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whisperstorm
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 07-05-2004 08:56

Do you ever have one of those moments on the web when you discover a whole new "sub world" of stuff you have been looking for for a long time - and it's really deep and rich and full of things you are really interested in? Say you stumble across some site, or click on someone's sig to discover a forum about all the things you really like doing.

Needless to say that's what happened to me today, and I'm floored at the amazing things going on here. It's an honor to join up here and I look forward to posting cool things myself to the group...

tntcheats
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 07-05-2004 09:25

Well, the reason that this forum is so successful, as pointed out in a Digital Web Magazine article I read before I signed up (though, I had been here about 6 times prior to that--not understanding it)

As the article says:

quote:
to create a community that was based solely off of user input and experience. Nothing happens on that site that isn't 99% user-input.


It is the ideal way to run a forum. And how any good forum should be run.


The other other other other other white meat.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 07-05-2004 14:41

Yeah; I noticed that too when I first came here. I found it off of the raytracer at http://www.slimeland.com/, and was floored by the subsequent stuff I saw, especially when referred to the 256b JS contests. It seems I'm a late-comer in the JS arena, but I'm enjoying myself greatly.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 07-05-2004 15:43

welcome to the Asylum, whisperstorm - the nurses will bring on your straightjacket shortly.

Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 07-05-2004 19:09

yeah - hello and welcome whisperstorm. It's a quality mix we got here. Lotta good technical stuff mixed with a lot of general interest. Good people. Always glad when someone new and enthusiastic staggers in.

Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-06-2004 18:34
quote:
from the article:
The final punishing blow that the Asylum hands to all the rest of the message-board-as-websites out there is that Doc trusts the users with so much until they've proven him wrong in that. He's a humanitarian, and that theme sets the tone for the rest of the interaction. It is important to note that no one has ever been removed from the board. Ever. That speaks volumes about his standards, and the standards set by the user base itself.


Twitch wrote the article in sept 2001 and it still goes....
The sad thing is Doc not an active part in this community any more and he is missed.

<edit> Oh i forgot too welcome you whisperstorm welcome aboard..</edit>
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Support Justice for Pat Richard

(Edited by Rinswind 2th on 07-06-2004 18:35)

tntcheats
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 07-06-2004 23:35

I forgot to welcome him too!

Welcome to the forums, whisperstorm.


The other other other other other white meat.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 07-06-2004 23:43

Howdy ho...


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Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 07-06-2004 23:57

Iron Wallaby, might I ask how you came across my site? Just curious.


 

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 07-07-2004 00:11

Slime: Come on. Your Javascript Raytracer is a code-monkey magnet.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 07-07-2004 00:13
quote:
Slime said:

Iron Wallaby, might I ask how you came across my site? Just curious.


Just searching Google for "Javascript raytracer".

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

tntcheats
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: BC, Canada
Insane since: Jun 2004

posted posted 07-07-2004 00:25

Finding your site's easy with your signature linking to it like that


The other other other other other white meat.

White Hawk
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 07-07-2004 15:45

I agree - this is a fantastic forum.

It is rich with knowledge and ideas, and I can see no limit to how much I can learn from its members/administrators. The sheer range and variety of the discussions is complimented by the willingness of members to help eachother out or to debate the most intriguing madness.....

It's full of little "eureka" moments!

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