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Old 12-28-2021, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi how are you doing this winterz night?

If the weather is so cold how could you skip this very important question




How long does MB have left??? Years? Months?

You decide. By posting. A lot. Batlord, Mindfulness. I see u. U must respond
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I'll check that dictionary, but in the meantime I'm impressed - as is everyone else in the world - by your eloquence, obvious accomplishments and success, and the evidence of your blazingly high intelligence.
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Old 12-28-2021, 11:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be clear this thread is about the downfall of internet forums. How relevant are they nowadays and what makes u stick around?
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"SMOKE CRACK MUDA****KKA"

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He just doesn't have a mind so closed that it rivals Blockbuster.
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Old 12-29-2021, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-29-2021, 12:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In agreeance

Also have u read the RockGuitar101 thread where they get banned by right-track? Good read
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"SMOKE CRACK MUDA****KKA"

I'll check that dictionary, but in the meantime I'm impressed - as is everyone else in the world - by your eloquence, obvious accomplishments and success, and the evidence of your blazingly high intelligence.
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He just doesn't have a mind so closed that it rivals Blockbuster.
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Old 12-29-2021, 06:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Um, if it's a poll thread shouldn't there be a poll? Maybe we should have another poll, to decide on whether or not this one should have a poll?
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Old 12-29-2021, 06:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Forums should have died with the advent of facebook. But somehow they didn't. I guess it's because they are still the only form of online social networking where people come to exchange lengthy opinions. Fb is mostly for short form communication and/or picture viewing, instagram and tick tock for picture or video browsing. Conversation is left to forums. And some people still want to talk and engage with others.
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Old 12-29-2021, 07:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think it might depend on who controls the forums. I've been active on two forums including this one and they've both have changed from night to day to me. On the writing forum, where I was actually something of a big shot, even though my writing skills aren't all that great, it was what we used to call a benevolent dictatorship. In other words, even though the owner called the shots, he encouraged a free flow of ideas with the caveat that personal attacks would not be tolerated, and for a couple years, it was a happy forum.

Then came the ill- advised transfer and that's when I came here. And this was a different place. There seemed to be no moderation whatsoever and personal attacks were as common as right wingers getting covid. To me, it was a toxic atmosphere and I left this forum twice.

Now we go to today, where my old forum is now closer to a fascist style dictatorship. Now you don't dare criticize the leadership (there were avenues where you could under the old owner) lest you may be banned. Here, on the other hand, we still have the same anarchist spirit but without all the toxicity that once prevailed here. I really like it here now.

I think Adidasss has it right when it comes to forums in general and particularly this one. It's a way to interact with people with generally the same major interest, in this case, music (even though we're usually talking about something else ). I think some forums on some small scale, maybe even this one, can thrive for years as long as there are people who want to communicate with each other.
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Old 12-29-2021, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes but what if the website is deleted?

I have always liked how laissez faire this forum has been run, allows me to make threads like this one lol
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He just doesn't have a mind so closed that it rivals Blockbuster.
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Old 12-29-2021, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yeah forums in their heydey were not necessarily better, with way too many active posters and rules governing said posters, the potential for developing a list of distinct member personalities was less
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Old 12-29-2021, 11:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This forum is owned basically by Google and I think they have more important things to discuss instead of the continuance of this forum. It is possible one day that they could just dump us like a cleared cache though.
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