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JIMMY 808

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An Idea for the forum
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:29:02 PM »

Was chatting with another member today and he had what I thought was a great idea.  The forum should be locked until you are logged in I do believe there is a lot of Maggots coming over to see what goes on here lock them out or join works for CGN.     

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2013, 02:43:54 PM »
Yes this is possible. Any people want to weigh in on this?

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2013, 02:44:56 PM »
totally agree
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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 02:56:03 PM »
I think its a great idea.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2013, 02:57:41 PM »
As much as my thoughts are worth, I think its a good idea. This is who is online right now: 53 Guests, 6 Users


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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 03:04:22 PM »
Yes lets do this.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 03:16:32 PM »
One hell of an idea!!!  I have quit posting on the "other site", as anything that is posted, gets shredded by what I consider for the most part morons. >:(  I do "lurk" there to see what the individuals have to scrap about on any given day.  The pettiness is quite comical.  Anyone from the "other site" who reads this can ban me.  Like I give a "rat's patoot".

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 03:19:18 PM »
Welcome to AS Unclebuck!

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2013, 03:40:01 PM »
Thanks Tuc!! ;)

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 03:43:38 PM »
As one of the maggots, I'll like having not to sign in. I post mostly on another board, but I'm not a prolific poster and mostly lurk there and occasionally here. I'm on CGN but rarely go there unless I'm buying something, partly because of having to login. I'm sure some of you like to lurk on AO -I like that you don't have to sign in if you dot want to. Once the board has grown sure, but while you're trying to grow it you might slow it down as people like to have a look before deciding to join or not.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2013, 03:47:56 PM »
If you lock it then the nosey snoopers will have to join just to see whats up over here.

Once they have signed up I'm sure they will start to post.

Sounds like a win win to me.. ;)

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2013, 04:03:34 PM »
As one of the maggots, I'll like having not to sign in. I post mostly on another board, but I'm not a prolific poster and mostly lurk there and occasionally here. I'm on CGN but rarely go there unless I'm buying something, partly because of having to login. I'm sure some of you like to lurk on AO -I like that you don't have to sign in if you dot want to. Once the board has grown sure, but while you're trying to grow it you might slow it down as people like to have a look before deciding to join or not.

Mystery is a good thing. 

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2013, 04:08:56 PM »
I think the idea has merit.



walleyes

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013, 04:51:43 PM »
Yup I think it may be something to try.. Join up and join in..

Rocks,, we certainly don't think everyone over there is a a maggot,, most of us belong to both sites,, it's just most have gotten tired of what goes on there and have found a much better home here.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2013, 04:57:51 PM »
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Rocks,, we certainly don't think everyone over there is a a maggot
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Rocks, you ole buzzard how are you doing. I remember our times on AO, (if I got the right guy) I believe you use to go by a different name and changed it when they upgraded the server.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 05:19:24 PM »
Treat each day as your last; one day you will be right.

JIMMY 808

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 05:47:49 PM »
Great idea Jimmy. Why didn't I think about that.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 05:57:10 PM »
I am not sure if it is a good idea or not. I can see both sides to this.

Rocks might be right in this respect: "Once the board has grown sure, but while you're trying to grow it you might slow it down as people like to have a look before deciding to join or not."

And Guido points out that members are usually grossly out numbered by guests: "This is who is online right now: 53 Guests, 6 Users "


Most forums don't lock out content, just pics usually.  CGN is one that does lock out the content for non-members.

Getting back to the maggots reference and what Walleyes said: "Rocks,, we certainly don't think everyone over there is a a maggot,, most of us belong to both sites." and that goes for the majority of guys too.

This leads me to think of the old idiom: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
....but for sure when you have a lot of flies there are going to be a few maggots too....

I think I have to tend say that we might be better off focusing on making this an interesting place with good and free discussion and pictures (private); and that in turn will attract some the guests to join in.  Many of these guests may be good future contributing members.  Locking them out could drive more away than forcing them to overcome their curiosity and join up. 
I think I see a rip in the social fabric, Brother can you spare some ammo?
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JIMMY 808

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 06:05:29 PM »
I am not sure if it is a good idea or not. I can see both sides to this.

Rocks might be right in this respect: "Once the board has grown sure, but while you're trying to grow it you might slow it down as people like to have a look before deciding to join or not."

And Guido points out that members are usually grossly out numbered by guests: "This is who is online right now: 53 Guests, 6 Users "


Most forums don't lock out content, just pics usually.  CGN is one that does lock out the content for non-members.

Getting back to the maggots reference and what Walleyes said: "Rocks,, we certainly don't think everyone over there is a a maggot,, most of us belong to both sites." and that goes for the majority of guys too.

This leads me to think of the old idiom: You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
....but for sure when you have a lot of flies there are going to be a few maggots too....

I think I have to tend say that we might be better off focusing on making this an interesting place with good and free discussion and pictures (private); and that in turn will attract some the guests to join in.  Many of these guests may be good future contributing members.  Locking them out could drive more away than forcing them to overcome their curiosity and join up.


It is as interesting as it is going to get...

  Sheep have been killed record mule deer killed fish have been cought.  Lock em out!
Yes I agree some are not maggots but most are.

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Re: An Idea for the forum
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 06:12:13 PM »
Axe you bring up a valid point but remember....Curiosity killed the cat!