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« on: May 02, 2005, 06:40:20 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2005, 06:51:13 PM »
I've noticed a sudden silence, too.  Can't be the page change... I mean, we've suffered through worse.  The 89,000 forum changes and crashes?

I don't know.  I always jump right to: Something is fucked up on our end and we drove people away.  Truth is, it's probably just a lull.  They always seem to happen in the summer.  Then I go away for a month and not a single person posts.

I think we need to get rid of registration/membership on the main page and just have the forums.  I see people online at the main page all day, but none of them coming over here... My thought is that it's not clicking that a different registration is required here.  That's one thing.

If you have any real ideas about upping participation, don't hesitate.  

Also -- feedback.  Are the forums difficult to use or approach?  Are they not user friendly?  Anything constructive is welcome.

May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.  The world goes outside!  It all feeds my deep-seated paranoia that I'll lose my fanbase and die unloved.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 07:30:43 PM »
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May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.  The world goes outside!  It all feeds my deep-seated paranoia that I'll lose my fanbase and die unloved.


Well, that's a given. But maybe we can keep the fanbase going for awhile longer. I'll try to think of ways to inspire members to post. Free airline tickets to Hawaii? (At your expense, of course. I'll just act as tour guide.) A date with Angelina Jolie? Coupons for gasoline at half price? I'll come up with something even though my last brainstorm (Freaky Times) seems to have died a-borning.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 08:22:00 PM »
Well my problem is I have to be a housewife, a chauffeur, build a press site, maitain this shitstorm while going to nursing school and trying to move.  I have ten minutes right now though.  Wheee!

This same thing happened last year, nobody should panic.  I agree with killing membership on the main page but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2005, 08:26:09 PM »
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but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.


A secret author sign in?  authors.gs.org, send them there from here and tell them to login and submit?  Something like that.  

Or a submissions drop box like the email newsletter drop box....?  Email, name, submission.  It goes to...my email?  I don't know.

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2005, 09:55:35 PM »
I'm busy these days trying to edit my school's Lit Mag, working to pay off debts, dealing with girlfriend, getting all my shit taken care of with University of Iowa. I'll be busy most of May, but this has been the first real week for me to have a breather.

Oh, and the new forums bugged me for a little bit, but I'm getting used to them.

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2005, 10:20:11 PM »
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... the virgin Tyson hasn't been heard from in awhile (maybe psycho girl slaughtered him with an axe.) ...


I had a triathlon over the weekend, fuckers! I kicked ass, considering the fact that it was my first real triathlon and I've only been training for 4 months. I did 1.5 km swim, 26 mi bike, and 10km run in 3:35:03. The course was mostly fucking vertical hills (except for the swimming, of course) so it was killer on my legs. But hey, my 40 year-old P.O.S. bike held together on all of the 50mph downhill runs!

But anyways, let's play a game. I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project
* Read assigned English reading
* Clean room & unpack shit
* Eat (?)
* Laundry
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement

*logs off*
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2005, 10:21:20 PM »
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My thought is that it's not clicking that a different registration is required here.  That's one thing.


It took me a while to understand that there were two log ins, and it wasn't even close to being 4:20.



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May-August is the weirdest time for pages like this.  Even for SFWP.
 I agree that you're seeing a seasonal shift--every community experiences one.


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The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.
Insert witty phrase, inspirational quote, or self-promotional blurb here.

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2005, 10:22:42 PM »
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but what the hell do you do about submitting work?  I'm going to try to clean this place up some tonight.


A secret author sign in?  authors.gs.org, send them there from here and tell them to login and submit?  Something like that.  

Or a submissions drop box like the email newsletter drop box....?  Email, name, submission.  It goes to...my email?  I don't know.


Dude. Keep it simple:

submissions@greatsociety.org

Then set up filters to weed out the obviously retarded shit. Real writers know how to submit shit. I have a filter that sends any message with "lol", smileys, "really", or "thanx" to the "Retard" bin.

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2005, 10:24:43 PM »
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The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.


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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2005, 10:26:36 PM »
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Dude. Keep it simple:

submissions@greatsociety.org

Then set up filters to weed out the obviously retarded shit. Real writers know how to submit shit. I have a filter that sends any message with "lol", smileys, "really", or "thanx" to the "Retard" bin.


This is probably the best answer.  Streamline everything.  We're down to a core group, anyway.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2005, 10:27:21 PM »
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I'm busy these days trying to edit my school's Lit Mag, working to pay off debts ...


File for bankruptcy. That's how millionaires get out from under their debts.

Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.

"Of course I'm going to publish your poem, Gwendolyn. If you could just help me with this little problem I have ..."

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2005, 10:32:36 PM »
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Editing a school lit mag sounds like a great idea. Should get you some action from lonely female poets.


Nothing destroyed the once-lofty opinions I had of the beautiful women at my high school more than editing their poetry when I did the school lit mag. Jesus fuck.

And the bastard advisor wouldn't let me cut them out. I had to publish "everything that isn't dirty". Asstard. Fucked up what would have been a good mag.

With three authors, sure, but so what? People are retarded!

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2005, 10:33:40 PM »
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But anyways, let's play a game. I'll show you my to do-list for tonight, and you'll guess why I'm not around GS as much this week:

* Start English thesis
* Finish Global Cities discussion paper
* Finish and submit Systems Programming project
* Read assigned English reading
* Clean room & unpack shit
* Eat (?)
* Laundry
* Stab neck with common kitchen implement

*logs off*
*server crashes*


You left out *celebrate virginity!!!

HAHAHAAAAA... OWNED...*


















*I only kid, Tyson, you know that.  I can look past the fact that you're not interested in one of the greatest American comedies ever committed to film because deep down inside, I know your heart's in the right place.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2005, 10:36:18 PM »
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The world goes outside!  


Ha ha, very fucking funny.

It's still snowing. Seriously.


You must leave the Rockies, Mountain Girl, and come to the balmy islands of fun and sun. Kona awaits!