Why do people leave ILX for good?

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I've burned out somewhat on the US politics threads. I agree with pretty much everything posted in those, but thinking about it every day is not good for my mental health

ilx film and music threads are still interesting to me

Dan S, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:23 (four months ago) link

otm and soto too

― Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:14 PM

besos

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:31 (four months ago) link

ilx has all the best nerds. simply the best.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:37 (four months ago) link

glad to see recent Οὖτις and El Tomboto posts

Dan S, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:13 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

hell yeah, congrats!

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

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 (four months ago) link

hi goole

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:21 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

does FB mean Frederik B or Facebook?

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

no good choices there

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

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 (four months ago) link

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

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 12 April 2019 02:24 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

The people are okay.

Hey!

alomar lines, Saturday, 13 April 2019 04:52 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

"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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

Yeah, that's pretty much the key thing

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:10 (four months ago) link

and lj should be mod, yes.

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

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:20 (four months ago) link

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

omar little, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:35 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

jamiroquai is a hot couch guy ime

rip van wanko, Sunday, 14 April 2019 00:07 (four months ago) link

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

mh, Sunday, 14 April 2019 02:55 (four months ago) link

What does it describe?

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:50 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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

FernandoHierro, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:50 (four months ago) link

No

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:51 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

My trust fund? Lol

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:59 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

Clutch from Tom D there

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:05 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

Heaters?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 15 April 2019 05:28 (four months ago) link

We're all about heaters. I guess.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 April 2019 05:36 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link

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 (four months ago) link


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