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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:31 AM

31. (Oh, & K&R #37) The crux: "Statement of Purpose" (for the forum)

Estimable member NNNOLHI in post #17 put his finger on the root of the concerns: "Remember my first post here at DU3? I wanted to know how to make DU3 look more like DU2. Got locked."


The concerns were about not knowing why the threads were locked, "I wanted to know how to make DU3...", meaning that this was what was called in DU2 "wrong forum" and now a violation of Statement of Purpose for the forum.

In the preview, after the first flurry of random posts, there followed the mass lockings because most of them were in the WRONG FORUM/violation-SoP, which I thought was a great on-the-job lesson!1

Iow, in this current thread, in real DU3 life, THIS thread would be locked for being Meta-Discussion.


In GD, there was a blurring of the forum's identity: It was supposed to be politics-current/events-issues ---NOT just anything, like the Lounge --- but, sometimes depending on changing Moderator crews or just wearing down over time, there was a "non-rigid" mood, and all kinds of topics seeped through and then became rooted:

* News-of-the-weird, Oddities-oh-my

* Cute lovable animals (Lounge)

* Local news

* True crime

* Personal misfortunes or happy events

* Fascinating anthropology/archeaology, photography

* Celebrity events

* Vanity threads

It was encouraging to see all of the weeding out of the extraneous (to SOAPBOX) threads. I have generally resisted previous changes to DU, but DU3 is looking the best from the outset.

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