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Are the forums dead?

Yes
No
It's all dead.

Author Topic: I Question, by Lewf  (Read 1952 times)

September 04, 2008, 03:14:49 PM
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September 04, 2008, 05:26:02 PM
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I vote no...

deny deny deny!

September 06, 2008, 11:28:01 PM
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Are they dead? This can only be answered if one has the definition of life.

Life comes in many forms and various possibilities. Humans, being sentient, are apparently alive. We also recognize animals as having life, though their sentience is in question. Plants are alive, yet are not even conscious, they simply live and reproduce. A virus defies all sense of life, except that it will reproduce, though not alone, does this count as life? If so, so too must a digital virus appear to carry life within its magnetic and electrical "DNA".

A forum does little on its own, and certainly does not produce more of its kind, yet it can be given the feel of life simply by perpetuating and allowing activity. We see this type of life other places as well; "The forest is alive". Though the forest itself is merely a location, and not an entity in its own right, we still label it with life.

What then, constitutes the end of life? A forest is dead when there is no longer any activity, a creature is dead when it no longer moves and senses, a virus is dead when it ceases to exist. A person can enter a coma for indefinite periods of time, being seemingly dead but maintaining a tiny bit of life within.

This forum still exists. This forum still senses when someone arrives, welcoming and responding without hesitation. This forum has ever so small amount of activity still clinging on to a thread. The answer then, clearly, is that this forum is not dead.

September 07, 2008, 03:31:59 AM
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The forums aren't dead, they're just sleeping.

September 22, 2008, 01:14:50 AM
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The forum is like Terri Schaivo; technically still alive, but there's nothing really going on.

September 23, 2008, 07:53:38 PM
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I vote for Schiavo-esque vegetative life.

After all, how can we judge if the forums are alive if there is no activity to indicate conscious thought?  If we can show some conscious thought, it may provoke a return to a more active life!

Or, you know, not. 

This would also seem to imply that such foul places as 4Chan are dead by definition!!
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September 26, 2008, 10:39:36 PM
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boo. i vote not dead.
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November 09, 2008, 10:31:34 PM
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Schiavo it is.

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November 12, 2008, 10:22:32 PM
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what if the vote were to be dead?
what would happen then?!
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November 13, 2008, 10:29:55 PM
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December 10, 2008, 10:56:49 AM
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December 21, 2008, 09:27:24 PM
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December 24, 2008, 03:25:33 PM
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December 25, 2008, 11:56:07 PM
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Kodiac is never on Steam anymore :/
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