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    Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I mean no offense by the term "geek" by the way, because I absolutely am a major geek.

    But anyway, I've thought for a while now that it would be cool if Redszone had a forum specifically for people to talk about science, technology, engineering, anything related to that really.

    I'm a soon-to-be engineer and I know there are many other engineers on the board, as well as chemists, physicists, computer gurus, and also just tech buffs through experience.

    I know the Non-Sports forum does provide a platform for these types of discussion, but most if not all of the discussion in that forum are related to music, movies or TV.

    I know more than once I've been in the middle of trying to figure out how to accomplish a circuit design, or have just been thinking theoretically about certain things, and would love to pose questions on here to get feedback from other 'zoners. I've just been afraid a topic like that would quickly be buried in the Non-Sports forum.

    Is this idea at all realistic?
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I don't see it as a big enough draw for its own forum, myself. If its a discussion people care about enough to post in, it will stay near the top in the Non-sports forum.

    Now a sabermetrics forum (which is what I thought you meant when I saw the thread title) for all the stat-heads and such- that would be epic.

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I am with The Operator on this one of course I am a younger guy in college as well. Even if it is just a sub-forum of the Non-Sports forum. I feel like it could help a lot of non-tech savvy people have questions answered by anyone with the know how. And for the rest of us techies we could discuss computers, upgrades, gaming systems, etc. I think it would be a great idea and I know other sports forums have something similar most of the time.
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I like the idea as well. I think it would be fun and expand conversation in the community. It's a baseball first community but there's always room for jello....err I mean other stuff.

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    It's never been formally brought up, but as a general rule, we don't like to create new forums/subforums unless we're nearly certain they'll attract enough attention to warrant creating them, setting permissions and so forth. This is because at one time, we created a couple of new forums based on user request and they were inactive enough that we decided to undo that decision and roll them back into the Non-Baseball Chatter forum. I'm open for considering it, though.

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I don't think the non-baseball forums has enough threads for to justify another dedicated forum or sub-forum.

    That being said, this geek is all for more activity on these kinds of topics.
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    I believe the Non-Sports Chatter forum has always been very informative concerning questions and answers of any sort.

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Isn't Redszone a geek forum already?
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Isn't Redszone a geek forum already?

    Just what I was thinking.

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Thanks for the feedback, Boss.

    Paint, I think this is our cue to really ramp up the geek talk around here.
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    Don't worry. I'd say the game threads are about league average.
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    No faith in me operator?
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Of course.

    I just mentioned Paint because I know he's an engineer in the exact same field that I am.
    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Don't worry. I'd say the game threads are about league average.
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Of course.

    I just mentioned Paint because I know he's an engineer in the exact same field that I am.
    By degree, yes. I'm not a design engineer though. I'm a systems analyst by trade.
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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Isn't Redszone a geek forum already?

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    Re: Has Redszone ever considered a tech/geek forum?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    By degree, yes. I'm not a design engineer though. I'm a systems analyst by trade.
    Well, yes. I should have been more specific.

    Speaking of that, have you taken any more classes since GPS last summer?
    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Don't worry. I'd say the game threads are about league average.
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