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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:04 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Just a suggestion... Why not add some general forums so that we can chat freely?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:19 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I'm sure this forum only has a limited database size, so any irrelevant discussions probably won't be looked upon too fondly.

This is a web-help forum, there are plenty other resources on the net to chat about everything else.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:23 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

The basic forum tables at the moment are already 0.6Mb in size.. BUT I do think a general chat forum would be good - the freewareJava forums have one to good effect (see http://freewarejava.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro&BypassCookie=true for their forums) and it keeps the junk out of the others.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:24 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

It's a forum to help people and getting help and not for lame chit chat. There are many chat rooms out there where you can chat

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 11:55 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Why doesn't someone set up a free forum to do so? Surely there are services like such on the net.

While I was at F2S (most of us were kicked off - long story, check ex-F2S & Bad Hosts forums) it was quite difficult to remain on the point.

Lots of X-mas & New Year greetings and well-wishers filled up the forums, along with jibe matches and complaints about anything.

For this reason, it really corrupted the initial purpose of the forum, to give help to webmasters. Lets not let that happen with this one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:40 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Garth Farley wrote:

Lots of X-mas & New Year greetings and well-wishers filled up the forums, along with jibe matches and complaints about anything.

For this reason, it really corrupted the initial purpose of the forum, to give help to webmasters. Lets not let that happen with this one.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 6:56 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Anonymous wrote:

Just a suggestion... Why not add some general forums so that we can chat freely?


Isn't that what the ex f2s forum is....?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2002 7:28 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Ben wrote:

Anonymous wrote:

Just a suggestion... Why not add some general forums so that we can chat freely?


Isn't that what the ex f2s forum is....?


Well, sort of, but we don't want really stupid posts in there. If we start getting that kind of posts, we'll get rid of the forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 5:19 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Anonymous wrote:

Just a suggestion... Why not add some general forums so that we can chat freely?


if people just wish to chit chat they could visit my sites forum/s

http://selpaw.com/forums/

though the site is/will be going under change... the current forums will be staying. may not be forum for you, but have a look... if dont like visit one of the many thousands of other boards Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:45 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

i think having 'general' forum is a necessary evil. it's no fun without it and quite a bother when abused. That's why phpBB2 has 'pruning' which u can let loose on that type of a forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:47 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I guess we could have a general forum, but with pruning. How many days do you think we should leave messages for?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:56 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

to add some character to the board, perhaps allow for the max u can afford initially. then work urself down?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:59 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

OK, is a week too short?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:23 pm (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Hi,

So far, this forum looks really great !!!!. Lots of new exciting features which can be used. Seems already to be better than the old one !!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 2:51 am (15 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I think it's a good idea to add just one general area. People are going to chit chat whether you want them to or not. This way, those chit chatters can contain their irrelevant discussions in one condensed area, and they won't bother the rest of us. If you think it's a bunch of ****, then just don't go visit that area. Smile Simple solutions to simple problems, eh?

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