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Should OG Oontzers with kids old enough, allow them to join 12oz?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by misteraven, Jan 23, 2018.


Should OG Oontzers with kids old enough, allow them to join 12oz?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
  2. No (Fuck no!)

    3 vote(s)
  3. Boogie hands

    11 vote(s)
  1. morton

    morton Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2006 Messages: 2,894 Likes Received: 249
    In terms of harmful places on the internet 12oz is pretty far down on the list. I do not think my child would be interested in digging into my participation but any embarrassment there I could handle and have always tried to be pretty quiet and selective about participation anyway.

    And yes, the forum as a format has been outmoded by social media and as often as not has hastened it's demise by trying to imitate social media.
  2. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,901 Likes Received: 376
    I agree with the first part, not so much with the second. I think social is just very easy to consume and originally hit the sweet spot between rewarding distraction and ease of use / personal investment. Seems to me that most people are turning their back on social and I believe many more would if there was something to replace the social interaction with. I do think it needs to maintain a similar ease of use, but I also believe people are looking for a richer experience. Not sure what that looks like or am I suggesting that forums might be the solution, but clearly Reddit has a monster following and I think it falls closer to being a forum that it does to being something resembling Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

    Likewise, I've even noticed how certain threads on here have started moving pretty fast (at least compared to most these days) and I think that is evidence that people do enjoy interacting within the forum context. Obviously its dependent on enough active and like minded individuals that checking in, returns the reward of content worth the time to have come check in. Having built this from day one, it really does feel to me like the earliest days of the forum in that it was just a handful of friends that knew each other in IRL and therefore had established relationships that ed to real conversations. Along the way strangers joined up, saw what was being discussed, lurked for a bit and then finally jumped in with a comment. Over time, some dropped off and many others established themselves as part of the community and are still on here posting. Many others have dropped off and a few have checked back in on occasion.

    Again, seems to be whats happening now. We pick up some lurkers, lose a few, but based on what the established few on here continue to talk about is what leads to the new people dropping a comment that often leads to their eventual participation and engagement.

    On a different yet related note, I've all but decided to consolidate the website further so that its essentially a forum and online shop and not much else. The forum is its own thing and seems the tech part is finally stable and functioning well. The shop is the outlet I need to bring 12ozProphet back into being the brand it began life as, releasing new projects and products. Seems I've made a lot of headaches for myself trying to develop original content (features, etc) that nobody seems to really care about. Its just way too much work to put those together for the result I see (probably why even the successful brands done really bother with it) and of course, all the energy and money that goes into that is taken away from developing new projects and products that have the potential to actually help pay for everything on here.

    Anyhow, sort of in the midst of that now.
  3. the.crooked

    the.crooked Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 5,864 Likes Received: 181
    I for one support that consolidation.
  4. Hua Guofang

    Hua Guofang Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 29, 2013 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 405
    Raven, is there any kind of page scraping device that can scour the net for pics of graff an constantly load them into a thread? I know that page scrapers exist but mainly for text. As I've mentioned elsewhere, the core of this place is graffiti and there are not enough people loading it up anymore for that to be a magnet for old and new users - I know brickslayers and paper chase are the first place I look at when I log on.

    A simple thread that had some graff in it each time people logged on, good and bad, might be interesting. Knowing that every time you log in there will be some fresh content might generate some interest. Long shot and might not be worrtht he effort now I read my own workds. Meh....
  5. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,901 Likes Received: 376
    Not sure, but sounds like something that would exist. I think the more hands off, the more generic it'll be though. Once shit becomes too easy, it loses its value.

    I think some routes are easier than others, but usually you get out of something what you put in.
  6. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,021 Likes Received: 121
    My kid is only two, I'm relatively confident the internet is gonna be a different thing by the time he's digging for daddy dirties..
  7. Tails0nE

    Tails0nE Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 12, 2006 Messages: 3,190 Likes Received: 169
    ^ i was thinking the same thing except my son is four now.. (yes i have a kid) like, how will the internet or technology even evolve within the next lets say five years even..? would it still be the same or would social media platforms evolve so much that message boards like this would become obsolete even..? But, if 12oz is still around by then i wouldn't mind my son oontzing it up.. I feel like we've all grown from this website in one way or another believe it or not and it'd be cool to see if peeing in girls butts would still be a thing when im older.. If he ever answered me with boogie hands tho or calls me a tpwf i think i might die of laughter honestly..