How about a section for totally off topic community ramblings. One of the forums I frequent has an area where every Sunday the administrator starts a new thread with the date as the title, from there people can feel free to discuss anything they'd like. Many times it's about personal stuff like what the weather is like at their location, going to the doctor, recipes they are trying out, ad infinitum. It's a fun way to get to know the other frequenters of the forum. We could call it the 'fire pit', or 'camp fire', or 'camp stove', or whatever, it's just a place to ramble. ( kind of like this post ).
The only thing off limits, other than profanity and the like, is politics. That can quickly poison the well and it is deleted immediately when found, a warning issued to the offending member via IM, and repeated infractions will get them banned.
Part of the problem with this kind of thing is that I'm kind of an absentee landlord. I'm not round enough to make it really work. I would be glad to give someone responsibility over that area. I'd grant limited mod powers for that to some poor sucker.. Normally, that would be given to the requester, as punishment for being clever..
I second the motion to nominate pigbuttons as moderator of Campfire Ramblings.
I'll start: I spent about an hour roasting my tomatoes, peppers and onions on the rocket stove plancha this weekend in preparation for making salsa. Not as easy as throwing it under the broiler, but more fun. The rocket stove doesn't excel at fire roasting - I might do this directly over an applewood fire next time.
I'm not sure if this has been brought up yet, but I would love if there were various options for changing how threads are presented. Currently 15 replies are shown per page, and each one has a massive amount of whitespace due to the profile picture and other user data being shown on the left. I find it to be extremely onerous on my phone and laptop with touchpad to a) scroll and b) focus on the discussion.
1. I'd love to have a "minimalist" mode, or even just a "Print View" that is common in forums, that strips out (or minimizes) the user pictures etc... In addition to forum settings, Proboards seems to have various plugins available, so perhaps there is something that would work? 2. Ability to change # of replies per page - I'd love to load 100+ all at once and then not need to switch pages.
TexasGonzo: Sooooo glad I found this site! Its always rewarding to find such a super group of folks! To any and all, feel free to PM me anytime. Thanks for having me!
Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
Mar 26, 2019 8:19:28 GMT -8
michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
Aug 20, 2019 18:41:48 GMT -8
mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
Aug 23, 2019 13:33:44 GMT -8
topbaza: hi everyone, been searching all over net and this is were i need to be i think!!
Sept 28, 2019 6:16:25 GMT -8
anounaki: Hi, why I cant upload photos when I make new tread to this forum?
Feb 28, 2020 2:09:40 GMT -8
ahansen: photos under 1 mb not possible?
Jun 4, 2020 0:09:21 GMT -8
belgiangulch: Photo's are possible. They must be downloaded elsewhere and the image url (adress) is copyied.
Sept 14, 2020 7:26:15 GMT -8
belgiangulch: While creating a thread click on the small picture in the banner above the reply. A box pops up, paste the image url in the box. Pay no attention to the huge list of numbers and such.When you finish and hit reply your post with pictures will come up.
Sept 14, 2020 7:29:27 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: Hi there. I was directed this way by folks on the Permies.com website and am hoping I can get some information on how a total newbie can get started designing, siting, building, and not-dying-in-a-horrible-house-fire with a new RMH in a 160-year old home
Oct 21, 2020 6:52:10 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: The people over there recommended either a 6" batchbox or an 8" J-tube. I don't know what those are but am going to try to figure that out. What I need is a blueprint that I can scale to fit the need for my house. I have something likne 5000 square feet
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:00 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: but I do not need to heat all of it by any means. probably only need to heat half of that, maybe less.
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:15 GMT -8
deadstarsstillburn: moreover, the house has 3 storeys (large attic) so I assume if I get very efficient heating on the ground floor, that will go a long way toward heating the upstairs as well, no?
Oct 21, 2020 6:53:59 GMT -8
BenAlexanderT: Happy new year everybody. I wish you the best
Dec 31, 2020 15:06:14 GMT -8
Solomon: Anybody in Southern Oregon, in Jackson or Josephine counties?
Jan 16, 2021 21:54:43 GMT -8
gnomedome: i realsie this is from 2009
Apr 14, 2021 8:30:44 GMT -8
gnomedome: i realize this is from 2009 id love to see the photos from this ..as im looking to build a sauna soon similar to this .... if anyody sees this post email@example.com..... the photos in this post did not show up
Apr 14, 2021 8:32:00 GMT -8