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Could Fluther benefit from a forum?

Asked by Arp (3516points) February 27th, 2010

Just interested in your opinions 0_0

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gggritso's avatar

Considering how much of Fluther is already similar to a forum system this would be a bit redundant.

Zen_Again's avatar

You mean.. this isn’t a forum? That’s what I have been calling it all this time.

Arp's avatar

@gggritso But couldn’t it redirect some of the useless posts? You know, ones that aren’t exactly considered questions… You know, kinda like an off topic section :\

gggritso's avatar

Or you could, you know, moderate the useless questions because they have no use. If you add a forum, you’ll still have moderators moving stuff around, and confusing the issue. One of the greatest things about Fluther is its predictable behaviour.

dpworkin's avatar

I know! Maybe Fluther could be a web site!

Arp's avatar

Just because they aren’t questions doesn’t make them useless, exactly… They just dont belong in the “Asking” part.

gggritso's avatar

Well, in all seriousness, this is a Question and Answer site. What kind of threads are you talking about that aren’t questions but still belong on the site? .

Zen_Again's avatar

Quit while you’re behind.

Arp's avatar

Okey Dokey, Zen :) Just throwin’ the idea out there

Zen_Again's avatar


Not completely thought through, eh?

But it’s tough to ask good questions. I’m fresh out of ‘em too.

YARNLADY's avatar

I have seen a lot of questions that are simply soap-box (forum like) comments designed to engage discussion with the group. It’s just a matter of wording them correctly.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Find what you’re looking for in the Meta section.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

But couldn’t it redirect some of the useless posts?
Do you mean, like this question?

janbb's avatar

There’s the chatroom which I never go to; maybe that’s where you want to redirect comments. Or you could always pm them to @dpworkin.

AstroChuck's avatar

If we had a forum perhaps funny things might happen on the way to it.

Okay. Now I’m just reaching.

janbb's avatar

@AstroChuck Girlie, you’re trying too hard. Maybe you should take off the horns and tail?

janbb's avatar

Much better, sweetie.

AstroChuck's avatar

Thanks, guy.

janbb's avatar

Wanna come with me to the prom? Or would that be robbing the cradle?

Ranimi23's avatar

When you ask a question, you choose if it a problem or discussion, but I don’t see the use of that choice at all :-/

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