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Posted December 13th, 2017 by chiefsonny

Hey that's awesome! Merry Christmas Chief!

Posted December 13th, 2017 by Kaot0
Posted December 13th, 2017 by Vandy

why did they change it!? THis is so stupid.

Edited December 14th, 2017 by tnu
tnu

how?

Posted December 14th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

There was no reason for it. all it does is make the site feel like it's not even GT an y more but mutating in to something else entialry.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by tnu
tnu

oh boy you are in for a world of changes lol.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

It's just a name change...

Posted December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

I support the change from Pointless to Lounge. The implications of "lounge" are more social and comfortable compared to the atmosphere of shitposting and nonsense than a "pointless" forum might have. I think that people, especially new people, would be more likely to strike up and carry on conversations if you "invited them to the Lounge" instead of "directing them to Pointless".

It moves the nomenclature of the site further away from 4chan's infamous "Random" board as well.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

Speaking of which though, there SHOULD be a general forum as well as a pointless forum in the sense that you're describing. The question is why aren't we just doing that? Both forums have a valid purpose, but it shouldn't have to take place on the same sub-forum.

I'm not sure why you're concerned with this board looking anything like 4chan in any regard though.

Edited December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

Speaking of which though, there SHOULD be a general forum as well as a pointless forum in the sense that you're describing. The question is why aren't we just doing that? Both forums have a valid purpose, but it shouldn't have to take place on the same sub-forum.


Because the distinctions between the purposes of a "general" and a "pointless" forum are so small as to be...well, pointless. The last thing that we need to be doing right now is making more forums. One off-topic/general forum is all we need.

The question is why would we do that? Make a case.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

It's literally like you said though. I shouldn't have to explain that. A place to simply talk about anything (general) and a place for more nonsense/shitposting/funposting.

Both have a place but neither go together well.

Edited December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

I'm not sure why you're concerned with this board looking anything like 4chan in any regard though.


4chan is a terrible place and basically exists as a model of what we are moving away from with the changes to this site. Anything we can do to alter the atmosphere of this site away from the amoral structuring of that site and towards an accountable social experience will be beneficial. Part of that relates to names and the images that those names invoke in the posters.


Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

It's literally like you said though. I shouldn't have to explain that. A place to simply talk about anything (general) and a place for more nonsense/shitposting/funposting.


Lounge works for both, it just doesn't actively encourage nonsense/shitposting, which I am perfectly fine with.


Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

Also forum amount doesn't matter as much as you and others seem to think it does. Cut out something that's actually pointless like most if not all of the specific game forums if you're worried about that. We don't need them when literally any of it can work in the general video game forum, and it's better suited there for now anyway considering pretty much every other video game sub-forum is pretty dead.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

4chan is a terrible place and basically exists as a model of what we are moving away from with the changes to this site


You say as a 4channer yourself but OKAY

Part of that relates to names and the images that those names invoke in the posters.


That does not matter whatsoever nor is it even related to 4chan in any remotely meaningful way...

Posted December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

Cut out something that's actually pointless like most if not all of the specific game forums if you're worried about that. We don't need them when literally any of it can work in the general video game forum, and it's better suited there for now anyway considering pretty much every other video game sub-forum is pretty dead.


This has already been voted on and is in the process of being implemented.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

You say as a 4channer yourself but OKAY


So?

That does not matter whatsoever


And yet you think that you need to have a "General" and a "Pointless" because...they mean different things. Funny how different words have different connotations, yes? Now think about how we're moving away from a word that's more closely related to "random" and towards a word that implies sociability and comfort.


Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

And yet you think that you need to have a "General" and a "Pointless" because...they mean different things.


IF you are trying to bring more normal people in, don't you think it's best to separate the shitposting from the general talk? So then they at least know what they're on for?

Why are you fixated on things like names, and yet you're doing this halfway? If the shitposting and such is still here then what does a name matter? Why are you allowing the shitposting? The best solution for what you're trying to do, and the potential future of this site is to make 2 different sub-forums for each IF this is to be considered an actual problem and IF you intend to keep the shitposting and such around.

Edited December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

Also it seemed to me you were the only one fixated on words meaning things. I was talking about separating certain behaviors and ways of talking from each other. Specifically shitposting and such from actual conversation.

Now think about how we're moving away from a word that's more closely related to "random" and towards a word that implies sociability and comfort.


It really won't matter much either way as things are right now. People will continue to do what they do, however if you do what I said, you can have actual control over what is happening where and curb what matters: behaviors and speech.

Edited December 14th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium

IF you are trying to bring more normal people in, don't you think it's best to separate the shitposting from the general talk? So then they at least know what they're on for?


I think you're missing the point. Shitposting gets no accomodations.

Why are you fixated on things like names, and yet you're doing this halfway? if the shitposting and such is still here then what does a name matter? Why are you allowing the shitposting?


Why would I disallow shitposting? If someone wants to say something inconsequential just to get it off their mind, make a pointless joke, etc. then why shouldn't they be able to do that?

I'm not going to approve of a special place for inconsequential bullshit, though. In my opinion, it should remain in context of the greater culture and maintain perspective. When you provide it a special place, it starts becoming insular and drifting away from reality.

Let me put it this way:

Welcome to the Lounge. Bar is on the left, billiards on the right, private booths in the back. Enjoy your stay and if you have suggestions, take it upstairs to Feedback. Good evening.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by nullfather

Welcome to the Lounge. Bar is on the left, billiards on the right, private booths in the back. Enjoy your stay and if you have suggestions, take it upstairs to Feedback. Good evening.


And don't forget to tip the bartender.

Hey that's awesome! Merry Christmas Chief!


@Kaot0. Thanks Merry Christmas to you.

Posted December 14th, 2017 by chiefsonny

I can't think of a polite way to express what I'm thinking s.o.h. Guess the world just has no place for someone like me so whatever.

Edited December 21st, 2017 by tnu
tnu
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