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Style Forum's golden age?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kasper, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
    Well, there's always the "more advanced" forum... [​IMG]
     
  2. Vintage Gent

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    It's interesting in some ways -- SF has really formed a very different identity from AAAC.... Back in those days the distinctions were not so great.

    Hmmm, I've long thought the two had divergent personalities. A few years ago, AAAC was home both to the Armies of the Trad and the Darren Beaman Appreciation Society--neither of which had nearly as much currency here.
     
  3. Matt

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    I wouldn't say one age is better than the others. It's just different. Back in the day, StyleForum was like a local rock band who you saw playing in bars and small clubs. You felt like you were in on a great secret by being a fan. Then the band gets discovered, attracts many more fans, and is now playing sold-out stadiums and arenas. Along the way, the band has become more sophisticated musically and has added many talented musicians. You feel happy for the band, but part of you wishes that you could see it jam in a small club again.
    He likes it, the simile
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.
     
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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.

    Agreed.

    Also, I would like to add that the great "╦ťdiscussions' with Ernest (his moronic opinion about watches) and Kalra (NM charge card thread) were part of SF's golden age, and I did help end that golden age by helping to get them banned. I guess I'm like Augustus that way... [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  6. Nantucket Red

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    Well, there's always the "more advanced" forum... [​IMG]

    Ah, yes. Dare you exile yourself to Devil's Island? [​IMG]
     
  7. Matt

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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.
    yeah, Andys has kept itself up as a knowledge based site, but (to dip into yet another of AC's simile library), SF is like a dive bar, where everybody knows your name and where Sam and Diane are fighting again and Coach is...oh wait thats somewhere else.
     
  8. Nantucket Red

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    All the clothing topics have been done to death. The people who are still around spend more time in the General forums than the main forums. We all know each other, know what we wear, like, don't like, etc. Since there is hardly anything left to say about clothes, we talk about other things. It was bound to happen.

    But Manton's penetrating insight is timeless.

    Perhaps those of us who cut our sartorial teeth here have an obligation to illuminate the fresh crop of newbies in search of guidance.

    Then again, perhaps we can dispense with presumption. After all, there is a search function.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I always liked LAGuy's bar analogy. The core of regulars have already argued at length all of the traditional bar arguments: best team, hottest chick, etc. So when a new guy comes in and tries to bring those things up, we can get a little churlish. Maybe we shouldn't. But still, it's bound to happen.
     
  10. skalogre

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    I always liked LAGuy's bar analogy. The core of regulars have already argued at length all of the traditional bar arguments: best team, hottest chick, etc. So when a new guy comes in and tries to bring those things up, we can get a little churlish. Maybe we shouldn't. But still, it's bound to happen.

    So the question is, if we are like a bar, who is this Moe's Tavern's Barney :-D ?
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    "If you didn't close, I'd never leave!"
     
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    So the question is, if we are like a bar, who is this Moe's Tavern's Barney :-D ?
    JON!!!
     
  13. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does that make j into Moe?
     
  14. Matt

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    switch bars again - i nominate Labelking as Cliff Claven
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Claven occasionally knew what he was talking about.
     
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    thank you Dr Crane
     
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    So which site is Gary's Old Towne Tavern? Filmnoirbuff? Andy's?

    The London Lounge is definitely the restaurant upstairs.
     
  18. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is Tokyo Slim Woody?
    And who's Norm?
    Am I Lilith?
     
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    Does that make j into Moe?

    Have you tried his specialty drink, the "Flaming j"?
     
  20. itsstillmatt

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    Is Tokyo Slim Woody?
    And who's Norm?
    Am I Lilith?

    No, LK is.
     

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