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  • January 25, 2012 at 10:48 pm #23196

    Peter Fenzel OTI Staff

    This is our first official forum domination. Deal with it, folks.

    (I’m not always going to be so giddy, but I love that we have these.)

    January 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm #23199

    Matthew Wrather OTI Staff

    I gotta say, I just don’t get what the big deal is. I mean, I don’t frequent any online forums. Why is having conversations here better than having them in comments?

    Have I been dominated?

    January 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm #23207

    Matthew! Talk some sense into your friend, before it’s too late! The domination may start here, but its end is seen at the end of humanity!

    January 26, 2012 at 12:27 am #23213

    Peter Fenzel OTI Staff

    Forum domination refers to when you are the most recent post in every subforum on the high-level view of a forum, so your name is everywhere there could be a name.

    Forums are better than comments because they are more social, less directed, and more flexible. They grow and evolve in a way that article comments don’t. It feels like more social interaction.

    Also, this Old Cranky Peter Fenzel fellow is clearly crazy. I say we put him in the brig until we get to the anomaly.

    January 27, 2012 at 11:32 am #23271

    Matthew Belinkie OTI Staff


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    February 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm #23560

    Rambler The Full Harvey

    Semi-serious answer: Forums are better because it gives you a way of organizing raids on other websites. It’s much more exciting for you and 15 other people to pull off a domination of the top page of every current topic on a competing site.

    Fully serious answer: The increased topicality and democracy that a forum structure offers can create a much more vibrant community. You’ve listened to filmspotting. Check out their forum site and you’ll discover that the hosted show is only half of the quality content available. They have a handful of forum allstars who fill a role similar to guest writers, and their content is magnified over and over by pages of discussion from whoever is interested in the topic.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:37 am #23606

    Xyloart In A Way

    I always find it interesting who uses forums and who doesn’t. Some of my friends that I would have thought for sure frequent forums I find out are confused that people still use them, while other friends I will stumble accross in the most out-of-the-way corners of the internet.

    Personally I love forums. The one I use the most is rather small and no longer attached to anything specific, but I also use a lot of ones geared toward online comics and a number for some of the animals I care for (hermies, reptiles, fish, etc.).

    I’m not particularly a fan of the ones that don’t use phpBB though; I usually end up abandoning those. :/ Every other kind I’ve tried is just not as easy to navigate and keep up with the topics I’m interested in. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen here though because I find it very exciting that Overthinkingit has forums now!

    February 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm #23627

    Matthew Wrather OTI Staff

    bbPress will improve. It’s still relatively immature vs. phpBB… give us a little time. :)

    February 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm #23630

    Xyloart In A Way

    I definitely will! :)

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