View Poll Results: Should the General Discussions board be temporarily shut down?

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Considering shutting down the General Discussions board

This is a discussion on Considering shutting down the General Discussions board within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I did a mass move of all old posts. Perhaps some time in the future a few volunteers and I ...

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    I did a mass move of all old posts. Perhaps some time in the future a few volunteers and I could pick through the board and try to find the most informative threads and put those on a separate board.

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    I'll help with that.

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    You can count on the help of the mods as well, webmaster.

    Oh and TGM check your PM box, it's urgent. Thanks.
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    I rather doubt that shutting down the OT board will encourage
    more use of the other c-related forums. People usually come and ask their few C++ questions and then gravitate elsewhere.
    If there's no place else to gravitate here, then they most likely
    would gravitate elsewhere. So, I don't think you can force an
    increase in the others forums by closing this one. Uh, uh.

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    Sounded like one of MY jokes there webmaster-ie many ppl may not have found it funny.....PS I know I may like to flame, but if you want any junk sorting through, you know FOUNTAIN is your choice...let me know...I am old enough to decipher junk from usefulness!
    Such is life.

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    hey webmaster....ever just woken up one morning and thought "Damn...I'm not very funny, am I?"

    But you know I love you anyway...

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    and -KEN- extands his ho-ness to the cprogrammin.com webmaster. When will it end.
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    your board, your rules...
    but you're asking for votes so... I'll just go with the majority.
    think only with code.
    write only with source.

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    Don't!!!

    To think about shutting it down is a bad idea, really. We, programmers sometimes may also need life, discussing about stuffs other than programming.

    Life full of programming is so no life.

    Even other type of forums out there (Non-programming), they still have a GD board so that the forum will not be dull.

    Post count doesn't really matter much.

    I strongly disagree with the idea of shutting down GD board.

    Keep it on.
    It's unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.

    //netboy

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    hey webmaster....ever just woken up one morning and thought "Damn...I'm not very funny, am I?"
    I don't know, this is just about the funniest thread that I've read in a long time!
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    I'm against the deletion of old posts, unless we run into a space problem. Closing old threads, maybe, but I still think even if old posts aren't thought-provoking or whatever, they can still be entertaining.

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    Wow, I see you used my idea for a tech board....excellent!

    Can we add a sticky on there to tell people what its there for and ask them to not clutter it with irrelevant stuff?

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    I dont think shutting down the GD would do anything at all, other than encourage off-topic posts in other boards.

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    But seriously, closing the GD board would encourage off-topic conversations on the specialized boards.
    In my opinion, that is the main reason to keep the GD board.

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    Someone voted and bumped this. The issue is dead now. I'm closign the thread. Any objections...well PM me and complain.
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