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What has p*ssed you off today...part II

Old Sep 24th 2019, 9:08 pm
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If that's the case :- Please bring back the old day's
But the trolls were so much better then and the comments a much higher quality. The trolling comments now wouldn't get a look in.
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Old Sep 24th 2019, 11:25 pm
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It was so much more fun back then. The 'discussions' were brilliant.
I remember when I first discovered BE...before I actually joined...tears of laughter ran down my face when I read some of the threads. Yes many were brutally honest, so brutal I would cringe sometimes, but many were so very, very funny too. Only a handful of people dared to go into TIO, but it was a busy, lively forum, as was The Lounge. Sadly those days are long gone.

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I remember when I first discovered BE...before I actually joined...tears of laughter ran down my face when I read some of the threads. Yes many were brutally honest, so brutal I would cringe sometimes, but many were so very, very funny too. Only a handful of people dared to go into TIO, but it was a busy, lively forum, as was The Lounge. Sadly those days are long gone.
Maybe when/if this brexit business every wraps up, we could work out how to create a bit of a revival. Where do our new overlords advertise for punters? Maybe we need to spread the net somewhere else.
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I get entertainment from reading the reader comments on various 'articles' in the DM. Bastards have put an adblock wall up. It's a bit rude.
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Old Sep 25th 2019, 2:13 pm
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Maybe when/if this brexit business every wraps up, we could work out how to create a bit of a revival. Where do our new overlords advertise for punters? Maybe we need to spread the net somewhere else.
I think all forums have suffered somewhat with the cultural shift towards social media, with Reddit being probably the closest thing to a forum on that platform. Though it has its own issues because you don't have the same kind of direct conversation as we can here.

If we can at the very least get Nutek back, I'll consider that a success
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I think all forums have suffered somewhat with the cultural shift towards social media, with Reddit being probably the closest thing to a forum on that platform. Though it has its own issues because you don't have the same kind of direct conversation as we can here.

If we can at the very least get Nutek back, I'll consider that a success
You're probably right, but a few years back there wasn't this endless half-baked arguing where people seem to think that the one and only goal is verbal point-scoring. I can certainly do that myself, but it ought to represent the tiny minority of posts, whereas in TIO it's practically all there is.

But yes, the Return of Nutek would be a huge plus.
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WTF? It's supposed to be a game. Punching horses and police escorts for fans?


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-49823006
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Old Sep 25th 2019, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
You're probably right, but a few years back there wasn't this endless half-baked arguing where people seem to think that the one and only goal is verbal point-scoring. I can certainly do that myself, but it ought to represent the tiny minority of posts, whereas in TIO it's practically all there is.

But yes, the Return of Nutek would be a huge plus.
I don't mind a bit of mud slinging to be fair, just as long as it doesn't put off newcomers.

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WTF? It's supposed to be a game. Punching horses and police escorts for fans?


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-49823006
That horse was already being abused, in its use as an agent to protect private property for the state. Poor sod didn't need punching as well.
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I don't mind a bit of mud slinging to be fair, just as long as it doesn't put off newcomers.



That horse was already being abused, in its use as an agent to protect private property for the state. Poor sod didn't need punching as well.

There was always mud slinging, just not as much and better-quality mud.

I see what you mean about the horse, but I think in this case it was being used more to stop two groups of people from kicking the shit out of each other just because. I agree I'm not keen on animals being used for our dirty work.
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There was always mud slinging, just not as much and better-quality mud.
Uncle Eb was really good at that, but he was put off coming back a few years ago. I've tried to talk him into a return but I've given up now.

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I see what you mean about the horse, but I think in this case it was being used more to stop two groups of people from kicking the shit out of each other just because.
That shouldn't be the horse's problem.
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Uncle Eb was really good at that, but he was put off coming back a few years ago. I've tried to talk him into a return but I've given up now.



That shouldn't be the horse's problem.
No, no argument on the horse at all.

Uncle Eb's on FB? I don't do much on FB at all. In fact, pretty much nothing except chat with the Little Lion.
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No, no argument on the horse at all.

Uncle Eb's on FB? I don't do much on FB at all. In fact, pretty much nothing except chat with the Little Lion.
Yes, but he seems to be about as active as I am on there of late, which sounds even less active than you it would seem. I mostly just use the messenger function now to talk to friends back home, which is nice. Though browsing my feed still gives me something of an insight to see what's still going on in NI as well, which is both interesting and kind of makes me sad too.
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I think all forums have suffered somewhat with the cultural shift towards social media, with Reddit being probably the closest thing to a forum on that platform. Though it has its own issues because you don't have the same kind of direct conversation as we can here.

If we can at the very least get Nutek back, I'll consider that a success
I'm still quite new to Reddit but I ****ing love it. It's, on the whole and if you're selective of subs to follow, a positive and pleasant place to be. People are nice to each other. There's lots of 'in-jokes' which has made it hard to really get into but I'm kinda there now. It's cool.

Stop worrying about who has been lost from the BE world and be grateful every day you still have me.
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Seems that way. All the aquarium forums I used to go to for example are either gone completely or still exist but only see a few posts a month, Reddit is okay but I don't find it all that great, some subs better than others of course, the local Vancouver sub can be quite toxic at times, but some subs are okay but not the same level forums were. I tried facebook groups but generally they always seemed to be run by control nuts and not pleasent places, but overall I think the internet in general is simply not the people connector it was in the early days, and more of well a place to conduct business and buy stuff.

I recently deleted my facebook altogether, really nobody I know posts anything anymore on it, and it was mostly just news media and ads I was seeing, not really worth using anymore, never got into the twitter or things like chat snap, or whatever its called.



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I think all forums have suffered somewhat with the cultural shift towards social media, with Reddit being probably the closest thing to a forum on that platform. Though it has its own issues because you don't have the same kind of direct conversation as we can here.

If we can at the very least get Nutek back, I'll consider that a success
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Seems that way. All the aquarium forums I used to go to for example are either gone completely or still exist but only see a few posts a month, Reddit is okay but I don't find it all that great, some subs better than others of course, the local Vancouver sub can be quite toxic at times, but some subs are okay but not the same level forums were. I tried facebook groups but generally they always seemed to be run by control nuts and not pleasent places, but overall I think the internet in general is simply not the people connector it was in the early days, and more of well a place to conduct business and buy stuff.
I recently deleted my facebook altogether, really nobody I know posts anything anymore on it, and it was mostly just news media and ads I was seeing, not really worth using anymore, never got into the twitter or things like chat snap, or whatever its called.
A great deal of truth there. Unless you're looking for some specific item, subject or poster, it's all about subtly shifting you into disclosing more & more personal data for their mining and on-selling to advertisers, while keeping the fiction that it's you who's out of step by not repeatedly using their service.
Nothing being free, it's to be expected of course, but it does seem to be getting out of hand.
No doubt about it, in the future a person's most valuable asset will be their personal data.
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