Author Topic: Eutopos

« on: January 19, 2038 »

It's Greek to me

My ideal forum, or nonforum as the case may be, would require no rules or explanations. It would be so user-friendly and intuitive that you wouldn’t have to puzzle over anything. You'd just get it.

Excepting perhaps the rules part, that's the usual goal, isn't it. You put up as many boards as it takes for the sorts of threads you want to fall naturally into place. CycleChat, for example, has over 50. On I stopped counting after 70.

For NACF (think of it as a koan) I wanted something simple, and as elegant as our logo. Simple can be devilishly complicated.

The following is where explanations might not go amiss.

Broadly speaking, Freewheeling is cycling culture, About the Bike is cycling stuff... but I don't believe in OT. And I don't believe in zombies.

If you struggle to find a bike even in the OP, note that there will be legacy posts from when Freewheeling was all there was, it being easier to type this sentence than to move them to another board.

Friday Night Ride to the Coast is for club members who get lost and find themselves here instead of across the road.

Specialist Subjects takes its name from the British game show Mastermind. It’s meant to be a place where you can wax long and lovingly about a particular subject.

The Shed is tucked deep inside Not Another Cycling Forum for a reason.

Stories can be fiction, nonfiction, or anything in between. I would love for On the nightstand to be filled with posts about books you're reading. Until that day, I'll fill it with books that haven't been written.

Dot Dot Dot is everything that doesn't fit into the other categories. Consider it our Empire waist.

Free For All is for politics and other controversial topics. It's as unnecessary as I write this as it probably will be in 2038, if the world and I are still around. What the hell, maybe it'll come in handy anyway.

Any Questions? probably doesn't require an explanation, but note that it's only visible once you login. It's also a place to try things out.

January 19, 2038 is the

You can edit your own posts without a time limit. You can rename your threads. You can delete your own account – even ban yourself for high crimes and misdemeanors. I’m not going to list all the permissions because they could change (like everything else), but I try to make possible what I’d want as a user, as balanced against what seems fair to others. Eutopia, or utopia?

You’ve come a long way, baby

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Because interactivity.

Hit me baby one more time