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Arnox

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Specifically, the main content we'll be producing. Resources tab is almost done as well, but I'm running into some unforseen problems right now (because of fucking course), and until I can fix them, I'll be limited to uploading files only 100 mb or so in size.

Anyway though. So what content should we focus on producing at a regular schedule? News? Comedy? Opinion pieces?
 
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Conversations. Isn't that what forums are for? Isn't that the "main draw"?

Beyond that, who's this "we" that will be producing this content? Are "we" capable of producing anything on a regular schedule?

But to give a suggestion, how about we become known for discussing what other places won't touch? For example, if people outside of our community are feeling censored by other platforms that have banned discussion of this or that article, or this or that topic, we would be the ones having an active discussion about it. We would be known for openly discussing those taboo topics.

For example: a lot of places banned discussion of GG, and a lot of people were looking for places where they could discuss it. 8chan opened their doors and gained most of their users this way. The goal would be to try and do something similar, to try and catch the controversies that other sites avoid.

We could hook into some news (rss?) feed and automatically create topics based off of headlines or something, so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results. @andersonnnunes could possibly help. I'm thinking automation, because that wouldn't require a lot of long-term effort to watch the news and make threads, but it can be a manual process too.
 

Gauche

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Are "we" capable of producing anything on a regular schedule?
I produce a whole lot of nada

so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results
About that...
I can't find my thread on google even when searching verbatim phrases so that kills all chance of someone stumbling across it seeking male breast filled games. 'Tis a cruel fate

automatically create topics based off of headlines or something
A bot that auto-archives articles and creates theads here properly quoting them would be rad. Would need a dedicated subforum for it to not clog the others. The sites/articles to pull from would probably need tuning with but you probably can't go wrong with some top headline stuff
 
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We could hook into some news (rss?) feed and automatically create topics based off of headlines or something, so when people google the headline looking to continue to conversation, we'd pop up in the search results. @andersonnnunes could possibly help. I'm thinking automation, because that wouldn't require a lot of long-term effort to watch the news and make threads, but it can be a manual process too.
Wordpress has the Press It bookmarklet to make it easier to manually create threads when one finds something interesting and wants to share. XenForo does not (as far as a search on their communities forum showed), but it has plugins or native functionality to auto-import a feed, so this is probably the best route.

If there is a page for which a feed is not generated, or a feed which needs filtering, I can possibly help - (e.g. Youtube search becomes this feed).

One good thing about automation is that it can check sites faster than moderators, so you usually get all posts that later would be censored.