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Sliver FBI
10-11-2001, 07:41 PM
Check it out!
http://forums.starwars.com/index.jsp

SirSteve, I hope its Okay to post this here, if it isnīt, thensorry and delete this post.

master jedi
10-11-2001, 10:24 PM
master jedi was taken so my name there is Chase Windu.

SirSteve
10-11-2001, 10:34 PM
I don't have a problem with it. I already checked them out.

(no comment)

The loyal SSG Forumites will stick around here.

:)

GNT
10-12-2001, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by SirSteve
The loyal SSG Forumites will stick around here.


*cough* *cough* *Cough* ;)

Its looks good but very dull :)


My name over there is "Gasgano Never Talked" which was my first first name when I registered here (before I changed it to GNT) Its been a long time since i used that name :)

JediTricks
10-12-2001, 09:05 AM
I have to admit, I cannot stand those forums at SW.com, they're slow, they're bland, and they aren't very flexible.

Rollo Tomassi
10-12-2001, 09:39 AM
I've heard they are total "forum nazis" (to quote mandalorian candidate) and any bad mouthing of G.Lu and/or the films gets edited severely. No thank you. I prefer my 1st amendment right to gripe intact thank you very much. I'll just stay here...

Jedi Clint
10-12-2001, 11:40 AM
Who has the time to wade through all that garbage to find one interesting post? I don't! Those forums look as though they'll surpass Aldera.net and Theforce.net as being the worst SW forums around.

One point of interest. The picture (of Obi Wan as a hologram) located to the left of the forums is from AOTC.

master jedi
10-12-2001, 06:28 PM
If they had as good of forums as SSG has I'd be posting there more than I do here. BUt we all know that ain't gonna happen.

GNT
10-12-2001, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Jedi Clint
One point of interest. The picture (of Obi Wan as a hologram) located to the left of the forums is from AOTC.

And I thought it was from Episode 1,me bad ;)

bigbarada
10-13-2001, 05:29 PM
This is kind of a wierd criticism, but there is just waaaayy too much activity on those forums right now. I feel like I'm getting lost in the shuffle and nobody is actually reading anything anybody says. At least over here there is a more slowly paced, yet constant, flow of posts. It makes it easier to keep up.

Jargo
10-13-2001, 05:38 PM
I registered but I'll probably never post as I just had a sense that the censorship would be a little medieval. But then, the way i diss Lucas I'd end up with nothing in my posts there anyway. :) I've looked at several forums on the net and find that most of them are too high handed in the censorship area. So that's why you have to endure me here ;)

GNT
10-13-2001, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by EMPEROR JARGO
So that's why you have to endure me here ;)

rats ;)

Rollo Tomassi
10-14-2001, 12:25 AM
I went in there and poked around for a few minutes today and there was a "thread" about nudity and intercourse between hayden and natalie in Episode II. Somebody said "No. But George insists on being naked during their romance scenes. Go figure." I thought it was odd that managed to stay in there...I also thought it was pretty funny and a gross visual...

master jedi
10-14-2001, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Rollo Tomassi
I went in there and poked around for a few minutes today and there was a "thread" about nudity and intercourse between hayden and natalie in Episode II. Somebody said "No. But George insists on being naked during their romance scenes. Go figure." I thought it was odd that managed to stay in there...I also thought it was pretty funny and a gross visual...

I'm suprised they haven't deleted that thread yet and banned whoever started the thread.

derek
10-14-2001, 10:33 PM
i wonder if in true lucas film fashion, they'll now start closing down fan forums? i almost laughed at the costume section they have there. one poster was asking where he could get a vader costume. well a few months ago, i could have sent him to a few sites, but they've since been closed down by the "emperor"

GNT
10-15-2001, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by master jedi
I'm suprised they haven't deleted that thread yet and banned whoever started the thread.

Thats cause there aren't moderators,there are but they are doing a bad job at it!

master jedi
10-15-2001, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by GNT


Thats cause there aren't moderators,there are but they are doing a bad job at it!

Yeah. I've been posting similar things there I'd usually post here and I'm suprised they havent deleted my posts or banned me. I have over 100 posts ther already. If they had good moderators I'd only have about 5 or 10 posts.

Lobito
10-15-2001, 11:56 PM
Im great here, plus i dont think i could keep up the pace with another forum, this one IS IT!! Plus...there will never be a SSG Story in another forum...:cool:

GNT
10-16-2001, 02:04 AM
Originally posted by master jedi
I have over 100 posts ther already. If they had good moderators I'd only have about 5 or 10 posts.

I have around 85,There forums are just compacted which IMO is wrong, And its weird that they close down harmless threads and leave the se* type threads open

master jedi
10-16-2001, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by GNT


I have around 85,There forums are just compacted which IMO is wrong, And its weird that they close down harmless threads and leave the se* type threads open


Yeah. I posted a SSG roll call thread there and I think htey tok it down yet they keep threads talking about intercourse open. I just don't get it.

Also at the theforce.net forums I got banned for stating my opinion. I said that I thought something sucked. It's a good that we have the SSG forums where we have the freedom of opinion.

Sliver FBI
10-16-2001, 11:11 PM
I think itīs pretty crowded over there. The only forums I visit frequently are this one and the BHC Forums, I only check the SW.com when I have some spare time and there isnīt anything interesting on TV.

Its hard to keep tracks of some thread there since there seems to be a lot of activity. They also need Icons and stuff like that. Does anyone know how many Moderators are they? I think theyīll need twice as much to keep track of all that crowd.

Overall, Iīd give those Forums a 6.

GNT
10-17-2001, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by Sliver FBI
I think itīs pretty crowded over there. The only forums I visit frequently are this one and the BHC Forums, I only check the SW.com when I have some spare time and there isnīt anything interesting on TV.

Hey Sliver FBI, I take it your Darth Sliver over at BHC?

master jedi
10-17-2001, 12:28 PM
The only features at the SW.Com message boards are bold, Italic, and underline. There isn't even an edit feature.

Mandalorian Candidat
10-17-2001, 04:17 PM
I predict that the forums will fail within two months. The reason? JT will not prop them up with thousands of posts because there's a 1000 character max for each post. Since the minimum posting for JT takes at least 30 minutes, and hence several thousand characters, he will give up in frustration, leave the site alone, and it will wither away and die.

I could be wrong though. The same logic could dictate that GNT, master of posts with less than 100 characters, may swamp the SW.com forums with literally thousands of micro-sized threads thus ensuring its survival.

What an interesting conundrum. I'll get the boys at CalTech on it ASAP.

:) :) :) :) :) :)

Jargo
10-17-2001, 04:25 PM
I wonder what they'd make of me and my Lucas dissin' attitude. :)
Maybe i should hop on over and have a mosey around......

JediCole
10-17-2001, 05:32 PM
This is the first I've heard of those forums, I have had little reason to look elsewhere but SSG, the crowd here is articulate, informed, friendly and all around true fans of Star Wars. Sure we all complain about the odd points of the films, but in the end we just keep coming back for more. If there is the kind of censorship of Lucas bashing that is spoken of in this thread, then Mr. Lucas' people are doing him a great disservice. As a person in the public eye, he needs to realize that there is a lot of love of his work behind MOST of the critics scalding words. That we complain about this point and that only shows that we love Star Wars and want it to be the best that it can be, what Lucas should be worried about is reaching a point where no one is complaining, because they no longer care!
I would like to think that such post-Nazis are overzealous censors trying to curry favor with Lucas by eliminating anything that might impugne his good name, however in light of the fact that it has been reported that he no longer surfs the net (he has lawyers for that who rack up a criminal volume of billable hours scouring the internet to put the kibosh on any site that has not payed an excessive fee to exist) because of so much negativism. If Mr. Lucas would really look around he might find as much possitive as negative, and let his work grow by culling the thoughts of both.
Now this is the sort of thing that is bound to get me banned from that site before I even visit it for the first time.

One final thought on the issue of censorship and text limitations in the context of online forums. Though these are essentially "public" forums, they are still the domain of their administrators and are therefore subject to the scrutiny of their content by said administrators. There is a fine line between freedom of speach and the rights of the owners and opperators of websites to determine content on those sites. In the end, they have as much right to censor your thoughts on their sites as you have to express them anywhere you see fit. If you want total control of your own thoughts and expressions, start your own site and fear not the icy hand of the censor!

Sliver FBI
10-17-2001, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by GNT


Hey Sliver FBI, I take it your Darth Sliver over at BHC?

Thatīs right!:D

So, are you Bounty Hunter GNT!? ;)

GNT
10-18-2001, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
I could be wrong though. The same logic could dictate that GNT, master of posts with less than 100 characters, may swamp the SW.com forums with literally thousands of micro-sized threads thus ensuring its survival.

I've given up on the SW.com message board,I not until they make it better! I hate it!


So, are you Bounty Hunter GNT!?

Why yes i am, So far so good you have no votes in the Survivor thread which is good :) I see you voted for Jediseely,could be a mistake!

I have a bad feeling about DarthDudleyDoRight,Princess Leia,R5-D4

JediTricks
10-19-2001, 01:07 AM
Not every post of mine takes that long. ;) Still, a 1,000 character limit is totally bonkers IMO. It'll take a lot more than what the sw.com forums have to get me interested. And even if they do add a ton of features and deactivate the forum fascism, the issue of "too many people talking at once" still creeps up.