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Idea for a new forum

Post by gprimr1 »

This has probably been suggested before (and probably voted down) but what about an off-topic forum. I've seen them on other themed sites and they usually are only viewable by registered members (and in one case, registered members with a certain number of posts.) and are a fun way to get to know people beyond the scope of railroading.

Certain topics like Politics and religion could still be taboo.
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Post by Noel Weaver »

I am sorry but I do not agree with the previous, this is a railroad forum
supported privately and should remain just what it is, railroaddotnet.
Noel Weaver

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Post by powerpro69 »

I thought it was a good idea

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Post by scottychaos »

I also am very against "off topic" forums..because they always degrade into pointless drivel about politics, and people just yell and scream and people who were friends before grow to hate each other..

and there is no point to having an off-topic forum here..
if you want to talk about politics, religion, nascar, UFO's..whatever..there are already a billion already existing forums on those topics you can go to.

I vote no.

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powerpro69

Post by powerpro69 »

I also am very against "off topic" forums..because they always degrade into pointless drivel about politics, and people just yell and scream and people who were friends before grow to hate each other..
You mean, kinda like the BLET vrs The UTU threads?

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Post by scottychaos »

powerpro69 wrote:
I also am very against "off topic" forums..because they always degrade into pointless drivel about politics, and people just yell and scream and people who were friends before grow to hate each other..
You mean, kinda like the BLET vrs The UTU threads?
I have no idea what that means..
must be a forum I never read..

All I know is that I have seen a lot of "off topic" forums..
and they suck, and I see no point to having one here.

sorry..just my opinion..

Scot
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git a holt to it

Post by git a holt to it »

powerpro69 wrote:
I also am very against "off topic" forums..because they always degrade into pointless drivel about politics, and people just yell and scream and people who were friends before grow to hate each other..
You mean, kinda like the BLET vrs The UTU threads?
That wouldn't be off topic, rr operations or employment

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Post by Otto Vondrak »

Because the site is called RAILROAD.NET.

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powerpro69

Post by powerpro69 »

I wasn't referring to off topic, I was referring to shouting and screaming and falling out, it was a joke and yall are one tough crowd.

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Post by Mike Roque »

I t think we should avoid an off-topic forum. The topic of discussion here is railroads. There are plenty of ways to interact on off-topic matters, including IM, PM, Email, etc.
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Post by Noel Weaver »

git a holt to it wrote:
powerpro69 wrote:
I also am very against "off topic" forums..because they always degrade into pointless drivel about politics, and people just yell and scream and people who were friends before grow to hate each other..
You mean, kinda like the BLET vrs The UTU threads?
That wouldn't be off topic, rr operations or employment
At least the BLE and the UTU are railroad oriented unions that represent
railroad people. Unfortunately, the two of them have an occasional love
but often hate relationship.
Noel Weaver

powerpro69

Post by powerpro69 »

OK, no more jokes from me :(

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Post by Alloy »

I think it's funny, Powerpro, but I didn't get here in time.

I don't think off-topics would work here, either. That seems to work better on forums where the off-topic section lightens up the seriousness of the forum topic. I don't see that need here.
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Post by Robert Paniagua »

Yeah. lets talk railroading here. Altough I like to discuss School Buses in Southeastern Massachusets as well, but I can do that at the School Bus Forums, does not neeed to be here. I agree with Noel Weaver and schottychaos.
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