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Hard News: Most Discursive Website

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Hey, yeah, there are lots of photoblogs – but I’ve never seen one where the audience took up the ability to upload their own images and immediately started having conversations in pictures. It’s really, really remarkable.

    Capture has been incredible. I haven't even seen that sort of engagement on the Flickr groups I've been part of over the years. I think it's a combo of camera technology being in the right place, the PA System photo sharing interface, and also the keen-as PA System community.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1821 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I haven't even seen that sort of engagement on the Flickr groups I've been part of over the years.

    Yeah, it's kind of blown me away too. I was hoping it would be a success eventually, but it seems to be an idea whose time had come, to coin a phrase. But the key, IMhO (ahem), is the warm atmosphere that existed in PA prior to its arrival.

    Ian linked to a sign that reads 'Sorry Nice People Only'.

    Pretty much sums it up, I reckon.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2068 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to JacksonP,

    Nice People Only

    Even the people I don't like are nice!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to JacksonP,

    But the key, IMhO (ahem), is the warm atmosphere that existed in PA prior to its arrival.

    It builds on what's gone before it, becomes part of the whole, and provides a foundation for whatever comes next. It's kind of great.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    an award for short attention spans?
    Congratulations on the poll dancing prize... Excellent news, that this site has been recognised as the soul of digression, the home of waffly irony with no lack of prolix 'n' politics...
    I'm thinking Islander's wonderful “circumperambulation” has found the perfect new home, here at heart of circumlocutory rambling, fluent reasoning and meandering streams of consciousness...

    Discurs...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4187 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Emma Hart,

    this place rocks...

    It builds on what’s gone before it, becomes part of the whole, and provides a foundation for whatever comes next.

    Oh, now you're just being sedimental...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4187 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Oh, now you’re just being sedimental…

    After the earth moved it just rises out of her.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Oh, now you're just being sedimental...

    Meta morphic

    I don't want to slate your argument, but I think it's full of schist.
    ;-p

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2068 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    my main influence is, I think, being a warm body here nearly all the time

    Way more than that. You created a tone, and kept working at it for years. You trusted some good people to grow it. Most of the contributors here would be pretty stoked with this outcome - there is a real sense that this forum leads opinion on many things. Nice to have numbers. Great to be a part of it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8011 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to JacksonP,

    I don’t want to slate your argument, but I think it’s full of schist.

    I don't have the stones to handle these puns. You’ve all lost your marble(s).

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3731 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Oh, now you’re just being sedimental…

    After the earth moved it just rises out of her.

    Also, only my cat puts more effort and hours into trying to bring about my early demise.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4285 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Maybe that was a pun too far? It's just norite!

    Could someone sing this corrosion to me...

    Ahh, Lambchop.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2068 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Emma Hart,

    only my cat puts more effort and hours into trying to bring about my early demise

    Don't be silly, killing you would be too easy. Establishing a state of fear and paranoia while still being cute enough to get steak trimmings is what defines feline talent.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3108 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to JacksonP,

    Gabbro, Gabbro, Hey!

    It's just norite!
    Ahh, Lambchop.

    I'd have thought it was more plutonic...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4187 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I'd have thought it was more plutonic...

    Indeed, it is igneous that rocks my Tangerine Dream world.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2068 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Ward,

    whose audience has the highest proportion of active contributors to messages boards, blogs and online discussions.

    On the website itself or tracked more broadly across all boards, blogs etc?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Mar 2007 • 1712 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Johnson, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    Not being much of a pun-dit, I'm wondering the same. It seems like it's across NZ websites in total(?), in that a certain % of unique browsers that visit PA also make comments on web forums, blogs etc.

    I'm slightly stunned that The Double Standard has so many unique visitors. There's obviously a much bigger audience for rabid (noun failure) than for the rather delicious discourse that goes on here.

    Wellington • Since Oct 2007 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston,

    I am well pleased to be part of the "most discursive website" even though I don't know what that means.
    This blog is a good place to be, as Jackson says it has a warm atmosphere but most of all the craic is good.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 421 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Gareth Ward,

    On the website itself or tracked more broadly across all boards, blogs etc?

    The latter. There are more people who discuss online in general than at any other site.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17936 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke, in reply to JacksonP,

    I don't want to slate your argument, but I think it's full of schist.

    That's not gneiss.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Clarke,

    gold

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Russell, congratulations. You are a gracious and thoughtful host to a boisterous and disputatious rabble of which I’m delighted to be a part.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3298 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    +1 from another one of the Rabble

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    gold

    That's a metal. Your schist may be full of gold, but only if you've got a clean slate, and do your deposits in vein.

    References pending.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2068 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke, in reply to JacksonP,

    I certainly dig what you're saying.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

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