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Postby KODY 105 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:28 am

Jonathan wrote:In regards to your first category--there is nothing wrong with reminiscing, it merely needs to be done with moderation and balance.


I concur.

Or as some people put it, quoted for truth.
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Postby jelly » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:27 am

Jonathan wrote:In regards to your first category--there is nothing wrong with reminiscing, it merely needs to be done with moderation and balance.

I know. :D It was a joke.
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Postby Chandler » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:55 pm

David O wrote:
Amethystic wrote:What is your opinion on the 'newbie generation' of the ToO?


I think that the "newbie" generation, as you put it, is very similar to the "newbie" generation of the Town Hall, and the Mole Boards. Nostalgia tends to cloud memory. The truth is that each of these boards had younger users, some of which were immature and may have been frustrating (at the time) to the older members, while others where worthy contributors shortly after getting used to the place. The only thing that has changed today is that the proportion of older users to younger users has changed, as the size of the board has grown, and the age of the average internet user has dropped.

Amen, David. :yes: I remember when I first found the Town Hall years ago I was 17 and felt like I was one of the oldest people there!
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Postby Sherlock » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:29 pm

I'm not sure the question has been asked recently but I'm fairly certain that aging and changing interests has a lot to do with why a number of users no longer post.

Another added factor is that a few of us no longer keep up with the newest AIO trends which means,consequently, that a lot of the discussions here aren't as captivating to a non-listener.

And while its certainly fun to discuss lighthearted topics from time to time, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep the "real world" seriousness from infiltrating things online as well.

So in the end I suppose its all a product of a sort of regrettable inevitability.
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Postby Mountain_Girl » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:40 pm

Chandler wrote:
David O wrote:
Amethystic wrote:What is your opinion on the 'newbie generation' of the ToO?


I think that the "newbie" generation, as you put it, is very similar to the "newbie" generation of the Town Hall, and the Mole Boards. Nostalgia tends to cloud memory. The truth is that each of these boards had younger users, some of which were immature and may have been frustrating (at the time) to the older members, while others where worthy contributors shortly after getting used to the place. The only thing that has changed today is that the proportion of older users to younger users has changed, as the size of the board has grown, and the age of the average internet user has dropped.

Amen, David. :yes: I remember when I first found the Town Hall years ago I was 17 and felt like I was one of the oldest people there!


I was around 14 when I started on TH....I was 17 when I started ToO.....does that make you feel old? ;)
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Postby Chandler » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:30 pm

Mountain_Girl wrote:
Chandler wrote:
David O wrote:
Amethystic wrote:What is your opinion on the 'newbie generation' of the ToO?


I think that the "newbie" generation, as you put it, is very similar to the "newbie" generation of the Town Hall, and the Mole Boards. Nostalgia tends to cloud memory. The truth is that each of these boards had younger users, some of which were immature and may have been frustrating (at the time) to the older members, while others where worthy contributors shortly after getting used to the place. The only thing that has changed today is that the proportion of older users to younger users has changed, as the size of the board has grown, and the age of the average internet user has dropped.

Amen, David. :yes: I remember when I first found the Town Hall years ago I was 17 and felt like I was one of the oldest people there!


I was around 14 when I started on TH....I was 17 when I started ToO.....does that make you feel old? ;)

Haha, what makes me feel old is how old I felt back then and now how young it looks to me now. Or something like that... :anxious:
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Postby Mountain_Girl » Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:32 pm

Chandler wrote:
Mountain_Girl wrote:
Chandler wrote:
David O wrote:
Amethystic wrote:What is your opinion on the 'newbie generation' of the ToO?


I think that the "newbie" generation, as you put it, is very similar to the "newbie" generation of the Town Hall, and the Mole Boards. Nostalgia tends to cloud memory. The truth is that each of these boards had younger users, some of which were immature and may have been frustrating (at the time) to the older members, while others where worthy contributors shortly after getting used to the place. The only thing that has changed today is that the proportion of older users to younger users has changed, as the size of the board has grown, and the age of the average internet user has dropped.

Amen, David. :yes: I remember when I first found the Town Hall years ago I was 17 and felt like I was one of the oldest people there!


I was around 14 when I started on TH....I was 17 when I started ToO.....does that make you feel old? ;)

Haha, what makes me feel old is how old I felt back then and now how young it looks to me now. Or something like that... :anxious:


lol....yeah....I'm 19, I will be 20 in May and I will be 20 for a little over a month when I get married. When I look back it really makes me feel old. ](*,) sometimes I wanna go back in time when we all had fun on here and on the chat.....want me to not go out into the world...which is looking pretty scary right now.
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Postby Chandler » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:00 pm

Mountain_Girl wrote:
Chandler wrote:
Mountain_Girl wrote:
Chandler wrote:
David O wrote:
Amethystic wrote:What is your opinion on the 'newbie generation' of the ToO?


I think that the "newbie" generation, as you put it, is very similar to the "newbie" generation of the Town Hall, and the Mole Boards. Nostalgia tends to cloud memory. The truth is that each of these boards had younger users, some of which were immature and may have been frustrating (at the time) to the older members, while others where worthy contributors shortly after getting used to the place. The only thing that has changed today is that the proportion of older users to younger users has changed, as the size of the board has grown, and the age of the average internet user has dropped.

Amen, David. :yes: I remember when I first found the Town Hall years ago I was 17 and felt like I was one of the oldest people there!


I was around 14 when I started on TH....I was 17 when I started ToO.....does that make you feel old? ;)

Haha, what makes me feel old is how old I felt back then and now how young it looks to me now. Or something like that... :anxious:


lol....yeah....I'm 19, I will be 20 in May and I will be 20 for a little over a month when I get married. When I look back it really makes me feel old. ](*,) sometimes I wanna go back in time when we all had fun on here and on the chat.....want me to not go out into the world...which is looking pretty scary right now.

Haha, I understand the sentiment but you can't cling to the past. It just doesn't work. :|
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Postby The Top Crusader » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:41 pm

I was 35 when Switchflood created the TH! \:D/
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Postby GlennAdams » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:24 pm

The Top Crusader wrote:I was 35 when Switchflood created the TH! \:D/


Man Top, you ARE old. :)
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Postby Mountain_Girl » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:35 pm

GlennAdams wrote:
The Top Crusader wrote:I was 35 when Switchflood created the TH! \:D/


Man Top, you ARE old. :)


yeah you are old! wow! .....BTW......answer my PM!!!!!!! :insane:
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