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Old 01-20-2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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"Humor" forum?


I was advised to post here for a suggestion I have.

I know this is an *almost* purely technical site, and is absolutely great for information. << wipes brown stuff from tip of nose >>

I like to meander in the "Non-*nix General" forum, because of all the different subjects that are covered; science, humor, "my daily life", now good or bad OS's are, etc. But sometimes that forum can get a little heavy on the negatives, and the attitudes.

Anyway, I think it might be an upper to add a humor forum, maybe as a sub-forum to the General section. Something to show the lighter side of those in our community.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Maybe, but wouldn't it just get filled with tired old anti-Microsoft jokes and helpdesk transcripts? Have to say i've never been that impressed with the average "funny" post here...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=funny

but then maybe that in itself is because things stay roughly on topic. i've never posted links to anything at a site like b3ta.com or qwantz.com despite going there just as often as here...

so in summary... http://icanhascheezburger.files.word...moderator1.jpg

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Old 01-20-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
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So, this is a no?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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Certainly not, not my call by any means... and it was just a convenient topical lolcatz picture i found...

Personally i'm not really that convinced, there would be a logic in then having a politics forum and a reglion forum too, and those would definitely be bad ideas. There would be a logic in an "off topic" forum which would provide a separation between that sort of thing and windows questions and other actual IT questions though. Personally i'm more in favour of keeping things as on topic as possible though.
 
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So that's what the LQ moderators look like!

(I was thinking the OP's idea might be good. But then I haven't been following the humor on LQ.)
 
Old 01-20-2008, 06:40 PM   #6
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Certainly not, not my call by any means... and it was just a convenient topical lolcatz picture i found...
That is one funny picture.

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Personally i'm not really that convinced, there would be a logic in then having a politics forum and a reglion forum too, and those would definitely be bad ideas.
And I agree, those would be very bad ideas. However, we could have the same rules as a bar, where "politics and religion are taboo, but sex and humor are always open for discussion."

Cheers
 
Old 01-20-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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Personally i'm more in favour of keeping things as on topic as possible though.
I understand that statement. What do you consider on-topic? Does the fact that this is primarily a Linux forum mean that most non-Linux threads are off-topic? In that logic, do you feel that the Non-*nix General forum is inappropriate to the site?
 
Old 01-20-2008, 07:40 PM   #8
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And I agree, those would be very bad ideas. However, we could have the same rules as a bar, where "politics and religion are taboo, but sex and humor are always open for discussion."
I agree, too, about religion and politics. Too many hurt feelings in those subject areas.

But since I think this board is visited by minors, I don't think we should allow crude or sexual humor. Unfortunately, those do seem to be the best jokes! Gee, I hope I'm not speaking against myself, here!

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Old 01-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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I agree, too, about religion and politics. Too many hurt feelings in those subject areas.

But since I think this board is visited by minors, I don't think we should allow crude or sexual humor. Unfortunately, those do seem to be the best jokes! Gee, I hope I'm not speaking against myself, here!
Perhaps we both are.

But if politics, religion, & sex are banned, what's left to joke about?
 
Old 01-21-2008, 08:34 AM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback. We have no plans to add a humor subforum at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-21-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback. We have no plans to add a humor subforum at this time.

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Dern. Thanks for your consideration.
 
  


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