New Section: Sandbox

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support and Feedback' started by Alexander, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Today, we’re pleased to announce the Sandbox section.

    A part of recovery from PMO should center around enjoyable, healthy behaviors, including with other people. The Sandbox section will be a place to play word games, role-playing, casual chats, and more. Throughout this week, we will be introducing some games that we’ve come up with, and we expect that members of the community will be inventing their own games in the near future. Please read the Sandbox guidelines before participating. Also, the community can expect games and lower-effort posts that have been existing in the Off-topic Discussion section to be migrated to the Sandbox.

    Thank you to @sparkywantsnoPMO and @matthewmammothrept, along with help from other members of the team, for putting this together.

    Post counts:
    Furthermore, posts in this section will not count towards your displayed "post count," since we are a sexual health platform and want these statistics to demonstrate progress towards pursuing sexual health related discussion.

    -The team
  2. Dizzy Lotus

    Dizzy Lotus Fapstronaut

    Awesome! [​IMG]
    I don't really get why they wouldn't contribute to your post count, though... is post count something to boast about so much? [​IMG]

    Edit: nor likes, as should be logical. Hm, still seems quite odd to me. I've certainly never seen this anywhere else. But oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Edit2 : Threads will be removed automatically, wow. I get that storing space costs money... but that seems rough. Another thing I haven't seen anywhere else, while I've been at a whole lot of forums! [​IMG]
  3. Why is it called sandbox, what does that mean? :confused:
  4. Dizzy Lotus

    Dizzy Lotus Fapstronaut

    You can play in it, using your imagination, and not needing to be serious as much.
    To me, it also implies that there are less rules, and there's less supervision, so more opportunity for bullying. But I assume that's not what's intended here. [​IMG]
    sparkywantsnoPMO likes this.
  5. Thread expiration is a "maybe" depending on how much server space this takes up. Just wanted to make people aware that it might happen. Many boards do this for inactive threads, although agreed haven't seen it in a while. chan image boards operate in this way, with posts making it to the final page expiring.
  6. Yeah, standard rules apply. If you see bullying, simply report the post and a mod will take care of it.
    Dizzy Lotus likes this.
  7. I saw it as anybody can come and sculpt something, however the want. It's a porn-free sandbox with mods who will stop bullying, but who will not interfere with creativity flourishing.
    sparkywantsnoPMO and Dizzy Lotus like this.
  8. Sorry mate, I still do not understand why it is called sandbox. I mean the Shoutbox (for premium members), is so we can shout at each other and let off steam - I get that. But sandbox, what has that got to do with anything? :confused:
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  9. So, it is a creativity forum.
    sparkywantsnoPMO and vxlccm like this.
  10. vxlccm

    vxlccm Fapstronaut

    @IGY "sandbox" is a software developer term. Related to the web, it's a place to play that doesn't take down a live/production resource. It fits, if a bit niche.
  11. Why should we have geeky IT jargon? This is not a nerd convention! :(
  12. Nish_09

    Nish_09 Fapstronaut

  13. I don't think it's any type of IT niche jargon. It's simply a reference to playground for kids. Sandbox is a place where kids go to play. It's literary a box with sand for kids to play with plastic buckets and plastic shovels. Haven't you done it when you were kid? I did when I was like 2 years old or something. Same here, it's supposed to be forum playground, hence the reference.
  14. vxlccm

    vxlccm Fapstronaut

    @IGY whoa. Geeks? May I allow you to brush up on terminology here!

    Nerds help the world go round. Not that you need to talk like us. And, hey, *I* didn't make up the term. Just trying to explain how it likely arose.

    p-to-the-s: Nerd legion did bring you here to the www, now available everywhere via phone. ;P
  15. I have no recollection of that whatsoever. I've never heard of one and I've never seen one. You seem to be describing a beach. Maybe call it a beachbox? :rolleyes:
  16. I don't do rap.
  17. vxlccm

    vxlccm Fapstronaut

  18. Surely, people can waste their time on stupidity in infinite ways on the internet. Why should this community not only encourage it but facilitate it? This is a serious, pioneering porn recovery forum. This sandbox is just a joke - lowering the overall tone. We are not here for this. :(
    nelloJ likes this.
  19. The threads already exist all over off-topic. What do you think would be a better way to address it?
    bunnyheartbeat likes this.
  20. One of these things man:


    @IGY Where the hell do you live that you never seen a sandbox man? In my city these things are in every kids playground at every park...

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