View Full Version : How Do You Use The Forum?


Helly
09-07-2008, 14:32
Everybody knows that us folk in Yorkshire oppose change and like our routines but is this true in the way you use the forum?

I have a set path I usually follow. I start in Sheffield Discussions and the off to Pets Goup. General Discussions is next with a visit to I'm Bored if I have time. Sometimes if I realy have nothing to do I'll scour through all the other sections but I always follow my routine first.

Does everyone do this? It's probably the only problem with everything being so tidy and decompartmentalised. For example, I very rarely visit the entertainment section but love films and other people's opinions on them. Also, I recently stumbled into the Sports & Activities section and found out about a Touch Rugby Group that meets for friendly games. I'm going tonight, actually but it's something I would have usually missed because of my 'map'. In fact, I'm sure tht's why the meetings aren't as popular as they could be.

How do you navigate the forum?

slimsid2000
09-07-2008, 14:34
I usually start by insulting everyone for miles around, before making some snide comment about people in China or Zimbawe or Dinnington. Then I become sarcastic about reptile lovers and insinuate that all gay men are secretly in love with Madona or Ann Widdicome. Finally I appeal desperately for a girlfriend and confess my sins to the vicars on here who absolve them. i repeat this pattern daily.

rainbow sky
09-07-2008, 14:36
I usually go to Sheffield Discussions first, then general followed by any interest groups that may interest me, like walking and pets. I sometimes go into others like entertainment and jobs, just depends what I'm looking for, sometimes I can be on here for hours just browsing, got nothing better to do,lol.

*vanessa*
09-07-2008, 14:38
I rarely look through the individual sections. I click on view new posts, and go from there.

Vanessa
xx

arachnophobe
09-07-2008, 14:42
I end up flicking between General Dicussions, Sport, Property and Sheffield Discussions .General Discussions is the best for a giggle! :D

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 14:44
General Discussions, occasionally straying into Sheffield Discussions and very seldom Entertainment.

I almost always also check who's online.

*nemo*
09-07-2008, 14:50
I always check Sheffield Discussions and then General Discussions which can take hours if i've not been on for a while and then if i've still got nothing to do i'll go and have a peek in I'm Bored. The view new posts way seems a good idea though. I'm going to try that way tomorrow.

shoeshine
09-07-2008, 14:50
My general routine is to read General Discussions first (where I spend most of my time) followed by Computer/Tech Chat which is full of useful advice.

There's a couple of threads on Sheff Discussions I've been following ... the SLH v. Graves Park being the main one. I rarely view or comment on that particular Forum section though.

I also visit the Writing Group daily, and similarly the History & Ex-Pat Section.

When I'm not on SF, I read a variety of online newspapers.

Darbees
09-07-2008, 14:50
I look at my control panel first to see if anyone has added to threads I've been on and then search forum where mine is set up for Sheff discussions and general discussions only. I never look at the other stuff.

arachnophobe
09-07-2008, 14:51
General Discussions, occasionally straying into Sheffield Discussions and very seldom Entertainment.

I almost always also check who's online.

Do you check for people you want to talk to or people you want to avoid?! :D

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 14:52
Do you check for people you want to talk to or people you want to avoid?! :D

Both!!!! If I see poeple online who I really like, I check what thread they're viewing then have a peek myself.

Oh my God, have just realised that I'm a stalker.:o

Darbees
09-07-2008, 14:55
Both!!!! If I see poeple online who I really like, I check what thread they're viewing then have a peek myself.

Oh my God, have just realised that I'm a stalker.:oScary stuff. A lot of the people on here are registered as invisible so you won't know if they are here or not.

*vanessa*
09-07-2008, 14:56
Scary stuff. A lot of the people on here are registered as invisible so you won't know if they are here or not.

There will be even more doing that now, they know that they might be being stalked!

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 14:58
Scary stuff. A lot of the people on here are registered as invisible so you won't know if they are here or not.

Including me, I'm invisible. :hihi::hihi:

Have had enough weirdoes stalking me as it is.

DaFoot
09-07-2008, 15:00
user cp first, check if my watched threads/subscribed forums have been updated at all.

Then depending on my mood/time I might hit the 'new posts' and cherry pick ones that sound interesting.

I might even search occasionally ;)

arachnophobe
09-07-2008, 15:03
Scary stuff. A lot of the people on here are registered as invisible so you won't know if they are here or not.

I lurk a lot. It makes me feel quite seedy actually. Think I might be a forum voyeur! :suspect: :hihi:

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 15:05
I lurk a lot. It makes me feel quite seedy actually. Think I might be a forum voyeur! :suspect: :hihi:

Think I may be too.:suspect:

*_ash_*
09-07-2008, 15:08
Everybody knows that us folk in Yorkshire oppose change and like our routines but is this true in the way you use the forum?

I have a set path I usually follow.

Does everyone do this?

How do you navigate the forum?

I doubt everyone does it but I do. :loopy::D

Morning(about2pm) - whilst eating breakfast, I check what I wrote the night before and do some emergency editting:hihi:, then check the group I'm a GL in.

Then at night, check emails first to see what's been written in anything I'm subscribed to. Then a look at Sheff Disc, a brief look at Evenings out, same with Sheff Footy and Entertainment. Then read General Discussions, which is the most interesting section IMO.

(also check who's online:suspect:) and lastly check Intro/Celebrations to see if anyone who I've met has a birthday.

arachnophobe
09-07-2008, 15:14
Think I may be too.:suspect:

It's like a dirty little secret isn't it? Except not secret. :|


EDIT: just realised how stupid that sounds!

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 15:15
It's like a dirty little secret isn't it? Except not secret. :|


EDIT: just realised how stupid that sounds!

Off to lurk.:suspect::suspect:

taxman
09-07-2008, 15:31
I used to hit the "view new posts" and just scan down them looking for something interesting. Now I mainly go straight to General to see whats being discussed at the top of the page, then I go to the groups section to see if there are new posts in the walkers group, then check out "my posts" to see if anyone has replied to me, then throughout the evening I'll pop into nearly every other section just to see if anything catches my eye

Jabberwocky
09-07-2008, 15:38
I hit the View new posts and add to anything that I feel needs adding to. As for making threads I just type any old crap that pops into my bonce at the time.
If I have time to think of a subject or how to word a subject I go off the idea so I usually just start typing the second it enters my head.

jonsastar
09-07-2008, 16:43
I normally have a look at new posts... see if there is any subjects I can get involved in, if there are then I do... If not then I either search for an interesting topic or start somthing that gets attention... my best so far was the immigration thread.. lots of conflicting views...

mort
09-07-2008, 16:51
The first thing I do is check for Jabberwocky, if he's not in then I feel safe to nip into general discussions, followed by another Jabbercheck and then a wander around as the fancy takes me. I then usually end up back in general.

Jabberwocky
09-07-2008, 16:57
The first thing I do is check for Jabberwocky, if he's not in then I feel safe to nip into general discussions, followed by another Jabbercheck and then a wander around as the fancy takes me. I then usually end up back in general.

No wonder Im paranoid! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1RP34FLXU)

FUTO
09-07-2008, 16:59
I sually tend to read the threads which i have posted on first

Then secondly just read through anything that catches my eye

On Sheffield Discussions or General Discussions

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 17:00
I hit the View new posts and add to anything that I feel needs adding to. As for making threads I just type any old crap that pops into my bonce at the time.
If I have time to think of a subject or how to word a subject I go off the idea so I usually just start typing the second it enters my head.

So you have a form of SF tourette's? I love your posts Jabbers. You are a man of great depth. I think there's a lot more to you than the SF/Facebook persona!

Jabberwocky
09-07-2008, 17:02
I think there's a lot more to you than the SF/Facebook persona!


Wanna bet? :D

Im shallower than a teaspoon!

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 17:02
I get the impression that some people (not me I hasten to add) use the Forum for online dating. And stalking.

Darbees
09-07-2008, 17:05
So you have a form of SF tourette's? I love your posts Jabbers. You are a man of great depth. I think there's a lot more to you than the SF/Facebook persona!
Don't flatter him, we'll never hear the end of it. :loopy:

Jabberwocky
09-07-2008, 17:06
Don't flatter him, we'll never hear the end of it. :loopy:

Too late! :D

taxman
09-07-2008, 17:06
I get the impression that some people (not me I hasten to add) use the Forum for online dating. And stalking.

I do check out a certain person's posts but not religiously as they don't post that often anymore. If I see a mod or admin has posted last on a thread I'll usually check it out to see who they are shouting at this time. :D

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 17:07
Don't flatter him, we'll never hear the end of it. :loopy:

We have an understanding and are soon to be married. So it's in my best interests to keep him sweet. He also said I'm incredibly pretty, so I owe him one!:D

mort
09-07-2008, 17:07
So you have a form of SF tourette's? I love your posts Jabbers. You are a man of great depth. I think there's a lot more to you than the SF/Facebook persona!

Shhhhhh don't tell him but i love his posts too, it's just I have a healthy fear of being surprised by a sudden whelk :shocked::hihi::hihi:

Darbees
09-07-2008, 17:09
We have an understanding and are soon to be married. So it's in my best interests to keep him sweet. He also said I'm incredibly pretty, so I owe him one!:DWell if he is treating you as a sex object I trust that once you wed you will treat him appropriately as per your politics.

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 17:11
Well if he is treating you as a sex object I trust that once you wed you will treat him appropriately as per your politics.

Naturellement mon cher.

I also check any closed threads, on the assumption that they will be the juiciest of all!

Jabberwocky
09-07-2008, 17:45
Well if he is treating you as a sex object I trust that once you wed you will treat him appropriately as per your politics.

Thats exactly why I treat her like a sex object!

I wanna be punished.

I like it rough...

melthebell
09-07-2008, 19:04
i normally set off in the history section...look if my sheffield bands threads been posted in, post what ive been listening to in the entertainment section.

then settle in the general chitty chat forum for the evening :P

Suffragette1
09-07-2008, 19:11
Maybe the correct title for this thread, for some, should be 'How do you abuse the Forum?'

melthebell
09-07-2008, 19:15
Maybe the correct title for this thread, for some, should be 'How do you abuse the Forum?'

FURIOUSLY!!!!?