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too lazy to google it, but i called dom 'don' consistently for like 3+ years to see if i could get his goat. goat got got, dom got gone

they call him (remy bean), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 01:25 (ten years ago) link

dom was a++ hilar AND a horrible sociopath

never understood people who thought like this

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 02:20 (ten years ago) link

sometimes, he made very funny jokes

sometimes, he said savage and bitter things designed to hurt people, and generally waged a campaign to drive away people who didn't think like him

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the community is far better off without his influence, but that doesn't mean old posts poking fun at failed britpoppers or grime acts can't occasionally draw a snicker. life is a tapestry!

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 03:05 (ten years ago) link

I'm tattooing my balls with a stark black NUMBER 51 TO PROTEST THESE FASCIST TIMES

door to door legume salesman (San Te), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 03:54 (ten years ago) link

hush

zvookster, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 03:56 (ten years ago) link

...

door to door legume salesman (San Te), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:17 (ten years ago) link

Yeah even I came round to Ethan eventually and he was directly spiteful and nasty to me a couple times - but he's sharp and funny and tbh I feel bad I told him I hoped he'd die once, lol.

Dom otoh I never saw any redeeming humnour in and I too am baffled at those who defend him, tho maybe I missed threads/borads where it happened. He purposedfully needled me on multiple occasions though, and for what I dont know - I never ever engaged with him, but he was a straaight-up nasty asshole to me anyway.

He is the only person I have SB'ed ever.

Senor DingDong (Trayce), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:30 (ten years ago) link

Bring back Kate.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:34 (ten years ago) link

ethan was a real bastard on these boards but in the best possible sense, he was an A+ poster. i liked dom too but then again i don't know about any of this other stuff.

omar little, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:42 (ten years ago) link

Kate'll come back, she always does.

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:46 (ten years ago) link

dom was never anything but reasonably friendly to me; never understood the hullaballoo, but that was back when the inner workings of ilx were opaque to me
ethan sort of established the ilx hardman schtick but he knew his shit

الله basedأكبر (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:47 (ten years ago) link

i found dom pretty off-putting at first but after i started to get his sense of humor more i really enjoyed his posts; he usually seemed to be mean about british stuff i don't care about and often in ways that i didn't really understand, so i'll take people's word for it about that.

some dude, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 04:50 (ten years ago) link

Dom is a fucking prince and this board is immeasurably poorer for his absence.

Y Kant Torres Red (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 08:32 (ten years ago) link

idk the way i feel abt when ppl defend dom, is like

i mean when he wrote that borderline rape fantasy abt some blogger chick on a blog entirely devoted to this creepy endeavour and all these guys here were like "ok that blog is creepy, but dom's one was still funny"

also kindof feel like the loose cannon hyperbole of bile is a p easy writing style, all you really require is a kind of base misanthrope and it writes itself. its not partic funny it just seems really losery and sad?

plax (ico), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 08:38 (ten years ago) link

Dom brought a lot of genuinely funny threads/posts on the tawdry horror of modern culture & politics. Also sometimes he said really nasty stuff about people who didn't deserve it. Also sometimes about people who did. I'm not gonna defend his frequent trips over the line into plain bad taste but if ever a poster was picking up SBs for what people thought he'd said, or based on his persona, then Dom was that poster.

Y Kant Torres Red (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 08:44 (ten years ago) link

my dream ilx is one where no one ever leaves or ever gets banned

gr8080, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 09:33 (ten years ago) link

so basically u want to trap us in ur neverending party

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 09:56 (ten years ago) link

basically.

me, you, gabbnebb, ethan, tombot (hi tom) hstencil, dom, kate, killy, heave ho, nude spock, nickalicious, roger adultry, s1ocki, JW, ball labs, alex in NYC, squirrel police

everyone

gr8080, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:07 (ten years ago) link

What happened to Alex?

kkvgz, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:08 (ten years ago) link

he posts every once in a while.

gr8080, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:10 (ten years ago) link

I'm not gonna defend his frequent trips over the line into plain bad taste but if ever a poster was picking up SBs for what people thought he'd said, or based on his persona, then Dom was that poster

Hahaha no I'm pretty sure it was what he actually said rather than what "people thought he'd said". It's not like he didn't give haters plenty of ammunition.

The central issue here when talking about people like Dom and Ethan is how much of their shit people are prepared to tolerate or overlook for the sake of the good/interesting/funny stuff, and in all the defenders' views that threshold is pretty high.

Otoh you can't blame people for having a much lower threshold, and "deal with it and stop being so easily butthurt" is not really a sustainable way to keep a message board running. In any case it was getting hugely unpleasant and more than a little creepy around the height of meta-bitching circa 2008. The problem with complete laissez-faire where no one ever gets banned is that while it's great in theory but in reality it becomes a place where everyone can be as much of a cunt to other people as they want and that'd kill the inflow of new posters pretty quickly. It's about striking a balance really.

Personally I find it a much more enjoyable place to post now - maybe less funny on occasion, but it's still very funny and hey, we'll get new funny posters. For all the suggest ban clusterfucks, there are fewer clusterfucks about other things. And for every one poster who's been unwilling to or incapable of moderating their own posting style to avoid the SB there are two or three who have.

FWIW Ethan as explained can come back whenever he wants, maybe he just likes his life more without ILX in it, I dunno. I still prefer his posts to all the sub-Trifes.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:21 (ten years ago) link

i pretty much enjoyed ethan 95% of the time and often wish i could set him on some of the indie losers on ilm these days, like an attack dog.

dom was NOT REMOTELY FUNNY - as plax says it was just really mundane auto-misanthrope humour. and his awful "debating" "tactic" of pretending that his opponent was saying something completely different and then just running with that for entire threads ughhhh. you can't really separate out the asshole aspects of his character from the rest because his entire schtick was about being a malicious little cunt. "oh but dom was always nice to me" is the lamest defence tho - like all wannabe bullies he obviously didn't target everyone, and i find it hard to believe that any regular poster could've failed to notice how creepy, bullying and just plain poisonous he could be to his targets.

lextasy refix (lex pretend), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 10:53 (ten years ago) link

Miss the hell out of Ethan, and I didn't appreciate him enough when he was here. Dom...I sometimes wonder about his childhood.

kkvgz, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 12:49 (ten years ago) link

This thread has moved into general meta about people who aren't around any more so I'm going to lock it.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 9 February 2011 12:51 (ten years ago) link


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