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Old 11-06-08, 05:23 PM
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kill the vegas forum?

there have been posts in 6 threads in the last month. The majority of posts are in 2 threads, one which could belong in tvtalk. Why not just ax the forum?
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Old 11-06-08, 06:12 PM
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You've never posted there. Why do you care?
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Old 11-06-08, 07:48 PM
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I never thought it served any purpose, but I don't care either way.
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Old 11-06-08, 07:58 PM
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There's a Vegas forum?
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Old 11-06-08, 08:49 PM
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Merge it with the Books forum, that should double the traffic there.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:00 PM
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Always thought it was a weird idea for a forum. Seems like there could just be a thread or two in Other.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:10 PM
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I think it should be removed. Definitely not enough traffic to warrant it.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:27 PM
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I always thought it was meant to be a section dedicated to an "adult" topic, but separated from the adult forum which was of course about sexual things.
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Old 11-06-08, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RoQuEr View Post
there have been posts in 6 threads in the last month. The majority of posts are in 2 threads, one which could belong in tvtalk. Why not just ax the forum?
There are also nearly 900 threads in it. I don't think the moderators have to devote a lot of attention to it, it helps to keep the other forum a littler cleaner, and it gives a separate place for gamblers and poker players on the forum to go to search for information.

What benefit would there be to axing it?
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Old 11-07-08, 06:43 AM
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Too many people care way too much about things that don't affect them. If you don't go in there, there's no reason for you to want it to go away.
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Old 11-07-08, 10:07 AM
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Too many people care way too much about things that don't affect them. If you don't go in there, there's no reason for you to want it to go away.
exactly. i like the Vegas forum. and i bet more people browse it than you think.
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Old 11-07-08, 10:14 AM
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I would say a lot of people have asked for subforums in the past that would have as much traffic as the Poker/Vegas forum and have been denied. In that case, there wouldn't be any reason to deny those requests.
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Old 11-07-08, 10:30 AM
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When online poker was allowed more, that place was really jumping. I still lurk over there all the time.
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Old 11-07-08, 10:53 AM
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I would say a lot of people have asked for subforums in the past that would have as much traffic as the Poker/Vegas forum and have been denied. In that case, there wouldn't be any reason to deny those requests.
My only argument would be that the Poker/Vegas sub already exists. Why create a new subforum if you know the traffic will be light?

I am all for subforums anyway. Even if there isnt much traffic. Anything to keep the forums less cluttered is fine by me.
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Old 11-07-08, 03:41 PM
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I don't there is so much traffic on this sight that people need to worry about clutter. However this subforum really suffered when online poker was banned.
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Old 11-07-08, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy517 View Post
You've never posted there. Why do you care?
this x 100

I'd like roquer to post all the ways that the Vegas forum has ruined his dvdtalk experience. Either that, or confess to being a party pooper and attempting to ruin others' experiences here for no reason whatsoever.
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Old 11-07-08, 06:22 PM
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I don't know, I can see some other valid reasons as to why it would be useful to just dissolve it. For instance, if someone wants to post a thread asking for recommendations for Vegas, posting it in Other would probably get a ton of more responses then it would in the sub forum that very few visit.
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Old 11-07-08, 08:49 PM
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I don't think gambling is very family friendly.
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Old 11-08-08, 01:12 AM
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I learned to play poker and gamble *FROM* my family.
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Old 11-08-08, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho View Post
I learned to play poker and gamble *FROM* my family.
This.

El Scorcho's mom taught me to gamble as well.
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Old 11-08-08, 04:34 PM
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i always had you pegged as a type that plays keno
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Old 11-08-08, 05:33 PM
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I only pop in before/after I went to Vegas, but there's a wealth of info in there (though a lot of it is way out of date).

I like to think that DVDTalk considered having more subforums and added Vegas/Book Talk, and then figure out there really wasn't that much interest in either.

Not that there's a vote around here, but I vote to keep it.
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Old 11-09-08, 04:59 AM
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I only pop in before/after I went to Vegas, but there's a wealth of info in there (though a lot of it is way out of date).
The subforum was really helpful before my very first trip to Vegas this past summer. I don't see why we have to get rid of the forum.
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Old 11-09-08, 11:23 PM
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The main reason the Poker/Vegas forum has been a little slow in recent months probably has to do with the fact that the overall economy is pretty shitty at the moment. Gambling tends to take a back seat during economic downturns. Poker in general has slowed in popularity with joe six pack as well. We will recover... eventually.

I say keep it...
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Old 11-09-08, 11:26 PM
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I'm not trying to ruin anybodies experience. I just don't think the forum has the critical mass to justify its continued existence. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the active topics found fresh interest if they were moved to tv/other. Perhaps the wealth of information in the forum can be archived.
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