Contest : Ideas to improve the living room

Who has the greatest idea to improve the living room FORUM and make it a cool , happy , cozy , friendly and nice environment to surf in ?

The winner gets a :bow:. (Can’t offer more , i’m a poor fellow)

Contest rules :

Contest starts : now
Contest ends : friday night 23:59 CEST
One entry per registered user only
Plain normal english , no capitals and no excessive use of smileys
The idea must cost minimal effort and money to set up
The idea should appeal almost every registered user of the CdFreaks forum
The idea should have long lasting results
Do not discuss ideas , only submit your ideas.
You can discuss eachothers ideas in this thread , when the contest ends.
When the contest ends , you are also asked to post your favourite idea in this particular thread , motivate your answer.

I am positive you (the entire cdfreaks forum netizens) can come up with some excellent ideas. Gain the admiration and respect of everyone here and give them your best ideas !

Let the contest begin !

One word: fish… lots of fish :slight_smile:

or decorate your walls with CDs… I got some for you, if you want to :wink:

Originally posted by Dee-ehn
[B]One word: fish… lots of fish :slight_smile:

or decorate your walls with CDs… I got some for you, if you want to :wink: [/B]

ROTFLMAO …

I actually meant the Living Room FORUM… not my OWN living room :slight_smile:

Brilliant though , my day is perfect :slight_smile:

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
[B]ROTFLMAO …

I actually meant the Living Room FORUM… not my OWN living room :slight_smile:

Brilliant though , my day is perfect :slight_smile: [/B]

WHAHAHAHAHA ROTFLMAO three times in a row :slight_smile:

I really thought you wanted us to advice you with a way to decorate the walls of your new house, as wallpapers have been disapproved by some of us… that’s just great :smiley:

LOL :smiley: :o

Hmmm, tough one.
How will I suggest things without coming accross as too negative and actually being constructive…

Let me try.
A few nonsense threads are always nice to take your mind of serious things and will allow less technical minded people to enjoy this forum and become regular visitors (and learn as they go and possibly will be able to contribute in technical forums as well). An occasional funny and often meaningless poll is nice, but let’s not overdo it.

Recently I haven’t felt the urge to hang around here. This due to some people who act like they are either drunk or are not even old enough to walk on the streets alone.

Perhaps an occasional contest would spice things up. It doesn’t even have to have a prize in the sense of a fysical present, but a special title for a week would be nice too, or being mentioned on the frontpage (perhaps in some kind of hall of fame).

But above all, I think it is important that there are good mods who can keep things in track and have earned the respect of the other users. But it is not only mods (or admins for that matter) who should help out here, long-time members have their duties too. Being friendly and respectful to those who may appear to have less knowledge is important, people should feel comfortable here…a feeling of wanting to come back to see how others are doing…

Just my EUR 0.02…

Well, seeing we have updated our news page with a more appealing ‘professional’ look, why not do the same with the forums? I know that vBulletin hosts the forums (the services anyways), and I have seen many forums with different color schemes. Maybe more of a 3D look?? More blue, more orange - 3D gradients!

(check) Plain normal english , no capitals and no excessive use of smileys
(check) The idea must cost minimal effort and money to set up
(check) The idea should appeal almost every registered user of the CdFreaks forum
(check) The idea should have long lasting results
(check) Do not discuss ideas , only submit your ideas.

Applies to all requirements!

Facelift time! :cool:

Edit:

Winner should also receive a custom title of their choice!!

Edit:

We will redesign the entire forum when VBB3 is final and we have time left :wink:

Well, I’ll give it a shot.

Looks: It seems a facelift is already on order, so the aethetics are taken care of.

Speed: Forum is thankfully rarely slow, so no worries there.

Content: Brought in by people from all walks of life, so the only way to control this is with rules, mods and admins. And that seems under control.

Quality: Some posts shouldnt have been posted, but then theres and ignore feature. It seems however there is discontent among certain members but it seems in fun.

Feeling: Not yet a hard, cold living room, but not as warm and happy as it used to be. Reading around, some members feel the living room has hit an all time low.

Other: Perhaps a limit of smilies per post? And also for some, a compulsory read of the nettiquette sticky.
But most of all, it is imperitave that people understand to use the search and to respect each other. How to go about this Im not yet 100% sure.

Give it a month, then see how it is, and if it hasnt, ‘improved’ then and members seem to be causing the disruptions, PM them and try and work it out.
Failing that there is a ban option, but that is quite a heavy punishment, even though it seems its the only other option, rather than moderating each and every post.

Since the majority of the visitors are male, it’s quite easy to get our attention: sex ~ porn.
Therefor, things like an official pr0n-thread might be useful. I’d say, make it “sticky”, although that might sound sick :stuck_out_tongue:

Originally posted by Wannez
things like an official pr0n-thread might be useful.

With all those sick people here, I think an Official Pr0n-forum would be better :wink:

I have a suggestion Mr. B:

You ban all the members who visit the Living Room, and the two of us will then rule (maybe we’ll admit Tax to visit sometimes…)! Of course I’ll be your humble servant…

As for a ‘real’ suggestion, I have one (except the one of making a pr0n forum. They said it before than me)… I’m not one of the ppl who have for a moto, ‘if it works leave as it is’, but here’s a place where (atleast I) we relax. So leave it as it is.

Give me a gun that I can use on the forum and results will be quite healthy.

i think a fireplace, where we could burn the nonsensical posts, would make it warm and cozzy.

in the meantime, im gonna put on a sweater

Originally posted by Flying Dutchman
Give me a gun that I can use on the forum and results will be quite healthy.

NO! FD! Don’t kill yourself… We … ehmh… want you.

:wink:

My vote goes to smartass , with redhatted as a fair 2nd place :slight_smile:

Which will you vote ?

how about a survivor style thread, where people can be voted out? then they have to watch - just like the show.

//not practical, but stupid/fun

  • Maybe we can start a record-of-the-day thread. People can post which song they are liking that day. It’s easy to get to know new kinds of music or new songs or … It would be very important that everybody just posts the songs he likes, and not starts discussions over which music is good or bad.

  • Secondly, a quiz-thread could be nice. Someone starts, asks a question, and people answer. Then the starter says who was right (first), and that person can ask the next question. Moderation would also be required here. Problem could be the existence of google and such. But that can be solved by asking some really difficult questions :wink:

  • Splitting the Living-room in half, one serious and one funny part. But lots of people might not like that. In the serious part political discussions are possible, but only in a civilised manner. People who break this rule, could be punished. (eg. being banned from that specific forum if that’s possible). Also other ‘serious’ subject could be placed there, like if someone is having (non-computer ;)) problems.

These are a few ideas I’m having. I’ve noticed that lately people are starting to leave the living room. So I hope we, everyone participating on the forum, can change this. :slight_smile: