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Maybe an Off Topic Forum


Hi Mike, first off I enjoy the site and discussion forums very much. I was just wondering have you considered an OT section in the forum? It could give people a reason/place to hang out more and stay longer. Its just like a relaionship with a person if you only talk about one thing all the time people tend to get bored or only visit you occasionaly. Dont get me wrong I could take a Super Powers bath (if my wife would let me). I would love to see more traffic come thru here.

Just a thought, not trying to take away from the haven you have created. Thanks for your vision and time.

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Hi 15again,

I'm curious to learn more about your suggestion of an "off-topic" forum section. By that are you suggesting a section for discussion of non-SP toy lines or a section that would allow for completely non-toy related conversations? I've toyed with the idea of adding an "other toy lines" section since some of our active members are delving into collecting other lines, but haven't pondered a completely non-toy discussion section. I'm very interested to hear which of those you're suggesting as I'm always open to good suggestions!

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I too am curious of a non toy related discussion section.
As far as non SP related discussions I know some of the members here are collecting MEGO, Star Wars and Secret Wars.
Mike I know you are also into Star Wars. Myself I have a random collection of toys that I had as a kid or just comic figures that I always liked from Marvel lines. Just my 2 cents of course.
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Well Off Topic could encompass all of what you are thinking about. For example someone could post about Mego Figures or maybe “Have you seen Iron Man 3?” The fluff topics would fall off the grid but the ones with more meat would stay on the first page or two. I don’t think you would necessarily have to make a forum for every toy line (which a lot of sites do). People don’t like to search down long lists of titles, we are lazy by nature. emoticon You have a good setup here, clean and to the point. The OT would basically be a free for all, anything goes subject wise. Of course all house rules would apply there too.


It wouldn’t need much to start just a title and description;

Off Topic: Discussion for anything not SP related.


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Super Powers will always rule! BUT, i do get a lot of enjoyment collecting other lines as well. And i enjoy sharing my "scores" here with ya'll. I struggled with what forum to put my pics of Mego, Secret Wars, and Star Wars in. I started in the Misc. SP Discussions Forum and ultimately settled on the New Aquisitions Forum. Mike not only didn't have a problem with it, he congratulated me on my new figures..... so i continue sharing. I also collect DC Universe Classics and Justice League Unlimited as well. I like the idea of a more "appropriate" Forum for these types of threads so as not to clutter up the Super Powers stuff (which is what this forum and Mike's site is all about). I would also like to see more participation on the Forums as i enjoy coming here to see what folks have posted and find myself somewhat disappointed when there's nothing flagged as "NEW" when i sign in. I think my 2 cents turned into a nickel LOL. In conclusion, i think there is definitely room for one more forum, if not two. I dunno, Mike may prefer to keep things small to keep the moderating job more manageable. We open the flood gates and we may end up with trolls and flaming.... that we surely don't need.

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Thanks to all of you for providing such valuable insight and opinions on this suggestion that 15again made. I've decided to go ahead with the new "Off-Topic" forum addition. emoticon I went ahead and quickly populated it by moving some existing non-SP threads there to kick things off. Most of you know me as a Super Powers and Star Wars collector, but my collecting interests (both prototype and production) branch into a vast number of other toy lines, so I'm confident I'm going to enjoy this section as much as all of you will! So, thanks again for the suggestions and hopefully this new section will continue to bring our small community here on these forums even closer together and encourage additional participation from everyone!

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Wow that was easy!

Ok now if everyone could send me $10 that would really help out the community. emoticon


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15again,
That's awesome let me know if it works!! emoticon

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