I have an idea for NOM!

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Red Ryder
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I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Red Ryder » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am

I’m growing extremely bored and weary of talking about the cycles of Mormonism, disaffection, and the latest lunacy of the COB, the Q15, and SheriWendy garment fetish rumors. But you peeps are amazing and fun to hang out with online.

What if we combine the “church lessons” forum with the “Staying Faithful” forum to save space and create a new forum?

The idea behind the new forum would be to discuss and share: books, ideas, podcasts, music, etc.

We could call it “The Coffee Shop @ NOM Square” where anything but Mormonism is discussed! Like old friends sitting around an old bookstore or coworkers standing around the water cooler? Or like a lame singles ward potluck for the 31+ crowd where everyone knows your name!

What do you think?

The misc forum could even be rebranded or folded into?
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by moksha » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 am

Sounds good. Perhaps like talking about how one can teach their grandkids the new nursery rhyme Trumpty Dumpty (he sat on a wall) so they can perform it for the family right before tonight's State of the Union address. Just as long as it is not whispered. Whispered nursery rhymes seem so ...well, save that for testimonies.

The Coffee Shop sounds like a better name choice than Joe's Bar & Grill.
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Hagoth » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 am

I'm in!
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by 2bizE » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:24 am

I like the idea I’m in
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by RubinHighlander » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 am

Dilly dilly!

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by crossmyheart » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am

I think you read our minds! I would love to see Miscellaneous turn into a more active group.

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Red Ryder » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 am

crossmyheart wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am
I think you read our minds! I would love to see Miscellaneous turn into a more active group.
Revelation says we must rebrand!

Should we establish a new style guide patterned after the old one?

• Avoid using the abbreviation “misc” or the nickname “Miscellaneous” as substitutes for the boards’s name, as in “Miscellaneous Church,” “Misc Church” or “Church of the Miscellaneous-day Saints.”
Those who do not move do not notice their chains. —Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by græy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:13 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am
We could call it “The Coffee Shop @ NOM Square” where anything but Mormonism is discussed! Like old friends sitting around an old bookstore or coworkers standing around the water cooler? Or like a lame singles ward potluck for the 31+ crowd where everyone knows your name!
Let's do it! I like the idea of discussions about fun things with friends who understand but can occasionally let the church fade away from thought and mind.
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by crossmyheart » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:56 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 am
crossmyheart wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am
I think you read our minds! I would love to see Miscellaneous turn into a more active group.
Revelation says we must rebrand!

Should we establish a new style guide patterned after the old one?

• Avoid using the abbreviation “misc” or the nickname “Miscellaneous” as substitutes for the boards’s name, as in “Miscellaneous Church,” “Misc Church” or “Church of the Miscellaneous-day Saints.”
you forgot "Even the Church of the Miscellaneous-Day Saints"

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Just This Guy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:05 am

The Church Lessons board had its place, but I think we can safely say that it has run it's course now that the have finished church history year. It hasn't seen a post in almost 2 months, so I say we can let that one go.
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by wtfluff » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:15 am

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am
What do you think?
Love it.

Should we make it MORmONically correct and call it The Postum Shop?



Sorry, couldn't help myself... :twisted:
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Lithium Sunset » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:55 am

I love this idea too!! I pretty much only visit support and miscellaneous anyway.
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by slavereeno » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am
We could call it “The Coffee Shop @ NOM Square” where anything but Mormonism is discussed!
Wait, I don't get it, how am I supposed to obsess in an unhealthy way about Mormoninsm in this area if I can't discuss Mormonism?

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Red Ryder » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:08 pm

slavereeno wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am
We could call it “The Coffee Shop @ NOM Square” where anything but Mormonism is discussed!
Wait, I don't get it, how am I supposed to obsess in an unhealthy way about Mormoninsm in this area if I can't discuss Mormonism?
Consider it grad school? Or the sure sign of normalcy? :lol:
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Corsair » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:21 pm

This is a good idea. it's a forum for not discussing the church. It's not too much to admit that many of us need some new hobbies, and I'm in that category also.

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by jfro18 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:24 pm

I'm in- would love an area to post with yall about stuff that has nothing to do with church stuff. :D

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by MoPag » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:21 pm

crossmyheart wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:56 am
Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:45 am
crossmyheart wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:40 am
I think you read our minds! I would love to see Miscellaneous turn into a more active group.
Revelation says we must rebrand!

Should we establish a new style guide patterned after the old one?

• Avoid using the abbreviation “misc” or the nickname “Miscellaneous” as substitutes for the boards’s name, as in “Miscellaneous Church,” “Misc Church” or “Church of the Miscellaneous-day Saints.”
you forgot "Even the Church of the Miscellaneous-Day Saints"
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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believing in old men’s lies...--Ezra Pound

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by AllieOop » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:47 pm

Red Ryder wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:13 am
What do you think?
I think you're pretty smart :)

I love that idea!!

But...how did I miss this?
SheriWendy garment fetish rumors
WTH???
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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by MalcolmVillager » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:08 pm

I love it. I like the idea of book club. We could chat about a topic supported by books, TED Talks, podcasts, personal experience, Philosophies of mankind mi gled with humor (shout out to IOT), and maybe even do a google hangout or conference call once a month.

RR, I love it. The mormon stuff often gets old, I have less passion for it, and I dont want to just be negative.

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Re: I have an idea for NOM!

Post by Bosch » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:32 am

I’m in. As long as I don’t have to drink any dang Merlot...
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