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View Poll Results: Should there be an "adult friendly" sub forum in the lounge?
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Yes 2 votes (16.67%)
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MacinTommy
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Mar 15, 2012, 10:24 AM
 
Should MacNN add a more "adult" friendly sub-forum? Obviously with age verification just like those other sites so no kids get in
     
MacinTommy  (op)
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Mar 15, 2012, 01:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
Should MacNN add a more "adult" friendly sub-forum? Obviously with age verification just like those other sites so no kids get in
And just to clarify, I don't mean a p0rn section. I'm just talking about a section (sort of like the PL) where more sh!t can fly. IE cussing, more spicy topics, and yes the "Hot babes" thread will be better... Or we can just go back to the dying PrudeNN that knifecarrier2, or Rob, or Ca$h or whoever it may be is talking about. Sort of an "enter at your own risk" section. <---that could even be the name.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 01:43 PM
 
That might be a problem for people at work if the entire site gets blocked because of one small subforum that they don't even visit.
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MacinTommy  (op)
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Mar 15, 2012, 01:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
That might be a problem for people at work if the entire site gets blocked because of one small subforum that they don't even visit.
I guess so... BUT then productivity would go up for the person, saving the company money- that person would recieve a promotion- buy that dream car/home/boat/Mac they've always wanted all because of the new yet-to-be-named forum!
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 01:55 PM
 
You really want this sub-forum to happen, don't you?
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Mar 15, 2012, 01:58 PM
 
MacNN after dark...

My sig is 1 pixel too big.
     
sek929
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Mar 15, 2012, 02:07 PM
 
Yes, let's fracture our already dwindling member base into even more sub-forums.

I think everything should be compressed into 5 forums. Hardware, Software, Networking, Feedback, and Lounge.
     
MacinTommy  (op)
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Mar 15, 2012, 02:12 PM
 
You really want this sub-forum to happen, don't you?
Yes.

Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
MacNN after dark...
PERFECT!

Yes, let's fracture our already dwindling member base into even more sub-forums.
This forum could be merged with the PL lounge since shit gets real in there.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 02:15 PM
 
There has never been a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...
     
besson3c
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Mar 15, 2012, 04:37 PM
 
Do I have to wear pants in this forum?
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 05:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Do I have to wear pants in this forum?
No, you can leave your diapers on

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besson3c
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Mar 15, 2012, 06:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
No, you can leave your diapers on

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I'm growing tired of your teenage behavior.
     
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Mar 15, 2012, 07:21 PM
 
`tis true, it's much too mature for the likes of you.
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besson3c
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Mar 15, 2012, 08:10 PM
 
Besides, I think he was proposing a subforum for adult humans, not adult turtles. It's a little discrimination, but that's how we roll around here.
     
euphras
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Mar 15, 2012, 09:36 PM
 
*sigh*


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Mar 15, 2012, 09:53 PM
 
Do we have any adults left here? I thought they all went somewhere else.
     
besson3c
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Mar 15, 2012, 10:46 PM
 
They couldn't handle the strong personalities here.
     
subego
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Mar 16, 2012, 12:33 AM
 
I don't think we need to change the pic or censor policy, but I like the idea of expanding the charter of the PWL to include more fun stuff.
     
besson3c
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Mar 16, 2012, 12:58 AM
 
1) Reduce the number of subforums
2) Remove most rules
3) Hire celebrities to make guest appearances, because people like celebrities
     
subego
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Mar 16, 2012, 01:13 AM
 
If you're being serious with two, which rules bother you in particular?
     
besson3c
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Mar 16, 2012, 01:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
If you're being serious with two, which rules bother you in particular?
It's not really the rules, I take back what I wrote, but our attitudes about rules.

I've seen new posters come in here to receive snippy comments about posting in the wrong subforum, and in general there are posters that are quick to point out when various rules are being broken. With a membership this low and inactive, I'd say that rules being broken doesn't really matter, and in general we can afford to be less uptight about these sorts of things. In fairness, people seem to have relaxed as of late, perhaps in response to the fact that these things matter less and less.

I could be completely out-to-lunch and most people could prefer having very specific rules about stuff, but to others fussing over the rules may seem anal.

I realize that my free-for-all less structured sort of attitudes are probably among the minority though (excluding the 29034820934 Rob clones who seem to agree with me), so maybe this wouldn't make any real difference. My thinking was just mostly to simplify stuff.

I guess integrating this forum with news postings might help a little too. Has there ever been an explanation offered as to why this was given up on?
     
MacinTommy  (op)
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Mar 16, 2012, 07:37 AM
 
At least we can tell who the true conservatives of the forum are... #publicpolls
     
The Final Dakar
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Mar 16, 2012, 11:39 AM
 
Could you give me an example of what it is you'd like to post or start a thread about that current rules are preventing you from doing?
     
besson3c
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Mar 16, 2012, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Could you give me an example of what it is you'd like to post or start a thread about that current rules are preventing you from doing?

I've had some of my new threads locked (although I don't remember now what they were), but just to be clear, I'm not complaining about this personally. I've learned to accept that I'm a weirdo, but my thinking was simply that perhaps I'm not the only weirdo. Then again, there may be weirdos who are turned off at my weirdo desires, should they come to fruition, so...

My new recommendations:

1) simplify forum hierarchy so that there are less crazy dead sections
2) integrate with news site
3) accept the fact that given the state of affairs that maybe it will be hard to grow the population by adding brand new newbs
4) optionally: cater to existing user base who might in turn attract others by striving towards sponsorship from IT products and web services within the MacNN demographic, include their ads rather than random Google ads, use their sponsorship money to deliver on a mobile option (or do this anyway)
5) hire celebs, I'd recommend the sound effects guy from the Police Academy movies
     
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Mar 16, 2012, 11:57 AM
 
That was directed at MacinTommy.
     
MacinTommy  (op)
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Mar 23, 2012, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
That was directed at MacinTommy.
I don't know... I guess I'm just used to another forum that I frequent not being so "family-friendly" and it's literally no-holds-bar. BUT they do hate on new members as much as people crush the hopes and dreams of fresh face recruits here. I think as long as someone puts "NSFW" in the title of a thread it should be a fair enough warning that you could be offended and anything should fly.
     
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Mar 23, 2012, 11:15 AM
 
At least we won't have to watch our language.
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Mar 24, 2012, 03:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
At least we won't have to watch our language.
The Big Lebowski - Do you have to use so many cuss words? - YouTube (contains one F-word)
     
   
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