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pacomartin
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February 13th, 2011 at 1:14:20 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

A bit off topic, but I've read several complaints in other threads about the GLT topic area, and why there isn't one for other groups, like one for Christianity. If I felt there were a large base of any religion on this forum I would not oppose making a place of their own for them. Would anybody care to formally request something like a Christianity Corner, and make an effort to make topic-related posts there?



Personally, I think you will go crazy trying to turn the site into a general purpose blog. GLBT is a standard section of most travel sites for the past several decades since it has become apparent that they are a significant portion of the travel industry.

There are two subsections of Gaming business that are not connected properly. There are no threads in them at all. If you could fix that error, I would appreciate it.
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February 13th, 2011 at 3:01:55 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Personally, I think you will go crazy trying to turn the site into a general purpose blog. GLBT is a standard section of most travel sites for the past several decades since it has become apparent that they are a significant portion of the travel industry.

Ditto.

While Nareed has made the GLBT area something of a personal diary, I find no fault in that. On the contrary, I enjoy reading about his unique journey thru life, and am sorry I won't be at WovCon to meet him (or will that be her?)


Quote: pacomartin

There are two subsections of Gaming business that are not connected properly. There are no threads in them at all. If you could fix that error, I would appreciate it.


That's partially your own fault. For example, your latest thread, Yearly Gaming Abstract for Vegas strip is in the MGM-Mirage section of the Business forum. Why? There's nothing in your thread specific to ANY casino. It should have been in the currently empty Other sub-forum. That's just one example - the first I checked. There are probably more.

Ordinarily I don't throw people under the bus, but...
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pacomartin
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February 13th, 2011 at 8:54:57 PM permalink
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That's partially your own fault. For example, your latest thread, Yearly Gaming Abstract for Vegas strip is in the MGM-Mirage section of the Business forum. Why? There's nothing in your thread specific to ANY casino. It should have been in the currently empty Other sub-forum. That's just one example - the first I checked. There are probably more.

Ordinarily I don't throw people under the bus, but...



I would like to put it in the "business/other" category, but it connects to "entertainment/other" section. If you don't believe me try it. I put it under MGM-Mirage only because I don't know where else to put it.
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February 14th, 2011 at 4:58:12 AM permalink
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Quote: DJTeddyBear

That's partially your own fault. For example, your latest thread, Yearly Gaming Abstract for Vegas strip is in the MGM-Mirage section of the Business forum. Why? There's nothing in your thread specific to ANY casino. It should have been in the currently empty Other sub-forum. That's just one example - the first I checked. There are probably more.

Ordinarily I don't throw people under the bus, but...


I would like to put it in the "business/other" category, but it connects to "entertainment/other" section. If you don't believe me try it. I put it under MGM-Mirage only because I don't know where else to put it.


Oh. That's different.

It could be that JB didn't even know about this bug....
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February 14th, 2011 at 6:55:56 AM permalink
While Flea's post went overboard, it belongs where it belongs. I don't think that an overhaul of the forums or the site is of order.
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February 14th, 2011 at 7:14:29 AM permalink
I think your new rules were okay, specifically #5 about there being a nuclear option that you get to run your site how you want. Three reasons, mostly:

1. It's your site, and you don't owe us any explanations. While some level of consistency is appreciated by your membership, I don't see any inconsistency in a rule that pretty much says, "Don't piss off the owner" or "Don't post anything on MY site that makes me embarrassed to be running it."

2. Sometimes rules have to be defended rather than followed. Your site is only rule-worthy if it remains tenable to the folks you're trying to attract. If it becomes untenable and nobody comes here any more because of Flea or MKL or JerryLogan or whoever, then your rules, no matter how great, are worthless. I would guess the need to defend supersedes any need for consistency.

3. If an alien kid (legal or illegal) gets shot by someone who's a member of this site, you may have a problem.

Quote: Wizard

A bit off topic, but I've read several complaints in other threads about the GLT topic area, and why there isn't one for other groups, like one for Christianity. If I felt there were a large base of any religion on this forum I would not oppose making a place of their own for them. Would anybody care to formally request something like a Christianity Corner, and make an effort to make topic-related posts there?



It's been my experience that special corners for things like Christianity or Republicans or even military have been more of a place for trolls to bash rather than one where Christians or Republicans or military can go to share a sense of community. For some reason, this doesn't happen in GLBT or Democrat sections (not that they don't get some trolls, but they're generally left alone, see also GLBT Corner on this site).
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February 14th, 2011 at 8:06:07 AM permalink
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The rule about "extreme political expression" I agree is vague. There was another gambling forum with a liberal policy on free speech, and it turned into a gathering place for Neo Nazis. That is not something I will allow, but I think I'll postpone dealing with that until and if it happens. For now, say what whatever you wish in the FSZ, subject to existing rules.



How about a rule against posting anything advocating propposing or suggesting, murder, violence, use of force or discrimination against any person or group anywhere on the site? This would seem to be unnnecessary in a civilized society, but the post atop this thread argues differently.
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ItsCalledSoccer
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February 14th, 2011 at 8:12:41 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

How about a rule against posting anything advocating propposing or suggesting, murder, violence, use of force or discrimination against any person or group anywhere on the site? This would seem to be unnnecessary in a civilized society, but the post atop this thread argues differently.



This makes some sense to me, so long as "discrimination" is not defined as "someone disagreeing with something someone wrote, taking offense (real or pretend), and trying to silence legitimate opinion differences using the vehicle called 'discrimination'." That's just a different kind of tyranny.
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February 14th, 2011 at 10:09:07 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

While Nareed has made the GLBT area something of a personal diary, I find no fault in that.



No one else has really started any threads there, and I don't want to leave the section empty or abandoned. So I post about my doings there, and sometimes there are a few replies. I expect to post a great deal more about my trip there, but that won't be until June. By then I'll have actual Vegas-related experiences to post (I fervently hope).

I wonder if there's any interest about the process in both the medical and legal aspects. I should look it up because my info may be a bit out of date, but it would require substantial postings. More so if I include my speculations on the future.
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February 14th, 2011 at 10:49:47 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

No one else has really started any threads there, and I don't want to leave the section empty or abandoned. So I post about my doings there, and sometimes there are a few replies. I expect to post a great deal more about my trip there, but that won't be until June. By then I'll have actual Vegas-related experiences to post (I fervently hope).

I wonder if there's any interest about the process in both the medical and legal aspects. I should look it up because my info may be a bit out of date, but it would require substantial postings. More so if I include my speculations on the future.



My niece has undergone the "process" (in the reverse direction that you have) and it's cost her all her money, destroyed her health, brought back some severe conditions that were previously in abatement, and changed her voice, which was wonderful, to a hoarse croaking. I am perfectly in accord with her legal right to inflict this process on herself, but then, I also favor legalized suicide.

(And the end result is not that she's a man, but rather, a mutilated woman.)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw

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