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Old 10-20-2017, 07:39 PM   #136
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:44 PM   #137
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Always your goto right Nick; if someone disagrees with me they don’t understand. It’s almost as old as reminding everyone of your AB remaster days.

Didn’t say I hurt you, it could have been me or Headache, remember? Reading comprehension ftw.
... the fuck did i do now?
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:51 PM   #138
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... the fuck did i do now?


apparently we’re one but not the same...
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:20 PM   #139
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So I found the (since deleted) announcement from the mods as to why the @U2 forum was shutting down.
Wow. They seem unaware that the internet is not Rated G. I understand having standards, but you can't expect online discussions and comments to be pristine and sparkling clean.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:47 AM   #140
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Wow. They seem unaware that the internet is not Rated G. I understand having standards, but you can't expect online discussions and comments to be pristine and sparkling clean.
Perhaps if they used a hammer and a screwdriver????
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:27 PM   #141
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If Matt's reading this, hey, wasn't so bad having me there after all huh ?

ROFLMAO!!!!!!
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Perhaps if they used a hammer and a screwdriver????
Haha, that'll do it! Chip away.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:00 PM   #143
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I feel bad for people who were members of the community. I became a regular here after a previous forum (not U2-related) was shut down in 2003 or early 2004 and that was gutting, I'd loved the place. You don't want to lose somewhere you visit regularly and where you have friends.

But atu2's forum wasn't much chop. So heavily moderated that they censor their own first rule, "don't be a d**k". Who even thinks "dick" is a swear word, especially in that context? I prefer the lighter touch on Interference that encourages a more lively discussion - and some good back-and-forth at times. I found the atu2 forum too serious, too god-y, too sensitive, too toe-the-line. I mean, come on, they're shutting the place down in part because some poster disliked The Best Thing in a colourful way. That person was clearly the worst thing that ever happened a forum, and I'd like to shake their hand.

And of course members of U2 have only shown up at an atu2 party, because there hasn't been an Interference one for them to attend!
I have to agree with this. It's almost as if any dissent towards U2's recent output was met with shock and horror by its moderators. Far too tetchy, over sensitive and strict.

Not a fun place by any means, and as a result of the stringent rules, it lacked the relaxed atmosphere and far more nuanced discussion of this forum.

Atu2 came across too much like a Coldplay forum where it was traumatised by a small swear word like 'shit' to describe a song. This place has much more of a punk ethos, more adventurous and more willing to push the boundaries. I feel like the old U2 would have loved this site.

It was also quite worrying how it's site runner Matt McGee and moderators shut down debate concerning the malign presidency of Donald Trump, to even hint at a bad word against Trump was met with a ban...........

For a supposed 'hardcore fan' I was surprised at how much it went against the ethos of U2 as a band and it's pursuit of freedom of speech. Lord knows how he reacted to more risky albums like Achtung Baby and Zoo TV, I'm sure that site was more comfortable with Ronan Keating albums than Zooropa. I refuse to believe that they even 'get' this band - and it's actually quite embarrassing to think they are 'fans'.

Ended up a very pathetic site in all honesty, with moderators and the site runner overrun with massive egos. No great loss at all.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:40 PM   #144
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So I found the (since deleted) announcement from the mods as to why the @U2 forum was shutting down.
"THIS POST ACTUALLY HAPPENED!"

My god, it sounds like they've just read the most shocking and explicit message ever conceived.

Get a grip guys, that is actually embarrassing that they were so offended by it.
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This Matt McGee bloke sounds like a massive arsehole.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:17 AM   #146
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This Matt McGee bloke sounds like a massive arsehole.
He once took a swipe at Joel for selling memberships here, then in the same post said he didn't have to because his employer hosted the site for free.
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Oy vey.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:46 PM   #149
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Enjoyed reading this thread, but I now have to go iron my beige pants. Night, all!
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