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 (two years 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 (two years ago) link

They become rockists

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

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

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

marginalized by being called trolls

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

New thread viewing algorithm is bullshit to enslave users

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

finally heard every record worth hearing

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

ilx is old enough to know better

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 May 2020 01:20 (four months ago) link

So cry, baby, cry.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 May 2020 01:23 (four months ago) link

can you take me back where i came from
honey can you take me back?

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 11 May 2020 01:47 (four months ago) link

And indeed, this August -- three months away -- ILX is officially twenty years old.

Whoa, this is weird, in my mind I'm a new ILXor but it seems I've been posting for ... three-quarters of the entire history of the site?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 11 May 2020 03:21 (four months ago) link

thought I started posting as "uh" in 2004 (which I'm not proud to admit), horrified to realize I posted here under my government name 10 times in 2003. which I didn't know until 5 minutes ago.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 May 2020 03:23 (four months ago) link

sorta kills the point of the big goodbye post when you claim ta-nehisi coates was a seminal ilxor

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 11 May 2020 03:30 (four months ago) link

I recently ran into one of TNC's posts while doing an ilx search on an unrelated purpose. Surprised me to see the name used in a year prior to TNC becoming well known. It was articulate, pointed, but nothing deathless, much like your somewhat above-average ilx post.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 May 2020 03:50 (four months ago) link

sorta kills the point of the big goodbye post when you claim ta-nehisi coates was a seminal ilxor

― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, May 11, 2020 5:30 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Otm. TNC posted a handful of posts, addressing one particular topic, no more. This seems like name-dropping for the sake of it. At least Jimmy the Mod awaited the return of his loved ones en publique.

You owe us nothing, Yelp, and feeling out of touch with everyone here is as good a reason as any to leave, obviously. All the best.

Might spend the 20th anniversary looking up TNC's ilx posts. They must've had a lot of wisdom in them for a lurker/occasional poster to remember them in his goodbye post 17 years later.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 11 May 2020 07:10 (four months ago) link

Did I remember a rumour that Paul McCartney posted here at least once?

thomasintrouble, Monday, 11 May 2020 07:11 (four months ago) link

He left after the great 'Defend the Indefensible: Mull of Kintyre' wars of 2006 iirc

Lol

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 May 2020 10:38 (four months ago) link

i meant to leave after T✧✧@k✧✧.e✧✧ stopped posting

Flaneuring Bevan (Noodle Vague), Monday, 11 May 2020 10:49 (four months ago) link

what eephus said goes for me too - i arrived in 05 or 06 and have always felt very late to the party

Doctor Casino, Monday, 11 May 2020 12:27 (four months ago) link

a couple years back someone made a poll of all of TNC's ilx posts, it was kinda weird

Doctor Casino, Monday, 11 May 2020 12:27 (four months ago) link

I also joined up somewhere around 2004 or 2005 and still feel like I'm catching up.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:36 (four months ago) link

Any children-of-ILXors-turned-posters?

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 12:37 (four months ago) link

My kid lurks on here at times and has voted in end of year polls

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:40 (four months ago) link

He was born in 2003, which was also roughly the time frame when I first joined, although my posting history suggests it was later. I must've lurked for a while.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:42 (four months ago) link

what happened in 04 that so many ppl seem to have found this place? That's when I got here but can't recall how.

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:42 (four months ago) link

I don't remember exactly how I found it. I was very active on the Stereolab forum around then, and that may well have been what led me here.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:45 (four months ago) link

I may have first heard about it through hipinion.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 12:48 (four months ago) link

heyday of blogging iirc, and no twitter yet

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:49 (four months ago) link

plus there were people making a living writing about music.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:51 (four months ago) link

I found Tom Ewing's Best singles of the 1990s some time in 2000, I think, and was reading Freaky Trigger for a while - my first ILX post was February 2001, though I probably lurked for a bit before then.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 11 May 2020 12:52 (four months ago) link

i bought my first computer immediately following 9/11 after it became clear that physical media was too slow to keep up with the world. Plus the downloading. I found ILX a few months after.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 May 2020 12:54 (four months ago) link

I joined in 2003 but only really lurked. I properly started posting in 2015 (I think). I don't post enough so always feel vaguely like I'm posting from 'outside the room' as it were. I get this with all forums, tbh.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:01 (four months ago) link

what happened in 04 that so many ppl seem to have found this place? That's when I got here but can't recall how.

― Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, May 11, 2020 8:42 AM bookmarkflaglink

My friend that posted here told me about Geir and how he said Schoenberg ruined music so I joined purely to wind him up about it

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:04 (four months ago) link

I want this to be a true story

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:12 (four months ago) link

Hey Geir, I know you still drop by every now and then. What's less musical in your opinion, twelve-tone serialism or rhythm for rhythm's sake?

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 13:15 (four months ago) link

“The return to the board of noted musico-phrenologist geir” may yet be my answer to thread q so steady on pom

Microbes oft teem (wins), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:17 (four months ago) link

lol I think I missed the 'phrenologist' part.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 13:19 (four months ago) link

I want this to be a true story

― Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Monday, May 11, 2020 9:12 AM bookmarkflaglink

Lol it totally is. The first post under my gov't name was me ribbing him for it. I didn't realize the dude very rarely responded to barbs so I lost interest, came back a year later to talk rap and metal.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:20 (four months ago) link

Schoenberg? I thought it was James Brown who ruined music?

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:21 (four months ago) link

Papa's Got a Brand New Tone Row

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 13:25 (four months ago) link

I started posting in 2005? no idea if I lurked before that, probably not for long if I did. I do feel like a new poster, though I've met a people off board which makes me feel more like an insider.

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:33 (four months ago) link

get up get into it get inverted and retrogade

mark s, Monday, 11 May 2020 13:35 (four months ago) link

I once started an 'end of music' Pandora station based solely on the initial inputs of James Brown and Schoenberg. Geir is a good sort, though; some time ago, I reminded him of some of his earlier ILM pronouncements and he lolled

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:45 (four months ago) link

I like Geir, I think he drops by here from time to time. Some weird opinions, but a good guy.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:46 (four months ago) link

So he's not an actual phrenologist? I'mma need a citation, wins.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 13:49 (four months ago) link

everyone who leaves becomes their legend in time, rarely fairly but thats life

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Monday, 11 May 2020 13:55 (four months ago) link

did… did a nude spock write this?

mark s, Monday, 11 May 2020 14:23 (four months ago) link

I said musico-phrenologist which is not an actual thing: I was not being literal

Microbes oft teem (wins), Monday, 11 May 2020 14:28 (four months ago) link

Ah, my bad. I parsed the hyphen as an 'and' instead of a metaphorical qualifier.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 May 2020 14:31 (four months ago) link

what happened in 04 that so many ppl seem to have found this place? That's when I got here but can't recall how.

Is that around when the Baffler excerpted the MIA thread?

Rodent of usual size (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 11 May 2020 14:31 (four months ago) link

I became a parent so I was under what I call My First Quarantine, don’t know about anybody else.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 May 2020 14:37 (four months ago) link

lol that MIA thread was def one of my first full-on ILM reads

iirc I found this place googling for "Charalambides"

sleeve, Monday, 11 May 2020 15:50 (four months ago) link

yeah i wonder if 2004/5 had an influx bc google still worked properly

The Cognitive Peasant (ogmor), Monday, 11 May 2020 15:52 (four months ago) link

The googlers were great

genital giant (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 May 2020 15:58 (four months ago) link

I learned about google on my first professional job, which lasted from 2000 to late 2003. I feel fairly certain I encountered ILX during that time as well, but it seems too early given my posting history.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 11 May 2020 16:09 (four months ago) link


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