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    A thread to discuss how the forum is changing.



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    Lately I've noticed that I haven't split any threads. That's either because I've been reading less or because there haven't been too many spats lately. I think things are pretty chill right now, yeah? I kinda like it. It feels like Sunday afternoon. Pass the Bloody Mary.

    We've got a lot of new people. I can't keep track of all of them, but when they argue or make me laugh, I make a mental note. At the same time, some posters seem to be taking a break. That's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    A thread to discuss how the forum is changing.



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    Lately I've noticed that I haven't split any threads. That's either because I've been reading less or because there haven't been too many spats lately. I think things are pretty chill right now, yeah? I kinda like it. It feels like Sunday afternoon. Pass the Bloody Mary.

    We've got a lot of new people. I can't keep track of all of them, but when they argue or make me laugh, I make a mental note. At the same time, some posters seem to be taking a break. That's okay.

    I think to an extent you've mellowed out... so it's a projection of your current state of mind. Since you've been a mod, perhaps you've become a little more wheeeee about thread derails than you first were? Just a thought.

    Secondly, yes, people are a bit more chill. For me, I'm probably projecting today's glorious English sunshine on to my disposition.

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    I think there are less threads overall that go on digressions and such, since I haven't seen threads i would want to split either.

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    I'd like to think people are becoming more okay with the "you can fluff or you can be totally super-serial, just put it where it goes" policy. Everything does seem pretty calm lately, but not the boring kind of calm. There have been some great discussions in the past week or two.
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    It's because of the server. When someone wants to flame someone, they get several minutes to cool down before they can post a reply to anything.
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    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    It's because of the server. When someone wants to flame someone, they get several minutes to cool down before they can post a reply to anything.
    Haha! That is so totally true! I can't count the number of times I've ripped into someone only to see that little circle spinning into oblivion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    It's because of the server. When someone wants to flame someone, they get several minutes to cool down before they can post a reply to anything.
    *Reads reply* :steam:

    *Thinks up flaming retort*

    *Clicks "Reply"*
    *Waits*



    *Continues to wait*



    *Blows up at slow server*

    Now what was I going to write?

    (Mission successful: Flaming has been thwarted.)

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    Weird... the reason I've been 'taking a break' is precisely because I do feel like it's got boring and I have an intuition that part of the reason for that is that people are inhibited from being exciting (or even posting at all in some cases, if they're in any doubt as to whether it'll be 'approved') because of the rather heavy handed madmin-ing that's been happening recently... it's kinda changed to a distinctly introverted ambiance, not much is grabbing my interest. Just my perception, feel free to dismiss it
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    I'm diggin the flow..

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