oh no, this was a bad idea

last time I checked most of us were against having an off topic section? What moderator with lack of foresight decided to go ahead and
"do this anyway" and ruin whatever community is left here.

This is a much darker day than people will realize. youll see in the next few weeks how traffic will start to dwindle and change because this ruined the dynamic of current events/urban culture mixture.

This was a real communist and lazy move.
 
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infradead

Moderator
last time I checked most of us were against having an off topic section? What moderator with lack of foresight decided to go ahead and
"do this anyway" and ruin whatever community is left here.

This is a much darker day than people will realize. youll see in the next few weeks how traffic will start to dwindle and change because this ruined the dynamic of current events/urban culture mixture.

This was a real communist and lazy move.


This is a test. A lot of people have been asking for it.

Personally I am still on the fence about it and I am the one who brought it up. We will be watching the forum and seeing how the trial goes.

It needs a better name though. Something that reeks of socialism.
FP Commons maybe.
 

Voss25

New member
Oh hell naw...this is good.

It'll clear the Rap/R&B of the off topic threads that we have to somehow relate to music just so they don't get locked.

It'll just take some gettin used to.
 

biggrome

New member
Yeah, keep this section. Move everything from the Hip Hop and RnB forum that isn't music related here...

If people want to continue talking about it, they'll come here. They won't get to show out for the RnB / Hip Hop lurkers because that's what most of the flaming is... people showing out. If no one is paying attention to them because their thread isn't constantly being bumped to the top of the RnB / Hip Hop section (lots of viewers / thread views)... they'll probably calm down because nobody is watching them.

This is good.
 
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Carnage

Back with a Boom Clap
1/2 hip-hop members wanted this and slagged us off for not having one. Now we are trying it we are getting slagged off by others.

Thats life.

And as infra said - its only a trial. Give it a few weeks and it'll be ruined, we'll removed the forum, and then if anyone ever asks for an OT forum again (or posts an OT topic) they'll get a ***** slap.
 

jay_jizle

needs more cowbell...
last time I checked most of us were against having an off topic section? What moderator with lack of foresight decided to go ahead and
"do this anyway" and ruin whatever community is left here.

This is a much darker day than people will realize. youll see in the next few weeks how traffic will start to dwindle and change because this ruined the dynamic of current events/urban culture mixture.

This was a real communist and lazy move.

Why do you care anyways? You rarely have anything relevent, insightful or music related to say anyways....

Go play with your projector, we'll be ok....
 

Lyrikill

New member
Section name ideas:

INCIDENTALLY.....

BTW (By The Way)

LOITERING

FOOTNOTE

SIDE POINT

and my fav:
LYRIKILL's ALBUM WILL OFFICIALLY BE AVAILABLE OCTOBER!

LOL!!!!!!
 
Why do you care anyways? You rarely have anything relevent, insightful or music related to say anyways....

Go play with your projector, we'll be ok....

Actualy that's the problem. I do talk about music and I love music and I love hip hop. Despite your ignorance of not noticing, I do post about music a lot and that's why I DO care. I do care because I, amongst others, don't want to see this place turn into mini-worldstarhiphop. Idiots like you with dumb opinions and empowered ignoramuses taking over with their encouraged lameness.

If you just think about it ahead into the near future it's obvious how it will play out and will ruin the balance that was this community and many people agree with that.

The mods don't have to do what one or two people with no foresight and no comprehention complain about. So what if some people whined about wanting an off topic? The mods should do what they think is best for the community. And I am sure you fellas can imagine how this could hurt our flailing and delicate situation here.

Off topic threads were something that kept people coming back to the hip hop rb section. It added flavor which was interesting because it was off topic, but still by people who are generaly smart and music oriented like all of us. So people liked discussing off topic here, as opposed to off topic on let's say paintball nation. Now that off topic stuff is weeded out, nobody will bother to really go to off topic. You're thinking, that's fine, then they didn't care about off topic stuff, but they did if it was just there on the list "ask a girl if you can tap that" -- hm I'm interested let me click (hilarity ensues). Now, people mostly won't even peek in the off topic section. Even if they do, it lost it's hotness because it's in the worldstarhiphop section of fp so that automaticaly makes the topics lose their value just because of their section. So this makes the hip hop section more boring than it already is becoming... And it makes the off topic section lame. Much less fun either way. And the now split traffic will start to represent that.

Another thing about posting off topics in the hip hop section was that since they were technicaly not allowed, but still got passes from mods, people were a lot more careful what off topics they posted. That meant people were more selctive and usualy it was only super current events or big time current events that most peole wanted to know anyway. It served as a good barometer of current events. Like you knew if there was a fat thread about one thing or another it was popular in the world. So that served as a secondary place where you could notice interesting topical ideas that were popular at the time. Now that off topicness is officialy encouraged, it will be much more filled with extra retarted topics of small consequence. There will be no way to weed through the garbage to tell what's hot and new and what's just plain nothing of interest.

See it just is a bad idea overall and it takes away from the fun and daily routine of the site. That's why I said it's like communism, because the decision is less about fun, and more about "organization" of thread topics at the expense of humor and fun.

It's like if they suddenly added unlimited characters to Twitter instead of 140. Small sighted people might whine and say they want to type more than 140 characters but people with foresight would understand that that would destroy the balance of the site.
 
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infradead

Moderator
So is off topic inherently bad in your opinion.

Or would a different name help it.

I go both ways. Another online community i'm a part of took off topic away, which i thought was great and then added an toned down off topic. At first i thought it was a bad idea but its seems to be working out well. The mods on that forum have to police it a little more but on the whole its not totally bad.

I don't like the name right now. I think it needs something that fits better with FP and with what we do and aim to do. Hopefully this leads to that.
 

Lyrikill

New member
What about Music Breakroom?


Or what is it that you call it on a sheet of music that classifies a pause? Ah well, nevermind..
 
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