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Title: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: T-M-T on March 16, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
Seem to be waning a bit so:

TOP TEN WAYS TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION ON MONROE TALKS

10. Have Amber Alert every time someone leaves the house for more than ½ hour

9.  Knock the sense back out of Xerxes/Sojourner and get him back to some good ol’ Bible thumpin’

8.  Open more BBQ places to gush over

7.  Use a word that has been used before in Word Association game and get sent to North Korean labor camp

6.  One word:  Kitt                    (or was it Katt?)

5.  New feature:  “Fuzz’s Room” live video chat

4.  Convince LessG to run for office again

3.  Live broadcast of FF-Kopke death match in front of Custer Statue

2.  Two words:  Coney guy

1.  Contest: First person to 20,000 posts wins prize: a life
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: sammy on March 16, 2011, 11:06:19 AM
Great list; can't wait for the death match.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Collegekid on March 16, 2011, 11:32:55 AM
FF is closing in on #1 there...
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: lordfly on March 16, 2011, 12:23:09 PM
-1) Free beer to top 20 posters.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: PXaiver on March 16, 2011, 01:35:03 PM
-1) Free beer to top 20 posters.


I like that idea.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Frenchfry on March 16, 2011, 01:38:24 PM
Not on much anymore.....still protesting the ridiculous TOS rules that makes it a violation to discuss members that have been banned. A media source that place such arbitrarily strict limits upon free speech seems very un-American to me.

And because of that.....#2 is naturally an issue.
I don't know the guy personally and I'm aware his political views are polar opposites of mine but I just think everybody is entitled to their opinion.
Plus I found his experiences to be enlightening and entertaining.....not necessarily at the same time.

Anyway, the admin has choked much of the life out of the forum. A few folks remain behind trying to get the ticker working again but for the most part it almost seems too little too late.....they have to contend with infantile right-wingers appearing to suffer from reduced neural electrical activity....which may be why they became conservatives/republicans/teabaggers in the first place but in essence they have very little to offer.

In short....a snooze fest.

So it's easy to see what happened.....the complainers won......they destroyed MT....like they're trying to destroy the government.

The official position of the Monroe Evening News is right-wing anyway......they wouldn't know what's good for them even if it bit them in the behind.

The head cheese of this forum has been very foolish indeed.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: superspice_10 on March 16, 2011, 03:28:45 PM
3 is pretty funny  ;D
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: ShorTea on March 16, 2011, 03:31:25 PM
Anything using the Custer statue gets blood pumping. Funny list.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on March 17, 2011, 08:57:11 PM
Yup....T came up with another good one, but the underlying message sure seems to be fact.

The political threads seem to be personal battles and bickering instead of constructive debate....passion overtakes the threads, and is when I lose interest and pretty well ignore them.

Several cute little general threads I enjoy, but active participation in numbers that were once here has significantly reduced in numbers.

Too bad....was a great source of entertainment, and maybe Fry is right....could have been the monitoring that ran a few off.  IDK.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Billy on April 19, 2011, 01:33:27 PM
Definitely isn't what it used to be. Most that were here when I joined are gone. I don't know what happened but it used to be a lot more fun. Political arguments didn't help. Oh well still a good source for local news.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: family man on April 19, 2011, 02:35:02 PM
This site is like the movie "Groundhog's Day". Every day it's the same thing, over and over and over and over and...
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monique on April 19, 2011, 02:37:45 PM
Some folks really like it this way!  :o

Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on April 19, 2011, 07:47:58 PM
Definitely isn't what it used to be. Most that were here when I joined are gone. I don't know what happened but it used to be a lot more fun. Political arguments didn't help. Oh well still a good source for local news.

Yea...... I miss Jan Jay too, Billy.   ;D
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SimpleMan on July 06, 2011, 11:47:26 PM
#9 never dawned on me, but it sure makes sense.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: livewire on April 26, 2016, 09:45:15 AM
Well, well, well!!!  Look who's back!

I thought MT was gone for good for a while there.

I did notice their banner ads kept running, while the site was down. 

If I was an advertiser, I'd be pissed.  Lol
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: BigRedDog on August 18, 2016, 04:55:39 PM
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Newport-Bill...

please don't think of this as a complaint or attack on you because it's actually a way for me to say 'glad you're here'...

but,  the site info says you registered on July 11th...

that's five long weeks without a new member registering...

that alone speaks volumes for the interest (or rather 'lack thereof' on this site :( :( :(

Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on August 18, 2016, 05:57:05 PM
I can't imagine too many people who would lurk the site for a period of time to register and participate just because of the limited number of people to reach out to and converse.

Hell BRD, what is there, maybe a dozen active posters?  I still enjoy it, and read practically every post, but it ain't what it used to be.

This is the place where I still get most of my local news, even when I travel I generally check in once a day to check out the Weather and other Misc. fun threads.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on August 20, 2016, 08:45:07 PM
I miss old Fry.

Can we bust him out of jail?
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on August 20, 2016, 08:53:21 PM
So do I, I've even sent messages to the Admin to let him back in.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 20, 2016, 11:03:41 PM
I miss old Fry.

Can we bust him out of jail?

Bullshitte.  I miss him like constipation.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on August 21, 2016, 08:34:30 PM
So do I, I've even sent messages to the Admin to let him back in.

Did they reply?

It seems like they would want him back in just to get that massive increase in post count.

A 50 post cut and paste barrage would be a banner night these days.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on August 21, 2016, 09:17:19 PM
No, I was being facetious.  I have no influence with them.....I didn't see what he did to get banned so stayed out of it.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 21, 2016, 10:52:19 PM
My take on Fry is he dropped through the cracks of society like so many marginal folks have.  Times are tough and it don't take much to fail today.

Either that or he was bouncing on his trampoline and went through the rotten fabric and busted his melon

Someone could take a spin over there (and not in a white Lincoln either).  I bet he don't live there anymore.

Not my favorite person, but still a person.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on August 23, 2016, 06:51:19 PM
I thought Prof took his Trampoline?
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Professor H on September 07, 2016, 05:30:28 PM
LOL  missed this thread -     I'm seconding the jail option -

Didn't see anything he posted worthy of a ban - for a long time.

I miss old Fry.

Can we bust him out of jail?
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 07, 2016, 09:46:26 PM
Don't he have an e-mail addy?  something at bumfunkegypt or such?  Maybe he is in the slammer...  I hardly think he's working out of town, he never impressed me with any work ethic.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: blue2 on September 07, 2016, 09:52:43 PM
I always though he was in the slammer and got computer privileges on weekends..
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Professor H on September 08, 2016, 10:53:29 AM
Don't he have an e-mail addy?  something at bumfunkegypt or such?  Maybe he is in the slammer...  I hardly think he's working out of town, he never impressed me with any work ethic.
He may be working the campaign trail for Clinton  ;)
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: The Fuzz on September 08, 2016, 04:08:45 PM
He wasn't a big fan of Hillary at all, just hated Trump more.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: blue2 on September 08, 2016, 04:18:58 PM
I can understand that position. I just don't get people adoring Hillary. She's unfit for anything.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: FritzTheKat on September 08, 2016, 04:32:44 PM
Pretty sad that the major political parties won't give us a better choice...
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on September 08, 2016, 07:17:17 PM
Don't he have an e-mail addy?  something at bumfunkegypt or such?  Maybe he is in the slammer...  I hardly think he's working out of town, he never impressed me with any work ethic.

For some reason I can believe jail.

It's not like it didn't happen before.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Skittelroo on September 09, 2016, 11:23:45 AM
Ummmm.... if you go to FF's member page, there may be an explanation from August re his absence.   Also, none of his posts show under "Last Posts" since March.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on September 10, 2016, 08:57:40 PM
Ummmm.... if you go to FF's member page, there may be an explanation from August re his absence.   Also, none of his posts show under "Last Posts" since March.

LOL!

You mean this paranoid rant?

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This is what I see when I visit:

"Sorry Frenchfry, you are banned from posting and sending personal messages on this forum.
This ban is not set to expire."

No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

bumfunkegypt@live.com
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 10, 2016, 10:08:27 PM
I still think he got 3 hots and a cot at our expense.....
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on September 10, 2016, 10:11:23 PM
I still think he got 3 hots and a cot at our expense.....

His rant did not change my opinion.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 10, 2016, 10:17:13 PM
Nor mine and I have sent a couple messages to his bumfunkegypt addy and had them returned as undeliverable.  That leads me to believe the dude is either incarcerated or didn't pay edison or both.  Maybe a junket to Woodland Beach is in order to see if the Trampoline is still there, or the ratted out van is still parked in the side yard.............

Could be liv'in in the van with the skeeters for all we know....
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on September 10, 2016, 10:23:04 PM
Nor mine and I have sent a couple messages to his bumfunkegypt addy and had them returned as undeliverable.  That leads me to believe the dude is either incarcerated or didn't pay edison or both.  Maybe a junket to Woodland Beach is in order to see if the Trampoline is still there, or the ratted out van is still parked in the side yard.............

Could be liv'in in the van with the skeeters for all we know....

You aren't worried about this line during your reconnaissance trip?

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3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 10, 2016, 10:35:41 PM
Not at all.  Driving slowly down his street isn't tantamount to stalking.  It's just check'in things out.  Besides, I know someone who lives right by him...  Not close enoug to partake in the stink though. ;D
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on September 11, 2016, 07:15:25 PM
You don't have to convince me of that Flip.

You have to convince the paranoid everyone is out to get me guy.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: SidecarFlip on September 11, 2016, 09:53:29 PM
Lots of strange people make up this country.....
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on April 25, 2018, 09:12:55 AM
Wow not many on her anymore. Nobody talking about how awesome our man Trump is doing even his biggest fans my republican brothers Excelsior and MonroeNative. Its pretty much just the creepy stalker police scanner guy all day everyday the last few times Ive been on. SAD! RIP MonroeTalks.
Title: Re: Site Participation and Interest
Post by: Monroe Native on May 23, 2018, 05:38:49 PM
Wow not many on her anymore. Nobody talking about how awesome our man Trump is doing even his biggest fans my republican brothers Excelsior and MonroeNative. Its pretty much just the creepy stalker police scanner guy all day everyday the last few times Ive been on. SAD! RIP MonroeTalks.

We are talking about the mess at MSU.

I notice you don't want to talk about them anymore.