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knifecarrier2
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Mar 6, 2012, 02:28 AM
 
http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...s-macnn-dying/

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-f-cking-dead/

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...-macnn-forums/

I ****ing predicted this would happen. And I am being proven correct: Get rid of all the disagreements, and nobody will have anything to say. Get rid of all the personalities, and you have nothing.

There's no point in even banning me, since you have a whole 10 visitors a day.

You ****ing assholes killed something great. The blood of the lounge is on your hands, Mods.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Mar 6, 2012, 02:49 AM
 
So is this guy Rob, or is he an impostor?

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...t/#post4152900
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 03:26 AM
 
Cute. I do usually start with the awful modding here, and lets not forget the snoozing admins. So here's an idea - copy a few posts, nick a familiar handle, and you can be cool too!!

Walking in the footsteps of the greats gets you dirty shoes. Get ****ing lost, loser.
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Spheric Harlot
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Mar 6, 2012, 03:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by nostalgiaCa$h View Post
lets not forget the snoozing admins.
True, true—your nick has been alive for over a day now.
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 08:53 AM
 
I'm with both Robs here - this place has really become boring (but I have this feeling with almost all forums I used to visit).
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Mar 6, 2012, 09:04 AM
 
So stop wining and post something interesting / lively.
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 09:14 AM
 
True (and a very expected reply)!
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Mar 6, 2012, 09:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
True, true—your nick has been alive for over a day now.
**** off and die, organ dude.
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Spheric Harlot
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Mar 6, 2012, 10:56 AM
 
Finally, the excitement we've all been missing...!
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 11:17 AM
 
Hi Rob,

Do you like carrot top?
     
The Final Dakar
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Mar 6, 2012, 11:22 AM
 
This is the dumbest I told you so. The writing's been on the wall for years. Next you'll tell us iPod Classic will be discontinued (Been waiting on that one for 3+ years now).
     
Spheric Harlot
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Mar 6, 2012, 11:29 AM
 
Could some mod weigh in on who's the ORIGINAL asshole, here, and what the hell is going on?
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 02:11 PM
 
<walks in>

<looks nervously around>

<slowly backs away>
     
turtle777
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Mar 6, 2012, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by nostalgiaCa$h View Post
**** off and die, organ dude.
This almost made me laugh out loud. If I hadn't been at work, I would have.

Rob is so predictable, it's fun.

-t
     
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Mar 6, 2012, 11:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
This almost made me laugh out loud. If I hadn't been at work, I would have.

Rob is so predictable, it's fun.

-t

Maybe Rob is hamstar driven?
     
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Mar 7, 2012, 06:50 AM
 
I thought Rob was on better behavior most recently. Is this really him or a parody?

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Spheric Harlot
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Mar 7, 2012, 08:32 AM
 
Which one?
     
knifecarrier2  (op)
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Mar 7, 2012, 10:01 AM
 
I don't know who the fake one is, it's probably Kilbey since he loves me so much. Anybody can PM me for proof. The other dude is just blatantly offensive, which hasn't been my MO for about 5-6 years. Am I pissed off? Yeah, because the mods and rules killed this place. Will I tell Analogika who is generally a cool dude who I admire for all his mad audio skills to **** off and die? Uh, no. That would be stupid.
     
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Mar 7, 2012, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
I thought Rob was on better behavior most recently.
Isn't that the way it always goes until it doesn't?
     
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Mar 7, 2012, 10:14 AM
 
I suppose. I thought at one point he was getting banned even when he was behaving well because of the permaban, which I assumed would piss a person off. But I could be wrong about that. Honestly, the whole Rob thing never really caught my attention back when it was fresh all those years ago. I guess I was paying attention to other things around here because the controversy passed me by, and I only really started hearing about it a while after he was banned.

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Mar 7, 2012, 10:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
I suppose. I thought at one point he was getting banned even when he was behaving well because of the permaban, which I assumed would piss a person off. But I could be wrong about that. Honestly, the whole Rob thing never really caught my attention back when it was fresh all those years ago. I guess I was paying attention to other things around here because the controversy passed me by, and I only really started hearing about it a while after he was banned.
If you're saying, "Hey, the moderation with regards to insta-bans for Rob have been inconsistent." I give you a "Hell yes."
     
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Mar 7, 2012, 05:14 PM
 
I just don't have the time to post like I did before, and what time I do have I spend on my favorite occult forum and AVS. I also enjoy Head-Fi from time to time, but their moderation is some of the most draconian that I've ever encountered.
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Mar 7, 2012, 05:51 PM
 
Neat.
     
The Final Dakar
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Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
Neat.
     
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Mar 8, 2012, 04:46 PM
 
I've been traveling, sick, a member family was very sick, now I'm sick again, but plan to travel again soon.
How ya boys been doing? We're still going with the no-clothes only posting policy, right?
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Spheric Harlot
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Mar 8, 2012, 05:03 PM
 
I think it's been expanded (heh) to allow for certain assistive devices.

...like, women.



(I HAVE to say that, because it's the 8th of March today.)
     
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Mar 8, 2012, 05:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
I think it's been expanded (heh) to allow for certain assistive devices.

...like, women.



(I HAVE to say that, because it's the 8th of March today.)
What happens on March 8th?
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Spheric Harlot
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Mar 8, 2012, 05:23 PM
 
     
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Mar 8, 2012, 05:31 PM
 
Alright then. Did not know that. I learned something here today.

So, I should go to Hooter's or something?
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besson3c
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Mar 8, 2012, 09:34 PM
 
Hey guys, I'm writing to you from an airport.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Hey guys, I'm writing to you from an airport.
You went all the way to an airport just to do that, didn't you?
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Mar 9, 2012, 01:21 AM
 
tech and gadgets have have just gotten boring over the years. No reason to always be waiting on the next big thing. Forums that are non tech related are still going strong. NN should have adapted to be more Lounge/political oriented since that's where most its life is.
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Mar 9, 2012, 01:28 AM
 
I think that's decidedly incorrect, el chup. Tech may be boring to you but there are many other thriving forums that focus on tech. And many people specifically blame the PWL for driving people away from this place, even though I discount that claim.

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Mar 9, 2012, 07:47 AM
 
I have to say that lately tech seems to be either too mainstream (with less emphasis on the tech side and more on the packaging and marketing) or too abstract (with all the emphasis on the technical aspects and no real functional application visible to most people). This drives the commoditization of tech on the one hand, and polarizes the techies away from "regular people" on the other.

I agree that Apple is no longer the niche product company it once was, and that it doesn't need a fan base to keep it afloat. But that doesn't mean that Apple products don't need an active user community to stay on top of the tricks and triumphs of the company's products.

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Mar 10, 2012, 09:06 PM
 
We had an active userbase that wasn't reliant on any tech, but people like you killed it.
     
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Mar 10, 2012, 10:37 PM
 
I'm responsible for people fleeing the forums? That must mean I'm pretty powerful. Sure doesn't feel that way.

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Mar 10, 2012, 11:07 PM
 
I do think tech has gotten pretty boring. Not a lot of innovation since the iPhone. Now we're just trying to make as many variations of a glowing rectangle as possible.
     
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Mar 10, 2012, 11:21 PM
 
You're right Rob, you're the best. Since this place is dead and we admit that you were right about everything, I guess there is nothing left for you now?

Since that has been settled, are you into Pokemon?
     
Spheric Harlot
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Originally Posted by knifecarrier2 View Post
We had an active userbase that wasn't reliant on any tech, but people like you killed it.
I think some of the people who hung around the lounge got put off for one or another reason (Poli Lounge having been one), but lately, I've come to believe that most of the regulars just eventually grew up and had lives to live (present company excluded, obviously ).

And new recruits didn't come along so much for several reasons:

1.) The main news page now lets people comment without registering for the forums.

2.) Tech developments just aren't as riveting as they were a few years ago.

3.) Apple's underdog status is passé, and the "community" as such isn't any more a "community" than any other market leader's "community"—the GM or JBL or United Airlines communities aren't really tight-knit fan bases, either.

4.) People hang out and socialize on Facebook and twitter, and tumblr, not on internet forums.
     
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Mar 12, 2012, 12:40 PM
 
Pokemon are for kids. Besson sounds like a frickin pedo. I'm banned (usually) and he's not? Lame. You all suck.
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Originally Posted by nostalgiaCa$h View Post
Pokemon are for kids. Besson sounds like a frickin pedo. I'm banned (usually) and he's not? Lame. You all suck.

Or maybe you just can't handle my strong personality?
     
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Mar 12, 2012, 12:58 PM
 
Pfft. Whatever.

Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Finally, the excitement we've all been missing...!
Hey, sorry about that. I just was in a bad place that day, someone is stealing my images and saying they're his, so I was pretty p!ssed off.
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Originally Posted by nostalgiaCa$h View Post
Pfft. Whatever.



Hey, sorry about that. I just was in a bad place that day, someone is stealing my images and saying they're his, so I was pretty p!ssed off.

I was in a bad place when I wrote that stuff about Pokemon.

The Expresso car still sucks though.
     
turtle777
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Mar 12, 2012, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Could some mod weigh in on who's the ORIGINAL asshole, here, and what the hell is going on?
Rob is knifecarrier2, nostalgiaCa$h is the imposter.

See here, Rob (knifecarrier2) posted a pic of his bike: http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...d-sk-l-1988-a/

-t
     
Spheric Harlot
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Mar 12, 2012, 06:49 PM
 
So who the **** is nostalgiaCa$h?
     
Spheric Harlot
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Mar 12, 2012, 06:50 PM
 
Now that you mention it:
Originally Posted by nostalgiaCa$h View Post
Hey, sorry about that. I just was in a bad place that day, someone is stealing my images and saying they're his, so I was pretty p!ssed off.
This doesn't sound like Ca$h.

He's occasionally ripped into me, and he's occasionally been apologetic, but this ain't the tone.

Unless, of course, they're BOTH Ca$h, experimenting with different persona to see who gets booted, and who doesn't.
     
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Mar 12, 2012, 07:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
So who the **** is nostalgiaCa$h?
My bet's on Railroader.

-t
     
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Mar 12, 2012, 07:21 PM
 
Good grief, I have a hard enough time remembering who everyone is and what they think about various things as it is.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
Spheric Harlot
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Mar 12, 2012, 07:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
My bet's on Railroader.

-t
You're saying the guy lurks on these forums the whole time, just to register the day he sees Rob re-registering and pose as an alter-Rob???

How obsessive and insane would that be?
     
 
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