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    That has been suggested before and it didn't work for F&T.
    They're really anal about titles, now.
    If I make a thread with the proper prefix, they remove everything following it, except for the title.
    Like, I made a thread about Coherence with this title: (film) Coherence (low-budget science fiction)
    It was getting a lot of response. Then they changed it to: (film) Coherence.
    And the responses stopped, immediately.

    There's no wiggle room left.
    Please don't do that to this forum.
    I haven't been here for a while, but there's nothing wrong with words IMO.

    It will never have as much traffic as other sub-forums, but that's okay.
    Doesn't matter if they give away lollipops at the library, it's not going to attract the sort of crowds that the latest Transformers movies do. That's just a reality.

    Scott (although he's not around anymore) said it best:

    why do we need to keep the forum buzzing?

    Ratings?

    SWEEPS MONTH?

    We don't have corporate sponsors.

    How about we just write when we're inspired (and) post when we feel comfortable...
    Words isn't in competition with the other sub-forums. It is what it is.

    There should be freedom in thread titles, just as there is freedom in what to write inside threads.

    I'm leaving this forum for a while, but I will be back with a vengeance.

    Please don't make me return to a rigid, cookie-cutter, overly user-friendly shit-fest like F&T has become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thou View Post
    Set it on fire.


    "If you meet god in the street, kill him."
    -Old buddhist saying


    One of these days you're going to have a visitation. You're going to be walking down the street and across the street you're going to look and see God standing over there on the street corner motioning to you, saying, "Come to me, come to me." And you will know it's God, there will be no doubt in your mind he has slitty little eyes like Buddha, and he's got a long nice beard and blood on his hands. He's got a big Charlton Heston jaw like Moses, he's stacked like Venus, and he has a great jeweled scimitar like Mohammed. And God will tell you to come to him and sing his praises. And he will promise that if you do, all of the muses that ever visited Shakespeare will fly in your ear and out of your mouth like golden pennies. It's the job of the writer in America to say, "Fuck you God, fuck you and the Old Testament that you rode in on, fuck you." The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful.

    Ken Kesey

    If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!

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    The Word.
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    Reading as many of books is my tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeping View Post

    if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him!

    - sheldon kopp
    yes

    there never is an end anyways,
    till it end for good,
    but then we're dead
    so who cares?

    Does that make me a nihilist? No, just some confused Buddhist Jewish kid in his late 20's. Definitely that.

    Rebirth always sounded better to me anyways. I was born after all.
    Once upon a time.
    So that should rhyme,
    Make a good time,
    Sell me some lime?

    I don't believe in reincarnation, but I'd definitely kill anyone who professes to be superior to another, when it's purely for personal gain, regardless of whom ever the other actually is.

    Wait, am I violating the agreement. This isn't the social. I should know better. Alas, it is my birthday, so give me this one,
    at least.

    Being humble-able, that and stretching, is my tip.
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    ^That one took me a while.

    Make words better? It already seems good. I just think a lot of people are turned off by "Words". For me, It was an attempt to spread across subforums since just bouncing between two gets old.
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    turned off by "words"? words in general, the title of the forum, or something else entirely?
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    I love it all, Nixiam most of all
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmond View Post
    turned off by "words"? words in general, the title of the forum, or something else entirely?
    Oh, I meant the title. But it shouldn't be changed! People who are attracted to the forum are here because they want to be and not because of a persuasive title, so maybe the best way to improve upon the subforum is to embrace it like it has no faults.

    Then maybe things could come more to light, but if there haven't been any extremely helpful forum changing suggestions, then maybe it is good as it is.

    Or I am just lame and can't think of anything to contribute, rendering this post useless to anybody who doesn't agree with me.

    Which you probably shoudn't agree.

    Sorry for wasting a post turning inconclusive. I have a habit of typing while thinking rather than thinking it all out before hand, which is also my talking habit.

    To sum it up I have no idea what to do to make it better, but I felt I should at least try and stay on topic.

    Love ya sigmond, and you TPD.
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    What and who seriously types before thinking? Or the chicken or the egg? Am I even awake yet (no)? When I'm bored, this is where I find entertainment and joy when needed most. So it's gotta be a good thing, at least as little bit, as it is? This is just me secretly hinting at the fact I have nothing, absolutely nothing, left to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toothpastedog View Post
    What and who seriously types before thinking? Or the chicken or the egg? Am I even awake yet (no)? When I'm bored, this is where I find entertainment and joy when needed most. So it's gotta be a good thing, at least as little bit, as it is? This is just me secretly hinting at the fact I have nothing, absolutely nothing, left to say.
    Have you read ZNeg's post "confessions of a speed freak"? I fucking loved it. It should be its own full length feature motion picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troubadour View Post
    The Word.
    Werd!
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