...you know...your constant mentioning of that word 'alien' while discussing growing negativity is kinda sketching me the heck out...
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
I enjoy discussion, and I want to broaden my horizons and knowledge about some of the subjects that are important to me.
The place is certainly different to when I first looked six months ago and when I first started posting.
The intelligence is increasing. At the same time, there are more members being attracted with different motives. That's cool.
The time taken to increase post numbers from 100,000 to 110,000 was extremely rapid.
I lose topics and threads off the bottom of a page and never see them again because things are posted so quickly.
But cool people and uncool people will come and go, and the Board will remain here whileever it is viable, and I will post and learn while I am interested, and change is inevitable.
There is probably not a lot of room for nostalgia, I imagine... true of a lot of things, a sad fact of 21st century life?
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Consulting Maori: English Dictionary
Hmmmmm.... "sketching (one) the heck out".... hmmmmm
Must be Guatemalan.
Originally posted by alien
...but to provide an answer:
Yes. I agree with you. I have also noticed a change...something just feels 'diiferent', almost (dare I say) menacing at times. Dunno what the heck it is...but there seems to be some dark undercurrent. That said...there has also been much light as well. Maybe thats because as membership increases, then so to do the chances of personality clashes. There will always be a certain percentage of positive and a certain percentage of negative within any group...and as the group expands/grows, then the numbers of each inevitably increase as well...so perhaps its just a case of it being more noticeable due to sheer numbers.
Some of the changes to the board have wierded me out at times...as was said some time ago, in another thread, sometimes too much change too fast can be unsettling and get people jittery and thus more likely to snark off at someone.
Everything is swings and roundabouts though...like any pendulum, it swings one way, then back the other way...and so on and so on until, eventually, it settles at an equilibrium.
Its just a matter of time.
Originally posted by Cammo Dude
Now I know I'm not that crazy.
Originally posted by Abraham Virtue
Basically it comes down to this. Things change and so do people. So what is the point???
Do you want to be the change police???
Really I don't get the point of this topic. Is there one???
Please I want to know what Cammo Dude is getting at.
Let me know.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Being still considered a "noob", I guess my post was merely non-comment and just a "post-count"?!?
Just kidding Cammo...
Your looking for answers and I merely gave what you already knew. I'll proceed to 'edit' it away....
Originally posted by astrocreep
Cammo Dude, seeing that you've been registered since 02', I guess you have seen many changes and a lot of people come and go. As for the "dark undertone" I guess I haven't been here long enough to pick up on it per se'. I certainly hope it didn't come in with me but I do see many post that seem "canned" like in the political forums but I've seen those since I've been here.
I've seen two distinct types of people post on here , the first is seeking to broaden horizons and become more informed and entertained on topics and information that aren't mainstream. Then there are those who , for some reason, choose to ignore this vast resource in liu of pushing through their political agendas all the while oblivious to anyone elses ideas. They are, for me, very easy to weed out and I really take they're post with grains of salt becuae I understand they are "recruiters" for their cause.
I take it from your post you may be referring to the later individuals? Maybe not? I agree with Alien in that as something of this nature grows it will attract not only those who want to benefit personally and contribute for the good of the forums but also those who seek to overtake the freedom of thought among the members and transform them into their own little personal armies carrying forth their stained doctrine.