The future of the chat thread: Now with a decision!


The Chat Thread, in its current form, will be closed at 50,000 posts. We have been invited to discuss what form of chat we would like in the future.

The current daily chat threads will, to the best of my knowledge, continue in their current form regardless. The question is, will these threads be sufficient to cover general daily chat, with additional threads as needed, or is there still a place for a longer chat thread, to contain rants, drunken ramblings and general madness.

My position is that, yes, a longer thread is still needed, and I believe a suggested name for it of "Behind the Bikesheds" is rather appropriate. However, other views are also needed.

I know this was discussed at length last summer, in a situation that caused discussions to get heated. There has been time since for reflection so hopefully this can be a positive discusson. Please contribute, if only to say that you have no interest whatsoever in whatever the crazy section of the membership wants to get up to!

OliversArmy wrote:
I remember that! Brilliant!

Yup, it was like he was the only fit male in a really cheesy disco. At 2am. After the ladies had drunk 4 bottles of Lambrini and a pernod each.

How he escaped alive.......

Fredd wrote:
I did mean about trying not to break rules, rather than what we talk about....

Actually that might be a bit hard for you as well......

I LOVE the Behind the Bike Sheds name!

I love that name too. Especially after the "school nights" we had in there!! They were some of the best laughs....... I'll try and find the linkies again for any newbies who want a laugh!

Go to the Funniest Thread awards - that thread in itself was hilarious - I reread it this morning!

:) yes I understand that and I think that alot of it depends on the posters state of mind etc that day as it is just as easy to feel excluded on the daily threads too.

Oh yes the school nights.... a time of great fun, and some real great moments, esp from that very naughty Kom, who on more than one occasion required discipling

Well, lets talk about the finer details and see what we come up with (honestly, you lot are just smut smut smut...)

For example, I feel that the money raising challenges etc should be in the wider chat section, (the exception being of couse the closing down one which obviously NEEDS to be in The Chat Thread because then you'll never reach the target and that's the whole point. I feel the charity challenges have the potential to be hidden amongst the general chat so they need to be new topics.

But you may feel differently. For example.

I'm being a little slow tonight, can't move my head too much, as it hurts and makes me dizzy, so just ignore me ifI reply ages after someone has posted

I understand that Petite. Some days, nothing seems to fit right, and I too have days where I only read and don't post, and there were nights I just wasn't in the mood for the chat going on and stayed away from the Chat Thread. thing is though, that it is good to have it there for the times when you ARE in the mood - when you need some light hearted fun, or on other nights, for when you need to let off steam. Most of the time, there will be someone around there who will give you a virtual hug and a glass of wine, just as there often is on the rest of the site.

Okay EB, I understand that the rest of teh membership might want to be invovled in challenges rather than hearing about them afterwards, and obviously it makes it easier to hit targets if other people join in. Obviously they arose spontaneously rather then being planned. i don't see a problem with that one.