whispers at the corner table

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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by fiernaq » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:16 pm

BBcode forums really aren't ideal for free-flow discussion. The original forums (think greek philosophers) had a system that worked for voiced discussion (not written). One person would start a discussion on a particular topic and then other people would address the topic one at a time with valid discussion. Things like "+1" or "oh look, a squirrel!" were reduced to simple applause and cheers in between "posts" and were not given complete posts themselves. That's why a lot of forums use a reputation system or the simpler +1 mechanic on individual posts to limit topics to just relevant discussion.

Other features that bring this more inline with an actual forum are topic shoutboxes (mis-nomer since they originated as people whispering about the topic while someone else was talking about it), moderated round table discussions (require nomination, invitation, or reputation to post), white-boarding (brainstorm ideas as words or phrases instead of complete posts), topic and post previews (topic preview being a manually updated summary of major topics while post preview is just the first few lines of the post you're previewing), and many, many others. Unfortunately, most publicly available forum software won't include all of those features which leaves you with picking and choosing which ones you really want and which ones you can do without or else custom building your own forum.
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by Sarumar » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:51 pm

ctnbeh13 wrote:
Sarumar wrote:Once again i need to give +1 to you Ctnbeh13 ! Your post are gold! But at same time my head hurts (perhaps thanks for my limited skill of english) and I am forced to give you also -1..... Can you please express your thought more shortly please please ?
I wish to offer you my appreciation, and hopefully an acceptable explanation regarding my writing, as well as the customary length of each.

In part, what you have already addressed is true. Even for those whose native language isn't American English, I have come to realize that even among those who are extremely fluent in American English, my vocabulary and descriptive text often introduce words for which a similar word in another language either doesn't exist or convey the full or accurate meaning. That is my limitation with only being able to read and write American English.

As far as the length of my average posts, there are many reasons for that, which I will try not to cover them all. :)

Obviously I fall into a minority grouping of people who don't really care for the societal norm of brief, incomplete, and insincere communication by any means.

I enjoy playing a casual game of chess on occasion. I'm not a Grandmaster or even anything close. I do try to stem the tide of potential follow up posts that may request clarification or additional information.

I also try to encourage the free flow exchange of thoughts and ideas, while not doing so to encourage the brief statements that follow one another like a text messaging exchange. Too many times have I been notified by email that a new post was made under a topic that I'm subscribed to, every couple of minutes, only to find some form of empty exchange that would be more appropriate for Twitter.

The Fallhaven Tavern is a great section of the forum where people can freely discuss just about anything, as long as the Forum Rules are followed. However, and I must state, in my opinion, there are many examples even here, where the use of the forum's private messaging system should probably be taken advantage of.

I have some awareness of how I and/or my writing is perceived, both in the general sense, as well as to certain members of the forum community. It is in part due to this, as well as feedback such as you've provided, that my posts and presence on the forum are limited. ;)
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by ace » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:51 am

found this interesting topic and now thinks that I have to show my stats to challenge you lord sarumar.
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by nyktos » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:03 pm

i think i smell smoke... :o

is something on fire? :shock:
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by Antison » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:41 pm

Another classic thread resurrected.

Has anybody heard any good rumors lately?

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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by nyktos » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:49 pm

what, you don't smell that?!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by Antison » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:27 am

nyktos wrote:i think i smell smoke... :o

is something on fire? :shock:
I'm a little slow today. I just realized the message here. But it took pyrizzle being back for me to figure out the criptc message.
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58  4/14 131 241 30-43 186 3
52  3/12 150 261 33-42 81  4 59  3.0 29
52  4/12 163 334 30-47 77  3
49  3/12 99  347 40-46 171 1
49  6/12 131 263 35-80 107 3
48  2/12 121 267 34-43 103 5

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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by Pyrizzle » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:20 am

Rumor has it that there's a Firebug residing in the caves full of Shadow Gargoyles... He's searching for something...

Poor Mael is going to be left alone so he can watch as I destroy thousands of his minions in search of my precious.
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by nyktos » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:00 am

just messaged Sarumar...

it's been ages, trying to bring the old ones back...

one... by... one... :twisted:
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Re: whispers at the corner table

Post by Tomcat » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:16 pm

That would be cool
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