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Old 08-13-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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It's been awful quiet here the past few days. Where is everybody?
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don't know..maybe no one is having any issues with there computers..or they all died at the same time? i just got my nephews conputer all up and running. its playing nice but for the on-board video. i have a card around here somewhere but where??
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I still read it but some newbies are being frightened off by some, IMO, rather abrupt answers. having said that mebbe we need some controversy to liven the place up a bit. but then the mods will jump on that and everything will go quiet again. Oh well.
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Pete I know you mean me, but I disagree. Those who don't come back is because they don't really need help or they are not willing to do the work required to get it, which is mostly gathering some basic information and properly redacting questions and problem descriptions.

Also, how can someone who doesn't know how to use a search engine find a forum? C'mon...
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Haha, yeah, AMD_bro seems to make some interesting-style straight forward what's-wrong-with-you kinda posts . But I don't really think they would shoo typical people that way. But anyway, try to be as sweet as possible

Well I do come here from time to time to see if there are any new reads. I'm not that talkative, specially if nothing of an interest is present, so I end up looking around, finding nothing interesting, and leave. Just for that I'm gonna start a new thread. Now, what's it gonna be?
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I try to be sweet. Sometimes stupidity and laziness beat my sweetness.

It's not like the forum has insane formatting rules or an intricate code of conduct. Proper posts shouldn't be that hard to come by.
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Um.

I just found this forum again by searching through 48,780 unread yahoo emails. lol
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Still checking in, but does seem to be slow right now. I have been around but busy with the train layout.
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Forums aren't exactly trending anymore

Most kids are content with facebook and twitter likes/shares whereas here (and most traditional forums), you have to read something longer than 140 characters and use your brain. That's WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too much work to get a like so... forums be a dyin
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Most kids are content with facebook and twitter likes/shares whereas here (and most traditional forums), you have to read something longer than 140 characters and use your brain. That's WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY too much work to get a like so... forums be a dyin
I think you missed "Youtube" and hating "Human Interactions"
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I was thinking YouTube as well. YouTube has become TV's successor, and it has had a way worse effect on people than TV ever had.

Click around YouTube and the Play Store for long enough and you'll end up killing yourself with a spoon if you need to. Can you believe that "idle" games are super popular now? That means one of two things: clicking the screen repeatedly like an idiot or just waiting for stuff to happen. How the hell did we get to that? And don't even get me started on the crap you find on YT.

Google has doomed us all.
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And then we have Social Media.

A double edged sword for anyone trying to get honest exposure when its its run by "like for like" teenagers and fake accounts.

A few weeks ago i was honestly approached by a fake account. They had probably 80k followers. It offered me (for 5$ per picture, per month) to put it on their account and direct people to like my photo and page.

All that does is pad peoples pockets while taking advantage of others need to feel appreciated.

I told them no thanks I dont get paid by likes or follows and they bocked me lol.
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I've never understood the need for people on Facebook to collect likes or friends. I personally don't fish for either and could care less who likes anything I post.

I absolutely hate those posts on FB where someone says "If you're really my friend, show it by liking this post and then sharing it on your timeline." I've never liked or shared one of those because I despise them so much. How can anyone be so desperate for attention or appreciation?
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I donít social media. I do trawl the threads here occasionally but I donít have much to say!

On that note, Iíd like to thank the admins and owner of this site for keeping it going. Hosting isnít free, and dwindling visitor numbers mean negligible ad revenue, yet the site is still here. Kudos.
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You're welcome!
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Since when are you an owner?
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Since when are you an owner?

Since about 8 years ago with ~220k kilometers mileage. It's showing age, tho.
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Since about 8 years ago with ~220k kilometers mileage. It's showing age, tho.
I didn't know cars could generate ad revenue for each visitor.
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They don't?
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I think you missed "Youtube" and hating "Human Interactions"
All good points. :-)
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