour, I just don't click on them instead of crying about 'em.

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