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 (one year ago) Permalink

no "arsenal are boring and shit" category?

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

nabisco posted a cpl weeks ago and no one noticed

sleepingbag, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

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

imago, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

picked user at random, promise!

rip van wanko, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:47 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

imago, Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

*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 (one year ago) Permalink

Imago

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:54 (one year ago) Permalink

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

sarahell, Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

I really don't see myself ever leaving ILX.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

"trump made everything boring"

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

"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 (one year ago) Permalink

other please specify: death

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:31 (one year ago) Permalink

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

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Winko wanko potato potato

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

other: useless moderators creating problems

mod, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Truth xp

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (one year ago) Permalink

I dont work in Covent garden?

plums (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Other: pourquoi pas?

pomenitul, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:56 (one year ago) Permalink

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

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:59 (one year ago) Permalink

redpilled, joined 4Chan

louise ck (milo z), Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:59 (one year ago) Permalink

You could've told me that sam

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:02 (one year ago) Permalink

All best posters gone to twitter

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Lol not rly

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

So what's Racoon Tanuki like irl?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Let me clarify: regular, non-joke people.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Poll

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:14 (one year ago) Permalink

It's sad Garu was a G

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:33 (one year ago) Permalink

i will never log off

ciderpress, Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:47 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe they forget the url

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

They become rockists

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

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) Permalink

marginalized by being called trolls

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

finally heard every record worth hearing

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

Yeah aimless otm, ilx has the best nerds. it is def the best place to get my nerdy itches scratched

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:40 (two months ago) Permalink

mh, i woulda taken that money!
Doing my first public pottery show this month at my studio btw!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:42 (two months ago) Permalink

hell yeah, congrats!

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I miss you.

― recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 21:43 (yesterday) Permalink

seconded

― Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 21:45 (yesterday) Permalink

aw, you guys

goole, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:07 (two months ago) Permalink

hi goole

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I have doubts that anyone can truly leave ILX. It imprints itself into your psyche forever. Like, when I got my most recent/refined AncestryDNA results back and they showed I had 1% Norwegian ancestry (in addition to 1% Swedish ancestry -- LOL Vikings), my first thought was, "OMG, I'm 1% Geir!" This was before I most recently came back into the fold. I also calculated that 20% of my FB friends are people I met via this forum community. Unless you become super successful and Too Good for ILX, you're coming back.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 11 April 2019 20:19 (two months ago) Permalink

does FB mean Frederik B or Facebook?

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:23 (two months ago) Permalink

no good choices there

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:49 (two months ago) Permalink

well one has undermined American democracy and the other one is facebook

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 12 April 2019 00:13 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm loving the old school cuddlestein mountain vibes of deethelurker's return

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 12 April 2019 02:24 (two months ago) Permalink

This is pretty easily the best place on the internet. Some of the music discussion is good. The people are okay. But really, it's the only interface I can barely stand to look at. And none of my dumb friends from high school are here.

jazzed (it's a boy!), Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:17 (two months ago) Permalink

The people are okay.

Hey!

alomar lines, Saturday, 13 April 2019 04:52 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm loving the old school cuddlestein mountain vibes of deethelurker's return

Even though I'm maybe 15% as enthusiastic and optimistic as I was the last time I was a regular? Wow, this site must be a LOT darker than it used to be! Anyway, Facebook (or certain groups in it and my similarly political friends) has turned me into a leftist libertarian/free market socialist, and there's a wider scope of political dialogue than would be found here on ILX, where as far as I can tell most everyone still reduces libertarianism to the caricatures of Roger Adultery and Murray Rothbard (if not a complete misinterpretation of Ayn Rand).

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:03 (two months ago) Permalink

"Free market socialist" seems to me a contradiction in terms. The only tool society has to police markets to force them to serve broad social needs rather than serve capital's never-satisfied desire for ever-higher profits and monopoly over markets is government oversight and regulation, iow, unfree markets. If "free market socialist" actually means "strictly regulated market socialist", then I'm in your corner.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

dee is anarcho-communist, this is canon now

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Y'all never heard of "social democracy"? That's the economic system I adhere to and doesn't sound at all "communist". Especially the way it exists in the mixed economies of the Scandinavian countries, who all also happen to rank the highest in global freedom indexes. BTW, one of my FB friends is a co-founder of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus (Mike Shipley).

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

it's a great system if you can afford it

idk. surely libertarian socialism is an admirable end-goal but there's a hell of a lot of work to be done before it can be implemented anywhere with a serious poverty problem

imago, Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

As I understand the term "social democracy" it would align pretty darn well with strictly regulated markets and align very poorly with any version of libertarianism or randian free market capitalism I have ever encountered. In which case, I'm in your corner, despite the confusion of terminology over your identity as a "leftist libertarian/free market socialist".

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:11 (two months ago) Permalink

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

― imago, 13. april 2019 21:11 (fourteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's not really true of Denmark.

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure people think of Denmark when they talk about Scandinavian Social Democracy, it's always Sweden or Norway.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

It helps that they’re all ethnostates

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's pretty much the key thing

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

and lj should be mod, yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:20 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hHSH9sJUEo

omar little, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:35 (two months ago) Permalink

why would being an ethnostate help with social democracy?

most ethnostates are not harmonious social democracies and sweden has had quite a bit of immigration: wiki sez a third of swedes have at least one parent born abroad.

ogmor, Saturday, 13 April 2019 23:43 (two months ago) Permalink

jamiroquai is a hot couch guy ime

rip van wanko, Sunday, 14 April 2019 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

hot couch guy is one of the most evocative descriptions spawned in recent years imo

mh, Sunday, 14 April 2019 02:55 (two months ago) Permalink

What does it describe?

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:50 (two months ago) Permalink

ilx is pretty much the last public place on the internet i like and i will continue to make empty threads for emo albums until someone stops me

― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:05 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

respect

flopson, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm a bit over participating on the internet. Ive said all I need to say online over the last almost 20 years, and I'm a boring, middle aged stepmom now. NO one cares what I think. I'l happily read stuff from others though.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce)

i am also boring and middle aged and i think this pretty much sums up where i'm at too. well said!

― the late great, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:48 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just keep posting heaters

flopson, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Even though I'm maybe 15% as enthusiastic and optimistic as I was the last time I was a regular? Wow, this site must be a LOT darker than it used to be! Anyway, Facebook (or certain groups in it and my similarly political friends) has turned me into a leftist libertarian/free market socialist, and there's a wider scope of political dialogue than would be found here on ILX, where as far as I can tell most everyone still reduces libertarianism to the caricatures of Roger Adultery and Murray Rothbard (if not a complete misinterpretation of Ayn Rand).

― The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Is your favourite super mario character wario?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:39 (two months ago) Permalink

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

it's a great system if you can afford it

idk. surely libertarian socialism is an admirable end-goal but there's a hell of a lot of work to be done before it can be implemented anywhere with a serious poverty problem

― imago, Saturday, 13 April 2019 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

We'll just hit your trust fund harder.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Grow up will you, for even five minutes of your tiny, tiny life.

FernandoHierro, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:50 (two months ago) Permalink

No

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:51 (two months ago) Permalink

What does it describe?

― Andrew Farrell, Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:50 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hot couch guys, of course

mh, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:55 (two months ago) Permalink

My trust fund? Lol

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Can't you two just act like every thread is a golf thread?

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Clutch from Tom D there

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:05 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm a bit over participating on the internet. Ive said all I need to say online over the last almost 20 years, and I'm a boring, middle aged stepmom now. NO one cares what I think. I'l happily read stuff from others though.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce)

i am also boring and middle aged and i think this pretty much sums up where i'm at too. well said!

― the late great, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:48 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just keep posting heatersabout teaching

― flopson, Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:29 AM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:23 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s tough when you’ve got over the initial heady enthusiasms of youth to think about what can be interesting and entertaining enough to post about. Hopefully new enthusiasms come along though.

I personally avoid the internet and ilx when I’m feeling irritable and disagreeable (best for everyone) -which can be for long stretches at a time.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Heaters?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 15 April 2019 05:28 (two months ago) Permalink

We're all about heaters. I guess.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 April 2019 05:36 (two months ago) Permalink

if nobody answered andrew farrell upthread, hot couch guy

if you can, ignore the article and read the tweets. they are truer to the concept than the commentary, which paints a too-specific (and kinda hacky) image. real hot couch guy hours in the tweets tho

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I get the initial "hot couch" concept of it being a faux-leather sticky situation, but imo the concept of a dude who spends way too much time on the couch, maybe even sleeps there regularly, is the base for me

coffee table covered in fast food containers and empty cans/bottles, maybe an ashtray or bong that is always sitting there. game controllers and tv remotes.

I've... approached hot couch times in my life

mh, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:26 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel like an important element of hot couch guy is that, like, he always has people over to crash after drinking/getting high, so it's less about him sleeping on his hot couch and more about you/someone else sleeping on his hot couch.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:31 (two months ago) Permalink

i clean my couch environs on the reg, theres ways and means of gittin er done without slipping into hotcouching

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:35 (two months ago) Permalink

this thread in particualr was what spawned the hot couch guy thing iirc

Hey man we’re all going to hang out at this dudes place again for some reason even though he has like three places to sit, smokes inside, plays the same shitty rap and the only source of light is from one shitty overhead

— smiling again (@intellegint) February 24, 2018

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Thank you all for coming together as a community for me!

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:35 (two months ago) Permalink

warming the cockles of your couch

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

there was a great bar conversation I overheard a couple years back where these guys were talking about having all lived together in a rented house and it was the house version of hot couch

i'm also reminded of an ilx thread where -- I think it was gr80? -- was talking about taking a shower at someone's place and there was loose change in the bathtub, had been there long enough there was a green crust cementing the pennies

mh, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:47 (two months ago) Permalink


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