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    SitePoint Wizard cpvr's Avatar
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    Are you a forum junkie?

    Do you join a lot of forums just to meet new people - or do you join them just because you feel like it?

    Let's discuss being a forum junkie
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    ✯✯✯ silver trophybronze trophy php_daemon's Avatar
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    I don't join forums often. And even if I do, chances are I'm not gonna stick around. I only tripped once and now paying the price.

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    whagwan? silver trophybronze trophy akritic's Avatar
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    I've joined a few, more so now that I'm learning web design - but really I join to learn or read stuff I need to know. This is the only forum that I've stuck to thus far, and I think it is because it was a valuable resource with many helpful and knowledgeable people around - certainly helped with my learning curve.

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    Most forums I've joined have colapsed a year or two after I joined.

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    I'm new (joined today) - main reason for joining is that I found that I'm getting behind regards knowing 'webmastery things'. Thing is I only work with IIS and I see that a lot of post are php - looking on the plus side, I might feel more confortable about php sson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentcollision View Post
    Most forums I've joined have colapsed a year or two after I joined.
    I've always wondered what you're signature is/means. Any pointers?

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    I meant that to happen silver trophybronze trophy Raffles's Avatar
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    I'm a member of three forums that I've ever posted in regularly. I'm probably a member of 20 or so in total, the other 17 places that I've signed up to simply because I needed help with something or because I couldn't get the answer I wanted without registering.

    My cumulative postcount in these three forums is about 15,000, which must pale in comparison to people like Vinnie and stymiee! This is the only forum I visit very regularly though, the other two I visit maybe once a week or less frequently.

    I should really spend less time here.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Crazybanana's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic View Post
    I've always wondered what you're signature is/means. Any pointers?
    it simply means TmVyZCBhbA==
    Who's to doom when the judge himself is dragged before the bar


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    SitePoint Wizard cpvr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentcollision View Post
    Most forums I've joined have colapsed a year or two after I joined.
    Why do you think they die?
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    Hi -
    Not a junkie, but I do cruise the neighborhood, note the key players and turn my collar up for a Q + A / response / occassional hit...
    ;-)

    Sitepoint beats any I've encountered in the past 4-5 years because it's diverse, has great mods and admins and is totally powered by excellent users!
    [Never boring; usually just what you were looking for - or hadn't expected to find.]

    Gettin' the Shakes,
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    SitePoint Addict silentcollision's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpvr View Post
    Why do you think they die?
    Well I sincerely hope it isn't me, but two main ones in my opinion, colapsed due to admin inactivity. As soon as the admins leave the forum, its pretty much dead.

    I've always wondered what you're signature is/means. Any pointers?
    http://www.defproc.co.uk/toys/hex.php
    Last edited by silentcollision; Nov 27, 2007 at 04:12. Reason: Spelling. Where did the firefox spell check go, dammit?

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    not really a junkie but i join forums to learn and meet new friends. most forums i joined are for webmasters
    sig space open...

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    SitePoint Wizard cpvr's Avatar
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    Well I sincerly hope it isn't me, but two main ones in my opinion, colapsed due to admin inactivity. As soon as the admins leave the forum, its pretty much dead.
    Ahh... Stupid people creating forums then leaving em
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    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
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    I only joined one forum, this one. I enjoy being here. I do not have more extra time to join some other place
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    I used to be a heavy forum/irc junkie about 6 or 7 years ago. Then I kind of got bored with the scene I was hanging around as the community started to disintegrate. I started foruming regularly again last year, mainly only to one gaming forum. I joined here a while ago but started posting regularly in the last month or two.

    Forum/IRC junkie is a really dangerous thing to be....
    my utility belt tells me its to the bar batman

    read the manual then google it then do a search THEN post....

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    SitePoint Guru dojo's Avatar
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    Well, I am a forum junkie, that's for sure. I own 14 forums, I post in 200+ forums, can't live without them ..

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    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo View Post
    Well, I am a forum junkie, that's for sure. I own 14 forums, I post in 200+ forums, can't live without them ..
    Wow Ramona, you should get a pin for your hat
    Ulrike
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    I met my wife on a forum, so I guess they've been good to me.

    I "own" 2 forums, and post on about half a dozen more, so I'm a lightweight by some of the standards above. But there are good forums and bad forums, and sometimes I think some people use forums as an excuse to act like jerks because they're not face-to-face with the other forum members.

    But when you have civilized people on a forum, they can be great.


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