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(Topic ID: 249996)

Anonymous subforim in Basement


By Coyote

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by JayDee
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    #1 1 year ago

    So, something that may help with some folks' attitudes, as well as allow people to bow off steam, I had a thought -

    Would it be possible to make an 'anonymous' subforum in the Basement?

    Essentially, everyone (except mods, of course!) sees everyone else's post as being from 'nobody' or 'anonymous', or whatever.

    Obviously, people can still out themselves by saying "I live in Harpers Ferry," or "I was over at Steve's yesterday," but that's on them. All Pinside rules would still be enforced - i.e. You can't personally attack anyone. But if you don't NAME who you're attacking, then.... let frustration out.

    Just a thought. Probably some good/bad things that I hadn't thought of, too.

    #2 1 year ago

    I understand what you are saying but I see this as turning into nothing but a complete shit show.

    #3 1 year ago

    Go to 4chan if you want 4chan.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    So, something that may help with some folks' attitudes, as well as allow people to bow off steam, I had a thought -
    Would it be possible to make an 'anonymous' subforum in the Basement?
    Essentially, everyone (except mods, of course!) sees everyone else's post as being from 'nobody' or 'anonymous', or whatever.
    Obviously, people can still out themselves by saying "I live in Harpers Ferry," or "I was over at Steve's yesterday," but that's on them. All Pinside rules would still be enforced - i.e. You can't personally attack anyone. But if you don't NAME who you're attacking, then.... let frustration out.
    Just a thought. Probably some good/bad things that I hadn't thought of, too.

    I did a 40 mile stretch of the AT ending in Harper's Ferry, a long time ago with my wife before we were married. Was a great trip and ended in a cool town! We hiked up the road and stayed at a campground for our last night. Best shower I ever took! Sorry, completely off topic but seeing that brought back some great memories.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    Go to 4chan if you want 4chan.

    A lot of these old timers dont even know what reddit is...good luck with 4chan.

    #6 1 year ago

    Personally, I can't see anything good coming from that. It would be chaos.

    #7 1 year ago

    Oookay then.
    Didn't expect the hate.

    Thanks guys.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tomass:

    I did a 40 mile stretch of the AT ending in Harper's Ferry, a long time ago with my wife before we were married. Was a great trip and ended in a cool town! We hiked up the road and stayed at a campground for our last night. Best shower I ever took! Sorry, completely off topic but seeing that brought back some great memories.

    Being the halfway point, I see a LOT of thru-hikers in mid-July. (My house is about a mile off the trail.) Always wish 'em luck, any that I pass.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    Go to 4chan if you want 4chan.

    I think a lot of folks around here are more the 8chan type sadly.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    So, something that may help with some folks' attitudes, as well as allow people to bow off steam

    People here kind do this in the open already.

    #12 1 year ago

    Prediction... start this sub forum and within ten posts the next topic started will be “Feels like Pinside has finally plummeted?”

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Prediction... start this sub forum and within ten posts the next topic started will be “Feels like Pinside has finally plummeted?”

    Just the idea that they need to transform a pinball forum into an anonymous area where you can say anything is odd to me. Like, go to another site dude. The internet is vast. Why do you need to do this here? I have been asking this a bit lately on this forum....like WHY?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Just the idea that they need to transform a pinball forum into an anonymous area where you can say anything is odd to me. Like, go to another site dude. The internet is vast. Why do you need to do this here? I have been asking this a bit lately on this forum....like WHY?

    Exactly, and like habo said, the usual suspects don’t need an anonymous sub forum to do what they do already out in the open

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