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TheRul
Why Not You?
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join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
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So Cal Forum is Dead.

Is it because we kicked out the fun regulars? Or because people found life outside? Or is it due to the fact people are actually fleeing SoCal (me, FutureMon See Profile, dogma See Profile) and No_Strings See Profile the only one left in SoCal? Or is there another nefarious reason? hmmm...
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"We are the only intelligent people in the universe." Arrogance 3:10



ohdan

join:2008-11-10
Adelanto, CA
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I blame the death of forums/email lists/usenet (the latter not for filesharing) on social media sites, namely Facebook. Instant commenting on stories as they happen (see Yahoo!), Tweeting, etc - these make traditional forums dinosaurs as well.

I don't like it but that's mostly because dinosaurs scare me.



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

1 recommendation

reply to TheRul

Some attrition is normal, and we've lost a few members over the years without bringing in new ones. Why? Lack of content. Specifically, your failure to post subject material worthy of interest and discussion is causing the atrophy.

Shame on you.
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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

I have been duly chastised.



dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to No_Strings

said by No_Strings:

Some attrition is normal, and we've lost a few members over the years without bringing in new ones.

A few??

The quality of our discussions almost took on a post-Thanksgiving family dinner feel:
»Need your help on housing issue please
and about the price of gas...6 years ago:
»call with one of ExxonMobil's VP of Public Affairs Mr Ken
a typical "why would anyone in their right mind want to move to California" discussion:
»moving to socal

and of course who could forget Kent & Mysti..a SoCal classic?
»Please meet Mysti and Kent, typical Southern Califorinans?

It was great!


Boricua
Premium
join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto
reply to TheRul

You thought this place was dead, have you seen the NorCal forum? That is the epitome of dead. Even a dead horse can be revived compared to that place.
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Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. Robert Orben



WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
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Irvine, CA
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reply to TheRul

NorCal forum IS sooo dead. I think the only thing that lives on there is their Birthday list.

To go on with the topic,

All forums are dead. I've watched not only this board/forum go downhill post wise, but other big forums (WebHostingTalk, Howardforums), along with forums that I use to run.

Honestly, as ohdan was saying, Facebook. Facebook consumes peoples time, they can comment on "topics" as people post them, etc etc.

Really is sad. Wonder what the next big thing will be.



TheRul
Why Not You?
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join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

connecting the brain directly to the interwebs!



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
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2 recommendations

reply to dogma

One died, one is in self-imposed exile, several moved, one or two had some life-changing events. I still say we simply lack engaging content.

How about a nice gun thread?

We could start by challenging the widely-known fact that guns make us safer. As examples, we could imagine how much more fun one JetBlue flight might have been today if pilots were armed and how ironic it is that someone with (apparently) mental health issues is in custody on felony charges for essentially yelling at people while a guy in Florida is walking around with his legally licensed handgun after killing an unarmed teen.

Naw, maybe not.

Swallow's Day pix?




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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.


DanHo
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join:2002-05-20
Seattle, WA

1 recommendation

Post the Den Mother... Post the Den Mother!!



No_Strings
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The OC
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1 recommendation

That's best left for a limited audience.



DanHo
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Seattle, WA

1 recommendation

said by No_Strings:

That's best left for a limited audience.



And that is why this forum is dead!


dogma
XYZ
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reply to No_Strings

said by No_Strings:

... several moved, ...

How does one "move" away from the Internet?


No_Strings
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Moved from SoCal and, presumably, feel less comfortable or are less interested in posting here.
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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.



No_Strings
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1 recommendation

reply to DanHo

A few more that aren't elsewhere except Flickr.









Where's RRconductor these days? Two potential items of interest here: The man with the beard was part of the Mormon Battalion and I took the train to San Juan to save from having to fight for parking.
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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.


Postal
First pull up, then pull down.
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Simi Valley, CA
reply to TheRul

I miss Kevins mentally unstable rants...

"When you do something and you're the best, you don't need a college degree! LEARN THAT AND LEARN IT WELL, BOY!!!'
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Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers.



Jtmo
Premium
join:2001-05-20
Novato, CA
reply to TheRul

Time to merge back into one California forum.
Being busy and Facebook likely killed these, along with other splits like you cannot talk about weather, that goes in the weather forum, REALLY?



TheRul
Why Not You?
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Gilroy, CA
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reply to Postal

Anyone have any dancing ants?



FutureMon
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reply to No_Strings

Heck I still posted here even when I lived in Colorado and will probably continue to do so after I've moved to Monterey.

My vote goes towards it's a cyclical thing; having something to do with summer. Don't worry; when school is out we'll have our hands full with trolls and spammers abound that have nothing better to do because they aren't old enough to go out and drink and they're too nerdy to get dates

- FM
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Q: How many theoretical physicists specializing in general relativity does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.



TheRul
Why Not You?
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said by FutureMon:

have nothing better to do because they aren't old enough to go out and drink and they're too nerdy to get dates

- FM

well, that classifies everyone in this forum.
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"We are the only intelligent people in the universe." Arrogance 3:10


bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to FutureMon

I moved away from SoCal well before the internet was a thing, but that's where my roots are, so I like to follow this forum.

That said, it seems like all of dslreports is slowing down. I know I don't participate as much as I used to.



aztecnology
O Rly?
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Murrieta, CA

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reply to TheRul

On a related topic, RetMotherFartLover sent me a message on yelp, maybe I'll post a screenshot here or elsewhere...
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.:|:. aztec being aztec...™


Waldothe3rd
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join:2009-02-16
Sun N Sand
reply to TheRul

Well, when I win the $530,000,000 jackpot, I'll buy some activity for the forum...



No_Strings
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The OC
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I never play, but if ... All you guys would see would be taillights.
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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.



FutureMon
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reply to Waldothe3rd

said by Waldothe3rd:

Well, when I win the $530,000,000 jackpot, I'll buy some activity for the forum...

No shite, huh!!!

I'm definately in. Although I think it's going to push again till at least tuesday...my horoscope said I'd be in the midst of a major financial windfall some time between April 2-5 and also possibly on the 9th. April 3 just happens to be the next Mega drawing after tomorrow's... The 9th would be regular super-lotto.

- FM
--
Q: How many theoretical physicists specializing in general relativity does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.


TheRul
Why Not You?
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Gilroy, CA
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if you win, you're still coming to work, right?



No_Strings
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No, but he'll tell everyone he won via email.
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Government so small, it fits in your uterus.



FutureMon
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reply to TheRul

said by TheRul:

if you win, you're still coming to work, right?

Absolutely! I've been looking for a job like this one for a long time. Ever since I left Mercury for the first time back in late '07.

If I were to win, first thing would be to pay off my remaining debt and buy a house. Then I might use some of it to open up a Karaoke bar up there on the side; seems that there are only a few places that do it and most of 'em are on Sunday or Wednesday nights. Either that or a franchise fast food place...pickin's are slim for them too in the bay. (At least there's a Jack-in-the-box right in the middle of what will be my commute).

Fast food restaurants I'll miss:
The Hat
Chik Fil-a
Tommy Burger
Rally Burger/Checkers
Alberto's
In-n-Out (Nearest one is in Salinas).

In fact, even the closest Wal-Mart and 99 cent stores are 20+ miles away in Salinas...

Of course, don't want to be counting chickens just yet...

- FM
--
Q: How many theoretical physicists specializing in general relativity does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the bulb and one to rotate the universe.


TheRul
Why Not You?
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join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
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yeah, but you will get tired of Jack. It's our goto place, when we can't figure out somewhere else.
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"We are the only intelligent people in the universe." Arrogance 3:10



dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to TheRul

So in this exciting thread, we have a compilation of Jacks:
The RFC Jack
A Jackpot
Jack in the Box.

I say we don't know Jack squat.