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We're getting restless

Postby benissimus » Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:37 pm

I notice my Latin brethren getting anxious, seeing that the Greeks now have two fora, while the Romans have but one. The Latin forum is also much larger... :o<br /><br />Too bad there aren't as many people familiar with the other brands of Latin...
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby mariek » Sat Aug 02, 2003 6:43 pm

No, that doesn't seem equitable, does it! <br /><br />I never knew there were other flavours of Latin. Why don't you enlighten the rest us... ;)
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Episcopus » Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:19 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=349;start=0#2551 date=1059849430]<br />two fora<br />[/quote]<br /><br />That merits a "you the man françis!".<br /><br />How about medieval Latin? Pity B.L.D wrote not one of that...<br /><br />Or just a forum titled "Subjunctiveses" :o
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Episcopus » Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:49 pm

Or...we COULD make a forum dedicated to...
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Nihil » Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:34 am

There could be a separate forum for discussing Latin literature and prose style or pehaps a forum for Neo-Latin.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby klewlis » Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:37 am

the question is whether a second latin forum is really necessary, or whether we'd be doing it simply because greek has two ;)
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby benissimus » Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:37 pm

I prefer one anyway, but I would feel a little more secure if I had a back-up one ;)<br /><br />The problem is that Vulgar Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin, Ancient (Ancient, Ancient) Latin, and Neo-Latin are not wholly and distinctly different except for in vocabulary and pronunciation. It's kind of nice having one forum heavily saturated in Latin as opposed to two fora heavily diluted :D
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Episcopus » Sun Aug 03, 2003 5:03 pm

I wish that I might see ancient, ancient Latin.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby ingrid70 » Sun Aug 03, 2003 7:40 pm

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=6;threadid=349;start=0#2592 date=1059930185]<br />I wish that I might see ancient, ancient Latin. <br />[/quote]<br /><br />Check out this site, they've ordered what they have chronologically"<br /><br />http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/a_chron.html<br /><br />Ingrid
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Episcopus » Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:01 pm

sweet!<br /><br />do I be studying s a e c u l u m s e p t i m u m<br />a n t e C h r i s t u m n a t u m? heh ;D<br /><br /><br />
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:24 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=349;start=0#2551 date=1059849430]<br />I notice my Latin brethren getting anxious, seeing that the Greeks now have two fora, while the Romans have but one. The Latin forum is also much larger... :o<br /><br />Too bad there aren't as many people familiar with the other brands of Latin...<br />[/quote]<br /><br />There's nothing I would like more than more boards. But I'm not sure there is the traffic to support an additional Latin board. In time, I'm certain more boards will be created.<br /><br />True, the Greeks have two - but that NT board might still have been a bit premature. Not much happening in it. Hopefully, our NT content will get linked to and that will change.<br /><br />I have been tossing the idea around in my mind of creating some boards that would relate to specific authors and textbooks. A Homeric board, First Greek Book board and Beginner's Latin Book board.<br /><br />But:<br /><br />a: I don't know if that's really necessary in light of the traffic levels<br />b: I don't know if that will confuse new comers and create more work for moderators who would then have to move posts around when threads are started in the wrong place.<br /><br /><br />It's YOUR forum - thoughts, suggestions?<br /><br />jeff
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby benissimus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:30 pm

I like it the way it is... just stirring up trouble :P
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby klewlis » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:33 pm

as an aside, is it just me or are our avatars HUGE today?
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby benissimus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:37 pm

Hahahahahaha. Yeah, it's true. That was hilarious, klewlis.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:38 pm

[quote author=klewlis link=board=6;threadid=349;start=0#2711 date=1060004020]<br />as an aside, is it just me or are our avatars HUGE today?<br />[/quote]<br />I was experimenting with the forum settings. It's back to normal now.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby klewlis » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:40 pm

yeah I noticed that you fixed the headings problem, so thought you must be playing ;)
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Jeff Tirey » Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:42 pm

While we're on the subject of the forum template - how do the forum colors look to Mac people? I'm not sure if there's enough contrast between all the white and grey.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby Episcopus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:00 pm

uh that's pretty off topic there jeff ;)
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby benissimus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:10 pm

This is the open forum :p
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby bingley » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:23 pm

Keep it simple. I don't think there's enough traffic yet to justify lots of different boards.
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Re:We're getting restless

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:33 pm

[quote author=jeff link=board=6;threadid=349;start=0#2708 date=1060003489]<br />I have been tossing the idea around in my mind of creating some boards that would relate to specific authors and textbooks. A Homeric board, First Greek Book board and Beginner's Latin Book board. [/quote]<br /><br />I think it's a bit premature, for the same reasons you stated. I don't think there's enough traffic yet. And I've seen "problems" on other forums where people don't know where they should go for what they're looking for. "One Stop Shopping" keeps everything nice and simple. The Agora already exists for anyone who wants to practice more advanced Latin. <br /><br />The only thing I can think of that would be an improvement is to either widen the message editing window or configure the software to allow members to specify how wide they want the window to be. I only mention this because I'd like to see more text when I'm replying to a message. <br />
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