Why do you post on an internet message board?

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Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:54 pm

Why do you gravitate towards one of the worst forms of social interaction known to man? It's not a coincidence that "message board guy" is pale, scrawny, socially inept, and intelligent. Do you want to be here a year from now?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby matty » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:19 pm

Do us a favour and log out. Permanently. It's quite clear you have no interest in the views of the other people on this board, so your continued presence is nothing short of baffling.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Wonderer » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:29 pm

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Why do you gravitate towards one of the worst forms of social interaction known to man? It's not a coincidence that "message board guy" is pale, scrawny, socially inept, and intelligent. Do you want to be here a year from now?


Well, mostly because philosophers aren't here for social interaction, we're here for intellectual interaction.

You make a message on your own forum calling out to everyone, asking us why we're probably pale, scrawny, socially inept, and inteligent (as if as a consolation :lol: ).

I've been here for a year, i'd like to be here for a year more, after that we would have to wait and see.

My question maynard is this, why do YOU gravitate to this site for poor social interaction with pale, scrawny, socially inept nerds?

Is this a place where sad people come? people who have nothing better to do in life?

Think about it...
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:37 pm

matty wrote:Do us a favour and log out. Permanently. It's quite clear you have no interest in the views of the other people on this board, so your continued presence is nothing short of baffling.


Believe it or not...Im trying to help.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Xunzian » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:41 pm

I don't know about 'gravitate', often it is a matter of opportunity. Many posters here (myself included) make the majority of our posts while we are at work. Generally a requirement for this is also having a job with a fair amount of downtime and relatively few other people to interact with. How else are we supposed to waste our time? Being productive?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:08 pm

Sorry but if you have a job where the best option is to post on a message board you need a new job.

I can't believe the backlash I'm getting here. I just recieved a PM from WONDERER begging me to stop this thread. Is it that hard to look at yourself in the proverbial mirror and judge oneself? Ignorance is bliss isnt it?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Kriswest » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:18 pm

For me, I live out in the middle of the country, I hate daytime TV, when I take breaks from my work, so I converse here. Reading for 15 minutes is impossible I would get lost within the book and forget time. I would rather learn from folks around the world then watch a soap opera for a few minutes or twiddle my thumbs.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby amor fati » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:24 pm

thus speaks the man who, in less than 60 days, has racked up well over 300 posts

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btw when's that next TOOL album coming out dood?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby matty » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:29 pm

Maynard James Keenan wrote:
matty wrote:Do us a favour and log out. Permanently. It's quite clear you have no interest in the views of the other people on this board, so your continued presence is nothing short of baffling.


Believe it or not...Im trying to help.


You think we need your help?! That's a fairly severe case of hubris you've developed there...
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby RebelEpsilon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:35 pm

I think people are here for different reasons. Some users are here for some kind of intellectual exchange etc. and some are here to basically talk shit, I would consider myself in that latter category :D This New Year is going to bring about many changes, if I'm here less often next year then I'll consider that a good thing. I'd rather be preoccupied elsewhere than sat behind a computer screen. We shall see.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:40 pm

No offense but have you seen the people who post in the "mundane forum"?

- They mostly post here and no where else.

- There is no "intellectual exchange" to speak of when discussing 9/10 topics in here.

- Take a look at the "Word Association Thread".

This place is filled with people who get some type of reward for participating in this drivel. I feel they realize this, but doing somehting about it is a different story.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby RebelEpsilon » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:28 am

Well to be fair the mundane forum is for the...mundane subjects. Whereas the other forums, philosophy, social, etc. are for the more 'intellectual' subjects...It doesn't reflect negatively on the people who post in this forum, which is fortunate for you because this is the only place I see you post :wink:
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:42 am

I'd rather chat/debate/post here, than do cocaine/have numerous one-night-stands/gossip/talk tripe/etc. like most of my peers do to pass their time - if that makes me appear boring than being a drug-taking slut, then I can happily live with that... :lol:
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:09 am

Magsj wrote:I'd rather chat/debate/post here, than do cocaine/have numerous one-night-stands/gossip/talk tripe/etc. like most of my peers do to pass their time - if that makes me appear boring than being a drug-taking slut, then I can happily live with that... :lol:


Yeah because the only other option to posting on a message board is cocain... :-"
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:24 am

Xunzian wrote:I don't know about 'gravitate', often it is a matter of opportunity. Many posters here (myself included) make the majority of our posts while we are at work. Generally a requirement for this is also having a job with a fair amount of downtime and relatively few other people to interact with. How else are we supposed to waste our time? Being productive?


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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:32 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Sorry but if you have a job where the best option is to post on a message board you need a new job.


Some of us like having downtime, besides, I go where I am paid the most and this just so happens to be the best offer I've had recently.

Maynard James Keenan wrote:I can't believe the backlash I'm getting here. I just recieved a PM from WONDERER begging me to stop this thread.


Are you sure Wonderer wasn't begging you to stop posting on the whole?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Faust » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:49 am

Just to further bolster Xun's, Mags' and Pav's points - I took my present job (which I like very much) because of the downtime, and I'm a drug-taking slut.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:22 am

Faust wrote:Just to further bolster Xun's, Mags' and Pav's points - I took my present job (which I like very much) because of the downtime, and I'm a drug-taking slut.


Point proven.

You people need to get your act together. I am sorry If I am the one who has to point this out. I know it will hurt my popularity but someone has to do it.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:24 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Yeah because the only other option to posting on a message board is cocain... :-"

I never said that it was! [-X

All you need to know is that I have a life, and the odd day of hedonistic fun that I have in any given week, far out-ways the boredom of that week...
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:27 am

Faust wrote:Just to further bolster Xun's, Mags' and Pav's points - I took my present job (which I like very much) because of the downtime, and I'm a drug-taking slut.

:lol:
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:31 am

Magsj wrote:
Maynard James Keenan wrote:Yeah because the only other option to posting on a message board is cocain... :-"

I never said that it was! [-X

All you need to know is that I have a life, and the odd day of hedonistic fun that I have in any given week, far out-ways the boredom of that week...


Says the girl who thinks people believe that she can be a star at the drop of a coin.

Says the girl who spends all day on an internet message board.

Man, people are weird.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:35 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:
Faust wrote:Just to further bolster Xun's, Mags' and Pav's points - I took my present job (which I like very much) because of the downtime, and I'm a drug-taking slut.


Point proven.

You people need to get your act together. I am sorry If I am the one who has to point this out. I know it will hurt my popularity but someone has to do it.


Did you read my post?

I have my act together. I go to the employer that offers me the most money, if downtime just happens to go along with it that's fine with me.

The job I had prior to this one, I was good for about 15K more a year, had absolutely zero downtime, but still liked the job. I would still be there had I not been laid off, in fact, 75% of their workforce was laid off as of the end of July. As a result, I hunted around for a job for a couple of weeks and took this one in Mid-August.

I had to pull back on the spending a little, I will admit. My Savings Account actually looks better than it did before I was laid off, but my disposable income kind of sucks. I focus more on the Savings Account than I had been, though, because you never know if this place will cut me. Technically, I am contracted through this coming August and at least guaranteed not to lose a cent in terms of salary, but I can be terminated with a 30-day notice.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Faust » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:44 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:
Faust wrote:Just to further bolster Xun's, Mags' and Pav's points - I took my present job (which I like very much) because of the downtime, and I'm a drug-taking slut.


Point proven.

You people need to get your act together. I am sorry If I am the one who has to point this out. I know it will hurt my popularity but someone has to do it.


Firstly, you seem to be as popular as ever. You are wildly popular with me.

Secondly - what do you have against drug-taking sluts?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby F.W.Nietzsche » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:53 am

Make me cogent threads explaining the significance of Harry Kessler, and Josef Paneth.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:03 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Says the girl who thinks people believe that she can be a star at the drop of a coin.

Says the girl who spends all day on an internet message board.

Man, people are weird.

...and you are entitled to your opinion, young man! :D

Oh I'm quite satisfied with my life, but thank you for your concern. :lol:
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