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Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:54:45 PM »
Currently there are only three private fora, all of which are devoted to polemical topics. However, occasionally someone will want to discuss something with a wide group of OC.netters without exposing it to public searches. Reasons for this could include protecting the privacy/ feelings of people in one's personal life, getting feedback on pieces of writing intended for submission to publications, and detailed plans to eat everyone on OC.net without access to the private fora. Comment on this thread if you think there is a need for such a forum.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 04:24:06 PM »
Ditto! I'd only eat our newbies though.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 04:34:30 PM »
Ditto! I'd only eat our newbies though.

Yeah, obviously. Old rooster makes the worst dumplings.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
Ditto! I'd only eat our newbies though.

Yeah, obviously. Old rooster makes the worst dumplings.

It's all in how long you stew them.  ;)
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 04:51:07 PM »
Currently there are only three private fora, all of which are devoted to polemical topics. However, occasionally someone will want to discuss something with a wide group of OC.netters without exposing it to public searches. Reasons for this could include protecting the privacy/ feelings of people in one's personal life, getting feedback on pieces of writing intended for submission to publications, and detailed plans to eat everyone on OC.net without access to the private fora. Comment on this thread if you think there is a need for such a forum.
Good idea, except for the last part. :-X

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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 05:18:32 PM »
Currently there are only three private fora, all of which are devoted to polemical topics. However, occasionally someone will want to discuss something with a wide group of OC.netters without exposing it to public searches. Reasons for this could include protecting the privacy/ feelings of people in one's personal life, getting feedback on pieces of writing intended for submission to publications, and detailed plans to eat everyone on OC.net without access to the private fora. Comment on this thread if you think there is a need for such a forum.

I agree - I'd probably post here a lot more if such an outlet existed.

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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 05:38:41 PM »
The Cheers of OC.net?  :D
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 06:39:58 PM »
You should write to the Administrator, volunteer to moderate it. Or *whatever.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 07:45:48 PM »
I support this idea with all my heart.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 08:37:54 PM »
Hmmm.  I'm listening.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 06:55:15 PM »
Did this idea die a natural death, or did the Forum Admin expressing mild interest in the discussion kill it?
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 07:09:09 PM »
I thought the silence was just because it was still in conceptual form and/or a general uncertainty of what the specific logistics might be.

It sort of seemed to me Iconodule was thinking of something along the lines of a simple "free for all" or "other topics" section, just in the private fora.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 07:28:19 PM »
Basically. Nothing complicated. At least a few regular posters think the idea is worthwhile. I don't know anything about the logistics but I can't imagine it would be onerous to administer. You can call it the Miscellaneous forum, or something fancy like "The Trapeza" or "Geronda's Moldy Turkish Delight Stash".
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 07:58:02 PM »
Did this idea die a natural death, or did the Forum Admin expressing mild interest in the discussion kill it?

It sounds like a good idea, but I didn't chime in because I don't have access to the private forums, and I'm not sure it'd be good for my soul to go down that path again...  8) ;)

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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 08:25:30 PM »
Oh, trust me, nothing but soul profiting discourse down here *muffled cries of torment*
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2018, 08:44:22 PM »
I mean I can seriously complicate the whole thing if y'all want, especially since I have absolutely no idea how forums actually work, code-wise.    But you could, for example, create essentially a second private forum that requires separate permission, for those who might not trust themselves with the politics portion of the current private fora.  Or do that with politics and have the miscellany be in with the other private fora.  But Iconodule's idea sounds easier.   :)
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 08:57:54 PM »
"Geronda's Moldy Turkish Delight Stash".

This has to become a thing.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 10:03:27 AM »
I think it would be fair to give people access to this hypothetical forum without exposing them to the insanity of the other private forums. Is that feasible?
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
Only been on the Private Forum for a couple of days, but this sounds like a good idea to me, yeah.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2018, 08:25:15 PM »
Only been on the Private Forum for a couple of days, but this sounds like a good idea to me, yeah.

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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 11:21:08 AM »
I think it would be fair to give people access to this hypothetical forum without exposing them to the insanity of the other private forums. Is that feasible?
That would be a necessity for me.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 11:51:00 AM »
I think it would be fair to give people access to this hypothetical forum without exposing them to the insanity of the other private forums. Is that feasible?

Feasible, yes.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2018, 11:56:34 AM »
I think a private forum for advice and sensitive prayer requests, to which people would automatically get access, without automatically getting access to the conversational Coliseum of the polemical private forums, would be a very good thing.  Ideally a fully moderated forum.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 01:24:18 PM »
I think a private forum for advice and sensitive prayer requests, to which people would automatically get access, without automatically getting access to the conversational Coliseum of the polemical private forums, would be a very good thing.  Ideally a fully moderated forum.

I think it would be better for access to still be requested. What do others think?
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 01:39:43 PM »
I think a private forum for advice and sensitive prayer requests, to which people would automatically get access, without automatically getting access to the conversational Coliseum of the polemical private forums, would be a very good thing.  Ideally a fully moderated forum.

I think it would be better for access to still be requested. What do others think?

Yes.  The point of a private forum is that it’s private.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2018, 03:01:15 AM »
I think a private forum for advice and sensitive prayer requests, to which people would automatically get access, without automatically getting access to the conversational Coliseum of the polemical private forums, would be a very good thing.  Ideally a fully moderated forum.

I think it would be better for access to still be requested. What do others think?

Yes.  The point of a private forum is that it’s private.
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Re: Let's start a "Miscellaneous" private forum
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2018, 09:26:08 AM »
A "miscellaneous" private forum gets Cognomen's seal of approval. And you know that people who refer to themselves (or their online persona) in the third person carry more weight!

It really does seem a good idea though, for a variety of reasons, to have a place that's not publicly broadcasted everywhere.
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