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Forum Related => Salvaged Messages => Topic started by: Laser.T on September 30, 2004, 04:38:55 am

Title: The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Laser.T on September 30, 2004, 04:38:55 am
This issue has been cropping up a few times. Some reminise about the old days when Gravy was here and they had meaningful conversations; others are happy to be here and now and the near insanity we have.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on September 30, 2004, 04:46:18 am
personally I can see this thread becoming the closest to flame we've ever had. I'm gonna go make popcorn.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Layson Juravis on September 30, 2004, 04:57:34 am
You've read the Cows thread and the Holy Macaroni threads haven't you? The "old" group was just as capable of posting instanity when it came down to being insane. Anyhow, I'm not sure just who can be nostalgic anymore. Most of the posters of today were definitely not there yesterday. However, it is quite true that you won't find as many "deep" threads today as back then. I suppose in a way, there was more variety in the past.

But, there is more Machinae music available now than back then, so that is much much better.

Layson

Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: SomethingApt on September 30, 2004, 09:27:40 am
WOW! I STARTED THAT COWS THREAD!!

Those were the days...
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Trezker on September 30, 2004, 09:33:26 am
*sigh* You know my vote.

I think it's become too fast paced and many posts don't have _it_. At least last night was hysterical.
I still love this forum, but I'm just not reading everything, there's alot of scrolling on my part.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: MDX on September 30, 2004, 12:49:05 pm
Only been here from the insane part.. but ive chilled down a bit and manage to put in more sincere posts more often, infact the chance to spark up serious fucking convo, not a board meeting but you know what i mean.. thats something id jump at the chance for, i love being crazy, thats who i am.. but i am wayyy down to earth and i know that in myself, if theres anything i know its that.

Bring on some interesting life questions!!
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on September 30, 2004, 02:21:25 pm
I doubt this is related, but as the transition from "then" to "now" progressed, the average age of the regular posters has lowered, as time has gone on the forum has got younger


o0o0oh hows that for a mind fuck
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: MDX on September 30, 2004, 04:13:26 pm
Sorta makes sense i guess, the older people will have be entangled in music world more so and will be quicker to hear of such bands as Machiane Supremacy.. its only a case from there of m.s' good word being spread from the older generation into the younger generation..

I am your personal mind fuck, brain bonking right here.. uh huh.. oh yea. =)
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Bates on September 30, 2004, 08:41:16 pm
yea, smeagols advent was the big turning point...  ;D

just kidding... it's just the recent weeks that I thought parts of this forum have gone wild. There are so many posts, a high number of them rather spammy in nature (is that a word? "spammy", sounds cute, maybe I write that down for later use) I can hardly keep up reading. Maybe the karma thing brought some unrest, too. And, hmm, the age plays a part, I guess.

The golden age (which didn't stop when smeagol arrived) as I refer to it had this incredible balance between highly philisophical substantial posts and that exhilarating insanity.

I'm not completely dissatisfied with the current state of the forums and don't start to sing summer of 69 or something, just my opinion.

...I hereby declare the advent of the bronze age! Someone should keep a forum chronicle...
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Laser.T on September 30, 2004, 08:49:26 pm
...I hereby declare the advent of the bronze age! Someone should keep a forum chronicle...

Give it a couple of millenia and we'll be in the Iron Age
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Bates on September 30, 2004, 08:50:52 pm
Iron... sounds good. Maybe we're all robots by then, so it makes sense.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Fallout on September 30, 2004, 08:58:29 pm
nah we'll all be made of some synthetic material, or heads in jars! :D
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Bates on September 30, 2004, 09:00:00 pm
I should stop reading that strange Marvel comic...
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Laser.T on September 30, 2004, 09:10:03 pm
Personally I'm loving the new times. I feel like I'm in a family here - a slightly deranged family, probably commited as a group to St. Madeline's Hospital for the Mental Unfit and Unstable - but a family all the same.

I joined ages ago, but at first I very rarely posted, and that was because everytime I opened a thread I would see a 1000 word essay written by Gravehill about the state of his lovelife and I would just go: "I'm not reading that." and leave.

Nowadays, posts are bareable to read. Often their short and irrelevant but at least they don't bore the crap out of me.  
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Fallout on September 30, 2004, 09:12:17 pm
yeah, i find i have an attention span of about 30 seconds, unless what im reading is VERY interesting.. so when people are blabbering on about random shit i just ignore it..

EDIT: oh and i see you base the "new" times on Smeagol :p
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Laser.T on September 30, 2004, 09:22:05 pm
EDIT: oh and i see you base the "new" times on Smeagol :p

It was from a thread not too long ago. People were trying to define between the old times and the new. Somebody said "pre-smeagol" and "Smeagol", Bateman said "Golden Age" and "Silver Age" although now we seem to have moved into "Bronze Age" to him now :-\
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Fallout on September 30, 2004, 09:25:46 pm
maan, hes been playing too much Age Of Empires :p
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: ПФББЧ on September 30, 2004, 09:49:18 pm
new. duh. ;D
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Smeagol on September 30, 2004, 10:48:16 pm
new, obviously :P

i've read the older posts, and i feel here is more fun/insane

and yeah the normal age has gone down since i joined, woops :)

and going to Laser's point, a family? only family here reminds me of is the Addams family ;)


WE'RE ALL FUCKING INSANE
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Fallout on October 01, 2004, 12:15:48 am
woop!
 woop!
woop!
 woop!
woop!
 woop!
woop!
 woop!

Oh yeah. gotta love the marquee's..
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Mevoki on October 01, 2004, 12:28:22 am
I haven't been here very long, but the forum has changed a lot since i joined. I think i prefer the new..
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on October 01, 2004, 12:30:18 am
also, if i remember the number of regular (like once a day or more regular) posters was less - basically me wintress gravehill, sobella, neoblaze. Closesly followed by the likes of chompy bearfoot deghar etc with everyone else jsut dropping in now and again - theres waay more people about now i think, tho theres something like 300 more members since i joined
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Torp v2.0 on October 01, 2004, 12:52:02 am
Being of the old era, I am inclined to say, yes, the old era. So, I say it, and it is so. My word is law.

Sure, there was insanity in the old times, but it was insanity with substance. There still is, but there's also a lot of non-substance insanity.

Now, this forum is turning more and more towards what I like to call "VGD-Backstage"-trend (this seems not to be a product of the Smeagol-age, but has come even later, in the last few weeks or so, maybe (just looking at the board history)). Lot's of threads, none with much point. It hasn't developed that far yet, and I do hope it won't. Because, well, there are some rather nice people in here, and some rather interesting threads as well. Insanity is good...

I liked those old, long threads of Gravehills. They had subsance, they had...well, they had Gravehill.

Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on October 01, 2004, 02:59:38 am
yeh i miss gravie, i get emails from him from time to time
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Vortex on October 01, 2004, 04:39:35 am
I think I'm one of the few old ones still in here (along with others of course). But you wouldn't think so because of my post count. I've only really posted 'alot' withen the past few months. I just sort of spoke once and awhile 'back in the day'

for me I will have to lean more towards the new era. Even though the threads are getting more crazy and whore like, I know more of the people now than then.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Boaz on October 01, 2004, 04:49:05 am
by reading old posts i think im wenjoying the new era, im not voting though cuz i wasnt there to experience it. but from wut ive read it seemed liek all of the threads were like ya masu rox lets get merch and so on, now we all no that masu rox so it is rarely talked abotu thus defeating the purpose of a forum exccept to meet peopel and this forum does a fuckin ace job!
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: MDX on October 01, 2004, 12:04:33 pm
Different strokes for different blokes, we can debate this all day. bottom line is machiane are getting more and more popular.. more people gonna hear aout them.. more people gonna join the forum.. you can only expect that.. saying you want the old times is like saying you want to make then unpopular.. and i know you dont want that now do you.

I know i dont =) Old times were very insightful.. but we dont just come here to slam down paragraph streams of convos PER post.. we come to enjoy each others company and have a bit of crack, interaction whether minimal or maximised in full blooded bible vs bible length posts.. it comes from time to time.. the variation now is better than then.. yeah theres more crap and random ness and humour with "less substance" sorry.. that just doesnt click in my head.. because to me this is humour.. the word substance doesnt come into it.. but i know what you mean, you just dont find us funny. lol =)

Its all good though, but i think this thread should be locked and left to die. Times a rollin on.. watched young guns last nite first time ever.. very good. They rolled alot.. so if young guns can move on from the past i think we can.
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on October 01, 2004, 03:40:02 pm
thats craic, dont wanna give ppl teh wrong idea ;)
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: MDX on October 01, 2004, 05:24:08 pm
*looks up at VT with his face covered in white dust*.. craic what who now?
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Outboundlight on October 01, 2004, 08:02:19 pm
what? I'll tell you when I get back, I just have to go ...powder my nose
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: Smeagol on October 01, 2004, 08:14:04 pm
what? I'll tell you when I get back, I just have to go ...powder my nose

substance....yeh....  :)

i do agree there have been many one liners recently which really could have been accomplished via an IM program but ended nesting here, i really do think the forum is better now (i've read quite a lot of the older threads) sure it's all very brief but it's damn funny!
Title: Re:The Big Debate: Old or New?
Post by: MDX on October 01, 2004, 08:20:11 pm
Yeah.. damn right. Summed up to a tee. i looked back at all the older stuff, and i fully prefer now.. .. like now.. NOW! no.. NOW!! Yep.. aww nows gone.. nows then.. =( but nowsp retty ..ffs its gone too.. stupid time moving!! AHH!