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Anyone want to have their own forum?

By Patrick following x   2018 Jan 7, 2:05pm 5,670 views   189 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I'm working on making it easy to spin up new clones of patrick.net under different domain names.

Anyone have a particular love of a topic and want to be a co-founder of a clone based on that topic? You'd be moderator-god, and own half of the rights to the domain name and the database (the source code would remain open source and available to the public for free). I do the tech, you do writing, moderation, and marketing.

The goal would be to build traffic and revenue (probably advertising) and then sell the thing ASAP, splitting the proceeds.

If you're interested, what topic would it be, and do you have a domain name to use?

#patnet

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41   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 8:51am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Goran_K says
As to the thread topic,

I don't know if it's a great idea overall Patrick. You have to watch out what you associate with your name, now that's it's all out there. Someone could start a very toxic sub-forum with very controversial stuff. Say it gets extremely popular, you could have a problem on your hands with such content associated with your name. I wouldn't expose myself to the risk honestly.


You mean like when Sniper doxxed Roberto by calling in a fake gun threat at his job?

That’s your boy
42   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 8:56am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Hey @Patrick

Why do some people think they're doing you a favor by using Patrick.net? I'm completely mystified by the attitude. It's not like there are ads all over that people are clicking on and you're making big money from revenue.
43   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:01am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
Hey @Patrick

Why do some people think they're doing you a favor by using Patrick.net? I'm completely mystified by the attitude. It's not like there are ads all over that people are clicking on and you're making big money from revenue.


Why bother hosting an Internet forum if not to have people posting on it?
44   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:08am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Patrick says
What is the focus of this site now that it's not about the housing bubble?


The art of trolling. Or trumpcucks being trumpcucks.

And no, this is not Errc.
45   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:08am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yes I want to create forum for anti bullying. 1000 days to prevent getting bullied and how to avenge your high school bullies (reasonably legal methods ). Though we want all suggestions.
46   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
How are a multitude of micro sites with next to no viewership going to grow? They will never get the necessary traffic.


A small site with a tight editorial focus will attract a narrow but devoted audience.

So why don’t you try and do it for this site rather than diluting it? I just don’t get the logic. How can you say you’ll keep this site the same but also start all the others? What about the obvious overlap?
47   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
Hey @Patrick

Why do some people think they're doing you a favor by using Patrick.net? I'm completely mystified by the attitude. It's not like there are ads all over that people are clicking on and you're making big money from revenue.

Who has said they’re doing him a favor?
48   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 9:54am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

errc says

Why do some people think they're doing you a favor by using Patrick.net? I'm completely mystified by the attitude. It's not like there are ads all over that people are clicking on and you're making big money from revenue.


Don't know what happened, so I can't comment on that incident.

But I will say for the most part, you shouldn't put out so much personal info on the internet like Roberto was doing, and then on top of that, act antagonistically towards people who don't agree with you every other post. No a good recipe for your personal information not being abused.
49   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:57am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Goran_K says
errc says

Why do some people think they're doing you a favor by using Patrick.net? I'm completely mystified by the attitude. It's not like there are ads all over that people are clicking on and you're making big money from revenue.


Don't know what happened, so I can't comment on that incident.

But I will say for the most part, you shouldn't put out so much personal info on the internet like Roberto was doing, and then on top of that, act antagonistically towards people who don't agree with you every other post. No a good recipe for your personal information not being abused.


So it’s Roberto fault that Sniper/CiC doxxed him at work with a fale gun threat.

Interesting angle
50   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 10:06am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

What was it you said about calling someone a liar w no evidence?

This is exactly how you bring down the quality of the forum and chase people off.

How about you prove me wrong by being respectful and civil? I don't think you can, which is why this forum is betyer w/o You.

However, I'll admit I underestimated you if you can type these words "I respect Trump supporters."

I'll start, i respect HRC supporters. See how easy being civil is? Now you try
51   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 10:10am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Have to say though, there’s not much point in saying you have 35 “followers” as some kind of supportive argument these days - I very much doubt there are even 35 people left posting on here.
52   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 10:20am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

errc says
So it’s Roberto fault that Sniper/CiC doxxed him at work with a fale gun threat.

Interesting angle


Never said that. But would you act like Roberto was acting if everyone on this forum knew your name, home address, and where you worked?
53   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 10:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

HappyGilmore says
Goran_K says

This is my best evidence as to why you should not be a moderator at all.

This is a terribly toxic argument IMO.


I'm sure it seems that way to you. Free exchange of ideas probably terrifies you.


You're free to express your ideas as long as you stop with the personal attacks. That's the only reason I've ever jailed your posts.
54   TwoScoopsOfDragonEnergy   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 10:45am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Fuck off. Anyone who cares will click the link and read what I wrote in jail. It's not deleted. People need to know that you're a piece of shit and that you helped destroy this site.


(Now in Uncivil Jail)

Mods being told to Fuck Off? Is it ban time yet?

Sincerely,

A Dishonest Liar (since November 2016)
55   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 11:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The one thing that makes me certain that you guys are disingenuous as hell is because you never complained about CiC/Ironman/Sniper harassing people here, for years

Why do you think that is?
56   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 11:28am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Problem is we have politics as entertainment here in america. People are personally identifying with politicians and painting on them as artists on blank canvass. However, I prefer sports and movies for "entertainment" to politics. And I am not the only one.
57   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 11:31am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Goran_K says
So, what's the stats look like?


A rather disproportionate number of threads lately have been dedicated to pointing out the excesses of this powerful group of american politicians knows as "SJW"s, a group of university campus gliterratis who are likely challenged to withdraw $300 from a local ATM machine. A true scary force in our democratic process via the toilet wars....
58   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 12:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Hmmm reboot sounds interesting. I could make a write-only archive of the old content, then start over being just about housing and investing, strictly no politics.
59   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 1:22pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

Ba hahahaha!

They picking on me Patrick!!! They the bullies!

Wahhhh!
60   DoofusRicky   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:06pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I do believe I have meandered into a hornet's nest.
61   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

btw, I am a member of two other forums (one a firearms forum, and the other a GM Trucks forum), I have not ever been banned or even suspended at either one.
62   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 2:17pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Damn, and here I was supposed to be turning a new leaf this year.
63   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 2:18pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

HappyGilmore says
I don't imagine you have as much occasion to troll on a GM Trucks forum as you do on a politics one.


I don't troll on any forum.
64   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 2:24pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0
65   HappyGilmore   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 2:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

PEACEandGOODWILL says
You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0


Nope--there is no uncivil button for me.
66   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 8, 2:30pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HappyGilmore says
PEACEandGOODWILL says
You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0


Nope--there is no uncivil button for me.


Disclose why! Or you are the disingenous poster I acause you of being.
67   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 2:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Hmmm reboot sounds interesting. I could make a write-only archive of the old content, then start over being just about housing and investing, strictly no politics.

How many posters do you think that would leave you with?
68   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 2:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Nomograph is right by the way, but nowhere did he say to restrict it to just those two topics. You are cutting your own throat by restricting yourself so much. What happens when the conversation inevitably strays into other areas? Politics isn’t the problem per se; it’s how you’re dealing with policing the forum that is the real issue.
69   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 2:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Sorry about going back and forth between anon and CBOE, I am jumping between too many computers and apparently only logged in as CBOE in half of them. FYI, anon_4480e = CBOE
70   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 2:59pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Hmmm reboot sounds interesting. I could make a write-only archive of the old content, then start over being just about housing and investing, strictly no politics.


Focusing on housing and investing will not generate much interest at this time. These topics generate more discussion when times are rough, when there's "blood in the streets" and everyone is panicking. Instead what we have is a bull market in both and the bears have been trounced thoroughly.

Politics on the other hand has potential to generate plenty of discussion over the upcoming years especially 3 and/or 7 years from now especially given the fact that americans have not really resolved the culture war issues going back to 1960s and seem unlikely to do so due to echo-chamber colonies.
71   HappyGilmore   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 8, 3:39pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

CBOEtrader says
The adults here like to keep things civil


Yes, that picture of a dildo shaped cake that was posted on here and not marked uncivil by any of the adults was very civil.
72   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 3:50pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

PEACEandGOODWILL says
You are a true dingbat. Roberto put his personal info out.

Stop lying.

The uncivil button is there. Use it.0


@Patrick where is my uncivil button?
73   cynn   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 3:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

No I did not. I also think errrrrrc is also ginchy, but I can't always understand his POV.
74   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

marcus says
"starve the beast" undoing of Johnson's great society


This is a great thing for the United States. LBJ was a known racist who devastated the black community with dependency on entitlements.
75   marcus   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Goran_K says
LBJ was a known racist who devastated the black community with dependency on entitlements.


That might have been an effect, but I don't believe it was his intent, and it was obviously necessary. The bad thing is the connection politically to the left.

It turns out prison is more way more expensive than public aid (for the govt) but if you play it right the owner class can get in on it (hey - more back door welfare for the 1%) and also bonus, they're not reproducing when they're in prison.

You tell me, which side are the worse racists ?
76   marcus   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:39pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote        

Btw @CBOE I was perhaps a little over the top above. I do attempt to reason with you and you had little to do with my leaving for awhile (not that you would care). Curious2 and a couple other assholes were more my reason, combined with the alt right wingers getting overly full of themselves and dominating the site more.

The alt right BS gets tiring. In my book T-lips has always been a tool, but ever since he became a paid troll for the alt right he's become so much worse than just tiresome.
77   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 8, 4:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote        

marcus says
That might have been an effect, but I don't believe it was his intent, and it was obviously necessary. The bad thing is the connection politically to the left.


I don't believe LBJ's original intent was to devastate the black community either (though I know he did not harbor much love for blacks), but it was his intent to use government entitlements for Democrat votes, and it was an extremely successful strategy. Look at the black inner city across America, complete and utter destruction socially and economically.
78   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 8:54pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'm getting pretty sick of users talking about other users and not about actual topics. No one coming here from outside could care less. It's less than zero content. It's anti-content.

Just going to start blowing every every comment that so much as mentions another user.

2018 Jan 8th, 8:52pm is the moment I start deleting any comment talking about another user. Right now.
79   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 8, 9:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Just as a quick aside as you’re here Patrick, when I highlight a piece of text to quote, that section appears in the quote box on my Android phone. When I do the same on my iPad, the whole comment appears in the quote box (rather than just the section I wanted).
80   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 8, 9:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yes, there are great difficulties in selecting text on mobile devices.

You can see how I implemented it here: https://github.com/killelea/node.patrick.net/blob/master/node/patrick_net.js#L2972
It's the best I could do for now. One day I'll have employees who can figure this shit out for me. Probably not, but I haven't given up hope of that.

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