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Old 02-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #1561
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any way to archive those contest threads?
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:57 PM   #1562
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I really hope so. It would be sad not to. I have no idea who to talk to regarding this issue, but I'll talk with Dan.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:23 PM   #1563
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Yes, we can archive the contest threads, either in the Archives sub-forum or more likely in the S&L Archive Thread.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #1564
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If we can do that I'm fine with downsizing. The name change is a harder sell as this was something we were trying to do 7 years ago and at this point it seems like a lost cause. But whatever y'all think we should do is fine by me.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:23 AM   #1565
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask, I know it's called the S/L forum, but can I throw down my short stories here too?
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:05 AM   #1566
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:45 AM   #1567
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It's okay to ask in here.

It's also okay to post short stories, just see if they're short, because I don't think people will have the patience to read a long long one. But yeah, show 'em what you got man !
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #1568
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I'm am all for the name change.

That, for me as a graduate of marketing more than anything else I suppose, is why I think people aren't coming in here... aside from no one visiting the website as a whole, that is. S+L is "branded" all wrong, and often I think people are intimidated by how what they expect is a lyrical/music forum, and yet what they actually find is a bunch of philosophically-leaning, highly introspective poetry. I'm not saying it seems elite, that word is too loaded and gives totally the wrong impression. But I'm at a loss how else to describe it.

I know that I'm personally guilty of not creating a welcoming atmosphere around here (..as little as I visit these days... years... whatever).

Sometimes it can feel abit like you can't post anything here aside from intelligent poetry without, you know, people getting upset. The same thing tends to happen in the Tabs forum when people post anything other than Cynic-inspired prog metal. Got a pop-punk song? The only response you'll get is "super generic" and a bunch of regulars acting like they're in the Pit.

Anyway, I really really love the idea of a Lyrics and Poetry forum that works like this place used to back in 2007. Pipe dream? Perhaps. But I do think we can do more to create that kind of atmosphere.

All for it, but we have to do something more than a simple downsize and reshuffle.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:41 AM   #1569
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What was different about this forum back then? Aside from there being more people.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:19 AM   #1570
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What was different about this forum back then? Aside from there being more people.


More focus on offering constructive criticism. The "full crit". Was once a bar where we solved each other's problems, now it's a bar to catch up and buy each other drinks.
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:06 PM   #1571
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Forums were all the rage back in 2005, now it's like old man internet.
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #1572
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Forums were all the rage back in 2005, now it's like old man internet.
This.

Forums are becoming less relevant. Trying to find answers via a forum on Google any more is a bloody mess. Try searching a specific topic and the name of the forum (Reddit for instance) and you basically get a bunch of websites that have no bearing on what you were searching for, simply because they have the most amount of money to push their site to the first few pages. The reason why Facebook is stepping on everyone's faces is because they have the money to do it.

Don't let that deter you, though. Forums, in my opinion, are still entirely relevant and will always be around. It's just the community has to put more effort into it for it to thrive. Folks have become lazy. We join forums to ask a couple of questions, post a few remarks and then fuck off. This is because we have websites like Twitter and Instagram that condense everything and 'simplify' our lives to the point where we can spend all of 20 seconds to post the most amazing feeling in a small square photograph or a comment with no more than 140 characters or whatever it is.

There once were days where people would spend an entire day having conversations about their favourite records or the newest innovations in 3D technology. Now it's condensed into bite-sized 'clouds' of information for us to digest quickly and effectively. The Internet is evolving, and as dramatic as it sounds, forums need to adapt. Carmel suggested something to me in a PM that befits this ideology. I'm not sure whether she'd be OK with me posting it, but I can't imagine it being a problem.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:15 AM   #1573
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:09 AM   #1574
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I find forums to be interesting. I think it's cool to see a community over the internet who've known each other for years and the friendships that form. Unfortunately I was too young when they were cool.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:04 AM   #1575
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I can't imagine it being a problem.


Go for it.
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