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Old June 21st, 2012 (07:09 PM).
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I think that might actually hit up on the narrow side, actually. But I also don't have too much interest in linguistics so maybe I just don't know what things you could talk about in it? I know I have some friends with a ridiculously intense interest in grammar but would there be enough to talk about to pick up some more casual fans? XD; Unless there's enough enthusiasm without drawing in people who have more of a passing interest, of course. :P
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Old June 21st, 2012 (07:49 PM).
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Well, the things I've thought we could do:

- Hook people up with language teachers (after which they'll take it to PM/VMs of course)
- Have people create language (making or learning) tutorials
- Make languages and get some feedback on them
- Talk about the aspects of grammar and probably find something new and unusual for the real linguistic community probably

It's basically the Emulation forums but for linguistics.

But you're right people probably don't have that great an interest. But I do have the club first post all made and formatted and ready to go, sitting in my Notepad, if enough people think it's a great idea.
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Old June 21st, 2012 (07:58 PM).
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The way you put it makes it seem way too broad indeed Droomph, it seems like it DOES need its own forum for that. I'm not against it but I dont think that it's going to work out that well.
It does really sound like a decent idea and fairly interesting but it just doesnt feel like it could work that well.. well at least not in this section.. but then again I personally don't have any interest in a club like this so I could be a bit bias.
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Old June 21st, 2012 (08:22 PM).
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Yep, that's not gonna work.

Also, next question. Would a club for a specific artificial language (like Esperanto or Klingon) be a good idea? Every language has its culture (like Esperanto is about peace, Klingon is about war, and Lojban is about neutrality and logic) so I think it could work out fairly well. But then again, we don't want fifty clubs for unheard of languages like babm and Blissymbolics.

...So what do you think?
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (02:03 PM).
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Personally, again I think this may be a little to specific and I dont really see it generating all that much discussion as a club as it doesn't REALLY have much that there is to talk about other then people talking with each other in that language which could end up just as a spam fest. I just dont really think this is the kind of forum where clubs about language would work for anything other then getting your post count up, especially fictional langauges like Klingon.
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (05:07 PM).
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Language clubs would be great imo. It'd be a great way for people to learn how to speak new languages, practice their language skills on a daily basis, talk to other people facing the same challenges they are, work together to improve the learning, share tips etc, and generally just have a lot of fun speaking a whole new language with a group of people that has helped them every step of the way. Plus there's also the cultural/origins side of the language to discuss too so I'm all for this idea. :3 Assuming it generated enough members/interest, this would be a wonderful idea for a club.
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (06:08 PM).
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I think Alex is right; in theory, language clubs would be a great way for people to talk and learn languages and done right, it could really be something special. With made up languages like Esperanto or Klingon, they do have their own culture attached and the clubs could evolve beyond the language itself into other aspects of the fictional worlds from which they originate.

But truth be told, I don't think it will generate enough interest. I don't think there'd be enough interest in made up languages like Klingon Esperanto on a forum like PokeCommunity for it to be viable . If I'm honest, I think the only language club that people would keep alive would be a Japanese club... because everybody seems to be interested in all sorts of anime shows and other aspects of Japanese culture (which makes sense, given that it's a forum based on Pokemon, which is Japanese).
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And Alex is learning Japanese toooo ;)

But yeah, I guess...Japanese club sounds great! I can settle for that - though I would have rather seen a Korean or Russian club :\ though I understand your points.

Then there's the problem of it stealing activity from the JE forum - though this is discussing culture, JE also discusses Japanese culture...what do you think about that?
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Not sure if anyone suggested this, but what about a club for artists/art lover?
I know there's the Artist's Corner, but there isn't a place for artist/art fans to gather and just talk about art.

Another ideas I have is a club for DeviantArt users/fans of DeviantART. That maybe that's too specific for a club though.
I would be willing to start up both of these, just want to get an idea what you guys think.
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Old June 28th, 2012 (01:49 AM). Edited June 28th, 2012 by CarefulWetPaint.
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Droomph I think its probably better suited to go into JE because its cultural but could also work here if there was enough interests and it was ran properly. I suggest talking to digi-kun about it first though.

AW I think thats a fairly good idea but it may take away activity from the Art Corner. It could work as a really good place for artists to get some solid discussion going about techniques they use and stuff like that.
Also I dont know if a deviantart club would work as it seems like just advertising that website and itd basically just become a portal for it with little dicussion being able to steam from it.
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To be real, though - PokeCommunity is a huge forum, with areas that cover pretty much everything in life. You would be hard-pressed to find a club that doesn't steal activity from another forum in some way. The more common victims are Culture & Media and Japanese Entertainment, because the focuses of those forums are where a lot of fandoms come from, but ultimately that shouldn't matter because clubs have a very different energy than a regular discussion thread - they are generally a more cohesive and inherently positive environment, and I believe that's why the clubs deserve to exist.

I forgot the point I was trying to make with this.... oh right! The fact that a club might take activity from another section isn't necessarily a reason for it not to exist. Clubs and discussion sections are two very different things, and if a person has enough passion for the subject at hand then I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to post in both.

So personally, I don't see the problem with an artist's club. It goes well with the musician's corner and the fitness club. I do question how much activity it would get, but I guess that's something you can only know for sure by trying it out. As for a deviantArt club, I tend to agree with CWP there - so maybe just lump that in with the art/artist club and do it all as one?

droomph, my point about activity-stealing above applies to the Japanese language club as well, but if you're worried about that, I don't think you need to be. I just had a quick look in the club and from what I've seen, all the threads except for one are about various anime series, and not so much about the culture itself.

In any case, I've always been a sort of 'you don't know until you try' sort of person, so that's what I recommend you do. That's just my opinion though, the others are bringing up valid points as well
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Old June 28th, 2012 (04:10 PM).
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Andy I was more thinking about how Erica said that people have been complaining about other clubs stealing activity from other forums.

Personally I think the Artist club would be great, especially if it had a lot of interest and active members, I think it could be fantastic. As Andy said Lumping the DA into the artist club would probably work best.

Droomph for a Japanese Language club I think it would take a lot of work to keep it going well. Though if it gets a lot of active members and interest is could be a very popular and fun club.

Personally I'm fairly happy with anything that will bring more activity to Other Clubs as long as its with in the rules!
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I'm personally against an "artist" club seeing as it would need to coexist with the Art Gallery section we have here. I would agree with having a DeviantArt club though seeing as that is more specific and wouldn't really hurt that section or so to say. Just depends on how much activity we get for that club; I can't see it getting that much. If there were activities for the club such as "find something which inspires you" or "use this flash game to make mario look like zelda" then it could work.
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Hmm... I would like to make a Harvest Moon Fanclub but I would like to know if there would be anyone who would be interested and join the club?
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I love Harvest Moon, so I'd probably join it
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Old July 2nd, 2012 (06:27 PM).
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HARVEST MOON!

I would totally join that club, I freaking love Harvest Moon so much. GOGOGO.
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That's not something I'd personally join, but I know there are quite a few Homestuck fans on PC, so I think you might get quite a bit of activity if you do!
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That's not something I'd personally join, but I know there are quite a few Homestuck fans on PC, so I think you might get quite a bit of activity if you do!
Oh cool. I'll get to work on it
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Old July 3rd, 2012 (05:51 PM).
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I have heard a lot of people on the forums talk about homestuck before so it could work but for it to work it does need a lot that can be discussed about it / new content regularly and everyone who is interested to actually participate in it. If you have all those together I think it will definitely work out great!
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Would a Teen Titans club be okay? I'd love to make it, but of course i'd like to see who else would love to join. Plus the show is being revived in 2013, so we'd have stuff to talk about, and there are shorts airing on DC Nation as well.
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In all honesty from what I've seen clubs based on shows basically go completely idle unless the show is currently airing. So saying that unless the shorts bring enough discussion and there is enough interest at the moment I'd either wait till a lot closer to the reboot or even after the reboot has already start or I fear it won't be very active.
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Old July 13th, 2012 (02:47 AM).
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Hey, who would want a House of Anubis Fanclub? I may create it if I have the time...
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I had to do a Google search just to find out what House of Anubis was - and I'm usually pretty well-informed on TV shows, so I don't know how popular or well-known it would be. I could be totally wrong and I hope I am, but I wouldn't want you to waste your time if nobody's heard of it.
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