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    #881026 - 18/01/09 02:40 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: hamamelis]
    Mother_Natures_Son Offline
    Rampant whirler.

    Registered: 01/08/07
    Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
    I quite like discussion around videos and I'll try to put videos up with my discussion posts... perhaps if the regular discussion areas had more visual aids we would be more likely to discuss the concepts there?
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    #881134 - 19/01/09 03:51 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mother_Natures_Son]
    Stout Offline
    Pooh-Bah

    Registered: 12/05/04
    Loc: Canada
    WOW !!!! 69 posts in discussion over the last 24 hours...just like the 'old days"

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    #881222 - 19/01/09 09:47 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Stout]
    Mr Majestik Offline
    coming to a country near you

    Registered: 09/03/04
    Loc: home of the tiney toothy bear
    haha

    save home of poi: mission accomplished!

    EDIT *mission accomplished, ala bush's "mission accomplished" celebration after the initial invasion of iraq* lol


    Edited by Mr Majestik (19/01/09 09:50 PM)
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    #881550 - 23/01/09 08:28 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: hamamelis]
    aston Offline
    Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

    Registered: 02/12/07
    Loc: South Africa
    Originally Posted By: hamamelis
    Originally Posted By: aston
    Doc: Birdwatchers are not really watching birds you know. They are making you think that while they observe humanity in preparation for the invasion of their alien overlords....


    Curses, they're on to us! Fortunately, it sounds like our secret bird-attack training sessions have gone unnoticed.. so next time he goes outside the problem will be solved.. wink


    Ha! Too bad for you that I never go outside. And when I do I have poi to beat birds off with.

    Originally Posted By: hamamelis
    I agree about the 'more videos' comment by the way, though it does seem odd that at a time when the number on vidoes online is increasing so rapidly, less seem to be making it to HoP.. I also spend time on www.contactjuggling.org and there the video section seems to be one of the most active.. here its one of the quieter areas..


    Interesting observation. Will need to think about that one....
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    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
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    #882989 - 19/02/09 10:14 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: aston]
    brodieman Offline
    old hand

    Registered: 11/07/03
    Loc: london
    im still stalk the forums every now and again! smile have been thinking about picking up my poi and balls and ambling down to a workshop has been a few years.

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    #883026 - 20/02/09 09:31 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: brodieman]
    Lev Offline
    Firedance Philosopher

    Registered: 19/01/09
    Loc: Vancouver BC Canada
    Here's some different approaches:

    Administrative project--

    Administration needs to ask the user base what they want in a very bold and expressive way to get MAXIMUM coverage on information HoP members need to give.
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    With that the administration can then formulate new ways to realistically improve things, if this means funding is involved then go for it! All HoP would really be doing with the money is strengthening the community in which their loyalties reside so it would be an investment.
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    With those plans the administration then relays it back to the users for their feedback, with that feedback they either get a signal to refine or be reaffirmed that the idea is solid in the first place.
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    If the idea needs refinement then refine it and relay it back only when significant improvements are made, and repeat previous step. If it's reaffirmed then regardless of previous work, do a bit of brainstorming just to make sure you, the administration have a plan to do exactly what YOU want.
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    Carry out the plan, if any large blocking problems come up then keep the users updated on those to maintain a sense of understanding.

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    User community project based--
    Exactly like this except the admin, mods and users all have an open and really down to heart way to get involved and improve the community without the project getting too bloated to be unwieldy for new users to chip in. Concise, open, informed and fluid progress is key.

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    Meritocracy Contests--
    I think the biggest bang-for-your-buck on contribution exchange for money would have to be contests which involve creating something and sending it in on a competitive basis, if we could have contests on HoP and the winners get things like poi or glowsticks? I bet you'd get an absolutely overwhelming amount of support. Even if it's not money, some people would be delighted at something skill-made instead like a custom print or custom poi/clothing or even just a little embroidery. If you don't know what people like, asking is a good way!

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    What users can do?
    Think of interesting and unique topics then make a thread, seriously if you want more discussion people will need things to discuss... just remember controversial =/= interesting =P

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    #883049 - 20/02/09 10:50 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Lev]
    aston Offline
    Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

    Registered: 02/12/07
    Loc: South Africa
    There are regular competitions....
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    'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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    #883089 - 21/02/09 03:31 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: aston]
    Lev Offline
    Firedance Philosopher

    Registered: 19/01/09
    Loc: Vancouver BC Canada
    For poi, but for things like logos, templates and essays on business model analysis? Think outside the box about things that would actually help improve the regular non-hardcore user's experience at HoP.

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    #883101 - 21/02/09 08:51 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Lev]
    Pyrolific Offline

    Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium

    Registered: 10/01/01
    Loc: Adelaide, South Australia
    mmm I dont post much anymore because....too much work and study have made/are making me dull. I (really) hope that when I finish studying in August, I'll be able to find some shiny bits of myself to chuck in the mix again.
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    #883108 - 22/02/09 08:31 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Pyrolific]
    Doc Lightning Offline
    HOP Mad Doctor

    Registered: 28/05/01
    Loc: San Francisco, CA, USA
    Josh!!!! I was just thinking about you and Kate and how much time I had at your luffly fairy house in the hills over Adelaide!

    Big tele-hugs to the two of you. Tonight I'm going to Joel and Marina's fairy house in the hills over Santa Cruz, my local equivalent of your place.

    And how amazing HoP is that I have a fairy-home on two distant continents!
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    Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

    "A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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    #883113 - 22/02/09 12:04 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Doc Lightning]
    pineapple pete Offline
    water based

    Registered: 20/09/04
    Loc: melbourne
    ah, joel and marina's house is beautiful, such amazing tress, and a wonderful vegie patch too smile

    hug
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    "you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

    *proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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    #883114 - 22/02/09 12:08 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: pineapple pete]
    Doc Lightning Offline
    HOP Mad Doctor

    Registered: 28/05/01
    Loc: San Francisco, CA, USA
    Petey has been to both fairy houses...
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    -Mike )'(
    Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

    "A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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    #883115 - 22/02/09 12:13 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Doc Lightning]
    pineapple pete Offline
    water based

    Registered: 20/09/04
    Loc: melbourne
    though, my memories are pretty vague, if you'll recall my level of jetlagged ness lol

    hug
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    "you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

    *proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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    #883121 - 22/02/09 04:46 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: pineapple pete]
    V_Regal Offline
    Lost in the Lights

    Registered: 16/02/09
    Loc: BC, Canada
    I wish I got to see their houses. ): Where I live, and where I used to live in Vancuover.
    "Ghetto-hole" sums them both up nicely.

    Anyways.
    Maybe revamping the website's design?
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    #883144 - 23/02/09 06:12 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Pyrolific]
    newgabe Offline
    what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.

    Registered: 03/03/05
    Loc: Bali
    Originally Posted By: Pyrolific
    mmm I dont post much anymore because....too much work and study have made/are making me dull.


    What are you studying, Josh? I am about to become very dull doing my final year of adult education..with a quick trip to SpunOut WA and Nick's poi retreat in Bali to wake me up in April yes Dang that assignment that's due on the last day of the retreat though!!! Hope my professor doesn;t die of shock when I hand it in two weeks early before I go! Hope I don;t die getting it done that early. My last assignment last year, after the craziness of my dad dying straight after UberOz was 6 weeks late and the lovely lady still gave me full marks.
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    #883172 - 23/02/09 02:40 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: newgabe]
    Pyrolific Offline

    Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium

    Registered: 10/01/01
    Loc: Adelaide, South Australia
    ^^^Masters in IT at a uni with particularly high expectations, while working as a high school coordinator.

    J
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    #883860 - 04/03/09 11:07 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Pyrolific]
    Bubbles_ Offline
    Carpal \'Tunnel

    Registered: 25/11/04
    Loc: mancunian
    wave hey, i thought after seeing this thread id say ive popped back in smile (if anyone remembers me)

    ive been off for a while, but thats because of changes in my life which meant not being able to concentrate on here, or not being able too take part.

    my 2 cents, which i dont think applies to everyone for obvious reasons is a lot of us had a lot more free time a couple of years ago. I know a lot of members are above their 20's but a large proportion were between 16 and say 25 for a while, and to be fair i think we all have more time when were younger because we make time for the fun stuff.... i dont know, i know i havent been able to do a lot of things this year, but thats going to change.
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    #884338 - 12/03/09 11:43 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Bubbles_]
    TinklePants Offline
    Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator

    Registered: 03/07/05
    Loc: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
    I been away too. With real life. Work and stupid stuff because of the credit crunch. I neglected my spinning too. I'm going to hell now!!!!! frown
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    #884866 - 20/03/09 04:54 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: TinklePants]
    blu_valley Offline
    fluffy mess

    Registered: 08/04/05
    Loc: Brighton
    Same....was absent for a while, mostly due to work and life blah blah blah, but I've started popping back in.Though I'm not posting anywhere near as much as I used to.

    I remember you bubbles!

    hug
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    #884905 - 20/03/09 03:02 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: blu_valley]
    newgabe Offline
    what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.

    Registered: 03/03/05
    Loc: Bali
    Hey it's good to see you back again, Tink and Bubbles! It all still trucks on and I totally agree that as a whole cohort 'grow up' and move into other things there's less time for old friends, or old friend sites....
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    #891322 - 02/07/09 05:16 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Doc Lightning]
    FireTom Offline
    Stargazer

    Registered: 20/09/03
    this community has been experiencing a setback because

    • ppl lost their interest and went off to do new things
    • the "I'm not doing because you're not doing" attitude
    • of old hands who rather pet their grudges than renew themselves and their attitude towards each other
    • old hands stopped spinning poi
    • personality websites like "Facebook" and because
    • old hands going out on their ego trip and promoting themselves, now that poi really starts reaching a "critical mass" - as in "the chicks fledged and took off flying, and are not looking back"


    shrug

    Yes, there are only 5% left of those I saw in the beginning and had epic discussions with - who helped shaping ... me ... footinmouth

    But as I see it there are l.o.v.e.l.y new members in here - really fluffy people. Why is that? Because this board attracts nice and helpful people - it just is.

    If this board really means something to you (old hands), you rather frequent it. Get off the Facebook junk, come back to ChittyChat, "htfu" and post there... wink

    I'm with Chopper Reid on this one (beware: explicit lyrics):



    twocents wink
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    #891325 - 02/07/09 06:32 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: FireTom]
    Mr Majestik Offline
    coming to a country near you

    Registered: 09/03/04
    Loc: home of the tiney toothy bear
    i forgot HoP needed saving... am i a bad HoPper?
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    "but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

    jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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    #891326 - 02/07/09 06:41 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mr Majestik]
    FireTom Offline
    Stargazer

    Registered: 20/09/03
    spank one of the worst tongue
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    #891327 - 02/07/09 07:02 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: FireTom]
    Mr Majestik Offline
    coming to a country near you

    Registered: 09/03/04
    Loc: home of the tiney toothy bear
    cry


    what have i done!?!?!?! HoP is DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED.

    screw this... i'm going to go and join facebook tongue
    _________________________
    "but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

    jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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    #891328 - 02/07/09 07:40 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mr Majestik]
    FireTom Offline
    Stargazer

    Registered: 20/09/03
    as IF you didn't already *deserves more spank *

    no really, a board lives from its members posting, no?

    so c'mon, instead of dragging every discussion to either a whingin whinin ICU or turning around, insulted - share your petty crimes wink


    Edited by FireTom (02/07/09 07:47 PM)
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    #891329 - 02/07/09 07:47 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: FireTom]
    Mother_Natures_Son Offline
    Rampant whirler.

    Registered: 01/08/07
    Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
    Hmmm, what if we approached this from a slightly different angle?

    What have we on this board got that other boards don't? Why would people come to "Home of Poi" rather than a V8 supercar forum?
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    #891334 - 02/07/09 09:08 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mother_Natures_Son]
    Bear1970 Offline
    Huggy Tart

    Registered: 29/05/09
    Loc: Londinium
    I keep coming back here because it's quite an active board and seems to be populated with some good characters!! Of course, I've not been around long so it's all still new and fluffy!! lol

    That said, there's a huge repository of knowledge and advice that us new spinners can approach knowing we'll not be dismissed out of hand for asking stupid questions!! wink

    Besides, I'm going to win that last post thread grin
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    #891345 - 02/07/09 11:38 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mother_Natures_Son]
    Mr Majestik Offline
    coming to a country near you

    Registered: 09/03/04
    Loc: home of the tiney toothy bear
    Originally Posted By: Mother_Natures_Son
    What have we on this board got that other boards don't? Why would people come to "Home of Poi" rather than a V8 supercar forum?


    guaranteed fire grin
    _________________________
    "but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

    jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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    #891347 - 02/07/09 11:49 PM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: Mr Majestik]
    aston Offline
    Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League

    Registered: 02/12/07
    Loc: South Africa
    Less fatal collisions.
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    'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
    "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
    - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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    #891365 - 03/07/09 02:47 AM Re: Save Home of Poi [Re: aston]
    willworkforfoodjnr Offline
    Hunting robot foxes

    Registered: 08/08/07
    Loc: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Because of all the cookies
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