Go to the NEW FORUM
This sounds very promising. Just tell me what I need to do.
But first good luck with your exam!
I'm definitely not an expert in these things, but if I can help in any way, I'd be happy to contribute. Good initiative.
In regard to the (latest) nj post, I'm pretty sure by now we all know (s)he is a troll, and we should expect this stuff. If we don't react, (s)he'll stop doing it.
Edit: Bah, it won't yet me embed a Youtube video.
Anyway, as the Kids In The Hall sketch I tried to link to expressed, I don't think you're right, Listy. I've never seen the Butters Stotch approach to handling bullies succeed in any context.
Ah, the enigma that is Netjade! Everytime I think I have you figured out you confuse me even more... I think everybody got a little too upset over a picture that isn't the worst thing I've ever seen on a forum, but it would be nice to see an updated forum with logins and everything. It won't stop spam.... honestly, this board is probably the least spammed forum that I frequent and all of the other ones require logins. But, at least you'd have the ability to remove posts and ban users easily enough for spam.
The only thing that I can see happening with an updated forum is that every post will become a poll or builder game. I think that of all the music forums I have gone to, AM has the best discussion and it's the reason it's my home. RYM can have good discussion and it's easier to use now that games are in a different section, but I've always felt that the people here are much more interesting to talk to and I like the small community where you know each other's tastes. Though, I'd never be opposed to a change because it would make the community larger mostly because the core users are already the foundation so at this point more users would only be for the better I'd think.
I don't think changing to a different type of forum will drastically increase the amount of regular posters, if at all, but if it does happen we can always create extra forum sections for those games. However, I don't think the people that frequent these boards are too interested in the simple polls and builder games; we like our polls long and complicated.
We could even create a section just for regular posters, but I've seen that lead to troublesome situations before in terms of defining who's a regular and whatnot, so I'm not sure if it would work.
Anyway, I'm not too worried.
NJ is not a troll and never has been.
right Moonbeam (about nj)
I don't want the new forum train to lose steam!
I don't think we should have a forum for only regular members. That kind of cliquishness is unappealing. Just an updated forum with login/password, member page, avatar and private message capacity would be great!
Don't worry, if Henrik is still in agreement I fully intend to get this going the 1st of February. Henrik, do you have IRC/Skype/MSN/Google Talk/some other chat program through which we can communicate a little more directly? You should still have my email address, I use it for both Skype and MSN.
I'm here for anything. Loving the ideias and would like to volunteer as a helper to move things if it's needed - if it's more complicated than it sounds (ahem "copy and paste" somewhere else) then teach me! haha
And nj has a heart. A big one. There's more than a troller there and our Facebooks will always be there as evidence.