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Open the board for reading only by non-members
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Open the board for posting and reading by non-members
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New members by invitation only
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If it's not broke, don't fix it
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Huh?
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I just work here, it's up to you.

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I'd like to get rid of most of the members we already have.....starting with you

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Half the board wants non members and the other half wants new members by invitation only.

So I guess the simple solution is for someone to volunteer (thank you nytram, very decent of you) to go over to the IMDB and any other available sites, and plaster it (them) with invites.

Many thanks Nytram.



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stoney 11 wrote:

I'd like to get rid of most of the members we already have.....starting with you


 

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There's already an echo in here, I vote to open it up.

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Pro's outweigh the cons .



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All of the above...


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I'm not averse to a membership drive to recruit new blood from elsewhere, as long as it isn't restricted to the IMDb Soapbox. Do some lurking there and you'll understand what I mean...it's nothing but kids. Problem Children, mostly.

We've been down this path several times before...and the posted signs are always the same. The Soapbox Road is mined. Beware. Use an alternate route if you want to open this place up for expansion, and to get it back to the level of activity it once had.

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-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Sunday 9th of December 2012 11:44:09 AM

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Low_Fat_Lenin wrote:

Pro's outweigh the cons .


Well, you seem to have found us without an invitation, and only a few weeks ago we had Tucker, who made about 6 posts, and some other newcomer who apparently deleted his account after a couple days, so it's not as if this board is as private as we might like to think.

By the way, how did you find us?

I tend to like the community the way it is--I don't have to wear any armor any more--although I wish some veteran members would start showing up again.  But puhleeeeze, the last place to issue an invitation would be at IMDb.

 



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KittyBiggerstaff wrote:
Low_Fat_Lenin wrote:

Pro's outweigh the cons .


Well, you seem to have found us without an invitation, and only a few weeks ago we had Tucker, who made about 6 posts, and some other newcomer who apparently deleted his account after a couple days, so it's not as if this board is as private as we might like to think.

By the way, how did you find us?

I tend to like the community the way it is--I don't have to wear any armor any more--although I wish some veteran members would start showing up again.  But puhleeeeze, the last place to issue an invitation would be at IMDb.

 


I thought Tucker was Penny, wasn't it?  I think that was the name of her tuxedo cat if I remember right...



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If changes were to be made my first choice would be to allow new members by invitation only. My second would be to open the board to allow non-members to read only. Allowing non-members to post sounds like a bad idea that could quite possibly lead to the forum's demise.



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nytram wrote:

If changes were to be made my first choice would be to allow new members by invitation only. My second would be to open the board to allow non-members to read only. Allowing non-members to post sounds like a bad idea that could quite possibly lead to the forum's demise.


 I'll go along with that.  Allowing non-members to post would make them unaccountable so a definite NO to that.



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nytram wrote:

If changes were to be made my first choice would be to allow new members by invitation only. My second would be to open the board to allow non-members to read only. Allowing non-members to post sounds like a bad idea that could quite possibly lead to the forum's demise.


Your two cents have been worth a lot more than that in the past.  You write that you just work here, but your thoughts have worked for us in the past, and it is your board.

Let's try your first choice and then if things are working out, maybe go to your second.



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I have a question. If this board is opened up for reading and registration and new people checked us out...what do you think THEY would think of our board the way it is right now? Would they think we are interesting or would they be bored to tears? Would they even want to join up? You see...we have all known each other for years! We know how each of us think and how we will react to different ideas. I love all of you and I wouldn't want to lose contact with you. BUT...there is nothing NEW here. There is nothing to make us interesting...nothing to get us thinking again...or even to get our blood boiling a bit and a sucessful board needs those things in order to keep members coming back. 

I don't like the idea of having trolls attack us, but like ghostal said, those entities are easily disposed of. We need new blood! We need new ideas and differing opinions again. Shutting ourselves off from people who don't always make us feel comfortable or who even make us angry just for the sake of "peace" is not always a good idea.

I would love to see Nytram's as a lively, funny, scrappy, and interesting board again. That's just my two cents.



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...and I agree with you. Since I've already put in my two cents, I'll add another one to your two cents and make it a nickel.

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Charlie

p.s. Perhaps the second choice should be amended to read: "Open the board for posting by members...and reading by non-members"...is that what it really means?

 Non-members cannot (and should not) be allowed to post, as is customary in most other well-run forums.



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Sunday 9th of December 2012 12:22:15 PM

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Diana wrote:

I have a question. If this board is opened up for reading and registration and new people checked us out...what do you think THEY would think of our board the way it is right now? Would they think we are interesting or would they be bored to tears? Would they even want to join up? You see...we have all known each other for years! We know how each of us think and how we will react to different ideas. I love all of you and I wouldn't want to lose contact with you. BUT...there is nothing NEW here. There is nothing to make us interesting...nothing to get us thinking again...or even to get our blood boiling a bit and a sucessful board needs those things in order to keep members coming back. 

I don't like the idea of having trolls attack us, but like ghostal said, those entities are easily disposed of. We need new blood! We need new ideas and differing opinions again. Shutting ourselves off from people who don't always make us feel comfortable or who even make us angry just for the sake of "peace" is not always a good idea.

I would love to see Nytram's as a lively, funny, scrappy, and interesting board again. That's just my two cents.


 We don't see your name here very often.  What would make you come here and post more often ?  What would you consider "interesting"?  And what would get you "thinking" again?  And what would you want to see that would make your "blood boil" ? 

Maybe answers to those specific items would be helpful ?  What do you think ?



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* What would make you come here and post more often ? 

* What would you consider "interesting"? 

* What would get you "thinking" again? 

* What would you want to see that would make your "blood boil" ? 

All of the above are good topics for discussion. Maybe we need Turks and Tall Rep again...by damn, didn't we have us a fun time when they were here? [snort]

I'd have loved to have been able to snark at them during the last campaign...and especially about the POTUS winning again...[smirk]

Charlie



-- Edited by KidCharlieMane on Sunday 9th of December 2012 04:39:25 PM

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Not the IMDb! I shall leap off a parapet someplace and plummet to my well earned death!!!

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Is it too soon to send out invitations? I have about ten people in mind from another community who might fit in nicely. They range from age 40 to I think 79, and maybe a few from countries outside the US. I don't know much else about them, but they don't strike me as being trollish.

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Please God, not another Turk!

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