I wasn't a fan of those boards either.
So what? I'm not a fan of three of those, but I am definitely a regular contributer to the M/TV board. The only board where its backfired is the Poliboard really. Each of those boards have their own communities, and I'd say I feel closer to most M/TV posters than I do OT posters. M/TV posters have a shared interest with me and we're not exactly confrontational either. I constantly take advise from users there, we challenge each other's knowledge in film, and I now feel I am much more knowledagble in film and story structure than I was before arriving here. With the OT, probably 10% or less I have a lot in common with. OT accels to fast for their to be a real community outside of the lunch and LNST. Tech would also form a tightly knit community that would likely only improve the site and its appeal.
Flattery will get you everywhere. I've had very serious conversations there.
I have as well, but lets compare most nerdy tech threads vs a thread where some guy gets caught jacking off on his neighbor's front lawn. Yeah, real meaningful discussion goes on the for the 12 pages it continues. Really the only time tech threads survive for any amount of time is during the late night, and they're quickly buried by noon the next day never to be heard from again. If movie news was put on the OT, it would be buried instantly. I'd like for some of the more in depth discussions to continue on regularly during the day, which may continue for 3 or 4 pages, but its quickly buried.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 1:28 am