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Would you still be interested in fluther if there were only one type of category - the serious "General" category?

Asked by zen_ (6248points) September 22nd, 2010

Would it still work?

Alternately, what if fluther were only casual and fun, like Social?

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AmWiser's avatar

Then this site would be like the wild wild west. And what would the moderators do?

Cruiser's avatar

Interested in just general? Yes. Not nearly as much fun though. What would be fun is to have a way of tracking how may General or Social questions of comments we have.

marinelife's avatar

I would still be interested in either case, but overall, the site would be less interesting without one of the two.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

No, I like the option of having both. Narrowing it down to one would kind of ruin the experience for me.

gravity's avatar

I enjoy the social very much, I think it would work either way but it is more fun with both. =D yay for fluther!

BoBo1946's avatar

rather not think about it. @zen_ tell Bob to make me a sandwich! Seriously, i probably would be out of here.

bob_'s avatar

Yes, but I’d comment a lot less and flag a lot more. Either way, no sandwich for @BoBo1946.

BoBo1946's avatar

geezzz… I’m writing this down… oh, how about mowing my yard?

I could never have this fun in general ! At this point in my life, i don’t want to be serious and “stuff-shirted,” i just want to have fun and converse with friends. Ok, some would say, “get on facebook,” etc… But, when i don’t know someone personally, it gives me more freedom to express myself. Facebook is not fun. Here, if i want to talk about my sex life, lack of, or whatever….it is game. Believe or not, I get some great laughs from reading the soical section and cannot remember laughing in the general section. Well, maybe at Zen…just kidding!

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Yea. Fluther’s just cool all around. When I joined they already had the social section. Was there a time when it was just general?

SundayKittens's avatar

I would have at first, but now half of the fun is interacting with the jelly regulars.

gravity's avatar

I just made some BLT’s and the tomatoes are local and the bacon is extra crispy @BoBo1946 AND @bob_ now you guys enjoy!

I love social <3

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Depends on my mood and what I need which section I prefer at any one time. Sometimes I need info and general is great for that. But sometimes I need to blow off steam or get a pick me up and I use social. I think I would stay on fluther for awhile, but I would be looking elsewhere. If they ever pull an Answerbag play see you later guys.

downtide's avatar

Probably not.

anartist's avatar

Fluther was once only one category. The lively and interesting people of Fluther filled all the conversations with both wit and wisdom and a bit of badinage. The division is relatively recent and was resisted at first.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

No problem, still would be interested.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I would still like it if it was just the General section or if it was just Social. I really like having them both though, so I hope they don’t go away.

@Aesthetic_Mess It changed right around the beginning of May. Before that, it was just one section.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I am starting to wonder if I understood the question… you’re saying if all questions were general, or all questions were social… not if the categories were just eliminated again. Right?

CMaz's avatar

That would give too much power to the Mods. Some needing to take chill pills and lacking, depth.

tinyfaery's avatar

Fluther had one section for a very long time and I was very happy with it.

YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, the General section is my favorite part. I was happy when the choices were added. I see evidence from time to time that even more categories are being tested. Sometimes when I answer a question, I get a notice saying that question will now appear in the different category.

deni's avatar

I would ask questions that I really needed an answer to. And I’d answer a few. But it would be dull.

DominicX's avatar

I wouldn’t only want it to be either one. Having the two options is perfect.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I don’t think I would. I miss the type of social site atmosphere I belonged to with the defunct wis.dm site, came here to join other wis.dm’ers and have stayed on because I like the mix in of jellies.

jrpowell's avatar

I don’t mind the social section since I don’t need to look at it. I wouldn’t care if it went away. I still think the Questions/Discussions division was a ton better. It just needed to be enforced.

Dividing by answers is odd and I don’t like it.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yes, I would still come to Fluther. I still have serious questions that need to be answered.

mattbrowne's avatar

Yes, but I would miss the social section. Serious support requires a good community. And good communities rely on humor as well.

zen_'s avatar

@mattbrowne Great answer – I didn’t think of it that way. So there’s hope for me, yet?

deni's avatar

@mattbrowne rly great answer

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I completely agree with @mattbrowne.

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