Why do you post on an internet message board?

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

Postby _drifter » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:36 am

Obviously Maynard is the one who needs to be answering the question. So let me ask:

Why do YOU Maynard post on this board? If you're looking to see if i've answered then ya I have, just scroll up the page :P

P.S. If you want to see change in the world and in people, then BE that change first.

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

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:40 am

_drifter wrote:Obviously Maynard is the one who needs to be answering the question. So let me ask:

Why do YOU Maynard post on this board? If you're looking to see if i've answered then ya I have, just scroll up the page :P

P.S. If you want to see change in the world and in people, then BE that change first.

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For me its escapism 100%. Its obvious that we are all in the same boat though to verying degrees.

Is that a Mother Therese quote?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby nickfdr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:42 am

:-k Maynard here I was thinking that you were this super happy guy who was trying to get us all off our computers and go outside and be all sunshine and unicorns... looks like you and I are in the same escapism boat
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:44 am

nickfdr wrote::-k Maynard here I was thinking that you were this super happy guy who was trying to get us all off our computers and go outside and be all sunshine and unicorns... looks like you and I are in the same escapism boat


Why did you think I was super happy?

Dont you want to get out of the boat?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby _drifter » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:45 am

No clue where I got it actually :shifty:

But it's a good quote though and very much true, kinda reminds me of something that Nietzsche said. Wasn't it that the animal tries to gain power over others, man over himself and the overman gets power over everything :-k
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby nickfdr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:50 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Dont you want to get out of the boat?


and that's the million dollar question; who will leave their safe, belonging communities to go search for this thing called happiness which everyone seems to be so fond about
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:52 am

nickfdr wrote:
Maynard James Keenan wrote:Dont you want to get out of the boat?


and that's the million dollar question; who will leave their safe, belonging communities to go search for this thing called happiness which everyone seems to be so fond about


Lets do it together! PM me for the details...
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby nickfdr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:56 am

Maynard James Keenan wrote:Lets do it together! PM me for the details...


Happiness is personal; Searching for it as a group will only bring that safe, community escapism with you on your search it is an individual journey so when I finally decide get out the boat and see if I'll sink or swim I'll let you know

but for now I love my safe, stable floating boat..
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:58 am

nickfdr wrote:
Maynard James Keenan wrote:Lets do it together! PM me for the details...


Happiness is personal; Searching for it as a group will only bring that safe, community escapism with you on your search it is an individual journey so when I finally decide get out the boat and see if I'll sink or swim I'll let you know


Years of psychology and practice seem to differ.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby nickfdr » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:04 am

Well I don't think I could find happiness with someone else tagging along but I can't be too sure I have a vague idea of what I'm looking for and I don't have a clue where to find it and when/ if I find it how to obtain it without stripping myself of my personality
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:11 am

nickfdr wrote:Well I don't think I could find happiness with someone else tagging along but I can't be too sure I have a vague idea of what I'm looking for and I don't have a clue where to find it and when/ if I find it how to obtain it without stripping myself of my personality


"Tagging along"? Im a stranger on a message board who will NEVER meet you in real life. We are two people searching for happiness I guess. There is a 99% chance that we won't find it together. Whats the harm though in a correspondance of sorts?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Timocrates » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:23 am

Well I for one have next to no social life, along with being socially awkward. I participate in online discussion forums because it gives access to other peoples opinions and ideas that I dont get otherwise.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby F.W.Nietzsche » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:25 am

Don't feed the troll.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:37 am

Luminescence wrote:Well I for one have next to no social life, along with being socially awkward. I participate in online discussion forums because it gives access to other peoples opinions and ideas that I dont get otherwise.


Do you get anxiety when going out?

Your facial makup and overall look may scare many people in todays society away from you.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Maynard James Keenan » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:42 am

http://boards.buffalobills.com/showthread.php?t=113118

I dont know if you have to register or not but even if you do...It may be worth it.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Apothis » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:05 am

Due to having had to go to the hospital, and am currently 'foggy' to say the least, I will attempt to put this into a coherent statement (They never warn you that Flexeril (sp?) relaxes your brain too).

I post on message boards for five simple reasons:

1: There is no judgement, there is no retribution, no one shall burn me at the stake, as it were,

2: When you can barely walk, what would you do? Online games can only be amusing for so long.

3: I went to war for this country... yet any time I speak my mind or mention my ideas I am treated as an outcast of society... as the song goes:

"So damn proud of me, all they see is medals and scars"

4: As I do not believe in intellectual property, I truly hope some of my ideas may one day find themselves in the hands that could put them to use.

5: You can stop a river with a pebble, if you know precisely how to do it... This gives me a chance to learn how to place the pebble.

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

Postby Fabiano » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:56 pm

o you're still there, Maynard, posting on an internet message board?

your life must be soooo boring... :roll:
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Fabiano » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:56 pm

then the guy just wanted to be banned... :-k

damn, he was fun! :oops:
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:49 am

Fabiano wrote:then the guy just wanted to be banned... :-k

damn, he was fun! :oops:

Yes, he was fun to play with/argue against, but I guess all good things must come to an end...?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby realunoriginal » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:02 pm

Magsj wrote:Yes, he was fun to play with/argue against, but I guess all good things must come to an end...?

And all mediocre things continue on...
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:07 pm

realunoriginal wrote:
Magsj wrote:Yes, he was fun to play with/argue against, but I guess all good things must come to an end...?

And all mediocre things continue on...

:lol:

Oh well, onwards and upwards, aye! :wink:

:shock: wait a minute! who are you calling mediocre? [-(
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby realunoriginal » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:09 pm

The status quo is definitely-not mediocre, o'holy graciousness!
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Fabiano » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:11 pm

realunoriginal wrote:The status quo is definitely-not mediocre, o'holy graciousness!


do you think most people here represent the status quo, RUO?

including Mag...and me?
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby realunoriginal » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:44 pm

I can only speak for myself Fab.

You can do whatever you please.
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Re: Why do you post on an internet message board?

Postby Fabiano » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:52 pm

realunoriginal wrote:I can only speak for myself Fab.

You can do whatever you please.


me too.

However, that sounded like a complaint.
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