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Bondings
Please suggest potential featured discussions in this thread. They should be decent threads, be interesting for a large number of people (not a thread about yellow shoes) and not offending to anyone.

Edit: no rants please, only suggestions. Wink
S3nd K3ys
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink
Bondings
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink

By avoiding controversial topics. If the page contains either 'Bush', 'liberals', 'evolution', 'gonzo', 'Kashmir', 'China/Hong Kong' or 'Israel/Palestine' then I will most likely not add it to the featured discussions.
S3nd K3ys
Bondings wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink

By avoiding controversial topics. If the page contains either 'Bush', 'liberals', 'evolution', 'gonzo', 'Kashmir', 'China/Hong Kong' or 'Israel/Palestine' then I will most likely not add it to the featured discussions.


Not to mention "Love" "Browser" "Car" "Hair Style" or just about every other topic I've seen here. Very Happy But hey, that's the whole idea, to generate conversations. I guess it wouldn't work well if every body agreed with everybody else.
ocalhoun
I've been upkeeping this topic for a while now, and even though it goes to the second or third page, it often re-surfaces and gets a few new posts.
<<<topic>>>
Bondings
ocalhoun wrote:
I've been upkeeping this topic for a while now, and even though it goes to the second or third page, it often re-surfaces and gets a few new posts.
<<<topic>>>

I just added it to the featured discussions.

I was hoping a bit more response in this thread, though. At least a choice between 2 suggestions. Wink
ocalhoun
It was a sicky, which to neophytes means: don't read me!
Marston
How's about this thread:
http://frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=177211
(It's about "what flash is for")
Bondings
Marston wrote:
How's about this thread:
http://frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=177211
(It's about "what flash is for")

I just added it. Very Happy

Any other suggestions?
n0obie4life
http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=24625

This. It'll make a nice impact on the system, you said to protest now. I'm just complying with your order.
Biodiesel
While I accept your rational about having a non-controversial board, controversy is the spice of life. Why don't you do like Craigs list and have a Rants and Raves section for all the jackasses who want to curse and swear at each on over the internet, then allow open posting on the general board. Add a flag option that notifies you of posts that a specified number of people found to be miscatagorized or spam, and deal with the problems rather than require personal approval of every topic.

I would like a forum that addresses alternative energy, and one that deals with emerging technology.

Nice site from what I've seen so far though, thanks for the work
Bondings
Biodiesel wrote:
While I accept your rational about having a non-controversial board, controversy is the spice of life. Why don't you do like Craigs list and have a Rants and Raves section for all the jackasses who want to curse and swear at each on over the internet, then allow open posting on the general board. Add a flag option that notifies you of posts that a specified number of people found to be miscatagorized or spam, and deal with the problems rather than require personal approval of every topic.

I would like a forum that addresses alternative energy, and one that deals with emerging technology.

Nice site from what I've seen so far though, thanks for the work

Biodiesel, this is about the featured discussions, the ones at the top of the forum index. Those are either announcements or 'interesting' threads and this is the place to suggest them.

A forum for alternative energy is way too specific. I can maybe make one about science?
Jack_Hammer
I personally thought the featured discusions were more effective, and promenent when there were just three of them (rather than five topics). Though that is just my houmble opinion.
Biodiesel
Bondings wrote:
Biodiesel wrote:
While I accept your rational about having a non-controversial board, controversy is the spice of life. Why don't you do like Craigs list and have a Rants and Raves section for all the jackasses who want to curse and swear at each on over the internet, then allow open posting on the general board. Add a flag option that notifies you of posts that a specified number of people found to be miscatagorized or spam, and deal with the problems rather than require personal approval of every topic.

I would like a forum that addresses alternative energy, and one that deals with emerging technology.

Nice site from what I've seen so far though, thanks for the work

Biodiesel, this is about the featured discussions, the ones at the top of the forum index. Those are either announcements or 'interesting' threads and this is the place to suggest them.

A forum for alternative energy is way too specific. I can maybe make one about science?


Yes, thanks.
n0obie4life
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-30130.html

That thread would help.
ocalhoun
How about one of the "How long until I am hoted" threads.

(already suggested at http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=259101, but I thought perhaps it should be here.)
mathiaus
Remove
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Collection of the most memorable quotes by FriHost members:)
New, amusing and informative
Blaster
I can't belive i never noticed this before Shocked

How did you hear about frihost
The 9/11 truth This one only because I want everyone to watch this it is kind of important.
Server 1 down time
Frihost's most memorable quotes
assex
Maybe you should one of these discussions:
"Windows Vista"
"Are Gadgets Bad for Health?"
"What is your Age?"
"Schools or Colleges - Which would you prefer?"
"Can AC Milan Fight Back???"
n0obie4life
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-34899.html

ww3 Smile
Blaster
n0obie4life wrote:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-34899.html

ww3 Smile

Yea go with what n0obie said.

Blaster is a frihost freak Sorry but it is about me. Razz

I seriously think that WWIII is a good topic though Very Happy
dwcnps
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-39827.html

Have a look!!!
LukeakaDanish
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-13011.html

The frihost forum rules!

All the new newbies should read it and quite a few of the regulars should read them at least once more...
Scorpio
dwcnps wrote:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-39827.html

Have a look!!!


Dont go around featuring your own thread, and wait till it gets popular
Blaster
I dont' think bondings even looks at this anymore. If he does he forgot about WWIII. But yea i agree with scorpio. Don't advertise it right off the bat.
Bondings
I didn't forget about this thread and read it from time to time. I just didn't really like the suggestions, at least not for a featured discussion.
Blaster
oh then sorry for the misunderstanding. I just didn't get any reply.

@dwcnps your topic got locked anyway. So it wouldn't have been s a good featured discussion then.
dwcnps
Well I'm asking the person who closed it (James007) to re-open and move it into the relevant location, but I get your point, don't do braging about your own topic and don't suggest it to go into featured topic until it becomes popular (I learn at least 1 thing at frihost every time I check the forums! Laughing Wink )
Hogwarts
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-40243.html
Name a (wacky?) English language cultural difference
By the wonderful Philosopher Princess. It's a good topic, as everyone (or near everyone) on Frihost speaks English, and most people come from different parts of the globe.
Blaster
Yea I like that idea. That is a really interesting topic. I think it would be a good topic to have. Its also really interesting.
dwcnps
I looked at this one and it's great What is your favourite quote/saying?
hack_man_
This?

http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=343861#343861

I really need this to be noticed if FriHost is ever to do well in travian.
dwcnps
hack_man_ wrote:
This?

http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=343861#343861

I really need this to be noticed if FriHost is ever to do well in travian.


Hey hack_man_ I just got told not to suggest your own topic and to wait till it's popular as well okay? Just look for a popular topic (which isn't yours) and suggest it okay?

Thankyou...
Scorpio
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-34112.html

I admit that is my topic, but it does seem popular..
So you can consider it i guess/
dwcnps
scorpio wrote:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-34112.html

I admit that is my topic, but it does seem popular..
So you can consider it i guess/


Perfectly good! Wink Very Happy Arrow Arrow Arrow

Anyway, Here's mine:
FIFA World Cup

And another:
Why are you using FRIhost
Shirish
Hi Bondings..

I just wanted that you must start a new category by title..

Games and Mods

It may include programming engines , games art resorces , anything related to games... and designing mods...
ocalhoun
How about this one; another photoshop _________ contest:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-56917.html#474540
sabe
I think you should have a place for the newbies, like me, that explains the [donate] & FRIH$ thing @ the right. Finding about FRIH$ is not difficult but...
I read the rules, went to the market, and read the stickies in a few places and did not find the answer 'til I read the 3rd page of the Sticky: About FRIH$ and Points. I think it would have been easier if it was explained in the rules or something.

Just a thought. I also was wondering how you guys are generating revenue. Do you get $$ from the hits on the ads, like most others or what?

I think the forum ideas is great and all but it does not take a PHD in econ to realize you need $$ to pay for your time, servers, etc. I noticed that there are a number of forum sites and wondered how they are generating the $$ to maintain them too?
Question Smile
Animal
sabe wrote:
I think you should have a place for the newbies, like me, that explains the [donate] & FRIH$ thing @ the right. Finding about FRIH$ is not difficult but...

You may find this FAQ quite useful. There's also a great search feature if you have a newbie-question Wink
sabe
Animal wrote:
sabe wrote:
I think you should have a place for the newbies, like me, that explains the [donate] & FRIH$ thing @ the right. Finding about FRIH$ is not difficult but...

You may find this FAQ quite useful. There's also a great search feature if you have a newbie-question Wink


I tried to search in a few places but to no avail. I may have searched incorrectly or something. I may have just not read the correct place. I looked @ the FAQ and some of the other stickies but it was late & I may have missed it.

Thanks for the info.
Blaster
Right now any thread will do.It needs to be updated. Its been over a month now.
garionw
What would be good was if we could "Digg This" for our topics. It would make sense to only apply this to certain forums (No good in PHP or mySQL Very Happy ) but each week, the topic with the most "Digg's" could be placed on the featured discussion's list.
Bondings
garionw wrote:
What would be good was if we could "Digg This" for our topics. It would make sense to only apply this to certain forums (No good in PHP or mySQL Very Happy ) but each week, the topic with the most "Digg's" could be placed on the featured discussion's list.

Do you mean a button from the Digg website to digg a thread or rather a Frihost implementation of the Digg system, like voting for a thread?
garionw
Bondings wrote:
garionw wrote:
What would be good was if we could "Digg This" for our topics. It would make sense to only apply this to certain forums (No good in PHP or mySQL Very Happy ) but each week, the topic with the most "Digg's" could be placed on the featured discussion's list.

Do you mean a button from the Digg website to digg a thread or rather a Frihost implementation of the Digg system, like voting for a thread?


Frihost implementation of the Digg system, like voting for a thread Smile
mathiaus
It would mean that those topics were both dynamic meaning no horrible need for manual update, and that those topics were relevant to our users and if they are counted, say for based on a week, up to date as well Smile

I meant they are counted 7dayas from today rather than staticly produced every week. ie. SELECT topic_id from phpbb_frihDiggs WHERE date > $date ($date being today minus 7days)

Excellent idea garionw! Applause
garionw
mathiaus wrote:
It would mean that those topics were both dynamic meaning no horrible need for manual update, and that those topics were relevant to our users and if they are counted, say for based on a week, up to date as well Smile

I meant they are counted 7dayas from today rather than staticly produced every week. ie. SELECT topic_id from phpbb_frihDiggs WHERE date > $date ($date being today minus 7days)

Excellent idea garionw! Applause


Thanks, Although you would still need manual injection for event like Christmas, and server Crashes.


Also if it proved to be popular the entire forums could be based around something like that (But it would require massive database changes, and Bondings might not want to do that) I'll do up a screenshot of what I mean.

Edit 2: scrap it Razz
Zampano
Bondings wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink

By avoiding controversial topics. If the page contains either 'Bush', 'liberals', 'evolution', 'gonzo', 'Kashmir', 'China/Hong Kong' or 'Israel/Palestine' then I will most likely not add it to the featured discussions.

It is silly to say such a thing when the best arguments and debates arise from controversial subjects, like politics and government.
Besides, you already have many forums where the subjects are controversial, like the Religion Forum; it's a great place for debate, etc.
If you do not want controversial subjects, we should stick to neutral forums completely: Polish, now there's a forum we can all agree upon! Wink

EDIT: Thank you for the history forum.
Blaster
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-68901.html

We need a new featured disscusion. This topic people seem to take intrest in. I think its an interesting question and gets a lot of good answers.
Scorpio
Zampano wrote:
Bondings wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink

By avoiding controversial topics. If the page contains either 'Bush', 'liberals', 'evolution', 'gonzo', 'Kashmir', 'China/Hong Kong' or 'Israel/Palestine' then I will most likely not add it to the featured discussions.

It is silly to say such a thing when the best arguments and debates arise from controversial subjects, like politics and government.
Besides, you already have many forums where the subjects are controversial, like the Religion Forum; it's a great place for debate, etc.
If you do not want controversial subjects, we should stick to neutral forums completely: Polish, now there's a forum we can all agree upon! Wink

EDIT: Thank you for the history forum.


Avoiding controversial topics is to prevent frihost turning up on google when someone searches for these controversial stuff
LukeakaDanish
I think my "frihost redesign project" topic could/should be made a featured discussion, as it is of relevance to pretty much every one on this forum..

The post is here http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-82674.html

Also I think its too bad that you've never followed up on the promises made in the topic here:

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-78941.html
tidruG
I'll go through your thread, Luke Smile
garionw
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-88067.html

It would be interesting to actually see what people think of it
ocalhoun
I don't have any to suggest, but some new ones do need to be added...
It's almost April 2008, and the most recent featured discussion is December 2007?
It makes the forum look slow and unkempt at first glance, and may give a new member a bad impression.
truespeed
I suggest Short Story Contest.
sana618
truespeed wrote:
I suggest Short Story Contest.


i back that up, we may come across a number of intresting things if a topic was given for every month or so to write stories. after reading those wonderful stories of the previous contest, it should be followed up again.
rvec
garionw wrote:
mathiaus wrote:
It would mean that those topics were both dynamic meaning no horrible need for manual update, and that those topics were relevant to our users and if they are counted, say for based on a week, up to date as well Smile

I meant they are counted 7dayas from today rather than staticly produced every week. ie. SELECT topic_id from phpbb_frihDiggs WHERE date > $date ($date being today minus 7days)

Excellent idea garionw! Applause


Thanks, Although you would still need manual injection for event like Christmas, and server Crashes.


Also if it proved to be popular the entire forums could be based around something like that (But it would require massive database changes, and Bondings might not want to do that) I'll do up a screenshot of what I mean.

Edit 2: scrap it Razz
Bondings could add 100 votes to those topics manually. And it wouldn't need a lot of coding or database changes.

yes I know this was posted a year ago, but it was a good suggestion.
Parkour_Jarrod
I suggest the Victorian Bushfire thread for featured discussion.
deanhills
Zampano wrote:
It is silly to say such a thing when the best arguments and debates arise from controversial subjects, like politics and government.
Besides, you already have many forums where the subjects are controversial, like the Religion Forum; it's a great place for debate, etc.
If you do not want controversial subjects, we should stick to neutral forums completely: Polish, now there's a forum we can all agree upon! Wink


I like your thinking Zampano. Controversial is like spice, and a cohesive factor in the Frihost forum. That and World News and Politics. I cannot understand why people are worried about controversial? If it is controversial and makes its way to Google, people are going to be signing up with Frihost, more posts, isn't that what Bondings wants? Just imagine the FBI, CIA, and the guys at Gaetamo joining up? Smile I think the more controversial the better (but not for effect of course, has to have substance to it). Must say though controversial at Frihost is never really out of bounds.

Polish! That was a good one Laughing
ocalhoun
Frihost contests: suggestions & admin sign-up
rvec
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-104637.html
new frihost writing contest.

Asking an admin to take a look at this thread and maybe subscribe.
MYP415
I know you said no controversial topics, but I suggest: http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-103095.html because it is so relevant right now and it effects virtually everyone on this planet. What's the problem with controversy anyway? It is what stirs up conversation in the first place and its not like people can't respond and voice their opinions if they want. Anyway, that is my suggestion, I am not trying to offend anyone with it, I just think it would be a good featured discussion.
speeDemon
Hey, I've started a code breaking competition, in the competitions forum.

It's not like a "here is the code, decode it" contest, you have to pass through various levels, and then you finally get the "here is the code, decode it" thing, which you have to decode, and then pm the answer to me(the admin).

I was wondering if it would be a topic of interest and could be added to the featured posts, as the term 'de-code' itself catches the eye! Very Happy

I'm pretty sure that it can grab a lot of attention, just think about it.. doesn't the whole idea just make you want to take part Question

I was just hoping that my 5 hours and 250 frih$(which I will spend) don't go to waste Very Happy
Seeing a bit of participation and healthy competition is always great!
ocalhoun
The first round of the Frihost Games is up!

It really does need to be a featured discussion in order to get good participation, especially for the first round.

Linky: http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-105074.html
polly-gone
Well, I am relaunching the Frihost PowerCube Lotto and I am hoping to get more participation. Last year when it launched it ran for three drawings and got about 5 tickets purchased each. This year, I am hoping to get more participation and I am hoping this can be made a featured discussion!

Link: http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-105442.html

Thank you,

-Nick Smile Smile Smile
Parkour_Jarrod
The Frihost games round 1 needs to be featured because it only has until the 2nd of may for entries to be in, only 2 entries so far.
Parkour_Jarrod
I would like to have my story as a featured disscussion
kriszara
I realize most of your posters are younger, but a forum for family or parenting posts would be a nice addition. I personally would help get it off the ground since that is my main area of interest and employment.
Thanks
truespeed
This thread please. >>> Click.

Thanks.
truespeed
truespeed wrote:
This thread please. >>> Click.

Thanks.
truespeed
^^^^ Can i have an acceptance or rejection on this request please.
ocalhoun
The frihost ranks poll should be featured, in order to get the volume of votes needed to get a real result out of such a large poll.

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-109791.html
Ghost Rider103
ocalhoun wrote:
The frihost ranks poll should be featured, in order to get the volume of votes needed to get a real result out of such a large poll.

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-109791.html


+1

This poll needs to be global, like I mentioned a while back.
ocalhoun
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-111111.html

Not for any virtue of the topic, but just because it is topic number 111,111.

Nobody noticed number 100,000, but this might be another fun milestone to point out.
This (6 of the same digit) won't happen again until the forums double in size.
mathiaus
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-112546.html - Offering free domains with competitions?

Needs as many to see it as possible!
misterXY
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
S3nd K3ys wrote:
Bondings wrote:
and not offending to anyone.


How you gonna do that? Wink

By avoiding controversial topics. If the page contains either 'Bush', 'liberals', 'evolution', 'gonzo', 'Kashmir', 'China/Hong Kong' or 'Israel/Palestine' then I will most likely not add it to the featured discussions.


Not to mention "Love" "Browser" "Car" "Hair Style" or just about every other topic I've seen here. Very Happy But hey, that's the whole idea, to generate conversations. I guess it wouldn't work well if every body agreed with everybody else.

Hair Style.. well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuSzSLbVr_E&feature=related
ocalhoun
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-122304.html

An unexpected gem of a topic in general chat.
sonam
I am just start new contest Be HERO or take ZERO (WIN 60 COINS) and with featured discussion I will get more players. Thanks.

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-123475.html

Sonam
cybersa
Many old things are present in this forum.
We have to clean these things.

For examples,
1.Some links are not working in the Announcement forum.
2.Peoples are replying to very old thread.(That waste of memory).

Many things in this wants to clean.
To make this forum active.
Ryox
I may have a suggestion, spread the news about Frihost more and get more Announcements up about news about Frihost! and maybe, increase the data up higher? to like 1.5 or 2gbs lol just my opinion..

As for files, I know you can't have copyright material but maybe be less strict when people put stuff on there directories?

It would be nice to have a website hosted here, but being strict on files is kinda lame but everyone has to follow the rules! just like everybody else.
Exterminus
translate for portugues and others!!
sonam
I am start one contest. It is simple and maybe it will be interesting for new members. too.

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-137351.html

Sonam
InfernoStar
I think you should make this website ( frihost.com ) moible...
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