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Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by Nifty, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. Oct 22, 2008
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    As requested here, we're going to give the SelfSufficient Journal thing a try.

    I'm pretty open to however we want to do this, but I do have one rule:

    RULE #1 - Your Journal MUST start with your username. For example:

    Go ahead and post other ideas and suggestions and we'll see how this goes.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Oct 22, 2008
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    I just had an idea... we could use this as an "introductions" forum too. Kinda matches with the general theme, right? Post about yourself and then keep a journal?

    On BYC dangerouschicken started a thread where people told about themselves using a template: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=95128

    Maybe each new journal should have that filled out, or something similar to it?

    Example:



    Name:
    Birthday:
    Hometown:
    Current Residence:
    Relationship Status:
    Political Views:
    Religious Views:

    Activities:

    Interests:

    Favorite Music:

    Favorite TV Shows:

    Favorite Movies:

    Favorite Books:

    About Me:
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    I'm starting to like this idea! I wanted to have an introductions section on BYC, but didn't know how to keep it different from the other areas. Having it be introductions / journals really seems like a good / fun idea.

    Here is a MONSTER list of potential questions.

    01. Name?
    02. Gender?
    03. Disneyworld or Disneyland?
    04. What is your favorite color?
    05. What is your favorite kind of gum?
    06. How much do you weigh?
    07. How tall are you?
    08. Can you swim?
    09. Do you like to swim?
    10. Living arrangement?
    11. What's on your mouse pad?
    12. Favorite board game?
    13. Favorite magazine?
    14. Favorite Actor?
    15. Favorite Actress?
    16. Do you have an accent?
    17. Favorite smells?
    18. Least favorite smells?
    19. Favorite sound?
    20. Do you prefer pools or oceans?
    21. Do you watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer?
    22. Pencil or pen?
    23. Who's better - boys or girls?
    24. Would you like to own a motorcycle?
    25. Do you sing in the shower?
    26. Who's the best looking Disney character?
    27. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
    28. How many rings before you answer the phone?
    29. How do you want to die?
    30. Have you ever called a 900 number?
    31. Gold or silver?
    32. Would you ever go bungee-jumping?
    33. Do you like dressing up?
    34. Would you rather be short or tall?
    35. Do you enjoy reading?
    36. What book are you reading now?
    37. Favorite books?
    38. What was the last movie you saw?
    39. Favorite movies?
    40. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
    41. What is your sign?
    42. What are your personality traits?
    43. What's your biggest fear?
    44. Would you ever have cosmetic surgery?
    45. Future child's name?
    46. Favorite foods?
    47. Chocolate or vanilla?
    48. Do you like to drive fast?
    49. Storms - cool or scary?
    50. Do you like to dance?
    51. Do you do drugs?
    52. Do you smoke?
    53. What do you think of people who smoke?
    54. Do you drink?
    55. Favorite drink?
    56. Do you think men and women could ever be just friends without wanting each other?
    57. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
    58. If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be?
    59. What's your "type"?
    60. Do you bite your nails?
    61. Any siblings?
    62. What movies have you cried in?
    63. Do you believe in God?
    64. Did you ever cry over a guy/girl?
    65. Have you ever stolen anything?
    66. Do you procrastinate?
    67. Do you believe in fate?
    68. Who's your favorite Sesame Street character?
    69. Do you organize your CD's?
    70. What is your favorite kind of music?
    71. What are your favorite bands/artists?
    72. What was the last CD you got?
    73. MTV or VH1?
    74. Who do you admire the most?
    75. Internet Boyfriends and Girlfriends?
    76. Are you single?
    77. Favorite TV show?
    78. Blondes, Brunettes, or Redheads?
    79. Glasses or contacts?
    80. What color are your eyes?
    81. What is your natural hair color?
    82. But what color is it now?
    83. Have you ever been in love?
    84. Any pets?
    85. Good, decent, or poor grades?
    86. Is the glass half empty or half full?
    87. Do you type with your fingers on the right keys?
    88. What's under your bed?
    89. What is your favorite number?
    90. Favorite sport to watch?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008
    Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp Cold is on the Right, Hot is on The Left

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    ROTFL!

    Um, do we have to answer the questions in the monster list? That might take me all day! ROTFL!

    Thank you for the new section, Nifty!
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008
    the simple life

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    Just be careful of some of these questions, someone just did a similar one on BYC and it caused quite the uproar over the religion question.
    In the spirit of keeping the peace I would not ask about religion or politics.(not that you asked about politics)
    If its suppose to be fun I would not get that personal. I never would have thought anything about it except that I just saw that thread on BYC.
    It got ugly fast on that thread and its too bad because it took away from the point of getting to know each other.
    Its titled- Tell Us About Yourself- and you can check it out and see what I am talking about.
    After reading it I didn't even bother posting because I was turned off by the fighting.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    Very good point! I wonder if it would be a bit less of a problem if instead of "everyone post your info in one thread" it was "every thread is just about one person" that way if someone doesn't like what they are reading they can avoid that person's journal.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008
    the simple life

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    Thats a great idea, using the template of questions in your own section. That way it is strictly about that person and not open to someone else's comments or interpertation.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008
    Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp Cold is on the Right, Hot is on The Left

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    That's what I did.

    And after the newest thread I read on BYC, I don't think I will be going back there much anymore. :(

    Except maybe to update one member on how the chick I hatched from her eggs is doing.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2008
    FarmerChick

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    Quail are you referring to the one about the BAN on religion and politics?

    I read a few posts of it and left. No posting there for me cause I would cause trouble big time..HA HA HA

    BYC ain't for me...LOL---while I know some love it and pick and choose what they want to read, it just doesn't suit me for some reason.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2008
    Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp Cold is on the Right, Hot is on The Left

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    Yes, that was the thread.

    I did post to it, then edited out what I posted as I didn't feel it was important, and better to not be involved.

    Our economy is going to he** in a handbasket and people are arguing over whether religion and politics should be allowed.

    Good grief!

    I have found that I like it here sooo much better.

    I will be back to chat with ya'll after I wash the dishes!
     
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