Friday forum recap

Although online for less than a month, the forums have become quite the internet hangout for our readers. Here are a few recent highlights:

Are you using less water?Xpress news reporter Brian Postelle started this lighthearted thread about water conservation.

Fashion, Style & Shopping
Who is the most fashionable local celeb? — With an election on at home, a highly controversial war raging overseas and a looming disaster in our national economy, this thread examines the really important question of “Who around town looks the best?”

Will 2008 be the year the Asheville music scene breaks into the national spotlight? — With plenty of local acts starting to gain national recognition, it seems like our local music scene is on the way up. But, is it just hype?

We’ve cracked 300 posts. How do we celebrate this? — Although the title is a little dated (we’ve actually cracked 700 as of this writing), this thread is filled with imaginative ideas to enhance the Xpress forums experience.

Favorite Homeless People — Light-hearted discussion of the downtown panhandling situation, or mean-spirited attack on the less-fortunate? This thread, started by Xpress regular Jason Bugg, may be our most controversial yet.

What is the biggest challenge facing Asheville in 2008? — Failing real estate markets, short-sighted City Council? Overdevelopment? Forum users weigh in.

Internet & Technology
Second life — Not the largest of threads, but it did launch the idea for starting a virtual Asheville on this popular MMORPG.

Good hikes for people who hate being outside — Have a favorite, easy hiking trail? Looking for one? This thread has you covered.

“Cat Person” or “Dog Person” — The eternal battle between pet lovers rages on. What began as a minor skirmish became a full-fledged war of cuddliness when users began posting photos of their pets. Who will win? As of this writing, dogs were ahead 3 to 1. But it ain’t over yet! Cast your vote here.

Of course, our forums are only as good as the people who post on it. Help us get interesting local discussions started by posting your own topics and chiming in on existing ones here.


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5 thoughts on “Friday forum recap

  1. [b]Total Mountain Xpress Forum Posts: 718[/b]
    [b]Total Jason Bugg Posts: 85[/b]

    Seeing as how you’re responsible for more than a tenth of the content on the forum, I’d say you’ve earned that title. Maybe I should make you a paper crown.

    (Then again, at 142 posts to date, maybe you should make one for me.)

  2. Kriss

    Every time I check out the forum I notice a whole slew of new members signed on. That thing’s growing by leaps and bounds. Good job, Steve!

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