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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:38 pm

Bub wrote:
PB said:"Bub, I'm far from the glue that holds the place together."

OK, would you settle for masking tape?

Yes.. Masking tape. But the blue kind, not the tan kind.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:28 pm

Sometimes curmudgeons are moody, and sometimes they just forget things like their password. Give em' time to piss off the old lady, and if they have internet access in the dog house, they will be back pontificating on a worthwhile subject.

Ever since I got myself a trucking job, there are plenty of posts to read when I find time to get back on and do a little pontificating myself.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:14 pm

So is Monbla gone now? Can we finally all come back and start the party?  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:16 pm

No, he's like socialism, regardless of how bad an idea it is it just doesn't seem to go away.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:58 pm

puros_bran wrote:
No, he's like socialism, regardless of how bad an idea it is it just doesn't seem to go away.

Aaaah the Amurican way, Racism, Socialism, & Bigotry !! Onward thru the fog !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:11 pm

Interesting comments. For me personally, I tend to go on this site when I'm thinking of or when I'm having a pipe. I don't smoke all the time although love it when I do. So, because I've been inside renovating the kitchen for a month and was sick for a while with the flu late last year (I couldn't even think of a smoke and a scotch for months after that - weird), I have not thought much about coming here. Also, I'm on the internet to look stuff up or answer emails and check Facebook, (which I really find is wasting a lot of my time but keeps me in contact with friends I have moved away from). After that I just get tired of being on the computer, or my wife gets tired of me being on the computer and don't get to checking up on this site.

When I do check in I tend to do so for a while then I get distracted and disappear for a while.

Anyway, that's my piece... and BTW if my wife doesn't get, (justifiably) impatient with me being on the computer so long tonight, I might put a piece on the Round Table about the renovation of my 1940'2 kitchen.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:19 pm

40's kitchen renovation?????? You sir have my attention lol
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:17 pm

See, I told you he wasn't gone.. Just wants to crybaby a little.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:27 pm

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40's kitchen renovation?????? You sir have my attention lol

It's been posted. I hope you find it somewhat interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:01 pm

PB said:
Yes.. Masking tape. But the blue kind, not the tan kind.

Lets ask the professionals:
The painters tape I've seen is blue. The idea behind it is that it can still be easily removed after some time has passed. The regular masking tape can be extremely difficult to cleanly remove after a few days. But the trade off is not worth it. The blue tape does not hold as clean an edge for the paint application. Regular masking tape works much better.

Since we all know that PB holds a clean edge the proof is in the tape
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:37 pm

Threaded forums killed off the pre-www UseNet groups, and now Twatter, SnipChit, BookFace, InstaGranny, and etc. are killing off threaded forums.

It's just time & technology doin' the same thing it has always done:


https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=forum%20growth

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=forum

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=online%20forum

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q ... ticipation

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=forum%20usage


The pipe smoking demographic being skewed toward older guys then adds a multiplier to the Netwide forum erosion.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:17 pm

Regardless of the trends in "social media" (gawd I hate that buzz-word) which seem to be the media-du-jour, I do what I know and am comfortable in. Like this forum, plus one or two others. If the movement to FB, twit-er, candygram, and whatever else interests folks and they move on, so be it.

This forum seems to chug along pretty well and attracts new members pretty regularly. They don't always stick around, but that's the nature of things I reckon. People start doing different things with their life, have other priorities come in, family issues, health issues, and so on.

And the beat goes on............


Cheers,

RR


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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:27 pm

I have tried the Fakebook thing, mainly out of a need for the promotional aspects of the work I was doing. Never really enjoyed the "social" aspect of it. A forum like this has a better vibe to it for me.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:39 pm

I do have a book face, so that my family in other states can see pics of my kids and such. When I was single, it was very effective for meeting local women lol. Amongst the men in my family, for the most part social media is the women's domain now that we have kids. I do like it here though, it's not so busy as the book is. I don't like getting hammered with everybody's nonsense constantly on there. As for all those others, I have heard of them.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:43 pm

I keep getting shut down on my 'other venues'.......

eh................
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:05 pm

I think the social media promotes conformity in thought, because there's only space for bumper sticker comment. If a poster doesn't completely agree with the prevailing simplified message point mentality, he / she is likely to be corrected (at least) or attacked by the mob. There's also an assumption that if two (or more) people look at the same facts, they should come to the same conclusion. Back in the day, people got over this notion in freshman year. The first Simpson trial was a good case in point.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:30 pm

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There's also an assumption that if two (or more) people look at the same facts, they should come to the same conclusion. Back in the day, people got over this notion in freshman year.

Most of my freshmen don't learn it, but many do when they're sophomores . . . but then backslide during their senior year Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:30 pm

KevinM wrote:
I think the social media promotes conformity in thought, because there's only space for bumper sticker comment. If a poster doesn't completely agree with the prevailing simplified message point mentality, he / she is likely to be corrected (at least) or attacked by the mob.

Absolutely 100% demonstrably the case.

There's nothing different about today's humans, of course, social media technology simply makes certain types of expression/behavior extremely easy.

In previous times, "get-with-the-program-or-else" mob-rule mentality resulted in torches and pitchforks. The 21st century version is punishing people for perceived violations of Political Correctness. (and that shitshow is only now getting truly started)


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There's also an assumption that if two (or more) people look at the same facts, they should come to the same conclusion. Back in the day, people got over this notion in freshman year. The first Simpson trial was a good case in point.


Groupthink is the intellectual manifestation of mob mentality. Few of today's under-30's would dare to express an opinion without checking what their friends thought first. In fact, daring wouldn't even apply, because it would never occur to them to do it any other way.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:39 pm

You think BOB is boring, you should check a couple of other forums out, they'll put you to sleep.
I belong to a few forums and I've gotta say there are only two including BOB that are active in the respect that there's always someone replying to a post or starting a new thread and the only two I really care about. So when you think it's boring try another for awhile, you'll need NoDoz. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:06 pm

Yeah. I once lost posting privileges on a well-known auto fan board. I hadn't committed any of the usual faux paus (sp) or even violated the rules of the board police. One of the key message points honored by the board's posters was "Cars are not appliances." My POV is that they are not appliances but they are machines and should be judged on how well they meet their purpose, not on the subjective appeal of styling features. The Grand Inquisitors might have interpreted this bland dissent as trolling. They never said exactly. Well, they own the board, I figgered.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:44 pm

Boring? All I can say is this forum is what you make of it. Some of our members just enjoy reading the content, and maybe they feel they don't have much to add after the topic has been dissected to death with nothing else to discuss,
but that doesn't make them any less of a brother. The point is that everyone here has a common interest in pipes whether they impress others with their whizbang review of the latest and greatest, or skim through the posts picking up a bit of information along the way that interests them.

It's always been that way and always will be. Members come and go. Lapses in active posting occur.

We've had a lot of new members join recently, some with years of experience and others just starting out, so maybe the lull some of you feel will turn around like it always has in the past.

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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:13 am

KevinM wrote:
Cars are not appliances

Actually they very much are appliances, and should only be judged in light of how well they perform their givin application.

Some are appliances for transporting grocery.
Some are appliances for adrenaline seeking.
Some are appliances for getting stuck in remote locations.
Some are appliances for alleviating judgements concerning erection length & duration.
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:53 am

puros_bran wrote:
KevinM wrote:
Cars are not appliances

Actually they very much are appliances, and should only be judged in light of how well they perform their givin application.

Some are appliances for transporting grocery.
Some are appliances for adrenaline seeking.
Some are appliances for getting stuck in remote locations.
Some are appliances for alleviating judgements concerning erection length & duration.

Yeah, I see a lot of that last one around the hospitals up here lol!
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PostSubject: Re: This place is getting BORING   Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:15 am

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Boring? All I can say is this forum is what you make of it. Some of our members  just enjoy reading the content, and maybe they feel they don't have much to add after the topic has been dissected to death with nothing else to discuss,    
but that doesn't make them any less of a brother. The point is that everyone here has a common interest in pipes whether they impress others with their whizbang review of the latest and greatest, or skim through the posts picking up a bit of information along the way that interests them.

It's always been that way and always will be. Members come and go. Lapses in active posting occur.

We've had a lot of new members join recently, some with years of experience and others just starting out, so maybe the lull some of you feel will turn around like it always has in the past.

Bravo.

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