I'll be in my bunk.

Jayne ,'War Stories'


Bureaucracy 3: Oh, so now you want to be part of the SOLUTION?  

A thread to discuss naming threads, board policy, new thread suggestions, and anything else that has to do with board administration and maintenance. Guaranteed to include lively debate and polls. Natter discouraged, but not deleted.

Current Stompy Feet: ita, Jon B, DXMachina, P.M. Marcontell, Liese S., amych


Sophia Brooks - Jul 17, 2007 9:19:20 am PDT #9990 of 10001
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I will laugh like a hyena if we end up with preferential voting somehow!


Kat - Jul 17, 2007 9:19:41 am PDT #9991 of 10001
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

HA! I knew that would be your response, Jon.

I think the bigger issue is for us to discuss why it's TV threads driving so much voting and come up with a better long term solution for that.


Kat - Jul 17, 2007 9:20:39 am PDT #9992 of 10001
"I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret." Leigh Bardugo

Actually no preference is almost LIKE preferential voting. Except more irritating because it has the taint of indifference and hands thrown in the air to it.


Jesse - Jul 17, 2007 9:21:08 am PDT #9993 of 10001
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

It's because I haven't proposed my "What's for lunch" thread yet. Actually, theperfectworld really has that as a thread. Speaking of places that have a thread for everything.


Jon B. - Jul 17, 2007 9:21:57 am PDT #9994 of 10001
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

I think the bigger issue is for us to discuss why it's TV threads driving so much voting and come up with a better long term solution for that.

What else is there to vote on?

Seriously.


Polter-Cow - Jul 17, 2007 9:22:54 am PDT #9995 of 10001
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

I'm with Jon.


Sophia Brooks - Jul 17, 2007 9:25:25 am PDT #9996 of 10001
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I think the bigger issue is for us to discuss why it's TV threads driving so much voting and come up with a better long term solution for that.

I would agree. I even have an answer in my head, although I am not sure how helpful it is...

Almost everyone joined this board originally to talk about a TV show (Buffy, Angel, Firefly). We stayed because we like the community. For some people, the community and talking to the people here about anything and everything are enough and they either talk about TV elsewhere or are satisfied with talking about TV in between other conversations. For others, they want to talk about TV specifically with the people they have grown to know and love and they want to be able to do that HERE. Because we started talking about TV, I think we keep wanting another show to strike everyone like Buffy stuck us, and to be able to talk about it like we did Buffy.

I am not sure if this is helpful, or correct.


bon bon - Jul 17, 2007 9:26:18 am PDT #9997 of 10001
It's five thousand for kissing, ten thousand for snuggling... End of list.

...In conclusion, Like Job. No, really, just like Job


Sophia Brooks - Jul 17, 2007 9:28:30 am PDT #9998 of 10001
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

In conclusion, Like Job. No, really, just like Job

I am not sure why I cannot shut up in discussions like this. To be fair, I do this in meetings at work, too.


Frankenbuddha - Jul 17, 2007 9:29:46 am PDT #9999 of 10001
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

I think the bigger issue is for us to discuss why it's TV threads driving so much voting and come up with a better long term solution for that.

I think it comes down to a combination of the following:
spoiler-aversion vs. couldn't care less (or whitefont-averse)
thread volume overwhelming specific discussion (either due to time or energy constraints)
bucket vs. thematic vs. single thread
change is good vs. change is bad vs. whatever works.

I'm sure I'm missing a few, but these seem to be the issues that keep coming up (and I didn't word them very elegantly, so apologies). The problem is that folks seem to have different combinations and degrees on each of the issues.