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Some DL Open Questions?

I know this site is from 1995 but is there a wiki? I had to stumble upon how to reference another comment by doing R1 or whatever by someone explaining it in a random thread. I still don't know how to bold or reference quotes in comments. Another person thought you had to pay to post a thread.

A lot of other forums have sections to talk about News, Politics, Sex, Sports, etc.? Wouldn't that make things more organized and allow people to focus on topics they enjoy? Seems to be an endless stream of mish mashed threads.

Has there ever been talk of a live chat feature? I'm 50/50 on whether that would funny as hell or horribly insane on here.

I've heard people mention that you used to be able to post animated gifs? Why did that go away?

Any explanations are appreciated. Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 4:35 PM

There's a help but it only shows up as an icon on the web version.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 3:15 PM

There is a live chat, OP, but you have to transfer your old Manvox registration to enable it.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 3:19 PM

I think it sounds nice, but then segments would cause the iconic DL threads of the past to never occur. Think of Pasta Gate, it's the random people that see something like that trending on DL or at the top of the page that leads to the variety of anecdotes we see on here. If everyone could find their own section and remain there it would make DL less prone to good conversations. If the thread is good it will be hot with comments as it remains close to the top.

In theory I'd like to never enter another thread from people bashing MM and Harry, but I just accept that I'll have to scroll past that troll farm for greener pastures.

Tasteful Threads (my reoccurring favoring DL posts) would be really dull because the same people would monopolize the space. Instead have a mix of the regulars with random posters familiar with say an area and possibly starting an interesting tangent about a community. The random nature of DL's threads lead to the fun conversations.

The damn search bar needs to be fixed. Threads should have #s to assist with categorizing the searches. I think that could be a happy medium between the current system and a more categorical DL.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 3:21 PM

OP and her fancy new ideas are going to find themselves at the bottom of the river wearing concrete shoes.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 3:23 PM

R2 is Manvox a real thing or are you fucking with me? Sounds made up.

R3 I definitely see that perspective and something to consider.

R4 I don't want to die! I'm just asking harmless little itty bitty questions aren't I? 🥺

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 3:29 PM

Oh, I’m rooting for you!

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 3:33 PM

Real, R5. Really real.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 3:35 PM

[quote] Any explanations are appreciated.

You will have to visit the Datalounge Chaturbate channel for answers, OP.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 3:36 PM

Here you go, Corky...I mean OP:

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 3:37 PM

R6 Are you rooting for me to die or to live? I'm so confused now!

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 3:38 PM

Just create a thread and address Muriel in the title, OP. She'll notice she's been tagged and then answer all your questions.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 3:40 PM

OHHHH! So that's how you bold! I'm gonna try, stand back.....

[bold] Did it work???[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 3:40 PM

If you've been here even one day, you'd have noticed the innumerable comments about what a dump the site is. Enough with the faux naïveté. It's not cute.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 3:41 PM

COOOOOL! Thanks R9! Do I owe you a bj or something? I have no other currency.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 3:41 PM

R13 it's not "faux"

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 3:42 PM

[quote]COOOOOL! Thanks [R9]! Do I owe you a bj or something? I have no other currency.

Thanks, I'm good. Just promise me you'll leave Darfur Orphan your stuff after you plotz from the over-excitement.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 3:48 PM

R16 Deal!

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM

^ OP

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM

The “mishmash” is a desirable feature of DL. It gives the site its crazy stream-of-consciousness quality. I like randomly discovering new ideas or information.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 3:57 PM

There was a Datalounge wiki OP that archived the origin of several popular topics such as red dragon cheese, baked potatoes,move it along toots,etc.... Unfortunately the wiki was recently shut down.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 4:03 PM

I am constantly amazed that new people come in here and don't click on all the buttons to see what they do. Your mothers must have slapped your hands for pushing buttons in your childhood, either that or you are completely void of curiosity.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 4:35 PM
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