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Anime forum

futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
I know it's never in vogue to ask for new forums but please... the on topic conversation has gone on for over a year in an ongoing succesions of now 8 100 page+ threads.

besides there are specific forums to talk about every sort of front page ad (ie games, games, computer accesories, other comic sites, and pax) except anime

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    If anything, it should be a TV/Movies forum.

    Anime is just cartoons from Japan. Cartoons.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm not asking for a tv movie thread though. those conversations go in se++ and do fine there. the anime thread has matured beyond where it stands now.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    But if this kind of forum were made, it'd be better if it were a TV/Movies forum. It'd be more active than just plain anime.

    Forums can't be too specific. Like how G&T is for all gaming, and not "The Xbox Forum" "The GameCube Forum" "The PS2 Forum" etc.

    And I believe this forum idea has been proposed before, but shot down. I don't know if they'll do it this time around, since there seems to be a lot of forum changings.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Man, Anime is so geeky.




    So yeah, it'd fit in perfectly.

    How many people actually discuss it on a regular basis though? I mean, 8*100 page threads in the space of a year isn't that much when you consider that a quick glance at the city of heroes forum shows nearly 5000 posts since the game was launched about one or two months ago.

    How many posts do you get per page? About 25? So that 20,000 posts total so far for anime which equals about 1700 per month if it's been going for a year. So it's barely even on a par with the CoH forum total and that is only a temporary forum which probably wont be here in a week or two before CoH discussion is absorbed into G+T.

    Supply/demand - personally I don't see the demand to support a permanent sub-forum for anime.

    I mean, we don't even have a forum for film and TV in general as of yet despite constant calls for one. Besides the whole supply/demand thing, the forums have to retain some sort of focus.


    See, there's bugger all else going on around here so I probably put more thought into this than was really necessary, but it makes for more meaty reading than the simple 'no' that bd is probably going to offer.

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2004
    Let's break up the board as much as possible. Let's really narrowcast, that's what the internet is about right?

    I think we have one or two members that are into bdsm. Let's create a section! What about a cats forum? OH and a dog forum! But to keep those from being cluttered let's make 'dogs are better than cats' and 'cats are better than dogs' forums. OH OH OH, what if, I'm just spitballing here but hear me out, what if we gave each member their own forum!

    OMG IT'S BRILLIANT. THAT WAY THEY WILL ONLY SEE WHAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN!

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    Let's break up the board as much as possible. Let's really narrowcast, that's what the internet is about right?

    I think we have one or two members that are into bdsm. Let's create a section! What about a cats forum? OH and a dog forum! But to keep those from being cluttered let's make 'dogs are better than cats' and 'cats are better than dogs' forums. OH OH OH, what if, I'm just spitballing here but hear me out, what if we gave each member their own forum!

    OMG IT'S BRILLIANT. THAT WAY THEY WILL ONLY SEE WHAT THEY ARE INTERESTED IN!

    Sometimes sarcasm is better than sketchy maths.

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2004
    I have a pretty bad toothache so I'm taking pleasure where it comes.

    I've created and deleted about 10 posts in your 'memorable threads' topic.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    You're a cock, Deni. A simple no would have been fine, maybe even a polite explanation, but no, you have to be a cock.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    I have a pretty bad toothache so I'm taking pleasure where it comes.

    I've created and deleted about 10 posts in your 'memorable threads' topic.

    Why did you delete them?

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2004
    Keith wrote:
    A simple no would have been fine, maybe even a polite explanation, but no, you have to be a cock.
    The simple explanation is that, as has been discussed countless times, there isn't enough demand to host an anime forum, there is an Anime thread in the chatforum if you want to talk about anime. It also isolates and rather than have a section for every lone of your ittle ideosyncracies that you fellows might have I would prefer to have large, catch all sections wherein you can stumble across new interests.
    Keith wrote:
    You're a cock, Deni.
    Well I think you're a douche, a sycophant and the worst kind of member in that you seem to exist for the sole purpose of pointing out rules to new people and generally add fuck all to any conversation so let's just agree to disagree.

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    I have a pretty bad toothache so I'm taking pleasure where it comes.

    I've created and deleted about 10 posts in your 'memorable threads' topic.

    Why did you delete them?

    They were too harsh and I didn't mean them to be. I do that quite a bit. I mean, I felt that my response was light hearted but look at how Kieth took it.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    ok,

    and I still love you deni! :D

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2004
    futility wrote:
    ok,

    and I still love you deni! :D
    I didn't think you would be offended by the post. Which is why I went ahead and made it. Seriously, I can't wait for 4:30 when my appointment rolls around.

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  • ShiosaiShiosai Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    I am actually against this for the simple reason that true anime discussion is available well on many others sites. You have to meet new people, but most of them are kind and receptive to fellow anime enthusiasts.

    I thought we could try one on PA, but it would end up snowballing into "Well why not a movie forum, or a music forum?????!?!".

    I have some other cons futility but I'd rather talk to you about them in private :winky:

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited August 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    The simple explanation is that, as has been discussed countless times, there isn't enough demand to host an anime forum, there is an Anime thread in the chatforum if you want to talk about anime. It also isolates and rather than have a section for every lone of your ittle ideosyncracies that you fellows might have I would prefer to have large, catch all sections wherein you can stumble across new interests.

    That's all you had to say. And, as I can't tell if you're talking about me specifically, or the forumers in general, I don't wish for an anime forum. I don't wish for a TV/Movies forum, either. I was just saying how one would be better than the other.
    denihilist wrote:
    Well I think you're a douche, a sycophant and the worst kind of member in that you seem to exist for the sole purpose of pointing out rules to new people and generally add fuck all to any conversation so let's just agree to disagree.

    I'd like to see support for this theory. I just checked the first page of my posts, and I don't see myself telling anyone, new or old, the rules. Maybe a little bit of fuck all, but hey, if it works for you, it can work for me.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    futility wrote:
    ok,

    and I still love you deni! :D
    I didn't think you would be offended by the post. Which is why I went ahead and made it. Seriously, I can't wait for 4:30 when my appointment rolls around.

    i wasn't offended in the least bit. it's funny how sometimes people can flip out by a percived offence. I was working off that

    and when you get back to your apartment are you going to continue the practice of peanutbutter soup?

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Shiosai wrote:
    I am actually against this for the simple reason that true anime discussion is available well on many others sites. You have to meet new people, but most of them are kind and receptive to fellow anime enthusiasts.

    I thought we could try one on PA, but it would end up snowballing into "Well why not a movie forum, or a music forum?????!?!".

    I have some other cons futility but I'd rather talk to you about them in private :winky:

    i know there are other reasons. it's just that it's such an on topic conversation in an off topic place. and while it thrives there it might benifit from standing on it's own. and probably would from an ability to fracture into specific topics

    but meh. i prolly jummped the gun in asking for this. oh well it's all done and good anyhow

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    The only reason why I wanted a Writer's Forum was to encourage writer's to come foward and post, since I knew there were writer's out there but they didn't have a community in which they felt comfortable posting their artwork.

    Anime has a nice niche in SE though.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2004
    i don't know. a general "entertainment" forum for tv/music/movies might be nice.
    there are anime threads and discussions spread all over the forum. could just concentrate them there.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Difference between Writers Block and an Anime Forum:

    Writers Block - ALOT of people write. Some are a bit iffy about how it'll get accepted into the AC community.
    Anime thread - Not even nearly enough posts to warrent a forum. Like Deni said, 1700 a month for 12 months as opposed to CoHs 2000 in only 2 or 3 months.

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  • MammalMammal Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Maybe you could try just going to Megatokyo forums.

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  • XheroXhero la contr'une Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Ew.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    Mammal wrote:
    Maybe you could try just going to Megatokyo forums.

    That's where we sent he-who-shall-not-be-named. It's a punishment so horrible, it's only been used once.

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2004
    Anime threads haven't been around for a full year, asstards.

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  • EggNogEggNog Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    FyreWulff wrote:
    That's where we sent he-who-shall-not-be-named. It's a punishment so horrible, it's only been used once.

    name him

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    A duck! wrote:
    Anime threads haven't been around for a full year, asstards.

    I started the first anime thread about august of last year i think... it might have been september

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2004
    Considering that the current Yakuza based ones don't seem to last more than 3 weeks I have a hard time accepting the figures put out before. I still don't think there should be an anime forum though.

    For instance, the last anime thread lasted 2 weeks and totaled 2400 posts. Way over the "average" posted before.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    there was a slump in like december but it has consistently remained on the front page dropping to page two only a few times because of thread explosions

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  • ShiosaiShiosai Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    What's wrong with the thread we have now? I think Yak's first post pretty much covers everything. You may have to dig up specific episode or chapter discussions, but people are usually willing to talk about the same bit several times.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    A duck! wrote:
    Considering that the current Yakuza based ones don't seem to last more than 3 weeks I have a hard time accepting the figures put out before. I still don't think there should be an anime forum though.

    For instance, the last anime thread lasted 2 weeks and totaled 2400 posts. Way over the "average" posted before.

    Well, that is quite a bit. I was basing my figures off what Futility was claiming and didn't imagine that he'd intentionally downplay the figures considering he's on the yes vote.

    Anyway, the real issue here is that Deni is completely correct about at least one thing raised in this thread.

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    Was Deni kidding when he mentioned the BDSM forum? Cause Mr. Elliotto's in the trunk, and I think he wants one too. :O

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited August 2004
    I can't stand the Anime thread. I'll post it and follow it up for a while, and go to sleep/school, and when I come back it's jumped several pages and they aren't even talking about the same thing anymore.

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  • Red Machine DRed Machine D __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm in favor of anything that gets the Naruto people the fuck out of G&T.

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  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2004
    I'm in favor of anything that gets the Naruto people the fuck out of G&T.

    I'm in favor of the Naruto people not posting about Naruto in G&T, but I'm even more in favor of you shutting up.

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