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Why did I come here?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by IamZed, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. IamZed

    IamZed ...

    Seriousness. I dont pretend to be up there with the impressive prognosticators here. I have begun to sink in a bit though. I used to keep both sites up but that will pass. I dont know what caused this place to happen originally, but back there when the big thread of the day is some crap like What is your Clown name? I begin to think I am in the wrong fucking place.
    I want people. I want to know them and their boggles. This is a very good site. Hell we have gay people and people that hate them here. That is one big step up from Caption this.
    I never posted in the EL. Well just once. I wanted to know how any forum could be so fucking dull. That was the title of my post. It got disapered after about 4 pages. I dont participate in many of the more heartfelt or volatile threads here but they make for good lurking material and the last place just allowed the boring and encouraged the repetitive.
    DSLR was the first web site I bought into. I needed something constructive to do with a computer as porn gets old kinda fast. It was fun for a while. It was serious. Then it stopped.
    I want to engage in serious discussions. Within my limits, as I said there are discourses here I wont jump in on as those involved know more than I of what they speak. I just like the tone of the site.
    Seriousness. Slowly but surely I begin to favor this site. I dont want to know what my clown name is nor play simple games nor see someones idea of a funny video.
    It will take time to be comfortable here. I still dont know what evil actually happened over there but I know it hurt those I care for.
    So what is your clown name?
     
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Zed,

    The telling part of the taste in this forum is that I've yet to see 2 people agree on everything. Diversity is what makes a forum, not breaks it.

    That simple logic was apparently missed by Justin.
     
  3. valgore

    valgore Veteran Member

    I'm kind of the opposite Zed, I come here for laughs, a diversion from the seriousness of life. so I like it when people post videos and cartoons. sometimes I just groan because i don't find it funny but that's ok I'm sure some people have groaned over my posts. I only paticipate in a few of the serious threads but I read most of them and I learn. everyone has different expectations and i think this site does a pretty good job meeting those expectations.
     
  4. cdw

    cdw Ahhhh...the good life.

    Just to put my two cents in...

    I like this place. And I've been visiting EL for a week now.
    Personally, I haven't seen anything out of hand, but I find the content here more interesting.
    I do find the cities forums over there somewhat interesting. There are local issues that are brought up that I would probably find nothing out about unless the story went national.

    I also find the format of the forum itself easier to navigate. (GA)

    And, we have the BEST people :)
     
  5. Sharondippity

    Sharondippity Sweetness and Light

    I like this place because I like the lack of politics. You don't have to suck up to a mod to express yourself. That there is enough for me to stay. I like things said out loud, not danced around like an elephant in the living room. I hope it remains that way.

    I like reading the discourse in regard to current events. I like to blend that into my daily news perusals so I can see things from more than the media's point of view.

    I like being able to post personal thoughts, but I am less candid now than previously because it was used against me in a heated discussion. But for the most part I feel comfortable in sharing.
     
  6. jfcjrus

    jfcjrus Veteran Member

    IamZed,

    I, too, often wonder why I tend to frequent this site so often.

    I can only offer this;
    This is the finest collection of shitheads you are ever likely to meet.
    And, being quite a renowned shithead myself, I guess I feel at home here.

    The threads are full of drivel, but, it's drivel expressed with passion! Oh, sure, there are moments of clarity or enlightenment, but, hell, studies show that even monkeys can paint real ART once in a while.

    And, I'm allowed to express such an opinion, here.

    So, keep posting IamZed, I look forward to the opinions and insights of a fellow shithead.

    Just kidding :)
    Really, I've never seen such intelectual debate on darn near any topic, as I've seen on this site. It is one remarkable group of folks.
    I learn something every time I visit.

    Regards,
     
  7. IamZed

    IamZed ...

    That is what I miss. You were quite open about a lot of feelings in the day. I need to be where you feel safe. I understand it will take time to rebuild trust but I hope you can do it. This is perhaps the most important time in your life and I want to hear how you feel. I hope you feel that you are free of people that want you down. I dont. I want to see your cute ass married to tell the truth. But I will listen to you if it does not happen. I was not involved in what went wrong. I dont actually know. I know anything that would lead you to make that statement was bad.
    You should always feel free to trust people with your feelings. Anything goes wrong with that and Lets Meet An Asshole. This is a violent site. As Ethics said it is held together by common disagreement. Perhaps that is pure. No one talks behind your back when it is so much more fun to make fun of you right in your face.
    Please relax and trust us to the extent you trusted once before. We wont go behind you to cut you out.
     
  8. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Zed,

    Let me also add that while many (most) disagree with one another, the learning, the respect, the community is still unmatched.

    I don't understand people who want Homogenized thought.

    Sharon, if there's anything that this site can do in order to promote your trust, please let me know publicly or privately. I am always seeking ways in which I want the members to open up. It creates a better environment and when people share, we feel better as a whole, as s family--with warts, bumps, agreements AND disagreements.

    The last thing I want here is fear of opening up.
     
  9. mikepd

    mikepd Veteran Member

    Zed, This is a great place with great people. As someone I respect said 'The finest collection of shitheads you are ever likely to meet'. Justin has his ego, we have freedom of expression. I know which I value more.

    I stay here to learn, offer my opinions, laugh, forget my troubles, offer help when I can, in short, have a relationship with those I care about that mean as much to me as any in 'the real world' whatever that is supposed to mean as if you are nothing but electrons in a data stream.

    So keep on sharing, Zed and all of you, I look forward to many more years of this. As the song goes- 'We are family'.

    Mike
     
  10. Stiofan

    Stiofan Master Po

    You know, one of the reasons I check this site every day is every time I hear about something off the wall that affects our lives, I know someone here will post something on it and I can't wait to hear all the opinions.

    I spend one night a week with about twenty guys I play softball with. After the game we drink beer and chat. They're all educated, and most work for the government or defense contractors. I've got to tell you all they are unable/unwilling to articulate their opinions like the people on this forum. That's not a criticism of them, more of a tribute to everyone here. I wished more people learned about the world from places like this instead of 15 second sound bites during the 6 pm news.
     
  11. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    That would make this a better world for all, I believe.
     
  12. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Sharon, I have seen your picture. There is no possible way that yuou could be thought of as having any elephant-like characteristics -- except, perhaps, a long memory. :)
     
  13. cdw

    cdw Ahhhh...the good life.

    Say what?!?! Here? Tell me who and I'll kick their ass! :)
     
  14. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    I came here to follow the person I respect the most.
    Thank God he had this website already.
     
  15. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Fuck you, you're always lying, and you're always fucking wrong! :p

    and you smell like an unwashed Ukie, too!

    SM
     
  16. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    And I came here to see how creatively Steve can dump on Ethics.
     
  17. IamZed

    IamZed ...

    Bruzzes, are you God now?
     
  18. Stiofan

    Stiofan Master Po

    No, he's just the wizard. Leon is God, and this is God's website. (Who does that make SM?)
     
  19. Sunriser13

    Sunriser13 Knee Deep in Paradise

    The Devil incarnate...
     
  20. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Fitting.

    SM
     

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