Posted by alexandra_k on January 22, 2005, at 22:51:43
In reply to Re: smaller groups, posted by gardenergirl on January 22, 2005, at 17:40:46
Yeah, some of the boards already have a smaller feel to them.
Maybe the idea was that there would be a group of people who would get to know each other over time rather than newbies popping up all the time. Or people who make a couple of posts and then leave.
> I too would not like to see any more restricted access boards. It's the jr. high/high school feeling left out think all over again. I leave awful nose prints on windows when I wistfully peer inside.
Yeah, I have sympathy for that too.
I wonder whether smaller boards might make the bigger boards seem less exclusive though. I mean they aren't officially exclusive, but I wonder that they may seem that way to newbies. An awful lot of posts are directed to certain posters. While anyone is free to pipe up this may have the feel of an exclusive discussion to an outsider. Also there are a number of jokes and references to things that could only properly be understood by people who have been following for a while.