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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  CaptZaphod on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:08 am

Prof. George of Chaos wrote:I hope the face clears up fast Pheobsky.

Nice Dr. Steel banner, Captain.
Thank you Professor.
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Sir A Poiselamppe on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:33 am

Happy Valentines to sparegoggles, Poor thing; no one around on Valentines eve....*hugs*
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Pheobsky on Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:35 pm

Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:Happy Valentines to sparegoggles, Poor thing; no one around on Valentines eve....*hugs*

glad someone looked out for her *pats forum affectionately*

we're still going :}
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Mrs. Sullivan on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:39 am

Oh, how i wish SG was back to its active state! I miss SG. I am on BG daily, but no longer see the same familiar faces. There are a lot of new people taking over, have been on the BG forum all of two weeks and know everything there is to know about the forum and Steampunk in general. <sigh> Oh well, I shall continue to lurk...
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:24 pm

It's interesting how community sizes can go critical like that.
I wonder if there's any way to change the structure of our online interactions such thatwedon't lose the sense of familiarity with those around us that you're missing, Mrs. Sullivan.

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Indeed...

Post  Zwack on Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:25 pm

Yes, I find that I can check the bits of Brass Goggles that interest me fairly quickly. I don't really care about yet another goggles build or ray gun build. So, I tend to pass over a lot of Tactile. Metaphysical seems to be mostly "My Angst about the name Steampunk". Geographical is now mostly non-local (most of the local stuff has moved to a yahoo group)...

It is too bad. There are still the occasional excellent posts, but it now seems to be a lot more hubbub and a lot less "Wow".

I'm probably just as guilty though... Smile

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:03 am

I think I get somewhat daunted at the prospect of how monolithic a great deal of the threads are by the time I get to them.
It barely seems possible to keep track of anyone but the very regulars like Joe...
I love BG, and I'm glad it exists, but I may be starting to see where ElShoggotho was comming from with his splinter group.

There has to be a better way.


Maybe a greater ammount of sub-boards? Dedicating them to ever more specific topics wouldn't seem to be the way though.
The little collection of us who found this backup board when it was necessary had a very fine rapport, and doubtless will again if it ever comes to it, just by acting as the main board in minature. Something invitation-only smacks of the more unpleasant kind of exclusivity...I don't know at all how to handle it, I'm afraid.

My memory has just fired, however. I believe Sam Hughes, who writes for everything2.com and his own website qntm.org was working on a similar problem, in his IRC rooms. Possibly something to do with conversational redundancy...I don't recall the specifics, but he might have somehting to say on the subect of online communities. Hmmm. This bears some researching.

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Plum on Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:04 pm

Eeep, I've just been back onto BG after some time away moving house and having to wait far too long for our new interweb connection, and it's scarily huge! Its like walking down the main street of a big city on a sunny Saturday. Phew, coming here really is like diving into the dark dingy pub that no-one notices but that serves the best pint and has the really interesting old geezer propping up the bar.

Don't get me wrong, I think its marvellous that so many people are interested in Steampunk (hopefully that means there might be a market for my work, hehe!) but going on BG after a while away made me realise how much is being repeated there, and how some of the really interesting stuff is getting lost or is getting hard to find. It is, as you say, Prof. George, really quite daunting.

Or maybe I'm just getting old Very Happy
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Pheobsky on Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:39 pm

Plum Phlogiston wrote:Eeep, I've just been back onto BG after some time away moving house and having to wait far too long for our new interweb connection, and it's scarily huge! Its like walking down the main street of a big city on a sunny Saturday. Phew, coming here really is like diving into the dark dingy pub that no-one notices but that serves the best pint and has the really interesting old geezer propping up the bar.

Don't get me wrong, I think its marvellous that so many people are interested in Steampunk (hopefully that means there might be a market for my work, hehe!) but going on BG after a while away made me realise how much is being repeated there, and how some of the really interesting stuff is getting lost or is getting hard to find. It is, as you say, Prof. George, really quite daunting.

Or maybe I'm just getting old Very Happy

I don't think you're getting old Surprised, I think that unless you spend an insane ammount of time its hard to keep track of most people- still certain people tend to use certain areas more, so I find that it's not impossible to be aware of a few... still I like the size of this place... we're still going!
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Zwack on Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:06 am

Pheobsky wrote:we're still going!

And growing. Smile

Sure it's quieter here than in it's heyday, but... it's still worth coming along to see what's going on every few days.

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Pheobsky on Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:46 pm

Zwack wrote:
Pheobsky wrote:we're still going!

And growing. Smile

Sure it's quieter here than in it's heyday, but... it's still worth coming along to see what's going on every few days.

Z.

yeah thats pretty much what I'm doing with it at the moment- I quite like the slower pace of conversation :}
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:28 am

I'm comming a little less frequently than that, but so do I.

I rather like your analogy, Plum.

Hah. "Who is tired of BrassGoggles is tired of life, for all of human life is there"! Finding the bit you're after, however...

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Zwack on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:53 pm

I'm not sure I like being described as a "really interesting old geezer who is propping up the bar." :-P

But the analogy is good.

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Sir A Poiselamppe on Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:50 am

There is a far more leisurely pace here Sleep

anyone for a game of Draughts? Very Happy
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Rowan of Rin on Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:23 pm

Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:
anyone for a game of Draughts? Very Happy
I don't know about a game, but there is a draught coming through my floorboards!

I think I need some tea to warm me up...

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Post  Zwack on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:58 pm

Rowan of Rin wrote:
Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:
anyone for a game of Draughts? Very Happy
I don't know about a game, but there is a draught coming through my floorboards!

I think I need some tea to warm me up...

Good idea. I'll have some tea too. Earl Grey for me please.

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Sir A Poiselamppe on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:03 am

Zwack wrote:
Rowan of Rin wrote:
Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:
anyone for a game of Draughts? Very Happy
I don't know about a game, but there is a draught coming through my floorboards!

I think I need some tea to warm me up...

Good idea. I'll have some tea too. Earl Grey for me please.

Z.

Pass the Pot old fellow, I have a tremendous thirst at the moment
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Pheobsky on Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:48 am

Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:
Zwack wrote:
Rowan of Rin wrote:
Sir A Poiselamppe wrote:
anyone for a game of Draughts? Very Happy
I don't know about a game, but there is a draught coming through my floorboards!

I think I need some tea to warm me up...

Good idea. I'll have some tea too. Earl Grey for me please.

Z.

Pass the Pot old fellow, I have a tremendous thirst at the moment

aye I'd rather fancy a mug here too- milk & 3sugars
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Fri May 01, 2009 7:04 am

#Begins pouring tea into a large waterpistol labelled "High-speed tea delivery system".
Looks around guiltily.#

What?

It'd be...more efficient. Embarassed

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Post  Kedric on Mon May 04, 2009 5:11 am

O.o That mayhap, good sir, is the most brilliant idea i've ever heard in relation to tea! -proceeds to disseapear amidst a flurry of welding torch equipment-
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Mon May 04, 2009 1:14 pm

Alac! Competition! I shall have to fashion a tea-shield!

#Sets to with waxed-canvas, sewing equipment and an old umbrella.#

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Pheobsky on Mon May 04, 2009 2:19 pm

*ducks behind the boiler*
Don't get tea on my newly polished brass!
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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Zwack on Tue May 05, 2009 9:10 am

Dashed unsporting behaviour, showering chaps with tea.

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Re: A thread to show that there is still a pulse of life in the forum....

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Wed May 06, 2009 4:14 pm

Zwack wrote:Dashed unsporting behaviour, showering chaps with tea.

Not a tea man, eh?

Well lets see how you like my CRUET GRENADES!

#Sets down an ornamental cruet set and ducks behind the boiler with Pheobsky, fingers in ears and eyes clenched tight.

Waits.

Is faced with an anticilmax.#

Hang on...If that isn't exploding then the active ingredient must still be in...#In a panic flings his coat to a far corner of the room, where it bursts into cinnamon-smelling flames.#

I suppose a demonstration of my muffin-mortar is out of the question at this point?

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Post  Pheobsky on Wed May 06, 2009 5:17 pm

Hang on I can still hear a ticking...
*cautiously peers out*
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