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Where the regulars can hang out and discuss anything under the sun.
'Off Topic' is (should be/ maybe) for question and answer threads relating to web development. 'Geek News and Humor' seems to be just web related. So how about a Guru Hangout or something of that nature?

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Re: Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

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Where the regulars can hang out and discuss anything under the sun.
You mean like politics and religion and abortion and welfare and all the other stuff that WILL cause fights and arguments? Laughing out loud

The fact that there isn't a place for that here is kinda why I like it here. Smile

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

I have to admit and no disrespect wolfcry, that I have run away in horror from some forums with this sort of area as they just become glorified chat rooms and the real forum areas were just not being tended to and if someone did post a question the replys just descended into an overspill from the Lounge.

Although I do quite like the idea of a private members club accesss only to those that have posted say over 500 posts where we could retreat to and hang out, we could peer out from time to time to see what was happening and debate the latest post and who fancied trotting off to answer it before running back to the safety of the club, we could even be allowed to bring guests in on occasion to show them the secrets and splendor of this hidden area of rarified chatter just to show them what awaits them if they keep contributing, then on the other hand maybe not Smile

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

Yeah keep up the act - you lot don't fool me!

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

clever! how you do that, I went off looking for my new hideaway and couldn't find it anywhere Sad

I never giggle incidently I'm too serious and pompous for that Oups

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

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I have to admit and no disrespect wolfcry, that I have run away in horror from some forums with this sort of area as they just become glorified chat rooms and the real forum areas were just not being tended to and if someone did post a question the replys just descended into an overspill from the Lounge.

Although I do quite like the idea of a private members club accesss only to those that have posted say over 500 posts where we could retreat to and hang out, we could peer out from time to time to see what was happening and debate the latest post and who fancied trotting off to answer it before running back to the safety of the club, we could even be allowed to bring guests in on occasion to show them the secrets and splendor of this hidden area of rarified chatter just to show them what awaits them if they keep contributing, then on the other hand maybe not Smile

Good points - I hadn't thought it out thoroughly. I do like over 500 club - of course some may post pad just to reach it. How many here are over 500 anyway?

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

Here's what I found in my rudimentary search. This is a partial list of more recent posters and I apologize to anyone I've left out.

Tony 2832
Hugo 2037
thepineapplehead 1752
kk5st 1305
roytheboy 1005
Chris..S 916
Daybreak_0 731
DCElliot 716
Triumph 604
rmfred 555
wolfcry911 546
stu 504

and running strong are:
antibland
Joseph Sprint
HellsBells

I KNOW there are more - probably many more given the over 9000 members...

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

Wolfcry wrote:
of course some may post pad just to reach it.


This would be the problem, I said those comments in jest more than anything, all a sectioned area like that would create is an elitist air and cause minor resentment and as stated a h*ll of a lot of post padding would go on to reach it, which would start to reduce the quality of the replies to posts and there is a certain amount of that already.

Without wishing to sound officious I think that posting up peoples post counts can tend to have the same effect and cause people to view post counts as something to be raced after and a bit of a game.

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

Agreed. I revoke my initial request Cool

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

Post counts alone should not make one eligible. All a post count does is give sufficient material for one to be judged "worthy" by one's peers. I was annointed with "guruness", if I remember correctly, when I had around 400 posts. It boils down to quality, dedication, respect and some other intangibles.

Furthermore, it should be like "Fight Club" - first rule - you don't talk about Fight Club. So if such a subforum existed, it would be very uncool to allude to it among the "mortals" as someone said. The forums I administer have a mods only forum where we can discuss the running of the forum and problem posts and posters before taking action. We don't use if for "fun" per se but there is no reason we could not.

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Tony, how about another forum - like a lounge?

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Furthermore, it should be like "Fight Club" - first rule - you don't talk about Fight Club. So if such a subforum existed, it would be very uncool to allude to it among the "mortals" as someone said. The forums I administer have a mods only forum where we can discuss the running of the forum and problem posts and posters before taking action. We don't use if for "fun" per se but there is no reason we could not.

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