Originally posted by Suzianne Why do you want them crammed in here?
To give the illusion that it's more active. This will encourage new posters to join. I thought that was pretty straightforward. At the very least, cultural topics don't need their own forum and to separate them from this forum was a poor decision that not only limited the discussion by making it relatively inaccessible and undesirable but makes this forum look inane and vapid in comparison to this forum before the split.
But I do understand why Russ doesn't bother. This forum (general) doesn't make money and isn't worth his time. If anything, a more active forum just causes more headaches for him and the moderators.
Originally posted by darvlay But I get it, Suzi. You think everything is wonderful and no one worth their salt is gone. I get it.
Maybe you could start a thread on those forums incentivizing people to use the GF for their threads because their threads will get more, and more varied, attention on the GF and make the GF more interesting to everyone. See if that works.
Originally posted by darvlay How about you make this general forum better and bring back sports, culture and whatever else has been unnecessarily expunged from this now vacuous hellhole?
An easier solution would be to make a new forum for "word games". Then the general forum would be for everything other than: games, sport, culture, chess, religion, politics, site improvement and retarded arguments about clan integrity. So basically Grampy Bobby's reminiscences punctuated by the occasional spambot.
What's this thread about? I forget oh yeah, WHAT'S AN ANDROID?
Of topic as usual I just want to say I think both my friend Suzy and Darv have good points. On one hand it would be nice to have the forums more active. At the time Russ split the forums up it served a purpose because we had a lot of active posters. The forums were hard to follow because everything got off topic so quickly. Organization was needed, but now maybe merging it again on some subjects might not be a bad idea in order to spice up the threads a little more.
On the other hand Suzi is right that Davley is a crabapple and is probably one the main reason she is against making the forums more active again. There was just too much fighting. And we all participated even though it made boy George and baby Jesus cry. So somewhere in the middle would seem nice. But Russ can and will do what he likes because it is his responsibility. It might include nothing at all.
The active posters in the forums is just a very small percentage of the quantity of chess players on this site. The forums could all go away and there would still be a ton of chess players still here that probably would never notice or care it was gone. Many may not even speak English or is just to afraid of conflict to make a post. And then there are those that actually have a life.
So in conclusion please talk to me anytime you like. I'm more than just a little bored. 😞
Is an Android anything like the R2-d2 in star wars? My beard has turned so grey I can't keep up with all the new gizmo's.