jjoyce wrote:People who do my job at other papers did away with their message boards years ago, complaining that they were overrun with 15-year-olds making poop jokes.
When I say that we're going strong after 12 years or however long it's been, they can't believe it. "Like, a message board? As in what we used to have in like 2003?"
Yes, I say. It's a php bulletin board. Huge traffic.
"Did you say bulletin board?" they gasp. "What do people do there?"
I had an interesting conversation with my 12 year old today. It seems that this format is very relevant and I was made aware of this:http://stackexchange.com/about
It seems that there be reason and reasons for hope. I am a big believer that it has always been about information technology since the advent of polymeric nucleic acid. So I guess this should come naturally and work beautifully as the fart jokes are worked out, at least for awhile I guess.