Can we get a Developer Chit-Chat forum? RRS feed

  • Question

  • This has been brought up before, but it doesn't hurt to mention it again.  =)

    There are quite a few of us, at least in the VB forums, who would like to have an official forum where we could talk with each other about whatever subjects we choose (within the reasonable limits of any standard online forum).

    I know we can use the Off-Topic forum for this, but being as it is a dumping ground for so many odd-ball threads, it would be terrible to try to add it to your list of forums threads or subscribe to updates on it.

    I just feel like its the primary missing piece of the community.  We develop a lot of relationships over the years, and for some they migrate into personal contact via email or whatever, but for me it is something that just lives in the forums.  There are people who I would enjoy having discussions with about non-MSDN topics and it would be so much better if it was open to everyone who already has an account here as opposed to trying to create a "club" on some other topic-free forum.

    So anyway, just putting this out there (again!) and hoping to get some support and maybe even administrator attention.  *wink* *wink*

    Reed Kimble - "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all"

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:17 AM

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  • This is a good idea.

    Such forum actually exists where many people are regulars and talk freely on different topics in Chatter forum (Politics, News, Sports, etc.)

    You may visit www.universalthread.com and see if you like it. I understand it's an invitation to different forum, but you may like it. I've been using it daily since 1999 and in my opinion this forum offers the best user interface from all other online forums I visited.

    You will need to create an account there to go to the support area. There we have many technical forums (although VB is not very popular forum, but .NET is). There is also, as I mentioned, Chatter forum.

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    Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:17 AM