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2:21 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just recently, and this is not a complaint, I have had a couple of replies to threads pulled as being off topic. I totally understand the reasoning behind this. However, a number of threads seem to get moved to other forums on WW. Speaking for myself, I only tend to visit two forums on WW, within these forums I feel I have got to know - and understand - a lot of how the regulars on these forums think, what makes them tick, what their general areas of expertise are etc. Although none of us have ever met, I often think of these people if not as friends, as working colleagues.

There are often times when I would like to post a question to get feedback from these people that I feel I have got to know and trust, but feel it is going to be off topic and either pulled or moved to another forum that I do not know or visit.

I have enjoyed the sometimes light relief banter that goes on here - and the sometimes flippant comments that get thrown around - re fridges, and mouse tracking etc. Is there any way that WW could almost put a subforum within a forum? ie "adsense off topic forum" or some such thing? Just a thought.:)

2:37 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)



Try:

[webmasterworld.com...]

2:48 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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http://www.webmasterworld.com/the_google_world/foo

(doesn't exist yet)

is more what he is talking about

2:54 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yep - I know about foo - but was talking about something more specific to this forum - ie directed at the people who partake on this forum - not all of WW forums. :)
2:58 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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nope I think what trannack is talking about is

http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adsense/foo

which doesn't exist YET.

me thinks Trannack is saying that it's cool hanging out here and that there should be a place where we can talk crap specifically with fellow adsensers.

edited... oops pressed that enter button too late. you beat me to it trannack.

by the way... Khensu...don't you ever sleep or do you have the uncanny ability to post in your sleep?

3:02 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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3:02 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Although none of us have ever met, I often think of these people if not as friends, as working colleagues.

Well said, trannack, I feel very much the same! Especially since I work out of the house and don't have the typical work related social interactions and even if I did... I couldn't tell them about any of this AdSense stuff anyway.

There is 'foo', as efv has offered. I suppose I could hang around there more often but it just can't be the same. Most of the people there don't have the same nagging 'addiction' and here is the only place I know for sure I can read the unique and humorous bits that Khensu writes. I think OptiRex is much more likely to "toddle off to the pub" then to hang around 'foo'! ;-)

Chapman

3:23 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Chapman - that is exactly what I mean - the mere fact that this post has been moved is exactly what it is all about - now there will probably be no feedback from the people on the forum that we obviously spend most of our time on - no offence to any other forum members out there!
3:26 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Chapman at least somebody appreciates my sick humor.

Andrew, I work at home and make own schedule. I am constantly waking up and falling to sleep in 3 or 4 hour increments all day and all night

3:35 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Trannack! Wow, it's great to see you here!

Man - it took me hours to find this thread.

Anyway, I'm still, like, really bummed Google hasn't sent me a fridge.

And now I am like freaked out about this being Friday the 13th, you know?

3:42 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There would be chaos if everyone discussed anything in any thread in any forum. By building a forum system as we have, it is so designed that members with specific interests are able to discuss specific issues of interest.

Each forum has a "charter" and you can view the Google AdSense Forum Charter here [webmasterworld.com]. That charter is aimed at keeping a focus on topics relating to Google AdSense.

Why not visit the other forums around here? Why not mingle with the other members? You may find a whole new range of "colleagues" with which to interact.

Why not post a topic in the correct forums where "other" members meet up and ping the contacts you mentioned and lead them to the thread where you seek feedback. I do that all the time.

Remember, WebmasterWorld is also an educational resource and you may be building the next great thread in the alternative forum.

Anyone taking threads off topic will be assimilated. ;)

3:49 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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by the way... Khensu...don't you ever sleep or do you have the uncanny ability to post in your sleep?

I know you're in AZ but the 5:23 AM post made me wonder as well!

Thanks Chapman at least somebody appreciates my sick humor.

I don't think sick is the right word... adroit and arcane perhaps but certainly habit forming! ;-)

Showing up here validates trannack's contention that there is a uniqueness to the community a bit different than the other Webmaster World forums.

Chapman

3:50 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)



I think OptiRex is much more likely to "toddle off to the pub" then to hang around 'foo'! ;-)

The sun's gone over the yardarm on this glorious Autumnal day, great idea Chapman:-))

Now shall I have Old Speckled Hen, Tipsy Toad or Batemans?

3:51 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are those your three girfriends Opti?
3:53 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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and are we beginning to understand how OT comments will derail a thread?

and if there are enough of them, a whole forum.

3:54 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Anyone taking threads off topic will be assimilated.

Nice touch, engine!

BTW, thanks for finding the icons... the 'alt' text was starting to hurt my eyes! ;-)

Chapman

3:56 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dang Borgerators!

Stop messing with our happiness :o)

4:00 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Opti - a man after my own heart - Speckled Hen, Tribute, and the number one Spingo - brewed in a tiny cellar in Helston, Blue Anchor, south cornwall mmmmm - I'm getting al nostalgic now. Didn't think there were any real ale drinkers left out there! Just think how good that Google fridge would be packed with Speckled Hen.......
4:03 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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See this thread is totally on topic!
4:10 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Off topic 1: Since all adsensers are over here in the Community center. maybe this is the right place to ask if there is a click dump to be expected this day ;)

Off topic 2: I'm still having the alt-text (very annoying).

To get a little bit on topic. The adsense forum tends to get a lot of posts and the answers come in quickly. Even when it's off-topic, every question asked gets an answer. This alone makes people post in this forum (just my guess).

It's also true that we want to get off-topic. Just because we're feeling funny, drunk, sad, lucky, angry, whatever. A little bit more tolerance for slightly off-topic posts will be appreciated by most members, I think.

[edited by: Bddmed at 4:13 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2006]

4:21 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi friends (& trannack)

I'll try really hard to keep this on topic since I too have been castigated once or twice recently.

I consider WebmasterWorld as the nearest I have to a workplace at the moment, in particular Adsense and Adwords forums - as trannack said, the regular posters in these forums are like my work colleagues. I try to be healpful to others and provide my contributions for what they are worth, but the odd aside and humourous comment - provided they are not offensive - IMHO makes everyday life more bearable.

I know about the foo forum, but a) its too far away, and b) I can't help being a bit more spontaneous sometimes.

It would help if there was a facility to add a "foo" type comment or possibly a shortcut to link out to foo, within and specific forum.

P

4:25 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is a click dump to be expected this day

I sure hope so Bddmed, todays numbers are dismal!

Without a click dump I might become sad and angry that I was so unlucky and end up getting drunk... and that wouldn't be funny! ;-)

Thanks trannack... best thread ever!

Chapman

4:26 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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castigated is my middle name

Foosense, how's that!

You know what I hate, you can't make three exclmation marks in a row, guess this will have to do!_!_!

Evertime somebody say clickdump I visualize a garbage dump littered with hacked-off hands gripping mouses.

[edited by: Khensu at 4:31 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2006]

4:40 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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the forums are built as a whole

foo is the place for OT, as anyone who has frequented would know - not adsense

php [webmasterworld.com] is the place for curl/coding questions - not adsense

html [webmasterworld.com] is the place for browser/html concerns - not adsense

google search [webmasterworld.com] is the place for update questions - not adsense

plus there are many other forums where you can learn things and meet other members. You would be surprised how much more informative and interesting your threads would be if you post them in the right forum.

we encourage members to post in as many forums as is appropriate for the topics they are discussing

contrary to popular belief the world does not resolve around adsense, nor does everything in the webmastering world relate to adsense

[edited by: jatar_k at 4:42 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2006]

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4:40 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have also been wrist slapped a few times for posting OT and I would love to see an adsense/foo section but....alas...sigh.

Khensu I didn't realize how alike we really are! You have the exact same sleep pattern as me and much the same sense of humor...:)

Quick question....If Foo is so good (and I do visit and post there from time to time) why wasn't this thread put there instead of in this section?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Ann

4:43 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)



contrary to popular belief the world does not resolve around adsense, nor does everything in the webmastering world relate to adsense

It does to AdSensers:-))

4:44 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)



Oh...and not got to the pub...yet...need the bank first!
4:44 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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because this thread is a question about a sub forum

from the charter [webmasterworld.com] for this forum

A place for us to discuss Webmaster World itself. Comments, questions, help, requests, feedback, and general discussion regarding the system are all welcome.
4:48 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Because we are debating the Borg high council on why we need our own foo room.

And Ann I have always laughed at your whimsy just never said it.

Opti, on Adsense Island the pub and the bank would be together in the same room.

The main difference between Adsensers and the rest of the forums is we are grinding out a living for ourselves (fully or partly) so there is more of a social bond. The rest are contracting/employed by others or working for themselves in other aspects, some might also be Adsensers/Adworders.

[edited by: Khensu at 5:03 pm (utc) on Oct. 13, 2006]

4:56 pm on Oct 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If we can't have our own foo is there any chance of adding a hot button to foo from the AS/AW subforums (I'm sure that must be the incorrect plural)?

If I work in an office I can chat and exchange banter with people who I share the office with. An AS/AW foo would be like having a chat by the coffee machine. A Google Foo would be on the same floor. The webmasterworld foo is nearly like another building. Going there would be like taking up smoking again and hanging around outside the door with the other lepers!

But I do understand the need to keep it all topic specific - Social security payments for Adsense earnings and such like.

;-0

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