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517426.  Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:11 am Reply with quote

MinervaMoon wrote:
Unless a "joke" is only a joke retroactively.
(color from white to black) I'm not convinced.(end of color switch)

Although it may be true for the reader, jokes don't only turn into jokes when the reader gets it.

And what's wrong with having traipsed into a little joke? Happens to me regularly. I love it. Kudos to anyone who can pull it off on me. And it's what the show does to Davies all the time, with Spanish colonization of Mexico then topping it off. (That was actually the coolest bit of trappery as Fry must have mentally seen it coming the split second he said it, although, fair's fair, Alan pulled the same stunt on Stephen when the Fry didn't see the Glasscock.) Seen the da Vinci thread? I hope you believed it even for a second! Come on, you did, didn't you? Or are you only skimming this site from time to time?

I personally don't see the harm in inserting a little chuckle in a simple discussion, even if it's about the site . It makes it more fun to read for those who might otherwise not even bother. Or has this thread become top serious?

Last, you may or may not believe this but Lloyd IS known.


Tx, Bajan, right on.

517525.  Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:15 am Reply with quote

The fun audio first inserted into the Buzzers for the German episode, then in 517109, shows interesting numbers.

Since it's been put on youtube it averaged something like 180 hits a day, the bulk of which stemming from the time it was first published. Probably trickled down to a hit or two a week.

Since it's been inserted here it has gone up 500 views in less than 48 hours and still going, and it's not even in English.

Similar although not as significant raises for the other links in "Tgermön Basers". The difference might in part be due to the fun link being the best of the lot and therefore having been copy+pasted most from members into their personal off-forum correspondence where your multiplicator is as good as mine.

Just thought you (and of course our most venerable Patron Saint BigEars) might like to know.


And, Minerva, I owe you because it is you who finally made me figure out how to use the cool link you used* instead of the ugly full-url links I used until now. You're a credit to your nick, making things look better.

* Fell for it?

519623.  Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:56 am Reply with quote

Unless a mod was PMed, so sorry about this thread, seems to go nowhere. A similar approach worked very well for us but we may have a different mentality on this side of the channel, classless working people solidarity and all that, the negative side of which, striking, being often and heavily mocked in those politically perfectly timed daily mailed newspapers of yours, whereas you somehow always seem to overlook the positives. But there you go. Gotta keep on scratchin' then.

519924.  Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:47 pm Reply with quote

Well it was worth a try, jtwyler, so thanks for trying :-)

519970.  Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:46 pm Reply with quote

You need to know two things:
1) what's your budget
2) how many hits you expect

Unless you're going to do loads of marketing (ie have the budget) - your number of hits is going to start at zero (or none).

So, on a low budget, with not many hits... the easiest way to do this is to set one up at home - it's easy if you know how. Personally, I wouldn't choose phpbb - maybe simple machines or something (all this bandwidth contributes to any cap you might have with your ISP).

As your hits (and so bandwidth) increases - then you might consider moving to a hosted site.

Alternatively, if you're not too worried about being in a straightjacket - there are plenty of sites that host bbs or messageboards - some for free (

That helpful?

632449.  Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:20 am Reply with quote

Look as like no one interested in this topic so that no one reply or express his view in this forum. this is harsh, but never mind, it happens, reading some of the post, i got an idea for wt should be it is about,, i well come the suggestions and comments, but pls. some one take a lead to this....


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