Flare Sci-fi Forums
Flare Sci-Fi Forums Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Flare Sci-Fi Forums » Administration » Incoming Hail » Removing the DS9 forum, or not... (Page 1)

  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   
Author Topic: Removing the DS9 forum, or not...
Charles Capps
We appreciate your concern.
It is noted and stupid.
Member # 9

 - posted      Profile for Charles Capps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In case you han't noticed, the DS9 forum is pretty dead, and I don't anticipate it reviving any time soon...

Should it be eliminated soon (posts would be integrated with General Discussion), or at a later date? By soon, I mean when I upgrade this place to UBB 5.39x two weeks from now.

------------------
Avon: "You really do believe in taking risks, don't you?"
Tarrant: "Calculated risks."
Avon: "Calculated on what? Your fingers?"
-- Blake's Seven, Ultraworld

[This message has been edited by Charles Capps (edited September 07, 1999).]


Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Krenim
Unholy Triangle Fella
Member # 22

 - posted      Profile for Krenim     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, if it were up to me (which it isn't ), I'd make the DS9 Forum a Series V Forum. I think there's more than enough speculation even now to fuel it.

------------------
"Alright... Who wrote 'Beavis and Butthead rule' on the back of my skull?"

- Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek Parody, The Critic


Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
The First One
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed
Member # 35

 - posted      Profile for The First One         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No way, that's far too premature. Dump the Forum, we can create a new one as and when. . .
Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Kosh
Perpetual Member
Member # 167

 - posted      Profile for Kosh     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dump it. I've thought of this before, but ain't up to me.

------------------
Outside of a dog, a book is a mans best friend. Inside of a dog, it's to dark to read. Groucho Marx


Registered: Jun 1999  |  IP: Logged
Epoch
Geology Rocks
Member # 136

 - posted      Profile for Epoch     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And the hatchet should fall. With no series there really is nothing to discusse.

------------------
If you need it I can build it. Just as long as there is a box of junk for me to use.



Registered: May 1999  |  IP: Logged
The_Tom
recently silent
Member # 38

 - posted      Profile for The_Tom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*repeats this until his mouth hurts*

I'm in favor of still keeping the two forums, just dedication one to News and Spoilers (be it Fifth Series or Voyager related) and the other to Reviews and Nitpicks of episodes as they show. General ought to be able to absorb all the rest, be it discussion of Voyager's trip home or the latest kinky antics between Pat Stewart and Wendy.

------------------
"Well, I guess we're an Ovaltine family."
"MORE OVALTINE PLEASE!"
-American Radio Ads... *gag*... one more reason I'm glad to be above the 49th.



Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Michael Dracon
aka: NightWing or Altair
Member # 4

 - posted      Profile for Michael Dracon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A Spoiler - Non-spoiler split?? I don't think that's going to work.
I'm in favour of removing the DS9 forum, and leave it that way until we can add a series 5 forum.

Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Charles Capps
We appreciate your concern.
It is noted and stupid.
Member # 9

 - posted      Profile for Charles Capps     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm actually partial to Tom's reccomendation in this case...

------------------
Avon: "You really do believe in taking risks, don't you?"
Tarrant: "Calculated risks."
Avon: "Calculated on what? Your fingers?"
-- Blake's Seven, Ultraworld


Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Golden Phoenix
Ex-Member


 - posted            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think it should be removed. This topic could be treated in the General Discussion Forum as the TOS and TNG series are.

But I don't think it would be a good idea to split Spoiler - Non-spoiler subjects. Those kind of Forums should be series related.

That's my 2 cents's worth...


IP: Logged
Dax
Paradox
Member # 191

 - posted      Profile for Dax     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
DS9 is my favourite series, but I still wouldn't miss the forum. The General Discussion area is adequate for a finished series.

------------------
"Forgive me if I don't share your euphoria!" (Weyoun to Dukat, DS9 'Tears of the Prophets')
Dax's Ships of STAR TREK


Registered: Jul 1999  |  IP: Logged
The First One
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed
Member # 35

 - posted      Profile for The First One         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you're going to have spoiler and non-spoiler Forums, at least call them by their real names, North American and Rest Of The World Forums - because that's what they'll be. . .
Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
The_Tom
recently silent
Member # 38

 - posted      Profile for The_Tom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's not really as much a spoiler/nospoiler split as you think... I mean, your average Brit should be able to wade in the News/Spoilers board and read the odd thing that is pretty minor stuff and more newsy than spoilersy. I'd still like to see Spoiler warnings enforced, no matter how redundant they may be.

Reviews/Nitpicks is more of an oddball... I can't see it being too popular, but basically it would contain episode-specific threads, therefore we could see discussion of episodes both as they first air stateside and on CIC side by side without to much risk of contaminating the poor offlanders.

GD's spoiler content would lighten quite heavily. I can't see it being declared "spoiler-free", but incidents of contamination ought to be less common with a more spoilerish board in place.

------------------
"Well, I guess we're an Ovaltine family."
"MORE OVALTINE PLEASE!"
-American Radio Ads... *gag*... one more reason I'm glad to be above the 49th.



Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Elim Garak
Plain and simple
Member # 14

 - posted      Profile for Elim Garak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I like Tom's idea. It doesn't sound like a continetal split among the posters at all. I'm sure many people would post in both, about as many that currently post in the Voyager forum.

------------------
Elim Garak: "Oh, it's just Garak. Plain, simple Garak. Now, good day to you, Doctor. I'm so glad to have made such an... interesting new friend today." (DS9: "Past Prologue")


Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
Michael Dracon
aka: NightWing or Altair
Member # 4

 - posted      Profile for Michael Dracon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I live in Holland, and we get the videos at the same time as the British people. One of our own Dutch TV stations is going to catch up with the Voyager tapes in just over a month.

We and some other countries are only half a year behind on the USA, and I think that still counts as the 'spoiler area'.

So if you want to make a 'spoiler forum' make it a forum with things that are brand new (including rumors) to about a year after that, and put the rest in General Discussion.

------------------
"You don't need a gun."
"That depends on your definition of 'save sex'."

from: 'Goldeneye'


Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
The_Tom
recently silent
Member # 38

 - posted      Profile for The_Tom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As I see it, the problem is that the overseas community on this forum is still a minority, and while steps like the above will reduce the exposure to spoilers, it's unfair (not to mention impractical) to restrict discussion of "current" (by North American standards) stuff from what essentially is our "main" Trek board, post numbers aside.

Flare has one of the more international communities among Trek boards, and our more stringent attitudes towards spoilers reflects that. But other Trek boards run what is essentially a "General Discussion" board where new stuff can be discussed, and what North American wants to discuss, say, Voyager's trip home unless you can include the latest jumps etc.

Just my two cents, of course.

------------------
"Well, I guess we're an Ovaltine family."
"MORE OVALTINE PLEASE!"
-American Radio Ads... *gag*... one more reason I'm glad to be above the 49th.



Registered: Mar 1999  |  IP: Logged
  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


© 1999-2008 Solareclipse Network.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3