Building a proper OTF community - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Techist Forum Information > Forum Admin, Announcements & Feedback
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2005, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default Building a proper OTF community

As we know our off topic is dead and lame. Off topic is what really holds any board together, we just dont talk about PC's their we talk about life. This makes a community bond, members stay longer ect.

A good example of a suscessful OTF is
It has doubble the posts compared to any of the main forums. This is a VERY tightly woven community too that is very active.

Even a thread with the title of So and the post containing I am bored gets turned into something useful.

I think we all need to start posting in the OTF more and take out the rules. Baisc rules like no pr0n and no spam are good, but not every post should be useful, educational ect.

DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 02-25-2005, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088

Well, i like to keep the computer issues to its forum. So this site stays organized, but the idea of rules is great. I think it would be cool to have a place to just personally express yourself.

Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Old 03-02-2005, 01:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 40

Yea, off topic can be good.

But off topic can go very, very bad.

I love how this forum is focused on computers only, even in the off topic section. There are a few threads in there that are not computer related, but that's okay. This forum is about techies.

Here's an example of off-topic gone wrong:

I stopped visiting that site a while ago because it really got out of hand. The majority of the posters come just to spam the off topic discussion. It used to be a respectable music forum.:amazed:

Just my 2 pennies.

~~~~A Mac Story~~~~
(requires Windows Media Player)
x86angler is offline  
Old 03-16-2005, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088

I would really love to see a Hacking Thread. Yes that can get very unappropriate and illegel, but its very interesting.
Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.