I need NT regulars - come on in!

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So I clicked on NT today and saw a post about a niketalk blog and gave one of these
. When I clicked on it and read some moreabout it though, it appears these people had different intentions than i did, as I've had this sort of idea going for awhile now and just never got aroundto starting it up - still, I figured I should hurry up and get my idea rolling before all the talent hops on board with the other place
. But just wantedto preface this by saying, i am not stealing anyone's idea here that I know of from the other post, it's just bad timing for one and and unfortunatesharing of terminology (which i don't think you guys were using right anyways, but whatever).


ANYWAYS - The point:

I've setup a "blog" of sorts about Niketalk - and I need people to becontributors to it. But I don't just want anybody, I want people who are regulars here, who get the culture around these parts, who are witty, and who canwrite decently.

The idea behind this thing? I'll give you it straight from the "about" page:


The hope for this site is that Niketalker's will be able to keep up with things they've missed, and discuss happenings dealing with Niketalk from a sort've "outside" perspective. The board has gotten big enough now that it's become something worthy of it's own commentary altogether. Hopefully this will be the place where that kind of conversation will take place, giving Niketalkers another outlet and voice in the world of hyperspace.

The important thing to remember is that it's all in good fun here.

I want recaps of big happenings here - it's tough to keep up with everything that goes on here, you can miss one week on the board and miss 20 things, fromshoe release information to hilarity in general. It's a blog ABOUT niketalk, not a blog that repeats everything already talked about on niketalk.

I don't think everyone will get that initially - and I'm sure many will come in here to say it's a stupid idea or whatever, but I think it'sworth doing and if anyone else does, and you think you meet the criteria I've listed above, I'd like you to join me.

If nothing else - take a look around and see if you have any suggestions for me on how to improve/build on this idea - it's a work in progress obviously,but I think it's something that could be a pretty cool addition to the NT community... it's something I wanted somebody else to do for a long time now,and I haven't seen that anybody has so I'm going to try to handle it myself I guess.


Anyways - for now, the link is here --- http://niketalk.wordpress.com/

Get at me through niketalkblog@gmail.com if you are interested in this. If you hate it, just keep it moving please.
(btw, i'm already noticing the site looks/works better in firefox, sodon't be upset if it looks stupid in IE)
 

calvinjohnson

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Originally Posted by Craftsy21

So I clicked on NT today and saw a post about a niketalk blog and gave one of these
. When I clicked on it and read some more about it though, it appears these people had different intentions than i did, as I've had this sort of idea going for awhile now and just never got around to starting it up - still, I figured I should hurry up and get my idea rolling before all the talent hops on board with the other place
. But just wanted to preface this by saying, i am not stealing anyone's idea here that I know of from the other post, it's just bad timing for one and and unfortunate sharing of terminology (which i don't think you guys were using right anyways, but whatever).


ANYWAYS - The point:

I've setup a "blog" of sorts about Niketalk - and I need people to be contributors to it. But I don't just want anybody, I want people who are regulars here, who get the culture around these parts, who are witty, and who can write decently.

The idea behind this thing? I'll give you it straight from the "about" page:


The hope for this site is that Niketalker's will be able to keep up with things they've missed, and discuss happenings dealing with Niketalk from a sort've "outside" perspective. The board has gotten big enough now that it's become something worthy of it's own commentary altogether. Hopefully this will be the place where that kind of conversation will take place, giving Niketalkers another outlet and voice in the world of hyperspace.

The important thing to remember is that it's all in good fun here.
I want recaps of big happenings here - it's tough to keep up with everything that goes on here, you can miss one week on the board and miss 20 things, from shoe release information to hilarity in general. It's a blog ABOUT niketalk, not a blog that repeats everything already talked about on niketalk.

I don't think everyone will get that initially - and I'm sure many will come in here to say it's a stupid idea or whatever, but I think it's worth doing and if anyone else does, and you think you meet the criteria I've listed above, I'd like you to join me.

If nothing else - take a look around and see if you have any suggestions for me on how to improve/build on this idea - it's a work in progress obviously, but I think it's something that could be a pretty cool addition to the NT community... it's something I wanted somebody else to do for a long time now, and I haven't seen that anybody has so I'm going to try to handle it myself I guess.


Anyways - for now, the link is here --- http://niketalk.wordpress.com/

Get at me through niketalkblog@gmail.com if you are interested in this. If you hate it, just keep it moving please.
(btw, i'm already noticing the site looks/works better in firefox, so don't be upset if it looks stupid in IE)




stoneface
 
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So you're kinda trying to compress the forums into one?

Like an outline of what happened that day on NT?

I'm a little confused on the outlook. I re-read what you wrote like 3 times. I'm always willing to help though. I've been here a while and I wouldlike to give back.
 
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so you want an official NT historian/scribe page?

I'm no psychologist but there might be some signs of addiction here.

plus part of NT is being there, if you weren't "there" you missed it, seniority sucks...if you ain't senior.
 
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Originally Posted by DOWNTOWN43

i'll jump in if you get a new domain with ads, just cut me some of the ad profits.
Same.
I'll have a lot of time over summer with not taking summer term, and not having work.
 
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I'm only slightly interested now. It seems confusing how you described it. What I got out of your post is that youwant people to blog about what happened on NT a particular day or week. Now is this strictly General or does this encompass all NT sections? And that wouldmean that that particular person would have to go through each and every thread to see if it is comment worthy. Eventually they would be able to skim thethreads with multiple pages (ie: 5+) or something. Let me know if I'm getting close
. Or better yet, explain in better detail how you want thecontributors to contribute and details of the job.
 
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you want ad money to be a contributor? you know the ad bubble's busted right? it's gonna take some serious hits to generate any sort of money, andso far the responses in here don't make me believe that's going to happen anytime soon. besides, if you want to be paid you better have some seriouscontributions my friend.. show ME the money first.
kidding obviously.. i have no plans for this to be a money making exercise, it's just somethingi've always wanted to see done here.

Look - i know a lot of people won't get "my vision", as I said - keep it moving. NT is a culture now.. and cultures need commentary. That'swhat this is about.

For the people who still don't get what the idea is but are still interested - as i said, just email me with what you have in mind to contribute andI'll let you know how it works for what i'm thinking.
 
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Originally Posted by p0tat0 5alad

I'm only slightly interested now. It seems confusing how you described it. What I got out of your post is that you want people to blog about what happened on NT a particular day or week. Now is this strictly General or does this encompass all NT sections? And that would mean that that particular person would have to go through each and every thread to see if it is comment worthy. Eventually they would be able to skim the threads with multiple pages (ie: 5+) or something. Let me know if I'm getting close
. Or better yet, explain in better detail how you want the contributors to contribute and details of the job.
i don't want to paint myself into a corner by limiting what i'm looking for here - so i'm trying to stay somewhat open about the format so as notto chase any good ideas away.

But the basic premise is that there are now "events" that take place on niketalk... whether it's a funny or interesting interaction betweenseveral users, or major news in the community.

Think of it like this.. ever watch the show Best Week Ever? They don't necessarily do anything on there but make little editorials about the entertainmentworld... that's essentially what this is, only it's about the NT world.

Got me? That's the LOOSE idea behind it... in a sense.
 
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so are you thinking like a summary of the day's events type thing? Or just like some witty banter concerning the goings on around here?

you should write a sample article to give more of an idea of what you're looking to do.
 
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There's already a place the NT "inner circle" go to talk about NT.

If you don't know about it, then you're not in the inner circle.
 
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Originally Posted by Fantastic4our

so are you thinking like a summary of the day's events type thing? Or just like some witty banter concerning the goings on around here?

you should write a sample article to give more of an idea of what you're looking to do.
I don't even know for sure to be honest with you - that's why i'm looking for other people who understand the basic idea of whati'm going for here and can contribute their own talents and ideas. I don't even know for sure that i will be contributing much myself, as I'drather play the role of an editor/overseer in the end.

I don't want it to be as mundane as just a summary of day's events.. i think that's a little boring. But I'd like there to bediscussion/editorials/quips about stuff that happens here... say there's a recent trend of certain annoying things being posted/done here - if you takenote of that, you point it out with examples and your own little take on it.

I don't think there's a set formula for what this will be - it'd be silly to say it has to be one thing, if another thing makes more sense. Butlike i said - it's kind of a place to talk about NT from an outside perspective, with an insiders touch. Or something like that.

There's already a place the NT "inner circle" go to talk about NT.

If you don't know about it, then you're not in the inner circle.

mmm-hmm. That's fine, I've seen these places come and go my friend... they're all well and good, i never saw a point. It's justa place people go because they get to curse and post porn, otherwise it's the exact same as NT minus most of the few intelligent thoughts that make theirway here.

But thanks for acting like you're cooler than the room.
 
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Can we join on later on? I would like to see how things go within the first couple of weeks or so. Just to get an idea as to what I'm getting into and seeif its really something that I can contribute to. I'm still interested but I don't want to hop into something before fully knowing what I'm gettingmyself into. Plus, I don't want to commit and then real life happens and screws everything up for me.
 
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It's funny. A month ago a member with about 200 post came up with the EXACT same idea, only instead of it being a blog, he suggested a stickied thread inthe Archives section. Son's %#@ hole got torn up, relentless roasting. Dude said, "If I I had a few thousand post yall would greet the idea with openarms."

Well I'll be damned...
 
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Originally Posted by p0tat0 5alad

Can we join on later on? I would like to see how things go within the first couple of weeks or so. Just to get an idea as to what I'm getting into and see if its really something that I can contribute to. I'm still interested but I don't want to hop into something before fully knowing what I'm getting myself into. Plus, I don't want to commit and then real life happens and screws everything up for me.
yes definitely. i understand completely.

It's funny. A month ago a member with about 200 post came up with the EXACT same idea, only instead of it being a blog, he suggested a stickied thread in the Archives section. Son's %#@ hole got torn up, relentless roasting. Dude said, "If I I had a few thousand post yall would greet the idea with open arms."

Well I'll be damned...
i wouldn't say i've been greeted with open arms here either.. only about 3 people out of 18 replies or so even care to ask more about it.
 
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so I'm thinking (and this might be a stupid analogy) an NT version of "The Soup" on E! channel. Does that sound about right?
 
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