Why do people leave ILX for good?

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

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

I really don't see myself ever leaving ILX.

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

"trump made everything boring"

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

"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) 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 (one year ago) link

other please specify: death

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

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) link

Winko wanko potato potato

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

other: useless moderators creating problems

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

Truth xp

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

I dont work in Covent garden?

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

Other: pourquoi pas?

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

You could've told me that sam

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

All best posters gone to twitter

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

Lol not rly

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

So what's Racoon Tanuki like irl?

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

Let me clarify: regular, non-joke people.

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

Poll

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

It's sad Garu was a G

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

i will never log off

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

maybe they forget the url

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

They become rockists

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

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) link

marginalized by being called trolls

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

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) 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 (one year ago) link

finally heard every record worth hearing

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

See also: why do people stay on IlX

calstars, Sunday, 25 February 2018 03:38 (one year ago) link

Sunk cost fallacy

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 25 February 2018 03:41 (one year ago) link

forgot my password to life

j., Sunday, 25 February 2018 03:44 (one year ago) link

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

Embrace it imo

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Sunday, 25 February 2018 04:19 (one year ago) link

reddit also has boards with blue material, if you're into that sort of thing

milquetoast malone (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:18 (one year ago) link

Lots of people in limbo as well

bald butte (∞), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:19 (one year ago) link

Missing option for Unhappy With American Domination of ILX.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:22 (one year ago) link

U wadi not mi wadi

Simpson L. (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:23 (one year ago) link

actually I reckon they'll all come back when dom is unbanned

milquetoast malone (King Boy Pato), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:27 (one year ago) link

Worth trying

Simpson L. (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:53 (one year ago) link

See also: why do people stay on IlX

― calstars, Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Forgot how to maintain face-to-face relationships.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Sunday, 25 February 2018 12:44 (one year ago) link

Toni Morrison's name is well-known to the general public

... in the USA.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:49 (three months ago) link

And therefore the world, n'est-ce pas?

pomenitul, Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

You said that, I wouldn't dare.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

we do need a good discussion about the yanks again tbh, but they shouldnt be encouraged to participate and ought be compelled listen

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:30 (three months ago) link

Let me hasten to point out that the ILX I joined in January 2005 was more hostile in a boys-in-a-messageboard way than now. I have no wish to return to those days.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:53 (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

taking the point about not wishing to return, was it *better*?

to narrow down to the theme of today's revive, had it at that stage a better mix of representation despite being an orrible pit of ell?

i think it probably was, i think it probably did.

makes u think

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:34 (three months ago) link

I never think I just post

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:34 (three months ago) link

thinking is good
overthinking is bad
posting is good
overposting is godly

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:36 (three months ago) link

i stick around ilx because it's so low-drama compared to the rest of the internet

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 9 August 2019 00:39 (three months ago) link

aking the point about not wishing to return, was it *better*?

to narrow down to the theme of today's revive, had it at that stage a better mix of representation despite being an orrible pit of ell?

No and no.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 August 2019 00:40 (three months ago) link

by god ill not call you a liar but

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 9 August 2019 00:43 (three months ago) link

I don’t remember early ilx that well. I've been around since the early oughts but I think I was so suppressed by the rhetoric that I didn't start posting for many years

Dan S, Friday, 9 August 2019 02:07 (three months ago) link

love you both, Alfred and darraghmac

Dan S, Friday, 9 August 2019 02:09 (three months ago) link

*aughts

Dan S, Friday, 9 August 2019 02:15 (three months ago) link

ILX is the only place some of us have an outlet to croak about things.

Vape Store (crüt), Friday, 9 August 2019 02:57 (three months ago) link

back atcha xp

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Friday, 9 August 2019 06:31 (three months ago) link

i stick around ilx because it's so low-drama compared to the rest of the internet

― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, August 9, 2019 2:39 AM (eight hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is very otm. Old-ilx used to have way more drama, too. I get feeling nostalgic about that from time to time, but would never say old ilx was *better*. The community grew out of it like growing out of puberty (sort of, most of us).

I think ilx has all the specific 'codes' of a group of friends that's been around for ages (though not all are, or have to be, friends). I think it can be very daunting to get a foot in the door and 'learn' ilx's mores - i genuinely enjoy seeing new users blend in but wouldn't recommend ilx to anyone tbf.

I'm sticking around because ilx has become a place full of lieux de mémoire for me. And footy threads with terrible puns for titles, that too.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 9 August 2019 09:48 (three months ago) link

wouldn't recommend ilx to anyone tbf

New board description?

pomenitul, Friday, 9 August 2019 09:52 (three months ago) link

"Aw, you'd love ILX. Right now on the CCR thread, they're arguing about whether Capt. Beefheart believed in grooves or not."

pplains, Friday, 9 August 2019 12:54 (three months ago) link

That thread taught me everything I know about chooglin

maffew12, Friday, 9 August 2019 12:59 (three months ago) link

Lol, I think stuff like that is perfect and hilarious. A mix of conversational shorthand and codes, parsing personalities, taking the piss and talking through things. I love ilxor. A mix of disparate voices and smart people who manifest both attributes in very different ways but almost always (to me) in a familiar way, which feels more personal (at this point) and less like the random bomb throwing of the broader internet. Like a bunch of older/younger cousins or something who only see one another at weddings and funerals every few years and share some history but don't necessarily know one another as well as immediate family.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:02 (three months ago) link

for real that example about Beefheart is exactly the kind of recommendation of ilx you'd give to anyone who'd care

maffew12, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:03 (three months ago) link

Sometimes when I'm in the park and I pass a big pile of people in matching t-shirts gathered for a huge family reunion I think how funny it would be if all the t-shirts said "ilxor" and everyone was just sorting themselves out in real life. With the vast majority of posters still at home, posting about how stupid it sounds to have a big family reunion grill-out, or how awkward family reunions can be, or if there really is such a thing as familiy or reunions, or what bands should reunite or how bands are like family, and how the breakup of CCR was like a big ugly divorce, and how Clifford and Cook, when asked why CCR should get back together, immediately answer, in unison, "chooglin'," and when later asked if he'd join the reunion Fogerty says "no" and, asked "why not?" declares "too much chooglin'" or "chooglin' is not what it used to be" or "it was a different time, and chooglin' was different then" or "I've been chooglin' by myself for so long I don't feel I need the other guys to choogle." Or something like that.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:10 (three months ago) link

THEM: "Ah, look. Your cousin even put on the Parker crest on the shirt even though we're all now either Middletons or Cottinghams!"

US: "God damn, I hate the fucking Eagles. Let's hear another one, Scott."

pplains, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:14 (three months ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=I_Love_Music&oldid=425870666

Unfortunately it is now full of assholes and criminals and should be deleted.
― markers, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:00 PM bookmarkflaglink

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:34 (three months ago) link

love you both, Alfred and darraghmac

― Dan S, Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:09 PM

kisses!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:39 (three months ago) link

ILM - giving criminals a bad name since 2007.

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:39 (three months ago) link

I don't anything about chooglin but it sounds fun.

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:48 (three months ago) link

know

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:48 (three months ago) link

I confuse chooglin' and grabblin'

only one involves catfish iirc

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:51 (three months ago) link

i refuse to believe you cannot choogle a catfish

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:56 (three months ago) link

you can choogle anything, if you set your mind to it.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 August 2019 13:58 (three months ago) link

only in 27 of the more open-minded of these united states

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:59 (three months ago) link

Many stations across the country declined to air the controversial 1974 episode of All in the Family which featured the first televised instance of chooglin'.

Where Is The Univers (Old Lunch), Friday, 9 August 2019 14:12 (three months ago) link

jeez, it's all you see on the major networks anymore

maffew12, Friday, 9 August 2019 14:14 (three months ago) link

i saw an Acura ILX on the road last night, fwiw

sarahell, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:14 (three months ago) link

a little voice inside your head said
don't look back
you can never look back

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

it did, and I got off at the Buchanan exit, and I think the ILX continued east on I-80 towards Sacramento

sarahell, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:18 (three months ago) link

lock thread tbh

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:31 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

it doesn't really have anything to do w/ toni morrison specifically but more the general notion that, say, a black woman who made art mostly about and for other black women isn't really being talked about on this board primarily because we have no black women who actively post on this board

― marcos, Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:05 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

There is this, but there's also the effect (which I don't know if it's better or worse) where we'll talk about something that has an aspect (possibly a total aspect) relevant to an experience outside of our own, and, ignoring that aspect entirely, conclude that we've nailed it.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 4 October 2019 17:58 (one month ago) link


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