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    Here's me, in my Lounge post.

    To discuss books, of course. You could argue that you don't need to actually have worlds for music, or movies, or software, or games. But people discuss in those worlds things related to their respective titles.

    I think the question could be how could we not have a Bookworld? We're dedicated to filesharing, which is, essentially, the spread of ideas. The written form is one of the oldest forms of doing that. By simply limiting it to a can, you stop that exchange of ideas. If someone posts...American Gods...for example, there can be no discussion. No debate. No learning the views of others on how they interpret the book, which can be equally if not moreso important than reading the book itself.

    How would you expect people to be able to discuss the works of their favourite authours if there is no option for doing so? How would people be exposed to new and different ideas if you don't give them the opportunity to do so? The written word is a very powerful thing. Books have the ability to change the outlook of a person. The book is engrained into our society, so much so that I bet most of the people on this board know that the answer to the meaning of life is 42. People know about Noah's Ark and the Great Flood.

    Our films and computer games exist because of books. If Tolkien hadn't been an avid scholar himself, he would have never wrote The Lord of the Rings and his other works. The roleplaying world, as we know it, would likely not exist. If there was no Beowulf, there would be no Lord of the Rings. If there were no Lord of the Rings, there would be no Star Wars. If there were no written tales of heroes and gods, most of what we know about civilizations past would not exist. We know relatively little about the Olmecs, as they had no form of written language. We know scads about the Greeks, because they did have a form of written language.

    I could go on. But I won't. I want to see other people's responses to this question before continuing a bit.

    Are we such a backwards society that films and computer games are more important than books? I hope not.
    Now, I know a lot of people are interested in having a Bookworld. And I know a number of people couldn't care less. But how about a poll on this? I mean, we had a poll about sigs. I don't think that's as important as a place to discuss literature, but alas, I can't make a poll.

    I can, however, beg and grovel and make a general nuisance of myself. So, thus begins the Second Crusade. Us magic-crusaders never get a break.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

  2. Everything Related to the Board   -   #2
    I'm with you MagicNakor.

    There needs to be a BOOKWORLD now.

    Keep up the pressure and we'll get one.

    Come on MODS - get busy with the Bookworld!!
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    I know you won't agree MN but what about a compromise option.

    A MiscWorld, for everything that doesn't fit in elsewhere. e.g. Palm / CEsoftware, people displaying images they created, indeed anything they want to.

    Just being my reasonable, compromising, non-dogmatic self.

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    Im with you on this one.

    You Better Keep In Mind That I Can Read Between The Lines


    Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to there level and beat you with experience!!

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    Palm/CEsoftware fits in Software world.

    And I posted about images already in the same thread. I'll dig it up in a bit.

    I don't see why we should have a Hardware world, which has no verifieds, and less to do with a file-sharing forum than a Bookworld, which would have verifieds, etc.

    But you already knew my answer.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    And would this BookWorld you speak of contain audio books pray tell.

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    It sure would!

    They're still books, even if they are an inferior form.

    Actually, I happen to like audio books for when I don't want to listen to music. Though I've only got Hitchhiker's Guide, currently.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    as of now book world is divided in two places

    one verified software >> second lounge

    i say

    FIRST >> FOOD WORLD
    SECOND >> BOOK WORLD!

    whose w/ food!

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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@18 April 2003 - 21:35
    It sure would!

    They're still books, even if they are an inferior form.

    Actually, I happen to like audio books for when I don't want to listen to music. Though I've only got Hitchhiker's Guide, currently.

    You might be interested in this. Sorry if I am stating the obvious.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/

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    I was wondering where that site disappeared to. Thanks.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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