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Old 09-08-2017, 11:01 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by sdp View Post
What made Forums a better alternative to chat rooms was because things were archived and discussions weren't lost forever and this way people could easily find them. In other places these discussions are too messy to follow and get lost easily so they're often asked again and again while on forums it doesn't happen as much as many can easily search.
While I agree that we're in dire need of a good fandom UI, I far preferred LJ/Dreamwidth to this sort of set up.

The ability to nest comments alone is amazing.

I do think forums should evolve as the current format makes it difficult to follow threads that are too big and it's not as easy to use as say twitter. But as forums continue to die many discussions like the ones we have about continuity here and we've had many great ones will be forever lost in inferior ways of communicating.
And the library of Alexandria is destroyed anew.

In their defense Gatekeepers are what made the internet a more reputable place back then, now anyone can share FAKE news because of the lack of gatekeepers and look all the trouble it has caused.

Pussyfying the internet is not doing anyone favors, back in my day, you had to walk ten miles to get to internet school to get trolled and having no safe space.
Gatekeepers create safespaces. That's literally all they've ever done, and all they ever do. Their sole focus in life is to keep their little pool as little and stagnant as possible.

The only things stagnant things do is fester and then die.
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
So your wants and needs as a fan should outweigh everyone else's?
Originally Posted by Vegita-San View Post
just ignore what you don't like rather than obsessing over it and move on with your life.
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