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The personal / explicit forum split
« on: August 17, 2012, 04:29:07 PM »
I noticed there really aren't many active threads in either section.  I am not sure if this is good or bad.  Are people happy, upset, indifferent to the changes?
Though I do have a question for Beleth.  Isn't the Explicit Classic section sort of a violation of the whole auto-deletion concept?
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 04:43:56 PM »
I reckon we're doing just fine, at least in Personal.  Can't speak for the other one as I opted out as quickly as I opted in.  :P
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 05:00:07 PM »
I reckon we're doing just fine, at least in Personal.  Can't speak for the other one as I opted out as quickly as I opted in.  :P

Same.

Except I never opted in :)

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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 05:22:11 PM »
I reckon we're doing just fine, at least in Personal.  Can't speak for the other one as I opted out as quickly as I opted in.  :P

Same.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 05:28:10 PM »
It's all good in the 'hood, superdave.  It seems to me that the "delete after five days of inactivity" rule is being followed more stringently than before the split, so it might seem like less of a hoppin' joint.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 05:31:10 PM »
The Explicit section has it's good points.  Karyn and Louie being the two best; and it's bad points: FX.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 08:06:49 PM »
I've kinda just given up on it. not enough activity now that basically no one goes there.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 08:27:50 PM »
Honestly, I find that 98% of the posts in the new bootyghetto are by people I have on ignore, so there isn't much of a point for me to go there.

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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 09:12:25 PM »
Honestly, I find that 98% of the posts in the new bootyghetto are by people I have on ignore, so there isn't much of a point for me to go there.
", and, well, I kind of wanted Explicit separate from Personal in large part exactly because I (and, hopefully, female skeptics who might otherwise be annoyed or threatened by the boob pix) could ignore the former.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 09:21:08 PM »
Funny, I have not seen a in rush of female skeptics yet.  Just one crazy woman who left.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2012, 09:22:00 PM »
HEY.  I'm still opted in.  And I'm not that crazy.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2012, 09:26:58 PM »
Funny, I have not seen a in rush of female skeptics yet.  Just one crazy woman who left.
I don't think that was ever a realistic expectation. I think that anyone who in the past said to themselves that they wanted to enjoy the community but couldn't stomach the bewbs isn't going to come back due to the new policy. However, the idea is that now that that particular roadblock is gone maybe we won't see people leaving so much anymore. Or maybe it'll do nothing; either way IMO it was the right thing to do.
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 09:47:51 PM »
HEY.  I'm still opted in.  And I'm not that crazy.

My dear, you (in this case) do not count.  You were already here.  You also can differentiate intellectual discussion and adult oriented fun. 
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 11:29:38 AM »
I'm completely fine with the split and I think it's working out great. 
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Re: The personal / explicit forum split
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 11:38:59 AM »
I noticed there really aren't many active threads in either section.  I am not sure if this is good or bad.  Are people happy, upset, indifferent to the changes?
Though I do have a question for Beleth.  Isn't the Explicit Classic section sort of a violation of the whole auto-deletion concept?

There have never been that many active threads in them. It was rare to have more than one menu page's worth of active threads in the old setup, and we're still pretty much on track for that.
Explicit Classic is kind of a violation, but there were certain threads that, for whatever reason, deserved a fate better than deletion, or were in Explicit before the expiration rule was enacted, so they were posted with the expectation that they'd be as permanent as the non-Explicit posts.


Funny, I have not seen a in rush of female skeptics yet.

I wasn't really expecting an inrush of female skeptics. Damage to a reputation takes time to heal, even if the damage is unjustified.
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