Lincoln, you need to install a poke function on Icrontic. It would be glorious.
Well someone is drunk and bored and alone and surfing on Ic.
Oh wait that's me
poke is delicious
This war will never end!
It begins. A great war in time.
A Time War if you will...
What's interesting about the 'poke' feature on Facebook is it's strictly 1:1 relationships, which is all Facebook truly cares about. As a forum feature I think it's a lot less interesting, but I've been brainstorming on a "pass the bauble" idea for a couple years now. The key is, if you're going to add a fun feature like that (and blow a ton of time on something silly) it should have the goal of building the community core, not enabling folks to click at each other privately.