TBY2K Forum Request For More Y2K FOCUS

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Its just 25 days (or 24 depending on how you count or where you live) to the January 1st, 2000 turning point, and wed like to request a bit more FOCUS on Y2K and related issues.

There really is a lot going on, with Y2K at this timing, and we would welcome the larger research team of regular and new posters to pay more attention to the Year 2000 and beyond subject matter.

It's not that many of the other somewhat related issues that are commonly discussed, or the OT (over the top/off topic) posts are not of great interest, it's simply that we are experiencing "thread overload" at this point, as most may agree.

We appreciate your help!


The TBY2K Sysops & Moderators

-- TBY2K Sysops & Moderators (y2ktimebomb2000@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999


To the top of New Answers with this very welcome message!!

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), December 07, 1999.

yes, I can pass on contrails, myself. And prepps fit in so well on the prep site forum.

Thanks for the wake up call.

-- mushroom (mushroom_bs_too_long@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999.

I agree and support your request.

IMHO the the WTO threads were important for
me to format my anger into the correct OS. :~'

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), December 07, 1999.

To the top!

-- Vic (Rdrunner@internetwork.net), December 07, 1999.

Thanks for the support and understanding!


-- Stealth Sysop (Home@TB2K.com), December 07, 1999.



-- Jerry B (skeptic76@erols.com), December 07, 1999.

If for some reason the number of posts do not decrease, is there any way to lengthen the current section? I've been involved with some interesting on-topic stuff that seemed to go "over the cliff" much too quickly.


-- eve (123@4567.com), December 07, 1999.

Sorry, in the above, "posts" should read "threads".

-- eve (123@4567.com), December 07, 1999.

This thread sure provides some additional Y2K reasons to focus...

Deutsche Bank hit by day-long computer shutdown

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id= 001weF


Click on the "New Answers" link at the top of the TimeBomb 2000 page. That recent answers list lasts for 7 days.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999.

If the discussion is ongoing the htread will be in the "New ANswers" section as long as the posts are fairly current. Besides that section is longer.


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 07, 1999.


Thanks for your quick reply. But I'm still a little concerned that many people don't bother with threads after they disappear from direct view. And I'm also well aware that since I'm relatively new to the forum and have no experience in using the New Answers section I could be dead wrong.

So forgive me for jumping the gun here, but may I hazard a wild guess that the same thread near the bottom of the current section would generate a greater amount of activity (not just from posts but from lurking as well) than if the same thread was at the top of New Answers? I only say this because we're dealing with something in plain view versus something people have to dig a little for.

And with such a huge number of current threads that people are trying to keep up with, together with the limited time many people have to spend on the forum, I can easily imagine many people giving up on a thread as it disappears from view, opting instead to see what's new at the top.

In any case, Diane, I really appreciate the terrific job you and the rest are doing!

And thanks for listening.

-- eve (123@4567.com), December 07, 1999.


Will you confirm or deny this rumor for us...

Have you discussed and/or do you have plans to password-protect this forum? If so, can you give us the details?


-- CD (not@here.com), December 07, 1999.

I agree completely! While some of the OT stuff may be relevant or at least interesting, time is way too short to be fooling around. We must gather, condense and distribute every piece of VIABLE information that becomes available.

-- Irving (irvingf@myremarq.com), December 07, 1999.

Dear CD:
In answer to:

Sysops/Moderators- Will you confirm or deny this rumor for us...
Have you discussed and/or do you have plans to password-protect this forum? If so, can you give us the details?
-- CD (not@here.com), December 07, 1999.

Under "Contingency Plans", which as everyone knows equals "What we're gonna do jest don't know when!" (NOT!!) We have discussed several possibilities.
Rumor?? HAH! Of course we have discussed a LOT of stuff.
PLANS??? HAH HAH! NO there are NO plans to password this forum at this time (or at any other time in the forseeable future).
Do you stay up nights thinking this stuff up???
(Dunno why I bother to dignify this jreck (NOT a typo))

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 07, 1999.

The polly trolls have also returned, disrupting several threads.

-- (brett@miklos.org), December 07, 1999.

Thanks for the response Chuck.

Do you stay up nights thinking this stuff up???

Actually I had read that rumor on a couple different forums. Made me curious as to it's validity.

(Dunno why I bother to dignify this jreck (NOT a typo))

LOL... Did you just try to insult me?

-- CD (not@here.com), December 07, 1999.

CD... Do we plan to password protect the forum... "No."

That's a DeBunky desire.


We hope Boston/MIT will "stay up" and we will also post a back-up strategy/hierarchy in a couple weeks for alternate forums... in case.

In addition, we plan to have a rollover watch side forum, linked to this one, to assist our global Y2K watch effort. (Working on what that looks like and how it's structured now).

Stay tuned.



-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999.

Thanks Diane

*Grinning back*

-- CD (not@here.com), December 07, 1999.

Perhaps someone with a combination of Linkmeister's skills and Don Florence's or Arnie Rimmer's integrity could post a short post every couple of days providing a link and short annotation of interesting ongoing On-Topic threads. This could also be done on a weekly basis for those who can only tune in for a longish session once a week. I suppose what I am saying is that the forum needs some kind of regular reporting thread. It might also be worth including important threads going on at other serious y2k forums (CSY2K, EUY2K). A sort of Sangers Review of what's going on on the y2k forums.

Having said all that, I'm not volunteering for anything. Prefer lurking.

-- alkdjf (alkdjf@aldkjf.com), December 07, 1999.

Chuck, Diane, all:

How to condense the overwhelming number of threads?

As Sysops, you can create a daily "clean-up" thread ("Deleted Threads"?), and just copy/paste the contents of ALL the undesired (by the majority of us concerned about the topic for which the forum exists) threads. Just clean them the F*** out of our sight. Please.

We'd even be able to go in and do word searches in that compendium thread -- posters there would have MORE chance of some of their material being read by more people. How much more fair can you get???

(Hey! Same idea for "TROLL THREADS", at the end of each day. They get their say, just not splattered all over our field of attention.)

What say?

Not censoring (as if that were not our right anyway) -- just CONDENSING.

-- jor-el (jor-el@krypton.uni), December 07, 1999.


All the Sysops are volunteers. Nobody get's paid. And we're already on overwhelm incorporating Y2K into our busy daily lives.

If someone wants to "volunteer" to be an indexer... you don't need to be a Sysop to do that.

As for keeping a consoldated list... of troll dung... naw... that just gets tossed in the "D" compost heap. Waste of energy, unless it's needed for the spaming-type trolls.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 07, 1999.

Just a reminder.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 09, 1999.

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