Loc: New Hampshire
actually I saw it in the lounge - which surprised me, cause I thought that was the lounge. <br><br>basically people getting pissy about multiple threads on the same topic. can't figure that one out, i just move on to the next post, if it's the same as a previous.<br><br>anyways, i'm not to sure about what to post in MCF and where anymore, so I just reply to posts there, and start ones here (and reply too of course)<br><br>[color:red]live free or die</font color=red>
Loc: New Hampshire
I like the slower pace too. The topics tend to last a little longer, which is nice. at MCF, sometimes there's a real good topic but it lasts only for a day and then it's off the list.<br><br>Thought sometimes MCF suffered from attention deficit disorder (not the people, just the forum itself)<br><br>[color:red]live free or die</font color=red>
Right Jonny.<br><br>Maybe we are the only two smart ones that can look at a post and decide that--Nope for me and Skip it big.<br><br>Some real smart guy said "the post were falling off the page to fast due to the banter" Well Click on Page 2 at the bottom smart guy. Geeees.<br><br>
I went and read the similar discussion at the lounge, and you people really, really, really, really, REALLY amaze me. (MM veterans not included.)<br><br>Let me see if I get this straight:<br><br>1. There used to be one forum at MacCentral, where most of us lived for some time and called home.<br><br>2. Oversimplifying but basically accurate: the forum was made up of a small number of learned serious types and a large number of half-learned dropouts that were good natured and just liked having a little fun.<br><br>3. The forum admin switched the forum software to this type of software here. Soon enough, we learned that the more we posted, we could develop new titles, of questionable value.<br><br>4. Some decided to post their brains out just to get new titles. Others- like myself- took great joy in off-topic posts.<br><br>5. The purists at MC knocked on the admin's door and cried foul. That is, just because you give a reason for some people to post their BRAINS out shouldn't be a reason to eliminate such titles but instead scold them for postmania. (That makes a lot of sucking fense, doesn't it?)<br><br>6. The forum is split, broadcasting an EXTREMELY CLEAR MESSAGE to many of the forum's inhabitants. Please, please, get more serious. This isn't a community with different interests and hopes, it's a Mac forum after all.<br><br>7. A ghetto was created where such lowlifes could gab away all they like, just as long as it wasn't Mac oriented, okay?<br><br>8. A forum was found for the offended to go and have the freedom they once had, staffed by a small group of 'purists' who welcomed in the world's most obnoxious party crashers graciously and kindly.<br><br>9. These visitors thanked them so for their hospitality. Oh THE JOY they felt to be respected and understood, and not treated subhumanely.<br><br>10. Ten seconds pass..<br><br>11. The old forum admin realizes he's done a bad thing. Oh, he won't say it, but he knows it. So what does he do? He's willing to open a brief discussion which is really just a front for a planned compromise: you're still subhuman, you're still not purists, or respected, but hey- my forum could sink if I don't cater to those compelledto shoot their mouths off, so do it in our lounge if you must.<br><br>12. And the bait is taken.<br><br>13. Now a bunch of us are saying, hey, both places are kinda nice, which an aborted baby would understand to be a sad retreat. Where this place was wonderous and joyous, now it's strangely slow. Hmm.. I wonder if that's because I jump between two forums, and I haven't really decided what I want? Do I want to be respected, or just be at the 'in' place. <br><br>Yes, I don't prefer Starbucks, but everybody drinks the sh!t, right? I wouldn't want to take a risk, and be patient, and committed to something I say?<br><br>The very fear of something different, which takes time and patience to appreciate- even if EVERYONE DOESN'T USE IT- is why there are Macintosh users. But even in this community of such users, the herd mentality is alive and well.<br><br>Amazing..<br><br>You ever ask yourself why people who hate their PCs keep buying new ones, hoping it will get better? Ever ask yourself why a battered woman keeps going back to her abusive husband?<br><br>Probably not..<br><br><br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
Because they are afraid of change. So they stick to familiar environments and expect others to folow suit.<br><br>Check out XERO Magazine.<br><br>--<br>I am dangerous. I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
I fear it's worse than being afraid of change. I think it reveals a cultural self-loathing imposed by most organized religions. If you're treated well, it scares you. If you're hit across the face for no reason at all, it's warm and fuzzy in a familiar way.<br><br>Everybody has a heart. Except some people.. BD
Last evening I dropped in on both MM and MC and virtually nothing was happening at either. Clicked on the 'Who's Online' at both places... one person here at MM, around fifteen at MC.<br><br>If you had a question or just something you wanted to say... where would you post?<br><br>Comparing the web to brick and mortar establishments (Starbucks) is like comparing apples and oranges. BTW... I've never set foot in a Starbucks.<br><br>I'm thinkin you really took the change at MC too personally. I find that I have more web pages open at any given time than I ever have before... but I'm learning how to juggle them pretty well. <br><br>
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