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Is MacNN dying?

Originally Posted by Aeternus View Post
Maybe the original poster doesn't feel posting random unrelated images of random **** on a messageboard is all that entertaining. Maybe he misses actual conversation and debate with intelligent people. You know... basically the opposite of what this thread turned into.
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
You're right... No buts, you are simply right.

If we all used the ignore feature *ahem* we'd be cool, but I shouldn't be contributing to this problem even trying to be coercive.
The problem is, those that usually use the ignore list keep constantly going on about that person that is on their ignore. I wonder how they know what that person is saying if they have them on ignore?

Usually they like to constantly announce that they have this person on ignore. Almost in every thread.

So that being so, aren't the fooling themselves that they are ignoring this person? (as they aren't fooling anyone else )

I do believe so.
( Last edited by Kevin; Aug 5, 2007 at 09:28 AM. )
     
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Originally Posted by abe View Post

Yet the stain remains.
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
The problem is, those that usually use the ignore list keep constantly going on about that person that is on their ignore. I wonder how they know what that person is saying if they have them on ignore?

Usually they like to constantly announce that they have this person on ignore. Almost in every thread.

So that being so, aren't the fooling themselves that they are ignoring this person? (as they aren't fooling anyone else )

I do believe so.
Great observation! And of course you are right!

There's a thin line between love/hate and ignore.

When someone ignores a poster it's a substitute for having intercourse with them or fighting them because of the limits of the internet.

In exchanging posts we sometimes generate intense emotional stimulation which, if people were face-to-face, would lead to fightin or ****in but because that's not possible online the only other option to interact with that person is to put them on "ignore."

Or ban them.

Or get themselves banned.

It's a way of saying, "screw you."

Or, "I love you."
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Aug 6, 2007, 07:53 AM
 
I think, over the past couple of years, things have really slid on MacNN. It used to be very solid where you could talk whatever without being ripped by immature nerds. Now the chances of interacting with some surly, basement geek loser seems to be a regular thing. People not understanding the concept of discussing something without running their mouths.

RESPECT each other and focus on the topic.
     
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Part of it is that hte PL lounge removed any serious debate away from the lounge, leaving the lounge basically open to bunch of nerds to post pictures of cats all day.
     
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Originally Posted by Aeternus View Post
...leaving the lounge basically open to bunch of nerds...
Oh, and don't forget the name callers.
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Aug 6, 2007, 04:20 PM
 
We had more teenage nerds in the past, but I am happy to see this thread still lumbering along.
     
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
[url=http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/08/05/teh-kitteh-jar/][img]http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/08/kitteh-jar.jpg
Nice!
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Mine was related. Somebody said "ego" so I provided a picture of ego waffles.
You fail.

-t
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
You fail.

-t

Your face fails, jerk!
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Your face fails, jerk!


I like that response.
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Aug 7, 2007, 09:01 AM
 
Yeah, where is mel-o to comment on the drama?
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Hopefully dying.
     
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Dramatically?
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Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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Ok, now you need to die.
     
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Aug 7, 2007, 09:36 AM
 
workin' on it
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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Speaking of dying, this place is kinda dead today.
     
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Aug 8, 2007, 02:32 PM
 
This thread needs some excitement.

I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Aug 8, 2007, 11:16 PM
 
What do these people have in common?

David McCallum, Bill Cosby, Robert Vaughn, Robert Culp.
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Aug 8, 2007, 11:24 PM
 
They are all guys.

At least that's the word on the street.
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My stupid iPhone game: Nesen Probe, it's rather old, annoying and pointless, but it's free.
Was free. Now it's gone. Never to be seen again.
Off to join its brother and sister apps that could not
keep up with the ever updating iOS. RIP Nesen Probe.
     
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There is so much drama on the street.

edit- it just occurred to me that Melodramatick could be our new WDlove
     
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I don't think WDLove ever got the banstick three times in a day.
Chuck
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Originally Posted by abe View Post
What do these people have in common?

David McCallum, Bill Cosby, Robert Vaughn, Robert Culp.
They are all not Abe.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
They are all not Abe.


Robert Culp & Bill Cosby were spies in, "I Spy."




Robert Vaughn & David McCallum were spies in, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Aug 9, 2007, 07:14 PM
 
Whatever happened to Simey the Limey???
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He's in a padded room with no windows.
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Aug 9, 2007, 07:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
He's in a padded room with no windows.
That's shocking!

And VERY, VERY, VERY saddening!
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
He's in a padded room with no windows.
Why would you say something like that to such a nice guy?
     
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Now seems like as good a time as any to push the sale of my stool samples. Seriously, if you know any scientists in the market for new and interesting stool samples to study, I would like to sell mine to an interested buyer.
     
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They haven't been bitten, have they?
     
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Originally Posted by zro View Post
They haven't been bitten, have they?
No, they are guaranteed fresh and in mint condition. Dork will vouch for the quality!
     
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Originally Posted by abe View Post
That's shocking!

And VERY, VERY, VERY saddening!
Is that true? I never knew why Simey left.
     
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Aug 10, 2007, 04:23 AM
 
Wait a minute. We get this shocking news from a poster named...

RUMOR!!!



Very nice!
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Who, me?
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Now seems like as good a time as any to push the sale of my stool samples.
Did you just say you wanted someone to push up a stool sample for you?
     
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Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
Is that true? I never knew why Simey left.
Probably the same reason why lots of people have left/Stop coming as much.
     
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Originally Posted by Aeternus View Post
Part of it is that hte PL lounge removed any serious debate away from the lounge, leaving the lounge basically open to bunch of nerds to post pictures of cats all day.
I still find it hilarious that he doesn't consider himself a nerd.

Not only does he
1. Have (had?) an extensively modified (case and components) computer,
he
2. brags about having the most extensively modded 1st gen iMac ever
and
3. Uses a computer as his main TV
and also
4. Has countless thousands of posts on an internet message board about computers, and brags about being well known on said internet message board.

Nope, not a nerd.
     
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If more people weren't trying to be assholes all of the time, or argumentative just to be difficult, things could move forward nicely. But it's easy to snipe from the anonymity of the Internet.

This is a computer-generated message and needs no signature.
     
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Aug 11, 2007, 06:43 AM
 
Frankly I think NN wouldn't be the same without Cash, and the way the mods predictably ban him. It gives this place character. Of the old threads which I can remember off the top of my head, they mostly involve either Cash or Salty.
     
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Originally Posted by KisforKennedy View Post
I started coming here with technical questions, then ended up staying for the lounge. Mind you, this was back in 1999.

Basically, we're starting to lack content, and of that content, it's lacking MacNN original content.

At what point will this organization stop? The lounge used to be intersting and intelligent until it became filled with stupid people. Then it was still entertaining, but on a much lower level of intelligence.

What is the future of the lounge? I don't think it looks good, and if the posts/threads created per day are any indication, I'm afraid the lounge won't be worth visiting at all. What would MacNN be like WITHOUT a lounge? Would it improve the other forums, and give them a little more 'life' and 'personality'? Would perhaps they be checked more frequently, solving people's problems faster since they usually involve some sort of technical aspect? Would YOU still visit MacNN if the lounge ceased to exist? And do you think that we should start removing some of the other forums (such as gaming, the political lounge, and mac modification) to create a more diverse atmosphere here?

Peace,

- Ca$h
hey,
I've known this place for sometime but never really used macnn... and now I'm back.
But to share my small experience. I'd say I go to a specific topic as you mentionned in your introduction, and then slide to the lounge...
But I'd still say, even though the lounge has to live, it's really not where the good things are! And it's nice to have specific topics for every one. Even though I'd stay within the computer business, I'd keep cars and politics away ! or just give them a space in the lounge.
So I'd, relax, the lounge will always live, but for that just make sure the REST of the forums are real good quality and really answer questions. Then people will finally scrowl to the lounge. And the dead brain people will just give up on macnn altogether living a good "smart" *if there is such things* community....

Take care and see in the lounge if I still have time after my technical issues are solved.

JP
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Aug 11, 2007, 11:18 AM
 
Instead of wishing Rob dead, or perm banned, maybe we should wish him just grow up. And stop the rebel without a cause act.

He has some decent knowledge about things that are useful to this channel.

We've had some great AIM conversations, and some not so great.

I think what Rob needs is really some clinical help. This isn't a slam on him by saying that BTW. He needs an intervention.

I was always curious if he acted this way in real life. I could have asked his wife I guess, but that would have been rude and out of bounds on my part.

(NN family members etc are off limits IMHO)

THe very last time I got banned (2 years ago?) me and tooki had a long talk. Maybe a understanding. It was after I pulled something like Rob was now, but I was a bit more obnoxious about it.

Of course I regret doing that now, and had no valid reasons to do so.

But in Rob's case, I don't think a simple talking will do.

NN gives you tons of chances to make better. If it's possible for me to exist here and not get banned after years of getting so, it is possible for Rob to do the same thing.

He just needs to decide he wants to do it. And realize when he is using someone someone else owns, it's on THEIR terms. Not his.

Regardless of what he thinks is fair or not. Life isn't fair.

You pick and choose your own battles. And a zillion other cliche'd terms.

I don't think I am the only one that would like to see Rob stay here. But just cut the act out.
     
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Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
Who, me?
America should know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of this country. http://tinyurl.com/4vucu5
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
Ten Speed & Brown Shoe

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe was an American television series originally broadcast by the ABC network between January and June 1980.

The one-hour program revolved around two detectives who had their own detective agency in Los Angeles. E.L "Tenspeed" Turner (Ben Vereen) was a hustler who worked as a detective to satisfy his parole requirements. His partner Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney (Jeff Goldblum) was an archetypal accountant, complete with button collars and a nagging fiance (at least for the pilot episode), who had always wanted to be a 40's style Bogart P.I. He was sharper than he seemed, although a little naive and more reasonable than his Career path demanded, and had picked up Karate to Black Belt standard. The show had some broad similarities to the later television series Simon & Simon and Moonlighting, in that it was a lightly dramatic program with many comedic moments about two dissimilar detectives who attempt to solve cases together.

Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe was heavily promoted by ABC at the time it premiered in late January 1980. The series attracted a substantial audience for its first few episodes (indeed, the series was the 29th most-watched program of the 1979–80 U.S. television season, according to Nielsen ratings), but viewership dropped off substantially after that and the series was not renewed for the 1980–81 season.

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Abe, do you eat oatmeal?
     
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Wow. back and lively again fellas.

Kevin, who are you talking to?

besson3c, why must you peddle poo?

Kerrigan, do u have a crush on Salty?

Rumor, what are you spreading?

Abe, well, I have no more questions....

To all else, hello! I'm sorry if I did not mention you personally. I have had a glass of wine and feel smiley.
     
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Originally Posted by KeriVit View Post
besson3c, why must you peddle poo?

I just thought it would make a decent source of additional income for me. Maybe I need a special limited time discount though to help boost sales...
     
 
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