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Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at May 27, 2003, 11:53:50 AM

With the disappearance of these messageboards, will TPU itself disappear and be consigned to a "child of TPU" sentence on the HProg front page?

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 27, 2003, 04:06:27 PM

I don't know. What do people think?

I believe we have mostly a consensus that at least ALMOST everything in TPU is wasted in restricting it to a young audience, and that it's a pain to have to "grow out" of TPU officially.

I think I might set up a single-forum message board with a very simple system during an intermediate phase.

Scream any other ideas and responses here!

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 27, 2003, 06:31:06 PM

We could always come up with a new meaning for TPU :-)

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 27, 2003, 10:44:35 PM

terrible programmers unite...

Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at May 27, 2003, 11:10:20 PM

traumatized programmers unite...
tekno programmers unite...
tranced programmers unite... [i.e., _so_ into coding you form somewhat of a trance]

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at May 28, 2003, 04:48:15 AM

Tall People Unite

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 28, 2003, 06:45:06 AM

I'm going to start deleting these if they distract the thread from its real purpose. :-\

Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at May 28, 2003, 07:05:32 AM

delete mine, doesn't bother me.. just in a silly mood

Personally I like having the TPU website and forums around and I think it would suck not to have them any more though you guys seem to prefer to keep it to the wiki and IRC chatroom

Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 28, 2003, 07:38:20 AM

TPU could stay if there was actually teens on the site. We see the say people coming over and over again writing more or less silly messages on the forum while everything written on the wiki contributes to the content or quality of the current content (by translating engrish or frenglish to english).

If TPU stays, it would need to become a little more than a simple forum otherwise it's better to scrap it. There are some other young-people oriented forums and some a probably even better and more popular than this site (and NO I'm not talking of dead YPN).

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at May 29, 2003, 02:39:41 AM

I'm inclined to think that saying as part of a mission statement thingo at hprog that we especially welcome teenagers and other youths would be sufficient.

I don't see that TPU is anything more than the message boards at present, and since the wiki has replacement mechanisms for sensible questions there is no need for the message boards to continue, and hence no need for TPU (as a name) to continue.

Since hprog is very much in the spirit of TPU, it's not really going away. It's just being assimilated.

Oh bother, said the borg. We've assimilated Pooh.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at May 29, 2003, 10:40:09 PM

Perhaps TPU.org could remain as a few things:

1) A prominent link to HProg, perhaps with an explaination of the relationship between the two.

2) A link to IRC information/Java IRC chat.

3) Archived (perhaps searchable?) message board posts.

4) Links to some useful teen-specific resources on the web.

This would leave us with some use of the search visibility which TPU has, and still maintaining the 3 letter domain :-)

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