I make a motion

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by EmassSpicoli, May 23, 2015.

  1. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    That there's one hello tread for all time and newcomers have to pledge by that route. The locals will approve or disapprove of them pertinent to their respective petition and life story. It will be a permanent sign-in book of the most epic proportions. It will be the HOF tread hands down. Imagine a tread you could read and see the inaugural posts of Chuck, rcarter, sandblasters and gruvi all at once.

    It would be the straight up authority and story of the Swellers. If anyone were ever to be responsible for the tread to be locked, they'd then be unofficially banned for eternity.

    I move to have an end-all, be-all hello tread established. Any party in opposition may file such with the honorable judge capecodcdog.
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    One 'Hello' tread for all newbs, spicoli? Wouldn't that tread thus get insanely long as time passed & thus defeat the purpose of vetting newbs? Just askin

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    By all means, file the opposition with judge cdog. The dude presides.

    Perhaps I'm an idealist, though I considered a tread that was self-policing out of respect for its sanctity. An exercise in tact and composure for the entire forum. And if there were a kook in the rough here and there, they'd be doomed for acting out in the holiest of treads.

    Also looking for a reason to stop in here more than 2-3x a week. This place is getting bland to the point of me reading 10-20% of treads when I used to read them all. More wit and function is needed. I'm ok with the occasional lawlessness and stupidity, it's just become the regularity.
  4. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Majority of forums do just have one hello thread...
  5. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Whatever. I never read those extremely long hello treads on other forums. But I read all of the hello treads here.

    No worries, entertainment here will pick up for you Emass now that the flat season is about to begin.
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I kind of like to see people's different styles
  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Exactomundo!! Betty is right on target.
    A single hello thread is as useless as a surfer, whom we all know are assholes anyway.
  8. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Correct. Same for treads on a variety of given topics that would otherwise result in habitually redundant treads and forum congestion if not made sunilar. I've mentioned this before, yet few are interested in this place learning from the multitudes of non-surf predictin' forums that have come before it.

    I guess organization would make too much sense.

    As for style, ZeroE, that could mos def be preserved in each newcomer's respective hello post in the sunilar tread.
  9. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    i second this motion
  10. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013

    Pound the gavel judge c3dog
  11. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Okay, warm up that gavel, I'm down
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I pretty much agree with Betty. It's like sitting around a campfire. Each flame that pops out of the fire is interesting in its own. The fire is ever changing, but you can focus on one element of it or the entirety.

    In plain English: I think it would take too long to read an all encompassing hello tread, and no one would keep it organized, and each newbie deserves the chance to make a first impression on his or her own. Just my opinion.

    Have a great weekend ya'll. Little windcoppe on its way down here. I'm finishing my hplb paint job today, no matter what! I came up with a simple design -a ying yong symbol combined with a low pressure symbol. Peas and waves!
  13. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Deep zer... Well a lot of forums have threads and then subthreads underneath the latest postings are or can be still displayed on most recent posts page so in essence it is just like a thread by itself but resides under the hierarchy of a main section... For ex. If I post xxx in southeast section of forum it still displays on recent posts page
  14. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    But doesn't matter much is semantics and forum organization mostly....
  15. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Since we have a motion on the floor and a second, the floor is open for questions and discussion.

    Oddly enough, I was thinking about this the other day. Why does there need to be a new hello thread for each new member intro? It seems to me it would be easier to follow one tread .. just go to the last page, and work backwards. Under the current use case, whenever a hello tread is in the list, one can't help but say, now which thread is this? I suppose if you are on the forum list, you can see who started the particular tread to delineate them.

    Since I have been designated judge, I must try to remain impartial in this matter and will attempt to point out the virtues of each approach. So the trade off is one super long "hello tread" vs. continuous hello tread spawning. At the rate we are going, the number of hello treads is approaching Avogadro's number.

    As an aside, If this motion passes, maybe Micah can utilize an intern to write a script to retroactively concatenate (merge) all the existing hello treads into one super tread.

    Continue on .. the floor is open.
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
  16. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    There you have it brahs! We left the matter up to democracy, Socratic method, and justice. Motion made, seconded, and ratified by ye honorable c3dog.

    Next up is establishing rules for the master hello tread. Remember, self-policing is far better than having outside authorities step in and ban dudes.
  17. bubs

    bubs Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Nay, I think for the longetivety and we'll being of the forum hello threads should be individual. Also I believe it to be impossible to enforce these measures with any authority upon the free people of the forum.

    I reiterate. Nay.
  18. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    BBP makes a good point considering the antinomian nature of this forum. And pragmatically, enforcing such a decree would likely prove futile.
  19. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Can we get the single hello thread stuck up at the top of the theads with the site rules and all the other junk ?
  20. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010