I just had a flick through this thread and thought about what would allow me contribute to Words more often.
The first thing that came to mind was book discussions and reviews. I see you have a huge mega-thread of general "book discussion" but would it be possible to utilize the tags idea to mark these as separate discussions? Something like Book Title (book discussion)?
I would find this a good resource for picking up new reading material, and I imagine it could be based on the methods Film & Television employ with spoiler tags etc.
Obviously some titles would get more input than others (the classics especially) but I know this would keep me clicking back to write new review threads and contribute to others.
Just some food for thought.
get off your high horse, jennifer.You could also WRITE something, maybe even submit it.
That might help.
If you're just looking to find good books to read we have threads for that, shit-ton of them. Film & television isn't words. It's for lazy fuckheads who want to stare at a screen with their hand in their pants and not work.
I'd rather eat poison.
Words isn't in competition with the other sub-forums. It is what it is.why do we need to keep the forum buzzing?
We don't have corporate sponsors.
How about we just write when we're inspired (and) post when we feel comfortable...
Set it on fire.
"If you meet god in the street, kill him."
-Old buddhist saying
One of these days you're going to have a visitation. You're going to be walking down the street and across the street you're going to look and see God standing over there on the street corner motioning to you, saying, "Come to me, come to me." And you will know it's God, there will be no doubt in your mind — he has slitty little eyes like Buddha, and he's got a long nice beard and blood on his hands. He's got a big Charlton Heston jaw like Moses, he's stacked like Venus, and he has a great jeweled scimitar like Mohammed. And God will tell you to come to him and sing his praises. And he will promise that if you do, all of the muses that ever visited Shakespeare will fly in your ear and out of your mouth like golden pennies. It's the job of the writer in America to say, "Fuck you God, fuck you and the Old Testament that you rode in on, fuck you." The job of the writer is to kiss no ass, no matter how big and holy and white and tempting and powerful.
if you meet the buddha on the road, kill him!
- sheldon kopp