Seriously, thank you.



  • Just wanted to take a minute and say thank you to everyone. I've been in and out of MangoLassi for about the last year, but frequenting much more in the last 4 months or so. I only post here and Spiceworks really. MangoLassi gives some things that other sites really haven't. The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    I've definitely taken to a different perspective on things here, rather than just a rigid mindset that I've found in other threads. I find myself considering new concepts while surfing through MangoLassi, and that is really important for continued growth.

    A special thanks to some people that have given me some extensive time in private chat, whether it's idle conversation about what's going on, or diving deep into different concepts and ideas about stuff. Seriously, thank you for your time and knowledge. You're the kind of people that make this community truly great for me and help provide a path to being better in more than one regard. @scottalanmiller @zuphzuph @MattSpeller @RojoLoco @dafyre @Dashrender @RamblingBiped @coliver



  • @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.



  • @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.



  • I noticed I didn't make your list, well you made mine, my Nixon-style enemies list.

    I'm not surprised, more than once on Spiceworks I've been told the reason the person has left Spiceworks full time and moved to ML is because of me, only when they finally notice me, the horror comes full circle. I do have more best answers than helpful posts by a wide margin, most people it's the other way around, so I must be doing something right, though harshly.

    I'm only on ML, Spiceworks, and a Russian IT community that also has a Serbian sub-forum, I hate pretty much everywhere else. This is a great place and I want to show my gratitude by saying thank you for posting here as well.



  • @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.

    Right, additional organic conversation is great. Just once it diverges enough it is better forked just for the tagging and searchability.

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.



  • @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.

    I'll second that



  • @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.

    Right, additional organic conversation is great. Just once it diverges enough it is better forked just for the tagging and searchability.

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.

    A "vote-for-fork" feature could also be a good idea.



  • @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.

    Right, additional organic conversation is great. Just once it diverges enough it is better forked just for the tagging and searchability.

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.

    A "vote-for-fork" feature could also be a good idea.

    Just shout for @Mods to fork the thread, and they usually will, I think?



  • @dafyre said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.

    Right, additional organic conversation is great. Just once it diverges enough it is better forked just for the tagging and searchability.

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.

    A "vote-for-fork" feature could also be a good idea.

    Just shout for @Mods to fork the thread, and they usually will, I think?

    You can flag any thread or post. However it would be nice if there was a way to 'explain' why that thread or post was being tagged. If something needs to be forked, we can get it done, but the @MODS doe more than just sitting a supervise the site.



  • @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @thwr said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @JaredBusch said in Seriously, thank you.:

    @BBigford said in Seriously, thank you.:

    The threads here seem to start with a focus, and when the issue is resolved, it often spins off into another direction of good conversation. Not always a bad thing since the conversation can continue and the OP can just stop watching if need. Where other sites discourage that, which doesn't make sense cause you really don't need to start a new topic for every conversation shift. But I digress.

    It is better that things get forked than continue in the original thread if they diverge too far. Otherwise, it makes it impossible to tag and find later.

    One thing that makes ML special compared to other communities is exactly that. Problem solved, but the discussion may go on often talking about other aspects that are somehow related to the OPs question. @JaredBusch is right, this is a problem due to (additional) content not being tagged and therefore hard to find in the future. On the other hand, I think that this is what drives the community.

    The kind people of the @Mods group started to fork threads lately when there is an interesting discussion that may be good to keep around, correctly tagged.

    Right, additional organic conversation is great. Just once it diverges enough it is better forked just for the tagging and searchability.

    If NodeBB would add tagging for individual posts in a thread that would be great.

    A "vote-for-fork" feature could also be a good idea.

    A vote for fork is vote away from spoon! #dontbesheeple


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