Question What purpose does Edge of Forum serve?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    The description says as followed
    A PLACE FOR FUN & GAMES, AT THE EDGE OF THE FORUM!


    I don't understand to be honest. What games do people play on a forum? Or why is it called that? I see lots of topics there that range from very uncommon to just sharing opinions. So i just really have trouble understanding. If i was to create a topic here what would fit into there that the other categories don't cover. :unsure:
     
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    It's a place where you can shitpost and derail threads without getting warns.
    It used to be a testing area some years ago.

    The games that are played are forum games.
    I'd say scroll through some and see how it's played.
     
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  3. Seriel

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    I think the old name of "Testing grounds" explained it much better.

    edit; or whatever it was called, i wasnt here
     
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    Testing for what exactly?
     
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    General Off-topic chat = stuff that is not pertinent to any actual subforum or topic but still wants to be discussed. It's general, it's off-topic, and it's chat.

    The Edge of the Forum = SUPER OFF-TOPIC CHAT.
     
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    Sadly though, some people use it as a shitposting dumpster, aka /b/ and all the relative shit forums.
     
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    Better there than anywhere else.
     
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    True that.
     
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    Between insane and insecure
    It's basically made to be a slightly more controlled /b board. It's made for a mix of testing new features as well for people to just shitpost in a controlled location. It's really made to be pointless, but a controlled pointless place.
     
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    Personally, I think it's literally to push all the crap posts right into it.
     
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    Nah, even in the EoF, posts get deleted.
     
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    The EOF is where trolls go to hone their skills.
    Upon mastery, they go out into the regular forums and try to turn them into the EOF.
     
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    Keeps my warn/ban finger strong :gun:
     
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    Isn't it for brain farts that you want to post?
     
  15. Sonic Angel Knight
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    How much off topic can "Super off topic" Be? Regular off topic just isn't enough huh?
     
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    I thought it was where we kept (or try to keep :P ) the furries :tpi:
     
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    Just for fun here are the other names we had shortlisted for the EoF before we settled :)

    Area 171 (171 = blogs forum ID)
    Area 182 (182 = next available forum ID)
    Area 8 (8 = testing area's forum ID)
    Asylum Hotel
    City 17
    Dreamland
    Everything else
    Fairyland 17
    Fallout Shelter
    Fooling Around Forum
    Fun Area
    Fun Area Forum
    Hotel Random
    Mayhem Area
    Muddle
    Neverland
    Obsolete
    Oddworld
    Oz
    Random Chat
    Random Discussion
    Random Off-Topic Chat
    Random Zone
    Silly Area
    Skylarking
    t2
    Temper Tantrum
    The Asylum
    The End of the Forum
    The Fringe
    The Madhouse
    The Outskirts
    The Vault
    The Void
    The Zone
    Tomfoolery
    Wacky Forum
    Wonderland
    Zany Zone
     
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    How about "/b/"? :o
     
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    It's GBAtemp's toilet.
     
  20. Lucifer666

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    Think of it as the online equivalent of the Purge. Except that it's not a dedicated day per year, but an entire underground forum.