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Why a forum and not a normal web page?

Post by bsmith » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:19 am

Hey Ben,

That's a neat idea:

A coupla suggestions.

1) If it's purely for information, why not have a webpage listing details and perhaps a link to any existing club websites? This way, there's no need for sign up for yet another forum (God knows I'm on too many already).
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Shawn

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There are a few reasons I created a forum as opposed to a static website.

Firstly, the info on websites needs to be updated frequently by one individual to keep it fresh (wikis are an exception). I wanted something which could be altered and would encourage discussion, this would at least let newcomers feel welcome and discover that we're not a bunch of pimply geeks with few social skills :).
Also, if a game club has changed premesis for example, it just takes a single member to post a thread and immediately it's up there for people to check. No need to contact a webmaster who could be on holiday in the bahamas :)

Also, plain websites are boring. You log in to it at 8am, then if you log in again at 5pm nothing has changed! Who wants to frequently visit a site which never changes? Look at Boardgamegeek, the reason the site is such a huge success is because you can surf it all day but still not keep up with the articles and discussions people are submitting. It's so dynamic and a wealth of information. I looked at BGG 10 minutes ago, I bet if I go in there now there is a new review to read. How cool is that?!

Ben
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Post by Mr Skeletor » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:08 am

Thanks for your lesson in teh internetz Benny.
I always wondered what the whole world wide web thing was about.

Reggy

Boring huh

Post by Reggy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:11 am

Ok Ben, I'll delete the Gamers@Dockers web page, even after all the hard work I put into it try to get members. Never mind, I go now to die...

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Re: Boring huh

Post by Mr Skeletor » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:28 am

Reggy wrote:Ok Ben, I'll delete the Gamers@Dockers web page, even after all the hard work I put into it try to get members. Never mind, I go now to die...
Can I have your games?

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Re: Boring huh

Post by Fraser » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:12 am

Mr Skeletor wrote:
Reggy wrote:Ok Ben, I'll delete the Gamers@Dockers web page, even after all the hard work I put into it try to get members. Never mind, I go now to die...
Can I have your games?
No because you don't like TransAmerica you are not allowed to have any of them!
No jpegs were harmed in the making of this post.

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Re: Boring huh

Post by bsmith » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:16 am

Reggy wrote:Ok Ben, I'll delete the Gamers@Dockers web page, even after all the hard work I put into it try to get members. Never mind, I go now to die...
Hehe, sorry Reg I didn't mean to piss off the entire planet. The Dockers website is awesome. I posted that as a response to a message Shawn left at BGG. He was asking why a message board and not a web page.

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Re: Boring huh

Post by Mr Skeletor » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:17 am

Fraser wrote:
Mr Skeletor wrote:
Reggy wrote:Ok Ben, I'll delete the Gamers@Dockers web page, even after all the hard work I put into it try to get members. Never mind, I go now to die...
Can I have your games?
No because you don't like TransAmerica you are not allowed to have any of them!
Wait, if TransAmerica is in there I don't want them! They all could be infected!

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