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  1. farlex85

    farlex85 New Member

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    Oh for the love of......... Do you surf the internet at all? Do you ever stray away from TPU or do you groan in despair at having to move your 1 finger with such effort as to click away. When I was your age I had to go to the library to learn about nonsense and crazy pictures and such and I had to walk in a foot of snow and hail. :laugh: Seriously though, if I see one more person complain about how they are so inconceivably lazy that they can't manage to click an extra time, I'm going to suggest that they simply reside to giving up their bodies and becoming a vegetable, and hopefully someone else who doesn't want to have everything spoon fed to them can actually make use of it. It's just, I just, it boggles the mind.......
     
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    convenience != laziness

    I really thought TPU was for the users.

    Honestly though I don't post a lot on GN so it wont destroy my desire to use TPU regardless of location.
     
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    Honestly? Ok guys for the "too big" argument. Click on New Posts at the top. Problem solved. And second, what the hell is with this elitest crap? "Oh its just a bunch of useless crap over there", nevermind that General Nonsense here is EXACTLY the same in most every regard. In fact its been much worse here than its ever gotten there. Nevermind the exact same people post there also post here. No somewhere along the line half of 4Chan joined anonymously.

    When it comes to making a thread, maybe the extra 15 seconds it takes you to find the right place for it is long enough for you to realize that a 50 Hitler post in a brand new thread isn't the smartest idea.
     
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    The same people here are there..I dont see how this is such a big deal.
     
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    I just wish the layout was the same on both sites. I still hit GN.net everyday tho.
     
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    I mentioned it as well..maybe they will change it. Dan and w1zzard are my masters I do as they ask :laugh:
     
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    Dont change the banner thats a scary lion lol :p
     
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    No, no the banner stays!! Maybe we will add it swiping down a ROFLcopter :laugh:
     
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    Thanks Dan and Thanks W1zz for taking the time to make a new forum.
     
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    I LOL'd. Thanks Farlex, I almost spit my morning coffee into my keyboard.

    Here's the quick fix. Open TPU and go to the forums. Open another tab or browser window and go to GN.net. Put them side-by-side. Now it looks like you are on the same website and the world will once again regain it's equillibrium.

    I like the fact that the new GN is grouped by topics. I think things will be tweeked over time as people request things, but overall I give it a thumbs-up.

    @ZZZ : TPU is for the users. That's why it is the way it is today. Many changes have been made over time to accomodate good user suggestions and requests. I am sure W1zz will take into account any suggestions for GN.net and make changes accordingly. It is, in the end, his decision though. :toast:

    When GPU was up, there were many, many discussion, in both the comment sections and in the staff lounge, on ideas for the site and ways to make it appealing and useful. Unfortunately, no one had a clear vision on the direction that GPU should ultimately take and W1zz did not want a half-baked, or just another gaming clone, site associated with TPU. I must say I agree with him. To be honest, I could never quite nail down a solid idea on how to make it stand out from the other 4 trillion gaming sites. I still ponder it constantly, though. Maybe some day I will have a GPU epiphany that W1zz agrees with and it will return.
     
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    I do that quite ingenius. :D
     
  13. btarunr

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    Generalnonsense.net is a resource, use it. It only takes ~5 minutes to create your account, and you get to use that forum for everything you probably felt restricted about here at TPU, plus everything you'd use TPU's GN forum for (except what's prohibited in the guidelines there, not much). Also, I'm for the idea that TPU's GN has to be closed at some point. It's redundant.

    "I don't want two accounts" is a lame excuse. When you have oodles of time to spend on TPU's GN, you surely have the time to create an account there.
     
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    The GN forum here isnt redundant. There is still tech related stuff you can use it for, that doesn't fit anywhere else. That was the description of the forum anyway.

    All I see GN.net good for is threads which get closed here, like nudifty, sex, guns and crazy picture threads.
     
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    I have to disagee yeah there are a number of threads you woudnt see here but there a number wich would fit right in. Also GN has its limits there have been the odd thread thats been deleted its a legitimate forum and like Bta says takes only a few minutes to sign up and seeing as many of us here are members of numerous forums i dont see the big deal.
     
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    We still need somewhere to be able to post TPU and tech stuff which isnt "Nonsense"
     
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    Maybe they rename it Tech nomads for the subforums i dont know maybe.
     
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    General Nonsense sub-forum is for anything that isn't tech, which very much qualifies as "nonsense" in context of this being a tech forum.

    Also GN.net is good for every thread that you'd otherwise post in the GN here, and what you just listed (except nudity, profanity, and porn). It's not like GN.net is for 18+ only. Yes there is a sub-forum dedicated to drugs and firearms, but its not a place where 13 year olds get to know where and how to buy crack. Again, you choose what you want to see. If you want porn, nudity, sex and guns, you already know how to get it with Google. So that's still a weak argument on why GN subforum should remain here.
     
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    ok , i have an idea , w1zz what you think if you made a thread for guys who want delete them nonsense posts , they give you a link and you delete it
     
  20. alexp999

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    Ok, I'm obviously not going to get anywhere with my points. I'd like to know why there needs to be a GN.net.

    Surely its a waste of money running two sites? :confused:
     
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    Because this is tech site, where non-tech threads needn't exist.

    But since there's a general nonsense sub-forum here (which is a waste of money since it's not tech-related, using your own logic), there can be a generanonsense.net that holds a broader scope for general discussions.

    The general chat/non-tech threads go to GN.net.

    Also, to answer your "waste of money" argument, notice there's not a single ad on technpowerup forums. So if W1z doesn't need money from Techpowerup forums, he doesn't need it from another forum. The same physical server hosts both sites, so it's close to zero expenditure. Our server has enough juice to host a forum as big and growing as XtremeSystems, so to the server it's just like handling TPU with a few more IOs.
     
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    Id still rather it was on one site. But hey-ho :(
     
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    I dont see what the problem is tech stuff here non tech nonsense at GN its makes more sense than having them both together here.
     
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    Most "other" tech stuff can go in General Hardware, but it would be nice to see some sub-forums under it for accessories like monitors, sound cards, cams, etc., just so the differing types of things get grouped together. Of course, it's pretty easy to find stuff using the search function.
    Either way, I'm good with the current layout/setup.
     
  25. farlex85

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    I can't think of tech things that wouldn't fit under General Hardware or General Software. That pretty much covers it.
     

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