Not house related, but I'm hoping that some people I who like old houses also (like me) like old wrist watches. I have a late '40s Swiss chronograph that needs repairs. The last place I used for this watch was the Clock Repair People on 7th Avenue in PS, now long gone, Any recomendations, preferably, but not necessarily, in Brooklyn. The watch is fairly good quality but not a high end brand. Nevertheless, I realize that chronograph repairs can be costly.
Yesterday evening, I registered lifeinbklyn.com and pointed it here.
I did this both to help people with spelling/memory problems, as well as to keep someone else in the future from registering a name so similar to hours.
In the first few days of the site, it was mentioned that it would be a more logical name of our site, since bklyn is a more common abbreviation than bkln. There is no technical reason why would could not promote that as the primary name. It is not a question that I have any strong feelings on.
The only downside from switching names is that people who are logged in under one URL would have to re-log in if they enter the other.
Based on a drunken idea that I think Rob came up with at Montero, I have created a new private, members only forum called "The Booth."
The idea behind The Booth is that it is a place for things that too offensive to be placed on the public areas of the site.
I want to keep rules to a minimum, although things that will get the site shut down or get me in legal trouble are still off limits.
If you want to be a member, reply here or send me an e-mail with your username to email@example.com
OK, this has been talked about before, but I wanted a thread more focused on it.
The question is, what should out community standards be for public comments?
Clear prohibitions for me include:
- Non-pubic, personal information about others
- Pornographic Images
- Bestiality Images
Other areas that are more grey include:
- repeated and malicious personal attacks
- Racism and hate speech
Other thoughts or categories?
In the near future I am looking for ways to have private areas where some of the standards could be relaxed.
However, even in private areas there will need to be some sort of standards to meet legal requirements.
Got ideas? Post them here! Seriously- let's figure out what LifeinBkln is about. Do we want other sections- like a DIY forum? Events? Slice of BK Life articles? Neighborhoods? We've got a great opportunity here- let's make the most of it. we are one eccentric, feisty,bright and funny group of people. We are open and welcoming OK- so sometimes we are foul-mouthed, antsy and dorkish- no one's perfect. But we are about loving Brooklyn, and cats ;-)