to be or not to be

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delmuerte
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:45 pm

So, this forum has been around for a long time, lots of long-term friendships (and hates) formed, etc., etc.

Does it need to exist anymore?

It doesn't cost me anything to keep this thing running, though the periodic cost to my life seems ridiculous. Been a while, but we've had attacks and whatever else that have been a little too personal.

It feels like the board is visited by about a half dozen people on any given day and I wonder: do we need this anymore?
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:17 pm

yeah it's time to kill this place.
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Eight Bit Alien
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:13 pm

If you were going to pull the plug, could you please wait at least a week? I feel very passionate about this but I'll need some time to prepare my response.

In the interim, thank you for asking us rather than just nuking it, and thank you for the sacrifices you've made to accommodate us.
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tried to make an ideal wife. she had a burn in the center of her forehead..
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:22 pm

to be
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cool dudes like us
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Eight Bit Alien
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:30 pm

yeah definitely 'to be'

I think this is where I'm at

1. Nobody should have to suffer unduly just to facilitate this board


2. PLEASE dont take my friends from me
canon.docre wrote:I will not be seduced by the cheap showiness of nature.
FVBTVS wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:58 am
tried to make an ideal wife. she had a burn in the center of her forehead..
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:19 pm

I poke my head in the door from time to time, fully expecting there to be nobody home.

Frankly I'm surprised it's lasted this long.

Yet, I have to admit that the day this odd little backwater disappears into the mists would be a sad one.

Do as you will...
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:29 pm

FVBTVS wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:22 pm
to be
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 pm

I’ve posted here for my entire adult life. I’ve met a ton of people, some who I still count among my close friends, people who I love and think the world of, because of this place. Found out about some, if not most of my favourite art here or from people from here. The impact the group of people that made up this board has had on my life really can’t be overstated; my life would have been totally different without it.

I would rather it continue to exist, of course, but I can also recognize that my reasons are mostly nostalgia-based at this point. I often go days without stopping in now, and when i do, I don’t contribute much beyond a few words of minimal effort and don’t get involved in most threads. It seems like we all stay in touch on various social medias these days, but it’s different and seriously fuck Facebook.

I want to sincerely thank the people who posted here, though many will probably not read it. You have been my social circle and peer group moreso than any other I’ve had in my life, and I owe a number of you more than you might realize.
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:13 pm

:(
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:52 pm

riley-o wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:05 pm
seems like we all stay in touch on various social medias these days, but it’s different and seriously fuck Facebook.
Everything you said was important, but I REALLY agree with this part.

Places like this offer something Facebook cant, and I want this little Galapagos to support its unique forms of life for as long as possible.

And fuck Facebook! What if one of us quit Facebook? Then we'd all lose that person forever.
canon.docre wrote:I will not be seduced by the cheap showiness of nature.
FVBTVS wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:58 am
tried to make an ideal wife. she had a burn in the center of her forehead..
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:56 pm

what riley said :lhug:

i love this place SO much; I'd go to ludicrous lengths to keep it around

when the old posts started getting pruned it was harrowing
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:06 am

to be, obviously...i'll paypal the difference if need be. board has meant more constantly than even girls I loved

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Chad
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:55 am

I wasn't eloquent enough...riley's post was amazing, but I have to say...

this type of forum was my escape and my sounding board. darkest lost feelings were understood, in a way NEVER to be found again

if it ever needs to be done, I would host it on my own dime, just bc this community, such as it is, has been my only real friendliness

not lying when I say I love this place and the folks here
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:10 am

I'm still here all the time. Actually I think the people I do have on FB have all left.
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:39 pm

I might be a little lost without this AND Ronnie's corner.
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:42 pm

For all my fondness of video games, this is the only place I actually communicate to others about it.
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:26 pm

This place is the Cheers to my least-liked character on Cheers
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:41 pm

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Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:31 pm

So I've never posted before, but I have been lurking for over 20 years since it was the relapse board and everyone made fun of how fat pat was(at least that's how I remembered it). Through the years this board has brought enrichment in many aspects on my life pertaining to the artistic part of my personality that would not have been nurtured without the aid of people into metal. It has not been just music, but literature, television, movies, art, video games, and the countless other more artistic subjects that you don't get exposed to if you don't have a built in community outside of the mainstream interests. This board helped me decide to pursue a career in wine(hence the name as pretentious as it is) instead of my major of economics as I wanted to play music and still have a sustainable income. I know things have been slowing down but there is still conversation that happens on this board worth having and reading. Thanks for listening to my two cents, and I hope I will continue to be able to read all the opinions this board has to offer, no matter the view point(there has sometimes been an obsession with rather larger women, that while I appreciate a big ass, may have had ass a bit too much for me to handle, hence the diverting view point). Thanks for listening to me ramble, I just got done with a 14 hour day but felt it was important to voice my opinion.
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:16 pm

hello wine guy

is old vine zin actually a thing I could like, or was that one magical first bottle I tried a fluke and most of the time it's just a nonsense claim? like I wouldn't be surprised if you said "all zin is old vine" or "old vine is just code for 'we added less/more sugar' to this batch" or something like that. also what about primitivo.

i know you were looking forward to quickly sidling away into a lurky retirement but THE FUTURE OF THE BOARD IS ON THE LINE
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:33 pm

This board may not serve the purpose that it started out to serve anymore, but I do think it would be a shame to kill it.
Nowadays posts are few and far between, for sure. The board is existing solely on life support, ok.
It is still an important entity that exists comfortably independent of MySpace and other
such newfangled things that have taken most of it's plasma.
Let it be.
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:38 pm

Toilet Fleet wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:26 pm
This place is the Cheers to my least-liked character on Cheers
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:57 pm

im pretty sure Goatus and Mike Green are anticipating my rating of this Swamp Thing show.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:44 am

I just spammed a bunch of FB people about this

apologies if that was annoying :oops:
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