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OfflineYthanA
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Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery!
    #2860490 - 07/06/04 12:56 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Here's a poll about some issues I've been kind of curious about. Note that the questions are just things that have been kicking around in my mind and they're not necessarily indicitive of any particular direction that we're planning on taking the page. Also, they're for information only and the responses may not affect any decisions in the future. If you have the time, please post a reply elaborating on your poll responses. If you agree with more than one choice, pick the one that best reflects your views. If you don't agree with any, please pick the 'other' option and post an explanation, or simply abstain by not choosing an option. Thanks for helping us improve the Shroomery!
Which features would you most like to see us improve? You may select up to 2.
You may choose 2
What direction do you think we should be moving in?
You may choose only one
What would you say the biggest problem is on the BB?
You may choose only one
How would you rate the usability of the site?
You may choose only one
How did you find the Shroomery?
You may choose only one
Have you ever thought about leaving the Shroomery? Why? (You may choose as many as you wish)
You may choose many
Would you like to see us actively try and recruit more members (i.e. advertise)?
You may choose only one
Would you like us to organize 'official' gatherings and real world events?
You may choose only one
Please rate the Shroomery.
You may choose only one
If you could offer the administrators some advice, what would it be? (You may choose as many as you wish)
You may choose many


Votes accepted from (07/06/04 12:00 AM) to (No end specified)
You must vote before you can view the results of this poll


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860542 - 07/06/04 01:29 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Hi there! I honestly think you guys are doing an awesome job! I've never thought about leaving the site. This is a great way to let it all out. Frustration, concerns and just feelings in general. I never knew there were sites like this around. I'm a friend of wrestler_az. I've never experienced shrooms before. Wrestler_az was visiting me one day and showed me this site. He told me that I could find out anything that I wanted to know off of here. This month, wrestler is going to deshroominize me! I'm so excited! If there was anything that I would suggest changeing, it would be all the anonymous users. I don't see why people feel like they have to hide. Everybody seems to be open and honest and that's what keeps me here. So thank you!!!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860564 - 07/06/04 01:43 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

It's pretty funny to see that a website dedicated about giving information concerning various drugs, can be so addictive to it's users. :lol:

The shroomery is a home away from home, but it's the people who make the site a good one. Users, mod and admin's.

Shroomery for life.  :thumbup:


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OfflineMikeOLogical
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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860590 - 07/06/04 02:05 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I love this place... i wouldn't change it a bit!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860594 - 07/06/04 02:09 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Trying really hard to think of a way to improve the Shroomery...



































I'll get back to ya when I think of something! :smile:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860597 - 07/06/04 02:12 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

that was a great poll.
i think there is a good balance right now and the administration is doing a damn good job.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860620 - 07/06/04 02:32 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

If you sold shroomery clothing, I'd buy it. :yesnod:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: JaRRn]
    #2860644 - 07/06/04 03:06 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

admins and mods both  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

I don't htink I have met one mod or admin that I didn't think kicked all sorts of tail! :wink:

the only thing i would want is to see the admins post more...quit being so mysterious!!!!  :laugh:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: JaRRn]
    #2860708 - 07/06/04 04:35 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Uhh....I thought they do sell shroomery clothing. I have a hoodie from the shroomery but it was obtained by other means. Excellent site!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: hawksapprentice]
    #2860751 - 07/06/04 05:19 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

*-> DELETE PICTURE FUNCTION<-* WOOO WOOO LOOKIE DERE!! <----
its been too long I say!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860813 - 07/06/04 06:16 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

If anything here needs to be fixed I would say the appearance and layout are really the only things. I frequent a few other message boards much more often than I do the Shroomery here, mostly due to the fact that they are laid out so much better. They have stricter limits on avatar sizes and signatures and you can navigate between forums much easier.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Wysefool]
    #2860822 - 07/06/04 06:25 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I agree!!!!!


The only thing that I see that needs to be added is a DELETE button!
For the deletion of photo's from our individual galleries,Other than that-I would not change a thing!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860841 - 07/06/04 06:35 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Being forced to reply to (first post last post other post) gets on my nerves. Everything else is great.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2860917 - 07/06/04 07:55 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

The pictures you upload should be user-deletable. Actually your entire account should be user-deletable.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Lightningfractal]
    #2860927 - 07/06/04 08:09 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah you guys are doin great.. The site is changing alot tho... Hope all goes well. Are you guys still selling hoodies? Ill take one in a couple weeks..

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861104 - 07/06/04 09:47 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Considering that 27 others feel the same way, there are far too many dumbasses. Therefore, an official site gathering (at least US) would draw DEA like pigs to shit.

Personally, I don't feel very secure at this site. I know it'd take a lot to get a warrant for a list of IPs and the server's outside of the US, but if I was growing I wouldn't even post a grow-log or ask a question. Maybe I'm just too paranoid.

Admins are admins. A bigger precense will lead to favors, annoying users, ppl who think they can get away with doing/saying anything which unfortunately is already happening around these boards. You guys need to stick to regulating, not getting on a first name basis with every user.

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The pictures you upload should be user-deletable. Actually your entire account should be user-deletable.




I can see this account self-destruct/panic-button feature saving sensitive information from the wrong hands and the admins the time of unregistering people. Should get added.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Adden]
    #2861149 - 07/06/04 10:17 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

You know I love this place more than any other website. I spend about 90% of my internet time here (which can't be healthy.. ) but that's besides the point.
If I was asked for what could be improved... I would say mass PMs... PLEASE give us the ability to send the same PM to multiple people by putting a , or ; between their names.. that would be so sweet.

As for people having an "account self-destruct button" which deletes all their posts, I think is a bad bad idea. In the 5 or so years I've been here I've seen people want to delete their accounts before.. many times.. and when the admins comply and delete their post history and everything.. 8 times out of 10 they comes back later and wish they didn't do it and want to go back. Not to mention it makes a big mess when sifting through old posts.. as you will find whole threads intact but missing all the posts from that person and having a blank space saying "anonymous".. it can be rather annoying. If people had the ability to delete their own accounts, you would have a lot of people 'accidentally' deleting their accounts, people doing it rashly and then regretting it later.. much more than the people that might actually NEED to delete it because the feds are on their tail. And usually by that time it's too late anyway, it's not like they wait around for you to delete your account before they try and read what you say , and if they really wanted to watch you it wouldn't matter anyway. What you would have is 100 newbies a week because a lot of people would 'accidentally' delete their account or whatever and then regret it. Then every post would say anonymous on it.. how annoying would that be.

I say if you really want to delete your account, take the two minutes or whatever to PM an admin so that they can ask you ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE? and then hit the button. It's not like how fast you delete your account is ever going to save you from the DEA or someone reading what you posted... if they are watching you, they are watching you.. and deleting your shroomery account isn't going to save your ass. And you really shouldn't be posting things to incriminate yourself on a public message board in the first place. But I think a delete account button available to everyone would cause a lot more chaos than good. There's a reason admins are the only ones with that feature.. I think.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Shroomism]
    #2861186 - 07/06/04 10:36 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)


Shroomism: :handth:


s2dope:
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Therefore, an official site gathering (at least US) would draw DEA like pigs to shit.





Not only that, but it would commercialize it a bit too much.  I wouldnt want to see 'vendors' or sumthing start appearing a few years down the line.  Keep it personal, there's nothign wrong with that. 

I'd like to see some improvements on the quick reply feature.  Honestly, i hardly use the regular 'full mode' reply. It would be nice to have something similar to the quick reference for the 'Use Smileys' feature in 'Use UBB code' type thing.
Just a link to quickly add UBB codes. Like image, link, etc.

Really tho, this site is great and i've seen a lot of good improvements over time.

I agree with the 'PM admin to delete image/posts' idea.  Keep it that way.

As for the new recruits, we have tons of newbies coming in at a steady flow already. I dont think we need to advertise at all.


Nice poll. 

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: RuNE]
    #2861193 - 07/06/04 10:42 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

ya I agree with the gathering thing..
Gatherings right now are epic.. but they aren't "official shroomery sponsored gatherings" I mean it's from the shroomery but it's not like the admins are setting it up. You guys have enough on your plate as it is... and I don't think making them 'official' would change anything except maybe get a few narcs interested. Though Ythan, I must say.. you and Thor MUST make it to the Ohio Gathering next year. That is all.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: RuNE]
    #2861194 - 07/06/04 10:43 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Def beef up archives and teks..

Biggest problem imo is OTD way too much nasty shit in there.. and outsiders lookin in cant be happy to see some of this shit that goes on in there.. just my 2 cents!

But other than that you guys are doin a great job!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2861205 - 07/06/04 10:50 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

oh I also agree on the tek thing. I haven't grown in quite some time but I'd like to get started again soon. But the last I remember.. the tek section of the site needed a serious overhaul - ie.. get rid of shroomwizard's tek which doesn't work.. add the latest teks (picture guided teks as posted by roadkill and many others in the past couple of years would be greatly beneficial to the tek section)

ok but now I went to the tek section and see that Roadkill's tek IS in there.. and can't seem to find shroomwizard.. so it looks like the tek section has been revamped since I last looked at it. :thumbup: looks good.. but I'm sure we could find things to improve on.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861206 - 07/06/04 10:50 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I really enjoy the site right now and don't see many problems.

One thing I think would help the too many dumbasses/not enough quality posts would be to remove the post count or make it more vague such as 500+,1000+,5000+.

I don't think a gathering would be too sketchy if it were on private property with only trusted members of the community allowed.

Excellent job Ythan on asking for member input, always a good thing :smile:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861331 - 07/06/04 12:03 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

You asked for it!  :grin:

First and foremost is speed. This site seems slow compared to others.

Next I just have to say that the hardest thing to find on this site is the tek's I end up using google.com with the site restricted to find the tek's. Maybe you need a Tek section broken into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Once I find the teks some are hard to follow as they are broken into several pages and not well linked.

As to the dumb questions, I asked a bunch of dumb questions just to get my post count up so I could participate in the ratings system when trading. Many of the questions I asked I am sure could have been found in the Tek's or by searching the site. I don't know of a way to improve this.

Last you need to add a delete button to the gallery! I have a few pic's I wanted deleted and cant. (NOTE: I moved them into a folder called trash if some one can delete them for me)

Hope my honesty does not cause any hard feelings.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Cyber]
    #2861342 - 07/06/04 12:06 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

>I moved them into a folder called trash if some one can delete them for me
Done.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861345 - 07/06/04 12:06 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I remember a voice chat between  Myself and cervantes, we were talking about how we would like to join together growing magic mushrooms and the need for understanding what people do when they decide to take them.

Pointing out the ovbvious concerns of tripping are, for many people come to these boards with the intention to take magic mushrooms but are not prepared for the mental consequences.

But just to say... I love this place. Ive come to meet a lot of great people. This is one of the most open minded boards i have known. It is very dedicated to sharing information amongst users and ideas while embracing individuality and diversity.

Maybe we could think of some more ways to interest people about mushrooms, maybe add a section in the mushroom cultivation. Maybe experimental mushrooms, or current news and research regarding magic mushrooms and medicinal mushrooms in general, how they can be beneficial to health.

or just a health section regarding mushrooms. :laugh:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861385 - 07/06/04 12:21 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I love this site, it is actually my favorite site on the whole net. I honestly can't really find anything to complain about. I also agree with the delete pictures function, this should be made available. There has been a few times when I have updated pictures, or accidentally uploaded the wrong one and would like to delete them.

Another thing I think should be implemented is user donations, or a "platinum membership" that you pay for or something like that. Increase the picture upload limit for these users, and possibly offer these users their own shroomery email...

I noticed the smileys have been expanded, but not the post icons. Perhaps include a button for "more post icons".

I also agree with Zero and think a section regarding medicinal use of mushrooms, and the current/past research on them would be excellent...


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861579 - 07/06/04 02:03 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Overall, I think the admin is doing an excellent job running things. Thing main things I would work on is the speed of the UBB, and cracking down on the rules a bit harder.

On the Gathering topic, I would leave it to members, b/c in my only experience, it worked very well.

:thumbup: to the greenies, and keep up the good work!

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2861644 - 07/06/04 02:24 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

nice poll

the only thing i think i need to elaborate on is the annoying feature of having to click quik reply before i can click continure to reply. It would be much easier and would conserve time to just be able to click continue and not have to worry about scrolling back up to click the quik reply button beside someones post.

kinda like over at overgrow.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2861878 - 07/06/04 03:30 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I'd like it if the admins came out to play more often
and if they bothered answering PMs...
/edit: you guys are really doing a good job. Thank you for your vigilance during the DDoS attacks. That was a total bummer

Edited by blinkidiot (07/06/04 03:33 PM)

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: blink]
    #2862029 - 07/06/04 04:19 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I really agree with the comments regarding photos in your user picture area. Comparable sites like Bluelight.nu make it very easy to delete your own photos.

Those who complain about speed here should take a look at some other message boards though. In my opinion, the speed here is fucking excellent!!

I also agree that "official" meetups would be a horrible idea. Members of Bluelight.nu were busted and raided by the police at a hotel a year or two back when they had a large, heavily publicized on the message board, meetup. I would highly reccomend against such a meetup. That could be really bad news. A lot of people spent the night in jail after the aforementioned meetup. You better believe that the authorities read this website.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862255 - 07/06/04 05:38 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I have absolutely nothing to complain about. I spend all my time on the Shroomery! I don't knwo what i'd do without it...though I would like to see the marketplace more organized..possibly into different categories of what you want to sell, trade and what you are looking for. Otherwise..fucking awesome!


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862266 - 07/06/04 05:40 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

my suggestions :

- we need to be able to delete our own images, mods can do it so i know its possible

- new users should not be able to see otd for 7-10 days. i think that would discourgae many from making stupid puppets.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #2862280 - 07/06/04 05:45 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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new users should not be able to see otd for 7-10 days. i think that would discourgae many from making stupid puppets.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862332 - 07/06/04 06:00 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Howdy ythan, I think it's been about 4 years since the last time we spoke directly. That itself shows just how much the site has grown. Anyway, I love the shroomery. If anything comes out negative, just remember that. You asked for elaboration, so here's mine:
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Which features would you most like to see us improve?



Without a doubt the archive/teks and the search engine. This is a shrooms site, and those are the two things must useful for people looking for shroom info. They are also two areas that could be improved a lot, although the teks/faq etc are much better than they were just a year or two ago.
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What direction do you think we should be moving in?



I accidently chose other, but should have abstained. I've never used the site for anything other than mushroom info/conversation. People who use or have a problem with the other areas probably have a lot more input on this. As long as there is good mushroom growing/hunting/ingestion info here as well as conversation on the boards I really don't care. If I want a hug I'll get one from my daughter. If I want small talk, I'll get it at the coffee shop. But whatever ya'll want to do outside of shrooms is fine w/me.

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What would you say the biggest problem is on the BB?



other. personally I think the biggest problem is that the cultivation boards are rarely active with a lot of the useful methods and ideas being discussed at some other shroom sites. This isn't only the shroomery though so it's not really a big problem. If one really wants to keep up with current advances in cultivation, it is necessary to scan at least 3 boards on a regular basis. I don't know if attracting the (often very adamantly) non-shroomery members is a solution, or if more people just need to post across the sites. Whatever, if that's our biggest problem we are doing pretty well.
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How did you find the Shroomery?



I think I was born here. Maybe I didn't find the shroomery, maybe it found me?
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Have you ever thought about leaving the Shroomery? Why? (You may choose as many as you wish)



I chose all the selections except "never thought of leaving". not as interested in shrooms; Anybody whose interest in shrooms hasn't waxed and waned some over time hasn't been into shrooms very long, or desperately needs a few extra hobbies.
didn't like the changes in the community; Anybody who hasn't longed for "the good old days" probably wasn't here for them, or they weren't around for the good days at one of the numerous other shroom sites that have existed in the last few years. I have been personally seduced by several other sites at various times, largely due to "community vibe", not so much recently but during periods of nastiness I'll make someplace else my home for a while. This is where strong bug judicious moderation makes all the difference. I've also regularly just been more interested in what people are doing elsewhere. In the end though, I always come back, probably due to the sheer volume of posters here as much as anything.
Time; I think very many people have probably "wasted" far more hours on here than we would like to admit to norms in the meat world.
trouble/risk/paranoia; Anybody who doesn't realize that participating in conversations at sites like this poses a security risk (no matter how small) has probably never really thought about security at all. Now, I'm obviously still here after all of those incidents, whatever thats worth.
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Would you like to see us actively try and recruit more members (i.e. advertise)?



I chose "not just anybody" and I probably mean that more strongly than most. I think the only people that need to be recruited are experienced cultivators/hunters/mycologists rather they be active on other boards or new to the OMC. The newbs will find us if they need us. We can always use more quality content and discourse. That in itself will bring newbs who are looking for such things. And so far as the general public, who cares about attracting non-shroom people? I've certainly found experts in various other fields than shrooms here, but there were here because of the shroom interest. If we just want to have quality non-shroomers, why don't we just 86 the website altogether and start a talk show?
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Please rate the Shroomery.



One of my favorites. As I mentioned before though, without checking other sites such as mycotopia and thenook (those are just my favorite others) then lotsa good shroom info, especially cultivation info and cultivator info is missed out on. So it's only one of my fav's. Also, for the non-shroom stuf I definitely go to other sites. IMO politics are best discussed off-line, but if you feel the need it is only productive if done among like minded folk. Damn, I was going to list all the forums and give similar thoughts, but I forgot how many there are now. Oh well, lets just say i'll check about a dozen other resources if I really was looking for info on science and technology.
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If you could offer the administrators some advice, what would it be?



Absolutely "keep up the good work". You guys do a largely thankless and tedius job, and we appreciate it even if you don't see it.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862347 - 07/06/04 06:07 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Appearance, Layout, Accessibility, Ease of navigation, and all sorts of other web design features seem sub par at all other websites, ever since I found the shroomery. 

Another shroomerite (exaclty whom, I forget) once said something along the lines of, "It only makes sense that a website that is so user friendly, easy to use and is so nicely laid out could only be created by fellow shroomers"

Keep up the good work, I think that the administration is doing a very good job taking care of everything within their/its power.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862348 - 07/06/04 06:09 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I think you guys are doing an excellent job!

To add to what was said in regards to OTD and puppets...I was thinking maybe otd and the gathering forum could become visable after a certain number of posts, that way people are forced to utilize the other aspects of the community instead of just beong OTD'ers and I say this in regard to the gathering forum to weed out possible narcs.  I was also thinking alot of other sites have user journals...like online journals, could we get those???? huh huh please??? I think they're neat. :smile:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Gillette]
    #2862399 - 07/06/04 06:33 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Alot of excellent ideas and suggestions.

I think the OTD one with it not appearing until a certain post count is not a bad idea at all, same with the Gathering forum. Good idea KOTT and Gil  :thumbup:

My wish is for the Tek/info part of this site to be drastically updated and made to be a source of pride for the website, not the source of 'shame' that it is currently :wink:

Site speed will improve a lot in the next few months, we are always spending money to improve our server and will continue to make it as fast as we can afford.

I think the BB is quite perfect to be honest, its got a lot of forums but most of them are not overwhelmingly busy like OTD and have added a lot I think to the overall community. The arguments against OTD to me are silly since if you choose not to click on it you'll never have anything to complain about  :grin:

I think creating another alternative to OTD with the pub, or which was called earlier 'cheers' and 'thors whores' :wink: This was a move which I'm very pleased with as its really given everyone a home to chit chat in an enviornment that they prefer.

I think the cult forums as always have a lot of repetitive questions and that will always be the case on this board as it is on every message board around. People feel better having people answer a common question rather than looking themselves.

Mushroom hunting forum to me is something I've always had a soft spot for since its the first forum that drew me here, I think its doing very well.

All in all the site is moving in such a positive direction and with recent gatherings I think people who experience those get to see what a special community we truly have.

I know there will always be disagreements on various issues on the site, but I feel confident that our direction will always be a positive one.

Excellent survey Ythan!  :heart:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862481 - 07/06/04 07:06 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

the only suggestion I'd make is if a thread gets locked/moved/deleted/etc... there really should be some sort of an explination given (whether by PM, or the last post in the thread, or whatever) just cause it's kinda annoying when you try an find some thread and it's mysteriously dissapeared, or like it's locked for no obvious reason, or whatever



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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2862503 - 07/06/04 07:16 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

the photos need a delete option that is the number one priority imo


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2862517 - 07/06/04 07:19 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Store merchandise availability needs a little improvement, imo. :tongue:

Excellent balance in forum topics!

I'm not even going to bring up the dumb ass posts.

very user-friendly, I've never thought about leaving though I do worry about the security here. A panic button would be a good idea, imo, to delete a user account by a one click pm to all mod accounts to request immediate removal. In the wrong circumstances, there are posts here that are incriminating and could be used in court. *shudders*

Plenty of members already, allow guests access to some boards with user invites for membership...maybe invites from 3 members and you're a noob? :smile:

Never too many gatherings!! They rock!

And honestly, I was thinking about the professional way in which most of the mods handle the boards. I've been a member of several boards and I've seen how common and aggravating the power trips can be. This one isn't too bad but it does have its moments;)***Those moments are beginning to become a bit more common though***

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2863604 - 07/07/04 12:53 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Hey no slandering OTD!

First give us some examples to back up your theory!  :mad2:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2864017 - 07/07/04 06:30 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

i think the shroomery can go much further when it comes to mushroom cultivating, one thing that comes to mind is also bigger focus on gourmet and other mushrooms also

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Thor]
    #2864514 - 07/07/04 10:35 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Thor said:

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Site speed will improve a lot in the next few months, we are always spending money to improve our server and will continue to make it as fast as we can afford.




I think users should stop spending their money on dime bags and get DSL/Cable.. I didn't even know speed was an issue. Runs smooth as a baby's ass on this end.

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Store merchandise availability needs a little improvement, imo.




A cop sees someone in a black hooded sweatshirt with a giant mushroom on it coming out of a high-traffic area. He gets hit. He sells his buddy out and his buddy grows. "Shroomery? Lets check that out."

Wear merchandise wisely.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Adden]
    #2864766 - 07/07/04 11:44 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I'm sure this site has already been "checked out"


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: CaRnAgECaNdY]
    #2864822 - 07/07/04 12:04 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Id like to see an entertainment section of the boards (movies, games, sports, etc). Besides that I love it here!

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2864905 - 07/07/04 12:30 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2865329 - 07/07/04 02:25 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I really dislike having to enter a number to login to the shroomery. It seems to be an extremely unimportant security feature.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: adoseofparn0z]
    #2865375 - 07/07/04 02:35 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

>It seems to be an extremely unimportant security feature.

What leads you to this conclusion?

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2865831 - 07/07/04 04:37 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)


The FAQ section is pretty interesting the way it is but it could be improved. Many teks might be confusing for some people and some teks might also need more explanations. Putting a lot of pictures could be nice too.

This site has to be all about mushroom growing, at least, that's mostly what i'm interested in. 99% of my posts are related to cultivation and i don't really see the point of coming here and wasting time in OTD.

The dumbess thing about shroomery IMHO is all these people that post here and just don't give a shit about cultivation. They seem to enjoy it a lot and i guess it's fine but hey, there's around 1000 boards all around the net for chill talk...

For me, shroomery is for learning about cult and now helping others with their projects.

I like this place...

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2866665 - 07/07/04 08:43 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

It'd be cool if on the search function, there was a feature you could search for posts with pics in them. That way, when I'm looking for someone's pic, I could shorten the search a bit.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2866781 - 07/07/04 09:12 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

to me the fact that you took the time to make this poll is exactly why im happy with the shroomery as it is. while there are complaints about how things can be run better, i think a large part of that is just the fact that people like to bitch. The current quality of the shroomery is at a point where while people will complain, they arent going to leave, because when it comes down to it this place is better than a most.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fliquid]
    #2866998 - 07/07/04 10:04 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Fliquid said:
Hey no slandering OTD!

First give us some examples to back up your theory!  :mad2:




Im not here to fight ythan wanted my feedback and i gave it... there are many ppl with my same views but if you want some examples.. OTD eats up way to much space... All of OTD'rs count for less than 1% of sponser clicks.. and its all sick nasty bullshit with most of peeps dont help/know or contribute to mushrooms or the site..

Lets keep it on track now! :gd_icon:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2867225 - 07/07/04 11:11 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

yeah....


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2867442 - 07/08/04 12:46 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Fungushungry said:
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Fliquid said:
Hey no slandering OTD!

First give us some examples to back up your theory!  :mad2:




Im not here to fight ythan wanted my feedback and i gave it... there are many ppl with my same views but if you want some examples.. OTD eats up way to much space... All of OTD'rs count for less than 1% of sponser clicks.. and its all sick nasty bullshit with most of peeps dont help/know or contribute to mushrooms or the site..

Lets keep it on track now! :gd_icon:




I respect your opinion. The fact is many do not like OTD, but we have to not only cater to some but to all. Therefore you have choices like the Pub as an alternative to OTD.

If you never click on OTD you won't be bothered by it, but the fact is people who do not like OTD click on the forum and then click on posts and find themselves getting upset by it.

Well would you walk into a bar and walk around it getting all pissy at those who drink booze because you feel booze is only for degenerates?

Don't worry about OTD taking up resources, its not, yes its active but we can more than handle its presence without any harm to the speed or efficiency of this website.

So my point is its choice, you choose to view OTD or you don't, either way don't get mad at it if you are not forced to view it which you are not :smile:

That way everyone has a home, because we will never have 100% agreement on anything anyways.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Thor]
    #2867473 - 07/08/04 12:58 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

yeah that's what I meant to say


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Thor]
    #2867483 - 07/08/04 01:02 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Trust me thor i havent clicked that otd link in a long time :smile: i learned when i was new here.. I agree about everyone having a home thou.. and if were not burning up resources im cool with it.. i was just giving feedback to the first post cuz i clicked other then answerin fliquid's ?'s

Either way you guys are doin a great job! keep it up :thumbup:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fungushungry]
    #2867492 - 07/08/04 01:07 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Hey it's no problem, I don't really care.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Fliquid]
    #2868765 - 07/08/04 12:35 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I have problems with the number of stupid posts/users. Then again, Im a bonified asshole. But anyway, to clarify with a specific example that involved myself and magash - this thread - Someone posts a stupid thread thats been answered at least once a day, every day, for the past year. Then someone responds in an incomplete fashion. Then all hell breaks loose.

I will suggest two alternate courses of action:

1) If you want to keep the idiots around, make a sticky at the top thats a FAQ thread. The newbies that ask the stupid questions without reading the FAQs arent going to be half assed to dick around the Tek repository - you need to hit them over the head with it.

2) (my personal favorite) Make a new sticky thread titled "IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED" Then follow up. Once you cut down on stupid questions, the more intelligent ones will become more visible and will hopefully spawn even more intelligent questions.

Also, when someone posts a question like "Is this mycelium?" fine, its hard for first timers to know (Maybe a picture section in the faq is called for?). And when the first two responses are "Yeah, looking good", thats fine too. But when you get 10 more after that giving a thumbs up smiley or something like that, whats the point? It slows down the database, it takes up more bandwidth, it detracts from whatever seeming intelligence this board displays.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: IfIWereARichMan]
    #2868781 - 07/08/04 12:41 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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"IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED"


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: doc34]
    #2868815 - 07/08/04 12:52 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I agree about adding the ability to delete photos....
I wanted to clean up some space the other day.

BTW the admin and many users here are fantastic.  Learning to grow without this site and the responsiveness of the users and admins would have been 500% harder.

Also the sponsors deserve a shout out because before I found the shroomery I was having no luck with getting quality spores.  The sponsors also add to this sites credibility and usefullness.

All and all the shroomery ROCKS! :sun:


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    #2868864 - 07/08/04 01:10 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: cyndyl]
    #2868871 - 07/08/04 01:13 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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I agree about adding the ability to delete photos....
I wanted to clean up some space the other day.





well the possibility is there, you can always make a folder named trash and move the images there. your still gonna get same upload space uknow. out of sight out of mind

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Thor]
    #2869030 - 07/08/04 02:17 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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I think the OTD one with it not appearing until a certain post count is not a bad idea at all, same with the Gathering forum. Good idea KOTT and Gil  :thumbup:




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Site speed will improve a lot in the next few months, we are always spending money to improve our server and will continue to make it as fast as we can afford.

I think the BB is quite perfect to be honest, its got a lot of forums but most of them are not overwhelmingly busy like OTD and have added a lot I think to the overall community. The arguments against OTD to me are silly since if you choose not to click on it you'll never have anything to complain about  :grin:

I think creating another alternative to OTD with the pub, or which was called earlier 'cheers' and 'thors whores' :wink: This was a move which I'm very pleased with as its really given everyone a home to chit chat in an enviornment that they prefer.




:thumbup:
Also, I agree that there is a good balance of forums.  The site is generally about mushrooms, and I think we have a good balance between mushroom forums, community forums, and other drug forums.  And the layout of the forums and how the forums are run are just about perfect in my opinion. 

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I think the cult forums as always have a lot of repetitive questions and that will always be the case on this board as it is on every message board around. People feel better having people answer a common question rather than looking themselves.





True, repetitive questions are inevitable in forums like mushroom cultivation, general questions, mushroom hunting etc... But there are always people starting with absolutely no knowledge on the subject, and if these forums are helping people learn, then there really is no problem with repetitive questions.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! *DELETED* [Re: Anno]
    #2869085 - 07/08/04 02:35 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2869243 - 07/08/04 03:19 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

imo, you guys are doing a great job!! :thumbup:

p.s. please shut down otd again for a few weeks and ban some people. it's been boring lately and that was too much fun the first time around.  :smirk:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2869562 - 07/08/04 05:08 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Re: "Please Specify"

The search function could be much better. Use your imagination. One thing I remember thinking of would be the ability to search not only by username but by the username that the username replied to. IOW, to find this post i would search for posts made by debianlinux in response to Ythan.

I discovered the shroomery via ADM newsgroup many many moons ago, long before I ever actually registered here.

Overall, this site is the best ever. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: nothing]
    #2869606 - 07/08/04 05:17 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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Sir Ian said:
I can sign in without typing in the security code. Bug?




i have noticed that if you type:
shroomery.org/forums/login.php

in your address bar then you can login sans security code. when the preceding "www." is present the security code is required.

also, i get weird cookie errors that require a browser close and reload to fix that I never EVER get anywhere else. this has been the case for a couple years.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2870529 - 07/08/04 09:26 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Would you like to see us actively try and recruit more members (i.e. advertise)?

Advertising MIGHT be a bad idea. Of course, you shouldn't advertise with just anyone. Would have to be selective, as to avoid unneeded risks.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2874081 - 07/09/04 06:52 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

could we have a box in the display preferences that turns off the view of certain forums? I think if people chose not to see OTD (or maybe another interest forum), they might have less problems with it.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Suffer]
    #2874216 - 07/09/04 07:37 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

that seems a little overkill to me...


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2874463 - 07/09/04 09:17 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

i think we should be able delete your picture gallery photo's.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: Suffer]
    #2874600 - 07/09/04 10:04 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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could we have a box in the display preferences that turns off the view of certain forums?




you can already choose which forums you want to view and which you don't by using the "Favorite Forum! (toggle)" link at the bottom of any forum's page to choose your favorite forums. to view only the forums you have chosen, click the
"Show Favorite Forums" link in the "Extra Information" box at the bottom of the screen on the list of forums page.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: freakygurl]
    #2875201 - 07/10/04 02:10 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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"IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED"




I also agree that is a terrible idea. There is a vast amount of knowledge in there and something is bound to be overlooked. And some people would like to hear the experience of other users and the input of multiple people instead of a single document. Methods change and vary, so do opinions on the methods.

I also thought of another thing which brought me here. I think the hunting forum should be limited to picure ID's only. It is very easy for someone to describe a mushroom incorrectly especially when they really want it to be what they are searching for. This could lead to a false ID, which as everybody knows could be a deadly accident. There are far too many posts with limited information. A picture speaks a thousand words, and the ID process can proceed from there much easier...

Not only just improve it, make it safer as well...


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ATWAR]
    #2875598 - 07/10/04 08:49 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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"IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED"






I guess I will be the first one to get banned!


Come on get it over with,don't torture me,I'm the worlds worst for not searching the FAQ :grin:

Just allow me to come back after awhile cause I really like this place!


:cool: :thumbup:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: doc34]
    #2888145 - 07/14/04 12:10 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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doc34 said:
Quote:

"IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED"






I guess I will be the first one to get banned!


Come on get it over with,don't torture me,I'm the worlds worst for not searching the FAQ :grin:

Just allow me to come back after awhile cause I really like this place!


:cool: :thumbup:


You jinxed yourself, bro!
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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2889716 - 07/14/04 12:59 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

NOTE TO ADMINS: Don't Be Fuckheads so much... Its lame. Be good and not fuckheads, Windows 95! Is rockZors! Im a windows 95 admin!

YAHOO! | WINDOWS 95 ADMIN | ELITE NUXORS!! |

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: wandrnshaman]
    #2890031 - 07/14/04 02:09 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

Aint that a peach?

:rotfl:


:cool: :thumbup:


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: doc34]
    #2890325 - 07/14/04 03:09 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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doc34 said:
Quote:

"IF YOU ASK A QUESTION ANSWERED IN THE FAQ YOU WILL BE BANNED"




I guess I will be the first one to get banned!


Come on get it over with,don't torture me,I'm the worlds worst for not searching the FAQ :grin:







Be careful what you wish for.....
I think you need a disclaimer in your signature...
You are lucky...


And, I noticed a login problem with the security code as well. When not logged in I hit the archives link (from the main index). It then asked me to login to view all of the archives. When taken to the login screen I get the old version sans secutiry code...

That thing sucks IMO, my norton password manager will no longer work with that. $!#% I hate this place now, im leaving and never looking back.... Making my type in my username and password...  :tongue:


And if I did not state this before, I would like to see the teks archived a bit better, and perhaps an experimental teks section as to not confuse the noobs. Personally if I were a newbie, I would find the FAQ difficult to navigate. It needs to be catored to the newbie, but have the info seasoned users can find easily... I think if the Shroomery were to have more stuff archived, it would greatly improve the great resource it already is. You just really need to search for some things far more than one should have to. Browsing through countless posts in a search result looking for your answers is not what I would call "user friendly", especially for newcomers.

Did I mention keep up the good work?


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ATWAR]
    #2890471 - 07/14/04 03:48 PM (19 years, 9 months ago)

>I would like to see the teks archived a bit better, and perhaps an experimental
>teks section as to not confuse the noobs. Personally if I were a newbie, I would
>find the FAQ difficult to navigate

You(and everybody else for that matter) are more than welcome to contribute to this project, feel free to PM me how you could help us.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2896526 - 07/16/04 10:07 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

I wasn't going to post feedback since I am so new to the site, but I've been on it every day since registering (and a few weeks before that), so I think I've started to get a good sense of the place.  I'm also not a 14-year-old.... that was a very very long time ago.

This morning I read some really stupid posts from morons who don't read FAQ's and are completely stupid about security, which prompted this commentary.

1) Should the Shroomery be advertised?
Absolutely NOT.  Seekers can find it easily enough; I did.  Those who aren't interested shouldn't be finding it.  It's just asking for trouble.

2) Dealing with newbies
I am a newbie, but old enough to have just a little wisdom (maybe :rolleyes:). Maybe there should be a time limit before a registrant can post questions.  Basically force people to look around before opening their mouths.  I think this might help cut down on the clutter.

The information you guys provide is invaluable.  My research is just starting, but I know that there is no way I could have gotten so far so fast without this site and the great posts of people like Magash and others.  I don't see a whole lot of flames at newbies; in fact I think you guys are most gracious (more so than I would be!)

What frightens me are the posts from people like stephanie.  That's just fucking stupid.  And the other that is just getting in the way right now is darkslider802.  These people are lazy and ignorant and don't deserve the courtesy of a reply.

3. Speed & structure of site
I've gotten comfortable with it pretty quickly and find navigation to be fairly easy.  One nice thing would be to have the login screen on the home page so I don't have to go the forums to log in.  Speed is not a problem, but then again I am on broadband.
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Overall, I think this site is fantastic.  But like any good thing, it can be co-opted and used for bad things.  Keep a watchful eye and don't lose sight of the goal: helping expand knowledge and understanding without causing unnecessary headaches in the "real" world.  (At least that's my view of the goal!)

BTW, I support your sponsors and appreciate knowing that there are safe/reliable vendors out there who adhere to shroomery principles.


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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: shaman2b]
    #2896795 - 07/16/04 11:45 AM (19 years, 9 months ago)

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...These people are lazy and ignorant and don't deserve the courtesy of a reply...




maybe i'm just a crabby ass but I'm always amazed how people will inevitably respond to the most mundane requests... half the time the same question has been answered on the same page just minutes prior. Half the time when someone replies to a mundane request they throw in some bitching about how folks need to search or read the FAQ.

I am of the opinion that the best method for eradicating this sort of behavior is to simply ignore the dumbass requests. When the poster sees the read count skyrocketing while the replies remain at 0 they get a clue and start looking around. At best, the only reply they should be given is a link to the faq or search page.

Simple Fact: Once can learn how to grow from PF -> Bulk -> Outdoors without ever posting a single damn question. I know this from experience.

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Re: Member Poll: Help Us Improve the Shroomery! [Re: ]
    #2929411 - 07/26/04 05:00 PM (19 years, 8 months ago)

Which features would you most like to see us improve?
The site's customizability
always a good thing, to make this place the way you want it, well, within reasons of course
The archive of teks and factual information
the shroomery is a great place, especially for the novice BUT after visiting sites such as mushworld, you can see the shroomery lacks in "extensive" mycological knowledge.

What direction do you think we should be moving in? 
Focus more on mushrooms, return to our roots
see the answer directly above for explanation

What would you say the biggest problem is on the BB?
Too many dumbasses/not enough quality posts.
not a lot of dumbass's, but enough to get on your nerves at times lol

How would you rate the usability of the site?
It's about average, once I get used to it it's pretty efficient.
cant really get into much more then whats stated

How did you find the Shroomery?
Search engine
google to be exact..  i was searching for directions i used to have in 85 for blue honey.  and google gave me some posts here that bluhoney had made, lol after seeing some of her snapshots, i was hooked...  on the shroomery that is.. :wink:

Have you ever thought about leaving the Shroomery? Why?
I have never thought about leaving the Shroomery.
i go on post free periods, but i still stop in to read dailey, less im having puter problems, working on a site, or doing research...

Would you like to see us actively try and recruit more members
Other (please specify)
No, i think it would lead to us getting the WRONG visiters here.  we are doing fine with member numbers, no sence getting our name to well known.
imho

Would you like us to organize 'official' gatherings and real world events?
Nothing against gatherings but it seems kind of unrelated to the page's mission.

Please rate the Shroomery.
It's one of my favorites along with several other sites.

If you could offer the administrators some advice, what would it be?
Have more of a presence on the page/don't be so mysterious.
    Be more respectful of the users.
    Don't cut the users so much slack.


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