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BarneyL

Registered Member
I've been looking for an active, fun place to yak online, have tried creating a few forums myself, and... man, is it hard to get people to stop in, so went to Admin Zone, looked in the forum directory for one that sounded broad-based and active, and... here I is!:cool:\

My profile says enough for now, dinner on the table, I'll wander through the threads, see if I can get involved with some fun discussions. Nice to meet y'all! (Oh, here's a bit more of me - KTVZ.com Central Oregons News, Weather and Sports Leader - Home and Leave it to Barney
 
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bball4life

Alfred :: Gotham Hero
:welcome:

hope you stay and become active.
 

BarneyL

Registered Member
I write news for a living! LOTS of news, esp. online. Have been a reporter for 30 years-plus. But if I'm not into anime or play poker, I'll find some folks to chat with about things here, right?;)
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
Oh nice.

You should play poker here with us. Click the poker link at the top of the site. We have a free poker server that we play on when enough players are online.
 

BarneyL

Registered Member
A bit more about what I do and why;)

:welcome:

hope you stay and become active.
If I can't make a forum active myself (had two tries in Yuku - ever try that forum software? It's nice) - one to try to create a place for journalists to talk (Forum on Journalism's Future - Message Board - Yuku) -believe it or not, none really exists - and one for Central Oregon folks to chat about anything/everything (High Desert Forum - Message Board - Yuku)

So far, not getting much interest in either. But if you visit our station's Website, my beloved "baby," KTVZ.com Central Oregons News, Weather and Sports Leader - Home - you'll see we have had amazing sucess with an article commenting/rating feature. Yes, there have been some yahoos, but like I wrote in my blog this week (Leave it to Barney) we've had HUNDREDS of well-wishes, condolences, etc. about a beloved ER doctor who drowned this week.

I was just hoping to expand beyond responding to/reacting to news items and give folks in our region a forum/place to hang out. Then I realized I haven't been visiting any active forums online MYSELF, so maybe hanging in a place like GF will give me a clue what I need to do to make the ones I'd like to have thrive, thrive.

Oh, and I'm called Babblin Barn at times. Can ya tell why?:nod:

I used to hang in AOL chat rooms years ago, heck I go back to Prodigy - yep a dinosaur - and while blogs are nice, they just aren't, well, communal. To me, anyway. I love forums, and text ones at that - video things like Talk City are just a bit too, um, intrusive I guess, unless you're into watching other people;) I'm into typing! Well, writing. And talking that way.

Who knows, maybe I'll even run into some fellow Oregonians - or even folks from the Bend area. Ya never know!
 

BarneyL

Registered Member
Does the poker server know the rules? I sure don't! Maybe when I feel a lil more comfortable I'll wander in and ... blow it;)
 

bball4life

Alfred :: Gotham Hero
oh, so do you like sports? there is a great section to talk about all sports. and since you were a reporter, there is also a section about current news, political and non-political.

hope to see you around the forums barney. :)
 

BarneyL

Registered Member
I'll check the news one. Thanks for the kind welcome! (Not largely into sports, more tech than that but... like I say, I'll wander!)
 

Mirage

Secret Agent
Staff member
V.I.P.
There was at least 1 person from Oregon here a while ago but she hasn't been around for about 6 months or so. I know some people who live out there though.
 
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