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 Post subject: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:40 pm 
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I've noticed lately that MDB almost always has more posters logged in, much more activity, than MDDB. It used to be the other way around, but now MDB seems to be much more popular and active than MDDB.

Looks like MDDB has "jumped the shark" in the world of online Mormon discussions. It doesn't surprise me at all. MDDB is a board for intellectual pygmies. I'm only surprised it took so long.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:46 pm 
Their new policy of only allowing ten page views before you have to sign up was a bonehead move. Locking down interesting threads, and silently deleting comments and banning posters really hinder any kind of serious discussion.


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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Carton wrote:
MDDB is a board for intellectual pygmies.


I don't believe that they are intellectual pygmies at all. It is simply a case of posters becoming weary of typing ditto over and over again. Well, that's to be expected on a censorious and overly controlled board.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Both boards seem relatively dead in terms of interesting new threads.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:36 pm 
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It's because we have [...delete names of interesting posters...]

Nope, I can't do that again. I will forget to mention someone's name who deserves to be listed.

Anyway, MDD is missing some key people. Maybe they should recruit?

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Out of curiosity, are the following people allowed to post on MDD? Might any of these be recruited assuming they were willing to even go to MDD?

Scratch
Kish
Stak
MsJack
Harmony
Liz (I recall she said she was banned so likely not)
Chris
Quas
Drifting
Buffalo
Beastie
Moksha
Shades
Jason Bourne
Bond
SP
Darth
Some Schmo
Blixa
Mercury
truth dancer
etc?

Have all those people been banned?

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Who, having left the D & D game, dusting off their shoes, would want to go back? Only a masochist.

I have not been banned, to my knowledge. And I don't even lurk there.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Even though it would be easy to make sock puppets to get around my limited status, (limited to zero posts but not technically banned, lol) it's soooo boring now I don't even bother.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:19 pm 
zeezrom wrote:
Out of curiosity, are the following people allowed to post on MDD? Might any of these be recruited assuming they were willing to even go to MDD?

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Have all those people been banned?


I know some of them have.

The only reason I can think of to post on MDDB is the hope to engage some of the 'top tier' apologists. I tried posting on MDDB, and it was just frustrating. Pahoran and others get to be dicks, and if you respond in kind your comment is removed and you're banned from the thread/board. I just don't think it's possible to have a even handed board when it's moderated and run by apologists.


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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:34 pm 
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Perhaps their top-tier, being relatively level-headed, intelligent, knowledgeable, and rational, are being protected from apostasy by the rabble. They are just protecting their own. Some of our dearest friends here are incipient or closet apostates. And some of those best, only visit occasionally, like Ben McGuire.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:36 pm 
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zeezrom wrote:
Out of curiosity, are the following people allowed to post on MDD? Might any of these be recruited assuming they were willing to even go to MDD?

Scratch
Kish
Stak
MsJack
Harmony
Liz (I recall she said she was banned so likely not)
Chris
Quas
Drifting
Buffalo
Beastie
Moksha
Shades
Jason Bourne
Bond
SP
Darth
Some Schmo
Blixa
Mercury
truth dancer
etc?

Have all those people been banned?

Recruitment? The terms for my signing bonus are out of Juliann's league.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:24 pm 
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I was banned from posting on MDDB over 3 yrs ago. My work ISP is still banned from even viewing (I can view from my home provider but I don't because... well... it's boring).

They don't like me, for good reason. And they really don't like Dill Pickles.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:45 pm 
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I'd say they've jumped the shark many, many times.

As soon as they banned consiglieri, I was over even lurking. I had lost the motivation to post anything long before that.


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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Naw, I'm banned. I'm pretty sure I could get back on via a sockpuppet, but I'm pretty sure I'm not wanted over there, so I strut the coop over here.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:26 pm 
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I'm banned too. Although I lasted several years it was when I started talking about masturbation in a DCP thread Dan got mad and booted me. Can't say I blame him. But it was worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Zeezrom, I forget to mention names as a function of aging.

This board would not be as interesting if not for Bcspace.

I would mention Droopy too, but he seems to approach things with way too much fury; that can be counterproductive to being interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:54 am 
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Shulem wrote:
I'm banned too. Although I lasted several years it was when I started talking about masturbation in a DCP thread Dan got mad and booted me. Can't say I blame him. But it was worth it.

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To be fair, you weren't to know about his boner fetish at that point...

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:09 am 
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I have no idea whether or not I can post there. I don't even know my password. I have zero interest in resuming posting on that board. It's rare that I even look at it, and then only when someone has posted a particularly interesting link to it here.

Their board is exactly what they want and need it to be. (they being those who run the board, not necessarily individual posters)

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:22 am 
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I joined here (as Pokatator) on Oct 26, 2006 and I was permanently banned at MAD on Nov 6, 2006. I was only banned because I chose to participate here. My last post on at MAD was Oct 9, 2006. So......, the insanity of moderation there has existed for a long time and has only got worse.

I have never went back.

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:08 am 
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Wow! Thanks all for sharing.

And they banned Consig?!

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 Post subject: Re: MDDB: Jumping the Shark?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:04 am 
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I know some of them have.

I was banned over 6 years ago (in April 2006) during or shortly before the first big purge. Don't miss it a bit.

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