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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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Warbler said:

(I’m bored again)

The Presidents of the United States:

  1. George Washington April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797
  2. John Adams March 4, 1797 - March 4, 1801
  3. Thomas Jefferson March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809
  4. James Madison March 4, 1809 - March 4, 1817
  5. James Monroe March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825
  6. John Quincy Adams March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829
  7. Andrew Jackson March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837
  8. Martin Van Buren March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841
  9. William Henry Harrison March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841 (died in office)
  10. John Tyler April 4, 1841 - March 4, 1845
  11. James K. Polk March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849
  12. Zachary Taylor March 4, 1849 - July 9, 1850 (died in office)
  13. Millard Fillmore July 9, 1850 - March 4, 1853
  14. Franklin Pierce March 4, 1853 - March 4, 1857
  15. James Buchanan March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861
  16. Abraham Lincoln March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865 (assassinated)
  17. Andrew Johnson April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869
  18. Ulysses S. Grant March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881
  20. James A. Garfield March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881 (assassinated)
  21. Chester A. Arthur September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885
  22. Grover Cleveland March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1889
  23. Benjamin Harrison March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893
  24. Grover Cleveland March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1897
  25. William McKinley March 4, 1897 September 14, 1901 (assassinated)
  26. Theodore Roosevelt September 14, 1901 - March 4, 1909
  27. William Howard Taft March 4, 1909 - March 4, 1913
  28. Woodrow Wilson March 4, 1913 - March 4, 1921
  29. Warren G. Harding March 4, 1921 - August 2, 1923 (died in office)
  30. Calvin Coolidge August 2, 1923 - March 4, 1929
  31. Herbert Hoover March 4, 1929 - March 4, 1933
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4, 1933 - April 12, 1945 (died in office)
  33. Harry S. Truman April 12, 1945 - January 20, 1953
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower January 20 1953 - January 20, 1961
  35. John F. Kennedy January 20 1961 - November 22, 1963 (assassinated)
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969
  37. Richard Nixon January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974 (resigned from office)
  38. Gerald Ford January 20, 1974 - January 20, 1977
  39. Jimmy Carter January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981
  40. Ronald Reagan January 20, 1981 - January 20, 1989
  41. George H. W. Bush January 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993
  42. Bill Clinton January 20, 1993 - January 20, 2001
  43. George W. Bush January 20, 2001 - January 20, 2009
  44. Barack Obama January 20, 2009 - January 20, 2017
  45. Donald J. Trump January 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021
  46. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. January 20, 2021 - ?

fixed! Thank God.

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In my early teens i got obsessed with 2Pac’s music & Death Row Records in general. I had, and still have, hundreds of unreleased 2pac songs, some versions of the songs never leaked, for some reason when i got into the community deep, people would send me the tracks they would buy & i would remaster them to the best of my ability (and at the time i would winging it but i kept that to myself lmao).

Death Row was sold to a company called WideAwake, and around the same time i came into possession of a bunch of death row songs, i uploaded them on on my old youtube channel, these songs had leaked before but in varying quality.

Within a day i received an email a cease and desist, but i hadn’t opened my email in about a week, and a day after getting the cease and desist, they sent me a screenshot of my ip address threatening me. I laughed it off because i was young and someone involved with death row was threatening me like i was an adult.

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R.I.P. my little Chromebook. We went on many adventures together, but into the great unknown you went first.

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Haven’t you ever been browsing the web and notice someone’s name and the really suspicious looking picture? Like you know nothing about them but because the image of them is so poor quality, grainy, at a weird angle, in a random or single colour background as well as sometimes in black and white that you feel like they got killed or something? I dunno, just that unique looking image.

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You mean the last known photo look?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Not exactly. It’s not like an image of them in peril or something. Just an ordinary photoshoot of them, usually smiling. But it’s so poor quality, think ‘high school graduation photo’ look, it’s not ‘last known photo’, more like ‘only known photo available before they died’

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What are y’all thoughts on Joe Biden? Is he better than Trump? Will he or will he or be a puppet? Will he be promising, disappointing, good or bad?

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He had an impressive first few days, he’s even out-progressived Justin Trudeau by suspending US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and hopefully our government here in the UK will feel enough pressure to follow suit on things like that. This backtracking on the $2000 stimulus checks is disappointing, but I fully expected scenarios like this to happen, and fully expected that once Biden was in office there’d be a lot of campaigning, and twitter hashtagging, and online bullying the US President in order to achieve progressive change.

So far Biden’s been better than I expected honestly - with more executive orders than Clinton, Bush or Obama signed in their first fortnight, he did more good for America in one day than Trump did in four years. As a leftist, I’m just glad to have a president with whom the American left might have some chance of being listened to.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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I wonder what horses think about us humans.

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

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jedi_bendu said:

He had an impressive first few days, he’s even out-progressived Justin Trudeau by suspending US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and hopefully our government here in the UK will feel enough pressure to follow suit on things like that. This backtracking on the $2000 stimulus checks is disappointing, but I fully expected scenarios like this to happen, and fully expected that once Biden was in office there’d be a lot of campaigning, and twitter hashtagging, and online bullying the US President in order to achieve progressive change.

So far Biden’s been better than I expected honestly - with more executive orders than Clinton, Bush or Obama signed in their first fortnight, he did more good for America in one day than Trump did in four years. As a leftist, I’m just glad to have a president with whom the American left might have some chance of being listened to.

His decision about Keystone XL wasn’t very progressive though… It just means more oil being transported in environmentally destructive ways and from countries with no environmental standards.

I think some of his other policies are awful too, but for the sake of sparing this thread the fate of the politics thread, I’ll try to avoid stirring the pot too much.

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RicOlie_2 said:

His decision about Keystone XL wasn’t very progressive though… It just means more oil being transported in environmentally destructive ways and from countries with no environmental standards.

I hadn’t actually heard about that, so thanks. I’ve just looked up about it. Biden and his administration will definitely need to be pressured to combat the climate crisis, and we need to get out of the hopeless mindset we’ve been in for the past years and set our expectations higher.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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The dualingo owl is pretty creepy

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

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JackNapier said:

The dualingo owl is pretty creepy

It used to be worse:

That 2012 version is just standing there, menacingly

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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The 2011 version is so wrong! It looks like a evil sigil! 😂

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

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jedi_bendu said:

RicOlie_2 said:

His decision about Keystone XL wasn’t very progressive though… It just means more oil being transported in environmentally destructive ways and from countries with no environmental standards.

I hadn’t actually heard about that, so thanks. I’ve just looked up about it. Biden and his administration will definitely need to be pressured to combat the climate crisis, and we need to get out of the hopeless mindset we’ve been in for the past years and set our expectations higher.

Oh great. America is screwed.