Is this forum the last of a dying breed?

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Wolter wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:20pm
This website is like those Japanese soldiers they’d find on isolated islands in the South Pacific still fighting the war two decades later.
I remember when Sean Flynn left us all with a mighty fuck you. He and I were on good terms and he PM'd me to say that we're like a high school cafeteria, rehashing the same dumb stuff every noon hour. He wasn't entirely wrong, but missed the importance of variations on themes and just the comfort of yakking with people who have, after all these years, become another level of family. Not everything in life has to be about novelty. There's real pleasure in jokes and conversations that draw from years and years of context.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:35pm
Wolter wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:20pm
This website is like those Japanese soldiers they’d find on isolated islands in the South Pacific still fighting the war two decades later.
I remember when Sean Flynn left us all with a mighty fuck you. He and I were on good terms and he PM'd me to say that we're like a high school cafeteria, rehashing the same dumb stuff every noon hour. He wasn't entirely wrong, but missed the importance of variations on themes and just the comfort of yakking with people who have, after all these years, become another level of family. Not everything in life has to be about novelty. There's real pleasure in jokes and conversations that draw from years and years of context.
Very well put.
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The Internet used to be good, having more four functional websites. This is a living bit of history at this point.
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Silent Majority wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:53pm
The Internet used to be good, having more four functional websites. This is a living bit of history at this point.
Honestly. It's become so monopolized. Not to mention hyper politicized. Everyone used to be so much nicer. I remember going on old school geo cities websites, and despite their shitty look, there was a wholesomeness about it. This shitty little webpage made by an average person. Now everything has been corporate takeovered and we can order 50 different varieties of non GMO Kefir shakes. Such is the trajectory of life, and the world in general I suppose. Anyways, It's just really nice to see people exchanging genuine ideas and being nice to each other on here. A last of a dying breed indeed.

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 8:00pm
Silent Majority wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:53pm
The Internet used to be good, having more four functional websites. This is a living bit of history at this point.
Honestly. It's become so monopolized. Not to mention hyper politicized. Everyone used to be so much nicer. I remember going on old school geo cities websites, and despite their shitty look, there was a wholesomeness about it. This shitty little webpage made by an average person. Now everything has been corporate takeovered and we can order 50 different varieties of non GMO Kefir shakes. Such is the trajectory of life, and the world in general I suppose. Anyways, It's just really nice to see people exchanging genuine ideas and being nice to each other on here. A last of a dying breed indeed.
To be fair, I think the well-developed community and its personality or ethos can be a challenge for many. People who accept that we've evolved beyond just straight Clash talk tend to integrate well. Those who expect a celebration of the Clash and nothing more get frustrated and don't stick around. Plus, like any long-standing community, there's a lot of inside jokes and grumpiness that can seem impenetrable to newcomers. I mean, I think we're happy to absorb new blood and all, but, however unconsciously, there is a do-as-the-Romans expectation that's built into the community now. Accepting us as we are is the basic entry fee.
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Re: Is this forum the last of a dying breed?

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 8:30pm
RockNRollWhore wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 8:00pm
Silent Majority wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 7:53pm
The Internet used to be good, having more four functional websites. This is a living bit of history at this point.
Honestly. It's become so monopolized. Not to mention hyper politicized. Everyone used to be so much nicer. I remember going on old school geo cities websites, and despite their shitty look, there was a wholesomeness about it. This shitty little webpage made by an average person. Now everything has been corporate takeovered and we can order 50 different varieties of non GMO Kefir shakes. Such is the trajectory of life, and the world in general I suppose. Anyways, It's just really nice to see people exchanging genuine ideas and being nice to each other on here. A last of a dying breed indeed.
To be fair, I think the well-developed community and its personality or ethos can be a challenge for many. People who accept that we've evolved beyond just straight Clash talk tend to integrate well. Those who expect a celebration of the Clash and nothing more get frustrated and don't stick around. Plus, like any long-standing community, there's a lot of inside jokes and grumpiness that can seem impenetrable to newcomers. I mean, I think we're happy to absorb new blood and all, but, however unconsciously, there is a do-as-the-Romans expectation that's built into the community now. Accepting us as we are is the basic entry fee.
Lol the Clash fucking suck. Who wants to celebrate those fuckers. But yeah I could see how a forum centered exclusively around the discussion of one band could stagnate fairly quickly. Especially when said band only released 6 albums, and disbanded close to 40 years ago. Honestly this forum is still pretty solid as far as general music discussion goes. The reddit r/letstalkmusic forum is basically an endless circlejerk of the same topics over and over again. Not to mention it's terribly pedantic being a forum made up of such strangers. Really dry discussion and not much humor.

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It said you had 920 users online in 2020... Was this forum truly that active so recently?

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RockNRollWhore wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 8:59pm
It said you had 920 users online in 2020... Was this forum truly that active so recently?
Did that include all the bots?

Id say there's probably less than 100 regular, active users.

I tried checking out a Black Sabbath board and it didn't take. I was probably expecting too much from it and the people there.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 5:23pm
Kory wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 5:09pm
Flex wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 3:45pm
Lmao with the 4chan comparison.

But yeah, I think we're a total throwback to a bygone era. I hope we stay alive for years to come.
I can't see any reason why we wouldn't. It's too baked into my life, at least. Even when I took two years off to go to school, I came right back the day after graduation.
We still mourn that day. Like finding out the penicillin only repressed but didn't cure the gonorrhea.
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Kory wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 12:59am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 5:23pm
Kory wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 5:09pm
Flex wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 3:45pm
Lmao with the 4chan comparison.

But yeah, I think we're a total throwback to a bygone era. I hope we stay alive for years to come.
I can't see any reason why we wouldn't. It's too baked into my life, at least. Even when I took two years off to go to school, I came right back the day after graduation.
We still mourn that day. Like finding out the penicillin only repressed but didn't cure the gonorrhea.
There’s a reason my previous handle was kory pox.
I thought you were trying to say "Kory is my name," and were illiterate. Well, my face is red. :oops:
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Mimi wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 4:30pm
Flex wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 3:45pm
Lmao with the 4chan comparison.

But yeah, I think we're a total throwback to a bygone era. I hope we stay alive for years to come.
Same. I love this place.
I agree with this post.

And I love the real life friendships we have formed.
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RockNRollWhore wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 8:59pm
It said you had 920 users online in 2020... Was this forum truly that active so recently?
I probably posted something good that day. ;)
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