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History teaches that some people wander here when other sites go down. Our question to you is: Can anything be done to make NOLAJBS.net better enough to maintain your interest in making this a frequent place to hit during your busy weeks?

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Offline Canuck62

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2007, 06:28:06 AM »
Well my reason for being here now was a private message which was sent to my email. I haven't been doing the forum thing for some time at least in any regular way. No fault of any particular forum. Just a mental shift of interest. It happens. But I have no complaints about this place.  ;D
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2007, 06:56:41 AM »
I voted #1.. had been busy for awhile, and am not in the habit of visiting here(or LF), you should send out the global e-mails more often? ;) a message maybe once a month or every other week might help to keep people coming back as well, like a subliminal reminder. Maybe fill it with an overview of Ron Paul campaign news and a brief mention of one or two other important but under-reported news items coupled with a link to a post here on the subject. Such as the neocon escort thing on the main page for example.

That is an excellent idea.
I would have never thought of it, because of the concern that it may be viewed as a bit pushy, but now - the way you propose it - that reluctance appears just plain silly.

FreedonCell Monthly - people will come regularly just to be up to speed, so that when the 'pamphlet' arrives, they can say "I knew that..."  ;D

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2007, 09:08:18 AM »
Process, here, has a good point about the emails reminding people to check in. You may want to seriously consider doing it.

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2007, 12:29:47 PM »
I have to agree with the url change too, though freedomcell.com/org/net are unavailable*, .info and .us you can still get.

http://whois.sc

http://GoDaddy.com

*edit: unless you have $1,700  :o http://whois.domaintools.com/freedomcell.com
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2007, 01:00:57 PM »
The lack of desire to post at NOLAJBS, imho, comes from several factors:
Thanks for the factors. I'll address each one.

1) The name.  As I've recommended strongly in the past, you should change the domain name to "www.freedomcell.com/org/info/net".  Too much baggage comes with "JBS."
Although this is true, the reason I kept he domain is to illustrate the history:
I was a Bircher believing I was on the right road to recover what was lost (stolen). From firsthand experience, I learned that I was being controlled by false opposition - Mormons/Freemasonry. I pulled away, challenging them to address Zionism. What appears to be "baggage" should be considered a vital piece of this site: past, present, and future. It's what we are - Leaderless Resistance! :D

That concept needs to be implemented much more. ;)

2) The initial brouhaha which allowed Nick & his Donkey + "gjenkins" + others to remain here and disparage the site (and me).
Let them all disparage if that is the intent. Non-disparagement does not exist. Someone, be they from LF or any other source, will always attempt to degrade a very unique and good site - not to mention the head of it. Several factors come to play: they may be part of or the heads of a false opposition who despise us; they may be from another site that is completely and utterly jealous of content, members, and vision; they may be part of Leaderless Resistance from a totally difference viewpoint just want to challenge our's (iron sharpening iron), etc. etc. etc.

3) The Rachel1958 clusterfuck.  (FYI: She's now posting at LF as "Dahlia"somethingorother.  Why the Admins don't toss her out is beyond me.)
Yeah, that ...

The good that came from that was we gained experience. Nothing more, nothing less.

4) Most importantly: The overt (in a good way) anti-Zionist aspect of this forum has a lot of milquetoast posters--the Entertainment crowd: Football and brews--nervous as to posting here regularly.
Agreed. That's what the MSM attracts - dead weight. Let them have all the drift wood.[/quote]

As I've always recommended, this site should be geared toward activism.  Getting things done.  Talk is fine...but there are a jillion places to talk.
It is geared to activism. Do you want this site more dictatorial in setting an agenda like each and every other controlled opposition site telling members what and when to do something? If you noticed, we've posted pieces of legislation to address. I have no clue who did or didn't make phone calls, write letters, etc. What do you suggest in this realm?
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2007, 01:07:33 PM »
That is an excellent idea.

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FreedonCell Monthly ...
Agreed. Today is December 1st.

Process, would you (and others) be interested in helping yank out posts/threads for it? In my opinion, if members take an active role in something other than posting - they stay.
There is that notoriety factor!
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2007, 01:09:53 PM »
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As I've always recommended, this site should be geared toward activism.  Getting things done.

ive always been under the impression that many of the members here are active, in the real world.
first rule of fight club...dont talk about fight club  ;)

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2007, 01:11:14 PM »
first rule of fight club...dont talk about fight club  ;)
:D lol
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2007, 01:16:13 PM »
I agree. One shouldn`t have to find out what the name and url of a website means; it should be as self-explanitory as possible. The name should also generally indicate the purpose of the website, IMO.
Please see my reply to fahey.
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2007, 07:50:14 PM »
ive always been under the impression that many of the members here are active, in the real world.
first rule of fight club...dont talk about fight club? ;)

Yeah, I was a bit puzzled by that as well (not to mention shocked).
Formally orgnized stuff would be near blasphemous in the Temple of Whatchamacallit...

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2007, 09:37:09 PM »
After 2 days or less it is not a big deal at all. It is easy to make a buddy-list on the back of a business card and keep it handy. Where there is a will there is a way.  :)

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2007, 10:13:00 PM »
True. I am keeping mine on a text file. :)
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2007, 12:00:33 AM »
NOLAJBS.net has served it's purpose and it is time to move on.
While unwallpapering this evening (and what a pain in the neck that was), I did some thinking and self-evaluating. Although I've made my point and took a stand on this domain issue, I realize that it was selfish of me to want to keep things the same and expect quick results.  I've considered the request by jack4400 and fahey and moved ahead and purchased a more suitable domain name. Since I'm stuck on Freedom Cell (and since freedomcell.org was already taken), I went ahead and purchased FreedomCellForum.org (I prefered the .net, but there was a sale on .org). This way, I won't lose what we built - a history and reputation - and can grow bigger and better. I will get busy on pitching the tent there. Don't worry. There shall be no hiccups here that I foresee.

Thank you all. It's been a pleasure serving you guys and gals and I look forward to doing it again in the near future. If you guys have more suggestions, nows the time to speak up. ;)

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2007, 12:00:51 AM »
That works...

My bigger flaglist I have on a spread sheet, in alphabetic order over 5 colums,
this I use if I post an article.
 
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2007, 12:53:38 AM »
ive always been under the impression that many of the members here are active, in the real world.
first rule of fight club...dont talk about fight club  ;)

lol

A Catch-22, were there ever one.  I know the Game.  & you're right.

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2007, 01:26:58 PM »
Agreed. Today is December 1st.

Process, would you (and others) be interested in helping yank out posts/threads for it? In my opinion, if members take an active role in something other than posting - they stay.
There is that notoriety factor!

Sure, I'll help out where I can
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2007, 10:47:48 PM »
thats always been sort of a catch-22 around here--we have lots of 'potential members' but none of them post regularly...because none of them post regularly.

Also makes it hard when many of the posters here were already regulars at LF when they joined up. It's a hard place to compete against for posters limited time even with all the problems it has...

I voted one because it's a wide range of posters from all walks of life and varying backgrounds that appeals to me in a forum. With more posters here you'd achieve that.

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2007, 01:37:42 PM »

How does one change font size for particulars of this board? Some fonts I`m observing, like those for "Notify of replies | Mark unread | Send this topic | Bookmark" and  "Post Reply   Quote   Flag" are so small I can barely read the letters.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2007, 02:59:32 PM by jack4400 »

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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2007, 02:16:11 PM »
You may try adjusting the browser to increase the text size through the browser menu or do it the short cut way by the "Ctrl" and "+" keys.
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Re: NOLAJBS SURVEY: Better or Worse?
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2007, 08:51:59 PM »
(1)I don't think there is anything wrong with using your name.  I come from a serious design background.  One of our heroes, maybe the greatest living designer, Massimo Vignelli, once said use a name for your business because it means there is a human behind that name.  He did groundbreaking studies as a leader in corporate identity programs to determine how names affect client success.
For example, "Neocons", how many of them can you name besides a well known few?
Who is al-Qaeda?  A gossamer fog of unidentified, robed camel traders with AK-47s, running around in the sand?   

2)Ok, my reason wasn't listed.  I am looking for discussion about what is going on right now, immediacy.  I am bored with reading something on the forums that was already read on our welcome pages.  Why should we frequent mainstream when the mainstream conceals details that should be obvious?  Or worse, be the shopping masses and illiterates whom they hope to snare through ad agency press releases passed off as news?  The truth is no one changes forums without some "cataclysmic" event.  Even when preceding the event your interest long waned.  If there is a place that has timely material and literate members, I would settle down for the long term.