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Jah Warrior
10-23-2002, 04:13 AM
This place is becoming very surreal!!!

I havent seen a truly wicked thread in ages and it seems liek everyone is just posting for the hell of it.

I been getting weird vibes from this place for about a week and theres not a lot i want to post replies to at the moment.:(

Have we run out of stuff to talk about or am i reading onto this too much?

Maybe its just that the quality of the threads is fluctuating and it will pick up again soon?

who knows?

is this spam?

Datheus
10-23-2002, 04:15 AM
I dunno... I generally try to talk about current events when I create posts here... my last one no one cared about... 0 responces, as usual...

I really don't think any post is spam until there is absolultly NO way that you can respond without flaming them... Or something along those lines *rubs his eyes*

-edit- Thank you, Quotation, for the perfect example:

Originally posted by Quotation
Hmm....

There is no way in HELL you can reply to that without calling him a spammer... and yes, posts that call people spammers, well, those posts are also spam.

er... like if I had posted to that post "Quotation.. don't spam like that"... that'd be spam... leave the repremanding to the admin

...How could he even consider posting that :eyeraise:? That was his ENTIRE post

Kstar__2
10-23-2002, 05:46 AM
well, i do get alot of idea's for treads, but i always forget them:(

BCanr2d2
10-23-2002, 07:16 AM
Sometimes I wonder about where people are coming from in why certain threads are ignored, and others replied to.

I think thread Y is a good thought provoking one, which makes for a good read, whereas it's usually thread Z that doesn't really say much that gets all of the replies to it.................

STTCT
10-23-2002, 07:18 AM
people don't like to think - some are just here for :::gasp::: fun

:cool: ;)

Darklighter
10-23-2002, 08:33 AM
Well Jah, the blame cannot be placed on me, that's for certain...I have not posted a thread in about a month...and yes, I think people should stop starting new topics which are 1) Stupid 2) A waste of time. Thank you, and enjoy your stay:D;)

C'jais
10-23-2002, 08:38 AM
Been wondering about this myself....

It's because most people in here aren't interested in debating anything, just small-talk around friends.....

Maybe people in here are immature, maybe it's because they've done all the debating they needed to do in real life.

One thing's for certain: a thread created in the swamp can degenerate into petty small talk in no time....

PhantomHelix
10-23-2002, 08:39 AM
lol

yeah, a lot is spam, or close to it, but i think the swamp is just goin thru a dry period at the moment. itll get bak to the way it was b4 soon, i think.........

Darklighter
10-23-2002, 08:46 AM
I very much doubt it Phantom. No one sees it as a forum anymore: it is a chat room, only with posts instead of instant messages lol. It's kinda sad:(...

PhantomHelix
10-23-2002, 08:49 AM
well, i can hope cant i?

anywho, some1 has to do somethin. if we dont stop constantly spamming, this whole forum will go down in flames. i kno it doesn't seem possible, but it can happen. we really gotta shape up.

Pad
10-23-2002, 09:24 AM
and i believe ur right darky. its more chatting and irrelavant posts since ever. we need to do something. act now!
maybe we should start an example for all to follow. less spamming and post RELEVANT things. he without sins casts the first stone

Kstar__2
10-23-2002, 09:27 AM
i have two interesting threads:D come join them!:D :D

Darklighter
10-23-2002, 09:29 AM
I think we should start a new system...Maximum amount of threads made per week...if you exceed the limit, your post count goes down by 20:Dlol

GonkH8er
10-23-2002, 09:32 AM
hey, funky's my middle name :D

*dances to bullmark*

C'jais
10-23-2002, 09:41 AM
I don't think the problem is the number of threads created (apart from that darthboba00 dude), it's more to do with people extinguishing them through a blaze of chat, small talk and spam posts.

I know you can't expect people to stay on topic, but you really cannot create a thread in the swamp without it's topic being changed after 3 or 4 posts.... depressing....

Darklighter
10-23-2002, 09:44 AM
I know exactly what you mean...but sometimes people do go way over the top with the amount of threads made...I don't want to believe that the amount of threads almost equals the amount of threads, but right now it's going that way:(lol

(I hope I am not going to contradict myself...I'm about to make a thread for the first time in a month lol)

STTCT
10-23-2002, 09:45 AM
so like i was saying it doesn't really matter if you see pink elephants when your high. People see many differnt things. Some people even imagine things coming out of their tv sets and some just lie on the floor believing the world is spinning. Whatever you do when your high...just be careful and remember people can't fly....



:crybaby: this forum is going to hell!!! :devburn:

at least we will have fun on the way down :devsmoke:

GonkH8er
10-23-2002, 10:05 AM
:elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant: :elephant:


but seriously, it's not that bad. this is tame and on track compared to what it was back when JO came out.

honestly, its nice now :)

STTCT
10-23-2002, 10:30 AM
Considering our newest visitor I think this topic should go to the top. I especially hate when people come in here to cause problems - I really don't mind when people spam once in awhile to keep the humor going. It makes it fun. However people like the unmentionable just annoy the crap out of me.

GonkH8er
10-23-2002, 10:37 AM
i took care of him quickly....

dont thank me. thank the speed of "report this post"


:)

Pad
10-23-2002, 10:49 AM
yeey, glad i found out that button existed. ;) a quick push and things were taking care off. thanks for cleaning this place mods.
*salutes the mods*

*gets slapped for suckin up by all the swampies*
sowwy:p

ZBomber
10-23-2002, 03:43 PM
ug! The swamps a mess, with all these Jewdi2k2 jrs..... :( So depressing. :cry7:

Taos
10-27-2002, 02:41 AM
I was away for a couple of days and just now have got to read this.......

Man, I didn't realize ppl have been thinking this place is that bad, very sad this is.

I don't see it as very bad though.....maybe I'm blind to the problems or somethin'


I think the regulars around here can only do so much to help guide the newbies.....even some of the regulars have a difficult time controlling themselves. We just need to do a better job of policing our own posts.....I've even deleted a couple of my own.


I don't know, I'm not giving up on this place!!! :D

gorganfloss
10-27-2002, 02:47 AM
The Swamp seems to have gotten a bit dull lately...Could just be me...I even had to delete one of my posts for the first time the other day...

mima kake
10-27-2002, 04:27 AM
Well if it was that bad.
Why is every body coming back again and again...

I mean we still like the swamp even if every body spams now en then.

even the mods.

Some times there are some realy funny thing beeing said.
And I don't mind then if it's spam or not.

And another thing is some people have other defenisions what spam is.

So what you concider as spam another person could think it's something important .(or funny)


BTW GREAT AVATAR Gorgan:D

Darth Dooku
10-27-2002, 06:56 AM
I don't think the swamp is getting dull at all! You just have to find the right threads is all. By the way, I agree that different people have different definisions of spam - personally I think it is when you post a message that is completely unrelated to the discussion.;)

Agen
10-27-2002, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos
I was away for a couple of days and just now have got to read this.......

Man, I didn't realize ppl have been thinking this place is that bad, very sad this is.

I don't see it as very bad though.....maybe I'm blind to the problems or somethin'


I think the regulars around here can only do so much to help guide the newbies.....even some of the regulars have a difficult time controlling themselves. We just need to do a better job of policing our own posts.....I've even deleted a couple of my own.


I don't know, I'm not giving up on this place!!! :D

Hmmm, been away for the last week too with real life crap.
This happens abotu once every 3 months then everything jumps back into life :D.
We jsut need to make it a fun palce again which requires some addictive threads.
If you go back a few months their will be threads about the swamp being too serious, seems liek exactly the same thing again :)

leXX
10-27-2002, 12:46 PM
Notice my lack of posts lately?

It's not the quantity of the threads, it's the quality. I try to start interesting topics of discussion such as 'was the moon landing a hoax' and 'will warp drive ever become a reality', but they are reduced to jokes and spam. It seems there is a considerable lack of intellegent conversation these days. Half the threads are about avatars, the other half are about how evil girls are. :rolleyes: I'm all for the fun as you know, but now and then this place needs a good intellectual debate.

I'll be back when the maturity level returns to a somewhat decent height.

Kstar__2
10-27-2002, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Notice my lack of posts lately?

It's not the quantity of the threads, it's the quality. I try to start interesting topics of discussion such as 'was the moon landing a hoax' and 'will warp drive ever become a reality', but they are reduced to jokes and spam. It seems there is a considerable lack of intellegent conversation these days. Half the threads are about avatars, the other half are about how evil girls are. :rolleyes: I'm all for the fun as you know, but now and then this place needs a good intellectual debate.

I'll be back when the maturity level returns to a somewhat decent height.

i'm always in for an intellectual conversation, and you won't find me, or the other regulars reduce an intellectual tread to a joke.

but girls are evil:mad: well, sometimes than...
*runs*

Taos
10-27-2002, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by leXX
Notice my lack of posts lately?


I'll be back when the maturity level returns to a somewhat decent height.


NNOOOOO!! You can't leave here!! I don't like some of the threads either. I'm 25 and sometimes I tire of the threads but I sit back and laugh to myself......:)

If you leave, you won't be able to help reverse this current trend........please stay and help fight the battle!! :( :D :p

Pad
10-27-2002, 03:23 PM
i suggest we take some action

*takes out saber kiling all spam*

we need a good intellectual thread to post relevant stuff.
anybody got an idea?
something on life?

Kstar__2
10-27-2002, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Padanime
i suggest we take some action

*takes out saber kiling all spam*

we need a good intellectual thread to post relevant stuff.
anybody got an idea?
something on life?

was there life be4 lucasarts?:D
(well, not for me!)

Pedantic
10-27-2002, 09:49 PM
I don't think there's a problem with the Swamp. On the other hand, the Valley...:drop2:

Taos
10-27-2002, 10:00 PM
Honestly, I think for the most part, some ppl are over-reacting.......but we do have some issues here that need to be delt with and taken care of soon! But the swamp is still the best place to be @ LF!!! :D




i'm not goin' anywhere......

Sivy
10-27-2002, 10:05 PM
for a minute there i thought you meant funky as in the James Brown way,

:yeldance: :afro1: :stash3: :smoke2:

wwwaaa!! get up offa that thing!! good god!

:D


but yeah, not really any interesting threads lately or any debates that don't end in a ball of flame.

i'm out of ideas :confused:

Chewbacco
10-28-2002, 12:15 AM
Yeah, If there was another terrorist attack for example, this place would be flooded with new threads and posts.

Jah Warrior
10-28-2002, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Chewbacco
Yeah, If there was another terrorist attack for example, this place would be flooded with new threads and posts.

well there has been two in the last fortnight. one in bali and one in russia, it seems that nobody noticed though

Taos
10-28-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior


well there has been two in the last fortnight. one in bali and one in russia, it seems that nobody noticed though

The young one was probably referring to an attack on the US......there was another attack in Bali??? The one in Russia, is that the one with the hostages??

Kstar__2
10-28-2002, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos


The young one was probably referring to an attack on the US......there was another attack in Bali??? The one in Russia, is that the one with the hostages??

yes, in the theatre, why did they have to use v-gas?

Pad
10-28-2002, 07:55 AM
they thought it was sleeping gas. again an example of how good russia is.:p

Clemme w/Stick
10-28-2002, 08:04 AM
Well, thats really hard to say!

I'm hoping that the quality will pick up again, and everything will be as the time, when I left the Swamp for a couple of weeks! Wehn I returned, I returned to this....pretty sad :(!

I kinda feel like you do, theres not much that I wanna reply to anymore either!! Hopefully this will return to normal once!!

-Clemme

GonkH8er
10-28-2002, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Leemu Taos


The young one was probably referring to an attack on the US......there was another attack in Bali??? The one in Russia, is that the one with the hostages??

you guys didnt get much coverage of the bali bombing at all did you? :( :(

Jah Warrior
10-28-2002, 09:43 AM
well, hate to say it but it does seem that unless it happens in the states it aint important to some people.

for example, this sniper. he runs round kills 9 people or something and that has probably dominated every news program in the states.

Hundreds die in the bali bombing and i bet it was only given 2 minutes air time.


What we need is a world news station one that isnt biased towards a particular nation like cnn or bbc news 24. Just because it dont affect the yanks doesnt mean it aint important.:rolleyes:

GonkH8er
10-28-2002, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior

Hundreds die in the bali bombing and i bet it was only given 2 minutes air time.



thats very much what i heard....

apparently it took about 24 hours to get on the news too.... if at all.


i spose im just cut up coz most of the people who died were australians... and i happened to know 2 of them...


*shrugs* its probably like that everywhere with things like this.

Kstar__2
10-28-2002, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by GonkH8er



thats very much what i heard....

apparently it took about 24 hours to get on the news too.... if at all.


i spose im just cut up coz most of the people who died were australians... and i happened to know 2 of them...


*shrugs* its probably like that everywhere with things like this.

ow, i'm sorry to hear that gonkh8ter:(
it was horrible what happened there

Darth Groovy
10-28-2002, 11:10 AM
Kstar__2 please........

Why must you quote somebody on every thread? Why?:(

STTCT
10-28-2002, 11:12 AM
u should add that as a virus from the forums.... someone who must compulsively respond to threads using someone's quote.

Darklighter
10-28-2002, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
u should add that as a virus from the forums.... someone who must compulsively respond to threads using someone's quote.

Yeah, I really can't understand people who do it...:rolleyes:...

:Dlol

I know, I've picked it up as well, you can't help it...it's like an involuntary action, I know...instead of clicking 'reply', you click 'quote':D

Taos
10-28-2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by GonkH8er


you guys didnt get much coverage of the bali bombing at all did you? :( :(


What are you guys talking about....:D Honestly though, does it matter? :confused:


Anyways, yeah Gonk, there wasn't much coverage at all, the only thing I really heard was that there were 4 americans (I think) that died in the attack. The media has been so consumed with the sniper attacks in DC and the looming strike against Iraq, that we haven't had much coverage on it. Sad I know.........we aren't perfect here........

Jed
10-28-2002, 06:08 PM
The US is far from perfect. The sad thing, I didn't hear bout Bali at ALL. That's pathetic. But I looked it up, and it's horrible.

It's very sad that we don't here about anything out side of the country in the US.

Father Torque
10-28-2002, 06:16 PM
i think there should be a limit on threads per day so the good threads dont get forgotten about by new threads that are mean or just plain stupid

StormHammer
10-28-2002, 10:06 PM
GonkH8er...sorry to hear about your loss. :( It's always sad to learn that people you know have died.

I can't say coverage of the bombing has been brilliant in the UK, but there have been a few stories about it...and at least they held and showed a memorial service on TV for those who died.

I'm getting worried about my brother at the moment...he went to the Phillipines a few weeks ago, and I don't know what other stops he might have been making over there...I just hope Bali wasn't one of them. Haven't heard from him for 3 weeks. :(