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Boards Twitter Account
« on: January 28, 2009, 05:56:33 AM »
Because of the recent outages on the boards and the frustration that stems from this, I thought there should be a better way to disseminate information about what's going on. When there's an issue, it's always nice to know that someone is working on the problem and trying to fix it.  But when you receive most of your updates from the boards themselves how do you get that information when they're down?

So I have created a twitter account to keep everyone in the loop when the boards are not here to speak for themselves. 

It's at  http://twitter.com/FilmspotForum

As soon as I, or one of the other admins, know that there's an issue one of us will post there with an update.

We'll see how it goes and if it's of use.



« Last Edit: March 23, 2009, 02:19:17 AM by saltine »

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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 07:09:53 AM »
Great idea Lynch, thanks.

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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 10:49:51 PM »
I'm thinking of expanding the scope of the Twitter account from disasters and outages only to a more general source of info.  Updates about important events and things happening on the boards.  It would still be the first place to go when things are down but would also have more posts along the lines of normal boards activity.

Any objections should make themselves known now.

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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 11:03:21 PM »
makes much more sense
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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 03:54:00 AM »
I'm thinking of expanding the scope of the Twitter account from disasters and outages only to a more general source of info.  Updates about important events and things happening on the boards.  It would still be the first place to go when things are down but would also have more posts along the lines of normal boards activity.

Any objections should make themselves known now.

Are you saying Twitter will replace our board eventually?  as the place to go for all sorts of film discussion...shows, movies reviews, marathons, idle chatter,etc?
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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 04:09:04 AM »
I'm thinking of expanding the scope of the Twitter account from disasters and outages only to a more general source of info.  Updates about important events and things happening on the boards.  It would still be the first place to go when things are down but would also have more posts along the lines of normal boards activity.

Any objections should make themselves known now.

Are you saying Twitter will replace our board eventually?  as the place to go for all sorts of film discussion...shows, movies reviews, marathons, idle chatter,etc?

No absolutely not - more like a 'Best of' billboard telling you what's happening on the boards right now or coming up.  A bonus accompaniment to the boards, that's all.

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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 04:21:05 AM »
Oh, fine, great...I misunderstood...which is reasonable at this time of night...happy hour being over and all.
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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 10:29:14 AM »
Because the thing I need most is to spend more time on the boards.
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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 02:17:56 PM »
I never know who's who on Twitter. Saltine's @crumpet, right?

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Re: Boards Twitter Account
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 02:19:15 PM »
I never know who's who on Twitter. Saltine's @crumpet, right?
How does crumpet feel about that?  Is that why she stopped posting?

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