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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Sep '13 19:21
    "Once upon a time...

    Once upon a time, before the world economies crumbled and freedoms we had all taken for granted were lost
    (including daily use of the internet for free), there was a friendly online general forum...
  2. Standard memberAgerg
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    27 Sep '13 19:22
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Once upon a time...

    Once upon a time, before the world economies crumbled and freedoms we had all taken for granted were lost
    (including daily use of the internet for free), there was a friendly online general forum...[/b]
    and then you showed up 🙁
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    27 Sep '13 19:30
    Where else can one go to read the dull bleating of young pseudo-intellectuals and wash it down with an old man's passive-aggressive smugness?
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    27 Sep '13 20:17
    Originally posted by Agerg
    and then you showed up 🙁
    That's mean, isn't it?
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Sep '13 21:09
    "there was a friendly online general forum...

    which gradually lost active contributors who cared about events and issues and ideas with little if any interest in mean spirited attacks on members whose personality, play of mind and/or style of expression was different from their own.
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    27 Sep '13 21:11
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Once upon a time...

    Once upon a time, before the world economies crumbled and freedoms we had all taken for granted were lost
    (including daily use of the internet for free), there was a friendly online general forum...[/b]
    Capitalism abhors free.
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    27 Sep '13 21:17
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "there was a friendly online general forum...

    which gradually lost active contributors who cared about events and issues and ideas with little if any interest in mean spirited attacks on members whose personality, play of mind and/or style of expression was different from their own.
    If they had "little interest" why did it bother them enough to leave?
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Sep '13 21:19
    Originally posted by JS357
    Capitalism abhors free.
    ... thrives under Free Enterprise.
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    27 Sep '13 21:301 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    ... thrives under Free Enterprise.
    You're talking about freedom. I'm talking about free internet, free this, free that. Someing is only free if it results in higher net profit.

    Not that I'm complaining. I'm just saying your nostalgia for free internet is up against capitalism.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Sep '13 21:41
    Originally posted by divegeester
    If they had "little interest" why did it bother them enough to leave?
    "... little if any interest in mean spirited attacks on members whose personality,
    play of mind and/or style of expression was different from their own."

    In context, an example would be Mathurine who took seriously ill and after a parting thread disappeared.
    Other entertaining conversationalists left abruptly without notice for reasons known only to themselves.
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    27 Sep '13 21:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "... little if any interest in mean spirited attacks on members whose personality,
    play of mind and/or style of expression was different from their own."

    In context, an example would be Mathurine who took seriously ill and after a parting thread disappeared.
    Other entertaining conversationalists left abruptly without notice for reasons known only to themselves.
    Do you think some of them might have been fed up with you and your endless drivel?
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    27 Sep '13 21:56
    Originally posted by JS357
    You're talking about freedom. I'm talking about free internet, free this, free that. Someing is only free if it results in higher net profit.

    Not that I'm complaining. I'm just saying your nostalgia for free internet is up against capitalism.
    "Once upon a time, before the world economies crumbled and freedoms we had all taken for granted were lost
    (including daily use of the internet for free), there was a friendly online general forum..."

    We're focusing on today in a fictionalized chapter of a future time. Sites derive income from eyeball hits which capitalist advertisers buy to register subliminal product and service messages on your subconscious mind and mine. We buy their stuff without realizing why some of our choices are made. Nothing's free. Issue isn't either Capitalism or free internet usage either; it's hopefully examining this dying forum in comparison with its glory days in an objective and lighthearted way.
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    28 Sep '13 13:281 edit
    Originally posted by Tygert
    That's mean, isn't it?
    Well la - de - fricking - da! It spiffing well must have been then. 😞
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    28 Sep '13 15:15
    Originally posted by Agerg
    Well la - de - fricking - da! It spiffing well must have been then. 😞
    There's that sarcasm again. It's the lowest form of wit.
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