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Old 12-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #16
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*waits for thread to be moved..*


will it go to PLEBA?
Maybe if we add a few ass shots...
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:27 AM   #17
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Can I just add that the most annoying thing about this forum is how all the posts get booted out and moved to the various sub-heading forums? I posted something once about a year ago, after checking carefully that the topic didn't fall under any of the ones listed. The response to the topic was 90% about where it should get moved to, not the topic itself, until it was (arbitrarily I'm sure) moved. After that I couldn't even find my own post and I lost interest in it.

This topic, while not my own, strikes me as another general interest topic that should be left under the main one. It almost seems like (dare I say it?) the more controversial or unique the topic, the less comfortable the moderators are, and thus the topics get moved (hence, Internet fascism).

I like this forum, but I just wanted to point out that it is by the far the most anal-retentive such that I've ever seen, and not in a good way.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #18
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Can I just add that the most annoying thing about this forum is how all the posts get booted out and moved to the various sub-heading forums? I posted something once about a year ago, after checking carefully that the topic didn't fall under any of the ones listed. The response to the topic was 90% about where it should get moved to, not the topic itself, until it was (arbitrarily I'm sure) moved. After that I couldn't even find my own post and I lost interest in it.

This topic, while not my own, strikes me as another general interest topic that should be left under the main one. It almost seems like (dare I say it?) the more controversial or unique the topic, the less comfortable the moderators are, and thus the topics get moved (hence, Internet fascism).

I like this forum, but I just wanted to point out that it is by the far the most anal-retentive such that I've ever seen, and not in a good way.
You should really look up the word fascism before throwing it around so recklessly...

There's a reason for sub-forums, and when the topic is mostly political in nature it belongs here, just because a topic mentions Bono or U2 it doesn't always make it EYKIW material.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #19
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Ah, but see, you just showed your own blindness.


Blind following of anything is not only annoying but dangerous...
I do not blindly follow anything. For that matter, I do not follow anything at all.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:08 PM   #20
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Can I just add that the most annoying thing about this forum is how all the posts get booted out and moved to the various sub-heading forums? I posted something once about a year ago, after checking carefully that the topic didn't fall under any of the ones listed. The response to the topic was 90% about where it should get moved to, not the topic itself, until it was (arbitrarily I'm sure) moved. After that I couldn't even find my own post and I lost interest in it.

This topic, while not my own, strikes me as another general interest topic that should be left under the main one. It almost seems like (dare I say it?) the more controversial or unique the topic, the less comfortable the moderators are, and thus the topics get moved (hence, Internet fascism).

I like this forum, but I just wanted to point out that it is by the far the most anal-retentive such that I've ever seen, and not in a good way.
the mods and admins who run this forum are definitely not fascist. such language about them is definitely not allowed on this forum.

in the future i suggest you contact a mod if you feel a thread's been wrongly closed, moved, etc. as for why this one was moved...it's about politics first and foremost. just because a band member is mentioned does not mean it belongs in eykiw. and i'm not sure which thread you're referring to in the past, but if the topic goes in a different direction, then yes it can be moved. the thread's topic as a whole is taken into account when it's moved, not just the original post.

as bvs said, we have lots of sub-forums and there's a reason they existed. this forum is way too large to just have a couple general forums. years ago when the forum was still big but not as big, there were a lot less forums and even then it was difficult to navigate. so while you may find it a bother to have so many sub-forums to navigate and such, the majority of the members find this better and while we try to take everyone's opinions into account, it's impossible to please everyone.
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the mods and admins who run this forum are definitely not fascist. such language about them is definitely not allowed on this forum.

in the future i suggest you contact a mod if you feel a thread's been wrongly closed, moved, etc. as for why this one was moved...it's about politics first and foremost. just because a band member is mentioned does not mean it belongs in eykiw. and i'm not sure which thread you're referring to in the past, but if the topic goes in a different direction, then yes it can be moved. the thread's topic as a whole is taken into account when it's moved, not just the original post.

as bvs said, we have lots of sub-forums and there's a reason they existed. this forum is way too large to just have a couple general forums. years ago when the forum was still big but not as big, there were a lot less forums and even then it was difficult to navigate. so while you may find it a bother to have so many sub-forums to navigate and such, the majority of the members find this better and while we try to take everyone's opinions into account, it's impossible to please everyone.
Don't tase him, bro.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:05 PM   #22
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I do not blindly follow anything. For that matter, I do not follow anything at all.
I didn't necessarily say you blindly followed anything, I just said you displayed blindness in that post by only pointing out that blind liberalism is annoying.

The next line was to expand on your rather narrow point...
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #23
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Just to clarify, I DO like the forum and I am not calling anyone a fascist! (I said "internet fascism", which is different in the sense that internet sex is not the same as sex.)

I certainly agree that this large a forum needs subsections and I wholeheartedly support them. However, I do think it's overdone here to the point where a lot of general interest topics are getting sub-foldered into oblivion. (The posters on this forum also seem to take a unique delight in calling out whose posts need to be moved, which I also find rather strange.)

Anyhow, if the majority disagrees with me, then I'm happy to exist under the hyper-sub-folder system. After all, I'm not a fascist!
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Just to clarify, I DO like the forum and I am not calling anyone a fascist! (I said "internet fascism", which is different in the sense that internet sex is not the same as sex.)

I certainly agree that this large a forum needs subsections and I wholeheartedly support them. However, I do think it's overdone here to the point where a lot of general interest topics are getting sub-foldered into oblivion. (The posters on this forum also seem to take a unique delight in calling out whose posts need to be moved, which I also find rather strange.)

Anyhow, if the majority disagrees with me, then I'm happy to exist under the hyper-sub-folder system. After all, I'm not a fascist!
Generally, when a post is moved, there's a link in the old thread indicating it was moved, so it's easy enough to find.

As for this entire topic, it's BS. Sounds like some reporter trying to stir up shit where there isn't any. Larry has stated long ago that he's not a big fan of Bono's political activities, this isn't exactly a new thing. However, it's not like it's caused some giant rift in the band. Friends agree to disagree all the time, no big deal.
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I think I speak for everyone here when I say

I hope Bono is OK.
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I hope Bono is OK.
Is he?
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Is he?
I don't know!
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Ah, but see, you just showed your own blindness.


Blind following of anything is not only annoying but dangerous...
Yes, by criticising your side that poster showed their blindness.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:50 PM   #29
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so the vegan told off the meat eater?
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yes, but more importantly, does he believe battlestar galactica is the greatest political commentary of all time?

god i hope so. :Pray:
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