Is Eplaya just an insiders club for 5 people?

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Is Eplaya just an insiders club for 5 people?

Postby madmatt » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:18 pm

Ok, is it just me, or does it seem like there's only like 5 people posting like 95% of the stuff on this board (not that there's anything wrong with it).

And - does it seem like thread drift caused by these very active people, turns every posting at the top of the list into the new 'chat room'?
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Postby Hana Hou » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:19 pm

Seems that way, don't it? The good news is that'll be here in a blink and fuck this thread up, too..
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:20 pm

You blinked.
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Postby Hana Hou » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:23 pm

2 minutes - but I doubt it's a fucking record.
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Postby precipitate » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:23 pm

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Postby OregonRed » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:26 pm

There are at least six people posting...

Aren't there?
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:27 pm

Of course you could always

play along

or post totally on topic and contribute enough to the topic to keep it rolling and/ or ignore the fuck out of those that irritate you.

Thread drift can always be redirected if you have something to say. It seems to me that the worst thread drift occurs when people have run out of anything relevent to say on-topic.
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Postby Hana Hou » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:28 pm

Or not.
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Postby clandyone » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:41 pm

Aren't all BBSs monopolized by a small group of regulars?

Besides, there are a lot more than 5 of us, judging from the M&G. I'd say at least 20, 25.
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:43 pm

Or you could just... you know... complain about it.

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Re: Is Eplaya just an insiders club for 5 people?

Postby antron » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:45 pm

madmatt wrote:Ok, is it just me, or does it seem like there's only like 5 people posting like 95% of the stuff on this board (not that there's anything wrong with it).

And - does it seem like thread drift caused by these very active people, turns every posting at the top of the list into the new 'chat room'?



i'd have to say no, they don't post 95% of the stuff on the board. for example click on the unanswered threads...loads of those.

while they may participate in thread drift, it doesn't seem that they're the cause.

anyway, c'mon in, post all you like, the water's fine.
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Postby blyslv » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:48 pm

Lydia Love wrote:No skin of my nose.


Yeah, until you get sunburn and it peels and you're not pissing clear anymore, then whatchooo going to do?

And yes, Madmatt this is a "cool kids club". There are mores and codes of conduct you'll never fathom, secret handshakes, sly winks and "in" jokes for only the annointed. The requirement is having a job that allows for a substantial amount of "fuck-off" time. OCD is also helpful.

Have a nice day, and thanks for your thoughts!
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Postby madmatt » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:52 pm

Antron -
Funny you should mention the unanswered post thing. That was what prompted this thread. I found the row of a dozen "0 replies" sort of depressing, kind of like a message in a bottle that never arrives at a shore, while someone somewhere is sitting on a cyber desert island, waiting for a reply (Wait, doesn't that sound like a song by the Police??)

More of an experiment than a serious rant. Thread drift is more evidence (i think) of people actually communicating, instead of just posting their two bits and leaving. So I guess that means I like it.
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Postby precipitate » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:52 pm

> OCD is also helpful.

Speaking of OCD (and thread drift), where's Zane?
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:53 pm

You know I really should have made that "you blinked." into a question.

"You blinked?"

would have been funnier
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Postby precipitate » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:55 pm

> I found the row of a dozen "0 replies" sort of depressing

In a totally unscientific scan of the first two (of 15) pages of unanswered
posts, about 85% were from the lost & found, missed connections, or
regional threads, none of which are expected to generate many responses.

Just sayin'.
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Postby Hana Hou » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:56 pm

No.. No, not really.. But you're adding to your posts.. And I guess.... That's all that matters to some.
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Postby Hana Hou » Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:59 pm

In another totally unscientific study, made irrelevant by the sonic speed of the top 10 posters....

milliseconds ago the top 10 had made 3349 posts. Gotta check it again in one minute.. No wait.. There's a life here.. Time to check out..
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Postby Booker » Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:45 pm

>>where's Zane?

Sweating under a deadline, from what I hear. I bet he'll surface again when the proposal's in the can.
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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:08 pm

No.. No, not really.. But you're adding to your posts.. And I guess.... That's all that matters to some.


Please imagine rolling eye emoticon here >>

Time to check out..


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Postby Kinetic » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:19 pm

To whom it may concern:

Considering my ass is at the top of the Top 10 list, I think I'll toss a post in here. First the list:
Kinetic: 589 Princess Strych-9: 577 PJ: 569 Lydia Love: 469
Precipitate: 367 III: 324 TestesInSac: 320 Ivy: 317
Badger: 248 Borris: 223

Not that I need to go on the defensive but e-playa has been like crack lately. Very addicting. The regulars know what I'm talking about.
But e-playa has also been very helpful to me. I have a lot of personal battles I'm fighting right now, I'll spare everyone the pity party.

E-playa helps me take my mind off of those messes. I also have the luxury of some time at work to post. My job is in flux. I may not have one in a month. The time is there, I balance it out with other things. And I certainly have a life outside e-playa. There are a lot of people who know about it that would speak up on my behalf and confirm it.
So e-playa is my decompression. I won't be able to make it to the SF Decomp so I'm decompressing here with a group of people I like and some I know and love to call friends.

I'm also on here to offer advice and encouragement to newbies, to get people to take the plunge and come to BRC in 04. I'm also trying to become a regional coordinator for BM. I am on here to get ideas, toss ideas around, and if I get the position become a very strong and effective regional coordinator.

Those are my main reasons for being here...I help myself while I help others. I won't be able to post like this much longer as my life accelerates again. But I'm enjoying my time and being on top of the list, and with that, get involved and catch me if ya can!

And as for the thread topic? You make your own experience. This is my way of making my BM experience stay alive off playa. And I have no regrets about it. It's certainly not a special club...it's all about not being a spectator....participate!

(Actually I just wanted to be a post whore and beat PJ for once, but he'll smoke my ass soon enough!)
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Postby Stormy » Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:21 am

blyslv wrote:The requirement is having a job that allows for a substantial amount of "fuck-off" time. OCD is also helpful.


Having a spouse that's at work when you get home and comes home when you're trying to go to sleep doesn't hurt either.
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Postby nymphgonebad » Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:53 am

even tho we're neck and neck, i'm sure you'll concede, kinetic, that our experiences in the top ten have been very different.

for me the quantifying factors are as follows:

a) coming home to find that my pm folder was %100 full.
b) number of marriage proposals.
c) number of ongoing cyber sex negotiations.
d) number of pm messages that read: "hey, nice ass!"


have you gotten any of those, kinetic?
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Postby PJ » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:20 am

princess strych-9 wrote:d) number of pm messages that read: "hey, nice ass!"


Maybe they meant their own ass. You know, like junk mail advertising.
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Postby PJ » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:21 am

Kinetic wrote:...PJ...he'll smoke my ass soon enough!


No, thank you. I don't smoke.
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Postby Spokes » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:26 am

If quantity is the measure, K is far out in front. His posts are almost always more than 100 words, PJ and The Princess usually less than 20.
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Postby Booker » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:27 am

Big 'if'
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Postby Rob the Wop » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:38 am

<b>Hey, nice ass Princess!</b>

Oh wait... you covered that one already...

<i>never mind...</i>
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Postby Spokes » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:39 am

Nobody likes my ass except the princess and it's not even my ass.
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Postby blyslv » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:21 am

madmatt wrote:[Funny you should mention the unanswered post thing. That was what prompted this thread. I found the row of a dozen "0 replies" sort of depressing, kind of like a message in a bottle that never arrives at a shore, while someone somewhere is sitting on a cyber desert island, waiting for a reply (Wait, doesn't that sound like a song by the Police??)

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Your mission,. should you decide to accept it, is to reply to every unaswered post with a nice thought.

"No I didn't find your thong underwear, but it sounds like it would set off your eyes very well."

"I was there. I met you. I enjoyed it. Please do not contact me again."

"No I didn't find your daily pillbox, but I hope you do."

Stuff like that, warm and fuzzy and full of good cheer. Leave no post unanswered and you'll sleep like a baby!
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