A New and Broader Forum, Please, for the New Century

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This forum is uniquely interesting and literate. Its only fault is in being limited to the boring and confining y2k problem. But the posters are uncommonly interesting people. Therefore I wish we had a new place for the cool people here, and others like them, to gather and discuss broader topics. Could be called the "N.O.T." forum ("Nothing Off Topic"). Y'know, stuff like War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, Innocence and Guilt, Poverty and Riches, God and (wo)Man, Technology and Society, or whatever comes into their heads. When I say cool people, I mean such as the following tiny sample of past or present regulars here ('pologies for ommissions, yer allcool!):

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 03, 1999


Agree. How about it, Phil G?

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 03, 1999.

Should be "Taz" not "Tax" !! Sorry.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 03, 1999.

Hey! How'd Cory Hamasaki make the list twice?

-- Karen, a GI lurker (kfoxy@webtv.net), April 03, 1999.

A forum for the "special" people?

-- i'mspecial (i'mspecial@dork.com), April 03, 1999.

Blue - you forgot to put Ed Yourdon on your list!

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), April 03, 1999.

Sounds good to me, as long as you don't expect me to do anything but mouth off. I haven't a clue as to how a forum works. I just jab at keys and say a few Hail Marys. Sure have learned an awful lot on this forum....not sure I wanted to, but I have. Therefore broadening the topic is sure to "learn me somemore". Have at it gang, I will follow you to the end.....uh,...er... uhhhh, well I will follow anyway.

Got a leader?

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), April 03, 1999.

I'd like to nominate Robert Cook to the list. :-)

Count me in!

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), April 03, 1999.

BUT.... would I have to behave myself?

-- Mutha Nachu (---@pussywillowcreek.com), April 03, 1999.

How can we participate online on a new forum in the new century when we won't have any electricity? Just wondering.

-- Bertha D. Blues (dot@dot.com), April 03, 1999.

I'll gladly donate one of my places on this list to Robert Cook!

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), April 03, 1999.

Y2K boring and confining? Nope! To our way of thinking, Y2K encompasses just about everything. Its ripples will seep into every aspect of life and death. Just becoming aware of an inbred flaw that threatens the machinations of society is a revelatory experience.

That list forgets some wonderful posters. Some one-timers were awesome back in December. There was such a flurry of long deep posts, we did not have time to respond to each newbie, and some never posted again. However, they will remember and come back to read, perhaps post, when/if Y2K failure news is honestly reported or obvious. Until then, we weave conjectures, shop, and watch for signs ...

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), April 03, 1999.

It is easy to set up up new forum. You can make it pretty much the same as this one and take advantage of the links to alert this group to particularly good posts. Just wondering is this forum broken? If isn't then why fix it? Anyway If you need help (I'm actually an artist not a web designer) it would only take a hour tops.

-- Brian (imager@ampsc.com), April 03, 1999.

CAn DIetER StiLL EXpoSE FOoLisHNESS??????? hUh????? wILL DIetER BE ALLoweD tO TAunT THosE WhoM DIeTEr sEES AS idiOTs?????? WeLL?????? SPeaK Up!!!!! LOudER!!!!! HuH?????? INFidEL, WhY Do yoU ANSweR DIEteR NoT????????

diETeR WAitS YeT!!!!!! WeLL??????? SPeaK Up!!!!! SPeAK NOw I saY!!!!!! jaCKAL!!!!! WhAT??????


-- Dieter (questions@toask.com), April 03, 1999.

Arnie. we gotta' have Arnie Rimmer. Any man who calls his wife Mrs. Rimmer is a must have in my book. Besides he's smart, makes good links, and he gave me the incentive to experiment with soybeans, after he wrote such postive words about them. I didn't miss his name did I?

-- gilda jessie (jess@listbot.com), April 03, 1999.

I'll gladly sponsor dear DIeteR, and please can we include Sir Dick of Dale? Pretty nifty bunch of humans here, I'm sure we're leaving out many.

If you really want to set up something, and the host doesn't matter you can get a free forum at www.InsideTheWeb.com...someone with ambition left go have a look. I had a forum there,...it's easy. Just have to put up with a few banners. Link is:


-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), April 03, 1999.

Check out the list of greenspun forums and see if there isn't one already around now to post way off topic stuff on.

-- _ (_@_._), April 03, 1999.

If you look at the bottom of the questions page, and click "other discussions running on this server", you'll see a link to "add new topic", which creates a new forum. You can make it public or private (password required). <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), April 03, 1999.

BH, if such a forum materialized I'd NEVER be able to get anything done! Not that I'm addicted to Yourdonlair, you understand, you know I can quit any time I want to. I just don't want to. But I could if I had to. I don't have to--do I?

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 03, 1999.


Just came in from digging the garden. Not cool at the moment. In fact I am HOT. This may be too much like work. After many relatively sedentary years, I think my bod needs to be remediated.

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), April 03, 1999.

Having just put together a Tub Garden (16 tubs and I need another 6 or 8) I'm more hot than cool too. And I KNOW my body isn't compliant. NOR is it PLIANT!! Gettin' old is ROUGH!! I didn't used to need 1200 of Ibuprofen in a day after a little earth moving, hoeing, mixing HydroSorb, planting, etc.

CH(ouch)uck, whose job just doesn't keep him in shape

-- Chuck, a night driver (reinzoo@en.com), April 03, 1999.

Chuck The Night Driver....I'd like to know about your tub garden. I'm beginning to plant my millenium garden in a raise bed. Am interested in another alternative. Thanks

Quietly Lurking

-- quietly lurking (quietly@preparing.com), April 03, 1999.

I'll be there -- should be interesting.

I suggest P J Gaenir would have much to contribute to such a forum.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), April 03, 1999.

You're all out of you're pee wee minds - there will be no 'puters in 2000, no electricity, no more Guinness (I'm already stocking up...)

We're all doomed, doomed I tell ye :)

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 04, 1999.

Good luck with that mud Andy. I've got my Heineken Dark for special events, otherwise Hieneken regular (grin) <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), April 04, 1999.

PS - special events being "THE POWER IS ON!" <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), April 04, 1999.

Yeah, heineken, grolsch, becks or stella will do in a pich.

can't be too fussy by march 2000 :)

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 04, 1999.

Every group like this one of such varied interests and back grounds has to have at least ONE STABLE LEADER. I nominate DieTEr.!! He tells it like it is.....(I think...doesn't he?.....)

Gotta sense of humor. If not stay home!

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), April 04, 1999.

One stable leader? Wouldn't that be the elephant hand?

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), April 04, 1999.

I think this board is already morphing naturally into a "disasters" board: hurricanes, nuke war, y2k, earthquakes, etc. Cool! Then all we'd have to do is modify that annoying"About" quote that people love to fling in one another's faces. Perhaps minimal mods below would do the trick ?

This forum is intended for people who are concerned about the impact of disasters on their personal lives, and who want to discuss various fallback contingency plans with other like-minded people. It's not intended to provide advice/guidance for solving Y2000 problems.

No seriously - I'm not trying to hijack Ed's forum, just having fun.

Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan,
I lost my corkscrew, and we were
forced to live on
nothing but food and water for days.

-W. C. Fields

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 04, 1999.

Blue Himalayan (an upper crust cat, yes?) suggest some modification to the Mission Statement here. As written (see above) those mods will attract a good many of the Art Bell crow....

We're bumbling along reasonably well here so far, I think.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), April 05, 1999.

For crow read crew ---- (I hate it when I do that.)

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), April 05, 1999.

So what's the plan? Who's starting the additional new forum? I've done one, with a board about looking Beyond 2000,...it got a fair amount of net traffic, but I don't think that is what Blue is looking for....so, I'm asking...gonna get going at make the forum, or just talk about it? Inquiring minds want to know.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), April 05, 1999.

Ewe awl our wright hoo our righting two a Cert that this forum ain't broke. Aye suggest wee weight till rollover too re-pare it.
Fix on failure !

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 05, 1999.

Aye Aye Oy Oy! Ahoy!

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), April 05, 1999.

I never, ever, EVER get a mention on this lists of the favourite posters! ;~/ OK, so maybe my jokes do all suck and maybe I never post anything substantial *, maybe I've managed to offend God and country and everything else, but don't I get points for persistence? :~/ Help me out here folks, I'm just an insecure little guy. :~}

*Except for that derivatives thread, which everyone ignored!

-- humptydumpty (no.6@thevillage.com), May 03, 1999.

Is it because I can't draw :~/ 's that convey anything? Is it halitosis?

-- humptydumpty (no.6@thevillage.com), May 03, 1999.

Heck I shouldn'tve ever listed real names in my trigger post. ('real' HA!) Anyway, dumpty, consider yourself named. Why, half the people in that list are now defunct or self-eradicated!

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), May 03, 1999.

Even schifferbrains troll maria and Mo. nachos got a gong! That's it, I'm grumpty.

-- humptydumpty (no.6@thevillage.com), May 03, 1999.

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