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PostSubject: hello - new here   Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:43 am

hi

I'm new here

I'm pretty much a casual viewer of the bond films but i was searching for information on The Spy Who Loved Me as I'm doing a unit on the Cold War and its' impact on popular culture for my university. I'm a mature-age student.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:33 am

Welcome Paul. Have a knockabout, the place isn't too bad.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:14 pm

Anyone else got the PM or have I been chosen exclusively?
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:35 pm

CJB wrote:
Anyone else got the PM or have I been chosen exclusively?

What PM?

Hi Paul...
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:38 pm

Hi. I'm just nervous about talking in public.
Didn't realise that i wasn't supposed to PM people.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:45 pm

We're a very tolerant group, you shouldn't worry about conversing in the open.

Gravity's Silhouette would be particularly happy to discuss your situation.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:36 pm

I'm sorry if i upset you people at all.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:29 am

I'm not sure how you can upset anyone, given you just showed up.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:37 am

Yeah, keep calm, and talk about 007 drool
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:21 am

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Gravity's Silhouette would be particularly happy to discuss your situation.

Is paulmoorsfield the real Michael G. Wilson, posting from his boarded up basement, where he spends time shadowboxing, plotting revenge and attempting to tunnel his way out?
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:52 am

That might explain some of what I've read.

Maybe it's Lazenby.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:05 pm

I'm Australian but I'm not Lazenby. Always thought Lazenby would make a good Doctor Who.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:11 pm

paulmoorsfield wrote:
I'm sorry if i upset you people at all.
We're not MI6 or CBn. If you upset us, we can live with it, so don't be afraid to express an unpopular opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:46 am

Yeah, this place isn't to be taken too seriously.

If you need proof of that, just read most of the posts in the Black Bond thread.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:42 am

MI6 is terrible, with its "all ideas are good ideas, and anyobe who dislikes them us disruptive" approach. And CBn is run by a cynical, snarky arsehole who wouldn't last five minutes if he had to follow the rules.

Still, they're not the worst-run forums on the internet. That dishonour goes to Joe Saward's F1 Blog, which is run by a guy who claims to be the only professional journalist in the sport, but cannot take any criticism, even when his obvious conflicts of interest show up, when he commits libel for the sake of pursuing a personal vendetta, or when he engages in a battle to the death over increasingly-lower stakes with another journalist.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:25 pm

Presumably you've had run-ins with all of them, then?

I saw what just happened to you at the Cbn site: if you had been previously banned, why on Earth would you go back there? Why dignify them with a need to use their site? Makes them the winners, even if they're all losers.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:33 pm

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MI6 is terrible, with its "all ideas are good ideas, and anyobe who dislikes them us disruptive" approach.

I'm over what happened at Mi6.

If I could say "fuck", post images of tits and openly admit that I think CASINO ROYALE is a piece of shit, then I'd probably post there. The kids are a nuisance, too.

I like that everyone's free to speak their mind here, as good or as bad as it is sometimes. The administration and lack of maintenance will cause this ship to sink, though. When SPECTRE blows by, we probably won't be in touch with each other for another two years or so--if we're lucky.

Start collecting social media handles and email addresses now. PM your tit-pics to me while you still can.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:57 pm

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I'm over what happened at Mi6.
I think that's the ultimate fate of any internet forum, really. They grow and they grow, and unless the admins have a plan to deal with it, things fall apart.

One of the first forums I joined was Bored of Studies, which was originally a resource for students in their final years of school. But members stuck around after graduating and the admins had no idea how to manage it, and now the forums are a trollocracy.

When I joined F1 Fanatic, it was a hobbyist blog. But then the owner quit his job to run it full time, and it developed a reputation for quality journalism - and with it came an influx of new members. Now the only way to be a member is to share the community opinion on certain subjects, because if you don't, the community target you and it's easier for the admins to ban you than it is to ban the troublemakers.

As for MI6, the forums rapidly grew in size and membership first with the production of CR and later QOS, but the admins had no plans for how to deal with it, and we got the baffling policies of moving the forums without archiving anything, and the attitude of "nobody can disagree with anybody". Likewise CBn, which has no rules except for whatever the admins feel like at the time.

That's what makes BAB so good - the moderators don't feel the need to micro-manage everything and understand that members can disagree without being disruptive as a matter of course.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:10 am

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Prisoner Monkeys wrote:
MI6 is terrible, with its "all ideas are good ideas, and anyobe who dislikes them us disruptive" approach.

I'm over what happened at Mi6.

If I could say "fuck", post images of tits and openly admit that I think CASINO ROYALE is a piece of shit, then I'd probably post there. The kids are a nuisance, too.

I like that everyone's free to speak their mind here, as good or as bad as it is sometimes. The administration and lack of maintenance will cause this ship to sink, though. When SPECTRE blows by, we probably won't be in touch with each other for another two years or so--if we're lucky.

Start collecting social media handles and email addresses now. PM your tit-pics to me while you still can.

I'll still be here. Probably.

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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:08 pm

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I saw what just happened to you at the Cbn site: if you had been previously banned, why on Earth would you go back there?
Sleep deprivation. I haven't had any meaningful sleep in four days. I wound up on CBn, didn't recognise it because of the change in colours, and reregistered.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:14 pm

I like forums that are actually open for discussions rather than ones that desperately restrict everyone to one thought or one opinion...there is a very nasty and dangerous trend these days to pretend certain views are 'impossible to hold' and therefore never allow them to surface, but discussion is good, even when no agreement is reached some element of thought or nugget of self doubt can emerge to make a long term change. B&B may be the last bastion in terms of mainstream Bond, ironically a franchise that was cheerfully non PC (and knowingly fantasy as opposed to reality) is increasingly being perverted to conform, pretention of realism and grit actually a tool used to censor and bind the whole damn show. We all hold opinions for a reason, some are valid some need to be aired and challenged, some are better ignored - we all have an ignore function and it requires no code at all - if people choose not to exert it as far as I am concerned they are just as much to blame for the resultant drama and stress as the person making the outrageous (in their opinion) statement that prompted it.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:51 am

lachesis wrote:
there is a very nasty and dangerous trend these days to pretend certain views are 'impossible to hold' and therefore never allow them to surface, but discussion is good, even when no agreement is reached some element of thought or nugget of self doubt can emerge to make a long term change.

The problem is that this forum has an active membership of just 30 so when one guy uses every thread to make general points about his objections to blacks, women, homosexuals and anyone who's not American, it becomes not just tedious but odious. Tainted by association.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:56 am

Erica Ambler wrote:
lachesis wrote:
there is a very nasty and dangerous trend these days to pretend certain views are 'impossible to hold' and therefore never allow them to surface, but discussion is good, even when no agreement is reached some element of thought or nugget of self doubt can emerge to make a long term change.

The problem is that this forum has an active membership of just 30 so when one guy uses every thread to make general points about his objections to blacks, women, homosexuals and anyone who's not American, it becomes not just tedious but odious. Tainted by association.

I haven't actually noted that but I suspect that's my excellent auto-discrimination of thread powers at work tongue
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:58 pm

Erica Ambler wrote:
lachesis wrote:
there is a very nasty and dangerous trend these days to pretend certain views are 'impossible to hold' and therefore never allow them to surface, but discussion is good, even when no agreement is reached some element of thought or nugget of self doubt can emerge to make a long term change.

The problem is that this forum has an active membership of just 30 so when one guy uses every thread to make general points about his objections to blacks, women, homosexuals and anyone who's not American, it becomes not just tedious but odious. Tainted by association.

LOL! So now you want to make THIS thread about all those subjects as well?

What have I objected to about homosexuals other than I've got legal concerns about gay marriage? I doubt you could find any other comment I've ever possibly  made about "homosexuals" other than in the context of gay marriage because they don't exist. Where is all of this anti-gay commentary you claim I make?

You also over simplify my comments about "women". I have no objection to women at all; never have; love women. I have an objection to feminists; two totally different things.

"Tainted by association"??? Really? Where was the influx of new visitors after Kahn, Wint and I left two years ago? Where was this sudden, massive migration of interested people who were just waiting for us to leave before they'd commit to joining? Because the way I remember it, this place went dark and silent not too long after us undesirables decided to do something else with our time.

My ass was begged to come back into this forum and you know exactly by whom because you and I talked about it in private messaging, when you were wondering whether you should come back. This place was deader than Forrest Lawn and was assumed by most people that it had been given up for good. Regulars had to be emailed that activity was picking up and that they should give the place yet another try because everyone had left.

So let's not fucking pretend that this place was a hive of intellectualism just waiting to take the leap to legitimacy after I left; this place was at the ass-end of cyberspace; a place for reprobate, misfit Bond fans to commiserate and post pictures of titties and talk about whether you shaved your snatch or not, and not have to worry about some fire-breathing administrator (he at CBN who shall not be named) laying a heavy hand on the place.

And those were FUN TIMES. But just like all history, this story is starting to repeat itself ONCE AGAIN, with the same tired, old, cliched complaints made against the same people.
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PostSubject: Re: hello - new here   Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:47 pm

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