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Keb

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Postby Keb » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:48 pm

Zechs wrote:

Yet you did time in and time out. Until I broke you...

Practice for my career. A lesson in patience. :wink:
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GiveWarAChance

Silly French Man

Postby GiveWarAChance » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 am

$130 seems like a simple enough goal to attain. If every remaining member in the forums gave just $1 a month then we would be at....maybe $20. Damn, lower than what the number currently is. Scratch that. :smt102
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Zechs

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Postby Zechs » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:24 am

Keb wrote:Practice for my career. A lesson in patience. :wink:


Patience was never one of my virtues.
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RobThompson

cheese

Postby RobThompson » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:39 am

Zechs wrote:
Patience was never one of my virtues.

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Rebirth NoctourneM

Rain Partier

Postby Rebirth NoctourneM » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:31 am

Zechs wrote:
Patience was never one of my virtues.


Okay lets leave out the pony talk
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OneWhoIsAll

Expert Post Whore

Postby OneWhoIsAll » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:39 am

Rebirth NoctourneM wrote:
Okay lets leave out the pony talk


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SuperginraiX

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Postby SuperginraiX » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 am

Keb wrote:Realistically, writing takes a lot of time. Not everyone can churn out decent writing. I for one am one of those people and I was copywriting for a living when I was writing for this site. It actually ate a ton of my work time.

At this stage I spend about 8 hours at work, with an hour of prep and about 2 hours of marking after. When the fuck do I have time to sit and even read a fucking comic, let alone news about one?

That's just me. Not everyone is confident enough to write. Or proficient enough. It's hard. I literally make teenagers sit down and compose essays for 80 minutes and about 25 of the 35 submissions are trash. It's because writing isn't easy.

That's why "If you think so and so's writing is bad, you should try writing your own articles." is a complete bullshit argument. Has anyone used that shitty argument with DC comics?

It is and I hope I didn't give the impression that I was saying that. If I did, I TOTALLY was not saying that in order to critique something, you need to do it. Because that IS a stupid argument.

I was just trying to say, and forgive me if I get it wrong again, that the divide between the forums and the front page is weird because almost every forum poster can potentially write for the front page. We are literally one of you.

And you are ALSO right that it takes more than motivation and I feel stupid summing it up as though writing were an easy thing because my own writing doesn't come easy and I end up spending DAYS writing one thing. Which is why I don't write news items because they'd be old news before I got the article up.

Garofani Spruzzo wrote:Never understand it? Really? I think it's pretty clear that when the skype group started & Jude, Christian, Houman, and most everyone else who were staffers switched their time from posting in the forums to skyping or whatever you call it. Much easier to sort through the mess of assigning articles and bouncing ideas off of each other. Like you said, Jude was still the one who posted in the forums regularly. (Nieto & GHERU had had it by then with forum posters anyway and spent most of their time deleting spammers and homemade Viagra salespeople at that point.) But after Jude left, no one wanted that role of a sort of liaison between staff & forums. In fact, I would bet half the posters here couldn't tell you for sure who owns the staff or who the admins are these days. So for me it's pretty easy to understand the divide, and I'm not being critical or divisive it's just how I think that came about.

On thinking about it more, it turns out I DO understand it but I don't LIKE it. But I'm also not around as much as I used to be so I maybe don't understand how bad things have GOTTEN since Jude left. When I post on the forums, I stick to, like, three threads and those don't really deal with the front page. And, honestly, when I was around more, I still never had a real sense of the lay of the land and usually learned this and that from talking personally with other posters. I can be dense like that.

Anyway, if we've proven anything here, it's that I shouldn't be the liason between the forums and the front page. I'll go back to my video game threads, now. :oops:
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Frag

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Postby Frag » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:40 pm

Ok, I had to come back for this.

1) Take Jude's dick out of your mouths. It was great that he worked on the site, but he was a terrible writer and not very good for the reputation of a place called THE OUTHOUSE. I enjoyed him and he was was good at his job, but come on.

2) Who the fuck is Tim?

3) What happened to the old owner and nieto?

4) The "articles" and "columns" on this site were always bush league. No offense, but there really was no talent here. You are all fans, but that's about it.

5) The old people left and then a bunch of rejects from some other site took over. I forget where they were from, but they sucked.

6) Even this thread is a microcosm of the problems. Nobody gives a shit about this place. It became Imaginova Newsarama in the last 1-2 years.

7) Turn off the lights when you're done.
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Rebirth NoctourneM

Rain Partier

Postby Rebirth NoctourneM » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

Won't miss Frag :smt102
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

"No one cares about this place."

"I couldn't help myself from coming back for this!"

same old frag :lol:
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Garofani Spruzzo wrote:"No one cares about this place."

"I couldn't help myself from coming back for this!"

same old frag :lol:


See? Reading comprehension is terrible around here. "Nobody gives a shit about this place" refers to the people running it and the posters.

4-5 years ago this thread would be 30 pages of ideas and support.
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:16 pm

Rebirth NoctourneM wrote:Won't miss Frag :smt102


Why would you miss me? You didn't even notice I was gone.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Frag wrote:Ok, I had to come back for this.

1) Take Jude's dick out of your mouths. It was great that he worked on the site, but he was a terrible writer and not very good for the reputation of a place called THE OUTHOUSE. I enjoyed him and he was was good at his job, but come on.

2) Who the fuck is Tim?

3) What happened to the old owner and nieto?

4) The "articles" and "columns" on this site were always bush league. No offense, but there really was no talent here. You are all fans, but that's about it.

5) The old people left and then a bunch of rejects from some other site took over. I forget where they were from, but they sucked.

6) Even this thread is a microcosm of the problems. Nobody gives a shit about this place. It became Imaginova Newsarama in the last 1-2 years.

7) Turn off the lights when you're done.

Still salty over losing the presidency...
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Frag

REAL OFFICIAL President of the Outhouse

Postby Frag » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Keb wrote:Still salty over losing the presidency...


Well you answer questions like a politician, so it suits you better...
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:24 pm

Frag wrote:
Well you answer questions like a politician, so it suits you better...

I heard that you can't be around livestock because they always try to lick you. Is this true?

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