deskthority.net vs geekhack.org

artee

18 Mar 2011, 00:52

which site is better? what do you think? I like the geekhack.org more, because its background is black which is great especially in the night. ;-)

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Brian8bit

18 Mar 2011, 01:00

I don't have a conscious preference for either, though I find myself using Deskthority more now in the little time I do spend on keyboard specific forums.

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Crazy9000

18 Mar 2011, 01:01

I don't like Geekhack very much, not sure why.

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

18 Mar 2011, 01:05

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xbb

18 Mar 2011, 01:17

I find this more user friendly and specific
I like the forum spy from geekhack

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Topre Enthusiast

18 Mar 2011, 03:25

I think geekhack is a pretty cool guy. eh has a dark background and doesn't afraid of anything.

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webwit
Wild Duck

18 Mar 2011, 03:29

I considered it, and I think deskthority is better. I recommend it. :geek:

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Topre Enthusiast

18 Mar 2011, 03:36

I think webwit is a pretty cool guy. eh considers it and doesn't afraid of anything.

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webwit
Wild Duck

18 Mar 2011, 03:46

Here's a picture of me during that moment.

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keyboardlover

18 Mar 2011, 03:48

Taking a dump?

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webwit
Wild Duck

18 Mar 2011, 03:55

It is because our wiki is better. Especially once we copied everything ripster has been accumulating at geekhack.

ripster

18 Mar 2011, 03:57

I like Deskthority better because I can call the OP a douchebag and not feel guilty.

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YetAnotherDeveloper

18 Mar 2011, 05:50

webwit wrote:It is because our wiki is better. Especially once we copied everything ripster has been accumulating at geekhack.

its at least a real wiki... that really is one of my biggest complaints of GH.

ripster

18 Mar 2011, 06:48

Lulz is better at OCN. Nothing like reading about another person throwing up on their keyboard to make me feel superior.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Mar 2011, 13:58

webwit wrote:I considered it, and I think deskthority is better. I recommend it. :geek:
I chuckled.

arcanius

18 Mar 2011, 14:32

I think both are great forums, but they've got their differences, and if I need to find something out about something, I know I'd want to check both sites, because of the varying communities, threads, etc.
Although I do like Geekhack's wiki system, it seems that now it's gotten a bit.... bloated, almost?

ripster

18 Mar 2011, 14:40

The Geekhack Wiki has always been scattered because a lot of people don't know how to do one properly.

Speaking of which, if you need another Wiki editor I recommend another EU member, Ekaros, to start working on yours.

xbb

18 Mar 2011, 14:54

It would be nice to have something (shared with both sites?) to manage easily group buys

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Mar 2011, 15:05

I have given up at organizing specialized group buys on geekhack. People are too whiny and demand too many variants/changes/versions/whatnot. Just look at the past 2 keycap group buys... round two ended in a disaster. Round 3 started well, then took 6 months and now feels like its never happening, with more variants and more confusing sets than alps colors.

I decided against posting my newer group buys on geekhack purposely.

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Brian8bit

18 Mar 2011, 15:16

When organising group buys just tell people to STFU. "This is what's getting ordered, are you in or out?". Like the KBC poker buy right now. Sure, people can whine all they want about not having ISO available. Fuck em. Clearly the buy isn't for them. If we'd of had a thread asking "We're thinking about making an order for a customised Deskthority keyboard. What would you like in a custom Deskthority keyboard" it would be 72 pages long and filled with pictures of japanese and korean women, over used memes and we'd never get anything done.

ripster

18 Mar 2011, 15:16

I blame Group 3 on being a disaster because a German is in charge.

Speaking of which how is that Hanzo Steel Spring Group Buy going?

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Mar 2011, 15:20

ripster wrote: Speaking of which how is that Hanzo Steel Spring Group Buy going?
The original company I worked with stopped replying to me. I think they thought I was trolling them when I complained that the spring makes a very audible sound. I guess there is only so far you can push these guys around.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Mar 2011, 15:21

Brian8bit wrote:When organising group buys just tell people to STFU. "This is what's getting ordered, are you in or out?". Like the KBC poker buy right now. Sure, people can whine all they want about not having ISO available. Fuck em. Clearly the buy isn't for them. If we'd of had a thread asking "We're thinking about making an order for a customised Deskthority keyboard. What would you like in a custom Deskthority keyboard" it would be 72 pages long and filled with pictures of japanese and korean women, over used memes and we'd never get anything done.
That is exactly what I'm doing with the new group buys.

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Brian8bit

18 Mar 2011, 15:26

sixty wrote:That is exactly what I'm doing with the new group buys.
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gorb

18 Mar 2011, 15:29

Yeah, I wanted to jump in on some of the group buys but they've been getting way too fucking complicated...give me one or two options and if I like I'll buy, if not maybe next time.

ripster

18 Mar 2011, 15:33

When they work they can work well.
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Except nobody at Signature Plastics knows how to do kerning or even Fonts properly.

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Spharx

18 Mar 2011, 17:16

Both forums are great, but deskthority suits me better because it has ( or it will have ) more European users.
This fact leads to :

- More european ebay links
- better, faster & cheaper shipping
- ISO !! xD

so all in all less problems.

Findecanor

18 Mar 2011, 17:23

I find this board to be a bit redundant, to be honest.
From what I have seen, there are only a few members here who are not members of Geekhack.
Webwit, apparently .. I am supposing for personal reasons that most of us never got to know. Why?
(thx for the geekhack-specific japanese pr0n btw! :lol: )

If/when this board has grown big enough, people will whine just as much here in group buy threads, there will be just as much trolling etc. The amount of mess on a board is often mostly a function of size.

Technically, there are a few features of Geekhack that I miss here. Ctrl-commands in the editor, the subboard a topic belongs to being shown in the editor, etc.
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Gilgam

18 Mar 2011, 17:29

maybe webwit was a former GHer.

I do agree on the redundant thing

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

18 Mar 2011, 17:31

Findecanor wrote: Webwit, apparently .. but why? (thx for the geekhack-specific japanese pr0n btw!)
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Findecanor wrote: The amount of mess on a board is often mostly a function of size.
Maybe so, that is why the target group is supposed to be different to begin with.

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