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What happened to the off topic forum?

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  • frodusfrodus lexington, SCPosts: 2,396Member

    MMORPG sat down next to me as I was reading the forums. It asked, 'so what's on the forums?'



    I said, 'Dust.'



    And then the fight started.



     

    Trade in material assumptions for spiritual facts and make permanent progress.

  • Annah_HAnnah_H Lancaster, PAPosts: 57Member

    Originally posted by spizz

    Forum is boring without the political offtopic now, would love to see what people say about the BOA handing out 75 trillion $ derivatives to the US taxpayer...but well, lets stick with cats n dogs or BK vs MC :P

    we actually had some awesome off topic discussions prior to the R&P section. Like, 7 years before the R&P section was even created, the off-topic section was very thought provoking and fun to read and respond to.

    I do not think the R&P was what made the off topic section interesting. I would actually say it dumbed down the IQ of the Off Topic posts as everyone who thought "off-topic" thought of Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or some type of modern day conspiracy theory.

    Formally known as Enigma

  • Vato26Vato26 BFE, MOPosts: 3,930Member

    Originally posted by kobie173

    Originally posted by AkaJetson


    Originally posted by Annah_H

     It's just when you realize 95% of your total posta are in a religion and political thread one starts asking "why am I on mmorpg.com?"

    I think for a few like C-B-M it actually was 100%.

    I'm relatively certain all of his posts on MMORPG.com were in R&P.

    And as far as what happened to the off-topic forum, I dunno, because after R&P branched off from off-topic, I generally didn't post in off-topic since, as said before, I had very little interest in most of the discussions. If there were more sports or movie or TV topics, I might, but I don't see them very often. Granted, this is my first visit to MMORPG in several weeks.

    IIRC, he even stated that the only reason he came here was because of the R&P invitation from seabass.

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,715Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by Xirik

    hi everybody!

    Hi!

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    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,715Administrator Uncommon

    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Plain and simple.

    BORING

    I mean, how gives a *&^% when you get posts like this?

    Mc Donalds or Burger King?



    What is your favorite color?

    What is the biggest pimple you ever got?

     

    I log in, check my favorite games and log out.

    BORING

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    He's not allowed to talk about liberals anymore... so how is he going to get his O'Reilly-factor style of entertainment?

    The internet exists for bigots of all backgrounds to complain and argue anonymously, otherwise, it's only good for porn, or (as he said) "just checking on my favorite games and logging out".

    I for one hated R&P, but I was there occasionally to rip on obvious idiot statements. A lot of people made it way too easy, seriously. That just doesn't happen often enough in the Pub section.

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  • I've been posting here for years, sometimes I fade in or out for a bit. I was glad when the split off the R and P into its own forum, made things more civilized around here. I actually tried to follow that forum for a bit, and gave up. To me it was mostly people just screaming at each other, engaging in personal attacks, and quoting each other so that every post became 5 pages long. I exagerate a bit, and your mileage may vary. I just don't believe it's possible to have a religion or politics forum on the interent that's actually civil without heavy moderation.

    I personally have always posted here because I like the occasional topics that show up about technology and other 'nerd' interests. I'm not always tech or computer saavy so I like to hear other people's opinions and knowledge on the subject. I don't really know what keeps others coming here, or staying away.

  • Annah_HAnnah_H Lancaster, PAPosts: 57Member

    Originally posted by GTwander

    Originally posted by MikeB



    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    He's not allowed to talk about liberals anymore... so how is he going to get his O'Reilly-factor style of entertainment?

    The internet exists for bigots of all backgrounds to complain and argue anonymously, otherwise, it's only good for porn, or (as he said) "just checking on my favorite games and logging out".

    I for one hated R&P, but I was there occasionally to rip on obvious idiot statements. A lot of people made it way too easy, seriously. That just doesn't happen often enough in the Pub section.

    ha!

    Formally known as Enigma

  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Plain and simple.

    BORING

    I mean, how gives a *&^% when you get posts like this?

    Mc Donalds or Burger King?



    What is your favorite color?

    What is the biggest pimple you ever got?

     

    I log in, check my favorite games and log out.

    BORING

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    Its a trap and i'll just leave it at that.

    image

    "The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."
    - Lewis Thomas

  • GruntyGrunty Fort Worth, TXPosts: 7,029Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Annah_H

    Originally posted by spizz

    Forum is boring without the political offtopic now, would love to see what people say about the BOA handing out 75 trillion $ derivatives to the US taxpayer...but well, lets stick with cats n dogs or BK vs MC :P

    we actually had some awesome off topic discussions prior to the R&P section. Like, 7 years before the R&P section was even created, the off-topic section was very thought provoking and fun to read and respond to.

    I do not think the R&P was what made the off topic section interesting. I would actually say it dumbed down the IQ of the Off Topic posts as everyone who thought "off-topic" thought of Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or some type of modern day conspiracy theory.

    Well, for one thing Rikimaru stopped coming around and posting 40 times a day.

  • Vato26Vato26 BFE, MOPosts: 3,930Member

    Originally posted by Scalebane

    Originally posted by MikeB


    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Plain and simple.

    BORING

    I mean, how gives a *&^% when you get posts like this?

    Mc Donalds or Burger King?



    What is your favorite color?

    What is the biggest pimple you ever got?

     

    I log in, check my favorite games and log out.

    BORING

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    Its a tarp and i'll just leave it at that.

    I fixed that for you.

     

    image

  • BrianshoBriansho Woodbridge, VAPosts: 4,779Member Uncommon

    When topics degenerate into pics of the twin towers exploding on 9/11 that's when you know it's time to close down the forum.

    Don't be terrorized! You're more likely to die of a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder! More people die every year from prescription drugs than terrorism LOL!

  • AkaJetsonAkaJetson LondonPosts: 1,167Member
    ^you were the only funny guy there, from what I remember.

    ?

  • frodusfrodus lexington, SCPosts: 2,396Member

    Originally posted by Briansho

    When topics degenerate into pics of the twin towers exploding on 9/11 that's when you know it's time to close down the forum.

    I never under stood why he had to put that pic every damn day !!

    Trade in material assumptions for spiritual facts and make permanent progress.

  • BrianshoBriansho Woodbridge, VAPosts: 4,779Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by AkaJetson

    ^you were the only funny guy there, from what I remember.

    LOL thanks! Gotta have a sense of humor now and then!

    Don't be terrorized! You're more likely to die of a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder! More people die every year from prescription drugs than terrorism LOL!

  • Vato26Vato26 BFE, MOPosts: 3,930Member

    Originally posted by frodus

    Originally posted by Briansho

    When topics degenerate into pics of the twin towers exploding on 9/11 that's when you know it's time to close down the forum.

    I never under stood why he had to put that pic every damn day !!

    Because he couldn't argue well enough without using shock pics.

  • TheutusTheutus Destin, FLPosts: 624Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Annah_H

    I think im ok desplaying a link to my facebook page which is private until I accept someone as a friend.

    I just clicked your link to see how private it is.

    I now have your full name, some rather boring pictures of a 2011 Halloween "party", I know your entire job history and education history, I have access to 665 friends and you took a hot bath in a blanket. Tell Caleb happy 3rd birthday from Theutus... You may want to revisit your security on FB and not invite strangers into your personal business with links. With this info a random internet stalker can track you down to where you are living.

  • Annah_HAnnah_H Lancaster, PAPosts: 57Member

    aww but if I can't trust you, Theutus, then who can I trust?

    And I want to express my deepest apologies that the Halloween party wasn't cool enough for you.

    Formally known as Enigma

  • FinweFinwe Fort Worth, TXPosts: 3,106Member
    Geez. Off topic is so exciting now...so many posts, threads, thought provoking conversations! The reason why I always came back...

    Oh wait...

    I never saw this happening...newton did though! Every action...

    "The greatest trick the devil played on humanity in the 20th century was convincing them that he didn't exist." (Paraphrasing) C.S. Lewis

    "If a mother can kill her own child, what is left before I kill you and you kill me?" -Mother Teresa when talking about abortion after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    Originally posted by Scalebane

    Originally posted by MikeB


    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Plain and simple.

    BORING

    I mean, how gives a *&^% when you get posts like this?

    Mc Donalds or Burger King?



    What is your favorite color?

    What is the biggest pimple you ever got?

     

    I log in, check my favorite games and log out.

    BORING

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    Its a trap and i'll just leave it at that.

    I know it is a trap.  A warning and a ban waiting to happen. 

    Been there, done that

    ;-)

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  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member

    for anyone looking for a politics board that they can say whatever they want 4chan put up a politics page now mwhahaha

    image

    "The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."
    - Lewis Thomas

  • Vato26Vato26 BFE, MOPosts: 3,930Member

    Originally posted by Scalebane

    for anyone looking for a politics board that they can say whatever they want 4chan put up a politics page now mwhahaha

    Uhh... yeah.  That's not a bad idea... image

  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member

    Originally posted by Vato26

    Originally posted by Scalebane

    for anyone looking for a politics board that they can say whatever they want 4chan put up a politics page now mwhahaha

    Uhh... yeah.  That's not a bad idea... image

    lol personally i don't post there but i'll probably read the dumb crap people post.  but some people seem to be looking for a place to say whatever they please so i thought id mention it  :P

    image

    "The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."
    - Lewis Thomas

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    Originally posted by GTwander

    Originally posted by MikeB



    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    He's not allowed to talk about liberals anymore... so how is he going to get his O'Reilly-factor style of entertainment?

    The internet exists for bigots of all backgrounds to complain and argue anonymously, otherwise, it's only good for porn, or (as he said) "just checking on my favorite games and logging out".

    I for one hated R&P, but I was there occasionally to rip on obvious idiot statements. A lot of people made it way too easy, seriously. That just doesn't happen often enough in the Pub section.

    You said the Word "O'Reilly"  Shame on you.  You cant say stuff like that here, remember?

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  • generals3generals3 MehPosts: 3,307Member

    Originally posted by MikeB

    Originally posted by outfctrl

    Plain and simple.

    BORING

    I mean, how gives a *&^% when you get posts like this?

    Mc Donalds or Burger King?



    What is your favorite color?

    What is the biggest pimple you ever got?

     

    I log in, check my favorite games and log out.

    BORING

    Why not create some discussions yourself? :)

    That's just cruel

    Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.
    Among those who dislike oppression are many who like to oppress.

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