Introducing the Den Of Geek letters page

News Simon Brew 25 Jun 2014 - 05:52

Welcome to our latest old fashioned innovation: it's a letters page!

In our ongoing quest to be the most old-fashioned website on planet Earth, our latest wheeze is that we're introducing a Den Of Geek letters page. This will eschew all modern technology, and instead of it being interactive, and allowing live questions and answers, we're going to do it the way it used to be done. Thus, you write letters, we answer them.

Why are we doing this? Er, good question.

Apart from our continuing missions to be obtuse and contrary - and to use the word 'obtuse' at least once a month - we want to do something with a bit more detail. Granted, there's to and fro in the comments already, and that will continue to be the case. But we're throwing open the (virtual) doors for you to ask us anything. Above movies, games, comics, the site, The Statham, books, our favourite T-shirt, the name of our cat, why we like the word 'obtuse'... it's really up to you.

Then, every week or two, we'll gather together a bunch of your letters and answer them. In an entirely non-interactive format that makes no use whatsoever of the many brilliant technologies and plug-ins that the internet has to offer.

To further sweeten the deal, there will be no star letter prize. This is old school.

So: the email address for your letters is denofgeek@yahoo.com. And if all goes to plan, our first letters page will be live on the site in a week or two. What could go wrong?

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I'll start with sending you the letter A then, see how this goes. :P

I assume the @yahoo is also an old fashioned joke? will it only be viewable on Internet Explorer 2.0 as well?
Can you also set up a fanzine where we pay £10 a month and then get a letter with a sticker, badge and poster of the Stath to pin up on our walls? (that last sentence wasn't sarcastic)

Let me dig out my old copy of Netscape Navigator. Where's that 56k dial-up modem I had? In all seriousness DoG, well done. This is actually a really neat idea and I look forward to it.

I'm looking forward to the Den Of Geek Readers Wives page

Please, if you're going to do this right, we need a POBox to send our post cards or stamped addressed envelopes to. Bloody amateurs!

If you're gonna do this, do it right!

It *has* to have a pun-like title, such as:

"To geek or not to geek."

Or

"D-mail"

Or, you know, something good. :-/

I want that sweet Stath badge and poster set.

Is that wrong for straight man of 37?

I want to know If I am the only person in England who enjoys the schlock of The Substitute parts II-IV???

I hope people stick to the Points of View style of letter writing, e.g. 'Dear Den of Geek - why oh why oh why...' etc.

Wow, even a Yahoo email address. Truly old school.

Seconded, it's not a letters page if it's email.

Do you have a number I can fax my letter to?

As well as a letters page, could we also get a Gordo Greatbelly style help section?

YES!

"What could go wrong?"
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Wow! Just tempting fate ain'tcha DoG?

Thirded.

1st question. Will you geeks be covering the Wimbledon commentators this year?

Come on, if you want to do this properly you need to give us a postal address and insist we hand write our letters :) I still correspond with several penpals the 'old fashioned' way.

Fourthed..? Quartered..? That doesn't sound right. I agree as well...!

You could scan a hand written letter and email it

"Den of Speek"?

Followed up next week by "Den of Speek 2: Speak Harder"

Wow one of those new fangled 56k modems i'm still using my Us Robotics 14.4k

"Pen of Speak" surely?

That's far too sensible a suggestion for an internet comments feed on a geek website, you must be new.

I have Christmas stamps to use up, give us an address Den of Geek!

Slightly stealing Skylabs comment. "Pen of Geek"

There is a postal address at the bottom of the page...

You use that new fangled postal service if you like that sort of thing, I'll stick to using a raven.

Perfect! Problem solved.

I always write letters on a laptop. It's proving bally expensive - the envelopes are huge and the blighters never return them.

Do any of us have wives? Ergo the website....? Jokes i just re-inflated mine to laugh at that joke....*tumbleweeds*

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