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You are suddenly the owner of CFC! What do you do?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    Earn as much money from it as I can.
     
  2. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Trust me, there are some threads that should never see the light of day again...

    Who is "Dommy"? There used to be somebody by that name who hung around here, but I haven't seen him for a long time now... I must be the only one who ever consistently called him by his full, formal username. :hmm:


    Let's see... what would I do if I owned this place?

    New skins.

    Review the smileys, drop a few, add LOTS more. And they would all have seasonally-appropriate funny hats.

    I'd enable the blog feature on the site.

    I'd allow more personal threads as long as they support a general discussion that is intended to be ultimately friendly, courteous, and helpful.

    Praising or congratulating somebody for an achievement would be possible on occasions other than their birthdays.

    Make sure the servers work properly, naturally, and for the occasions when they don't, I'd compose a better message that basically tells people, "We're too busy to listen to you. Get lost."

    Staff would be REQUIRED to poke their noses out of the moderators'/admins' forums and participate in threads, games, and other community activities so they don't lose touch with the "commoners."

    I can think of a few dozen more things... :queen:
     
  3. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    10 step guide to making CFC awesome again.

    Step 1: Ban people I don't like
    Step 2: Unban certain people who have been permbanned.
    Step 3: Bring back post count for all threads, regardless of whether they're a forum game or a serial thread.
    Step 4: Make sure the people I don't like are still banned.
    Step 5: Rejig the rules to be more fun and encourage more activity.
    Step 6: Appoint people who know what they're doing to fix the servers.
    Step 7: Handpick some new moderators, remove many of the current moderators.
    Step 8: Have I mentioned banning people I don't like yet? Coz that.
    Step 9: ???
    Step 10: Profit.
     
  4. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Challenge accepted

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    You forgot banning people I don't like.
     
  5. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    That must be step 9.
     
  6. druidravi

    druidravi Chieftain

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    Add 2 sub-forums in OT
    1) US politics
    2) religion and spirituality and ethics
    and send it back to thunderfall.
     
  7. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Challenge accepted

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    Great. The only things left in OT now are Palestine and Poland.
     
  8. mayor

    mayor Heart & Mind

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    1) Probably make sure the server is fixed.
    2) Grant amnesty to all permabans (not to spambots obviously)
    3) Let the current staff do their thing while I'll spend the money I make with CFC

    EDIT: oh, and I stay my humble self on this forum. perhaps threatening all people with bans if I lose with CFC games :p
     
  9. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    It's ironic because you have similar political views, and political views defined his persona.


    DT, I think I'm going to start my own cult of personality like you started yours. I work with teenagers and you have shown me it works wonders.
     
  10. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    allow profanity... and sell it.
     
  11. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Paid upgrades, donations for specific forum-related things, a rating system on posts, and more adverts.

    I'd leave some dude in charge of the the Civ part of CFC and pocket the revenues.
     
  12. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton Too many places

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    I think...

    Er as for me. Ban people. Move on.
     
  13. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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  14. Little Faith

    Little Faith Chieftain

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    I am mostly content the way this forum is run. I'd like to do two things:

    1. Get rid of a few wordfilters for some of the milder profanities. Not serious stuff such as racial/ethnic/religious/sexual observation slurs or outright pornographic terms. Just fairly common somewhat dirty words that are not necessarily hostile in nature.

    2. Teach the moderator/admin staff the difference between "trolling" and "flaming" and instruct them to use the right word when justifying a warning/ban (the majority of people warned/banned for "trolling" here are actually guilty of flaming.
     
  15. bhsup

    bhsup Chieftain

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    Hide the posts counts. It's quite embarrassing.
     
  16. Crezth

    Crezth Idiot Savant

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    Put the Never Ending Stories sub-forum in the Other Games forum. Chuckle briefly before handing CFC off to the first person to ask about it.
     
  17. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Ban anyone who brought up the subject of abortion in a non abortion specific thread. And then ban abortion specific threads. And then word censor the word abortion.
     
  18. Defiant47

    Defiant47 Peace Sentinel

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    Call up Thunderfall and say "dude, I think you dropped this on the side of the road". Hand it back to him.
     
  19. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Ha, let me know how you do that! I have no idea how it worked here....if I could set up cults of personality at will, I feel like I'd make more money at work.
     
  20. Murky

    Murky Chieftain

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    I hate backseat Administrators so I will abstain from answering this one.
     

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