The Watching the J's message board
has been running just about since this web site started (October
1998). A couple of years later the message board has seen over 10,000
The Message Board is a place where
everybody is welcome to post their thoughts and enjoy intelligent
conversations with lots of other fans of triple j & music.
There are some rules you must abide
by when posting (otherwise your message may be deleted or/and you
may be banned from the message board).
* Topics should
be kept loosely related to triple j or triple j music.
This may include any bands or music related to triple j, or any
festivals or live gigs that people may be interested in. Other topics
which are of interest to the audience of the message board are usually
* The message board is meant to be
a positive, happy place! Please keep those
excessive insults & flames to yourself. Constructive
criticisms are usually fine, but saying something sux or how much
you hate it just annoys everybody else and wastes their time (as
well as makes you look stupid).
* No immatating
other people on the board. ie. do not use a nickname
that somebody else uses. Some nicknames already in use can be seen
on the message board regulars page. Any
messages posted in somebody elses name will be deleted immediately.
If you see a message posted under your name which you did not post
then please email me immediately.
DON'T "YELL" ie. TYPE IN ALL CAPITALS.
* The message board currently
accepts HTML coding. Do not post offensive
* Do not use
the message board to advertise! This means you are not
allowed to advertise businesses, unrelated web sites, etc. You are
of course allowed to tell people about upcoming gigs or new CDs,
etc. And please don't use the message board just to plug your own
homepage. If you have a homepage that people may be interested in
then let me know and I can link to it on the links page. I may even
feature your link on the main page of the web site. It is fine however
to put your URL at the end of your message, or to tell people that
they can find more information at your homepage, etc.
* Swearing is allowed, but excessive
swearing is not necessary so may be removed.
* And of course you cannot post anything
which is unreasonably offensive to anybody... Keep in mind that
some members of bands, as well as many of the great triple j staff
do visit the message board, so don't say anything that you wouldn't
say to their face. And also remember that we want to keep this a
happy place! Anything I consider unreasonably
offensive will be removed.
* The Message Board is not censored.
Messages are posted immediately. However I and a small panel of
regulars review all messages posted, and messages which do not fit
into these guidelines may be deleted.
1ST YEAR STATISTICS
Below are statistics for the message
board for the period 3/11/98 to 16/10/99
Total messages posted:
Largest post: by spudlee: >2000 words (but
the message had to get split into two because it would not fit in
Frequency: Some days we have had no posts,
other days we have had up to 40-50 posts a day
Record postees: Chay (myself): 258 posts, spudlee: 231 posts,
Steve: 102 posts, jjj girl: 100 posts, Rob/jez/spiritulized:
95 posts, astronorton: 87 posts, Case: 84 posts, BUG: 81 posts,
jgwr: 82 posts, Jaymin: 60 posts, Bob: 56 posts, drop city: 50 posts.