Why do people leave ILX for good?

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I have found myself missing some old posters, and really can't imagine why anyone would just leave and literally never come back.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
specific user such as imago 25
no one has left ILX 20
hate everything 12
greener cyberpastures 11
demands of career 9
content 5
midlife shift to hardline conservatism 5
ILM 4
other please specify 4
demands of family life 3
dissatisfaction with available stylesheets 2
price 1


rip van wanko, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:39 (two years ago) link

no "arsenal are boring and shit" category?

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (two years ago) link

nabisco posted a cpl weeks ago and no one noticed

sleepingbag, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (two years ago) link

*improvements in sex toy technology* suspiciously absent from your choices.

scott seward, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (two years ago) link

*reads through list* hmmm yeah ok hmm maybe hmm HEY WAIT

imago, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:46 (two years ago) link

picked user at random, promise!

rip van wanko, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:47 (two years ago) link

I don't approve of any one person being singled out in a poll. even a Cardiacs fan.

scott seward, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:48 (two years ago) link

altho I literally did drive someone off ILX last year and still feel shitty about it :(

imago, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:48 (two years ago) link

Voted 'demands of career' although I don't really have a career, just a job. I haven't posted on ILX much in the last 2-3 years because of it.

2018 has to be better (snoball), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:51 (two years ago) link

*noticeable lack of Geir* should have also been an option.

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1330670254/come_to_hongro_400x400.jpg

scott seward, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:52 (two years ago) link

Imago

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:54 (two years ago) link

what's the difference between "content" and "hate everything"?

sarahell, Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:00 (two years ago) link

I really don't see myself ever leaving ILX.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:03 (two years ago) link

i was thinking hate everything in a more general sense, not hate everything about the site xp

rip van wanko, Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:03 (two years ago) link

"trump made everything boring"

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:04 (two years ago) link

i voted 'demands of career' and just happened to be checking back in to ilx as this was posted. i love this website but shiiiit man i got shit to do.

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:07 (two years ago) link

I call bullshit AHH I called into covent garden last time I was in London and no sign of u

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:16 (two years ago) link

"price" doesn't really reflect the whole idea of "cost-benefit analysis"

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:06 (two years ago) link

"content" as in they are content to no longer be on ILX or as in they don't like ILX's content?

had (crüt), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:25 (two years ago) link

other please specify: death

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:31 (two years ago) link

Also if Imago now suddenly leaves, that's on you Rip van Winko

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:33 (two years ago) link

Winko wanko potato potato

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:33 (two years ago) link

the real answer is right in the thread title. they want to banish evil from their hearts.

scott seward, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:38 (two years ago) link

other: useless moderators creating problems

mod, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (two years ago) link

Truth xp

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (two years ago) link

I dont work in Covent garden?

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (two years ago) link

Other: pourquoi pas?

pomenitul, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:56 (two years ago) link

earlier today i somehow found myself viewing a 1991 channel 4 ad break on youtube, and there in the comments was r0bin c4rmody somehow pinpointing the exact date. so my answer is, other: youtube comment section culture more intellectually stimulating

redpilled, joined 4Chan

louise ck (milo z), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:59 (two years ago) link

You could've told me that sam

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:02 (two years ago) link

All best posters gone to twitter

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:03 (two years ago) link

Lol not rly

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:03 (two years ago) link

I can think of at least a couple of people who were basically hounded out of here. Whatever you thought about their posting, not pleasant.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:09 (two years ago) link

So what's Racoon Tanuki like irl?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:12 (two years ago) link

Let me clarify: regular, non-joke people.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:14 (two years ago) link

Poll

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:14 (two years ago) link

It's sad Garu was a G

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:33 (two years ago) link

i will never log off

ciderpress, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:47 (two years ago) link

maybe they forget the url

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:58 (two years ago) link

end up on the greenspun forums, keep posting there wondering where everybody went

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:58 (two years ago) link

jealous of the tireless breast-beating over ex-posters and want in on some of that action

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:59 (two years ago) link

figure they'll never get a macarthur grant if they keep fucking around on internet message boards

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 25 February 2018 00:00 (one year ago) link

sudden onset of ambition to do something with life?
moved out of internet range?
lost password during change of residence?
realized Excelsior threads had lost their mojo?
finished dissertation and no longer needed so much distraction?

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:06 (one year ago) link

They become rockists

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:31 (one year ago) link

Realized they were wasting their witty posts here and moved to Twitter?

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

marginalized by being called trolls

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:40 (one year ago) link

New thread viewing algorithm is bullshit to enslave users

Global Arming's Terrifying Old Math$ (Hunt3r), Sunday, 25 February 2018 01:55 (one year ago) link

i can’t leave now, it’s too late, i even think in lowercase

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Sunday, 25 February 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

finally heard every record worth hearing

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 25 February 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

Many stations across the country declined to air the controversial 1974 episode of All in the Family which featured the first televised instance of chooglin'.

Where Is The Univers (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 August 2019 14:12 (six months ago) link

jeez, it's all you see on the major networks anymore

maffew12, Friday, 9 August 2019 14:14 (six months ago) link

i saw an Acura ILX on the road last night, fwiw

sarahell, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:14 (six months ago) link

a little voice inside your head said
don't look back
you can never look back

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:15 (six months ago) link

it did, and I got off at the Buchanan exit, and I think the ILX continued east on I-80 towards Sacramento

sarahell, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:18 (six months ago) link

lock thread tbh

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:31 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

it doesn't really have anything to do w/ toni morrison specifically but more the general notion that, say, a black woman who made art mostly about and for other black women isn't really being talked about on this board primarily because we have no black women who actively post on this board

― marcos, Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:05 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

There is this, but there's also the effect (which I don't know if it's better or worse) where we'll talk about something that has an aspect (possibly a total aspect) relevant to an experience outside of our own, and, ignoring that aspect entirely, conclude that we've nailed it.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 4 October 2019 17:58 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

bump, just in case we've had any recent leavers who may want to share their stories.

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:39 (two months ago) link

ah but they left

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:40 (two months ago) link

I left

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:41 (two months ago) link

but you were ijrc fake, dan

yes i know they have left but they all of em still read, we know this

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:43 (two months ago) link

You not retiring yet are you Darragh?

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:46 (two months ago) link

He's never been retiring.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:49 (two months ago) link

every 2nd post of his seems like fuzzy, oblique bitching about lefties these days, at least before it used every 4th post!

calzino, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:53 (two months ago) link

lads please, please.

ye have yr thread, dont ye?

Banáná hÉireann (darraghmac), Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:04 (two months ago) link

too many threads for the remainers

mh, Thursday, 19 December 2019 00:32 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

every time a poll with a lot of options is bumped now I can only think "specific user such as imago"

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:54 (one week ago) link

Which specific ILX user has the best discography?

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

Best Buy

sarahell, Thursday, 13 February 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

Come for the pie. Stay for the clusterfucks. Leave when you've had your fill.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 14 February 2020 02:02 (one week ago) link

Bloomberg's got a babby

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Friday, 14 February 2020 03:15 (one week ago) link

LOL, I just saw upthread that back in August 2019 a proposal was made to pay women and minorities a certain rate to participate in this forum. So when do I start looking for any back pay? Should someone alert fellow "twofer" Geeta to this proposal?

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:41 (yesterday) link

i forget the thread for this but:

* Why do people leave ILX for good?
* people dancing to Phish

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:22 (yesterday) link

Which specific ILX user has the best discography?

― romanesque architect (pomenitul), 13. februar 2020 23:57 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

We all know the answer to this, right? It's no contest! Or am I forgetting someone?

Frederik B, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:24 (yesterday) link

there are in fact several contenders

imago, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:26 (yesterday) link

What I really want to know is which specific ILX lurker has the best discography.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:27 (yesterday) link

there’s your truth, and then there’s my softer, pinker one

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:27 (yesterday) link

this isn't something we should discuss imo

lurkers otoh

imago, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:27 (yesterday) link

this isn't something we should discuss imo

Indeed. My initial question was facetious and likely a parody of some other post/thread I've already forgotten about.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:28 (yesterday) link

Imago otm. Let's just say it's a tie and move on

Frederik B, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:29 (yesterday) link

mariah carey is poster "bee ok" iirc

mark s, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:33 (yesterday) link

Fred B is Lars Ulrich.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:34 (yesterday) link

i'm kali malone

*drones on and on about something*

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:37 (yesterday) link

Not to start shit again, but your posts are wayyyyyyyyy better than Kali Malone's music.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:38 (yesterday) link

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank
Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooou
:)

(I do like her music though!)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:43 (yesterday) link

also your jump shot is amazing

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:47 (yesterday) link

I had an international smash hit single when I was still going by the name Jordy so let's not be too quick to declare a winner here, is alls I'm sayin

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:06 (yesterday) link

Has it gotten any easier now that you're no longer a, you know?

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:10 (yesterday) link

Sadly, it's all been downhill since my diaper days.

Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:31 (yesterday) link

I had an international smash hit single when I was still going by the name Jordy so let's not be too quick to declare a winner here, is alls I'm sayin

― Expart of Languidge (Old Lunch)

dur dur d'etre old lunch

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:03 (yesterday) link

Should someone alert fellow "twofer" Geeta to this proposal?

whenever I mention ilx to her, she has warm things to say about a lot of old school ilxors, but expresses no interest in returning to regular posting/reading.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:12 (yesterday) link

she does have great taste in food/bevs, so if she happens to be visiting your locale, you should definitely buy her drinks and/or dinner, esp. if you are an affluent white dude.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:13 (yesterday) link

unless you're "that one guy" .... he knows who he is.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:14 (yesterday) link

I would definitely... oh wait, never mind

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:16 (yesterday) link

not you, mh

sarahell, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:18 (yesterday) link

jokes

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:19 (yesterday) link

DM-ed you

sarahell, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:19 (yesterday) link

she does have great taste in food/bevs, so if she happens to be visiting your locale, you should definitely buy her drinks and/or dinner, esp. if you are an affluent white dude.

Would it be ok if I'm just a regular middle class brown woman?

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Sunday, 23 February 2020 21:00 (yesterday) link

I think the implication was that the people complaining about a lack of diverse voices earlier in this thread are largely cisgender white straight men

mh, Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:40 (yesterday) link

well, fuck it, i've done my part to increase the number of women _and_ decrease the number of men posting here

of course offering money to posters is a fairly clueless solution - first off y'all can't afford my rates, second off i guarantee you spend enough time even talking about the idea and some asshole will jump out of the woodwork with some bullshit argument about how i "shouldn't count".

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 24 February 2020 01:27 (three hours ago) link


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