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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2015, 09:22:08 am »
I would start a thread and see if it has legs, unless you mean to bring in an audience from places that aren't here, in which case a small board might be suitable.

Segregating Facebook profiles for security discussions are a bother.

I know of people who aren't from this forum that would love to join and contribute, but I figured I would let my favorite forum get first dibs on membership and format ideas. So, it looks like a board may be the best option.

I wanted this group to be very inclusive, and readily available to anyone who wanted to read on the subject of security. So, if I did use Facebook, I would make it a public group. Facebook, and most of its user-base, don't seem to be accustomed to verbose discussions like this. I feel like most of the people who would join would be turned off by the gross amount of content, and leave the occasional "TL;DR FAGGOT." ~ Not the kind of feedback I want.

I understand that being very inclusive means having to deal with a user-base that is diverse in knowledge, curiosity, drive to learn, and manners. But I would like the board to maintain a certain level of professionalism. This can usually be balanced with methods like moderation of threads and sections of the boards, or thorough and strict board rules. But I also don't want the board to be this strict, production-only machine, that stomps out creativity. Basically, I want to find a balance between professionalism and creativity. But I don't know how to achieve that without a pre-installed user-base that "trolls the trolls into submission" or "pokes at you with sticks until you ooze creativity (or hogwash, depending on whether or not you're a schmuck, through and through)." You know, like this one!  :p

So, I guess I can start it out as a thread on here, and bring my friends here (Hey, more traffic here will benefit all of us... Right?). The problem is, they don't know shit about Eris or apples. And I'm worried that some of you might scare them away with your "ooby dooby magic talk" and poetry potion nonsense. Should I just show them the metaphorical and horror-ridden gates of Discordintismasticism, or whatever, and let them fight their instincts to hurl on their own? I mean, who knows? One of them may come out spewing that "Thick sweet juice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjtkMCLRf-M)" known as enlightenment.
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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2015, 04:47:04 pm »
It would b nice to see if starting such a thread here might have legs.

It would also be nice if it generated an influx of new users.
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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2015, 07:00:53 pm »
WHERE IS THE SECURITY THREAD?

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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2015, 06:11:36 pm »
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0

There was a good chunk in there, kinda by default. AE has quite a bit kicking around, may be better shoving it in there?
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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2015, 04:29:34 pm »

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: The Tech Forum
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2015, 10:49:17 pm »
WHERE IS THE SECURITY THREAD?

If you were referring to the one I was planning on making, I am sorry to say it may be awhile before I get that all up and running. I still have some things to do before I will have enough time.
Listen carefully. I don't have much time, and I only have 462 characters left. I'm a scientist from Area 52 (Area 51 was used to draw attention from Area 52, where the aliens were ACTUALLY stored) who was working on neural interfacing with networked devices. In an experiment gone wrong, I accidentally uploaded my mind to the internet. In the 2 seconds I had before my mind scrambled itself with the world's network traffic, I was able to store this snippet in this random internet signature. If you're reading this, let the world know tha