Category: Internet

I began to question where forums fit into the present day socially oriented Internet picture in November when I wrote Where Do Forums Fit on a Social Network Driven Internet? The consensus was that forums are still wanted, needed and could still serve. For me, personally, to keep at it for what is now my 12th year as a moderator (10 years with my club/forum, plus 2 years moderating email list discussions before that), I needed to find ways toRead more…

I was young the day John F. Kennedy was killed but I knew the world had changed. I remember my college house mates and I huddled in shock the day John Lennon was shot and killed. Maybe it was the influence of those two tragic events because on the very day I first saw the Internet I thought to myself, “This can help create peace (cre8pc).” Next year Cre8asiteforums will be 10 years old for me. For most everyone elseRead more…

Last Friday I hinted at change and today I’ll hint more. I feel like I’m reading a book, the characters are all deeply involved in the action and I can’t wait to see how they resolve everything. Today, I’ll put to rest the rumors about Cre8asiteforums. I die, see Dumblefore, who only pretended to die in the last book, and we magically both come back to life just in time to save the world from the devastation created by socialRead more…

First there was “chat”. I typed in a subject I was interested in and AOL took me to a virtual room where people were talking about it. I shyly disguised my name and joined in the discussion. Before long, my screeching modem was a regular household sound. The year was 1995. I was a newly divorced mom and did I EVER chat with some fascinating dudes, lemme tell ya. I inhaled those people I met. They argued. They had ideasRead more…

Every once in awhile someone will come to Cre8asiteforums to ask how to start or market their own forums. I always have two thoughts. Firstly, why are they selling their forums in ours? That’s tacky. Secondly, do they have any idea what they’re getting themselves into? While technically I own Cre8asiteforums, true “ownership” belongs to the entire community. This is what I’m most comfortable with. It’s also difficult to manage that way for a variety of reasons and impossible ifRead more…

One of the new things we launched last year at Cre8asiteforums was the idea that in addition to free website reviews from the public in our Website Hospital, we would also offer free software testing for Internet applications in BETA or after launch. The debut test application is called Ask3, a little survey application that sits inside a web page. It packs a wallop of a back-end, despite its innocent front-end. Designed to ask three questions, no more, at aRead more…

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