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Recommended Forum Posts for July '08
1. Week of 2008-07-06 - 2. Week of 2008-07-13 - 3. Week of 2008-07-20 - 4. Week of 2008-07-27

This is a list of recommended posts for the week from Sunday, July 27, 2008, to Saturday, August 2, 2008. The point of this list is to give newcomers a quick way to grasp what's going on in the forums, as well as to create a mechanism for feedback on forum contributions.

Ground rules:

  • Every week, we'll do some kind of summary post in the forums, to round up the results from these recommendations.
  • A nomination and two supporting votes will guarantee a post or thread makes it into the summary. (Those numbers may change.)
  • Obviously, no nominating or supporting your own posts.
  • Be sure to include:
    • A link to the relevant post or thread.
    • The name of the forum member who made the post.
    • A quote or descriptor to make it clear what the substance of the post or thread was.
    • Your own name, and whether you're nominating or supporting.

To nominate a post, simply copy and paste this code:

[http://www.jonathancoulton/forums/link_to_post Post title or description]
* '''Nominated''' --Sign your name here.

||'''Supporting Votes'''|| 



Short posts[edit]

Long posts[edit]

New threads[edit]

Ongoing threads[edit]

The Word Association Thread



  • Nominated --jinx

Supporting Votes Comments

Originally, this thread was simple. Very straightforward and simple. Someone would post a word, you'd post whatever word that word made you think of. Now, though, people like RobGonzo and Gle3nn and Angelastic are turning it into a linkfest of unexpected weird things. Which is making it pretty fun to read, as well as to jump into.

Ongoing projects[edit]

Funny posts[edit]

Insightful posts[edit]

Tindomiel's post on Technology in the Luddite Geeks thread



  • Nominated --Jinx

Supporting Votes Comments

I've liked nearly all the posts people have made in this thread, but I was particularly struck with Tindomiel's. It made the point that there's more to life than technology, and plenty of reason to remember that there is.

Start Here[edit]

These are threads that are good places for new forum members to dip their toes in. This is meant to be a recurring feature -- that is, this list will appear every week, is the intention at least. As such, I'm not going to so much allow votes as accept suggestions. --Bry 00:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Forum Code of Conduct / FAQ thread

  • I want, nay need, people to be familiar with the forum code of conduct, even if the FAQs are a mess at the moment. --Bry 00:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Introduce Yourself

  • I definitely think this is a great thread to start off, and I really enjoy hearing what people have to say about themselves -- the danger is that people may expect that they have to read every previous post in the (quite lengthy) thread. --Bry 00:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Favorite Songs List

  • Yes, I've just nominated three threads I started. And yes, that's specifically against the rules I myself set out at the top of the page. I'd even suggest the "Favorite JoCo moments?" thread, if I didn't think that was pushing it. But I really think this one needs to be in, because every JoCo fan can at least talk about songs they like, can't they? --Bry 00:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

How did you discover JoCo?

  • Here's another thing that every newbie can talk about, and I always love hearing what paths they took (not to mention it's interesting to see ways that we might be able to spread the Gospel a little). --Bry 00:13, 14 July 2008 (EDT)