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Title: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: trekgeezer on October 22, 2010, 10:49:17 AM
Don't know what it is, but I'm pretty bored here.

I'm on Facebook, so I've not disappeared, but you won't see me around  much anymore.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Skull on October 22, 2010, 11:05:51 AM
Don't know what it is, but I'm pretty bored here.

I'm on Facebook, so I've not disappeared, but you won't see me around  much anymore.

Maybe post something we that can talk about...  :smile:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: claws on October 22, 2010, 11:45:04 AM
I blame the lack of Halloween spirit  :wink:

Actually, this place has become like Facebook. People seem to be more interested in sharing random thoughts and what they are doing at the moment. Personally I don't see fun in that but, whatever.
Shut down "off topic" and badmovies.org will be dead in less than a week  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 22, 2010, 11:49:43 AM
uhh okay


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Chainsawmidget on October 22, 2010, 12:07:34 PM
Bye. 


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Andrew on October 22, 2010, 12:41:31 PM
Don't know what it is, but I'm pretty bored here.

I'm on Facebook, so I've not disappeared, but you won't see me around  much anymore.

Maybe it's that we don't talk about movies as often here?  Or perhaps, sometimes people just need a break from a social group for a while - they get bored with the ebb and flow of the group's interactions.  I'll miss you, and do understand it.  Hope that you'll stop back by after discovering some new awful treasure?


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Newt on October 22, 2010, 12:58:11 PM
 :bluesad: Sorry to hear that TG, but I do understand.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 22, 2010, 01:10:59 PM
I think Andrew has a point. There isn't as much discussion of movies as there used to be. Bad movies in particular. I don't know if that's because the oldtimers on the board have run out of stuff to discuss. I mean, we've covered a lot of territory over the years and it's all archived here. Newbies come in, and it's all fresh for them, but kind of repetitive for the rest of us. While it's nice to give the benefit of experience to a newbie discussion, I don't find it challenging or stimulating for me, nor do I think it's as much fun for the new guys to have some know-it-all around who's covered the same territory many times before.

The long-time members are talking about current events, current movies and a lot of off-topic stuff we have lots of opportunities to discuss elsewhere. That is, when we aren't reduced to compiling lists and playing dozens of variations of the same game. Seriously, I groan when I hit "show new replies" and a bunch of "fame or shame" threads come up. I don't know if we've exhausted the topic of bad movies, or whether maybe we just need to find some new level on which to discuss them.

I'm also finding it kind of frustrating lately that we all form some pretty good friendships on here that have never moved beyond here and probably never will.

It just feels like I've hit the limits of this board in every respect.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Sleepyskull on October 22, 2010, 01:13:33 PM
Although I have not been on here for very long, I understand.

I hope you enjoy your time away!


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 22, 2010, 01:23:15 PM
I'm sorry you feel that way, TrekGeezer, and I hope you'll come back after a break.

AndyC brings up some good points but I'm not sure there's a real solution.  Topics do get repetitive, so maybe its just natural that oldtimers become bored and want to move on.  The tons of newcomers don't have that issue, but one day they will see the same old topics recycling and realize they've become oldtimers too.  It's all part of the great circle of forum life.  I'm still interested, mainly because the newcomers and their personalities keep things fresh for me.  And there are still tons of movies, good and bad, that I've yet to see.       


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Paquita on October 22, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
AWWW!  Every time someone leaves I canít help but feel a little bit responsible!  I should have been funner!  I should have responded to more things and been more interesting!  I blame myself!  Let the lashing begin.

Man!  This is just like Animal Crossing!

And I still donít have facebook.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 22, 2010, 01:40:38 PM
Let the lashing begin.

 Can I do it...can I do it...huh...huh?  :twirl:


...its just natural that oldtimers become bored and want to move on.

Heh..heh  TrekGeezer got called an oldtimer  Heh..heh


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: claws on October 22, 2010, 01:54:12 PM
This place needs a forum chat or small shoutbox that is easy to access.
We've been meeting in chat on a regular basis for nine years at another forum. There is always fun, games, action and good conversation in chat whenever the forum gets dull and boring.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 22, 2010, 03:23:01 PM


...its just natural that oldtimers become bored and want to move on.

Heh..heh  TrekGeezer got called an oldtimer  Heh..heh

And some posters you can't get rid of... they'll tease you by disappearing for a while, then they come back when you least expect it.  :tongueout:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Paquita on October 22, 2010, 10:25:56 PM
Let the lashing begin.

 Can I do it...can I do it...huh...huh?  :twirl:

As long as you promise not to leave again.  I don't want anyone else to go!  It's tearing me apart!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: macabre on October 23, 2010, 06:28:16 AM
hi
I have an idea(yeah sometimes i get them) now this is going to cost a bit of money(not much) and some patience.

This is my idea anyway, I live in the UK  and i currently own well over a thousand videos as well as hundreds of dvds, but i still would love to view some movies i just cannot get hold of ,this is where my idea comes.

Why don,t we set up a kind of global lending service ,i am quite happy to ship some of my movies to any of you guys that may wish to either swap them or just loan them for a couple of weeks until you have watched them .

I am quite sure most of you guys have video players/dvd players that are multi region and if not they don,t cost much..this way we can communicate as pen-pals as well as having the chance to share our passion for movies

I am aware that not many people would like this idea and i am aware that it would involve shipping costs and various other costs but it could work if you guys are willing to go an extra mile.
 what do you guys think?   am i a lunatic or do you like this idea?


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 23, 2010, 07:25:30 AM
[cough]FilesTube[/cough]


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 23, 2010, 07:30:56 AM
And I still donít have facebook.


[psst]Facebook accounts are free[/psst]


And I'm on Facebook, silly.  :tongueout:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 23, 2010, 07:47:37 AM
What would be really cool would be a streaming movie we could watch in groups, and maybe converse through headsets. A carefully (or randomly) chosen double feature, maybe once every week or two. Might be the closest we come to watching a movie together. I can think of a few existing services that could be used to set that up.

Ideally, I'd love an annual convention of sorts, but that just isn't feasible for most of us.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Doggett on October 23, 2010, 07:50:58 AM
What would be really cool would be a streaming movie we could watch in groups, and maybe converse through headsets. A carefully (or randomly) chosen double feature, maybe once every week or two. Might be the closest we come to watching a movie together. I can think of a few existing services that could be used to set that up.


Give this man a medal! Thats a great idea. :teddyr:

I always think this place is fun, it's just missing a few people tghat add to the party atmosphere. I know I don't contribute much to the bad movie pages (because thaey can be hard to fin ion the UK) but I still very much enjoy reading the thought and opinions of you guys.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: dean on October 23, 2010, 08:18:43 AM

Well we'll certainly miss you!

I kind of know how you feel.  I don't troll around here as much as I used to when I had more time, but I treat it, I suppose, like extended family: you see them once in a while and catch up, but if you stay too long it gets kinda awkward and you feel like you should leave for a spell.

Then you come back, have a good time until you burn yourself out again and take a break.  I think many things, like the creative process, work like that: short bursts of output followed by periods of stagnation.

That way things keep fresh and you don't burn yourself out on the forums trawling for topics to talk about.

That or Menard's scared him off...  :bouncegiggle:


I'd love AndyC's idea barring the fact that I'm on the opposite side of the planet and the timezones probably wouldn't work in my favour.  It is a shame that its not as easy to meet in person an online group of pals, especially with the international nature of a forum online.

In any case, Trek, go pursue some other interests; I've done it before, albeit a bit quieter, and it was well worth it: I came back recently with more of an interest in the board.   We'll be here when you want to pop on by, even if it's only on occasion. 

The ideal would be you going on some crazy adventure so you can tell us all about it when you return!  Go on, do it!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 23, 2010, 08:47:18 AM
In any case, Trek, go pursue some other interests; I've done it before, albeit a bit quieter, and it was well worth it: I came back recently with more of an interest in the board.   We'll be here when you want to pop on by, even if it's only on occasion. 

The ideal would be you going on some crazy adventure so you can tell us all about it when you return!  Go on, do it!   :thumbup:

That's a great idea. Trek and several of his fellow seniors at the center could charter a bus and go wild at a theme park. I see wheelchair races and shuffleboard tournaments. :thumbup:

 :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: indianasmith on October 23, 2010, 10:15:45 AM
I found this place almost four years ago and LOVE IT here!  I enjoy the eclectic nature of our conversations, our shared love of truly awful cinema, and the chemsitry of the place.  I need to post more movie reviews - I'm just so busy right now that I barely have time to watch anything, much less post about it!  I do skip every single "FAME OR SHAME" thread, and wish the whole thing would go away - but I  understand that other people enjoy it immensely, and they may feel the same about me and Lester endlessly batting historical and political issues back and forth. But WE enjoy it, and try to be civil about it.  Bottom line - Trek, I hate to see you go and hope you come back.

But this place is my home, and I'm here to stay!


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 23, 2010, 11:00:17 AM

That's a great idea. Trek and several of his fellow seniors at the center could charter a bus and go wild at a theme park. I see wheelchair races and shuffleboard tournaments. :thumbup:

 :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


I picture it looking something like this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI01aaLI_eY&feature=related


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 23, 2010, 11:12:34 AM
I picture it looking something like this.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI01aaLI_eY&feature=related[/url]



Go Geeze Go

Uh-huh Uh-huh

Whap Whap

Shake that thang

 :hot:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on October 23, 2010, 06:30:08 PM
I don't have any problem with the place at all. I'm here for the long haul.

Of course, being a thousands of years old Ayleid sorceror king, I've done just about everything.  Besides, there's no 'Net access in Oblivion, and my ancient home of Garlas Malatar dosen't have much going on in it these days, so what's an Ayleid to do?   :twirl:

This is an OK place  :cheers:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 23, 2010, 06:58:11 PM
I blame the lack of Halloween spirit  :wink:
Actually, this place has become like Facebook. People seem to be more interested in sharing random thoughts and what they are doing at the moment. Personally I don't see fun in that but, whatever.
Shut down "off topic" and badmovies.org will be dead in less than a week  :bluesad:
There's a lot more than "off topic" going on on this forum.  :hatred: 

And I still donít have facebook.
[psst]Facebook accounts are free[/psst]
And I'm on Facebook, silly.  :tongueout:
...And I still donít have facebook.
I won't do facebook, so I hope Menard understands.  I never respond to Facebook invitations, and though I GUESS I'm registered over there, it is perplexing and a bit of a mystery to me how that could be...


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Newt on October 23, 2010, 08:56:17 PM
I never respond to Facebook invitations, and though I GUESS I'm registered over there, it is perplexing and a bit of a mystery to me how that could be...

AHD: you can be 'invited' to join FB if someone who IS on FB has your e-mail address in their contacts list.  It's not automatic - they have to choose to invite you.  FB prompts members to do so, with some persistence.   :lookingup:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: JaseSF on October 23, 2010, 10:05:11 PM
Personally I don't have the time to do the level of posts I might have attempted in the past now that I have a little bit more of a busy life and a girlfriend. Sure others are busy with their everyday lives too, that's why it's important that new posters do come here...so what if they rehash some of the same stuff, sometimes I'm still willing to rehash, sometimes I'll be encouraged to check out something new or see something from a different viewpoint thanks to one of these newcomers. Sometimes I might even be forced to rethink something I'd thought before. No doubt too this site is hurting with great former regulars like Ghouck, Circus, CheezeFlix, Susan and many others posting here less or MIA but hey there's still some great regulars here - Paquita, Skull, Darksider, Bull, Allhallowsday, Rev. Powell, HappyGilmore, 3mnkids, AndyC, lester and many many more. It's great Doggett is back. Hopefully RC will return in the near future. Hopefully Ash will eventually post more. Trevor seems to be gone lately--perhaps on vacation? But I'm sure things will pick up and taper off again then pick up again and the cycle will continue. I do like the idea of pen pals...maybe we could do a thread where we put up particular interests and people could PM each other if they'd like to try the pen pal thing? Just a thought. I don't have high speed so I can't really do any of these interactive internet things myself right now.

With regards to Facebook, I'm on it but I never play any of the games, hardly ever use any applications. Mostly I just use it to keep in touch and keep track of old friends to see what they're up to and it's a place they can contact me at any time should they want to. Honestly I'm not on there too much. Mostly I'll just post something, often a quote I liked, and then disappear for a few days unless I get e-mails or just randomly check in from time to time.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: diamondwaspvenom on October 23, 2010, 10:16:15 PM
Based on what I've read, I can't help but feel partly responsible for this.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: claws on October 24, 2010, 12:12:18 AM

There's a lot more than "off topic" going on on this forum.  :hatred: 


I might have been exaggerating a bit but it sure feels like it. However, I'm the one to blame for introducing the Fame & Shame games so I feel partly responsible for this as well  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: indianasmith on October 24, 2010, 12:15:51 AM
YOU brought them here??? GET A ROPE!!!! :teddyr:

Naw, seriously, lots of folks enjoy the games, and I don't, so I just skip them.  No problemo.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: JaseSF on October 24, 2010, 12:33:18 AM
And I'm largely the one who keeps the Fame or Shame games alive... :question:

For me, it's just a fun little game and it really gives me a chance to discuss wrestling, mostly with HappyGilmore, but hey he knows his stuff pretty well. Don't always agree with everyone and seeing differing opinions (and people defending their choices) is largely what makes it interesting for me...


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: El Misfit on October 24, 2010, 12:36:11 AM
And I'm largely the one who keeps the Fame or Shame games alive... :question:

I'll play on and off, depends on my mood. :teddyr:

I had an Idea that for regulars here to have a section on a movie viewings, as in there could be a thread which has a movie viewing section and a response section to spice things up a bit.



Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Sleepyskull on October 24, 2010, 12:48:57 AM
I had an Idea that for regulars here to have a section on a movie viewings, as in there could be a thread which has a movie viewing section and a response section to spice things up a bit.

Don't we already have multiple threads/sections for that?


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: El Misfit on October 24, 2010, 12:59:23 AM
I had an Idea that for regulars here to have a section on a movie viewings, as in there could be a thread which has a movie viewing section and a response section to spice things up a bit.

Don't we already have multiple threads/sections for that?
no, I mean that there is a private thread where a movie would play.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 24, 2010, 11:49:35 AM
Based on what I've read, I can't help but feel partly responsible for this.  :bluesad:

Not at all.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: The Burgomaster on October 24, 2010, 11:56:28 AM
I think we all need to go on vacation together.  Maybe a cruise.  Who's with me?


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: El Misfit on October 24, 2010, 12:08:13 PM
I think we all need to go on vacation together.  Maybe a cruise.  Who's with me?
me! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 24, 2010, 12:14:46 PM
I think we all need to go on vacation together.  Maybe a cruise.  Who's with me?

If the price is right, I'd do it.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Mr. DS on October 24, 2010, 02:01:24 PM
I think we all need to go on vacation together.  Maybe a cruise.  Who's with me?

If the price is right, I'd do it.
I'd fear there wouldn't be enough food in the world for the buffet table.

My opinion on this board hasn't really wavered much.  I keep to the stuff that interests me and truly enjoy the conversations and friendships I've taken part in over the years.  


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: The Gravekeeper on October 24, 2010, 06:11:57 PM
I think we all need to go on vacation together.  Maybe a cruise.  Who's with me?

If the price is right and the timing doesn't suck, I'd happily go. Alas, the stars are rarely right for that to happen.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: The Burgomaster on October 24, 2010, 06:55:46 PM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: The Gravekeeper on October 24, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.

Ooh! And we could have a pillow fight! I mean, it's just not a slumber party until the feathers start flying.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: El Misfit on October 24, 2010, 07:39:24 PM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.
Ooh, we can tell Toast- i mean ghost stories, ea popcorn, roast marshmallows, make S'mores......oh wait, will this be indoors or outdoors? :teddyr:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Mr. DS on October 24, 2010, 07:40:48 PM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.
Ooh, we can tell Toast- i mean ghost stories, ea popcorn, roast marshmallows, make S'mores......oh wait, will this be indoors or outdoors? :teddyr:
I'm leaving before the male bonding takes place.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Sleepyskull on October 24, 2010, 08:11:29 PM
I'm leaving before the male bonding takes place.

 

http://www.hulu.com/watch/18883/saturday-night-live-canteen-boy-and-the-scoutmaster (http://www.hulu.com/watch/18883/saturday-night-live-canteen-boy-and-the-scoutmaster)


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: zombie no.one on October 24, 2010, 09:12:36 PM
This is a place for FUN. Anyone not having FUN will be promptly dealt with DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR

Let the FUN commence...


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Chainsawmidget on October 24, 2010, 10:05:18 PM
If this place isn't fun, it's because you're not making it fun. 

For that matter, nobody in this topic is amusing me!  What's wrong with you all?  Get to work!


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 24, 2010, 11:26:07 PM
If this place isn't fun, it's because you're not making it fun.

Do you really want me to make it fun?


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Trevor on October 25, 2010, 04:16:13 AM
Trevor seems to be gone lately--perhaps on vacation?

I've been away on vacation but am back now.  :smile:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Newt on October 25, 2010, 07:40:29 AM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.
Ooh, we can tell Toast- i mean ghost stories, ea popcorn, roast marshmallows, make S'mores......oh wait, will this be indoors or outdoors? :teddyr:

I'm leaving before the male bonding takes place.

Me too.
And I don't wear pajamas.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Doggett on October 25, 2010, 08:56:31 AM
What's wrong with you all?  Get to work!

No need to rub it in, CM

 :bluesad:


 :wink:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 25, 2010, 09:04:06 AM
And I don't wear pajamas.

Well, I hope the idea is not that we all wear what we wear to bed. That would be a different kind of party entirely.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Doggett on October 25, 2010, 09:08:29 AM
And I don't wear pajamas.

Well, I hope the idea is not that we all wear what we wear to bed. That would be a different kind of party entirely.

Pillows at stand-by, people !!!       :teddyr:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Mr. DS on October 25, 2010, 11:08:04 AM
If a cruise is too expensive, then how about a pajama party?  We could put itching powder in the sleeping bags like they did on the Brady Bunch.
Ooh, we can tell Toast- i mean ghost stories, ea popcorn, roast marshmallows, make S'mores......oh wait, will this be indoors or outdoors? :teddyr:

I'm leaving before the male bonding takes place.

Me too.
And I don't wear pajamas.
Well then, did you want to split on a hotel room?  Double beds of course. :wink:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Newt on October 25, 2010, 12:03:23 PM
 :bouncegiggle: :twirl: I suspect this kind of silliness isn't the flavour of fun that was found lacking.

Pillow fights, eh?  Not while the movie is on, please! (Or maybe we should send the kids to another room?)

In all seriousness: I think a mini-convention/weekend would be brilliant.  Though for many, travel is a logistical problem and a cruise is beyond my means at the moment.

What about a set of simultaneous get-togethers at several more-or-less central locations?  We could report back to the forum with posts and videos or whatever?

(I'll shut up now or I'll get volunteered to organize something. Not that I would not be willing to help out...) 


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: AndyC on October 25, 2010, 12:22:17 PM
:bouncegiggle: :twirl: I suspect this kind of silliness isn't the flavour of fun that was found lacking.

Pillow fights, eh?  Not while the movie is on, please! (Or maybe we should send the kids to another room?)

In all seriousness: I think a mini-convention/weekend would be brilliant.  Though for many, travel is a logistical problem and a cruise is beyond my means at the moment.

What about a set of simultaneous get-togethers at several more-or-less central locations?  We could report back to the forum with posts and videos or whatever?

(I'll shut up now or I'll get volunteered to organize something. Not that I would not be willing to help out...) 

I've mentioned  before that at least three of us are within a reasonable driving distance of Toronto. I'd be interested in discussing that.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on October 25, 2010, 01:26:33 PM
AWWW!  Every time someone leaves I canít help but feel a little bit responsible!  I should have been funner!  I should have responded to more things and been more interesting!  I blame myself!  Let the lashing begin.

I feel the same way. 
-Ed


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 25, 2010, 01:31:34 PM
AWWW!  Every time someone leaves I canít help but feel a little bit responsible!  I should have been funner!  I should have responded to more things and been more interesting!  I blame myself!  Let the lashing begin.

I feel the same way. 
-Ed

Uh, sorry Ed, but I'm not offering to give you a lashing, just Paquita.  :tongueout:


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on October 25, 2010, 01:40:01 PM
I was hoping she and I could help each other out.  No point in bringing in everyone.   or I'll just self flagellate when I have a moment, no sweat Paq.
-Ed


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Menard on October 25, 2010, 01:57:18 PM
...or I'll just self flagellate when I have a moment...

Now that's just truly something I don't want to be present for. But, hey, uhm...have a hand at it...uh...I mean...enjoy yourself....sheesh

Just don't overdo it; I hear you can go blind from that.


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2010, 08:06:37 PM
Last year I had become so disillusioned with what this board had become that I had to take an extended break.  It was either do that or leave forever which I didn't want to do and it actually worked out well.
I still lurk and post here every now and then when I see a topic that interests me, but the problem, like AndyC mentioned, is that us longtimers have written and/or posted on topics that have already been brought up before...sometimes more than once and it can get pretty stale after a while.

One big reason for my absence is the extreme sport of Airsoft.  I created and run Eastern Iowa Airsoft (http://eiairsoft.webs.com/) and it has taken up a huge chunk of my time.  In the beginning I was always losing money and operating in the red.  Nowadays it's gotten to the point where I can easily net $500-$1000 for each event I host.  Players are hungry for it and cannot seem to get enough and it takes up the majority of my time.

I'll try to post more interesting topics when I can.
In the meantime, Trek, take a break if you need it and come back later.
It worked for me!  :smile:



Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 25, 2010, 11:23:41 PM
I don't know.  I can't agree with some of the things being said.  I've been here a while, and kinda look forward to logging in and seeing new posts.  I've gotten fairly familiar with the people here.

I like some of the game threads.  Gives me a chance to somewhat discuss wrestling, which I don't get to do often. It


Title: Re: Ash was right , this place just isn't fun anymore.
Post by: Newt on October 27, 2010, 07:58:28 AM
I've mentioned  before that at least three of us are within a reasonable driving distance of Toronto. I'd be interested in discussing that.
Indeed you have, Andy!  Off the top of my head: TADFF is in late August, AdAstra is in early April, Toronto Comicon is in March (I know you mentioned March as a possibility), WOTS and FanExpo are in September...we'll have to find an event (and date) that suits the greatest number (what - 3??) and see that it happens.