Thank You, Mr. Greenspun and all Who Worked Behind the Scenes during the "Days the Forums Died." Now this:greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have grown fond of many of you over the past year+. My "fondness" list includes, "Doomers," "Pollys," and "Trolls," etc. (Of course my favorite troll is Dieter, but that is a story I will tell later, for those of you who have not already read it.)
I applaud this day because it was a test. What happened when we all lost each other? We somehow FOUND each other. May we all be so resourceful in ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY SITUATION in the future.
Blessings to Lisa for setting up that other forum, and to all of those who felt like they worked themselves to death providing other venues at this late hour.
I'll check in later.
God bless all of you.
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999
DieTER a TRoLL? YoU LIe.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 30, 1999.
Apart from Ed, Diane and other sysops who were working behind the scenes (and Phil of course), Boks chat rooms actually made the differance in my mind to keep folks in contact with each other. It would be a good idea to find a more stable chat area to use in the event of a future problem. As much as I love boks chat it showed many signs of strain during the forum disruption. Not the least, trolls.
Anyway have a safe rollover FM and thanks for your own contributions to the forum!
-- Brian (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
Thank you Brian and Mara for your good thoughts.
Indeed, in my brief time in Bok's chatroom, I witnessed exchanges involving words I would not wish to teach my small daughter.
My wish for everyone who has contributed to this forum over the past year or so is that we may find a central "watering hole" at which to gather in the days ahead.
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999.
FM- You've made an excellent point. I don't know how to thank the many here who have filled my nights with laughter, and taught me more than I wanted to know. I think the best that I can wish for you all is that tommorow will be just another ordinary day. Followed by another.
-- Gia (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
Whatever happened to The Toilet Paper Chronicles?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.
Thanks to everyone.
It was an "adventure" in cyber-community at it's finest.
May we "roll" as well... next year.
((((A BIG THANK YOU to Phil!!!))))
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 31, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
It would be a good idea to find a more stable chat area to use in the event of a future problem. As much as I love boks chat it showed many signs of strain during the forum disruption. Not the least, trolls.
b0k is looking for a new venue for the chat, and will be stopping by Efnet #TimeBomb2000 on Monday to check out the features. In the past there has been a problem getting Mac users on the webchats. This is not a problem on IRC. There is software for all kinds of operating systems to use IRC. If you're on a PC, I recommend mIRC. For Mac users, I recommend Ircle. Linux users, you're on your own, but you never needed anybody's help anyway, you can just write your own software.
Some of the advantages of an IRC channel are that we can ban specific users. We can automatically kick and ban people for using inappropriate words. Any user can selectively ignore any other that annoys them. We can limit the number of visitors or moderate the channel allowing only certain people to talk at any one time if things get too busy. We can easily spawn new channels for specific topics of interest, and can attend multiple channels at once. Users can log their visit, and can view a long history of their visit (not just a screen or two), and can scroll up and easily read earlier stuff without having the focus bounce back to the bottom of the history buffer every few seconds. You will be able to view who is present at all times. You will be welcome to park on the channel and check in only every now and then to see what has been said.
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 1999.