- Oct 28, 2013
Bah. I resent the assumption that age bring experience and maturity! That's purely outdated thinking. Anyway, if you want good people then you can make them yourself by treating 'em all right.Redlin5 said:
Uhhh, well then hopefully the reactions of people you call it in conversation will clarify the matter. I bet it will shortly after they assume you're not referring to them as a bundle of sticks or a rolled-up cigarette. That is what tends to happen in my experience of seeing it, which is why I don't call other people that and probably why a lot of those I know don't do it either.inmunitas said:Actually it's not clear at all, given that there are multiple definitions and uses of the term which are quite similar but have different implications.shrekfan246 said:You do realize that "chan culture" clearly does not use "fag" with British or Australian meanings, right?inmunitas said:You do relies there is a world outside of North America, and the term "fag" doesn't necessarily have homophobic connotations else where, right?
There already exists such a place, and, in a word, it is hysterical.Misericorde said:Forums take a lot of work to run well, and the payoff can be hard to see unless they're doing very well. It's not a shock that a lot of sites are tossing their forums, and at best using Disqus or something similar. Maybe there will just be an Escapist Subreddit at some point?Barbas said:The site's forums haven't been around for all that long. They got started some time in 2006, IIRC, which was as far back as threads with comments in will currently load for me. Earliest join date I saw was 2004, I think, belonging to someone who helped put the site together. A lot of people joined back then and simply don't post in the forums, ergo they aren't seen as much nowadays. The mute white faces are legion.IceForce said:On other forums around the internet, it's not uncommon to see people with join dates more than a decade old. There's one particular forum I also frequent where almost all of the regulars have join dates 2003-2005.
Why does The Escapist have such a (comparatively) high turnover of users? Is it because people get bored of it quickly? Is it the moderation? Perhaps it's because people tend to join this site when they're fairly young IRL, and grow out of this place after a few years.
I'm not really sure the reason...