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  1. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    I also formerly haunted the History Channel forum, under a slightly different moniker...
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Really!
    Who were you?
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    Were you a pigeon?
     
  3. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    For sure!
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    sometime in the mid 'oughts until August 2011
    No, I was not a pigeon. I don't recall having an avatar, although I probably did...
     
  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    August 2011?
    I thought they died in 2010?
     
  5. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    there may have been a gap; however, I have no clear recollection of that...

    I do remember after everyone had been told it was being closed, there continued to be new and ongoing discussions for awhile after that effective date...

    I believe that I looked at a number of other discussion boards before discovering this one...
     
  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Aye, I came here in Mar 2010.
    There was a brief reactivation of THC discussion forums,
    but topics were limited to THC programming. Do you remember
    when it was called "The Hitler Channel" because of so many
    programs about him? Funny stuff.
     
  7. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    and now it seems to be the Ancient Aliens and UFOs channel...although Oak Island/The Templars is giving a run at the title nowadays...
     
  8. Debater Slayer

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    I think it depends on the interests of the membership at any given point. For example, during U.S. election years, political threads tend to get a lot of views compared to most other subjects. At the moment, threads about COVID seem to be a hot topic. So it largely depends on larger trends beyond the scope of RF as well as the interests of most active members.

    This is merely an educated guess, but as far as thread view count goes (including from guests and lurkers, not just active members), I suspect certain keywords may play a role depending, again, on ongoing trends. For instance, if a member started a thread with "COVID," "Biden," "existence of God," etc., in the title nowadays, it could get more search-engine hits than, say, a thread with a relatively rare phrase such as, say, "epistemological rhetoric" or "demagogic propaganda" in the title.
     
  9. MikeF

    MikeF Proponent of RAEism
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    Sorry, my question was strictly a technical one. I was curious as to whether the view count represented the number of unique people who had viewed the thread at least once, or if it recorded the multiple times anyone went to the thread. For example, if we have only 4 people who ever view a particular thread, but they carry on a long, multi-page converstation, will the view count be "4", or will it be some larger number, say "823", which might represent all the times those four individuals accessed the thread over the course of their conversation.

    Thanks in advance for any clarification. :)
     
  10. Stonetree

    Stonetree Dashing Member
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    A question for anyone experienced here at RF: Is it common practice to rate every post or just the few?
     
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  11. Snow White

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    You can rate whatever posts you want. Whatever speaks to you. Some rate a lot, some rate less. I also think there won't be many expectations for you to rate a ton of posts, should you not want to, as people will probably realize you're still new and getting used to things. Just have fun.
     
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  12. Stonetree

    Stonetree Dashing Member
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    Thank you...
     
  13. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Leaderless Animal

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    It's traditional to rate all of MY posts with "winner." Failure to can result in an infraction. :D
     
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  14. Stonetree

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    Infractions are better than infarctions. Not always a winner with that diagnosis.;)
     
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  15. Stonetree

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    Is there a list of administrators? I would like to ask for help from an administrator .
     
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  16. Harel13

    Harel13 Am Yisrael Chai
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  17. Debater Slayer

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    Feel free to PM me. Not all admins on the "Notable Members" list log in regularly, so messaging an active admin or starting a thread in the Site Feedback forum is a safer bet.
     
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  18. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)

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    I'm sure this question has been asked before, maybe even by me. But refresh my memory, please. Can I start a thread, and if so, how?
     
  19. Left Coast

    Left Coast Still Gay
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    Of course!

    Go to the top of a forum page (for example ple, "Interfaith Discussion") and click "Post New Thread."
     
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  20. Seeker of White Light

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    I have a question.

    Has the RF rules become m8re strickt? It serms like new OP more often are removed very fast if they contain certain issues or topics?

    Are we getting less freedom of expression?

    Not a critique...only a question
     
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