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

The people are okay.

Hey!

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

Yeah, that's pretty much the key thing

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

and lj should be mod, yes.

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

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

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

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

jamiroquai is a hot couch guy ime

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

What does it describe?

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

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

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

No

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

My trust fund? Lol

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

Clutch from Tom D there

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

Heaters?

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

We're all about heaters. I guess.

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

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 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

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

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:35 (three months ago) link

warming the cockles of your couch

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

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 (three months ago) link


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