Dear ILE - a plea

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How about, at least from now until nuILE is ready, people DON'T react to any other popular forum demons with barbed comments, malicious witticisms, or just pointless blunt abuse, every single time they post.

Of all the nasty crap that goes on on these boards, the conversion of friendly, respectful people into part of the bullying hivemind is the most depressing.

(before anyone calls me out on any hypocrisy, for the last year or so I have done my level best not to be a cunt on this board and I intend to keep it that way)

It's Teatime in Buttercup Land (Maaarghk C), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:53 (fourteen years ago) link

OTM

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Yay! Here, here.

It's a hard world, for little things... (papa november), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:56 (fourteen years ago) link

i'd also chew up a couple of malicious witticisms and use the resulting paste as a sandwich spread between two intact malicious witticisms.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:57 (fourteen years ago) link

As well intentioned as this may be, do you have any idea how patronising you sound, as one of your "popular demons"?

masonic boom (kate), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:57 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sorry I sound patronising.

It's Teatime in Buttercup Land (Maaarghk C), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:59 (fourteen years ago) link

in before locking

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:59 (fourteen years ago) link

A Nice Thread

ned trifle XIV (ned trifle XIV), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I never do it intentionally.

I may do accidentally my saying something that I mean as amusing or just plain crass, that comes out wrong.

MarkH (MarkH), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:01 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread has good intentions, hurrah! That should be lauded.
I predict it will become a mudslinging shitfest before teatime, however.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:01 (fourteen years ago) link

I've never understood the point of this either. Is it so different to separate the message for the messenger? God knows several threads of mine have sunk into general jokes about my liberal Scandinavian attitudes, even though that was never my point.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Probably best make that lunchtime.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:02 (fourteen years ago) link

I know, Kate, but I think it's still very nice of him to come up with this plea. Maybe patronizing, but at least a lot better than random vicious bullying. The other day - on that deleted Jon Wizard/Hacking whatever thread - I was astounded by how mean and condescending people can be, including people I would never have expected it from. I was thinking about either replying or just walking away as this is not a place I like to be. I know I may come across as a bit naive and a bit too forgiving, but I prefer that over nasty bullying. I would prefer this to be a nice place. *switch on hippie mode* :-)

I mean, ffs, if you don't like a person, ignore his/her posts. I know that can be hard, but at least try.

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:03 (fourteen years ago) link

done and done

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:04 (fourteen years ago) link

it's a two-way street

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:04 (fourteen years ago) link

to be fair i don't think you were being v helpful on that thread nathalie, but never mind.

people will never just ignore that which they don't like completely. it would be like not speaking out against something you disagree about or take offence to.

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:06 (fourteen years ago) link

To be honest I thought this the other day when some new fellow was roasted on ILM but it seemed to settle down (mostly) - folks are pretty good at handling themselves. We can all be assholes sometimes (except me obv).

ned trifle XIV (ned trifle XIV), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:06 (fourteen years ago) link

I like pizza.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:09 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.almadrava.net/damnans/TomDuncan/WHYCANT.jpg

g000blar (g00blar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:10 (fourteen years ago) link

I like cats AND pizza.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:12 (fourteen years ago) link

But yeah, How about, at least from now until nuILE is ready, people DON'T react to anyone with barbed comments, malicious witticisms, or just pointless blunt abuse.

It'd be nice for a while.

g000blar (g00blar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:12 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost I know, I was expressing myself very badly. So sorry if I came across as a nitwit, I was (slightly) wrong. I realize that now. :-) Still I do disagree with the attitude of some people (not only towards me, but others as well).

That said, I nearly posted some nasty comments as well and then realized that I was just doing what I am so opposed to: nasty bullying.

http://www.ics.forth.gr/~gaga/family/graphics-adoptions/churchmousegraphics.com/hugs%20and%20flowers.gif
Hey, GROUPHUGGELZ. heh

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:13 (fourteen years ago) link

If a bunch of the more tedious, rote auto-zings that get pointed at certain posters were to be retired & not replaced, that would be great, actually.

Norman Phay (Pashmina), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:15 (fourteen years ago) link

we need new zings, no doubt about it.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Why is it that the Internet seems to bring out the worst in so many folks? Are they unable to express their frustrations in real life, so they have to let everything come out online, even if their targets people they don't really know?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:17 (fourteen years ago) link

"targets are"

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I mean, just because you can make anonymous insults towards random people doesn't mean you have to.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I see it as when people go mad when their computer goes broke: you really turn into this raging maniac wanting to hurl it outside and smash the walls. It's really weird.

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Because we have no real life enemies, apart from the terrorists and that guy across the office floor with the annoying laugh and appalling ringtone. xpost

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Why is it that the Internet seems to bring out the worst in so many folks? Are they unable to express their frustrations in real life...

the internets is a part of real life where instead of spending time with people you a) like b) can earn money with you spend time with a self-selected variety of people, some of whom you like, some of whom are complete fuckwads you want banned.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:20 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost: dude, that must be a great thing for you, cause in my *real life* i have a lot of people i want deleted. ;-) sometimes i think ilx brings the best in me out cause in real life i can be somewhat nasty. hahaha

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:21 (fourteen years ago) link

I got totally shouted down and called out for being high and mighty, holier than thou, high horse riding gallant Sir Gregory of St Kitts for saying something like this a week or so ago, hence my lack of confidence in such a thing ever working. Good luck, though. I'm just gonna go back to being a cunt whenever I feel like it.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:23 (fourteen years ago) link

SECKS SELLS etc

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:24 (fourteen years ago) link

of course it won't work, but we have to try anyway. being a hippie cunt. ;-)

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:24 (fourteen years ago) link

I dislike your manner

crosspost

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I couldn't give a shit. I dislike you.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:25 (fourteen years ago) link

is it morning tea yet?

Gem (gem ), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:27 (fourteen years ago) link

the internets is a part of real life where instead of spending time with people you a) like b) can earn money with you spend time with a self-selected variety of people, some of whom you like, some of whom are complete fuckwads you want banned.

Yeah, but there's still a difference between reacting to something they say, and just reacting to them regardless of what they do. There people I don't like in real life, but I don't go on shouting "HEY, ASSHOLE!" every time I catch a glance of them.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:28 (fourteen years ago) link

fulfilling your own prophecy is sort of cheating, g-kit

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:30 (fourteen years ago) link

dude, that must be a great thing for you, cause in my *real life* i have a lot of people i want deleted

i guess it is. but the aggro i have with some people on ILX can sometimes be just as annoying and can have some implications on my social life (living in london as i do).

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:31 (fourteen years ago) link

i generally keep a big ol' wall between irl and ilx, it allows more freedom of disagreement/hate here.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:32 (fourteen years ago) link

nice for you!

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:33 (fourteen years ago) link

that said if i move back to cambridge, the idea of *not* meeting louis jagger feels just... wrong.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:33 (fourteen years ago) link

if u want to score with girl, never let her see your disagreement-hate

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:36 (fourteen years ago) link

never let your fuck-want see your disagreement-hate.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:36 (fourteen years ago) link

If kittens and skunks can get along, surely we all can?

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:37 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm all for a bit of peace and quiet, I scaled down being around these parts because the lol pwnage was just getting too tedious for words.

Matt (Matt), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:37 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/1161382099-1161360523005.t.jpg

PWEASE

resumo impetus (blueski), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Won't somebody think of the Pringles?

Matt (Matt), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Pwingles.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:39 (fourteen years ago) link

The Feud
The Biddulph feud preceded the emigration of the Donnelly family from Ireland and continued for some 17 years after their deaths. However, from about 1857, the Donnelly family was inextricably wound up with the feud.
The Biddulph feud had its origins in Ireland, and had begun almost two centuries before the elder James Donnelly's birth, with Oliver Cromwell. Among other English actions in conquered Ireland, Cromwell's forcible injection of Protestants into a solidly Catholic society -- with the explicit intent of expelling the Catholics-- aroused strong anti-English and anti-Protestant emotions, culminating in the formation of the Irish secret society called Whiteboys around 1761, named for the white robes they wore.
This split sections of Irish society in into three classes: Catholic Whiteboys, Protestant Orangemen, and Blackfeet. Blackfeet were Irish Catholics who refused to adhere to the rigid Whiteboy code and were severely mistreated by the Whiteboys for their perceived treason. The Donnellys were Blackfeet and thus caught in the middle between the Catholic/Protestant battles.
It so happened through an accident of history, that Biddulph Township collected just the right concentration and distribution of Whiteboys, Blackfeet and Orangemen, to cause the Old Country feud to be rekindled. And eventually the Donnellys were consumed in its flames, quite literally burning their way into history.

White Collar Boxer (DomPassantino), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:12 (fourteen years ago) link

but the problem with this statement is that it's an impossible ask

maybe so. but then so is saying: "hey, stop zinging/bullying/being nasty to each other."

my point is simple - it's far more useful to say, a la mark seven billion posts ago: "look, people, how about we just ignore posts that irritate us" than it is to say: "right dudes, no more irritating posts." i mean, irritation is in the, er, brain of the ILX0r. one man's troll is another man's nabisco. or something.

fill in the blanks: it's an i----n-t m-ss--e boa-d. lighte- up, pe-ple.

grimly fiendish (simon), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:13 (fourteen years ago) link

This split sections of Irish society in into three classes: Catholic Whiteboys, Protestant Orangemen, and Blackfeet. Blackfeet were Irish Catholics who refused to adhere to the rigid Whiteboy code and were severely mistreated by the Whiteboys for their perceived treason. The Donnellys were Blackfeet and thus caught in the middle between the Catholic/Protestant battles.

Wow, for the first time ever, I'm proud of my ancestors!

Tom D. (Dada), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:14 (fourteen years ago) link

traitor!

onimo (nu_onimo), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Nah, fuck Catholic fundamentalists!

Tom D. (Dada), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Them's fightin' words.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Who are you, some kinda Lucan or sumthin'?

Tom D. (Dada), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Did you come here to talk, or did you come here to fight?

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm came for the beer but I'm staying for the show!

kv_nol (kv_nol), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I think the "bar" thing was Martin.

Mmnot as I remember it... CJ sounds about right, but not entirely sure.

Ole Martin Halck (OleM), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:28 (fourteen years ago) link

It was CJ.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:29 (fourteen years ago) link

[Moving to shiny new home]

stet (stet), Friday, 16 February 2007 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Came to ILM in search of high-falootin' music discussion, discovered all-purpose web community/bullpit, compromised the two, rose to challenge, may have had issues with some posters in past but now unfussed (aside from when judged), kinda enjoy it. Dom is right that I throw the ball back whenever he throws it at me; what was initially snarky has turned out to be (in the context of the www) character-building and surprisingly good-natured, although I maintain he needs to ditch the McCain's-sponsored epaulettes...

unfished business (Scourage), Friday, 16 February 2007 02:33 (fourteen years ago) link

How on earth did you find this board drunk? You have a nose for ILX, I'll give you that.

McCain's-sponsored epaulettes (stet), Friday, 16 February 2007 03:35 (fourteen years ago) link

It also means that mods can now delete/move any personal attacks that are getting out of hand, which might deal with some of the problems people have been having.

Dearest admins, who decides what it is zinging, what is bullying, and what is just making a point to someone who then takes it personally?

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Friday, 16 February 2007 08:47 (fourteen years ago) link

That's for another board =^.^=

teh_kit (g-kit), Friday, 16 February 2007 08:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Dearest admins, who decides what it is zinging, what is bullying, and what is just making a point to someone who then takes it personally?

I know this! It's the admins!

KeefW (KeefW), Friday, 16 February 2007 08:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Collectively? Together? Stet has a bad day, he can just go shitcanning people that are pissing him off? ENQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOW THESE THINGS!

teh_kit, if you can't be meta on a meta-board, when can you be meta?

(haha, that looks like a theaudience album track title)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Friday, 16 February 2007 09:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Dear Stet, that was an example, I do not think you are liable to go postal and shitcan people really, please don't delete me for personally attacking your character.

luv ailsa_xx

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Friday, 16 February 2007 09:26 (fourteen years ago) link

(PS I know you know that but some people appear to have difficulty in distinguishing between disagreement and bullying so I am making a point. Badly. I'll shut up now)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Friday, 16 February 2007 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link

jesus it's twee out there today.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Friday, 16 February 2007 16:23 (fourteen years ago) link

you've started a lot of threads today

resumo impetus (blueski), Friday, 16 February 2007 17:07 (fourteen years ago) link

ailsa: Can we have some sane people as admins instead of the same jerks?

Rick Gibralter (grady), Friday, 16 February 2007 19:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Right, either you are accusing me of being Esteban Buttez, or you're pointing me to stuff in there about how admin stuff works.

I'm quite happy with stet pointing out that admins discuss things off board. However in that same post he also says:

1) The only workable rules (ie that won't result in endless legal-type bickering and "but I didn't break the rule!" whining) will be really amorphous and pretty self-explanatory: Don't a be dick. Flickr's one's good too: "Don't be creepy. You know, that guy. Don't be him."

and the need for a new (albeit possibly temporary) rule i.e. take shit to the meta board or we'll take it there for you runs contrary to the idea that self-policing is the only workable rule.

I'm basically OK with this meta-board in principle, but not entirely clear what the principle is.

Since this is a meta-board, I'm going to do a wee bit of self-explanation. I have had a bit of a run-in recently with a poster who is taking it WAY more personally than it was meant. It's certainly not personal to any one poster, more a disagreement with a principle of people getting to police their own bits of the board (and evidence suggests I'm not the only one). I've tried to illustrate the non-personal-ness of my argument by politely explaining to that person that I do not actually have a problem with them personally. Part of me is a bit worried that others don't see it that way - I guess it depends what bits of ILX people notice.

I'm giving up on that one issue now anyway. It's too small a part of my overall ILX experience to let it bother me that much. I'm all for live and let live. I contribute non-snarkily to lots of the board - TV, films, music, football, general day-to-day shit. I'm trying really hard not to be an overall nuisance. I hope I'm succeeding. I really like this board and a lot of the people therein. I just want it to work.

Peace out.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Saturday, 17 February 2007 00:18 (fourteen years ago) link

The principle, which is being tried out more than imposed, is that it could be better for meta stuff to not derail threads needlessly.

So instead of your beef getting pushed to one side on the WC thread, and then popping its head up in Noise and various other places, could instead be hashed out here. It lets things that need to come to head, er, come to one, without trashing threads. It lets people call someone out for something cuntish, and lets other people give their opinion without it being smeared across 17 threads.

Basically, I guess you could see it as somewhere for self-policing to happen without getting in the way.

stet (stet), Saturday, 17 February 2007 01:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, but bunging it somewhere no-one can see = it'll just be another noize board rofflez thread, reaching the people who can be arsed reading a load of meta shite and not doing anything constructive because the majority of the board probably won't give a toss, and you don't think the mentality will spill over elsewhere until everything ends up here? (worst case scenario, obv, perhaps some people are better than I'm giving them credit for)

I said, I like it in principle. I hate that shitloads of people have piled in on a small issue I had with the way people were being treated by Kate and the way she felt she had control over a part of ILX and made it some big AILSA V KATE FITE OH NOES incident when that was never my intention and then it kept spiralling and spinning off into every thread and got brought up here when I was at work and I went off on one because I'm sick fed up of people misunderstanding what I'm on about and it's not even just me that's doing it anyway, there's Kate-directed snark all over the board and at least I was trying to vocalise exactly what my beef was, which was with ONE FUCKING THREAD. I'm backing well the fuck away from the whole fiasco now. People are making this something it's not, and I hate it and it's actually really fucking bothering me. I made some crappy jokes about Kate killfilling me for a cheap self-deprecating roffle and now I've gone back to posting pictures of old towns and talking about washing machines.

Perhaps it got lost upthread when Stevem completely misunderstood everything I said and suggested I go and start a rival watercooler thread and I said "Because I shouldn't need to. There's one there already. And I'm not going to make it a taking sides ailsa vs kate, which I'm pretty sure she would if people deserted "her" thread for "mine". I don't need it or care that much, I just don't like being told what I can and can't post on ILE by someone who's not a moderator."

Can I just make it REALLY REALLY CLEAR I'm not going to react to Kate being Kate by being Kate too.

However, I am getting terrible meta about it. Thank God for this board!

I think the point I am trying to make is that I've been inadvertently caught up the whole meta-thing that led to this, so if I want to ask questions about it, I'm trying to point out that I've no real self-interest, I'm just asking general questions on behalf of an enquiring mind, not someone who intends being a flaming nuisance to anyone in particular on the board.

(I'm off to have some real life now. It'll be good for me)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Saturday, 17 February 2007 10:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not misunderstanding you and I didn't say 'rival' thread. There's just no reason for there not to be (yet) another 'idle chit-chat' thread, esp. when it would probably be a lot freer of silly arguments about what can/can't be talked about. It just makes more sense.

resumo impetus (blueski), Saturday, 17 February 2007 11:05 (fourteen years ago) link

daughtered in a ilx beef

unfished business (Scourage), Saturday, 17 February 2007 11:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Why don't we ban kate? 90% of drama resolved?

jw (ex machina), Saturday, 17 February 2007 14:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I hate that shitloads of people have piled in on a small issue I had with the way people were being treated by Kate and the way she felt she had control over a part of ILX and made it some big AILSA V KATE FITE OH NOES incident when that was never my intention and then it kept spiralling and spinning off into every thread and got brought up here when I was at work and I went off on one because I'm sick fed up of people misunderstanding what I'm on about and it's not even just me that's doing it anyway, there's Kate-directed snark all over the board and at least I was trying to vocalise exactly what my beef was, which was with ONE FUCKING THREAD

Longest sentence on ILX?

onimo - concentrating on the real issues (nu_onimo), Saturday, 17 February 2007 15:54 (fourteen years ago) link

There's this old gem from IRE:

how can a person feel good again with ptsd anxity depression anger hate guilt and shame i was sexually abused as a child and as an addddult had my first child at age twelve my second at age sixteen andmy third at age twentyseven i have nothing no money i was taken from my parents by the state but i ran away becaused i was being influenced by my abuser and the state put me in his custody he shot two police men infront of me his familt blames me for it all for trying to get away from him i was tying to run for my life and made him mad and they say i made him do it i lost my son to his family of fear to contact any of them he hates me my oldest who is twentyone we just met eachother and slowly trying to build a relationship witheach other that is a dream come true but i feel cheated violated robbed of my childhood my teenhood motherhood my education i have a thired grade education i have had to fight to servive i have nothing no money my body never went back to shape my skin is all stretch out i have stretch marks everyware my stomach mymy arms and legs i have never felt sexy or happy or secure all of my life how do i acheave this and become someone i will like to be and to feel comfortable with who i am i need to start a new chapter in my life but i need help i thought i would conect real well with Robin could you see whatyou can do to help a desprate person i really need someone to talk to who i ca trut honestly who wont judge me who really wants to help me and wont abandoned me .

-- Michelle ST.Pierre (frnchpierr...), September 25th, 2006.

step hen faps (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 17 February 2007 19:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Stevem, there shouldn't need to be another chit-chat thread. I don't want there to be another one. I nearly like the one that's there apart from the hovering "step out of (MY) line, you ain't welcome round here boi" threat implicit throughout. And, as I said, you (or Kate) try convincing me that starting one where you can having fleeting mentions of reality TV or sporting concerns isn't going to be perceived as barrier drawing. Doing that = saying KATE IS WRONG. I'm not going to be the person to do that, no matter what she or anyone else thinks.

I don't even want to talk about football and telly and whatever on the watercooler. What started this whole recent shitfest off was Kerr mentioning Paris Hilton displaying racist tendencies and asking what teh watercooler massive thought. I said what I thought in passing and referred to another populist incident of "celebrity racism". then I (not Kerr) got shit for dragging non-Kate-ordained stuff into the Watercooler. At that time, it was kind of difficult to go "ooh some high profile people be racist" without mentioning BB. I even apologised for having to mention it! Oh read the fucking thread yourselves. I didn't even break Kate's precious fucking "rules", yet I still got scapegoated. THIS IS WHY I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS SHITE ANY MORE IT IS RIDICULOUS.

(fuck, I actually typed that with gritted teeth)

Also, Gerry, yes, you are hilarious. You're also walking to the football on Tuesday now. Ho ho, meta or what.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Saturday, 17 February 2007 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

ha, I should get one fucking blog, like waht I said to Kate. Except stet's made one for me.

(joke - seriously, I never went in for the self-justifying on real-ILX/sandbox because it would have been too meta. Now I can. Hurrah! Except I feel like an over-reacting tit, whatever that feels like, ha, please stop me typing I AM DRUNK)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Saturday, 17 February 2007 20:59 (fourteen years ago) link

let go

onimo (nu_onimo), Sunday, 18 February 2007 00:05 (fourteen years ago) link

roffle?

Jesus Dan (dan perry), Sunday, 18 February 2007 00:11 (fourteen years ago) link

roll to me

acrobat (acrobat), Sunday, 18 February 2007 01:37 (fourteen years ago) link

If it gets too serious the fanny is removed, but usually "ignore him her, he's k8's a fanny" suffices.

-- onimo (ilx.onim...), February 15th, 2007 1:10 PM. (nu_onimo)

fixed XD

amon (amon), Sunday, 18 February 2007 07:09 (fourteen years ago) link

GAIE

fake pablo (Pablo), Sunday, 18 February 2007 10:01 (fourteen years ago) link

bump

amon (amon), Monday, 19 February 2007 01:29 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't really see why the Watercooler hasn't been taken onto its own closed mailing list by now. It's always the same ten or so posters anyway, and at least it would allow Kate to do the 'my gaff, my rules thing' to her heart's content without worrying about undesirables reading the thing and using it against her.

I think this of the rest of the chat threads as well TBH but the Watercooler in particular seems to be of even more limited appeal.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Monday, 19 February 2007 09:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone can post on it. I never posted on the early ones, i didn't know Kate at all yet I was welcomed there.

pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 19 February 2007 11:22 (fourteen years ago) link

i just think of it as another local thread like mongrels/sheepfux0rz which i've literally never gone into.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Monday, 19 February 2007 11:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Historically the Watercooler threads were started because K felt she was being shouted down or ridiculed on the TITWIS threads, so really there's no reason why anyone unhappy with the way things are done in WC land couldn't similarly start a chat thread of their own, even though I agree with Matt that this type of thing will most likely lead to further atrophy/entropy at board level.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 20 February 2007 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

shit is so fucked people don't even know what is or isn't a parody thread.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Tuesday, 20 February 2007 16:03 (fourteen years ago) link

This is my high horse, get the fuck off.

teh_kit (g-kit), Tuesday, 20 February 2007 16:10 (fourteen years ago) link

shit is so fucked people don't even know what is or isn't a parody thread.

Then stop being the shitfucker!

It's Teatime in Buttercup Land (Maaarghk C), Tuesday, 20 February 2007 17:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Q: What is ILX about?

A: ILX

resumo impetus (blueski), Tuesday, 20 February 2007 18:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I can't even tell who is and isn't joking any more.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 21 February 2007 14:19 (fourteen years ago) link

i am joking.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 21 February 2007 14:19 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm not.

Dom Passantino (DomPassantino), Wednesday, 21 February 2007 14:32 (fourteen years ago) link


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