Buffy: So how'd she get away with the bad mojo stuff? Anya: Giles sold it to her. Giles: Well, I didn't know it was her. I mean, how could I? If it's any consolation, I may have overcharged her.

'Sleeper'


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.

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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.


askye - Jul 17, 2007 9:30:24 am PDT #10000 of 10001
Thrive to spite them

There have been comments about how a small number of people can influence what happens on the board because they have enough votes. But if you look at the number of registered users we have (I'm not sure but it's around 2000 right?) we have a really small number actually voting.

In the past 6 voting issues (all tv thread related) the largest voter turn out was for the creation of the Heroes thread at 88 voters. The fewest was for the creation of Cable Original at 49 voters. The break down for the past six issues is:

Veronica Mars closing - 58

Cable Original creation - 49

Non Fiction creation - 69

Experimental - 65

Heroes - 88

Permium Cable creation - 53

Those seem like very small numbers if you compare it to our registered user total, but I'm not sure how small it is compared to the number of regular users we have. And I'd like to be able to compare the number of regular users we have to the number of people who are turning out to vote. One of our problems may just be a really low voter turn out and I'm not sure how to change that.

By regular users I'm not necessarily talking about people who post a lot, but how many people are reading the boards on a regular basis. (For the sake of argument I'm going to call "regular" as reading and/or posting at least once a week.)


Jon B. - Jul 17, 2007 9:35:35 am PDT #10001 of 10001
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

New thread. Just above the old thread.


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