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post #106 of 532
I had been reading both fora for a while, mostly as entertainment and to increase my knowledge in regards to different aspects of fashion and other interests. Having said that, when I first started posting, I did just what the OP is talking about. I posted a couple of questions on AAAC to no avail...I posted the same questions on SF. In each case I received answers on SF from gents willing to educate me on whatever knowledge I was seeking to gain. I felt the folks on AAAC weren't willing to give the time of day...been here ever since. Atmosphere here is more inviting and "real."
post #107 of 532
I'm a longtime poster on AA and longtime lurker here. Some of the AA members are super-knowledgeable, but more and more I'm finding AA is "polite" only so long as one holds to a certain political (and satorial) orthodoxy. The banter here is more freewheeling, but maybe more diverse.

And "shoe porn" is a great thread title...
post #108 of 532
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Well, I think the [selectively] enforced "politeness"... (snipped for brevity)
I must have missed all that when it originally happened. I searched for awhile and actually found that post. That's terrible! I blew my top over there the other day. I do not feel nearly so badly about it after reading that thread. You know, gents, there has got to be an underlying reason why this is all happening and being tolerated. I wonder what it is.
post #109 of 532
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You know, gents, there has got to be an underlying reason why this is all happening and being tolerated. I wonder what it is.
Money and advertising?
post #110 of 532
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Money and advertising?

That argument never made any sense to me. Whatever is going on, I don't see the connection. How would it serve anyone's commercial interests to make the site less interesting to core members, and to drive it's traffic down?

Beyond that, whatever one thinks of the moderation of the site, I haven't seen any evidence that decisions have been driven by anyone's commercial interests.
post #111 of 532
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Money and advertising?
I do not understand. Members are leaving, I think, and the number of threads looks to me like it is down from the not too distant past. How would that bring in more money or help advertising?
post #112 of 532
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...I haven't seen any evidence that decisions have been driven by anyone's commercial interests.
Yes, I guess "follow the money" does not work. What about other interests? What could they be? What could explain it?
post #113 of 532
I just threw that out there as a thought. Speaking from personal experiences though, certain advertisers do not like being associated with some types of discussion.
post #114 of 532
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I just threw that out there as a thought. Speaking from personal experiences though, certain advertisers do not like being associated with some types of discussion.
Yes, advertisers are skittish about stuff like that -- for good reason. But I cannot think of any reason that makes any logical sense to me. At the risk of being one of those passive-aggressive bunnies that Manton was talking about, I think I will at least try to calm up for awhile...
post #115 of 532
Don't try to look for logic in some places. An online community with thousands of members interacting on a daily basis can be a pretty complex system where things do not necessarily evolve according to some underlying plan or design.
post #116 of 532
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Yes, I guess "follow the money" does not work.

What about other interests? What could they be? What could explain it?

If my intellect had been as astute in financial matters as it was gifted in some other areas, I am sure I would enjoying a comfortable, nay, even opulent retirement, and I don't know if I would be spending time in men's clothing fora. However, even I can comprehend this much: You are running the largest men's clothing forum in the world. Now, where is the money today--in ascots, pocket squares, spectator shoes, that sort of stuff, or in T-shirts, hoodies, blue jeans, sneakers and garb of that ilk? If Ask Andy can attract more participants interested in the latter kind of apparel and with the advertising to follow, it could be a friggin' gold mine.

I really hate to think ill of Andy, of whom I am personally very fond and think of as one of the world's genuine nice guys, but this thought has crossed my mind previously. And, frankly, if sacrificing the Ken Pollocks and the Jan Libourels to the Cruisers and Gabba Gouls is going to bring in tens of thousands of dollars in increased ad revenue to the site, I honestly don't know if I would have acted differently under the same circumstances.

Sorry, Andy, if I am traducing you unjustly, but it has been the most plausible hypothesis that has presented itself to me.
post #117 of 532
Apparently you've been reading our top secret memos. I'm already picking out the island I want to buy.
post #118 of 532
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sacrificing the Ken Pollocks and the Jan Libourels to the Cruisers
well for whatever it is worth Jan, I would not trade Cruiser's entire post-ography for your "if the lass was clean enough" line.
post #119 of 532
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Well, I think the [selectively] enforced "politeness" at Andyland was one of the things that led me to "leave the room." The story goes that I had mentioned changing out of some rather grubby clothing I had been wearing (after doing housecleaning and yard work) and putting on my old blue blazer with an ascot and pocket square to go to the market. Cruiser took the occasion to make this slam at my wife:

"Of course I think any woman that marries a man who dons an ascot and pocket square to go to the market is most likely just a gold digging slut who thinks he has money, not much better than a 'hoe.' In fact, she's not as good because at least the hoe isn't pretending to be something she isn't. I'm not talking about anyone personally, just the typical tramp that would take up with a guy like that."

Since I had seen better men banned from Andyland for a hell of a lot less, I fully expected the axe to fall on Cruiser. Nothing happened. He wasn't banned. He was even suspended. After a few days, it became apparent to me that at least the foremost among the moderators there was taking an avuncular and downright sympathetic attitude toward Cruiser. Naturally, I had felt a temptation to lay into Cruiser, but I felt it would just degrade me to his level and risk getting myself banned. Therefore I quietly took my leave, six months ago to this very day.

As I have said elsewhere regarding forum moderation, I can live very happily with a "tight ship" if a firm but fair hand is at the helm. Arbitrary and capricious despotism, rank favoritism, flagrant political partisanship and outright bullying are not things I will long endure.

WOW! I knew there was a controversy but I didn't know it went down like that!!!

Interestingly enough, and I don't intend to fan the flames further, that member also mentioned about this issue in the tattoo thread today.
post #120 of 532
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well for whatever it is worth Jan, I would not trade Cruiser's entire post-ography for your "if the lass was clean enough" line.

Thanks, Matt.

In a perverse sense, I kind of enjoy Cruiser at this point. He is so thoroughly lowbrow and obnoxious that he fills the position of The Man We Love to Hate, much like the villains in professional wrestling.
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