Just popped back over the to the old forum and realised how much nicer the atmosphere is here


#1

I instantly felt like everyone was sneering at me and all I wanted to do was sneer at other people. This new forum is great.


#2

Has it gone properly Lord of the Flies over there yet?


#3

i’ve never read that book so i don’t know. fuck off


#4

@Smee
@Jeremys_Iron
be nice, now


#5

Educate yourself you fucking idiot!


#6

i should never have gone back there


#7

does seem as if migrating to a new forum has sort of energized folks a bit. Perhaps we should do it once every couple of years.


#8

Wonder if it’s because the avatars make it seem like people rather than faceless internet beasts?


#9

I like your name on here sean (not the sean bit, the other bit)


#10

I post here to get away from people, Sean.


#11

It’s because the lack of nested replies reduces visibility of posts that are part of a big conversation. Both your posts and those of others feel less significant.

Would post a lot more about this but it would be wanky discourse analysis and cba.


#12

Also the automatic refresh makes it feel more conversational. It’s less like you’re setting out your position on a topic or w/e


#13

I might pop over at some point just to say goodbye for the last time. Nothing dramatic or anything. Just shake a few hands and wish them well in their endeavours (took 4 attempts to spell that).

I won’t mean it of course. They’re awful. We should close of new registrations now that the good ones (and marckee) have migrated.


#14

what’s ohgood gonna do now? reckon he’s too embarrassed to show his face here after his recent behaviour


#15

sorry Smee but it’s exactly the same.


#16

yeah the lack of nested replies makes it a lot less aggressive cause your eye isnt drawn to a disagreement. i think the process of seeing people in a slightly new context and also considering who might be new might prompt us to be nicer too. also cause darwindude stopped posting.


#17

it’s like being on holiday with your workmates


#18

drownedinsound hasn’t been aggressive for ages anyway.


#19

nobody’s even disagreed about anything on here yet or made nasty personal remarks to other users


#20

just started a thread and i don’t even mind if nobody replies cos we all love eachother don’t we