forum is getting boring......

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Brian, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. Ginglith

    Ginglith Newbie

    nobody is getting angry, sure some of the words are harsh but really it's not a flame war.

    the word 'flame' has been used waaay too often in situations that are really just heated exchanges.

    and no we are not blaming the admins/mods. It's a tough job since they try to please everyone (it won't work.. with people like me ;) ). I'm just refuting some of the points presented that's all.

    Well, at least this thread did serve it's purpose, there's just a weeeee bit more action here, and I'm compeled to reply .. hoo hah !
  2. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    wah ginglith..u so fast!! :mrgreen:
    good .. if u all not flaming.. cause i really like both forums... not nice to see members flaming each other...after all we are brothers, rite? :thumb:
    hey.. u actually know a lot and can contribute a lot u know.. look at ur 64-bit computing post...interesting.. but why not post as rojakpot article? u wrote it rite? post more such topics...and u will make rojakpot forums more active! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    okok... i go start more lots of things to ask actually... kekeke...
    oh yah.. one more good thing about rojakpot forums...they dun simply delete posts... i dunno why but lowyat adminers like to delete my posts! and i dunno why... WEIRD :mad: :think:
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Overall, I respect Ginglith's opinions. Curious what I've said in my post about you? Check the edited message at the bottom of the post. That's exactly what I removed. Nope, I didn't hide anything, just like to take back what I've said because I totally misunderstood you. And finally, we are not pleasing you, just stating our opinions. ;)

    And regarding your points on Dashken, I think you totally misunderstood his points.

    The reason why he said "Hmm... you really don't get it, do you? Ohh... how long have you been here?" is that, you may not see the changes in the forum. And yes, things changed a lot since we started this forum. Not the amount of posts! :)

    1)Did you know why Off Topic section is splitted up into General Discussion and Lounge? Because we want to change things a bit, making Lounge a more friendly place to post. So far, we have notlocked any threads due to off topic. Ok, I would like to explain why we locked the threads before we made the changes.
    - Because new comers would be lost when they check the thread, 'What is this? Why the discussion has got nothing to do with the title?' that kind of thing, not because you post kiddy porns.

    Ok, why we lock the 'chicks' thread? Because it's virtually pointless. LY forum has a similar thread, they are merely copying the pictures and post it here, and also using our webspace because se7en disabled uploading attachment to the forum. So we have decided to lock it. Not because we find it 'offensive'.

    And yes, I did remove 'post count increase' in the lounge section earlier, just ask any active members here. None of them like it at all. So I removed it.

    2)Please explain, I don't really understand...

    3)True, I've already mentioned that in my earlier post.

    4)True, they have more members there, hence more responces. You can't really make us change now, and expect an overnight result. I think in terms of amount of members, there's nothing much we could do, until they come here automatically. It's not something we could change directly. Maybe posting more articles, changing the way we moderate will improve that, but as I've said, nothing we can do directly and will probably take some time to see results.

    Regarding the suggestions, I've already mentioned in 1). Anyway, I will probably stop posting here, since it's kinda pointless to me as this thread progresses. But I will continue to read anything which I find important that could make this forum a better place. :) This post is not about arguing, but rather clearing things up. :arp:

    Edit: Typo!
  4. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    HAHA...i remember the old days..when i 1st came here...rojakpot forums very active..but also lots of problem...i get lock all the time too.. :dance: :dance:
    actually its good idea to have lounge where ppl can post really off topic things without getting locked..yay! :mrgreen:
    okok..if got any here...but i think lets not waste time la..lets post more interesting topics...lets participate more! :mrgreen:
  5. se7en

    se7en Newbie


    Ok guys, i guess this thread woudn't be flaming if my site didn't exist in the first place.

    Anyways, i guess we need to go back to the root of the topic. Why is the number of active members here decreasing.

    1. There is a fine line between being strict and being overly strict. I've been around forums for longer then i can remember and this same very thing has happened a lot everywhere. Forums are a place where people come to discuss stuff, and this is done by their choice, not your choice of having the forums there for them. The point here is, when they have the choice, would they want to come here or not? If you are overly strict, they would just not feel comfortable and move elsewhere. This is not a company or an organization where they have to put up with what you dish out at them. The choice is in their hands, and when they don't feel like coming, they don't come.

    I'm not saying that the forum should be opened to every lost soul to come and post crap in it. A certain amount of control has to be in place, but it should be more of a friendly control rather then an authorative control. I've read about you guys saying the the lowyat forums lack contro/discipline, yes, i'm well aware of that and i am allowing it for now, but that doesn't mean i'm gonna allow it forever. Things like this take time, slowly but surely, we'll move towards a more knowledged based community discussion, but expecting every new person coming online to be a smart ass and exert unnecessary control on them will just drive them away.

    2. There is really no use in trying to get international users coming in here. Its an almost impossible task considering you are up against titans like [H] and Anand etc. There is no possible way you can match their userbase/participation levels, and trying to prise their users away to come active users here is gonna be really hard to do. Lowyat's forum are region specific, i've mentioned that before. The forums is for Malaysians, and thats is the simple reason why slang is allowed in it. I'm sure that foreign users have a whole load of other forums out there for them to join and partake in. I don't really think many would be interested in ours, but there are a whole bunch of Malaysian forum users who are lost in other not so friendly forums, and forums is a place they can call home. There is a severe shortage of forums with local content, so why not start targetting local users instead? You'll be suprised.

    3. The difference between a forum and a chat room is a chat room doesn't last. You can talk/discuss about a problem with whoever is in it now, but once you leave its gone. And two days down the road, someone comes back and starts asking the same question all over again. The simple reason for forums is so that the discussion is always there, and believe me, a lot of users actually sit down and read through older threads without really replying. Its always nice to know what others are thinking, plain normal Malaysians on the net's points of views.

    4. Why is popular, i have no idea. All i can think of is becoz there is no other site catering exclusively to the M'sian tech community. For some wierd reason, every tech site to come out from M'sia tends to target outside audience when there is a whole pool of local audience who are starved for information/discussion as well. Right till today, we are only a news+forum site. We don't do hardware reviews like rojakpot does. I guess you could do more localized reviews and also write ups in addition to the BOG, and this will bring in more visitors. I'll also be glad to put up news articles on as long as the articles are of benefit to the M'sian IT community. Whats the deal with doing a review of a smart phone that will most probably hit our shores in like two years down the road. While these might interest those in the States etc, the local users are not going to pay any attention to it, simply because its not and will not be for a long time available here.

    Well, either way, i'm hoping to see everything here back to the way it was when i used to come here often not too long ago. Strictness is a big variable here. The way it is implemented will go a long way to influence users to come here, and stay here. Overkill it and they will choose to leave. Teach don't order. We're building a community, not a military.
  6. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    hei se7en...i dun realli agree with u lor..
    at 1st i tot same like u...but now i agree with chai and other adminers here...
    they not strict in that cannot post this or that...they r strict in that if u wan to reply in a thread, must keep within topic..i agree with them lo..cause sometimes i go lowyat, the topic change after a few posts..confusing..dun make sense.. in lowyat.. only one big thread keep to topic... which is.. CHABO thread!!! :thumb: :thumb:
    but really..the place a bit chaotic... cause no one tell them to keep to some rules.. rules la..but not very strict i know what they long as u keep to the topic, they won't bother...good enuf for me! :thumb:
    one thing... here they dun simply delete posts all disappear warning reason also..i dunno, if i do wrong, they will warn most also the thread lock..not just disappear..if talk about freedom, maybe here less a bit but at least they are fair..rite? :mrgreen:
    about international ppl.. i dunno..but maybe rojakpot cannot be local only...look at the bios guide..surely lots of ppl around the world read wont be nice if the foreigners come here and see us chatting in hokkien or all that slang and dialect, rite? not nice at all..juz my opinion la...
    anyway,... talk=cheap..lets go post more topics!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Ginglith

    Ginglith Newbie

    tungsten, if you remember i was one of those who made it clear I didn't think very much about your threads in kopitiam. Those threads should have been locked but the admins were actually nice enough to delete it for you. I wouldn't have done it and I dont' think they should have done it because then, nobody would have known how *naughty* you've been.

    As for se7en, I can see you are still building up a nice userbase but you should check on some of the repetitive threads that's been posting up (search function !!). It's much much noisier than before but that's expected. You'll also have to check on some of the mods, which are not very professional at times.

    However rojakpot shouldn't be LYP part two. Neither should LYP be serving rojak Adrian style. I think both serve different users like how Ars forums differs from the [H]ordes. I'm more of an Ars reader than a [H] reader. That makes me neither better nor worse. The same should apply here.
    We've already agreed that rojakpot has good content. Now it's just building up a nice little community. Both LYP and rojakpot should work together and help educate instead of just 'competing'. After all 'Malaysia sihat, rakyat sihat'

    p/s I must add that it's really up to the founder how he wants to target this site. I hope you just don't dismiss 'it's no use attracting an international audience'.
  8. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    my threads?? like wat? dats the funny thing..u guys talk a lot about freedom..but u all simply delete posts..other ppl in lowyat thought my posts were funny..wat makes ur opinion of my post bigger than other members of lowyat? :evil: :evil:
    at least here they tell me nicely 1st dat it was not nice 4 me to post certain stuff..then i understand and never post alreadi..u all juz delete my threads..never ask me why i post or explain why i should not post like dat again..freedom? dun think so.. :snooty:
    if u let ppl post stupid stuff like do u masturbate? and where can i get pirated dvd now?...why delete my posts? a bit like u all anti-rojakpot..i post the rojakpot pcfair pics...lowyat admins deleted it..i post on rosamund issue..u all deleted it even tho U ALL participated in it too..i post bout western digital drive issue in rojakpot, u all slam me... so fair or not?i dun think so..over here..when i post things on lowyat, no one delete my posts or tell me off..if u wan to talk about competing.. i think lowyat wan 2 compete with rojakpot..not they wan 2 compete with u....rite? if not, why delete my posts about topics in rojakpot forums??? :snooty:
    but i agree with u ginglith..some adminers in lowyat not professional at all...maybe seven should discuss with them..give them rules to follow... :thumb:
  9. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    No one is competing here. Do you think they are competing? :naughty:

    ARP and Lowyat are just doing their job minding their own business and helping each other at times of need. They are catering for two different community here. And I think they are doing a great job. I don't see any problem in that. Do you? :think:

    Hmm... do you think we are still moving in circles? Why now get out of the circle and get things done? No use talking about the problems when we can use the time to solve the problems. :whistle:
  10. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    haha..dashken rite again..dun waste time on this issue la.. we all know dat for forum to be active, members muz be active 2 la...
    hei.. juz remember...last time i read at lowyat dat rojakpot offer to help lowyat with hosting when lowyat face problem..dun think rojakpot will do dat if they why argue or complain about rojakpot forums? got problem..lets help them solve it..ask seven..i think he agree rojakpot + lowyat r brother sites..! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
    again can see rojakpot adminers very tolerant one...till now they nvr kick me, cs5 or rosamund..hahaha...also they let this thread go on...if in lowyat..wah..sure deleted and ban... :shock: :shock: :shock:
  11. CleanSerious5

    CleanSerious5 Banned

    over 400 members duno gone to where. :angel: :sick:
  12. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    But got one always visit ARP's forum. Here I present CS5... :clap: :clap: :clap:
  13. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    lol, here's a AT member that is active here.......was very active not that active, due to this forum :mrgreen:
    thanks tungsten boy for bringing me here!!! :thumb:
    he put a msg about the twins in ATOT(AT Off Topic) and i followed the link and came here :mrgreen:
  14. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    wow...realli???? :mrgreen: ....mebbe i should post more in other forums! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  15. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    yeah, i still remember it :lol: :mrgreen: :clap:
  16. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    wah...... i feell so...touched...hahahaaha.....too bad i onli got u over..hahaha...we should get more AT members over here!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
  17. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    just 1% of their active members pun cukup liao :mrgreen:
  18. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Yeah, then I will only chack this forum once a day. Coz if check all the time, I'll go crazy. Always sees new unreplied threads. :doh:
  19. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    you'll get used to it........i am already :)
  20. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie we count on u 2 bring them here!!! hahahahaha!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :mrgreen:

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