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Old 08-09-2002, 10:18 PM   #166
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SO if this thing becomes a pay sight, then does that mean I can post my porn pics???

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Old 08-09-2002, 11:58 PM   #167
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Wow... tough room.

Actually, I don't think DoctorWho is being an elitist. Nothing I've seen posted by him suggests that. I just think he saw it in others and was annoyed by it. I wasn't a member here last year, but I did read Interference and I recall several people speaking against Joel then regarding last year's fund-raiser. It seems the same people are once again doing this and creating negative energy. I think this is part of what is upsetting DoctorWho.

As for the rest... I think this is a good place. Definitely worth funds.
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Old 08-10-2002, 12:21 AM   #168
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wow, you're such a good guy doctorwho, even though I'm beneath you, you still manage to find it in your heart to accept me and maybe someday assimilate me, that's almost Christ-like!

God Bless!
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Old 08-10-2002, 12:46 AM   #170
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Wow... tough room.

Actually, I don't think DoctorWho is being an elitist. Nothing I've seen posted by him suggests that. I just think he saw it in others and was annoyed by it. I wasn't a member here last year, but I did read Interference and I recall several people speaking against Joel then regarding last year's fund-raiser. It seems the same people are once again doing this and creating negative energy. I think this is part of what is upsetting DoctorWho.

As for the rest... I think this is a good place. Definitely worth funds.
Im with Dr Who on this.
You folks that think youre 'entitled' to come here..and camp out w/your little esoteric little cliques and berate ppl here in the forums and chat w your smugness need a slap

Wanderer I like you. If I didnt like you I would say nothing.
Youre a cool cat. Dont be so ANAL about the friggin money
.Im sure if Joel got an overage of cash from dues paid he-would divvy it back accordingly. It will never come to this however.

The man's honest. To keep the money for profit is Anti-U2 Joels not this way.
Hes fair even if he dont like you...LOOK AT ME! Im still here


Bear nevermind, only this for f@ck's sakes , do you realize Joel even threw up that stupid ass RadioHead Forum Sucking On A Lemon. Go collect alumin cans for feck sakes. Get off your ass fellow. Donate or shut up.

Foray hello.

Im promise you Im saying what Joel is thinking.:

And for feck sakes I do not wanna hear who donated and who didnt.
When you go to church do you raise your friggin hands when the DONATION PLATE comes down the aisle and say "LOOK AT ME I just DONATED! ARENT I JUST A PEACH OF A FELLOW?!
Shut up about it!

Lastly-
This place is a privilge..not an entitlment, and plez RESPECT the elder fans/Mods/Administrators..dont kiss ass or join their cliques either!

thank you
I think I need a Valium now
Out-db9


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Old 08-10-2002, 01:02 AM   #171
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wow, you're such a good guy doctorwho, even though I'm beneath you, you still manage to find it in your heart to accept me and maybe someday assimilate me, that's almost Christ-like!

God Bless!
You are a sweety Wanderer, even if you are a sarcastic b*stard.

I truly apologize to you and everyone else here I've offended. I stand by the pure heart of my words, but not how I wrote them.

I can offer excuses to perhaps partially account for the severity of my words (like the fact that I recently learned a very dear friend - a person my age - is now spending her last days on earth as she slowly succumbs to cancer... sigh... at times we all question God...), but that is no reason to have been so harsh to you or anyone else. To endure challenging times, I often retreat to a place where I cannot feel the pain as much. I tend to only think with my head, not my heart. Sadly, in this instance, I caused even more pain. I ask you all for your forgiveness.
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Brother Diamond, as always the vocie of reason!

though let me clarify a few things: I don't go to chat and I don't subscribe to the jello-of-the-month club either; elvis put up that Radiohead forum, (though it's technically not) because they wanted to get it out of the way, push it into a little *esoteric* corner of interference (in its right place); now I just so happen to like the mods (except salome, because he said U2 is a diminishing live act and I won't tolerate that), but I can't justify spending the money, if it comes to that, it will be incentive for me to move on and spend less time on the internet, and I won't be badgered into *donating* under such sketchy circumstances as these, and that's not an accusation, it's just that I've had enough stuff happen in my life in the last year to forever banish from me any trust I may have ever had of people and money (as a combination that is, I still trust some people, but not when money is involved, sorry, nothing personal)
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I'm very sorry to hear that, doctorwho. Everything discussed here in this thread seems quite ridiculous and inisignificant in light of that. Please accept my sincerest apology for being so trivial (though not for being a sarcastic bastard, I can't do anything about that!), I've had people in my life afflicted with cancer in the last couple of years, though no one of such a youthful disposition... but you never really inflicted me with any pain, it's all about egos in here anyway, isn't it? well we try to get away from it, but when we are confronted, it always creeps in...

I'm very sorry for this cruel twist of fate for your friend

take care, and God Bless
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Old 08-10-2002, 01:20 AM   #174
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Brother Diamond, as always the vocie of reason!

though let me clarify a few things: I don't go to chat and I don't subscribe to the jello-of-the-month club either; elvis put up that Radiohead forum, (though it's technically not) because they wanted to get it out of the way, push it into a little *esoteric* corner of interference (in its right place); now I just so happen to like the mods (except salome, because he said U2 is a diminishing live act and I won't tolerate that), but I can't justify spending the money, if it comes to that, it will be incentive for me to move on and spend less time on the internet, and I won't be badgered into *donating* under such sketchy circumstances as these, and that's not an accusation, it's just that I've had enough stuff happen in my life in the last year to forever banish from me any trust I may have ever had of people and money (as a combination that is, I still trust some people, but not when money is involved, sorry, nothing personal)
Well gee... had you written this first, I think this whole thread would have died on page 1.

Sorry Wanderer - I see you now in a new light. I still don't agree with your views and I do feel you need to trust people more. Not everyone is an ass who cheats people. Just today, I had a cashier give me $10 too much - I returned it to her. And I'm hardly "Jesus" here. We aren't all as evil as we may seem here on Interference. Nonetheless, at least I know a bit more of why you have this attitude.

As such, Joel, it may be time you open your accounting vaults and tell people just how much it costs to keep this site running. With the Enron and Worldcom scandals, people now need more proof of where their $$ is going. I know you don't want to do this, but I think it can only help. You have spent a lot of your own money on this site. It's time for that to end.
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I'm very sorry to hear that, doctorwho. Everything discussed here in this thread seems quite ridiculous and inisignificant in light of that. Please accept my sincerest apology for being so trivial (though not for being a sarcastic bastard, I can't do anything about that!), I've had people in my life afflicted with cancer in the last couple of years, though no one of such a youthful disposition... but you never really inflicted me with any pain, it's all about egos in here anyway, isn't it? well we try to get away from it, but when we are confronted, it always creeps in...

I'm very sorry for this cruel twist of fate for your friend

take care, and God Bless

Thank you Wanderer. Aww... group hug time. O.K.... who grabbed my ass?

I didn't write the above post to elicit sympathy or to rationalize away my actions. It's just that the sad event I mentioned, combined with like 5000 other things (one of those "when it rains it pours" scenarios) has made this a challenging time in my life. I also recently lost two family members, one to cancer. This is why I will only work for companies pursuing cancer research of some kind. I want to see if I can ease the pain of at least a few people.

Nonetheless, thanks to a "wake up call" from a few good people (bless you Calluna and Zooropamanda) who informed me that I was being, well, a jerk, I took a good look at what I was doing. Here I am, thinking I'm all noble by doing cancer research, yet those two brilliant ladies called me on my words - they let me know that I was causing pain. Quite the hypocrite, aren't I? Sigh... we all have our bad sides... It was then I realized I was over-reacting. As I wrote, I stand by the heart of my words, but not how I wrote them. Egos are fun, and I think we all had a bit of fun arguing this topic, but there comes a time when words can hurt. Even if I personally didn't offend you Wanderer, it became clear to me that I did offend others. And that is inexcusable.

Interference, even when I'm angry as ever with it (or the people here ), has been a constant for me these past few years. When two dear friends lost a child last year, Interference was here. When I changed jobs, Interference was here. When I needed to laugh, Interference was here. Even now, when you and I had harsh words with each other, Wanderer, as soon as I discussed my friend, there you were - supporting me. This is what makes this community so strong and powerful.

Interference, for these past two years, has been here to inspire me and even shake me up. Yes, it's just a "silly U2 forum" and perhaps I/we shouldn't take it so seriously. But when I started to think about how much I rely on this site, I realized how important it is to me. As such, this is why I feel this site is so crucial - if it closed, it would feel like I lost yet another dear friend.


Besides, if Joel is forced to close Interference, how on earth could we readily tease Diamond?
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Old 08-10-2002, 01:46 AM   #176
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I had tried posting a reply to doctorwho et al before this but something went wrong. brettig, I guess you can forget about assisting me with it, the problem's over now, thanks though I have forgotten completely what I wrote earlier.

doctorwho and everyone else whom I have repulsed, I'm not angry or indignant or anything like that. Merely surprised that I provoked such strong reactions from people. I also did not know that I came across as more trivial than serious or worthwhile -- well, that is what I gather from doc's post. Finally, I did not know that I come across as stubborn as a mule.

In any case, I don't really attach strong emotions to this board and have done this deliberately because I try to keep my perspective and priorities in check on a daily basis. That means I don't get too bugged when someone's post/attitude bugs me.

But let me add, I do have much affection for the people here, and I have tried in my own way to show it. I would be sad to leave but I can let it go. Hey, I've lived without the internet before, even.

This is not to say that I think you guys have your perspectives all wrong. I respect that you have made the decision to make your internet lives integrated with your 'real' lives, more fully than I have done for myself. I respect that you guys treat faceless people as family but I prefer to keep my distance.

I am like Wanderer in that if I have to leave Interference cos I'm "too stingy" (I would say careful with my money but I guess some folks would rather call me stingy), it is because it will be an incentive for me to get on with other things in life.

Trusting the powers-that-be of Interference is also hard for me, as it is with Wanderer, because in the past, the powers-that-be have toyed with our minds and trust. You do know what I'm talking about right?

doctorwho, I'm sorry about your friend. I had a friend younger than you (he was 32) who was my soulmate and was gonna die young, too. I'm sorry you are feeling that pain.

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well this appears to be quite the rollercoaster, but im very happy to be here now when everything seems to be on the upswing.

money issues are never easy.

dr.who, thank you for your apology. i will forget this whole thing happened, and i hope you do to, and hopefully we can simply move past this.

oh, and dr.who, i sincerely wish you the best for your friend. i have little to offer in means of support other than my words.

take care.
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Well isn't it lovely this is returning to normal. I was hoping this wouldn't be closed. Elvis just wanted ideas. I personally hope no one else feels the need to discuss their personal financial situation anymore. It is not our business at all. In the same vein I dont really believe Elvis needs to divulge how much this site costs him. It is HIS personal finances keeping this place alive for the most part.

Perhaps we could all show a little faith and trust that he has only the best intentions with donations, and will only ask us to spare what we can AND he needs.

Good things will likely come from the group being formed to get ideas on other money raising stunts. Donations I think are great. I have always believed in them as it still leaves you with total control. Do or dont, donate $1 or $100.

What doesn't cost a cent is speaking nicely to people. Elvis doesn't charge for that.
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Old 08-10-2002, 09:44 AM   #180
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Has there been any consideration given to turning this place into a "public domain" forum as opposed to being run privately?

I am certainly not saying its not a great place now or being run badly at all, obviously Elvis has spent a lot of his own cash on this place. But there may be certain advantages, such as becoming a registered charity or having a "board of trustees" manage the site on behalf of members. This may in turn assist people in feeling more willing or comfortable about donating, or the approaching of alternative or additional sources for financial assistance.

Also, i dont think a specific amount of cash should be specified wrt donations - for example US$24 may be next to nothing for a westerner who has cable modem but may be a hell of a lot for someone in asia with a crappy connection. I think interference could do with more members from non anglo-western countries to be honest and i worry that charging may drive the ones we already have away. Just my 2c.
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