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Title: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 06:59:16 PM
How will I do in one thread? I talk about a lot of signs, renumberings, and markings. Maybe there should be a free for all board where you can talk about anything?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: SkyPesos on July 22, 2021, 07:12:01 PM
You could start a thread called "Compilation: tolbs17 in one thread" (like I suggested before), and that's your dedicated thread for everything you want to talk about. Fictional would work for which section to post the thread in.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 07:15:58 PM
You could start a thread called "Compilation: tolbs17 in one thread" (like I suggested before), and that's your dedicated thread for everything you want to talk about. Fictional would work for which section to post the thread in.
I used to be obsessed with renumberings when I was younger, but now, not so much. I pretty much talk about all kind of things and only do some renumbering if I see people want to really renumber this interstate, Ex, I-99, I-74, I-238, etc.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on July 22, 2021, 07:30:50 PM
Keep in mind that the first compilation thread was not created by the user it was for (I created it, and it was for FritzOwl). I've had somewhat of a compilation thread in "single ideas that are not enough for their own thread", but while I had a lot of ideas, it was nowhere near exclusively mine.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 07:32:06 PM
I only made this thread cause of what was mentioned in the "Strange overhead signs" thread, they think I should change the title of that thread.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 22, 2021, 07:38:30 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: SkyPesos on July 22, 2021, 07:39:59 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
I think compilation threads are better than making a thread for every small fictional idea you have, like what *cough* Angelo71 did before they were all merged.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 22, 2021, 07:42:21 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
I think compilation threads are better than making a thread for every small fictional idea you have, like what *cough* Angelo71 did before they were all merged.

As much as I like making jokes about “gross vegans” and the grand Oblast of Virginia were they really needed in the first place?  The Angelo71 saga is good example of what I described. 
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: 1 on July 22, 2021, 07:44:15 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
I think compilation threads are better than making a thread for every small fictional idea you have, like what *cough* Angelo71 did before they were all merged.

As much as I like making jokes about “gross vegans” and the grand Oblast of Virginia were they really needed in the first place?  The Angelo71 saga is good example of what I described.

He didn't put in a compilation thread — he created a whole bunch of threads, and then they got merged. (I still think the timestamps should have been changed to keep thread continuity.)
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 22, 2021, 07:46:54 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
I think compilation threads are better than making a thread for every small fictional idea you have, like what *cough* Angelo71 did before they were all merged.

As much as I like making jokes about “gross vegans” and the grand Oblast of Virginia were they really needed in the first place?  The Angelo71 saga is good example of what I described.

He didn't put in a compilation thread — he created a whole bunch of threads, and then they got merged. (I still think the timestamps should have been changed to keep thread continuity.)

I mean, I can see why a mod wouldn’t bother with the effort given the direction that all was going.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 07:50:40 PM
planxtymcgillicuddy used to have a lot of threads on a single page so did I but I guess we don't really make new friends anymore, I try to just bunk into someone elses that have good content to avoid need for making a new thread.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Scott5114 on July 22, 2021, 08:06:11 PM
The compilation thread idea for Fritz kind of back fired and just encouraged others to do the same for their zany ideas.  There used to be some legitimately decent fictional threads but they largely were pushed to the wayside by satirical stuff.
I think compilation threads are better than making a thread for every small fictional idea you have, like what *cough* Angelo71 did before they were all merged.

As much as I like making jokes about “gross vegans” and the grand Oblast of Virginia were they really needed in the first place?  The Angelo71 saga is good example of what I described.

He didn't put in a compilation thread — he created a whole bunch of threads, and then they got merged. (I still think the timestamps should have been changed to keep thread continuity.)

I mean, I can see why a mod wouldn’t bother with the effort given the direction that all was going.

No way to change timestamps on a post without SQL access, and if I'm going to write code it's going to be for something more fun than that.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 22, 2021, 09:50:50 PM
If I were you tolbs, I would rename the Strange overhead signs thread to either "Compilation: tolbs17 in one thread" or "The tolbs17 thread" or "tolbs17 talks about signs" or something. That way, we kind of know what to expect when we click on the thread.  :nod:
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 09:58:46 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: SkyPesos on July 22, 2021, 10:01:25 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
If he continues to nitpick on minor details, I think he'll do fine.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 10:05:26 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 10:06:21 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 10:12:49 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 10:16:20 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 10:39:13 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 10:50:15 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 10:55:13 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
In the Fictional Highways board? Are you sure signs and markings can go there?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 11:14:30 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
In the Fictional Highways board? Are you sure signs and markings can go there?
Or you could create one thread in fictional and another thread in another board.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 11:17:51 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
In the Fictional Highways board? Are you sure signs and markings can go there?
Or you could create one thread in fictional and another thread in another board.
Well, it turns out that there is already this (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=11045.0) and this (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28817.0) thread that I post in mostly, so I guess they fit into the discussion of my questions; even if they are minor.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: mrsman on July 22, 2021, 11:22:42 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
In the Fictional Highways board? Are you sure signs and markings can go there?
Or you could create one thread in fictional and another thread in another board.
Brings up another question.  We've all seen threads on regular boards that get locked/ no responses/ that get moved into the Fictional board.  Has there ever been a thread started in Fictional that the moderators closed and moved to one of the other boards?  I could foresee a Fictional thread possibly straying into Off-Topic, but I couldn't imagine a Fictional thread straying into one of the regional boards.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 11:29:11 PM
How will you do in one thread? I don't know, I was doing good in my thread but people stopped responding to me.
Amazing? I guess.
I was joking. Not sure what you meant by how would you do.
I have plenty of fictional threads which is about the new freeways.
A compilation of Tolbs in one thread would work. Just a warning though, it could reduce the number of people responding to you, but it's still probably better than clogging up the forum.
Like I said, I talk about all kind of things! New construction, signs, interstates, markings, and more.
Create it in fictional.
In the Fictional Highways board? Are you sure signs and markings can go there?
Or you could create one thread in fictional and another thread in another board.
Brings up another question.  We've all seen threads on regular boards that get locked/ no responses/ that get moved into the Fictional board.  Has there ever been a thread started in Fictional that the moderators closed and moved to one of the other boards?  I could foresee a Fictional thread possibly straying into Off-Topic, but I couldn't imagine a Fictional thread straying into one of the regional boards.

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=9292.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19960.0
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=23737.0

And quite a few others
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: jp the roadgeek on July 22, 2021, 11:47:00 PM
Considering we got an almost 200 page thread out of one person who posted here and never posted again.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 23, 2021, 07:20:19 AM
New solution: the tolbs17 board. For discussing anything and everything he wants to discuss.

Or better yet: the tolbs17 forum!
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: SkyPesos on July 23, 2021, 09:54:08 AM
Or better yet: the tolbs17 forum!
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28658.0
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 01:08:39 PM
Petition to create a Tolbs17 board on this forum
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Scott5114 on July 23, 2021, 02:28:33 PM
New solution: the tolbs17 board. For discussing anything and everything he wants to discuss.

Or better yet: the tolbs17 forum!

Isn't that just a blog?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 03:09:58 PM
New solution: the tolbs17 board. For discussing anything and everything he wants to discuss.

Or better yet: the tolbs17 forum!

Isn't that just a blog?
Tolbs17, do you have a blog?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: formulanone on July 23, 2021, 03:46:18 PM
New solution: the tolbs17 board. For discussing anything and everything he wants to discuss.

Or better yet: the tolbs17 forum!

Isn't that just a blog chat room ?

Fixed that for y'all.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 03:52:45 PM
Tolbs try posting in the chat
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 23, 2021, 03:54:11 PM
Did and I just get kicked out.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 23, 2021, 04:02:53 PM
Well, this time it works and I did not get kicked surprisingly....
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 04:03:18 PM
Well, this time it works and I did not get kicked surprisingly....
That chat does seem to be kind of dead.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: hbelkins on July 23, 2021, 04:05:08 PM
It seems to me that the solution to this problem is no solution at all. Post whatever subjects you feel are necessary; either in an existing thread or create one if you think it's needed. If you're drawing signs, there's a Road-Related Illustrations board. If you're coming up with wacky proposals, there's Fictional. And if you're discussing existing roads or signage, there are all kinds of appropriate boards.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 23, 2021, 04:05:33 PM
Well, this time it works and I did not get kicked surprisingly....
That chat does seem to be kind of dead.
Not sure who still uses the chat now!
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 04:20:00 PM
Well, this time it works and I did not get kicked surprisingly....
That chat does seem to be kind of dead.
Not sure who still uses the chat now!
I haven't touched it in years, I didn't see any old post history.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Scott5114 on July 23, 2021, 04:32:21 PM
Most of the chat regulars are at work, you know...
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 23, 2021, 04:44:16 PM
Most of the chat regulars are at work, you know...
Oh. Maybe I'll check back this evening.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 28, 2021, 09:44:15 PM
...and personal attacks/baiting DO get out of hand.  :banghead:

I'll post more constructive content to know why A and B is right/wrong.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 28, 2021, 09:52:42 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It was never easy to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler interface to use on the go.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 28, 2021, 10:10:09 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It’s never was seeing to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler to do.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
At least it's not reddit or offtopic.com cause there's a handful of baiting/trolling there.

How will I make a thread to put all signs called "tolbs17 in one thread"?
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 28, 2021, 11:01:53 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It’s never was seeing to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler to do.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
At least it's not reddit or offtopic.com cause there's a handful of baiting/trolling there.

How will I make a thread to put all signs called "tolbs17 in one thread"?
Just create a tread in road-related illustrations called "tolbs17 in one thread". It's really that simple.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 28, 2021, 11:27:06 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It’s never was seeing to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler to do.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
At least it's not reddit or offtopic.com cause there's a handful of baiting/trolling there.

How will I make a thread to put all signs called "tolbs17 in one thread"?
Just create a tread in road-related illustrations called "tolbs17 in one thread". It's really that simple.

I don't think he's talking about those kinds of signs. Just rename the "Strange overhead signs" to "tolbs17 in one thread". That's basically already your thread, tolbs.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: tolbs17 on July 28, 2021, 11:31:38 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It’s never was seeing to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler to do.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
At least it's not reddit or offtopic.com cause there's a handful of baiting/trolling there.

How will I make a thread to put all signs called "tolbs17 in one thread"?
Just create a tread in road-related illustrations called "tolbs17 in one thread". It's really that simple.

I don't think he's talking about those kinds of signs. Just rename the "Strange overhead signs" to "tolbs17 in one thread". That's basically already your thread, tolbs.
Done.
Title: Re: Honest question
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 28, 2021, 11:33:55 PM
FWIW I do participate in a chat with many of the forum members on Facebook.  It’s never was seeing to converse on the AAroads chat room unless I’m on an actual computer.  On Facebook it is much simpler to do.  I think most of the mainstays have moved onto chat groups of the like on a more regular basis.
At least it's not reddit or offtopic.com cause there's a handful of baiting/trolling there.

How will I make a thread to put all signs called "tolbs17 in one thread"?
Just create a tread in road-related illustrations called "tolbs17 in one thread". It's really that simple.

I don't think he's talking about those kinds of signs. Just rename the "Strange overhead signs" to "tolbs17 in one thread". That's basically already your thread, tolbs.
Done.

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