NytramsPlace

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Do we need/want new members?
- Board Membership Options - [21 vote(s)]

Open the board for reading only by non-members
14.3%
Open the board for posting and reading by non-members
33.3%
New members by invitation only
38.1%
If it's not broke, don't fix it
0.0%
Huh?
14.3%


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 20250
Date:
Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


KittyBiggerstaff wrote:
ghostal wrote:
KittyBiggerstaff wrote:
while checking the site, he found her there all by her lonesomeness and let it be known that there was a place where we were free to write what we pleased as long as what we wrote didn't bring the law to his door.

 Actually, he didn't just check the site randomly. We were there everyday! ...and then finally a lot of other people started to show up once imdb started banning. There were a few other people way before that though. I remember in particular one really creepy Brazilian guy who always messaged nytram asking if he could eat his cats.  biggrin  I had another fairly popular forum at the time with a website dedicated to it. I got lazy and let it die, but kept helping out here because it was needed. I always helped behind the scenes though because people at the early board wouldn't have liked knowing they were being watched. biggrin




 I'm glad we missed the Brazilian. 

 


 

 

He was an odd lad. Got all hostile when I wouldn't give him my address. Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare



__________________

Nytram Press    

© 2018

 



Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


nytram wrote:

 I'm glad we missed the Brazilian. 

 


 

 

He was an odd lad. Got all hostile when I wouldn't give him my address.

blankstare


 Good grief. 



__________________



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1462
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


KittyBiggerstaff wrote:

humdrum wrote:
ghostal wrote:

I think they seem to have misunderstood the purpose of this forum. I could have hundreds of people registering here if I wanted to... and while it could be fun,  I don't think that's what this forum wants.  


 Actually, Ghostal, you will probably find that it is.

Nytram originally set this board up by plastering IMDB with invites, the gist of which was that posters could say or do whatever they liked, provided the police didn't call at his door.

So lots of folk turned up and had a whale of a time tossing and goring each other. Meanwhile the remaning IMDB posters kept their heads down because, well, that was the sort of folk they were. 

But now we are running out of folk. So go away and drum up some more folk we can argue with.

PS

Good luck wih your exams.


The autumn of 2005 was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.  After IMDb became so Islam-sensitive that we couldn't even write Muslim or Islam on a title line without it being promptly deleted, despite the possibility of the message being complimentary or positive toward Islam, just summarily poofed, Nytram mentioned that a board he'd established several years before was available. 

He didn't "plaster" IMDb with invitations--he wrote about it after nt-250 had her bellicose behind banned from IMDb for expressing her opinion about Islam.  She'd evidently picked up the NytramsPlace URL from his profile at IMDb, and while checking the site, he found her there all by her lonesomeness and let it be known that there was a place where we were free to write what we pleased as long as what we wrote didn't bring the law to his door.  That's pretty damned generous.

So, the first few years, 2005 through what, maybe 2009, a forum eventually became a community.  nt-250 self-destructed after only a couple years, single-sighted entities like Tall Rep and his minions kept trying to insult and defame others among us, that Canadian guy with the autistic son kept posting while soused, and JW always had to try to turn everything into a political or historical debate.

If I wanted any of that crap any more, I wouldn't be here.  After 14 1/2 years of being online and messing around with message boards, here's what I want from one:

Courtesy and respect

Disagreement without insult

Consideration of all aspects of an issue

Comraderie, caring, friendship

Laughter, whimsy, light-heartedness

And a thought about maybe one of us hasn't had an entirely good day.

 

 


what rubbish!

__________________

uncertainty is an uncomfortable position.

but certainty is an absurd one...

 

Voltaire



Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


stoney 11 wrote:

what rubbish!


 You don't say!  blankstare



__________________



Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:

  Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare


It was probably a severed head.


 And a shrunken one, as well.  (Shipping wouldn't have cost as much.)



__________________



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 20250
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:

  Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare


It was probably a severed head.


 Damn, a human skull with good teeth sells for $700.00.

furious



__________________

Nytram Press    

© 2018

 



Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


nytram wrote:
ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:

  Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare


It was probably a severed head.


 Damn, a human skull with good teeth sells for $700.00.

furious


 To whom?  A medical school?



__________________



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 20250
Date:
Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


KittyBiggerstaff wrote:
nytram wrote:
ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:

  Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare


It was probably a severed head.


 Damn, a human skull with good teeth sells for $700.00.

furious


 To whom?  A medical school?


 

http://www.boneroom.com/bone/bone.html



__________________

Nytram Press    

© 2018

 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 20250
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:
ghostal wrote:
nytram wrote:

  Said he wanted to send me a gift.

blankstare


It was probably a severed head.


 Damn, a human skull with good teeth sells for $700.00.

furious


 It's not hard to find one if you know where to dig. blankstare


 

BURKE AND HARE 
 

Under dark protection of the night the gruesome two-some take to flight
To exhume the grave of the recent buried, in a wheel barrow the bodies ferried
Body snatchers creep at night, the open coffin brings delight 
Strip bare the corpse of wealth adorned, delivering the body before the dawn 
One with a shovel the other an axe, with powerful blows the coffin cracks 
Yet unknown just below the bustling din, a spirit is disturbed within
The lid split open the crypt undone, access gained to the disrespectful ones,
Cold as ice the body lay, undisturbed until this day
Burke reached in to rob the dead, as Hare watched on, his greed be fed
'Help me Hare this one is stuck', his feet were sinking in the muck 
But Hare looked on his face turned grey, as Burke was being pulled away
The ground beneath began to crumble, as Burke and Hare began to stumble
The grip of fear had them tightly bound, as the corpse took hold of both their Hands
Burke screamed 'For God's sake help this is no joke', and that was when the angered Spirit spoke.......
'Burke and Hare your fate is sealed, by the hand of death from which you steal
Tonight The body snatchers me, as I ferry your souls on deaths black sea,
I take your life's to pay your debt, too long you taunt and tease the dead'
The ground opened up and fire shot through, the screams of torment scared the two
Burke and Hare could not break free, from the depths of hell they could not flee
Falling deeper underground, their bodies never to be found 
Yet listen close by graves at night, and you will hear their screams of fright
A warning as they burn in hell, never desecrate a corpses shell.


__________________

Nytram Press    

© 2018

 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 3489
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


KittyBiggerstaff wrote:
nytram wrote:

 I'm glad we missed the Brazilian. 

 


 

 

He was an odd lad. Got all hostile when I wouldn't give him my address.

blankstare


 Good grief. 


 Thats really creepy.

Uni



__________________

 

 



Junior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 28
Date:
Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


nytram wrote:
humdrum wrote:

 Actually Nytram, since it is the season of goodwill (No auntie, I really won't miss you when you are gone. The best I will do will be to piss on your grave to water the flowers), how about opening up the board to all comers for a couple of weeks?

That will make it easier for newbies to decide if they want to stay around and give us some trolls to torture if we get bored.


 

Wide open? To posting? Quite the anarchist aren't you?

biggrin 

 

I'm thinking we open the general board to reading by visitors, giving them the chance to see what we're about while leaving the rest of the forum gated. If they want to post or read the other boards they should have to make the commitment of registering.

 

Personal invitations are always good.

smile

 

 I would ask that that you let Ghostal or I know if you make an invitation. Saves us time.

smile


 

In an effort to increase traffic our address has been added to a number of directories and the General Board has been opened to reading (only) by the public. All other boards remain visible to registered members only. 



__________________

 

- Your helpful and courteous NytramsPlace staff -



Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


That seems like a good solution, Captain.  Thank you for making it so.

 



__________________

Kat


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2537
Date:
Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


I just noticed this thread and it's probably too late to offer my opinion, but here goes:

I like it here. I feel safe here. I think we've all learned to live with each other-- and we've learned how to disagree, or apologize when necessary--at least I have. I came here when Sully was very ill, I came here when we lost everything, and I came during all the good times in between. I've made truly good friends here and found my twin. It's home. Like Kitty, I don't see the point in arguing all the things we've argued and fought about before. It may just be my age --and I'm sure that has a lot to do with it--but at this point nothing is going to change my mind about most things--it's pretty well made up. I am open to new ideas and differing points of view but getting in my face is not going to hasten that process. :)

There are some former members that I would not have a problem with if they came back--some I would like to see be able to return. There was one problem though, and if he comes back I will leave. He lives too close to me to not take his presence seriously. I give all new posters a wide berth and it probably seems unfriendly but I wait until they settle in and become part of the community. It's odd but most new posters don't seem to want to do that--so I know they aren't really new.

Just my 2 cents. It's up to you guys.

 



-- Edited by Kat on Friday 25th of January 2013 02:12:24 PM

__________________

 

snow_kitty_animated_avatar_100x100_763961.gif

 

 Life's greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
André Breton,

Kat


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2537
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:
Kat wrote:

There was one problem though, and if he comes back I will leave. He lives too close to me to not take his presence seriously. I give all new posters a wide berth and it probably seems unfriendly but I wait until they settle in and become part of the community. It's odd but most new posters don't seem to want to do that--so I know they aren't really new.


 We try to watch out for that, even though they get tricky sometimes. I don't understand why, I wouldn't want to be somewhere I'm not welcome and the poster you are referring to is not welcome here.

 

New members would be great though and very welcome! I think more active member hunting would be required to see any new members registering. (I'm not sure how many people are looking at forum directories these days.) That's a lot of work though and it all depends on how many new members we want. If anyone has friends who would want to join, I think that would be the best way.


 

I should've read the whole thread first.  I see the General Board is open to the public.  Ghostal, can you please delete my SBA saga thread?  I don't want that information out there.  Thanks.



 



__________________

 

snow_kitty_animated_avatar_100x100_763961.gif

 

 Life's greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
André Breton,

Kat


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2537
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:

I moved it to the "member art" board even though it's not member art in case you wanted it hidden but not deleted. If you want it completely deleted I can go ahead and do that. I was just thinking that maybe we could have another member's only board that is not only for member art and move it again once we figure that out.


 Thank you but please just delete it.  I'm just speaking for myself but I've gotten so used to this place as it is that I will filter the content of what I post even on a 'members only' board-- as I won't know or feel as comfortable with new members.  I'll just have to remember that it's open to the public and not a private clubhouse anymore.  :)



__________________

 

snow_kitty_animated_avatar_100x100_763961.gif

 

 Life's greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.
André Breton,



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1400
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


ghostal wrote:

I moved it to the "member art" board even though it's not member art in case you wanted it hidden but not deleted. If you want it completely deleted I can go ahead and do that. I was just thinking that maybe we could have another member's only board that is not only for member art and move it again once we figure that out.


 Just FYI for anyone that cares, I had my Foster threads moved to the member art board awhile back and will be posting them there going forward. 



__________________


Commander, Consolation Prize

Status: Offline
Posts: 24201
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


Ithildriel wrote:
ghostal wrote:

I moved it to the "member art" board even though it's not member art in case you wanted it hidden but not deleted. If you want it completely deleted I can go ahead and do that. I was just thinking that maybe we could have another member's only board that is not only for member art and move it again once we figure that out.


 Just FYI for anyone that cares, I had my Foster threads moved to the member art board awhile back and will be posting them there going forward. 


 Which reminds me, I need to catch up with anything you've posted on them recently.  smile



__________________



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 20250
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


 

bmup.jpg



__________________

Nytram Press    

© 2018

 



Full Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 137
Date:
Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


Silence speaks volumes.

__________________


Resident Curmudgeon

Status: Online
Posts: 8212
Date:
RE: Do we need/want new members?
Permalink  
 


JamesKPolk wrote:

Silence speaks volumes.


Okay, I'll say something. How do you find them? How do they find us?

Charlie  



__________________

01308.jpg

 There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. -- Albert Schweitzer

 
 King-Nixon-280.jpg 
KCM (Imperial Lizard and Resident Curmudgeon)

«First  <  1 2 3 4 5 6  >  Last»  | Page of 6  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard