Why aren't there any more good topics

  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 27, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
    The forums are so stale
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
    hahahahahahahaha

    Sorry couldn't help it. This is also a topic that's been discussed to death
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    Because you joined at the wrong time.
    In 2007-2009 they were always exciting... Many of the greatest posters have dropped off the face of RJ and moved on. These days, most of our die hard posters are complainers and lonely guys.
    Even the trolls are not as entertaining these days.
    It's a cycle here in the threads. We're in a dip right now and it will get exciting again someday.
    Let's hope...icon_cool.gif

    See... even LilTanker (above me) took off for a few years!
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidSee... even LilTanker (above me) took off for a few years!

    Oh don't consider me back. I'm here only for a short stay before I go off again. Honestly this place is boring as bat shit but keeps me occupied for a short while.

    There was a point when I came here to talk to people who had opinions about worldly shit.

    Now it's a bunch of narcissistic guys crying for attention.
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    Mar 27, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    Interesting topics take thought to come up with.
    When trolls get banned, I've noticed it takes people a few days to get their brains working again and think of topics worth discussing.
    Slowly, we start discussing things like adults again.
    Before we really get started, the trolls come back and give us the same old drama that grabs everyone's attention and members are satisfied with off-the-cuff remarks again.
    We also have too many attention whores here, people who will post thread after thread and bump them and bump them until people finally reply. They push everybody else's ideas off the board.
    Those are my theories. The theories that are mine. And there they are. My theories. That are mine.
    (That's Monty Python. I hope I haven't dated myself.)
  • MikeW

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    Mar 27, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    Yeah, there are posts in this forum going back to 2007. I've been reading some of them. There's a lot more mature discussion.
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    The demographics of this site changed. Not saying the new crop of members are not capable of thoughtful discussion. But they're mainly here to kill time with cheap laughs.

    Also, the lack of active moderation through the years allowed trolls to flourish and pretty much kill any sort of interesting discussion.
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    Y'know, I've noticed this too…Ustabe little higher profile in here--where are all the good gay intellects these days… icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidBecause you joined at the wrong time.
    In 2007-2009 they were always exciting...!


    Back in the old days things were great? icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
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    Pauly72 saidY'know, I've noticed this too…Ustabe little higher profile in here--where are all the good gay intellects these days… icon_confused.gif
    well clearly you're not one of them


    Why--because I'm using the forums to do exactly what they were designed for: Respectfully express my opinion?

    Whatevs--this will be my last post. Moving on to other sites that haven't been highjacked by addled kids who need the drama.

    So long guys, it's been fun…! icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    immunity said
    Pauly72 saidY'know, I've noticed this too…Ustabe little higher profile in here--where are all the good gay intellects these days… icon_confused.gif
    well clearly you're not one of them

    This is another reason we never get good conversations going.
    Too many threads are derailed by personal vendettas.
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    Mar 27, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    I blame Stuart.
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThese days, most of our die hard posters are complainers and lonely guys.


    You know, I hadn't thought about this but it does make some sense. I know there have always been problems but the change from 2-3 years ago is significant. It used to be fun to spend some time posting here. Last night, there was a thread that made me almost sad for what this site has become....and I used to enjoy a good flamewar. Now it's just the same few guys trying to yell over the others, over and over again.
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    From my observation if a thread is not a WOYM, cause a flame war, have pics of sexy men, it is likely to quickly sink to the bottom. I notice that on sports threads too. they really sink lol

    SO I think after awhile it's just the same threads all over, hence the staleness lol
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    unfounded7 said
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThese days, most of our die hard posters are complainers and lonely guys.


    You know, I hadn't thought about this but it does make some sense. I know there have always been problems but the change from 2-3 years ago is significant. It used to be fun to spend some time posting here. Last night, there was a thread that made me almost sad for what this site has become....and I used to enjoy a good flamewar. Now it's just the same few guys trying to yell over the others, over and over again.

    The flamers of yore used to beat you down intellectually they would make you think and you had to use your brain to argue back.

    Ya know what they weren't really flaming anyone it was just interesting debate and only occasionally turn into shit flinging.

    Now it's just shit flinging without any intellectual thought behind it.
  • Karl

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    Mar 27, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    isn't this thread one of them? icon_sad.gif
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 27, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    paz_daddy saidnothing worse than seeing someone complaining about something that they can actually change by simply some clicks of a button. icon_lol.gif fuckers be acting like making a thread saying something or anything is like building the great wall of china. i understand if you were saying to change the layout of the website but you're seriously complaining about people not posting worthwhile threads to YOU though. are you posting worthwhile threads yourself? instead of waiting for someone else to be your entertainment where you respond to them, do it yourself otherwise you're a part of the problem. this is just as corny as fuckers complaining about the toppings of the pizza that someone else chose when they themselves didn't even chip in to buy the pizza or even be a part of the process in getting it.


    Well for a forum you need those who post and those who respond, both are necessary... duh.

    you make absolutely no sense what so ever and you are exactly the problem. If you weren't so caught up in derailing everyone's posts you'd see I did exactly what you said I complained about, I posted a topic that was relevant to me and not to you so you chose to criticize me for doing exactly what you said I should do... duh

    And what the fuck analogy is that with the pizza, god you're tragic
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
    The site dosnt offer a product new members want to participate in it. No bad just recycle the topics from years past
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    Mar 27, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidI'm quite pleased with the site for the past month or two ...
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    Mar 27, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    Then make an interesting topic and stop complaining.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 27, 2014 3:21 AM GMT
    Xavier92 saidThen make an interesting topic and stop complaining.


    It's not a complaint, it's a question. I can see how that can be confusing though
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 27, 2014 3:33 AM GMT
    ^^ lol I don't have anything to say yet I post in other peoples topics, you are priceless.

    Oh and here you are posting in this topic, lol
  • jo2hotbod

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    Mar 27, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    chinchilla_killa said
    jo2hotbod said^^ lol I don't have anything to say yet I post in other topics, you are priceless.


    no, you reply to threads other people make. you're not a thread starter with the exception of this here. if you have a good topic on your mind, make a thread about it instead of complaining about there not being any good topics. you act as if you can't make threads.

    and for the record, you don't speak for everybody when you say there's no good topics on here. that's your opinion.


    Wrong again, direah of the mouth. Oh, I never pretended to be speaking for everyone that's something you assumed I was doing.
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    Mar 27, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    Plenty of great topics buried in the WOYM thead, guess we'll have to start plagiarizing.