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The Philosophy of a Successful Message Board?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by tucker58, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. tucker58

    tucker58 Jesus is Lord

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    The Philosophy of a Successful Message Board?

    Do you have an opinion?

    What is required to create and maintain a successful message board?

    So far nobody has ever done it in the history of the internet. Suggestions?

    anybody?

    love,

    tuck
     
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  2. quatona

    quatona "God"? What do you mean??

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    Define "successful".
     
  3. Tinker Grey

    Tinker Grey Wanderer Supporter

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    The StraightDope message board has, arguably, existed since the mid-90s when it was a BBS and migrated to a message board format around 1999. This board evolved in 2002 from 2 Christian boards that existed since 2000. Internet Infidels has existed for around that long though it has changed its name.

    What exactly would a "successful" message board be to you?
     
  4. tucker58

    tucker58 Jesus is Lord

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    I am applying to be a moderator of this forum "and only this forum" (no other forum). If I was to to actually be accepted to be a moderator of this forum and only this forum, "How would you like me to approach the "Philosophy" of this forum, as you as users of this forum, would like this forum to be approached?" This relative to being a contribution to this forum being a successful forum, and a gift to this message board?"

    love,

    tuck
     
  5. tucker58

    tucker58 Jesus is Lord

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    You are not on it :)

    love,

    tuck
     
  6. Tinker Grey

    Tinker Grey Wanderer Supporter

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    And you want to be a moderator?
     
  7. GrowingSmaller

    GrowingSmaller Muslm Humanist

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    Allow freedom of opinion and try and prevent the ad hominems and goading.
     
  8. GrowingSmaller

    GrowingSmaller Muslm Humanist

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    More threads!
     
  9. Eudaimonist

    Eudaimonist I believe in life before death!

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    More atheists!
     
  10. Eudaimonist

    Eudaimonist I believe in life before death!

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    j/k.

    Less trolling. More civility.


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  11. MorkandMindy

    MorkandMindy Senior Veteran Supporter

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    The nice ones fill a thread with well-intended nonsense and the other Christians with not-very-well-intended nonsense:

    http://www.christianforums.com/t7480292-2/#post55164041
     
  12. GrowingSmaller

    GrowingSmaller Muslm Humanist

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    Nonsense? Feel free to sling mud, but it doesn't help. Stay cool, GS.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  13. MorkandMindy

    MorkandMindy Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Well, yes, a lot of times I'm here to unwind and quite like the nonsense, I guess it is only for serious questions that it gets in the way, maybe my idea of a serious thread is someone else's idea of a total waste of time and vice versa...
     
  14. variant

    variant Happy Cat

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    Thoughtful and interesting discussions between thoughtful people is what makes a successful discussion forum.

    To make a board successful it helps if you are one of these thoughtful people and have interesting things to discuss.
     
  15. SithDoughnut

    SithDoughnut The Agnostic, Ignostic, Apatheistic Atheist

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    This forum is pretty successful. It's a nonsense question until we define what successful is, anyway.
     
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