How old should you be before posting on ILXOR?

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I think I realise why I lurk rather than post here is as a 26yo, I feel like I have not lived/consumed enough to participate in the dialogue.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
10+ 12
0+ 11
20+ 11
Don’t post on ILXOR please 8
25+ 5
50+ 3
40+ 1
30+ 0
45+ 0
Other 0
35+ 0


hrep (H.P), Sunday, 18 July 2021 10:58 (one week ago) link

ILX is for the children

Southgate Serves Imperialism (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 18 July 2021 11:14 (one week ago) link

The Golden Age of ILX is twelve.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 July 2021 11:36 (one week ago) link

On the other hand:
The ideal ILX0R has the musical taste of a fourteen-year-old girl.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 July 2021 11:49 (one week ago) link

It depends a bit on your life experience, I'd guess.

At 26 you could have given up symbolist poetry, subsisted on absinthe & hash, been shot, joined the Dutch Colonial Army in Java/Indonesia, deserted and fled into the jungle, and worked as a stone quarry foreman in Cyrpus.
But ymmv.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 18 July 2021 11:56 (one week ago) link

I’d think most mileage would vary there.

hrep (H.P), Sunday, 18 July 2021 12:32 (one week ago) link

Barbara Newhall Follett published her first novel when she was 12

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 18 July 2021 12:39 (one week ago) link

'New Labour' Barbara Follett was forced to leave Ethiopia as a teenager when her alcoholic father was deemed to have insulted Yugoslavia's President Tito when he fell into a drinks trolley during the loyal toast in 1957.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 18 July 2021 12:57 (one week ago) link

I remember it vividly

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 July 2021 13:46 (one week ago) link

I'd wager that many of the long-timers were <26 when they started posting here.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:21 (one week ago) link

not me

mark s, Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:25 (one week ago) link

Not I

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:32 (one week ago) link

Started posting at 22 here and I know less now but I just keep posting.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:34 (one week ago) link

150+ or gtfo

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:36 (one week ago) link

I patiently waited until I was eligible

but frankly, the days of paying my lurking dues were the best decades of my life

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:49 (one week ago) link

If it weren't for the 0-10 crowd, we wouldn't have the magnificent "Dusty-dusty him sad..."

Jaq, Sunday, 18 July 2021 14:54 (one week ago) link

I first posted here at 19 and would not recommend that to anyone.

To be fair tho past experiences are of limited value as today's ILX is a different beast. Way less chat about club nights and where to score weed, way more about parenting.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:08 (one week ago) link

Best to never learn how

calstars, Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:11 (one week ago) link

H.P., you realise ilx0r is an ageing population and by revealing that you're under thirty half the board is going to try to Peter Thiel you?

emil.y, Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:14 (one week ago) link

😬

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:14 (one week ago) link

i think it would be weird if a 14-year-old started posting here now. not that it wasn't weird back in 2002.

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:16 (one week ago) link

having some younger posters would be great

like the well-known neil young hit "powderfinger", "i had just turned twenty-two" when i started posting here, "and i was wondering what to do", so i left for a few years and came back, didn't really go pro until 26.

H.P. you're in your posting prime imo

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:33 (one week ago) link

26 is probably a good starting point, tbh. I was somehow even more obnoxious in my early 20s and would have been eaten alive if I'd come struttin' in here with the knowing smirk of someone who'd somehow already seen it all three years out of high school. You need to have built up a little callous or else your hide will just get tanned rather than toughened.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:50 (one week ago) link

to be clear i am also in my posting prime (way other)

mark s, Sunday, 18 July 2021 15:51 (one week ago) link

another benefit of starting in your 20s is that the generous ilx pension plan kicks in earlier later on

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:10 (one week ago) link

Other (ILXOR should be extinguished)

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:12 (one week ago) link

xp I keep telling the kids this, i go through it all but they are so squeezed for cash they have no interest in maxing out their contributions look i can see their point but theyll be sorry later

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:12 (one week ago) link

tbf we'll all be sorry later

im sorry right now in fact

mark s, Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:13 (one week ago) link

folks

I am *tired* of having to remind you of this.

It feels like it is a weekly thing. It will be 2073, half the world will be dead, and I'll still be here, reminding you.

You need a signed permission slip by a parent or guardian to post here if you are under the age of 63.

If you do not provide this, and you post, all of your posts will become public domain and released to the BBC for broadcast over the airwaves.

Some have asked me "what if I don't have a parent or a guardian?".

Don't try to shine me - if you're considering posting here, SOMEONE is managing your affairs...and it's not you.

I need permission slips by the end of day for

Karl Malone

mark s

calstars

and_what

Dom Passantino

Pauly Shore

deangulberry

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:19 (one week ago) link

Regardless of age the trick is to post like you already know everything about culture. You don’t actually have to, just google anything you don’t get and pretend you knew it all along in your response. The ilx points you receive can even double with the “time bonus” feature (respond within 2 minutes with proof you “understand” the above posts in a thread). I was able to wrack up so many points that I got to redeem for one of the larger Ned Raggett action figures they had, with the famous quotes pull string which was fucking sick. Another tip is to just post “disco pastiche” in random ilm threads for free points for zero effort.

Evan, Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:38 (one week ago) link

I made my name on here by being the first to describe certain guitar sounds as angular.

xpost nean I will have that slip to you by the fifth, you know I’m good for it

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:56 (one week ago) link

im 35 and im BEGGING the younger millennials/older zoomers lurking to PLEASE take up more space here, this place is like children of men but for posting

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:04 (one week ago) link

We're all so fucking old, please youngs come and tell us about what is currently fresh and dope. It's still Big & Rich, right?

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:23 (one week ago) link

Having graduated to the forties thread, ye can keep the brat spaces. They were looking increasingly shabby anyway imo

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

i started at 24 or 25, it's all good, the only downside is knowing that ten years later old posts of yours will be painfully cringe-inducing to read. this may however be true regardless of what age you get hooked, idk.

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:33 (one week ago) link

most of my cringey shit is from ages 18-24, anything after that is probably all good shit

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:35 (one week ago) link

i'm making my most cringey stuff right now, and probably will keep getting a bit worse for a while more before getting better.

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:37 (one week ago) link

but as far as old bad posts go, it can be partly addressed by changing your username a few times. the oldsters will remember and retain some continuity, but it throws everyone else off the trail. kind of like getting your car painted in GTA III

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:38 (one week ago) link

Changing names is weak sauce
Own your shit

calstars, Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:42 (one week ago) link

i'm BEGGING the younger millennials/older zoomers lurking to PLEASE take up more space here

+1

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:43 (one week ago) link

btw, i'm voting 10+. i'd be fine with most ten year old's input. it's the 14-17 year olds I'd prefer to pass by.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:45 (one week ago) link

i feel like you should be at least 17 bc we do cusses at a high level which would get us an "R" (MPAA) rating and i dont want any parents getting mad

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:49 (one week ago) link

my posts were always good

mark s, Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:50 (one week ago) link

that's right

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:50 (one week ago) link

https://imthehelldude.neocities.org/richlather.png

mark s, Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:53 (one week ago) link

xps i think i've had 3-4 names. each change was either the result of realizing i should anonymize myself slightly more or making some sort of mistake

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:55 (one week ago) link

Way less chat about club nights and where to score weed, way more about parenting.

Any good weed clubs these days? Asking for my kid.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Sunday, 18 July 2021 18:06 (one week ago) link

H.P., you realise ilx0r is an ageing population and by revealing that you're under thirty half the board is going to try to Peter Thiel you?

See this is the problem, what the hell does it mean to be Peter Thieled?! Google doesn’t have all the answers for these cursed ILX traditionals

hrep (H.P), Monday, 19 July 2021 04:48 (one week ago) link

like the well-known neil young hit "powderfinger", "i had just turned twenty-two" when i started posting here, "and i was wondering what to do", so i left for a few years and came back, didn't really go pro until 26.

H.P. you're in your posting prime imo


My mamma always told me not to take life advise from murdered Neil Young characters

hrep (H.P), Monday, 19 July 2021 04:58 (one week ago) link

i must have just turned 19 when i started posting. in retrospect i probably should ave waited a good ten years before posting anything, and even then

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 19 July 2021 09:43 (one week ago) link

how old was connor smedley when they started posting? what about brodie?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 19 July 2021 10:10 (one week ago) link

Noted real people connor smedley and brodie, there

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Monday, 19 July 2021 10:54 (one week ago) link

Conner (sic) Smedley actually is real! I believe someone linked to his post-ILX work at some point (although nothing compared to the real-time lycanthropy documentation).

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 July 2021 11:06 (one week ago) link

his real-time post-ILX work is staking vampires, wd that all who quit the borads found such a calling

mark s, Monday, 19 July 2021 12:23 (one week ago) link

fwiw, I assume "Peter Thieled" referred to this not to borad lore: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/peter-thiel-wants-to-inject-himself-with-young-peoples-blood

rob, Monday, 19 July 2021 12:31 (one week ago) link

it did, peter thiel has never posted on ilx

(im fibbing, he is clearly poster sanpaku)

mark s, Monday, 19 July 2021 12:38 (one week ago) link

wait conner smedley was sic???

criminally negligible (harbl), Monday, 19 July 2021 12:52 (one week ago) link

xp lol but also hmm...

rob, Monday, 19 July 2021 12:54 (one week ago) link

my posts were always good

― mark s, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:50 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

part of the ilx dynamic is regretting every single one of your bad posts and marveling at the ppl with no bad posts like mark s and tim f

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 19 July 2021 13:13 (one week ago) link

i started posting at 22 and used up every opportunity to embarrass myself in the first year bc i wanted to come off smart and erudite but actually came off totally incoherent. love growing up

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 19 July 2021 13:16 (one week ago) link

i started posting at 22 and used up every opportunity to embarrass myself in the first year bc i wanted to come off smart and erudite but actually came off totally incoherent. love growing up

Getting older is underrated.

KEEP HONKING -- I'M BOBOING (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 19 July 2021 13:37 (one week ago) link

i started posting here at 23, and i'd like to think that my posts have gotten better in the 8 years hence, but i think the main thing that's changed is that i've stopped bothering to capitalize letters

bart harley-jarvis cocker (voodoo chili), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:07 (one week ago) link

house style rules

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:07 (one week ago) link

surely most of the people posting in the forum's early years were in their 20s, which is why every thread from more than 20 years ago starts like "Fuck Joni Mitchell."

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:13 (one week ago) link

I think you have to have experienced at least five decades on this earth to have earned the correct level of grizzled cynicism and disdain that a "popular" ilxor requires, not to mention having been on this spinning ball long enough to have all earnestness squeezed out of you.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:20 (one week ago) link

even alex in nyc was young once (which is why every thread from more than 20 years ago starts like "Fuck Joni Mitchell")

Joni Mitchell: Classic or Dud

mark s, Monday, 19 July 2021 14:21 (one week ago) link

not to mention having been on this spinning ball long enough to have all earnestness squeezed out of you.

― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, July 19, 2021 9:20 AM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

speak 4 urself i am bursting full of sincerity and light which is why im the ilxor "Best Poster" from years 2017-18 and 2020

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:23 (one week ago) link

Where once we were clouds, we are now the shakers of fists.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:24 (one week ago) link

going to be interesting what future Historians surmise about past civilizations after the impending nuclear war, when ilxor.com's archives are the only things that survived.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:25 (one week ago) link

I thought “getting Peter Thiel’d” meant being totally evil and then buying out all of ILX and converting it to a hidden Quora or wikihow subforum, all on a floating megafortress made of PayPal, and everyone is totally straight

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:44 (one week ago) link

Taking sides: getting Peter Thiel’d vs getting Sean Parker’d

Luna Schlosser, Monday, 19 July 2021 15:07 (one week ago) link

a million young blood sacs isn't cool, do you know what's cool? a billion young blood sacs.

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 19 July 2021 15:08 (one week ago) link

I think I realise why I lurk rather than post here is as a 26yo, I feel like I have not lived/consumed enough to participate in the dialogue.

I still feel like this in my 40s and I've been mostly lurking here for probably 15 years at this point. So many smart and knowledgeable people on this board, I feel like my contributions are rarely meaningful and mostly redundant.

silverfish, Monday, 19 July 2021 15:57 (one week ago) link

Ha, sorry for causing so much confusion. Yes, the Peter Thiel thing is not specific to ilx, and I maybe did overestimate how much other people know/care about billionaire/longevity cult people and their young person vampirism.

emil.y, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:36 (one week ago) link

Oh i really presumed the buy and wreck it for spite thing was the one!

fix up luke shawp (darraghmac), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:39 (one week ago) link

I just assumed everyone knew the "inject yourself with young person blood" story! I was wrong! I did get a little obsessed with the weirdness of longevity cults for a while but I've seen it specifically in reference to Thiel a bunch so figured it'd be an understandable thing, if a bit memey.

emil.y, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:48 (one week ago) link

the first thing i think of with thiel is just how wealthy he is, how vindictive, how he's like the guy in the master, how he dreams of libertarian free-floating fortresses running on crypto. so he wants to be a vampire too and young guy blood, eh that all fits into his main story.

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link

i joined at age 20 and only like 50% of my old posts are embarrassing now

ciderpress, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link

What are decommissioned oil platforms in international waters even for if not youth blood factory farms

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:54 (one week ago) link

I was on a pre-ILX thing and cannot bear to see what I wrote on there, my online persona was definitely "complete prick" at the time. Then I didn't actually start posting here until what, 2013? 2014? - after lurking for a year or two. It is a right and good thing that I and everyone else were spared the 2000s posts I would have made.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:57 (one week ago) link

Where once we were clouds, we are now the shakers of fists.

https://media.s-bol.com/WnwpED5GRxPQ/550x541.jpg
We’ve looked at life from both sides now

ten man poland chasing this means hamsik feasts (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:06 (one week ago) link

ILX is not a mirror. ILX is a hammer.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:07 (one week ago) link

And every post looks like a nail

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:10 (one week ago) link

In each of these polls, the most common age was the age of someone born in 1979-80 (28 in 2008, 31 in 2011, 36 in 2016).

How old are you as of Jan 09, 2008?
How old are (were) you as of Jan 09, 2011?
How old were you as of Jan 09, 2016?

jaymc, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:42 (one week ago) link

Dat's me!

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 19 July 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

80

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 19 July 2021 19:04 (one week ago) link

i win again

mark s, Monday, 19 July 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link

xpost 80 in what animal's years?

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 19:10 (one week ago) link

Well this is all disappointing, I was hoping you meant that someone was actually going to make me Peter Thiel. Is it bad form to put a venmo as your profile name here?

hrep (H.P), Monday, 19 July 2021 23:07 (one week ago) link

they can make your peter thiel, but it's bad color grading iirc

Post in whichever way you thiel best

Evan, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:47 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 24 July 2021 00:01 (six days ago) link

Thumbs up in solidarity with my fellow ilxors who were in their mid-30s or older when they started posting. OTOH - there is definitely a tendency to be condescending I/we need to fight.

sarahell, Saturday, 24 July 2021 03:58 (six days ago) link

Aja (aka Asiakitty, daughter of Burmakitty, who I seem to have accidently lured over here from a semiofficial Mission of Burma board we both posted on 15 years ago) existed, but I'm not sure that she was the one posting in her name--her father showed up once and claimed that she wasn't.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Saturday, 24 July 2021 05:21 (six days ago) link

I don't smoke
I don't drink
I don't post
At least I can fucking think

calstars, Saturday, 24 July 2021 05:35 (six days ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 25 July 2021 00:01 (five days ago) link


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