Pancakes and Waffles Forum Focus Group [Signups now in progress]

Discussion in 'Archive: Pancakes and Waffles Forum' started by GIMER, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
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    It has become obvious to us all that this forum has problems.
    Things just aren't like they used to be here in the old P&W forum.

    Users are dwindling.
    Post quality has gone WAY down.
    Even the banners suck.

    What to do about this?

    We have decided to create a focus group to address these issues. What do we need to do to the forum?

    We won't wait to get a complete roster to begin the discussion.
    It starts now.


    I think we need to seriously need to change the focus of the forum. Maybe since the people who post are getting older, they are in college now and don't get up so early.
    Perhaps we should change it to a grilled cheese and spaghettios forum to me more lunch oriented for these people.

    THOUGHTS?
  2. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 1999
    star 6
    You, sir, speak blasphemy. Oh, but this is where the future in-crowd pops in to sign-up for recognition, amiright?
  3. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
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    YES.
    If you do not join this group I will make very sure that you are not in the 'in-crowd'
    And you will not get a spiffy name badge either.
  4. JediCouncilMember Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2003
    star 4
    I think we need a Breakfast Tournament of Champions that can coincide with March Madness.

    Now, Wheaties claims to be the Breakfast of Champions, but I really think Pancakes or perhaps Waffles could take them down this year.
  5. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

    Member Since:
    Jun 14, 2001
    star 10
    Yeah but that's Breakfast of Champions. Maybe Champions have really bad taste in breakfasts.
  6. G-FETT Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2001
    star 7
    Will you provide us with pancakes and waffles while we're focus grouping?[face_batting]
  7. JediCouncilMember Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2003
    star 4
    Good point!
    This is why we need a focus group!
  8. Grimby Technical Consultant

    Administrator
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    [face_laugh]
  9. GuNgAnFaN3090 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    You could always serve me some Pancakes and/or waffles. Then I might be more inclined to talk about them.
  10. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    [image=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1223/1199675612_4d5a2fe2a6.jpg]

    All around!
  11. Everton Chosen One

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    Jul 18, 2003
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    I have a number of extremely serious questions to ask about the way I am running this forum, and it's future, and won't take no for an answer from other people.

    For example, when his forum departs for Valinor, does The Senate Floor intend to take on the serious pancake and waffle threads? I'd like to hear from the Senate mods on this issue.
  12. FlareStorm Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
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  13. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 4, 1999
    star 6
    1) FlareStorm
    2) Trika*


    *dependent upon being listed in the in-crowd first
  14. halibut Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2000
    star 8
    The problem is the waffle-gushers. I'm sick to the back teeth of every single pancake thread being spammed and derailed by comments such as "Waffles are better than pancakes" etc.

    It's ruining this forum, and the mods seriously need to get a grip [face_plain]
  15. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
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    You know the more I think about it, maybe we just need to give up on this forum and use it for something more productive, like that Just Chris Convention we were talking about.
  16. mrsvos Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2005
    star 5
    And then there's that problem about certain users leaving people creepy PMs about syrup.
    We need a syrup policy.
  17. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
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    You will need to forward those PMs to us, so we can look into them.
  18. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2002
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    Come on, CHRIS, whisk them up into a frenzy!


    -JR :)
  19. GIMER Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 15, 2000
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    Upping for more discussion on the future of this forum!
  20. Chef_Gordon_Ramsay Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 26, 2009
    Sign me up for this focus group, yes?
  21. GIMER Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 15, 2000
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  22. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2000
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    I'm just going to assume that I'm a part of this Focus Group.
  23. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 1999
    star 7
    As someone who has never participated and has never made a waffle, I think I am exactly the right person to come in and tell you all what to do next. Count me in, baby.
  24. JediCouncilMember Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 15, 2003
    star 4
    Since Feb. 22-28 is National Pancake week, what if we make Mar. 1-7 North American Pancake week, then Mar. 8-14 European Pancake week, and so on.

    This will surely raise the awareness of Pancakes.
  25. Sauntaero Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2003
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    Add me to the non-existent roster!

    Even though grilled cheese is perhaps my second-favourite food, I do not think that would attract more users here. In fact, it would destroy the character of the community that's already here! Sure, we can be a little exclusive of other foods, but Pancakes and Waffles has always been that way.

    EDIT: although I must say it is hard to read some posts when certain text colours are used. [face_worried]
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