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Night Owl

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We need a reboot
« on: December 17, 2009, 03:45:46 PM »
This is sad, but true... we're dying a slow death here. Not that we'll ever bring it back to its heyday, but we can do better than this.

A suggestion:

One forum - Let's go back to one general forum, where everything goes (figuratively and literally). We don't have the membership to support multiple forums. If stuff goes too fast and gets knocked off due to link posts, arguments, etc, so be it. I'd rather too fast than too slow.

Then a mass e-mail announcing such.

Thoughts?



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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 07:32:02 PM »
Not that I'm really around anymore, but I agree. The place is on its last legs and has been for a while now. A little shot in the arm wouldn't hurt, certainly nothing to lose by it.

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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 09:44:59 PM »
Let us not forget :-
"That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die..."

And with that in mind, so it is that this talk of dying a slow death can elicit a response from those of us among the Unwashed whose cybervessels long ago drifted out into the fathomless reflective waters of the Lurker Sea...like myself and "Tin Man" Petrarch here, evidently. ;D

But let's lay that piece of metaphysical flotsam to one side for now... ;)

Aye, I concur a forum rejigging of some manner or other might be of use, if for no other reason than it IS a change, and a change can be as good as a rest, some say...whereas others say the only constant in the universe is change. And there are yet more others who would maintain that Exact Change Only is the real answer.

So why not indeed?
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 12:12:21 AM »
Sounds good to me. We can always split other forums off again if the day should come where our posting activity goes up again. All I really need is for the other admins to give their consent and if anyone objects for some reason they should probably state so in the near future. I figure giving people until the end of the holidays is a good time frame for everyone to weigh in.
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 12:42:25 AM »
yay - both Petrarch and Turjan within a few hours. Damn, am I good. :)


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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 05:26:38 PM »
I hardly ever post but I heartily support this proposition.
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 07:21:09 PM »
and Alderach!!! My favorite artist.

and not to leave Hoopy out, but he's here often.
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 01:10:26 AM »
I absolutely agree.. I just bought a house today, and this would usually be the first place I'd go to post about it. Instead of *shudder* facebook.

I don't think we can really bring back the glory of the old UV - heck, I'm not even certain it even existed in the way I imagine it now when I think back, but we can damn well try to create something that better than what it is now.. Which is pretty much lacking in direction.

Come 1 January, it'll be my 10th year anniversary.

Personally, I think we could restore this to some of it's former glory by trying to get some direction as to what we want this place to be. Right now, it's just a place to post funny links and read up on what people are doing around the World.

I never thought I'd say it, but the UV needs more crazy.

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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 04:58:46 PM »
I agree as well, even though I might only post once every few months. I don't contribute much, but I'd hate to see the UV fade away. I definitely think we need a direction, facebook and other social sites kinda kill activity on message boards like ours.

Good to see you all, even if it's slow around here :P
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 10:23:30 PM »
What we need is a good antagonist. Get back to our roots.  :)
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 05:43:12 AM »
Quick, someone act like Diamond Gypsy!  ::)
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2009, 07:22:11 AM »
Quick, someone act like Diamond Gypsy!  ::)

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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2009, 07:25:54 PM »
>.<
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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 10:05:21 AM »
Quick, someone act like Diamond Gypsy!  ::)

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Re: We need a reboot
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 10:52:00 PM »