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Max Kon

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #15 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:41:52 PM »
It's not like you have to read every thread on the board. The thread title and tag should tell you enough about whats on the thread.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #16 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:46:52 PM »
well i have to say the thing about the 2000ad boared i have always liked is the lack of elitism you get here having visited on a few comic related boards i found myself realising why alot of comic reading people get beaten up
on the tooth board it is informal if people dont like the tread they simply do the adult thing and ignore it thus dispencing with the desent in to a$$hole-ism and name calling and frankly d!ck head geek elitism found else where. you get to ask cool people cool questions about comic or sci - fi related stuff or just ar$e about with cool people i love the board the way it is its a shining example of human beings (with possible fish related mutations) rather than the elitist geekswho quit fankly deserve getting strung up by thier pants and hit with stikes Pinata style.
that is all
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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #17 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:46:52 PM »
#What you have to remember is that the internet and sites like this give many people, who feel alone or outside of society, the chance to connect with others just like themselves.

Heh!  Id have to say that everyone Ive ever met from here in the flesh, has been a relatively normal well adjusted person.  With an exception or two.

As I said previously maybe its not the off topicness, maybe just its a lack of fun.  Theres certianly a core group here and well I know what some of them are going to post without reading their post ;) or at least the jist of it.  Maybe its a case of familiarity breeding contempt.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #18 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:49:33 PM »
Maybe its a case of familiarity breeding contempt.


That's why I'm giving up the board for Lent.  As of this post.



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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic...
« Reply #19 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:50:41 PM »
I've been trying not to go down this road because the whole on/off-topic thread debate has been done so many times before, but what the Hell eh. If it livens things up round here I'll start the controversial ball rolling...

It seems to me that this site is steadily creeping
towards elitism again. It used to be a place where anyone could air their views, however stupid or near the knuckle with the minimum amount of critiscism.

The fact of the matter is that this is a site devoted to 2000ad for fans of 2000ad. That means that it isn't just for people who want to talk inanely about nothing else than their favourite comic, but also about the other things in their lives.

I came on here to meet and virtually socialise with people who share common interests. Not just an infatuation with a comic. If this site consisted of nothing but on-topic 2000ad related posts then you wouldn't see me, and I imagine quite a few other boarders for dust.

The people who come here post what they want because this isn't a dictatorship and as such they are allowed to do so no matter how stupid or irrelevant their posts may, or may seem to be. People come here to have fun and chat to the members of this community they have made a connection with. That is essentially the whole point of fan sites. A meeting place for people with shared interests.

When it's at the point where there are actually divisions between whether or not there should be a seperate board for off-topic threads why don't we just take it one step further and go for segregation according to race, creed and colour? That may seem extreme, and rightfully so, but the point is that any form of discrimination, whowever small, is still discrimination. Like what you like and accept that not everyone else will share your views.

The bottom line? There are far more important things in life to be getting pissed off about instead of something so trivial.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #20 on: 10 February, 2005, 06:59:27 PM »
The way I see it - if you don't want to read it then don't read it. If you want to have a strictly 2000ad related thread then bloody start one.
Maybe there's not as many related threads because life is so relatively good in the prog at the moment. Debates will soon start off if things are bad. You won't be able to shut people up.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #21 on: 10 February, 2005, 07:06:10 PM »
:-) I knew this thread was going to whiz along nicely.

I am also of the opinion that being off-topic occasionally is part of the appeal of this board. I just feel it's a question of degrees, and lately it's gotten a little too extreme. Just IMO, and not to start a big row.

Anyway, I take Wake's point about changing things. I don't want to create work for him or Dante-Barn.

However, I am keen on the idea of a "killfile" for off-topic threads, as Slips suggests.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #22 on: 10 February, 2005, 07:14:59 PM »
Well I made an off-topic thread just in case.

Good for my ego too if people use it.-

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #23 on: 10 February, 2005, 07:16:28 PM »
Perhaps I should return to significantly off-topic Troutiness.

I wonder if the board can handle it? :-)

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #24 on: 10 February, 2005, 07:54:09 PM »
It seems to me that this site is steadily creeping towards elitism again. It used to be a place where anyone could air their views, however stupid or near the knuckle with the minimum amount of critiscism.

Don't talk such utter cock. The only time this board has ever really closed ranks was a couple of years ago when things like the Big Brother debacle took over so many threads that it was taking the piss. These were relieved mainly by the main culprit being killfiled by a large number of people and normality was soon returned.

This *is* a place where off topic posts are welcomed by many, but abject attention-seeking "look how funny, erudite and *totally* zany I am" threads and those just whoring for sympathy *do* just fuck some of us off. Would you air your dirty laundry on the messageboard? Didn't think so.

why don't we just take it one step further and go for segregation according to race, creed and colour?

That comment is *so* pathetically laughable (and even a tad mentalist), I'm not even going to comment any further on it.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #25 on: 10 February, 2005, 08:09:25 PM »
I've not all the above posts on this thread (only the first and the last one by Wils), so here's my un-informed view...

Dont be so daft.  the board is what the board is.  And that would be; on topic at times, off at others but generally an interesting place to visit.  If there's stuff you don't want to read then don't (like the long running thread that Wils doesn't like).

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #26 on: 10 February, 2005, 08:20:31 PM »
#If there's stuff you don't want to read then don't

how do you know if you dont want to read something til youve read it?

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #27 on: 10 February, 2005, 08:59:25 PM »
if the title suggests that it will not be an interesting subject I leave the thread well alone until I'm really bored.

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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #28 on: 10 February, 2005, 09:21:44 PM »
see max is the best he hits it right on the head with a minimum of fuss
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Re: Wax on-topic, wax off-topic......
« Reply #29 on: 10 February, 2005, 09:27:08 PM »
from my limited experience so far ive discovered that the subject doesnt always tell you what is being discussed and even the most on topic thread usually goes on and off topic to some degree or other.