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Re: How to Improve this Newsgroup
On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 17:22:12 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
Depends. Some webmasters don't do the HTML but work on other
components within the site. Some webmasters only do/use HTML and not
anything else. Then you have webmasters who seek out new content ideas
for those sites - which some of the conversations on this NG can/may
inspire. Webmaster can be a broad term ...
That doesn't mean this group has to be another HTML or "all techie,all
the time" group.
I cut back even lurking in a couple of the 'technical' groups due to
them becoming increasing colder, in my opinion. Some good advice still
shared in those groups ... but ... I just don't enjoy their atmosphere
any more.. A shame actually as I lurked/sometimes posted in a few of
them over the past *mumble* years.
Your option as some people simply do not enjoy long threads or
non-technical discussions mixed in with technical ones.
I enjoy those threads which has this group a bit more welcoming and
rounded out in atmosphere. Even with my current online time
limitations I regularly download this group's and one other NG's
posts to enjoy with a fresh pot of coffee. Can those threads get out
of hand from time to time? Sure - happens, in a different way, on the
technical groups. *shrug*
Not every NG with a technical term somehow in its name has to try
being "technical discussions only". ;)
I find it enjoyable to let my (short) hair down while reading and
enjoying techie discussions. You may notice I do that also in another
group you mentioned also enjoying .. that atmosphere can be atmosphere
can be casual and having threads dwindle to off-topic bantering
between people - although I admit most of those threads do not go on
for weeks but some have been revisited by creating new threads to
reference back to those prior discussions/debates/et al ... so, in a
way, can go on for months.
It would be a dull world if everyone and every group was expected to
fit into the same mold - in my personal opinion. Something to set
yourself or a group apart from others isn't a bad thing. After all,
don't webmasters try to give tsites individuality to help those be
different from other sites on the web?
Re: How to Improve this Newsgroup
__/ [Carol W] on Sunday 04 September 2005 18:21 \__
I truly think that it would be nice (given protocols other than NNTP) if we
had a 'front room' and a 'back room' (lounge) so we could have pleasant
talks among our peers and share stories about our lives while not mixing
the 'noise' (note scare quotes to mitigate the meaning) from the signal.
I know exactly what you mean. Then again, I /personally/ prefer not to get
involved at all than to get involved in something that might become
unpleasant. I am not anti-social, but when thread in AWW mushroom, I have
less time to relish on conversations in other groups.
We have something in common. I have become notoriously-noted due to my
obscenely high coffee consumption. *wink*
True. Just to present the other side of the story, it might become confusing
to people who join the group and feel left out, noticing that 70% of the
traffic is concentrated around a clique of 'regulars'.
In the other group you are referring to, namely alt.internet.search-engine
(I assume so), long threads usually discuss issues revolving around search
engines and sometimes Web programming and design. I know very little about
the personal lives of the 'regulars' there.
Overall, you make a strong argument. I look forward to more big threads. At
least I now know how others feel about it. *smile*
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