Author Topic: The State of the Forum  (Read 8686 times)

Offline aitm

The State of the Forum
« on: December 31, 2015, 08:35:52 AM »
It is going on my 8th year here. I am the last of the old guard, those who had the temerity to boot one of the original founders from the forum. The old guard is gone. We have not see Flat Earth or HBA in years, perhaps annoyed they didn't get more "respect" when we bought the forum as a membership instead of a private club.

Many of you have been here for a few years as well. The forum "breathes" as you know. Some times we have no new-comers for months and then we get a dozen in a few weeks. Most forums do not hold members very well, only a few decide to stay, for whatever reason. Personalities galore. Quirks, fetishes and some plain weirdos are you all.

I have enjoyed all of you at times. Most times to be truthful. Sometimes we all get pissy or pick a particular fight and no one ever backs down. Sometimes we simply word a sentence wrong and get hammered for it and decide to duke it out anyway instead of just saying, "oops, not what I meant". I think some of those are the more fun battles.

Through it all, I think you all do a great job of being mostly respectful, surely we can point out several instances but for the most part the forum needs very little moderation anymore. Unlike the old days when the board looking like a fucking war zone with bloodied and battered bodies dragging themselves from thread to thread to take one more swing. LOL, oh yes it was indeed like that.

Our membership is not large, but we are the owners, those of us who have donated, and some of us who have not lately, but need too. Remember through it all, that this is our forum, yours and mine. You are valued and appreciated and offer many wonderful tidbits of information and sometimes a little more than I need to know about cartoons, and furry animals and *shudders* other stuff.

Inform us when something needs attention, we don't read all the threads and lord knows I ain't walking into no damn furry thread again……period

I think our home is a great place. I enjoy it and you!

I hope for each of you, a very great new year. I hope you continue to stick around. Toss a couple bucks into the donate jar once in awhile so we don't have to have some embarrassing fund raiser. Ever.

Have a great year, I hope its your best. This is your forum. Thanks for playing!


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Offline pr126

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 09:03:44 AM »
I have joined January 5th 2005 that is 10 years.

Happy new year to all.

Whatever happened to Reggie?


« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 09:07:59 AM by pr126 »

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 09:34:30 AM »
Happy New year to everyone!




Weirdos...hah! We are a fluffy, neat, merry lot. And you know that! I love you too, honey.

I'll donate next month.

Whatever happened to Reggie?

Reggie sold it to members. It's ours.


« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 10:01:35 AM by drunkenshoe »
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Offline stromboli

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 09:59:40 AM »
Which is why the "an Infidel guy"  project remains in the banner. We all respect him, here or not. He was a pioneer. Happy new year to you as well, Reggie. And we miss a few people; Kimmy, Baddogma, HBA, and some that come and go. Some fallen on hard times some died, sadly, and some moved on to new things. The Rick Kelso is still alive on other forums I've seen; still got the same avatar.

Same here. Happy New Year to the lot of you.

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2015, 10:11:46 AM »
Yep, Baddogma, HBA and whatever happened to Moloth, the coolest guy ever???


Happy New Year.


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Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2015, 10:22:40 AM »
All before my time, and as tonight reminds us, the future creeps up on us relentlessly. But with today's crowd, i'll gladly face this forum on the morrow.
Sweet 2016 everyone
Happy newyear
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Offline pr126

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 10:44:40 AM »
Happy New year to everyone!




Weirdos...hah! We are a fluffy, neat, merry lot. And you know that! I love you too, honey.

I'll donate next month.

Reggie sold it to members. It's ours.
I know that, I was wondering if anyone kept in touch with him since.

Offline Sal1981

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2015, 10:48:56 AM »
Been around since summer 2006
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Offline The Skeletal Atheist

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2015, 11:06:46 AM »
Here since 2009 as TSA, a few years before that as Azrael.

I miss the old forum, in some respect. It was painful, but at the same time wonderful to watch the brutal takedowns of idiotic theists, or someone who simply preferred a different type of tea.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 11:09:03 AM by The Skeletal Atheist »
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2015, 11:07:02 AM »
I know that, I was wondering if anyone kept in touch with him since.

Oh, I have no idea.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Offline pr126

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2015, 11:30:33 AM »
From the past. A salute to Reginald Finley
« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 11:33:03 AM by pr126 »

Offline Green Bottle

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2015, 12:42:46 PM »
Been here for a while now and even though i dont post as often as i did before, i still drop in every day to check out whats happening.
Been on a few forums in my time and apart from 8b and the old Buddies forum i've lasted here quite a while, considering most of them i've tried have bored me after a while, weeks/months.
Anyhow, Aitm, yersel and the rest of the staff do a great job of keepin control of this ''rabble'' that we are sometimes, the ban hammer doesnt swing all that often, but when it needs to be done, its done.
Some of the verbal sparring that goes on sometimes is great to see, and also the fall-outs and disagreements.
Ill be honest here and say that i like most of you, one or two im not so keen on but overall , a good bunch.
So let me wish the forum all the best from me and Scotland, and lets hope 2016 is a good year for all of us.... :singing:

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Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2015, 03:24:57 PM »
I've very much enjoyed this forum, and would like to continue doing so. I'd donate if I could, but I simply cannot. If that ever changes, this place will be the first to know of it.



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Offline stromboli

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2015, 04:10:31 PM »
Here since 2009 as TSA, a few years before that as Azrael.

I miss the old forum, in some respect. It was painful, but at the same time wonderful to watch the brutal takedowns of idiotic theists, or someone who simply preferred a different type of tea.

I remember. This is definitely a kinder, gentler forum than what it used to be.

Offline _Xenu_

Re: The State of the Forum
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2015, 05:40:09 PM »
Which is why the "an Infidel guy"  project remains in the banner. We all respect him, here or not. He was a pioneer. Happy new year to you as well, Reggie. And we miss a few people; Kimmy, Baddogma, HBA, and some that come and go. Some fallen on hard times some died, sadly, and some moved on to new things. The Rick Kelso is still alive on other forums I've seen; still got the same avatar.

Same here. Happy New Year to the lot of you.
You can actually get ahold of Kimmie if you want to. She's on steam with the same user name she had here.
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