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Old 06-09-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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In the past, there has been criticism of this site being TOO family-friend and thus BORING. I would be willing to create a new forum in the Lounge, possibly called the Velvet Room (just came to me), that is essentially loosely moderated — any language goes — and there'd be a warning before you enter. Obviously, I'm not going to allow XXX porn and Hitler sympathizers to take over, but basically let's have an adult forum and see what happens ... thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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If I ever find the time or ever have the desire to return to the boards full-time, it would likely be an area that I would avoid. I understand some of the members frustration to a degree in not being able to express emotionally through the use of four-letter words (or what have you) their dislike or hatred over something sports related, as the site may have started with some younger participants but most of the core members since I have been around have all been around my age or older and could certainly handle profanity, as long as it's not obnoxious. But I think the last thing any site needs to be is loosely moderated.

Maybe I am just misinterpreting your ideas behind a so-called "Velvet Room," but one of the great things about this message board compared to a ton of others is that things are fairly well moderated and controlled. Where other boards are constantly littered with spammers and trolls, this board is primarily a community of members (or used to be) who we all have a pretty strong feel for, regardless of whether we like that person or not.

To me, as I read it, a "Velvet Room" would just be a breeding ground for trolls, insults and attacks, etc., which would likely carry over and lead to drama and frustration in other threads as people go off-topic and divert the attention away from the real topic of the thread someone started to generate honest discussion.

Give it a shot. But, as I said, I would likely stay clear of the venom that's likely to be spewed in it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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As Toby says, it is an area I would likely avoid, but by all means, go for it.
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I will also abstain from the area. But if it will revive this place. Take a shot.
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Well since everyone is against it I all for it. We are all adults here.
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Well since everyone is against it I all for it. We are all adults here.
Three nays, one yay. Not convinced this would work. But am still listening if others chime in...
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:22 PM   #7
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Puh-puh-puh-puh pleaseeeeeee.
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Once the Eagles start doing what they're gonna be doing this fall, we will need an NC-17-Rated Forum, not an R-Rated Forum!
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Maybe we should get some ads from Elmo and Sponge Bob?????
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Any idea is worth trying IMO. It wouldn't adversely affect the site as a whole since it would be relegated to one thread nor would it stop admin from clearing out obvious trolls just as they do across the rest of the site.

Taking a poll from existing members is only asking for more of the same. Throwing in another idea/thread area to diversify only makes for more options to new & old members alike. Posters will go where they want & avoid what they don't want as usual.
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I was under the impression that every Friday was Naked Friday.



Don't tell me I'm the only member who posts in the nude on Fridays...



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Please refrain from logic in your responses. I know you've been gone for some time but try to remember where you are...mmmk?

Thanks a bunch,
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I was under the impression that every Friday was Naked Friday.



Don't tell me I'm the only member who posts in the nude on Fridays...



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Tarkus...

Please refrain from logic in your responses. I know you've been gone for some time but try to remember where you are...mmmk?

Thanks a bunch,
Thanks for reminding me...

I guess I was distracted by the reason for my return. (answering an ad about an SC Clique who was short a member)
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Sooooo what's the deal gonna be?
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I think we better get Verizon, Mush.

Maybe then he'll be able to 'hear [us] now'...
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I think we better get Verizon, Mush.

Maybe then he'll be able to 'hear [us] now'...
The consensus was no. It was just an idea I was throwing out there. I'm not personally in favor of it, and the reaction was similar.
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