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Title: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on February 03, 2017, 07:53:56 pm
I'm encouraging everyone to find good, new membership for this forum so that it can be an active place.  Go forth and multiply, as it were.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on February 03, 2017, 07:56:01 pm
I would, but I keep getting banned everywhere. It's only a matter of time before it happens here.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on February 03, 2017, 08:09:48 pm
I've sent out invites to people I think might be interested, but I don't have a lot of politically-minded friends.   
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on February 04, 2017, 03:08:08 pm
I would, but I keep getting banned everywhere.

Are you sure that isn`t band? There was a troll with a username called (something)moderator at the Post a few years back that kept sending messages to users that they were band. Obviously an ESL student.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: wilber on February 11, 2017, 08:27:06 pm
I'm encouraging everyone to find good, new membership for this forum so that it can be an active place.  Go forth and multiply, as it were.

Just wondering how many of those from the old site you invited have joined.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on February 11, 2017, 08:34:32 pm
That's a good question, and something I didn't keep track of.  So far as I can tell, everyone who joined is from the old site.  I think I probably invited ~30 people.  I think a couple others may have invited a few people as well.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on March 14, 2017, 07:07:17 pm
How do we find more membership?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on March 14, 2017, 09:50:56 pm
How do we find more membership?

About the only way to do that is to suggest this place to people that you think may be interested.  It would be a shame to get stuck forever at 25.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 14, 2017, 10:23:01 pm
About the only way to do that is to suggest this place to people that you think may be interested.  It would be a shame to get stuck forever at 25.

I won't be surprised if the migration continues. Especially if the moderation remains on an even keel. I think most people can moderate themselves, and if someone does step a little over the line in the midst of a heated discussion it should be met with a word, not banishment to the gulag.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on March 15, 2017, 12:01:42 am
ThemŤs banning words.... ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on March 15, 2017, 08:06:48 am
To be fair, the other place only had about 25 active users anyway. You can tell when you put up polls because that's about the most responses any of them would get.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on March 15, 2017, 09:23:42 am
To be fair, the other place only had about 25 active users anyway. You can tell when you put up polls because that's about the most responses any of them would get.

26 now.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on March 15, 2017, 05:09:04 pm
Well if anyone has twitter or facebook then stick this link on there if you feel comfortable.

We could always make raids on other forums or newspaper comment sections to advertise this place.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: gh0sthacked on October 02, 2017, 07:50:15 am
Good day all

I think I'll be frequenting this place a bit more as the site I typically post on seems to have some problems. I am not going to get into it, but  ...  I am here now!!

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 02, 2017, 08:22:00 am
Welcome, stupid ! 😂
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on October 02, 2017, 08:56:01 am
GHOST FACERS!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 02, 2017, 11:48:52 am
For those of you creeping over here and wondering if/why you are on ignore.

It's not because you disagree with me but because of your style of discussion.

For the record, I like intelligent posters who disagree with me.  Failing that, at least be able to listen, think a little and talk.

[edited to remove momentary expression of vitriol]
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: gh0sthacked on October 10, 2017, 12:35:33 pm
GHOST FACERS!

Yes I am here,  the last nail in my coffin at the other site was put in the other day. So , hopefully I'll have a better experience here.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: gh0sthacked on October 10, 2017, 12:40:11 pm
For those of you creeping over here and wondering if/why you are on ignore.

It's not because you disagree with me but because of your style of discussion.

For the record, I like intelligent posters who disagree with me.  Failing that, at least be able to listen, think a little and talk.

[edited to remove momentary expression of vitriol]

Sounds like a 'you' problem.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 10, 2017, 12:40:56 pm
Never said it wasn't.  Please delete my quote, as I edited it.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on October 10, 2017, 01:11:58 pm
welcome to the dark side Ghost.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 10, 2017, 01:15:39 pm
Did you change your name ??
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on October 10, 2017, 01:29:45 pm
Did you change your name ??

No, just my face.   ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: gh0sthacked on October 10, 2017, 01:35:28 pm
Never said it wasn't.  Please delete my quote, as I edited it.

Nah, let's keep it. Unless moderation wants to remove it. :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 10, 2017, 02:17:56 pm
Nah, let's keep it. Unless moderation wants to remove it. :D

Thanks for nothing.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on October 10, 2017, 04:18:39 pm
Vitriol can be refreshing.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 10, 2017, 04:47:31 pm
I regret things that I say in anger, even though it doesn't happen often.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on October 10, 2017, 04:51:39 pm
I modified the quote to reflect your current post, FYI.  I would do the same for anyone.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: gh0sthacked on October 10, 2017, 05:04:32 pm
I modified the quote to reflect your current post, FYI.  I would do the same for anyone.

I liked the original. Gave us a true sense of what MH was thinking.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on October 10, 2017, 06:37:16 pm
I liked the original. Gave us a true sense of what MH was thinking.

Perhaps - but it's content that he generated, and is his to take back if he wants to.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on October 10, 2017, 06:57:23 pm
I think I've only really lost my temper a couple of times in my life. The last time was an old man who was honking and swerving his car at me while I was minding my own business riding my bike. I enjoyed having the opportunity to get in his face and scream at him. I had such a good time letting out my rage that I wasn't even angry anymore before I was done yelling.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on October 14, 2017, 09:51:44 am
I think I've only really lost my temper a couple of times in my life. The last time was an old man who was honking and swerving his car at me while I was minding my own business riding my bike. I enjoyed having the opportunity to get in his face and scream at him. I had such a good time letting out my rage that I wasn't even angry anymore before I was done yelling.

Elderphobe.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on October 14, 2017, 11:25:01 am
More of a swervophobe.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on October 16, 2017, 09:22:16 am
Elderphobe.
Sorry. I realize now it might have been you.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on October 16, 2017, 09:35:07 am
bubberphobia
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on October 16, 2017, 04:14:00 pm
Sorry. I realize now it might have been you.

Nah, I'd have shot you.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on October 16, 2017, 04:14:23 pm
bubberphobia

What happened to your fucking name?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 02, 2017, 05:39:43 pm
Need more posters. 

Emotionally - Stable
Mentally - Sharp & interesting
Physically - It would be interesting to have fewer middled aged white Ontario males just saying :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 02, 2017, 07:53:26 pm
Need more posters. 

Emotionally - Stable
Mentally - Sharp & interesting
Physically - It would be interesting to have fewer middled aged white Ontario males just saying :D

Are you suggesting JMT implement some kind of diversity quota system? 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 02, 2017, 08:05:23 pm
Just post on some other forum to get people.  But not 'Ontario guys who make ships in bottles' or whatever...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 10, 2017, 03:03:58 pm
I see your looking for more posters, before you get all excited i was also a member of Maple leaf forums, and posted under Army guy . If that creates any issues for some of you, I will understand and will seek another web site.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 10, 2017, 03:31:44 pm
I see your looking for more posters, before you get all excited i was also a member of Maple leaf forums, and posted under Army guy . If that creates any issues for some of you, I will understand and will seek another web site.

Was totally hoping you would show up!  No problem as far as I am concerned.  :)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 10, 2017, 04:07:18 pm
I see your looking for more posters, before you get all excited i was also a member of Maple leaf forums, and posted under Army guy . If that creates any issues for some of you, I will understand and will seek another web site.

Why would that be an issue?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 10, 2017, 04:41:49 pm
I see your looking for more posters, before you get all excited i was also a member of Maple leaf forums, and posted under Army guy . If that creates any issues for some of you, I will understand and will seek another web site.

Yay! You're here!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 10, 2017, 05:20:46 pm
Why would that be an issue?

I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 10, 2017, 05:41:21 pm
I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.

Nobody is everyone's favorite poster, though i suspect there are a couple who could vie for least favorite.   ;)   
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 10, 2017, 06:21:17 pm
I suspect Kimmy is everyone's favorite poster.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 10, 2017, 07:08:24 pm
I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.

We all get irritating sometimes.  Anyone is welcome, as long as they make themselves welcome.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 10, 2017, 09:54:47 pm
Thanks, it is good to be in a place not full of crazies....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on November 11, 2017, 12:51:34 am
I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.

Fuckíem...

Oh wait...   was I one of them??
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 08:36:23 am
I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.

Are you from Ontario ?  Hope not.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 08:36:36 am
I suspect Kimmy is everyone's favorite poster.

Love her.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 08:37:36 am
Thanks, it is good to be in a place not full of crazies....

The 9/11 Communist is an embarrassment.  If I had the forum I would boot wingnuts.  Assholes, unfortunately, may be necessary.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2017, 12:14:54 pm
Your safe MH, not from Ontario. from Maritimes....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2017, 12:20:36 pm
We had couple words, and well i'm sure we are not going to hold hands and take long walks on the beach, i'm sure we can be civil. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 11, 2017, 01:06:52 pm
I'm not everyone's favorite poster, there are some that may have been some bad blood with me,  and i thought that might be an issue.

I think we all came here with the same dream. That dream: to find a better message board.  A message board with less conspiritards, less USA-USA trolls, less Turkish state propaganda, less idiots, less mentally-ill people with keyboards.

We didn't come to create an ideological echo chamber. We came to create a new home where we can talk about our differences without having to talk about why WTC7 fell on its own or why Turkey is actually the ultimate evolution of human governance.

That is our journey, Robert. Welcome aboard.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 01:17:48 pm
Your safe MH, not from Ontario. from Maritimes....

Oh ?  Which part.  I know 1/2 of 1/2 of the Maritimes.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 01:19:11 pm
We had couple words, and well i'm sure we are not going to hold hands and take long walks on the beach, i'm sure we can be civil.

Who ? 

If I don't like you I will treat you as I wish.  I'm not a moderator here so I don't have any obligation.  That said, I am as wrong as anyone else on a regular basis so nobody should take my vastly superior intelligence as arrogance !   :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 01:25:13 pm
I think we all came here with the same dream. That dream: to find a better message board.  A message board with less conspiritards, less USA-USA trolls, less Turkish state propaganda, less idiots, less mentally-ill people with keyboards.

FFS: It's FEWER not 'less'.  Fewer grammar dolts, not LESS grammar dolts.

I think BC is smart but most left-of-centres hate him because he bothers their nationalist sensibilities.  Go figure on THAT one... Anyway, he has a lot of knowledge, and fills in nationalist blind spots, which I like.  But it's too much USA USA, as you imply, and the moderators could never get on the same page as to how to tag that.  He is/was the #1 poster on walking the line with regards to rules.  Oddly, he hated MY guts and refused to deal with me as a mod.  I suspect it was because I found the contradiction in his value system after years of looking and he took a little snit.  It's good to believe in something, and I envy him for believing in his country.

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We didn't come to create an ideological echo chamber. We came to create a new home where we can talk about our differences without having to talk about why WTC7 fell on its own or why Turkey is actually the ultimate evolution of human governance.

The 9/11 and slipper Nazis are fully free to f*** off.  The Turkish teen is annoying and I would have suspended her more but still brings a different perspective at least.

But, yes, you have laid out the floor plan for this tawdry meeting place quite nicely.
 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 11, 2017, 02:58:14 pm
I think we all came here with the same dream. That dream: to find a better message board.  A message board with less conspiritards, less USA-USA trolls, less Turkish state propaganda, less idiots, less mentally-ill people with keyboards.

We didn't come to create an ideological echo chamber. We came to create a new home where we can talk about our differences without having to talk about why WTC7 fell on its own or why Turkey is actually the ultimate evolution of human governance.

That is our journey, Robert. Welcome aboard.

 -k
I came here because I was told I could delete my posts here. Oh and Smallc and I got talking about Charles repeatedly saying ďif you donít like it, start your own board.Ē
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 11, 2017, 03:14:32 pm
It always appeared to me that no matter how much BC trolled, or how insulting HE would get they always seemed to get away with it. The moderating seemed a fair way out of balance.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 11, 2017, 03:18:58 pm
No, he was just the best at figuring out how to stay in bounds.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 11, 2017, 05:23:27 pm
As if the boundaries werenít subjective...    ::)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2017, 07:19:36 pm
Oromocto, New Brunswick just outside of Fredericton.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 11, 2017, 07:23:18 pm
Who ? 

If I don't like you I will treat you as I wish.  I'm not a moderator here so I don't have any obligation.  That said, I am as wrong as anyone else on a regular basis so nobody should take my vastly superior intelligence as arrogance !   :D


I'll try not to confuse the two.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 11:07:36 am
But, yes, you have laid out the floor plan for this tawdry meeting place quite nicely.

Unfortunately, with JMT's family illness we might get those people here and nobody will be around to boot them...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 11:13:48 am
As if the boundaries werenít subjective...    ::)

Sure, but so is the Supreme Court right ?

The moderators had criteria that were used.  If you think that's bullshit, or I'm lying or that we were all crazy then there is no more to discuss.

If you accept that we had criteria, he assessed it over years and ensured that he could play it back.  For example, he was very good at figuring out when he could bring the US into a discussion, usually after a Canadian poster had dropped a US reference into the thread.  Or, if not, just doing it so that we didn't notice it.

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 11:38:08 am
If you accept that we had criteria, he assessed it over years and ensured that he could play it back.  For example, he was very good at figuring out when he could bring the US into a discussion, usually after a Canadian poster had dropped a US reference into the thread.  Or, if not, just doing it so that we didn't notice it.

Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 11:44:07 am
Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.

That's even more nebulous, though, and harder to pick up on.  Certain left-of-centre posters had a distinctly snide tone but wasn't objectively discernable by a majority of mods.

A sketch illustrating the perils of reading intent into written text:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6_JZec_MIU
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 12, 2017, 03:34:01 pm
Bringing the US into it would not necessarily be the criteria. It would be HOW it was brought in. Was it a 'naha, nah, mine's bigger than YOURS is!" way, which I saw frequently? Then it's trolling.

He knows he can derail any thread he feels like by trolling easy-to-rile users with obvious bait.  And Chuck lets him do it because Chuck is convinced that he's a brilliant visionary.

If I was the sheriff over there I'd have deleted a lot more of that dog-shit.  But Chuck made clear where he stood on the subject, so I didn't feel like I had any say in it.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 03:41:23 pm
   And Chuck lets him do it because Chuck is convinced that he's a brilliant visionary.

Unfair.

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If I was the sheriff over there I'd have deleted a lot more of that dog-shit.  But Chuck made clear where he stood on the subject, so I didn't feel like I had any say in it.
 

I don't think that's fair either.  I felt like I was listened to, and we had a few issues pushed back as I recall.  I don't believe in the overall philosophy of allowing kooks to post more shit than there could ever be good material.  But that's something else.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 03:58:24 pm
Am I mistaken or have we had way more posts here this weekend than ever before?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 04:05:05 pm
I have started a new job, which is stressful, so I have been posting a lot and getting responses too.  It's how I 'kick back'.

I have learned a bit about attitudes, generally, about the Weinstein revelations.  Also some new ideas as to how the forum could work better.  I put posters for which I have no respect and have no interest on 'ignore'.  When I go there there often are many new posts but all from users on 'ignore' so I just mark the site as read.  The ones I don't have on 'ignore' are mostly posting here anyway.

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 04:10:00 pm
I have started a new job, which is stressful, so I have been posting a lot and getting responses too.  It's how I 'kick back'.

I have learned a bit about attitudes, generally, about the Weinstein revelations.  Also some new ideas as to how the forum could work better.  I put posters for which I have no respect and have no interest on 'ignore'.  When I go there there often are many new posts but all from users on 'ignore' so I just mark the site as read.  The ones I don't have on 'ignore' are mostly posting here anyway.

I was only talking about here - and not specifically about you. Every time I pop in there's like 5 other people here, and in previous occasions there usually was no one or maybe one.

That other place is largely a desert.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 04:22:50 pm
I was only talking about here - and not specifically about you. Every time I pop in there's like 5 other people here, and in previous occasions there usually was no one or maybe one.

Ok ... but if there are posts from us (you are also posting quite a bit as well as some others) then people will come to respond, and will stick around longer and check it more.

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That other place is largely a desert.

If you say so but I haven't noticed that.  Just that I have nobody to post to there.  a couple others are worth talking to still...

Edited to remove member from other forum.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 04:37:04 pm
Ok ... but if there are posts from us (you are also posting quite a bit as well as some others) then people will come to respond, and will stick around longer and check it more.

If you say so but I haven't noticed that.  Just that I have nobody to post to there.  a couple others are worth talking to still...

I meant a desert for intelligent conversation.

Edited to remove name of member from other forum.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 05:19:55 pm
I meant a desert for intelligent conversation.

Edited to remove name of member - no relevant content left in reply.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 12, 2017, 06:05:55 pm
I meant a desert for intelligent conversation.

You do comprehend HE's comments well enough it seems. He truly is a conspirator, or maybe he's just a troll hiding in conspirator clothing.

Edited to remove name of member and insult.  Please refrain from insulting other members.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 12, 2017, 06:29:02 pm
Might I remind everyone to refrain from mentioning members from other websites....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 13, 2017, 12:19:47 am
I briefly checked in a few minutes ago.  A long time member and movie-review enthusiast has a fascinating new theory.  Tesla = Hollywood/Kevin Spacey = cool kids and selfies. He has decided to sell his shares in Tesla based on this new analysis.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 13, 2017, 12:22:17 am
He truly is a conspirator, or maybe he's just a troll hiding in conspirator clothing.

A conspirator is someone who is part of a conspiracy.

Someone who believes in absurd conspiracy theories is not a conspirator.  They are a conspiritard.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 13, 2017, 05:57:11 am
I briefly checked in a few minutes ago.  A long time member and movie-review enthusiast has a fascinating new theory.  Tesla = Hollywood/Kevin Spacey = cool kids and selfies. He has decided to sell his shares in Tesla based on this new analysis.

 -k

Isn't that a way old post ?  Let me check.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 13, 2017, 05:58:12 am
Yep.  One week old and still inscrutable and nothing we can respond to.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 14, 2017, 09:10:04 am
Yep.  One week old and still inscrutable and nothing we can respond to.
I can't respond to anything.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 14, 2017, 10:43:42 am
I made some comments on some posts - please read back through and kindly heed the advice.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 16, 2017, 08:50:37 pm
Do smallc and cybercoma want to join my club ?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 16, 2017, 08:52:11 pm
Do smallc and cybercoma want to join my club ?
Ēi donít want to join any club that wants people like me as a member.Ē
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 16, 2017, 09:02:08 pm
Do smallc and cybercoma want to join my club ?

Your what?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 16, 2017, 09:07:43 pm
Your what?
I think we have to wear assless chaps and camp in a desert. I mean, thatís cool and all, but the sand has got to get everywhere and Iím just not too keen on having my undercarriage sandblasted.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 16, 2017, 09:19:54 pm
I think we have to wear assless chaps and camp in a desert. I mean, thatís cool and all, but the sand has got to get everywhere and Iím just not too keen on having my undercarriage sandblasted.

Thinking of that makes me wish I was circumcised, if I have to join such a club...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 16, 2017, 09:25:25 pm
Don't know what you are talking about.  There is zero sand in the desert I camp in so...

No... Invision has a new CLUBS feature.  Maybe I can get you in to my club. 

Interested ?  I am paying new members $1 HardnerCyberBuck
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 17, 2017, 05:47:14 am
Cricket sounds.

Seriously, would it not be better to have one place to go ?  I vow to keep out nutters and trolls as defined by you.

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 17, 2017, 05:47:55 am
the advantage to MLW is that good fresh posters are more likely to find that site than this one which has no Google footprint... and even worse theming than MLW sorry to say...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 17, 2017, 11:49:54 am
Really?

Wow.  Tough crowd.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 17, 2017, 12:57:40 pm
Don't know what you are talking about.  There is zero sand in the desert I camp in so...

No... Invision has a new CLUBS feature.  Maybe I can get you in to my club. 

Interested ?  I am paying new members $1 HardnerCyberBuck
Maybe you're getting Alzheimer's in your old age, but I've been banned from that forum for months now. We're not talking suspended. I'm fully banned. And honestly, I care so little about that place that I'm not using a damn proxy to create a new account.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 17, 2017, 01:11:14 pm
Really?

Wow.  Tough crowd.

Yeah, I"m not interested in going back there, I like the "club" here and think JMT has a nice light touch as moderator.  But I am sure if you build it, the people will come, no need to get buy-in ahead of time.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 17, 2017, 03:56:59 pm
Seriously, would it not be better to have one place to go ?  I vow to keep out nutters and trolls as defined by you.

I go to several places.  This is one of them.  Anyone is free to come here or not.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 17, 2017, 05:20:27 pm
Meh.  Well.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 17, 2017, 05:20:53 pm
Fine
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 17, 2017, 06:22:03 pm
Sorry.  I'm just not big on going back to MLW.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 18, 2017, 11:30:55 am
I put an actual PHD on ignore today ! :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 18, 2017, 05:48:30 pm
I put an actual PHD on ignore today ! :D
You can join Timís club now.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 18, 2017, 05:54:33 pm
Which club ?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 18, 2017, 05:58:24 pm
The club for ignoring PhDs.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 18, 2017, 06:22:20 pm
I guess we will have to adopt to the new way together.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 18, 2017, 06:42:32 pm
Sorry.  I'm just not big on going back to MLW.

A quick scan of their "leader board" might suggest who anyone wouldn't be.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on November 18, 2017, 06:51:14 pm
A quick scan of their "leader board" might suggest who anyone wouldn't be.

I'm only beating you by a squeak, and you have far fewer posts...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 19, 2017, 10:39:08 am
What is this talk about moving?  I think the new homestead is really rounding into form!

  -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 19, 2017, 10:59:54 am
Moving?

I never left.  Anybody who joins my club from here gets to be a mod, but we follow JMT rules.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Robert on November 19, 2017, 04:37:40 pm
Greg has asked me to pass on the following statement, and im doing this as a one time favor to him, this does not mean i am working for greg or MLF.

Ok, I absolutely do not want to lose more people, and I'd like a few of those posters to return.

I'm not talking about anything formal I just need a few level headed members  who can provide feedback to me on things that are particularly troublesome in the forums.

How about this... I'll start a private club and then we can invite some of these disgruntled members (the one's that have left) to come into the club and share their thoughts with me privately.

Some folks, particularly those that have left, think I don't care what they think... they're wrong.  I want to make this forum a welcoming place for everyone, it's just that whenever there was a particular thread that was started by someone who was pissed off about something (another poster, moderation action, etc) it almost always devolved into a negative shit show - with little valuable that I can actually act on.

If you could relay  that message back to those you've been in contact with, I'd really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on November 19, 2017, 05:11:57 pm
Greg has asked me to pass on the following statement, and im doing this as a one time favor to him, this does not mean i am working for greg or MLF.

Quote
Ok, I absolutely do not want to lose more people, and I'd like a few of those posters to return.

I'm not talking about anything formal I just need a few level headed members  who can provide feedback to me on things that are particularly troublesome in the forums.

How about this... I'll start a private club and then we can invite some of these disgruntled members (the one's that have left) to come into the club and share their thoughts with me privately.

Some folks, particularly those that have left, think I don't care what they think... they're wrong.  I want to make this forum a welcoming place for everyone, it's just that whenever there was a particular thread that was started by someone who was pissed off about something (another poster, moderation action, etc) it almost always devolved into a negative shit show - with little valuable that I can actually act on.

If you could relay  that message back to those you've been in contact with, I'd really appreciate it.


bullshyte! Thread after thread included hundreds of posts from dozens of MLW members raising concerns - absentee landlord "Greg" chose to ignore those threads; chose to rely on the continuing failed moderation that was at the heart of why many, many posters left MLW... some now present here. All the feedback he presumes to ask for now is present in those threads. Comments from some of the current members here who still, on occasion check in at MLW, suggest nothing has changed in terms of the failed ChasMan moderation. Get stuffed Greg.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: BC_cheque on November 19, 2017, 07:12:49 pm
Yeah I think itís too little too late considering he shut down the thread where we voiced our concerns about the moderation and told us all to go find another forum if weíre not happy.  That was such a telling moment about what we can expect in terms of improvement for the board.

And why send ĎRobertí to relay this message?  Why not come here personally?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 19, 2017, 09:16:23 pm
I suspect the moderation is what led a lot of people to leave. Totally unbalanced.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on November 19, 2017, 09:39:06 pm
The Mod is a conspiracy nut with like-minded fellows and right wing whackos running the place.  No thanks.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 20, 2017, 06:18:39 am
There's no reason to punish people.  Really, all of these things are entertainment provided by each of us, and services provided by the moderators.  I was positive about MLW, as I was about my issues with it.  Eventually, it was time to leave and so I felt that I was free to follow good conversations here.

But I post in both places.  If clubs make for good conversations at MLW also, I see no reason to not use them.  The functionality is still nascent though.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on November 20, 2017, 09:15:39 am
Quote
Dear Gentle Sirs,

 It is not my Desire to lose more Colonies. In fact I do wish for some Colonies to return! I propose a Dialogue be established, where by we might discuss the Grievances of the Colonies, with hope of reuniting our great Empire.

Sincerely,
Your Pal George.

 -ps, totally not mad

Letter from King George III to the Thirteen Colonies, circa 1779.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 20, 2017, 09:47:02 am
If he did something about the conspiracy theorist who takes every fucking topic and makes it into a 9/11 thread or how evil the West is, and if he did something about the rabid Muslim who thinks Erdogan is the world's saviour and women should be totally covered up (not herself, though, obviously....just other women) continually posts "top secret" insider info with absolutely no sources or cites....maybe.  A quick look over there a few times - it looks like a jihadi recruitment board with a few real topics thrown in to make it look legit.  I don't know, that's my take on it.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 20, 2017, 10:21:10 am
If he did something about the conspiracy theorist who takes every fucking topic and makes it into a 9/11 thread or how evil the West is, and if he did something about the rabid Muslim who thinks Erdogan is the world's saviour and women should be totally covered up (not herself, though, obviously....just other women) continually posts "top secret" insider info with absolutely no sources or cites....maybe.  A quick look over there a few times - it looks like a jihadi recruitment board with a few real topics thrown in to make it look legit.  I don't know, that's my take on it.

He's gotten rid of the 9/11 guy.  Some people like the Turkish girl and her topics, even though she's pretty hard to actually 'debate' with, being prone to ignore those who disagree with her.    She's prolific for sure and pretty single-minded, but no more so than other posters.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 20, 2017, 10:25:38 am
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He's gotten rid of the 9/11 guy.

Or just put him on sabbatical?  I would be very surprised if he got rid of him.  He seemed very well protected.

 
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Some people like the Turkish girl and her topics

I have serious doubts it is a "Turkish girl".  She's put almost everyone  on ignore, and has said a few times that she's not there to discuss anything - she's there to teach us.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 20, 2017, 11:26:05 am
Or just put him on sabbatical?  I would be very surprised if he got rid of him.  He seemed very well protected.
You might be right.  Robert's message said Greg had got rid of him, but I just did a search and he still shows up as member although he hasn't posted since November 10.  Cybercoma, on the other hand, shows up as 'suspended'.   

 
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I have serious doubts it is a "Turkish girl".  She's put almost everyone  on ignore, and has said a few times that she's not there to discuss anything - she's there to teach us.
To me, she seems just like an immature, entitled 16-year-old girl.  But she's smart, and a thinker so maybe she'll outgrow that and realize ignoring people isn't productive and that she doesn't actually know everything or have all the answers.  Or maybe she'll grow up to be a female leader in the 'oppressive' style so common in that part of the world.   I don't see her commitment to sticking to her own facts despite alternate evidence as any different than many other posters, really.  We're all guilty of that to some degree.

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 20, 2017, 11:27:05 am
Well, I'm banned. So I won't be returning.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 20, 2017, 11:38:36 am
Well, I'm banned. So I won't be returning.

What if you were unbanned and Greg posted a public apology?

I don't see me going back there either. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 20, 2017, 12:34:54 pm
Me neither. It seems to me the place has become a classic case of the patients have taken over the asylum. Between conspiracies, insults, and emoticons, the place has bogged down.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on November 20, 2017, 01:11:38 pm
What if you were unbanned and Greg posted a public apology?

I don't see me going back there either.

When Greg wanted to dialogue with me, I brought up Cybercoma, and he didnít answer back, so, Iím guessing itís not happening.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 20, 2017, 03:42:06 pm
Or just put him on sabbatical?  I would be very surprised if he got rid of him.  He seemed very well protected.
I have serious doubts it is a "Turkish girl".  She's put almost everyone  on ignore, and has said a few times that she's not there to discuss anything - she's there to teach us.

Those two might be daunted if you could actually tell them how full of shit they are, but responding with even mild mockery gets you in trouble with the moderation, particularly with regard to the 'turkish' girl. Half the threads in the US section are started by either her or that idiot loonie of the far left who hates America and the West and who can't be told to shut the fuck up. If I was moderating those two would be gone and the American troll would find every trolllish post deleted until he got more circumspect about dick waving (except when justified).
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 20, 2017, 03:44:03 pm
To me, she seems just like an immature, entitled 16-year-old girl.  But she's smart, and a thinker

Who regularly and unthinkingly regurgitates the ridiculous propaganda from the Turkish government - which makes her neither smart nor a thinker.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 20, 2017, 04:04:04 pm
Who regularly and unthinkingly regurgitates the ridiculous propaganda from the Turkish government - which makes her neither smart nor a thinker.

Not to mention the wonky religious beliefs - women should be all covered up (except herself, judging by the profile pics), Jews should all be killed, Rah Rah Allah, plans for world domination, updated Ignore lists, top secret insider info on what the Turkish government and Turkish army is planning (no links, of course) etc etc

I'm with you - neither smart, nor a thinker.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 20, 2017, 04:30:34 pm
Who regularly and unthinkingly regurgitates the ridiculous propaganda from the Turkish government - which makes her neither smart nor a thinker.

When I was 16, I regularly regurgitated Jehovah's Witness crap.  Even went door to door and aspired to be a Pioneer, devoting 100 hours a month to evangalizing.   In terms of how I spoke to my friends and family, I was.probably as insufferable as this girl.  But I changed.

Watched a program yesterday featuring the granddaughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.  She told people they were going to hell, picketed soldier"s funerals, advocated for jailing, even killing gays, for the first 20+ years of her life.  Then she realized the error of her ways and speaks on Ted Talks about her experience.  People do change.  Especially young people.

The Turkish girl abandonned her parent's belief system looking for something different.  I think she's still looking.  But hey, we can agree to disagree.   
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 20, 2017, 04:42:56 pm
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I think she's still looking.

Judging by her consistent stance that she is not on the forum to learn anything, only to teach the rest of us horrible Westerners and the bugeoning Ignore list, it doesn't seem to me that it's still looking.

Quote
But hey, we can agree to disagree.   

Agree.  :)


Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 21, 2017, 05:14:38 am
I think the mod asked us to not talk about people on here.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 21, 2017, 07:46:30 am
What if you were unbanned and Greg posted a public apology?

I don't see me going back there either.
Nope. I told him for years the direction that the forum was taking and he didnít listen then. Now that itís a dumpster fire he wants to put it out. He had every chance to address the issues and didnít.

As a first step among many, he needs to get rid of Charles as a moderator and he wonít. Charles is an anarchist with a soft spot for gadflies. Thatís why he sees trolling as productive discussion. But heís also a rabid conspiracy theorist, so heís irrational. Itís this irrationality that makes him inconsistent with the application of the rules. He only sees what he wants to.

Kimmy, from the sounds of it, tried to make a difference and threw her hands up in exasperation because thereís no reasoning with someone like that.

So no. I wonít go back even if Iím unbanned. Especially because Greg takes the Facebook view that he OWNS your intellectual property thatís posted to his website. Youíre not allowed to delete your posts because they donít belong to you. Theyíre the property of the forum. I fundamentally disagree with that.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 21, 2017, 07:47:46 am
Who regularly and unthinkingly regurgitates the ridiculous propaganda from the Turkish government - which makes her neither smart nor a thinker.
Chances are sheís just a sock puppet account and not actually a real person.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 21, 2017, 12:34:47 pm
Nope. I told him for years the direction that the forum was taking and he didnít listen then. Now that itís a dumpster fire he wants to put it out. He had every chance to address the issues and didnít.

As a first step among many, he needs to get rid of Charles as a moderator and he wonít. Charles is an anarchist with a soft spot for gadflies. Thatís why he sees trolling as productive discussion. But heís also a rabid conspiracy theorist, so heís irrational. Itís this irrationality that makes him inconsistent with the application of the rules. He only sees what he wants to.

Kimmy, from the sounds of it, tried to make a difference and threw her hands up in exasperation because thereís no reasoning with someone like that.

So no. I wonít go back even if Iím unbanned. Especially because Greg takes the Facebook view that he OWNS your intellectual property thatís posted to his website. Youíre not allowed to delete your posts because they donít belong to you. Theyíre the property of the forum. I fundamentally disagree with that.

I buy your assertion as to CA being a conspiracy theorist. It seemed I got in trouble with him when I challenged HE on his 9-11 nonsense. Birds of a feather perhaps?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on November 21, 2017, 04:52:48 pm
I figured it was common knowledge.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on December 11, 2017, 03:09:31 am
I took a brief glance through the old homestead, got to the part where two alt-right morons and the Turkish twat were trying to devise a "final solution" for gay-people, and said "fuck this shit."

If Greg is perplexed as to why people have left, maybe he should read some of the threads once in a while.

 =====

August was also in the thread, spouting absurdist nonsense to an imaginary audience. Who would have guessed?  In my opinion, viewers will not be fooled.


 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 11, 2017, 06:04:01 am
I am scratching my head at the state of affairs. 

For my part, I am trying to get one club to face its failings.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on December 11, 2017, 06:26:12 am
You two have to admit that I called it.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 11, 2017, 06:36:44 am
Called what, exactly ?

I am reluctant to make calls as in actual predictions.  Even on election night 2016 I told my companions that I wasn't sure Clinton would win.

I have expressed, however, that at some point one has to pick one principle/value over another and in the case of running a forum like MLW, it came down to 'free speech' vs 'quality speech'.   People should be free to enter, and express themselves within limits.  At some point, though, you have to show some people the door.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on December 11, 2017, 06:50:08 am
"Free speech" doesn't mean consequence free. That's the issue. Free speech is a principle for good government, meaning the government should not be allowed to punish people for criticizing them. It doesn't mean that you get to spread fear and promote hatred without consequences.

But hey, they'll either figure that out or they won't. I don't care anymore, since, y'know, I'm banned for making it a point to show that we don't control our own content over there.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 11, 2017, 07:13:41 am
I will follow good conversations wherever they are.

Eventually they will grow, and spill over into "the" public sphere, I am convinced.  Today, people still talk about politics as though social media doesn't exist.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 21, 2017, 06:22:32 pm
FIND NEW MEMBERSHIP.

Find people who are interesting.  Invite them here.  Simple.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on December 22, 2017, 11:58:21 am
FIND NEW MEMBERSHIP.

Find people who are interesting.  Invite them here.  Simple.
Who did you invite?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 22, 2017, 05:08:50 pm
I asked Kimmy to invite some.  But I invite people also.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on January 05, 2018, 05:37:13 pm
Well, big milestone for this forum I think: 

- I tried googling "Canadian politics message board" and this site now shows up on the 1st page of google results. 
- I then tried googling "Canadian politics forum" and we're also on the 1st page of results.  Changing it slightly to googling "Canadian politics forum" gets this site on the 2nd page of results.
- "Canada politics forum" and "Canada political forum" gets this site on the 1st page of results.
- "Canada politics message board" and Canada political message board" gets us on the 2nd page of results.

So we're actually at the point where we could possibly get new membership that's not from "the old site", but there's still several Canadian political message boards that come before us in the google results so it may not be many if they come at all.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on January 05, 2018, 07:35:16 pm
Not to be critical but is theming something we could put in easily ?  The site looks like middle school toilet paper.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 05, 2018, 07:44:33 pm
There are other themes.  This is the most neutral.  Iíll demo some others for you over the next few days.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on January 05, 2018, 07:50:13 pm
Holy shit, be careful what you wish for !  It's like The Shining in here now !  :D

I still like it better btw.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on January 05, 2018, 07:58:20 pm
REDRUM
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on January 05, 2018, 08:24:10 pm
I feel cheerier already. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: TimG on January 05, 2018, 08:35:08 pm
Angry red - not a good look for a forum where discussions can get heated.
Perhaps a royal blue?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2018, 08:42:30 pm
"Angry Red" is probably more applicable to that "other place" especially recently.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on January 05, 2018, 08:48:40 pm
Sod the St Patrick theme...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2018, 08:57:19 pm
Maybe a revolving set of themes to usher in the next stat. holiday. We have at least one a month in Canada.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on January 05, 2018, 08:59:55 pm
Maybe a revolving set of themes to usher in the next stat. holiday. We have at least one a month in Canada.

Maybe it's my computer, but currently you could say revolting, not revolving.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 05, 2018, 09:03:07 pm
Apparently weíre stuck with shamrocks now?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 05, 2018, 09:04:18 pm
Apparently weíre stuck with shamrocks now?

Scratch that - got rid of them.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2018, 09:08:16 pm
Lets try a tan color
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on January 05, 2018, 09:29:02 pm
Pumpkins ?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 05, 2018, 09:31:44 pm
Pumpkins ?

I like the theme.  Iím trying to modify it to get rid of the pumpkin picture.  I havenít found it in the code.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 05, 2018, 09:43:58 pm
Who doesn't like pumpkins: you can carve scary faces in them and scare the hell out of the little kids on Halloween, make a great tasting pie out of the guts of them, and if you set them on a fence post and hit'em with a 12 guage you get this beautiful orange shower.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on January 05, 2018, 10:33:12 pm
Orange is a gross colour.

Clearly the colour scheme is what's keeping the thousands of new members away!

I suggest putting the word "forum" or "message board" in the title of these boards like " Canadian Political Events - Message Board" so that shows up on google's search page.

Keep in mind that MLW is the #1 search result for "Canadian politics message board" and every other combo and how few new members that site has had the last few years.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on January 06, 2018, 12:16:01 am
The red accent is nice.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 06, 2018, 02:11:23 am
Orange is a gross colour.

Clearly the colour scheme is what's keeping the thousands of new members away!

I suggest putting the word "forum" or "message board" in the title of these boards like " Canadian Political Events - Message Board" so that shows up on google's search page.

Keep in mind that MLW is the #1 search result for "Canadian politics message board" and every other combo and how few new members that site has had the last few years.

And have you noticed how most of the posters on MLW that have either remained behind, or joined anew, seem to have a lot of red in their necks? I think Waldo summed it up rather succinctly as "shyteshow"
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 06, 2018, 11:35:04 am
Iíve added a slogan including the words message board.  Iíve also added words to the search results.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on January 06, 2018, 04:32:09 pm
And have you noticed how most of the posters on MLW that have either remained behind, or joined anew, seem to have a lot of red in their necks? I think Waldo summed it up rather succinctly as "shyteshow"

I think you and Waldo both define anyone who doesn't have an alter to Fidel Castro as a redneck.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on January 06, 2018, 04:35:25 pm
Orange is a gross colour.

Loblaws must disagree with you.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on January 06, 2018, 08:12:46 pm
I think you and Waldo both define anyone who doesn't have an alter to Fidel Castro as a redneck.

Rednecks do tend to have that sort of reaction to being called out. Of course you are free to support Fidel at your leisure. That of course you will recognize as a bit of a mimic of another right wing rednecked, slightly DOPy guy from "the other place. Oh what fun.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on January 06, 2018, 10:57:48 pm
Are you guys fighting on the 'find new membership' thread ?

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on January 07, 2018, 04:34:30 am
The first rule of find new membership fight club....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on January 07, 2018, 07:20:14 pm
Are you guys fighting on the 'find new membership' thread ?
It makes this place more attractive...no?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: BC_cheque on January 08, 2018, 05:16:16 pm
Loblaws must disagree with you.

And NDP.

Not surprisingly, my favourite colour too.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on February 12, 2018, 03:41:18 pm
Greg has asked me to pass on the following statement, and im doing this as a one time favor to him, this does not mean i am working for greg or MLF.

Ok, I absolutely do not want to lose more people, and I'd like a few of those posters to return.

I'm not talking about anything formal I just need a few level headed members  who can provide feedback to me on things that are particularly troublesome in the forums.

How about this... I'll start a private club and then we can invite some of these disgruntled members (the one's that have left) to come into the club and share their thoughts with me privately.

Some folks, particularly those that have left, think I don't care what they think... they're wrong.  I want to make this forum a welcoming place for everyone, it's just that whenever there was a particular thread that was started by someone who was pissed off about something (another poster, moderation action, etc) it almost always devolved into a negative shit show - with little valuable that I can actually act on.

If you could relay  that message back to those you've been in contact with, I'd really appreciate it.

GIMME A BREAK.  Waldo had a great reply to this.  We've all tried to give feedback, constantly over the years to Greg and Charles.  If they didn't want to listen it's their fault.  Greg doesn't deserve any of us going back.  I think MH and SirJohn still frequent those dusty chambers, my advice to you guys I'll quote from Kylo Ren:  "Let the past die. Kill it if you have to".  In other words, don't support a shithole by keep posting there.

I PM'd Greg a few months ago after the above post, I gave him some thoughtful feedback, i didn't mince words, i told him it was his fault they didn't listen to us, and told him to fire Charles if he wants any improvement in the forum.  I didn't receive any reply from Greg.  So get bent Greg.

KILL THE KING.
THE KING IS DEAD.
LONG LIVE THE KING (smallc)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on February 12, 2018, 04:30:28 pm
Well, they DID make the thing in the first place so it's not like we're the experts here.  They are. 

I just wish that we could go back a few years - there were much better people on there then.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on February 12, 2018, 06:03:43 pm
Well, they DID make the thing in the first place so it's not like we're the experts here.  They are. 

I just wish that we could go back a few years - there were much better people on there then.

Yeah, and it was really good for awhile.  Then they got arrogant and ruined the place.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on February 12, 2018, 07:36:27 pm
I did a little evangelizing. I feel kinda dirty... like a Mormon or a JW.  Nonetheless, I tried to do some recruiting. I need to go take a shower. 

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on February 12, 2018, 09:13:19 pm
Yeah, and it was really good for awhile.   

For a decade or two....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on February 13, 2018, 07:53:27 am
I feel kinda dirty... like a Mormon or a JW.

 -k

I can help you with that.  ;)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Boges on February 23, 2018, 11:56:44 am
I like this forum. The other place still has value though.

If I want to come at something from the right I'll post here. But if I want to come at something from the left, posting here is like preaching to the choir.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on February 23, 2018, 01:07:40 pm
Your #1 mission is to unify the world under a banner of beige miquetoast conformity.  Get out there.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on February 28, 2018, 12:28:05 am
I like this forum. The other place still has value though.

If I want to come at something from the right I'll post here. But if I want to come at something from the left, posting here is like preaching to the choir.

I'm glad you're here. Having posters from across the spectrum keeps things lively!

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on February 28, 2018, 05:36:52 pm
We need more stupid ones though.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 02, 2018, 12:45:03 pm
We need more stupid ones though.

There's a new really stupid one over at the old site I could invite....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on March 02, 2018, 12:54:28 pm
There's a new really stupid one over at the old site I could invite....

no need - you've got it covered
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Boges on March 02, 2018, 01:11:00 pm
I'm convinced a certain member there is a Russian bot.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on March 02, 2018, 01:49:18 pm
Given the scope of the Russian cyber-propaganda campaign, it wouldn't be at all surprising.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 02, 2018, 02:15:17 pm
I'm convinced a certain member there is a Russian bot.

Bots can't respond to posts well, though.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Boges on March 02, 2018, 02:24:10 pm
Bots can't respond to posts well, though.

This poster certainly cant. I guess more of a Russian troll that's only purpose to push a certain narrative is zero nuance.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on March 02, 2018, 03:53:05 pm
I'm convinced a certain member there is a Russian bot.
Вы в нашем списке наблюдателей
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on March 02, 2018, 07:41:32 pm
Bots can't respond to posts well, though.
You havenít been reading much about their methods, have you?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 03, 2018, 09:13:15 am
You havenít been reading much about their methods, have you?

Whose methods ? 

"Bots" are programs that wander the web, register for forums, get past the cyber checking, then post.

The AI isn't there for them to have an intelligent conversation, so I suspect we are talking about different things.  A 'bot' is not a person.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 03, 2018, 11:57:52 am
Whose methods ? 

"Bots" are programs that wander the web, register for forums, get past the cyber checking, then post.

The AI isn't there for them to have an intelligent conversation, so I suspect we are talking about different things.  A 'bot' is not a person.

Well, if its posting from the far left one would not expect the conversation to be intelligent anyway.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on March 03, 2018, 12:44:34 pm
Well, if its posting from the far left one would not expect the conversation to be intelligent anyway.

damn, you need to provide an, ***incoming far-right zinger alert*** with a post like that!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 03, 2018, 12:44:45 pm
Well, if its posting from the far left one would not expect the conversation to be intelligent anyway.

More likely the far right.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 03, 2018, 02:17:40 pm
Well, if its posting from the far left one would not expect the conversation to be intelligent anyway.

The VERY far left and VERY far right are probably more interesting than the far left and right.  Interesting doesn't mean acceptable though.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on March 03, 2018, 02:43:56 pm
This forum is too gang dang active. Over 100 new posts in the past 22 hours, how am I supposed to keep up?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 03, 2018, 02:51:17 pm
This forum is too gang dang active. Over 100 new posts in the past 22 hours, how am I supposed to keep up?

Stop running your fingers along the screen and trying to pronounce each word aloud. That'll speed things up.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 03, 2018, 05:39:32 pm
This forum is too gang dang active. Over 100 new posts in the past 22 hours, how am I supposed to keep up?

I did this.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 04:02:12 pm
Well that's it for me and the (as waldo described it) "shytehole". And yes, charles (shytehole) anthony really is the worst moderator ever. The yaxme's and hotenoughs of the world have found their place.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on March 05, 2018, 09:36:59 pm
Well that's it for me and the (as waldo described it) "shytehole". And yes, charles (shytehole) anthony really is the worst moderator ever. The yaxme's and hotenoughs of the world have found their place.

A ban?  Do you know what for?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on March 05, 2018, 09:40:41 pm
A ban?  Do you know what for?

It's not voluntary?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 09:42:38 pm
A ban?  Do you know what for?

Yes I do. I was discussing with taxme about news sources. He reckoned I was listening to cNN or MSNBC and therefore I was "taking it up the azz" I provided a link to where the Fox news CEO admitted that his source was for "entertainment purposes only" and therefore he was maybe "taking it up the azz" I got banned, he's still there. Not sure what's wrong with that CA dope, but I'm glad to b out of there.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on March 05, 2018, 09:54:27 pm
Yes I do. I was discussing with taxme about news sources. He reckoned I was listening to cNN or MSNBC and therefore I was "taking it up the azz" I provided a link to where the Fox news CEO admitted that his source was for "entertainment purposes only" and therefore he was maybe "taking it up the azz" I got banned, he's still there. Not sure what's wrong with that CA dope, but I'm glad to b out of there.

Perhaps someone complained about your comment, but nobody complained about Taxme's comment; I understand moderation is driven by complaints. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on March 05, 2018, 09:56:36 pm
Yes I do. I was discussing with taxme about news sources. He reckoned I was listening to cNN or MSNBC and therefore I was "taking it up the azz" I provided a link to where the Fox news CEO admitted that his source was for "entertainment purposes only" and therefore he was maybe "taking it up the azz" I got banned, he's still there. Not sure what's wrong with that CA dope, but I'm glad to b out of there.

That is insane.  A warning point at most!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 10:04:31 pm
Perhaps someone complained about your comment, but nobody complained about Taxme's comment; I understand moderation is driven by complaints.

Well as I say, I didn't and wouldn't  make that type of comment, I simply cut/pasted his comment back to him in my reply. So yeah I should have just let that go, but I've long since thought the moderation on that site was warped and now I don't have to worry about that.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 10:08:59 pm
That is insane.  A warning point at most!

I tend to challenge conspiracy theorists and apparently CA is a huge one so he doesn't like me. So ye bye charly. Yep it was nano thermite that brought down the twin towers and the planes crashing into them was all just a phony display from a "super projector".
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on March 05, 2018, 10:16:50 pm
Well as I say, I didn't and wouldn't  make that type of comment, I simply cut/pasted his comment back to him in my reply. So yeah I should have just let that go, but I've long since thought the moderation on that site was warped and now I don't have to worry about that.

Yeah, that's just weird. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 10:53:06 pm
Yeah, that's just weird.

Hey here's something totally off topic but I just feel like making a happy comment. An old work buddy of mine dropped in for a visit a couple of days ago. We worked together here in Canada and then in Africa, South America and Malaysia. We did some shopping and then cooked up a steak and lobster dinner that I can still taste. Then last night he said
"hey have you still got that old Larevie guitar"? and I said of course and handed it to him. I threw a log on the fireplace, and grabbed my basket full of harmonicas and away we went.  We "sang up every song that driver knew" until 2 am. He headed back home to Gabriola this am but I swear there are still musical notes bouncing around this house.
Good times. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on March 05, 2018, 10:55:12 pm
Hey here's something totally off topic but I just feel like making a happy comment. An old work buddy of mine dropped in for a visit a couple of days ago. We worked together here in Canada and then in Africa, South America and Malaysia. We did some shopping and then cooked up a steak and lobster dinner that I can still taste. Then last night he said
"hey have you still got that old Larevie guitar"? and I said of course and handed it to him. I threw a log on the fireplace, and grabbed my basket full of harmonicas and away we went.  We "sang up every song that driver knew" until 2 am. He headed back home to Gabriola this am but I swear there are still musical notes bouncing around this house.
Good times.

That does sound like a great visit.   :)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 05, 2018, 11:12:49 pm
That does sound like a great visit.   :)

It truly was and I was surprised at how many song words from long ago pop back up even though you haven't mouthed them for years.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: BC_cheque on March 06, 2018, 12:57:19 am
More fun certainly than my night.  My husband and I play The Price Is Right when we're at the checkout line in the grocery store.  Once we see everything lined up on the belt, we guess the total and whoever is closer without going over wins.  Living the life, you know!

Tonight he got me by a couple of dollars even though I was sure I'd have it.  When she gave the amount we both shouted "No!" and "Yes!" simultaneously and everyone stared at us. 

Singing by the fireplace sounds so much nicer.  Oh and forget CA.  You're too good for that place anyway.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 06, 2018, 10:15:09 am
That is insane.  A warning point at most!

He was liable for banning at any time given he was banned previously under his previous moniker. I'm pretty sure from previous comments Charles knew who he was and was tolerating him. Apparently he decided not to any more.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 06, 2018, 12:14:06 pm
He was liable for banning at any time given he was banned previously under his previous moniker. I'm pretty sure from previous comments Charles knew who he was and was tolerating him. Apparently he decided not to any more.

More wild assumptions from the king of them.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 06, 2018, 02:00:09 pm
More wild assumptions from the king of them.

You're seriously gonna deny that? Everyone knows it.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 06, 2018, 02:06:51 pm
You're seriously gonna deny that? Everyone knows it.

Believe what you will. What I do know is just how unbalanced CA is as an administrator. He likes far right conspiracy theorists and I don't which is why I am gone and taxme etc., are still there. Waldo's description was quite apt.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Boges on March 06, 2018, 03:10:53 pm
You mean the Russian troll.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 06, 2018, 06:00:30 pm
You're seriously gonna deny that? Everyone knows it.

I don't.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 06, 2018, 10:13:49 pm
I don't.

You might not, but at least a few of us noticed that both On Guard For Thee and Omni told the same story about burning their hands on the barrels of their assault rifles in Afghanistan, and had a hard time believing that even one, yet alone two, ex-soldiers of such gross incompetence ended up at such a tiny message board.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 06, 2018, 10:56:24 pm
You might not, but at least a few of us noticed that both On Guard For Thee and Omni told the same story about burning their hands on the barrels of their assault rifles in Afghanistan, and had a hard time believing that even one, yet alone two, ex-soldiers of such gross incompetence ended up at such a tiny message board.

 -k

Yep, I'm aware how much rednecks cherish bragging about their gun competence.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: BC_cheque on March 06, 2018, 11:46:33 pm
GTFO.... OGFT!?! 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 07, 2018, 12:04:16 am
Yep, I'm aware how much rednecks cherish bragging about their gun competence.

Hey, I've got an SKS. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my SKS?  I have a Chinese M14 knock-off. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my M14?  Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my SVT-40?  I have a Browning Auto-5. It doesn't even have a heat-shield. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my Browning Auto-5?

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 07, 2018, 12:15:33 am
Hey, I've got an SKS. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my SKS?  I have a Chinese M14 knock-off. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my M14?  Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my SVT-40?  I have a Browning Auto-5. It doesn't even have a heat-shield. Wanna guess how many times I've burned my hands on the barrel of my Browning Auto-5?

 -k

hmm, pretty well proves my point don't it eh?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 07, 2018, 12:37:55 am
hmm, pretty well proves my point don't it eh?

I'm not saying I'm a super-commando or any such thing. Rather the opposite. I'm pretty new, and I've never had Canadian Armed Forces training on any of these units.  All I'm saying is, burning your hand on the barrel of a rifle with a heat-shield requires a "drunk toddler" level of ineptitude, and I have a hard time buying that two of Canada's finest who were both so inept would end up at the same tiny corner of the interweb.

It's ok, you can come clean.  Crazy Chuck can't ban you from here.

If I recall, Crazy Chuck didn't ban you the first time because the IP addresses didn't line up so he wasn't convinced.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on March 07, 2018, 12:57:20 am
If I recall, Crazy Chuck didn't ban you the first time because the IP addresses didn't line up so he wasn't convinced.

oh snap! That's right... you were one of those moderator assholes on that POS board! Oh wait... make that "facilitator"! Just what did you facilitate?  ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 07, 2018, 01:09:41 am
oh snap! That's right... you were one of those moderator assholes on that POS board! Oh wait... make that "facilitator"! Just what did you facilitate?  ;D

Very little, unfortunately. From the outside, Charles might seem like an authoritarian idiot.  But from the other side of the curtain, I came to realize that he's not just an authoritarian idiot, he's also a batshit-crazy flat earth conspiritard.  I gave up almost immediately.  I did very little aside from nuking spammers. All those fake Louis Vuitton handbags you never got to buy? That was me.

My biggest claim to fame as a facilitard at the old place is probably the time when I deleted Shady's status update that contained a Game Of Thrones spoiler and Shady completely lost his shit and exiled himself from the MLW community forever-after. So you can thank me for that much at least.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on March 07, 2018, 01:13:59 am
the waldo is wise to your, 'taking the high-road' reply! Carry on - cu later... early morning coming fast.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 07, 2018, 01:20:19 am
I'm not saying I'm a super-commando or any such thing. Rather the opposite. I'm pretty new, and I've never had Canadian Armed Forces training on any of these units.  All I'm saying is, burning your hand on the barrel of a rifle with a heat-shield requires a "drunk toddler" level of ineptitude, and I have a hard time buying that two of Canada's finest who were both so inept would end up at the same tiny corner of the interweb.

It's ok, you can come clean.  Crazy Chuck can't ban you from here.

If I recall, Crazy Chuck didn't ban you the first time because the IP addresses didn't line up so he wasn't convinced.

 -k

And I've never had anything to do with CAF training on anything. Closest I ever came was I went to visit with the recruiter who came to visit and advise anyone who might be interested in joining during the tail end of my graduating year in high school. I had other things on my mind.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on March 07, 2018, 10:56:33 am
You might not, but at least a few of us noticed that both On Guard For Thee and Omni told the same story about burning their hands on the barrels of their assault rifles in Afghanistan, and had a hard time believing that even one, yet alone two, ex-soldiers of such gross incompetence ended up at such a tiny message board.

 -k

And if anyone spent any time on the discussions about the F-35 the two of them not only took exactly the same positions but spoke about exactly the same experiences. They had exactly the same attitude, too, about that and every other topic.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on March 07, 2018, 12:29:07 pm
None of that really matters here though.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 07, 2018, 05:22:51 pm
I don't think how the other board is moderated is relevant.  And I will point out again that pissing on moderators is like complaining about free soup... If you don't like how it's done go make your own... oh... wait....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 07, 2018, 07:25:04 pm
I don't think how the other board is moderated is relevant.  And I will point out again that pissing on moderators is like complaining about free soup... If you don't like how it's done go make your own... oh... wait....

So if soup is free you must not point out if it happens to taste like shit? Sounds a little overbearing to me.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 08, 2018, 09:36:14 am
So if soup is free you must not point out if it happens to taste like shit? Sounds a little overbearing to me.

Not if you keep coming back for seconds and thirds...

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 08, 2018, 08:15:37 pm
Last time I checked in at the old homestead, I noticed that Pastor McFuckface had started a new thread on "Homosexuality and the Bible", and noticed that a few of you had decided to argue with her.

What y'all doing?

Why engage with somebody like that?  What's the point? Is it like one of those things where you pound your head against the wall because it feels great when you stop?

 -k

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on March 08, 2018, 08:16:31 pm
Any day now, someone will break through. /s
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on March 08, 2018, 08:28:50 pm
Last time I checked in at the old homestead, I noticed that Pastor McFuckface had started a new thread on "Homosexuality and the Bible", and noticed that a few of you had decided to argue with her.

What y'all doing?

Why engage with somebody like that?  What's the point? Is it like one of those things where you pound your head against the wall because it feels great when you stop?

 -k

Because it's fun.  When it stops being fun, I stop doing it.  Same with Taxme and his new Holocaust denial shtick.

I really can't understand people who come on these boards to be pissed off.  Couldn't they just drop a bowling ball on their foot or something? 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 08, 2018, 08:34:35 pm
Because it's fun.  When it stops being fun, I stop doing it.  Same with Taxme and his new Holocaust denial shtick.

I really can't understand people who come on these boards to be pissed off.  Couldn't they just drop a bowling ball on their foot or something?

What you call fun, others take seriously.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on March 08, 2018, 08:38:33 pm
What you call fun, others take seriously.

Yeah, I know.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on March 08, 2018, 09:03:27 pm
Last time I checked in at the old homestead, I noticed that Pastor McFuckface had started a new thread on "Homosexuality and the Bible", and noticed that a few of you had decided to argue with her.

What y'all doing?

Why engage with somebody like that?  What's the point? Is it like one of those things where you pound your head against the wall because it feels great when you stop?

 -k

Perhaps the moving emoji's/colorful text entertain some people
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 08, 2018, 09:04:21 pm
Because it's fun. When it stops being fun, I stop doing it.  Same with Taxme and his new Holocaust denial shtick.

I guess most of us do this for fun. Except for waldo, for whom it is a duty.

Trying to break through what's-her-name's magic bubble stopped being fun for me a long time ago.   Taxme is disgusting and ought to have been put down a long time ago.

It's not just a matter of recreation, though. For me, talking with you fine folks is an opportunity for me to hear other ideas and examine my own.  I think that trying to explain something to someone else is one of the best ways of understanding it yourself.  I really do think that I have learned a lot from my time on these message boards. And expressing myself in writing has been a big part of building confidence in myself as well.

I really can't understand people who come on these boards to be pissed off.  Couldn't they just drop a bowling ball on their foot or something?

Well, venting sometimes feels good as well. 

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on March 08, 2018, 10:22:21 pm
I guess most of us do this for fun. Except for waldo, for whom it is a duty.

you can't quit me! I take no comfort in realizing I'm, 'so in your head'  :-*
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 09, 2018, 04:34:49 am
Nice shit analogy....

Uhhhhh....

JMT edited my post, for some reason, and added a line to it.  I suspect he did so absent-mindedly.

I read your quote of me and got very afraid that I was losing my memory as I didn't remember writing that 2nd line, which also seemed tonally off from my usual style.  But when I looked again JMT had indeed edited my post.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 09, 2018, 04:43:24 am
Last time I checked in at the old homestead, I noticed that Pastor McFuckface had started a new thread on "Homosexuality and the Bible", and noticed that a few of you had decided to argue with her.

You have chosen to ignore content by Pastor McFuckface

Now, I DO discuss with BC Sappy and eyeball by the by.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on March 09, 2018, 09:50:33 am
Not if you keep coming back for seconds and thirds...

I am so sorry Michael - I pushed the wrong button.

anyway - How about if you're contributing to the soup, trying to make it taste better, and the chef keeps letting someone throw literal shit in it?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 09, 2018, 10:20:47 am
I am so sorry Michael - I pushed the wrong button.

anyway - How about if you're contributing to the soup, trying to make it taste better, and the chef keeps letting someone throw literal shit in it?

"Who shit in the soup ?" is the forum lament.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on March 11, 2018, 05:44:30 pm
I think this forum has its 1st troll!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on March 11, 2018, 10:59:41 pm
And heís operating two accounts at once in case he gets banned.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on March 12, 2018, 02:45:57 am
Although our Glorious Leader is on hiatus, he is still checking in and the report button still works, so use that if anything gets out of hand.

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: wilber on March 12, 2018, 02:28:17 pm
Looks like he just did on the BC thread. Probably just as well.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 26, 2018, 02:41:26 pm
This web site is now over a year and a half old - approaching two years, actually. It has yet to be found by anyone other than residents of the previous group. This suggests to me that it's not very easy to turn up. A  google search for "Canadian political forum" does not turn it up at all. It DOES show up if I do a search on "Canadian political discussions" however. I'm not knowledgeable enough to guess how Google assess search results but I wonder if those who ARE might know and have ideas?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 26, 2018, 03:38:11 pm
Does it need to grow?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on November 27, 2018, 10:52:54 am
Does it need to grow?

If you take a look at ... other sites... and go back five years. How many of the people posting then are still posting? If you don't find new members then when the old ones drift away you die.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on November 27, 2018, 11:30:28 am
Good point I guess.

Let's invite via word of mouth.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 27, 2018, 12:23:48 pm
Tried inviting a few people already. Feedback I got was that they didn't want to deal with the level of nastiness they saw here.  Takes a pretty hardy soul to join a group when they can count on having their views dismissed as stupid, ignorant, fascist, marxist, etc. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on November 27, 2018, 12:44:44 pm
Tried inviting a few people already. Feedback I got was that they didn't want to deal with the level of nastiness they saw here.  Takes a pretty hardy soul to join a group when they can count on having their views dismissed as stupid, ignorant, fascist, marxist, etc.

That's half the fun!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on November 27, 2018, 02:14:08 pm
Life is short.  You should spend as much time as possible arguing with strangers on the internet about politics. 8)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: guest4 on November 27, 2018, 02:24:27 pm
That's half the fun!
It does take a particular type to participate in online political "discussions".  :)
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on November 27, 2018, 02:28:34 pm
Life is short.  You should spend as much time as possible arguing with strangers on the internet about politics. 8)

Or spend time with old friends discussing important things like cooking. I just got a recipe from a lady I know who cooked for a living. I'll be pulling a pretty nice loaf of sourdough out of the oven after I get that starter thing going for a bit. Ah but perhaps I'm wandering into "bread" drift.
 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on November 27, 2018, 05:56:56 pm
Or spend time with old friends discussing important things like cooking. I just got a recipe from a lady I know who cooked for a living. I'll be pulling a pretty nice loaf of sourdough out of the oven after I get that starter thing going for a bit. Ah but perhaps I'm wandering into "bread" drift.

Obviously just trying to get a rise out of people...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on November 27, 2018, 06:20:02 pm
Obviously just trying to get a rise out of people...

We need a "Groan" rating.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Goddess on December 10, 2018, 04:02:33 pm
I invited a couple people I know who are interested in politics.  They both have thick skins.   ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SirJohn on December 10, 2018, 04:36:20 pm
I invited a couple people I know who are interested in politics.  They both have thick skins.   ;D

You only need a thick skin if you
A) Insult people
B) are conservative
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on December 10, 2018, 05:15:27 pm
You only need a thick skin if you
A) Insult people
B) are conservative

In which case you must need a REALLYthick one!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on December 10, 2018, 05:29:55 pm
Now now fellas, if you want your dessert tonight you better play nice together.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 03, 2019, 08:19:02 am
now WHO is @Granny ???
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on April 03, 2019, 12:47:27 pm
now WHO is @Granny ???

Only 4 posts so far, we do need a bit more than that to go on. I guess there remains the possibility that she didn't come from MLW.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on April 03, 2019, 01:59:25 pm
now WHO is @Granny ???

You need her ID posted on the board or something??? 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: SuperColinBlow on April 12, 2019, 05:56:32 pm
Where exactly should we look for new membership?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on April 12, 2019, 09:12:03 pm
Where exactly should we look for new membership?

Alt-right forums...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 13, 2019, 09:13:38 am
Alt-right forums...
God no.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on May 11, 2019, 01:59:37 pm
I am glad we've had some enthusiastic new members join the club lately!

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on May 11, 2019, 06:28:24 pm
now WHO is @Granny ???

granny is your mom's mammy.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Rue on May 23, 2019, 09:07:22 pm
I'm encouraging everyone to find good, new membership for this forum so that it can be an active place.  Go forth and multiply, as it were.

Your decision to allow baiting and insults of a  personal nature  on this forum prevents that. Please give that some thought.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: cybercoma on May 25, 2019, 03:09:18 pm
Your decision to allow baiting and insults of a  personal nature  on this forum prevents that. Please give that some thought.
Quit whining. Sheesh. If you don't like posting here, take a hike.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on May 25, 2019, 03:50:34 pm
Quit whining. Sheesh. If you don't like posting here, take a hike.

Interesting how those who like to insult then become a little "crybabyish" when they get a little backlash.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: ?Impact on May 26, 2019, 03:03:45 pm
Time to take a walk in the sun.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Rue on June 27, 2019, 01:33:26 am
Time to take a walk in the sun.


Looks like the majority of the forum has. But fear not. Relish your incest.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on June 27, 2019, 02:27:59 am

Looks like the majority of the forum has.

Seems like it.  Even I'm thinking about.  Good job guys!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on September 14, 2019, 05:00:23 pm
OK - never heard back on anyone interested in recruitment.

But I am basically only coming here now to comment.  For that matter, I am actively cutting down my online time.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on September 14, 2019, 10:25:27 pm
1. That is an excellent idea, Michael.

2. You are perhaps the most respected forum member in the history of this country.   

3. As much as we love you here, be sure to spend time with offline friends and loved ones.
1. Thanks.
2. Ok.  Wait what ?  The country.
3. Oh, you are trolling me.  Why thank you - I am blushing.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on September 15, 2019, 01:47:42 am
Troll alert.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on December 31, 2019, 07:26:24 am
Wow.  We had a full day with no posts.   :o
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on March 11, 2020, 07:27:28 am
Folks - Just to say again I appreciate this forum as it's here when I need it for insights and interesting points on the day's events or life in general.

Please take some time to invite ONE person that you think would groove in this.  One thing I learned about culture in the last few years at work (You know how I put 'culture' on many of my subject lines right ?) is that it grows strong if you tend to it - ie. smart people invite smart people, good workers attract good workers, and the body of the whole develops naturally.

I will invite ONE person here today. 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 06, 2020, 09:47:55 pm
Guess whoís back, back again, Shadyís back, tell a friend...

https://youtu.be/YVkUvmDQ3HY
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 07, 2020, 01:18:49 am
Guess whoís back, back again, Shadyís back, tell a friend...

if really THE Shady, why are you still flogging that James O'Keefe avatar - that azzhole's 15 minutes were in the distant past! In any case, fresh-meat of the far-right/alt-right persuasion always proves entertaining!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 07, 2020, 05:39:29 am
Shady is softening... I think that he LIKED a post of mine this year!  :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on April 07, 2020, 09:39:41 am
I miss shady trying to debate climate change with waldo and sounding like a special needs kindergartner by the end.  :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 07, 2020, 10:35:11 am
I miss shady trying to debate climate change with waldo and sounding like a special needs kindergartner by the end.  :D

The Flipside is that waldo sounds like a kindergarten teacher who takes their job way too seriously !  :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: kimmy on April 07, 2020, 11:01:47 am
Guess whoís back, back again, Shadyís back, tell a friend...

 :D  Hey, buddy!  How's it going?

 -k
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on April 07, 2020, 11:20:31 am
Donít bring any spoilers to this forum Shady...   thereís zero tolerance!    :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 07, 2020, 12:30:52 pm
if really THE Shady, why are you still flogging that James O'Keefe avatar - that azzhole's 15 minutes were in the distant past! In any case, fresh-meat of the far-right/alt-right persuasion always proves entertaining!

I suspect once people take the bait from a Faux news type conspiracy theorist they take the hook, line, and sinker. I'm just waiting for a post over on the Outbreak Culture thread describing Covid as a scam by the dems. to oust Trump.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on April 07, 2020, 12:53:43 pm
I'm just waiting for a post over on the Outbreak Culture thread describing Covid as a scam by the dems. to oust Trump.
That's so last week. Now they're trying to pretend they never did that and it's the Dems' fault because of impeachment, etc.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 07, 2020, 01:37:47 pm
That's so last week. Now they're trying to pretend they never did that and it's the Dems' fault because of impeachment, etc.

Yeah I heard that angle too. He gets more like the duck in the shooting gallery every day now.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 07, 2020, 05:25:03 pm
Shadyís grand opening in the forum will take place on Friday April 10th.  Iíd like to thank everybody for their interest.  Even the likes of waldo and Bubber. 👍
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 07, 2020, 05:29:31 pm
Like Jesus entering Jerusalem...

Except... On Good Friday...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 07, 2020, 05:32:44 pm
Shadyís grand opening in the forum will take place on Friday April 10th.  Iíd like to thank everybody for their interest.  Even the likes of waldo and Bubber. 👍

What happened, you moved too far to the right even for CA? Naw, that's not likely. Heaven forbid, you moved left? :D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on April 07, 2020, 05:53:59 pm
He's gone so far over to Trump he shirts his pants and wipes it on his face to look like him.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on April 07, 2020, 06:46:10 pm
Shadyís grand opening in the forum will take place on Friday April 10th.  Iíd like to thank everybody for their interest.  Even the likes of waldo and Bubber. 👍

Hopefully, Shadyís Easter appearance will go the same as Trumpís ďbusiness will resume for America on EasterĒ nonsense.

Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 07, 2020, 10:23:52 pm
Shadyís grand opening in the forum will take place on Friday April 10th.  Iíd like to thank everybody for their interest.  Even the likes of waldo and Bubber. 👍

Just checked your latest comments over at redneckville as to trump vs Trudeau on Corona response.  I suggest you use the next few days to get your facts a little straighter.  ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 08, 2020, 01:34:22 am
I miss shady trying to debate climate change with waldo and sounding like a special needs kindergartner by the end.  :D

I trust time has allowed member Shady to refine his skills... to polish his presentation; to, dare I say... get with the program!  ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 08, 2020, 01:50:41 am
The Flipside is that waldo sounds like a kindergarten teacher who takes their job way too seriously !  :D

the number of, "I'm here - still trying", ribbons you've been awarded is a testament to your... participation!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 08, 2020, 01:59:35 am
Shadyís grand opening in the forum will take place on Friday April 10th.  Iíd like to thank everybody for their interest.  Even the likes of waldo and Bubber. 👍

I'm waxing nostalgia here - will this be in conjunction with one of your 'other board' tirades where you mouth off at Chaz and storm off in a grand huff&puff, threatening to never return?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 08, 2020, 05:13:21 am
I'm waxing nostalgia here - will this be in conjunction with one of your 'other board' tirades where you mouth off at Chaz and storm off in a grand huff&puff, threatening to never return?

It's 'nostalgic' ... But thanks for reminding me to look up why there's no adverb at the end of the phrase

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/21673/is-there-any-other-way-you-can-wax-as-you-do-when-you-wax-philosophical
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 08, 2020, 04:05:15 pm
I've been rigorously masturbating every hour on the hour due to the excitement of Shady's forum debut.

It will be nice to have another forum member who doesn't have his head shoved firmly up Mr. Trudeau's sexy emasculated rear-end.  Now excuse me while I continue to masturbate...
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 08, 2020, 04:07:42 pm
 ::)
I've been rigorously masturbating every hour on the hour due to the excitement of Shady's forum debut.

It will be nice to have another forum member who doesn't have his head shoved firmly up Mr. Trudeau's sexy emasculated rear-end.  Now excuse me while I continue to masturbate...

Well then "Mr Jerk Off" you certainly stepped into that one, and how apropos.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 08, 2020, 04:08:47 pm
Well then "Mr Jerk Off" you certainly stepped into that one, and how apropos.

Please continue to call me that, it makes me feel sexy.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 08, 2020, 04:11:53 pm
Please continue to call me that, it makes me feel sexy.

Maybe shady will be able to give you a hand with that.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 08, 2020, 04:28:19 pm
Maybe shady will be able to give you a hand with that.

Hopefully he has firm fingers!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: bcsapper on April 08, 2020, 06:34:33 pm
Please continue to call me that, it makes me feel sexy.

Self-Gratifying Graham
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 08, 2020, 06:40:07 pm
I've been rigorously masturbating every hour on the hour to the excitement of Mr. Trudeau's sexy emasculated rear-end. Now excuse me while I continue to masturbate...

any extra special plans for this coming Palm Sunday?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 08, 2020, 06:43:55 pm
any extra special plans for this coming Palm Sunday?

I'm concerned as to the safety of the Easter bunny.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 08, 2020, 08:24:35 pm
any extra special plans for this coming Palm Sunday?

It's been renamed Hairy Palm Sunday.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 09, 2020, 06:21:53 pm
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Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 09, 2020, 06:25:54 pm
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Gotta luv those "red necks, white sox, and blue ribbon beer"
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on April 09, 2020, 07:19:41 pm
I think I've just wet myself.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: the_squid on April 09, 2020, 07:39:14 pm
 Trolls donít last long here....
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 10, 2020, 12:20:42 pm
if really THE Shady, why are you still flogging that James O'Keefe avatar - that azzhole's 15 minutes were in the distant past! In any case, fresh-meat of the far-right/alt-right persuasion always proves entertaining!
My avatar is iconic.  I could never change it.  Except for the possibility of Turdeau in blackface.  Oops, I meant Trudeau.  You know, when heís singing ď dayyyyyy-o, I say daaaay-o.  Daylight come and me wan go home.Ē
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: waldo on April 10, 2020, 12:33:38 pm
My avatar is iconic.  I could never change it.  Except for the possibility of Turdeau in blackface.  Oops, I meant Trudeau.  You know, when heís singing ď dayyyyyy-o, I say daaaay-o.  Daylight come and me wan go home.Ē

get with the program: as led by member kimmy's propensity to liberally throw down BF images, whenever the opportunity arises, take the liberty to also showcase your intellect and do the same!

geezaz, given you hyping your vaunted daysWon count on 'the other board', are you here on a dare... did you lose a bet, or what?  ;D
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 10, 2020, 12:53:19 pm
All are welcome.

Also your posts get 1% more difficult to read each year.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: JMT on April 10, 2020, 05:05:14 pm
My avatar is iconic.  I could never change it.  Except for the possibility of Turdeau in blackface.

What are you, 12?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on April 10, 2020, 07:25:19 pm
What are you, 12?

He's just pulling a Waldo with the less-than-witty political name-calling.  It's a forum staple here, he's just trying to fit in!
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Omni on April 10, 2020, 07:39:58 pm
He's just pulling a Waldo with the less-than-witty political name-calling.  It's a forum staple here, he's just trying to fit in!

apparently you missed what MLW now stands for..."Much Less Witty"
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 11, 2020, 10:57:53 am
What are you, 12?
Iím not sure what that means.  Discussing the Prime Ministerís disgusting affinity for blackface is for 12 year old?
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 11, 2020, 11:00:36 am
apparently you missed what MLW now stands for..."Much Less Witty"
Yes I know, only waldoís name calling is tolerated.  Heís like Jim Jones to you guys huh?  I know that Bubber raves about him all the time in the other forum.  Spread the word right! 😂
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on April 11, 2020, 11:12:10 am
I don't know of anyone who loves waldo like I do, but if there is I'll fight them.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 11, 2020, 12:21:26 pm
I don't know of anyone who loves waldo like I do, but if there is I'll fight them.

 ??? Waldo's bodyguard ? 
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 11, 2020, 12:23:52 pm
??? Waldo's bodyguard ?
More like cult member.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Bubbermiley on April 11, 2020, 12:40:04 pm
I prefer disciple.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: Shady on April 11, 2020, 01:25:12 pm
I prefer disciple.
Even better.
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 26, 2020, 06:17:14 am
Can we have a new forum, let me the Personal one?

To invite new members... We could call it
WELCOME SECTION or LANDING PAGE, it ORIENTATION
Title: Re: Find New Membership
Post by: MH on April 26, 2020, 06:24:38 am
In Beyond Politics maybe?