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Old 10-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Closure of @U2 forum

Just wondering how many people here are also @U2 members? They announced recently that their forum was shutting down, so I guess I will be coming here more often. It was a smaller fansite, but it was clearly the fansite preferred by the band (edge and Adam even showed up to an @U2 party in New York once)

Just wondering how interference members feel about @U2? Heard of it? A Member? Care that they shut down their forum? Thoughts?
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Old 10-16-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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I am an @u2 forum member. I liked that board quite bit, and I'm sad to see it shut down.
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Hilarious.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:50 PM   #4
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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!
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I used to go to the atU2 forums, but then they started being way more negative than Interference, attacking everything U2 did or the fans Bono got on stage during U2ie tour, i think it was that last part that bothered me the most, so I stopped visiting. But they did give us Fisher

Besides I don't have time for two forums
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:59 AM   #6
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:26 AM   #7
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wow, that's pretty crazy. But the forum is pretty much a ghost town over there. Also, like I have said a lot in the past, it seemed to be over run by older fans that would literally shit on everything new that U2 did. Not really a fun forum experience. Much more variety here. As you can see, I've hung around here for a while. lol
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Not a member there, I could never cheat on Interference.
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Oh, way back in 2000 I joined both @U2 and Interference. For a while, I posted at @U2 under various aliases but it was always fun. Then, these evil Ted Nugent Pro Gun trolls attacked the forum and bombarded it with...scat porn. I shit you not. (Sorry, couldn't resist ) As a result, the forum did close. Not sure when it returned, but it was The Blue Crack forever after that.
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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? !
@U2 forum member and ex staffer for Atu2. Matt McGee (the Founder )is a hardcore Christianity nut, so he is the mastermind behind the ridiculous policing of the site and incessant micromanaging. Everything to him is a 'sin'. (Nothing wrong with God. Im a Catholic, but he is an extreme case. You know the type).

Now I write articles for this site. Its not perfect, but some good people are here and very funny. And if you can take it when the joke is on you (Happened over the summer) everyone has a good time.
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wow, that's pretty crazy. But the forum is pretty much a ghost town over there. Also, like I have said a lot in the past, it seemed to be over run by older fans that would literally shit on everything new that U2 did. Not really a fun forum experience. Much more variety here. As you can see, I've hung around here for a while. lol
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?!
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it used to be a good forum, until the mods (one in particular) got himself a God complex and starting tossing people out for seemingly slight offenses.
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Never heard of it.
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