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Why is this different?
Question
Mike_Mackin




msg:520647
 4:10 pm on Sep 30, 2000 (gmt 0)

I visit many forums that discuss the same subjects.
These forums seem different to me. A GOOD THING
I just can't seem to put my finger on it.

anyone?

 

rcjordan




msg:520677
 9:27 pm on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

>Forums is the correct English plural
Man, am I glad to hear that! I tried to make myself use fora once... just couldn't do it.

mnw




msg:520678
 9:41 pm on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

Waiting for strains of "tiptoe through the tulips"???

Mike_Mackin




msg:520679
 9:50 pm on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

What ever happened to good old "boards" ;)

Laisha




msg:520680
 10:49 pm on Oct 13, 2000 (gmt 0)

>...folks usually know what I mean and (perhaps) politely ignore my ignorance...

So I'm ostentatious. :) What I REALLY call them in real life is the "BBS." I'm old...

Thanks for the welcome. I feel it. :)

rencke




msg:520681
 1:40 pm on Oct 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

>Is fora the proper plural for forum? I don't think I've seen the word elsewhere, ever

Woz - clearly a highly educated person, judging from his postings - and my humble self write fora all the time.

Welcome Laisha! It is nice to have another classical scholar in our midst. We've been kind of lonely up to now. Do feel free to drop in at my Europan Forum and offer differing opinions at any time.

Marshall Clark




msg:520682
 7:14 pm on Oct 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

I'm not much for long posts so I'll just hit it and quit.

This forum's got mad sparkle!
-PhatPhooPhreak

DaveAtIFG




msg:520683
 8:25 pm on Oct 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

Geez renke, I saw you and the Woz-man use the word and just assumed you couldn't type!! :)

littleman




msg:520684
 9:06 pm on Oct 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

"On those boards, it seems that the main objective of them is to ensure that the forum's "experts" are seen as infallible.Here, it appears that there is honest exchange of opinion and information with little regard to WHO is right, but ratherWHAT is right."

That should be our mantra. I think that is the key to open discussion - and is the reason discussion boards can be invaluable tools.

Fat egos don't pay the bills.

Laisha




msg:520685
 9:25 pm on Oct 14, 2000 (gmt 0)

NodNod. "Principles before personalities."

Oh...wait...that's taken already. Never mind. :)

Woz




msg:520686
 1:33 am on Oct 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

re Fora-

One does one's best to use the correct linguistical derivation whilst making one's most humble offerings to these FORA.

re "Principles before personalities"

or to put it another way, "Do you want to be right, or do you want to be rich?"

Onya
Woz (feeling slightly educated this morning (Shenzhen time))

Brett_Tabke




msg:520687
 12:40 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

The saga continues in part two [webmasterworld.com].

chiyo




msg:520688
 1:57 am on Oct 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

Continued from part one [webmasterworld.com]

I agree with all that has been said here. another reason this board is so useful is that it seems many are ...let us say... a bit older... "Greys".. say the market researchers...

The penny dropped when someone mentioned Arlo guthrie and in the other thread on Xerox brought forth confessions of people being over 40..

While much is said about the new economy/info age being all about youth, that is also its greatest downfall. Limited future/past persectives which lead to plain stupid business models.

You need those who have been around pre-Mosaic days and before to give perspective to the highly valuable enthusiasm and vigor of youth. Give me an old guy who is willing to learn new ways any day over a youngster with a 2 year vision back and forth. You cant get wisdom at university or knowing a "virtual world" only!

In this forum its a great mix of youth and wisdom. That I think really is the nub...

rencke




msg:520689
 3:03 pm on Oct 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

>the correct linguistical derivation
Woz! I knew I was right about you.

chiyo: We're young at heart and willing to learn.

Woz




msg:520690
 6:33 am on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

>>Woz! I knew I was right about you.

Maybe....

Onya
Woz

Marcia




msg:520691
 7:48 am on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

(hiding post from Woz, afraid of his definition)..
it's the "shmooze factor" :)

Woz




msg:520692
 8:45 am on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

Marcia,

no need to cloak, I'll not make you croak,
for you can "shmooze" with me anytime.

Just don't tell the other half - yours or mine..

<shmooze - v : chat in a friendly manner
Definition courtesy www.dictionary.com>

Onya
Woz

[made it more betterer!]

Marcia




msg:520693
 4:52 pm on Oct 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

Woz, football fans don't "shmooze"...I hit the delete button on the other half shortly prior to the demise of the Hollerith card.
Control-alt-delete was a good thing.

"It's better to be single than to wish you were." One of my all-time favorites, and so true!

Bates




msg:520694
 8:55 am on Oct 18, 2000 (gmt 0)

Marcia .. you can say that again!

i'm relatively new to this forum, but i first chanced upon the *sparkle* when reading the "welcome" part of the messages after my first post..

just love this forum.
hectically on the rebound here!!
:)

Eathan




msg:520695
 11:31 pm on Nov 3, 2000 (gmt 0)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fora...

I haven't spent enough time here to have a valid opinion, but I recognize so many names I respect I can't help but have high expectations. There is a sorta' sparkle to the place.

WebRookie




msg:520696
 12:26 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

Hi Eathan, glad to see you here. This is a great place, more sparkle than you can shake a stick at.

Eathan




msg:520697
 12:37 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

Hey WebRookie, thanks for the welcome. It is pretty upbeat around here. I like that.

Brett_Tabke




msg:520698
 12:39 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

>let us say... a bit older... "Greys".. say the market researchers...

New forum rule: No Age Checks ;)

Wecome Eathan.

[edit]added smiley face for the humor impaired[/edit]
[Edited by Brett_Tabke]

Eathan




msg:520699
 12:50 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett. Greys... I like it.

mnw




msg:520700
 10:28 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

How about something for those of us who have few, if any "greys" or anything else left?

Marcia




msg:520701
 11:15 am on Nov 4, 2000 (gmt 0)

>New forum rule: No Age Checks

Tanky, Brett, much appreciated. But, in spite of age:

I am still "fine as frog's hair, and let me tell you, that is DANG fine.!"

(Whoa, belongs in South-Speak thread, not here..hehe)

Woz




msg:520702
 1:38 am on Nov 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

>New forum rule: No Age Checks

Then why have Seniors???

(folowing on from other recent discussion)

Onya
Woz

Marcia




msg:520703
 1:34 pm on Nov 5, 2000 (gmt 0)

Woz, when I am turned into a Senior, mamafoofoo might just surface, in protest. (whoops, protest is another thread)

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