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Yeah, Duracell was the glue keeping Off-Topic together. With him gone, I doubt many people will want to post here. It’s a shame, but I understand why it happened.

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I had so many great ideas for the ‘Muxing up Movie Quotes’ thread but now there’s nobody to appreciate them.

My homeworld is Australia so be wary of timezones!

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Chase Adams said:

I had so many great ideas for the ‘Muxing up Movie Quotes’ thread but now there’s nobody to appreciate them.

Handman is still around at least.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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StarkillerAG said:

Yeah, Duracell was the glue keeping Off-Topic together. With him gone, I doubt many people will want to post here. It’s a shame, but I understand why it happened.

I think the glue holding Off Topic together was Frink (just by the sheer volume and hilarity of his posts), but he joined the “abuse the guy who made this site possible” bandwagon, unfortunately. Duracell was the just the last of a handful of members who were major contributors to Off Topic, all of whom have now been banned or rarely post anymore.

The thing is, Off Topic had a certain flavour unique to the Internet, but when it became moderated and the rules changed, the kind of people it had attracted in the past and which had made it so much fun also became the kind of people who didn’t like or disregarded the new rules. And then the Politics thread became a catalyst for a personal conflict, which resulted in the Off Topic contributors being decimated, and which has never really ended (the only thing ending it is everyone on one side getting banned for keeping it up).

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RicOlie_2 said:

StarkillerAG said:

Yeah, Duracell was the glue keeping Off-Topic together. With him gone, I doubt many people will want to post here. It’s a shame, but I understand why it happened.

I think the glue holding Off Topic together was Frink (just by the sheer volume and hilarity of his posts), but he joined the “abuse the guy who made this site possible” bandwagon, unfortunately. Duracell was the just the last of a handful of members who were major contributors to Off Topic, all of whom have now been banned or rarely post anymore.

The thing is, Off Topic had a certain flavour unique to the Internet, but when it became moderated and the rules changed, the kind of people it had attracted in the past and which had made it so much fun also became the kind of people who didn’t like or disregarded the new rules. And then the Politics thread became a catalyst for a personal conflict, which resulted in the Off Topic contributors being decimated, and which has never really ended (the only thing ending it is everyone on one side getting banned for keeping it up).

It’s the whole Wild West vs ordered later years debate

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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Ha, yeah, pretty much. Once more people started coming West, the mods understandably wanted things to be a bit tamer.

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JackNapier said:

Chase Adams said:

I had so many great ideas for the ‘Muxing up Movie Quotes’ thread but now there’s nobody to appreciate them.

Handman is still around at least.

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. ~ Spock

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RicOlie_2 said:

StarkillerAG said:

Yeah, Duracell was the glue keeping Off-Topic together. With him gone, I doubt many people will want to post here. It’s a shame, but I understand why it happened.

I think the glue holding Off Topic together was Frink (just by the sheer volume and hilarity of his posts), but he joined the “abuse the guy who made this site possible” bandwagon, unfortunately. Duracell was the just the last of a handful of members who were major contributors to Off Topic, all of whom have now been banned or rarely post anymore.

The thing is, Off Topic had a certain flavour unique to the Internet, but when it became moderated and the rules changed, the kind of people it had attracted in the past and which had made it so much fun also became the kind of people who didn’t like or disregarded the new rules. And then the Politics thread became a catalyst for a personal conflict, which resulted in the Off Topic contributors being decimated, and which has never really ended (the only thing ending it is everyone on one side getting banned for keeping it up).

  ^^^

This. |||

Just like to say this before I go.

I kind of miss the good old days when I got roasted by Duracell, Frink and other members for my immature posts and weird ass threads. But when I came back 2 and 1/2 years ago and gained respect and matured, Off-Topic still was great, but when Frink and Possessed got banned, the charm slowly faded, and now with Duracell gone, Off-Topic finally went the way of Rome. And originaltrilogy.com became mainly a Star Wars forum again.

That’s it for me.

One half got banned, and the other half (me included) left.

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