Polyphasic Sleep Forum

I got an email from Opti asking if there was a forum dedicated to polyphasic sleep (transcript below). I checked out the ones listed in the polyphasic sleep wiki, but they seem to be abandoned or not entirely dedicated to polyphasic sleep.

So today, I’d like to announce the shiny new Polyphasic Sleep Forum.

I spent several hours yesterday and today trying to find the perfect forum solution. I started with the usual suspects phpBB, Vanilla, and bbPress. I did some test installations of those on my server, and I love that they are open source. However, the developers don’t have a hosted version which would save me the hassle of using my own server.

Then I discovered a hosted forum by Lefora. It was featured on Scobleizer and TechCrunch, so I thought i’d give it a try.

It feels very modern and sign up was very easy. The only major annoyances are that it has adsense on it, and it is not open source. It’s a good temporary solution for now, but I’ll be moving to bbPress once those guys from Automattic have it available as a hosted solution like they did with WordPress.

Open Source + Hosted Solution Provided by Developers = Longevity of the Project

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Adventures in Polyphasic Sleeping

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jorel Pi
Date: Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Polyphasic Sleep
To: Opti

Hi Opti!

Great to hear from you. I’ll be sure to re-add your blog once you start polyphasic sleeping again.

I checked out the past forums listed here:
http://polyphasicsleep.info/index.php?title=Forums_and_Mailing_Lists&oldid=283

However, most of the forums are abandoned. There was one that was active, but it was dedicated to lucid dreaming with polyphasic sleep as a subtopic.

So I started up a new forum dedicated to just polyphasic sleep here:
http://polyphasic.lefora.com/forum/

Also, I did create a polyphasic meebo chat room awhile ago. A link to the logs can be found here:
https://jorel314.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/polyphasic-sleep-group-chat-room/

Thanks for your suggestions!

Jorel

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 8:26 PM, Opti wrote:

Hello,

You replied to my blog http://opti-sleepless.blogspot.com but I hadn’t checked it for a while until now. I unfortunately ended that run of polyphasic sleep, but I am planning to start up in about a week and a half. It is going to be especially hard this time since I am away from most of my friends that would stay up with me so any extra support or information from other “polyphasers” would be very useful to me. I believe I will be even more successful this time since I won’t have constant parties getting in the way of naps and I am now living on my own so I don’t have to worry about leaving at odd hours of the night.

Those feeds look like they can be useful, but do you know if there is a forum or something more like that anywhere dedicated to polyphasic sleep? I usually do better communicating with people on forums and I think that would be a lot of help because if nothing else it would provide people to talk to at odd hours of the night. Or a chat irc or chat room would also be nice. Just spitting out ideas here.

Thank you for your comment and when I return to polyphasic sleep (starting the friday after this one) I will start updating the same blog I used the first time.

Thanks again,

~Opti


“It is the duty of the great to lend a hand to the mediocre.” –S. G. Mahouria

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2 Responses to Polyphasic Sleep Forum

  1. lefora says:

    Hi Jorel,
    Glad you like lefora so far for the ‘ease of hosting’. Just like your wordpress blog, we believe starting and customizing a forum should be this easy.

    For your comment about adsense, we allow forums to remove the ads for a monthly charge. If you would like to sign up for this, send me an email, ‘chief -at- lefora.com’, and I can give you a month free.

    We’ll also be building an API so that developers can build services ontop of, or to interact with lefora, will publish more about this later in the year.

    cheers,
    vinnie (from lefora)

  2. jorel314 says:

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Jorel Pi
    Date: Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 6:18 PM
    Subject: Re: [jorel314] Comment: “Polyphasic Sleep Forum”
    To: Vinnie

    Hi Vinnie!

    Thanks for the comment. I was actually going through my comments marked “spam” today, and I saw yours. Not sure why it got filtered as spam, but I’ve unspammed it now so it should be showing up on my blog here: https://jorel314.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/polyphasic-sleep-forum/#comment-131

    Unfortunately, I have decided to no longer work for money, so the adsense will be staying.
    https://jorel314.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/its-official-im-retired/

    Great customer service!

    Jorel

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