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post #31 of 63
He got bored of his own replies.
post #32 of 63
I'm still suffering from my short-lived self-imposed exile earlier this year so I dig what Checks is saying. I don't know, since the return from the crash the forum isn't the same. People seem more brittle, opinions are now dogma (and there is a groupthink on this forum that rivals Slashdot) and childishness seems on the rise.

Oh well, the rise and fall of online communities has been grist for social scientists since at least the early 1990s.
post #33 of 63
C'mon folks - the reports of SF's death are highly exaggerated. If we find ourselves bored, one answer is to start topics that are more of interest. JLibourel, Do you feel the same flagging @ AAAC or is it an SF thing exclusively? Also - we need more Manton!
post #34 of 63
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Originally Posted by Duveen
JLibourel, Do you feel the same flagging @ AAAC or is it an SF thing exclusively?

Yes, I do. You may note that in my previous posts I used such generic terms as "these fora" and "forumland." Even the smaller fora like the London Lounge or Dandyism seem slower and less lively.
post #35 of 63
How about a revival of the "lightbulb" thread to liven things up?
post #36 of 63
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Originally Posted by johnapril
He got bored of his own replies.

You don't need other people when your dad has an American Express Centurion card.
post #37 of 63
Maybe trolls ought to be allowed a grace period before they are banned. The Iron Chic was kind of fascinating, and who was the guy with the thread about how you can only be elegant if you are a size 36R?
post #38 of 63
I agree SF is not as lively as it used to. There're many members that provided valuable information and lively discussions don't post as much as they used to (Manton, jcusey, shoefan) or stopped posting altogether (Alex K. and Sysdoc) and some MIAs (Johnnynorman, Naturlaut).

It seemed to start after the Crash and accelarated after the Vass fiasco which pushed Sysdoc into self-imposed exile and almost drove aportnoy away for good.

The Forum eradicated all the trolls and now we are Ernest-, Kalra- and Vaclav-freed. I don't know if that's a good thing. I have to fess up they provided some of the juiciest guilty pleasures and I could always use a good old-fashioned flame war once every blue moon. SF seemed to be getting sterile without some spices. May be time-out is a more fitting punishment than a total ban.
post #39 of 63
Ive always been in favor of an ernest playpen, where he can post whatever he wants, all the how many cufflinks polls he can muster, and have him banned from everywhere else.... then we ban jon from ernieland (you need to be this tall to enter this ride), and let anyone else dip in there whenever they need their fill, and ignore it when he gets annoying.
post #40 of 63
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Originally Posted by m@T
Ive always been in favor of an ernest playpen, where he can post whatever he wants, all the how many cufflinks polls he can muster, and have him banned from everywhere else....

then we ban virjon from ernieland (you need to be this tall to enter this ride), and let anyone else dip in there whenever they need their fill, and ignore it when he gets annoying.
Why not just have a multi-troll playpen, where they all can post and flame to their content, and we can pass by and see what depraved crap they're up to when we like. Wait, why does this sound familiar?
post #41 of 63
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Originally Posted by RJman
Why not just have a multi-troll playpen, where they all can post and flame to their content, and we can pass by and see what depraved crap they're up to when we like. Wait, why does this sound familiar?

Exactly. This place of which you speak already exists.....just not on SF.
post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by mussel
The Forum eradicated all the trolls and now we are Ernest-, Kalra- and Vaclav-freed. I don't know if that's a good thing.

I never saw any of them as "trolls", just "lively characters"...after all, they did seem genuinely interested in talking about clothes. A troll I would define as someone with a malicious intent, like calling all of us homos for being clotheswhores.
post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
I never saw any of them as "trolls", just "lively characters"...after all, they did seem genuinely interested in talking about clothes. A troll I would define as someone with a malicious intent, like calling all of us homos for being clotheswhores.
I think we have a "lively character" active right now...
post #44 of 63
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Originally Posted by tiger02
I think we have a "lively character" active right now...

Oh, at least one.
post #45 of 63
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Duveen
C'mon folks - the reports of SF's death are highly exaggerated. If we find ourselves bored, one answer is to start topics that are more of interest.

JLibourel, Do you feel the same flagging @ AAAC or is it an SF thing exclusively?

Also - we need more Manton!


Well, I think SF itself is fine; rather, I was posting about where I am in the life-cycle of an SF member.

My political leanings could have me posting hourly on Current Events, but I do politics for a living, so it's a bit like work.
I'd love to post on Streetwear, but have nothing of interest to add.
I tried posting on the music-related threads, but have ended up in a pissing contest on "Vinyl" so no fun there.
The bank account will be depleted for the next few years, as we sock away money for the Gifted Child's college expenses, so I'm not shopping much.

Oh, how I yearn to be on the upward slope of the learning curve! Every "Blake-stitching" thread a revelation, every "Chang suit - pics!" thread a sartorial graduate class! Every "CT-50% off" well, nevermind...
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