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Old 10-17-2017, 02:14 PM   #16
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The odd thing is that there are a few people over there who remarked that Interference was a bit on the negative side ("crap" and "toxic cesspool" were a few terms thrown out there). Guess those opinions just depend on who you ask?!

This place is a toxic cesspool, but it's OUR toxic cesspool
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #17
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This place is a toxic cesspool, but it's OUR toxic cesspool
Ha! Touche.
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I think a lot of things said about Interference are exaggerated, but a few bad experiences can certainly turn someone off.

I saw a reference to the "Please don't say 'cunt' / omg who cares if I say 'cunt' get over it" thread, and honestly, that would have turned me off as well if I'd popped over here to see what was going on.

This place can certainly be hard to get into as a newbie. I urge everyone to be nice to new posters and just, you know, follow the golden rule of Don't Be an Asshole.
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:59 PM   #19
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@U2 was never to my taste. I prefer the gritty, grimy streets* of Interference.

*Where they have no name(s)
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:03 PM   #20
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Yeah, their tone is too serious for me. I'll probably unsubscribe from their mailing list too - I like getting the news, but between their emails, this place, Facebook and Twitter (mostly Twitter), I see it umpteen million times.
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:09 PM   #21
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I think a lot of things said about Interference are exaggerated, but a few bad experiences can certainly turn someone off.
Especially if you flame out and someone here calls your church...
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:15 PM   #22
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I wouldn't say it's really a ghost town over there. Maybe not as many posters as there are here, but that's a given for any of the other U2 forums, I thought?

I've been here much longer, but I do pop over there and see what's going (especially during tour time, when I tend to post there a bit more). There are some decent people on that forum, but the drama does seem to have picked up a notch in more recent times. Not sure why, but apparently enough so that the moderators there are pretty much tired of it. Guess we'll see if this is a permanent thing or not.

The odd thing is that there are a few people over there who remarked that Interference was a bit on the negative side ("crap" and "toxic cesspool" were a few terms thrown out there). Guess those opinions just depend on who you ask?!
Here's the difference between @U2 and Interference on a "negativity" stand point.

@U2 Forum is more negative toward the band, and new material.

Interference can get into some pretty nasty drag out fights that can get a little more personal sometimes, but usually are directed at other members, offensive posts, trolling, etc...

To me Interference is miles better. After being here for so long, it does get a bit like family, and you know the personalities of the other people here. Which i think helps me to see it more positively since i would only pop over to @U2 once in a great while.
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Interference can get into some pretty nasty drag out fights that can get a little more personal sometimes, but usually are directed at other members, offensive posts, trolling, etc...

To me Interference is miles better.
So ... you like the personal jabs and trolling???

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I’ve tried every U2 forum the past 13 yrs and here the fans are just way more sophisticated and knowledgeable. The personalities here shine through, good and bad; but the U2 fandom is deep and very analytical.
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So ... you like the personal jabs and trolling???

I don't love it. But i can get past the 10 pages of it, and go on to intelligent, balanced U2 discussion. Which is why i'm here to begin with.
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I think a lot of things said about Interference are exaggerated, but a few bad experiences can certainly turn someone off.

I saw a reference to the "Please don't say 'cunt' / omg who cares if I say 'cunt' get over it" thread, and honestly, that would have turned me off as well if I'd popped over here to see what was going on.

This place can certainly be hard to get into as a newbie. I urge everyone to be nice to new posters and just, you know, follow the golden rule of Don't Be an Asshole.
Yes, to your comments in paragraph 2 above. (Sorry, I'm not going to repeat that word). That really turned me off, because the person who posted that word was called out on it and then proceeded to announce that he was going to repeat that word because it doesn't have a bad meaning in Ireland or wherever he was from, and then he did just that--over and over and over. I can handle a lot of language but, being a woman, I draw the line at that word. It was unnecessary.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:32 PM   #27
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The only two forums I belong to are this one and @u2. I have to admit I dislike the formatting of this forum--a lot. I think it's hard to navigate/find what you're looking for, but I keep coming back. @u2 has a much cleaner/easier format, and I will miss it for that reason alone.
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I'll often pipe up in a lot of situations here where people are being unnecessarily rude or mean, but that was one where I just decided to NOPE on outta there.
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Quite funny that one of the posts causing the place to shut down was someone comparing TBT to a dog being castrated. Which is actually a pretty apt comparison.

That said, I used to post there somewhat regularly but haven't since September 2014. The place definitely had a different tone than Interference, and isn't quite as fun or zany as this place, but there were a lot of knowledgable people there and a few insiders. To their credit a lot of them figured out pretty early that Achtung Baby wouldn't be remastered.

Annnyway, @U2 wasn't any better or worse than Interference, just different. They have knowledgeable posters, ignorant posters, nice people, jerks, trolls & troll hunters, just like we do. And their share of pie fights, just like we have.

I for one welcome all their members to come fish in our pond here. The more the merrier!
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:45 PM   #30
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I get annoyed when it's just a bunch of hyperbolic negative statements, and it gets old real fast, but whatever.

But a dog being castrated? As in, a dog starts singing catchy, innocuous pop songs while their balls are being cut off? I'd like to meet that dog, actually.
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