The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16988   Message #161808
Posted By: Max
12-Jan-00 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: The future of Mudcat. What do YOU think?
Subject: RE: The future of Mudcat. What do YOU think?
Couple things. First, I am currently VERY against anything that will create multiple forums, and for a lot of reasons. For one (reasons), you all know how thread creep works, and even in BS threads does damn fine stuff come out, and in music threads, BS happens. Second, I can clearly imagine hunderds and thousands of links and references to the "Other Forum" which ever the "Other" is in that case. Can't you? I won't have that.

Censorship will not happen. I do admit to deleting something here or there, but the ONLY two ways that will happen is if personal or delicate information is mistakenly posted and either I see it or the SUBJECT or POSTER requests that I remove it. The second way is if I feel like it (This is half a joke, the temptation as "The Man" to remove downright garbage is just too tempting sometimes, and I do reserve the ability for EXTREME situations, ex. Telling one to go ahead and do it in a suicide thread.)

Now having said that, don't think that I am giving up. I will never stop using technology for all its worth and then a little bit more. An integrated chat may cut on some chatter and BS, a more sophisticated category system may help one avoid what he/she doesn't like. (If you would all just have this little chip installed in you molar, I could do much better).

Besides, Isn't Folk an artistic representation of Life? Or is it just the LIFE you want to see?

Oh, and I've been here longer than any of you, and I am only 27. And I still get around fine.