Why forums are fun

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by monicam, May 23, 2006.

  1. monicam

    monicam TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why?? Why are the forums so friggin' fun???

    Ugh...I need a life.:lol:
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Do you want to be back to having so much work you cannot come round here for weeks??? Is that the "life" you want? You must be kiddin'.

    Friendly forums are great fun.
    Forums which are dominated by arrogant posters cannot be fun.
    My husband's come across a couple of such forums and he was appalled at the tone, the power play going on, the arrogance and the patronising.

    I think, hope, do all I can so ... nothing of that applies to this very forum.
    That may account for why this one's fun. Hm?
     
  3. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,941
    Likes Received:
    72
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have a few other forums that I use specifically for keeping my sarcasm and insults sharp. I just like forums because you can directly reply to anyone. You can have as many conversations at any given time. It's a really fast way to e-mail someone. You can also watch other peoples conversations, which is also great.

    I've seen some amazingly dramatic convo's on other forums involving people I know in real life, and while i'm sure that can be embarrasing for them, they're also the ones posting it. Good times.
     
  4. SantosD50

    SantosD50 What!! There's a ranking system?

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Queens, NY (Home), Berrien Springs, MI (School)
    It's funny how friendships can develop over a forum. Especially forums like this one, were you can have a good time posting, reading, etc... I give it to the Mods and Admins who run this forum, because it's not easy work. I've been an admin in three of the top design forums on the web, and let me tell you I had to step down because of the stress. I've been a a Mod in 10 forums and couldn't stand most of them. There are only a few forums where I can relax and enjoy the threads, user to user friendships, etc... It got to the point, where a colleague of mine and myself started phpHQ, where we built forums for companys and hobbiests. STRESS STRESS STRESS, it's good to be on the other side of the CPanel for once. Applause and great thanks for our Admins and Mods.
     
  5. PlasticSpanner

    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,125
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I think it's also something to do with the maturity and intelligence of the posters. :thumbup:

    The Astronomy forums I use are similar to TPF in that they're full of friendly banter and helpful advice with no aggressive or arrogant posts at all. :)
     
  6. SantosD50

    SantosD50 What!! There's a ranking system?

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Queens, NY (Home), Berrien Springs, MI (School)
    That is also true and strongly agree.
     
  7. treehuggerhikerboy

    treehuggerhikerboy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    denver
    I think forums are healthy for the most part, especially this one (nod to the mods who do a stellar job). There is a load of information (given by informative people) here, and I have learned a lot from other forums as well.

    But I also think life happens beyond the computer screen and I don't want to turn 60 and say, wow, I spent a ton of time in front of my computer screen, neat.
     
  8. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,648
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    because life is too realistic. ;)
     
  9. lullabye

    lullabye TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Being new here and being new to photography and being new to the whole forum thing.. (This being the first forum i ever joined) I never realized before how fun it is to join one and how it can be so helpful.
     
  10. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    21,169
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    North Central Illinois
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Sounds like my story!!!! This was my very first forum, and I was new at photography then, too! :D Now I'm pushin 13,000 posts! :lol:

    Welcome to the forum, and I hope you love it here as much as I do!!!!!!!1
     
  11. monicam

    monicam TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi cory...

    :thumbup::hugs:
     
  12. Foffen

    Foffen TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oslo Rooock City
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is the only forum I attend to, and I totally dig it. Thanks for having me, friends!
     

Share This Page