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Old 12-17-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Where has all the discussion gone?

Ponderings on this evil blueness

Where has all the discussion gone?

I'm aware that posting nature of any site is cyclical. Get some new posters, lose some old ones, some stay the same, and on we go. The nature of the site evolves. The topics rotate.

What I'm intrigued with at the moment is:

FYM is, in my opinion, dominated by Christian threads and/or posters. Even threads that are not actually about Christianity end up that way.

The U2 musical forum. Heaven forbid (/jk) that anyone suggest that the new album is not musical droppings from the Gods. Negative reviews of the album brand the reviewer as an idiot or worse.

PLEBA has gone Bono feral. Correspondence regarding any other member will not be entered into. Nor will discussion. Its predominately or a poster expressing hatred for another woman because she has received a lapdance / hug / kiss from Bono and its not fair.

Its Official was a forum for playfulness and delicious stupidity. Now there are an increasing about of serious threads.

My question. Why all the piousness?
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We live in serious times, Beli!!!!

No really, I have no easy answer to the question. I think the Interference community is splintering (various other forums have of course sprung up from the detritus).
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:58 PM   #3
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The only thing that I can think of is that there is no new news just more of the same, until something big goes down what needed to be said has allready been done. That and the big political events of the year are over.
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Re: Where has all the discussion gone?

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FYM is, in my opinion, dominated by Christian threads and/or posters. Even threads that are not actually about Christianity end up that way.


i dont know why this happens....we will get "quotes" in this thread to...

I am running away
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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I do not think you can peg FYM like that.

Before the election this was not true....

Fym rolls and changes.....


Two years ago it was all Iraq

It changes with the times

Three years ago 9.11
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To quote myself:

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What I'm intrigued with at the moment is:
So why is FYM "biblical" at the moment?
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I think it is because everyone is burned out with politics at the moment and since the US election showed that most people voted on "moral values" this has put the focus onto Christianity.
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We are stuck in a moment....and we can't get out of it?
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Re: Where has all the discussion gone?

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What I'm intrigued with at the moment is:

FYM is, in my opinion, dominated by Christian threads and/or posters. Even threads that are not actually about Christianity end up that way.
People speak about and form their opinions based o what's important to them. That's how it works.


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The U2 musical forum. Heaven forbid (/jk) that anyone suggest that the new album is not musical droppings from the Gods. Negative reviews of the album brand the reviewer as an idiot or worse.

PLEBA has gone Bono feral. Correspondence regarding any other member will not be entered into. Nor will discussion. Its predominately or a poster expressing hatred for another woman because she has received a lapdance / hug / kiss from Bono and its not fair.
How is this any different?
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I think it is because everyone is burned out with politics at the moment and since the US election showed that most people voted on "moral values" this has put the focus onto Christianity.
I think this is true. Plus a couple of other reasons, 1) the Christmas season brings the focus to religion for some people, and 2) when there isn't much else to talk about, religion is always good for a discussion.

As far as the weirdness in the forums dealing more directly with the band, I've noticed this on other band sites when a new album is released or there is a tour. It seems as if those events bring the nutcases (and I'm not targeting anyone, OK) right out of the woodwork. Many people get overly excited, others get really grumpy, and there are some pretty heated clashes. I remember on The Church board there were some pretty heated debates when their last studio album came out...debates over the album itself (some loved, some hated), the cover art/liner notes (some loved, some hated), the band members' looks (mostly the lead singer/bassist -- some loved, some hated, but pretty much everyone did agree it didn't really matter), the quality of the official photos (loved/hated), etc., etc. I think it's interesting that one of the spats I had with another poster led to a really great friendship, so sometimes good can come out of these trying times.

Most of the people who came when the new album was released (and during the tour which followed) soon went back to whatever rock they crawled out from under (a few stayed). I don't think it will ever be quite the same (I don't think anything is ever exactly the same), but it will return to a more normal state in a little while.
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Three years ago 9.11
so FYM should have been biblical 2000 years ago
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Where is the love, I hear you ask?

I shouldn't worry about it, beli, everyone's still a bit highly strung if you ask me. What with the post-election stress and the new U2 album coming out, emotions are running high. Regarding FYM, when emotions do run high, people usually end up talking about God.

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I think it is because everyone is burned out with politics at the moment and since the US election showed that most people voted on "moral values" this has put the focus onto Christianity.
Atheists are more moral than religious people..
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Atheists are more moral than religious people..
That's a great generalization. Thanks for the intelligent remark.
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Hrm... a highly debatable statement if there ever was one. To keep things in context, however, tell that to all those who voted on 'moral' grounds.

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