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Bo-oring!!!

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Rodgers, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    Whats happened to OT lately? - there's hardly ANY stupid threads or any trivial polls these days?!

    As you well know I'm a big fan of that kind of nonsense (yes, in moderation before the "mums and dads" get all upset - er, not you mod blokes, I mean the se-erious fellas on this site) and I'm sadly dissappointed by the current almost-complete-absense of light-heartedness. I even put a couple of threads up about global politics myself in the last couple of days :cringe: :(

    So c'mon you spazmo's and superficial types - give me some entertainment fer gawds sake!

    :)
     
  2. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    If that is what you seek in a forum, try counterglow.
     
  3. anarchywrksbest

    anarchywrksbest Complete Bastard!

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    What a 'flip a coin' that was trivial ;)
     
  4. Hitro

    Hitro Feistus Raclettus

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    How about starting it all over again yourself?
    I miss the "I want to learn about..." threads. ;)
     
  5. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    yeh there havnt been as many in OT recentely
     
  6. Grey Knight

    Grey Knight Old hacker

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  7. Ohwell

    Ohwell Chieftain

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    I feel your pain. I made a politics thread, its a bomb though.
     
  8. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    I don't even visit OT much nowadays. All the politics are turning me off. I've returned to the Civs forums instead, along with other usual haunts. :)
     
  9. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    "How about starting it all over again yourself?
    I miss the "I want to learn about..." threads. "

    I'm too lazy - I want others to entertain me! I've run out of topics for the "I want to learn..." threads - I'll have to watch some more rubbish american films to get some new thoughts :)
     
  10. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    I've gone away from the OT lately too - and to be honest, it was the plethora of pointless spammy threads that did it.

    I'm not so sure it was the content as the sheer number of them - it made it very difficult to keep "up-to-date" with the threads / posts. I'd reply to one, and then by the afternoon it was sometimes off the page or buried in mess. Makes it very hard to keep an interesting discussion going.

    And I hate the e-mails informing me that someone has replied, so that's not a viable option. :(
     
  11. duke o' york

    duke o' york It don't mean a thing....

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    I think that you should try to work with AoA and Lefty to make a thread like the one that was closed, as I felt it had great potential for some funny stories. You needed to make it quite clear that it was intended not to be full of risqué stories, more about the chase than the possible end product. Putting a warnign in the first post might be a good idea but as I said, you'll need to PM AoA or Lefty for guidance, explaining exactly that it wasn't supposed to be a celebration of sexual conquests, but some amusing stories of trying. It would be like a "How did you meet your girl/boyfriend" thread, but with the twist that people would have failed. It should be made clear that it would go no further than the chat-up lines and situation and that anyone posting accounts of lewd behaviour that break the rules would be punished appropriately.

    The furthest it would go would be something like:
    "At the office party last year I was getting on really well with someone from accounts but it all went horribly wrong when she twigged that I found myself transfixed by her colleague's rather low-cut top. I left the party rather shortly afterwards, pausing only to wipe her glass of wine from my face."

    Please not that this is only a suggestion as to the possible limit of the naughtiness in the thread and should not be construed as any sort of reflection upon the honour and character of the duke o' york or anyone else that he knows. All names have been changed to protect the innocent. ;)
     
  12. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    The thing is, I thought I HAD said that - if you go back and look at it I said something like

    "I'm not interested in what happened afterwards (family values, children may be watching etc)"

    Now, I thought that made it clear that I wasn't asking about the sexual side of it all (if there was any of that to report) but maybe I was being too ambiguous. Perhaps a big "I'M NOT ASKING ABOUT OR WISHING TO DISCUSS SEX IN ANY WAY" at the start would have done it.

    Anyway, I PM'ed AoA about it - hope he sees what I meant to discuss as you're right there are a lot of funny (and non-sexual) anecdotes along those lines and I had hoped they would be drawn out by the thread (although I was getting ready for it to be ignored or being accused of setting up a boastfest or something). Ah well, stick to Iraq i suppose :)
     
  13. Pillager

    Pillager League of Empire Loyalist

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    Yes, I thought you had sufficiently explained yourself.
    Still, Mr. Mod knows best.

    Ours is not to reason why etc etc ;)
     
  14. floppa21

    floppa21 Crusty Manhole

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    Yah Rodgers, stop causin trouble ya big jerk! :p No, I thought along the same lines when I first read the post. Ah well, maybe it be reopened, maybe not. "Stick to Iraq..." :barf: :spew: :puke: :ralph: (don't know the exact smiley)

    Ahh crap that ain't right! See what happened? <sigh>
     
  15. Zwelgje

    Zwelgje Deity

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    Looking for the vomit smiley? :vomit:
    ;)
     
  16. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    AoA just PMed me to say I can re-post the thread, if I can be bothered it will be up on the board tmrw for you all to ignore :)
     
  17. Mephisto

    Mephisto perma-banned

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    yeh, rodger, there are a lot of boring crap in ot. i try to make some silly threads myself though. but the thing is it can not be too stupid, otherwise the mod would close it. :(
     
  18. Ohwell

    Ohwell Chieftain

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    :ralph: ? :confused:
     

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