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Thread: How about an Off-Topic thread?

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    Default How about an Off-Topic thread?

    Proposal: A thread in the off-topic forum that would serve for random miscellaneous conversation (Hopefully without adding to post count).

    Every forum I've been to, no matter the subject, has had an off-topic thread. As far as I've seen, it's helped build really strong communities.

    I know we have a chat section set up, but this seems like an over-complication for what could really be a simpler idea. For one thing, someone else has to be online and using it at the same time as you if you want to have a conversation. In this case, I think a passive conversation system, as is seen in threads, would be a better way to include everyone. Especially considering not all of us are active at the same time. For example, if I ever wanted to speak to Paddy, who lives in Ireland and therefore is 12 hours behind me and his winters are my summers (that kind of a thing)*. But if I wanted to have a conversation with him, then we'd both have to stay on the forum, in the chat, without being allowed to leave and do other things.

    Additionally, I think it works better if people can jump into the conversation at any time. If you join the chat it's not like you can see past conversations. I could stroll into an Off-Topic thread and see that Isis and Teggz are talking about how much they hate football, and I can chime in that I hate football as well, etc, etc.

    We already have a system implemented in the chatrooms, but this seems like a far simpler and more accessible solution which will help strengthen the community.


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    If post-count didn't rack up in Off Topic, we could revive Misc. Discussion, which was once a great thread full of random videos and peoples life updates and stuff.
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    The thread already exists here.

    Right now Off-Topic posts contribute towards overall post count, but that may change.
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    Oops. I had tried searching, but I didn't think to search "miscellaneous". Could this get locked?

    Oh Lawd, it's stickied and everything. I feel dense.

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