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post #9916 of 15052
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

I honestly think MC would be greatly helped by if the bespoke people had a thread that served as their club room, like "random fashion thoughts" does for the SW&D crowd.
I wouldn't be opposed to this at all.
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Maybe a "Dubiously Honored" could try to start a similar thread and actively kick out those who detract from the conversation. I'd like to see the Dubiously Honored treat their threads ruthlessly, basically kicking out whoever the hell they felt like, with less caution than the mods would or should use. I get a sense that LA Guy & the mods wouldn't encourage that approach, which is a shame.

Honestly, that is what the "dubiously honored" were made for. If someone actually just kicked people out for no good reason, that would not be okay, but if they were legitimately derailing the thread, well, those threads are meant to be more "curated" than the usual, rambling, everything goes threads on the forum.

But no, only we would get to decide who gets to be dubiously honored. Dive bar doesn't mean mayhem.
post #9917 of 15052
Alas, I turn into a pumpkin on SF at midnight tonight.

I gave the windmill a good go, but it didn't work.

Sleep well, you bozos.
post #9918 of 15052
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Did you pay for Derek's trip?

Not that it should matter, but, yes, in part, and we paid for him to write.
post #9919 of 15052
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Dive bar doesn't mean mayhem.

Well, I described how an old club might work. And I live in a city where a lot of the best bars are clubs.
post #9920 of 15052
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

You're now confusing me.
So, are you agreeing that there are severe problems with the MC forum today or not?
Because you seem to be saying that you are listening to both Pollyanna and Nostradamus, absorbing things like a sponge, computing trajectories, weighing options with wisdom and consultation, and after doing all that, what we have today is your best solution.
Is that right?
I had the distinct feeling that you thought the MC forum was just fine. If you do, of course, all of the computing of trajectories means little since they are made with the premise that there is nothing to fix.

I've never said that the forum is "just fine". I'm never happy with "just fine". I want better, the best. I do think that you are highly exaggerating the problems of the present, though, compared to the same problems of the past. It's not unexpected, but I find it frustrating.

I do weigh both the positive and negative comments, all (reasonable) options, and come up with solutions. The solutions are not perfect, and we are constantly seeking to improve upon them.
post #9921 of 15052
Dammit Vox. frown.gif
post #9922 of 15052
The moderation of this forum has been really successful in keeping together a community of people who hang out in the various auxiliary forums after they have said what they have to say about mens clothing.

I thought the Conservative Business Dress thread was a great experiment that ultimately flamed out due to unrestrained off-topic posting. Why not give Manton or a few others their own "affiliate" threads.
Edited by AldenPyle - 7/26/12 at 9:50pm
post #9923 of 15052
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post

Well, I described how an old club might work. And I live in a city where a lot of the best bars are clubs.

Put it this way, they could kick people out for being assholes, but not for being poor.

In the SW&D Random Thoughts, where I actually spend a fair bit of time, people are not kicked out, just shouted down, but the culture is different.
post #9924 of 15052
welp, part of this ended shittily. i hope no more of it does.
post #9925 of 15052
I come back to this forum for a couple of weeks a few times a year because I think there are some genuinely funny or stupid people in DT and MC. I gave up on the style aspect of this place a long time ago. I'm still interested in the subject but SF is not somewhere I'd go for any useful information or ideas anymore.
post #9926 of 15052

you know this place went to hell when they allowed a guy like Frenchy to come back

post #9927 of 15052
I've asked Fok to ban Arthur PE from CE. If Piobaire's post count gets too much higher, we will exceed the boundaries of the numerical system the forum is set up for and everybody will go back to 0, a la y2k
post #9928 of 15052
I am saddened that this crappy discussion has caused Bill to leave, again. frown.gif
post #9929 of 15052
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

I can see why n00bs and lurkers would prefer articles with official branding, as they do on magazine sites and so on. "10 Ways to Dress for Your Beach Wedding."

I'm going to go ahead and claim that I fit into both of these categories, and add that I don't prefer that. I'm here to read posts by FC, and manton, and gdl, and iammatt, and bris, and others with that level of knowledge and passion. I post very seldom, mostly because I have nothing to say that really adds to the discussion. However, I have gotten a tremendous amount of value, education, and entertainment from reading the thoughts of people who've been there, tried that, and came here to discuss it. If at some point I find myself with something valuable to add, I will do so, and I look forward to the day.

It sounds (to me) like FC has decided to leave the forum. I think that's a damn shame, and the fact that someone who has invested that much time and effort into the forum is willing to simply walk away at this point should indicate that maybe, although you may not agree, there are in fact problems that need addressing. I don't know what the answers are, but I hope they are found.
post #9930 of 15052
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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

you know this place went to hell when they allowed a guy like Frenchy to come back

You should have stayed banned. I don't understand why SF allows permanently banned people to return. No other forum of this size that I have been a part of has this policy.
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