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    Jettison

    Today marks the 10th day of the ZenHookah site. As lifeboats go, I think it served us well. With hundreds of posts to show, it kept us connected while we worked through our disappointment with a place we've known for many many years. And it provided a platform for discussions about the future. Without it, we had reddit, but, I personally had problems keeping conversations straight. I still don't know how to find one that's currently being used. Kicking that one to the curb is not difficult either.

    So here are some reminders..................


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    Last edited by WritersPanic; 06-12-2020, 11:00 PM.
  • Answer selected by WritersPanic at 07-02-2022, 05:11 AM.

    200,000 Posts

    We have really come a long way. In roughly 2 years we have 200,000 posts with only 169 members. Again, these posts didn’t happen anywhere else. We’re not fattening anyone’s wallet here and we don’t have assholes running and moderating the site. Moderating is something we want to see as little as possible and I think we have a formula that works.


    Let me roll it back a little. After a series of member purges over bullshit and questionable moderation calls a lot of today’s members arrived at an early solution, a Reddit channel. But it’s a clunky interface and people got bored with it quickly.

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    After that we tried a free web forum that we set up under the name Zen Hookah several other names while we played around with the features. It was a weird time and nearly everyone was a moderator!

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    At 10 days after starting this site, we had 53 members and 2,500 posts. A month later, 63 members and 7,300 posts. Only 10 days after that we hit 10,000 posts and 72 members. At 9 months, we hit 100,000 posts and 113 members. And just look at the things we have innovated. Instead of having a whole site that’s a Pit (like Horny Farmers), we have one pit that’s just a single department!

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    Today most of the members from the initial formation of the site are still here. The reasons we made the site seem to vary in relevancy now. My main reason was simply that the site I had been on for many years very suddenly became nothing but a mental chore filled with constant hostility. It became the opposite of a buzz enhancement, THE reason I was ever there.

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    So look where we are now, in a pretty good situation. The site is not under any pressure to expand because it’s cheap. We never really had to poach members from Hogg Feely, they found their way. Though some have been gone a while and have probably undertaken all new adventures. We can only wonder when they’ll drop in again…

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        #3
        Damn just 10 days? Feels like an eternity. I kinda want to cry. ?

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          #4
          Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
          Damn just 10 days? Feels like an eternity. I kinda want to cry. ?
          Think about where we'd be without those 10 days. I owe the reddit site for the inspiration. In 10 days we got everybody back into normal forum communications mode. I hope we didn't lose too many though.

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            #5
            Today after work I messaged Pete on HF and asked him to remove the banners from underneath my screen name. I'll no longer log on as tumbling.dice.

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              #6
              Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
              Today after work I messaged Pete on HF and asked him to remove the banners from underneath my screen name. I'll no longer log on as tumbling.dice.
              I have several other names there. I may be dropping turds on HF for years to come. Since I can't seem to assemble a vigilante squad to go over there, I'll just have to lone wolf it.

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                #7
                Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                Damn just 10 days? Feels like an eternity. I kinda want to cry. ?
                It reminds me of Apollo 13, the movie, when they undocked from the lunar module, Aquarius. It had been their lifeboat. Without it their bodies would probably still be circling the moon. Now it was going to burn up in the atmosphere after saving their lives. Leaving only a plutonium core battery left to sink to the ocean floor!

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                  #8
                  I had no idea the lunar module was nuclear. And it survived re-entry?

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                    #9
                    I'm not desperate enough to start another hip account

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                      #10
                      Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                      I had no idea the lunar module was nuclear. And it survived re-entry?
                      No, most of it burned away. But the battery was shielded substantially, same as for the Voyager probes. It works by catching electrons from decaying plutonium and lasts for decades. The LM needed one because of weight limitations. What I don't know is if they would have left it on the moon as opposed to being part of the top section that carried them back to the command module.

                      But Apollo 13 brought the whole thing back. That was never anticipated.

                      What wasn't published is how long they had to track it and when it actually came down. But there's no way it would have escaped earth's gravity. At even 100 miles above the earth gravity is only like 0.1% lower than on the surface. So you fall right away. Unless, you're in orbit.

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                        #11
                        Originally posted by neonspectraltoast View Post
                        I'm not desperate enough to start another hip account
                        Naaa, you're just not an asshole like a few of us (myself included).

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                          #12
                          I lied. It was really easy to log in with a new account. But it's still extremely boring.

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                            #13
                            Originally posted by neonspectraltoast View Post
                            I lied. It was really easy to log in with a new account. But it's still extremely boring.
                            So it's not an IP ban then. Interesting.

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                              #14

                              OK, Toast is now the moderator of ZenHookah/Hip Zone. Be sure to be nice to him when you go over there. He can ban you!

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                                #15
                                I tripled the size of the Shout Box https://zenhookah.boards.net/

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