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So I'm on a few forums around the interwebs. I have been a member of such things since type was green and screens were black, and getting on the internet from most homes made noise.

As I age, I find that most internet forums (sometimes) start out really cool and interesting, and then they deteriorate into private jokes, begging, weird wish-fulfillment, look-at-how-crappy-my-life-is, look-at-how-great-my-life-is, or NO! YOU ARE WRONG posts. I know, I know, I'm supposed to filter out what I don't like to enjoy the discussions I do like, right?

I think I'm losing my taste for it, though. More and more often I read forum posts and just think to myself "Why the heck should I care?!" And the truth is, I DON'T. And I don't often post on forums so as not to add to pointless forum posts that no one cares about, thereby reducing my personal status (in post-count terms, anyway) AND reducing my exposure. This in turn reduces the chance that I might meet a like-minded fellow human being with whom to share meaningful discourse, which is supposedly the point of online forums, right?

And furthermore, isn't THIS VERY POST another example of the rambling jackassery that I am objecting to right now? What am I supposed to do instead? Get a hobby? Go outside? Yeah, right! What I really need is an attitude adjustment! Or cash donations! Or "thoughts and prayers" - wait, I don't really believe in that stuff. Ok, I believe in thought.Cheese! I demand cheese! I'm probably gonna implode.
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I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a bunny with a pancake on it's head.
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Maybe you need a break from online stuff for a bit. A respite can be a good thing.
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I say you are spot on for being forum compliant when you made the cheese comment and implosion comment.

Hmmmm... Imploding cheese may even become a meme. Or not.
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midnightferret wrote:
I might meet a like-minded fellow human being with whom to share meaningful discourse, which is supposedly the point of online forums, right?


Wait, what?

Dave, doin' it wrong since 1993...
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So far, this is the BEST. THREAD. EVER.

It's got booze, cheese, cookie monster, wildlife... oh, and pancakes.

Maybe I'll stick around for a bit.
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midnightferret wrote:
isn't THIS VERY POST another example of the rambling jackassery that I am objecting to right now?


Well whatever it is you picked the right forum for jackassery!
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midnightferret wrote:
I know, I know, I'm supposed to filter out what I don't like to enjoy the discussions I do like, right?

On the Geek that is already done for you ala the separation into Everything Else>>Chit Chat. You should expect nothing less than complete jackassery in Chit Chat. Serious soul-searching posts need not apply.
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I want to read the "look-at-how-great-my-life-is" posts. Where are those?
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Jatoha wrote:
Maybe you need a break from online stuff for a bit. A respite can be a good thing.


Yep. Now and again, I need to step AFK.

Next step Embrace uncaring: Try these practice techniques. Each may take up to 4 months to master or longer for the advanced techniques.

Practice 1.
(((((((((ohm*))))))))

Practice 2.
((((((((((I am empty))))))))

Practice 3. (ADVANCED)
((((((((((((I don't care anymore)))))))))))

Practice 4. (SUPER MEGA ADVANCED!)
(((((((((((((((MisterCranky won't make me cry again))))))))))




*yes, yes I know.
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vandemonium wrote:


Practice 4. (SUPER MEGA ADVANCED!)
(((((((((((((((MisterCranky won't make me cry again))))))))))




Crying?! There's no crying in Chit Chat!
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jessitron wrote:
I want to read the "look-at-how-great-my-life-is" posts. Where are those?
Just yesterday my wife and I met with a mortgage broker. If everything goes through (and it looks like it will!!!), we can refinance our home at a lower interest rate, that will leave us with about the same debt as before, but with payments that are about $350 lower PER MONTH!!! Yes, that's $350 a month of FREE MONEY that my wife and I can spend on BACON, BOARD GAMES, HOOKERS AND BLOW! YEEE-HA!

How's that for a "look-at-how-great-my-life-is" post?
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matthew.marquand wrote:
vandemonium wrote:


Practice 4. (SUPER MEGA ADVANCED!)
(((((((((((((((MisterCranky won't make me cry again))))))))))




Crying?! There's no crying in Chit Chat!


You do realize there are other forums, yes? And geek questions... oh geek questions...
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