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blast from a banned past

Post by koimaster » April 3rd 2010, 11:04pm

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I have always found it interesting what a dramatic and fickle membership watch forums can have. One forum will spiral into dissent, which will cause the birth of another forum entirely. That forum will hit some serious growing pains, and high-draw members like JS will leave for another forum. 100 prolific posters will follow him to that forum, and on, and on, it continues, into the night! Sometimes it is worth it in the end, to remain loyal to one forum, and not to have too many irons in the fire. Members who had issues with one-another on one forum, can meet-up on another and cause problems for the entire membership. Myself; I am entering the twilight of my forum years, and have picked this great spot to serve as my "Florida" of watch forums.
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Re: blast from a banned past

Post by Guest » April 19th 2010, 5:56pm

Frequently the animosity found in some forums is intentional...

Some feel that they have to cut the cord completely or do as much damage as possible before they are able to move to another Site.. There's a reason why burning bridges is such a well known phenomena........ :D
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Re: blast from a banned past

Post by koimaster » April 19th 2010, 6:49pm

LarryD wrote:Frequently the animosity found in some forums is intentional...

Some feel that they have to cut the cord completely or do as much damage as possible before they are able to move to another Site.. There's a reason why burning bridges is such a well known phenomena........ :D



I agree Larry it is rather sad that it comes down to that. Forums have become so PC these days that dissent, earnest opposing views and in many cases, facts become the basis for getting banned, or for moving on. There are some great forums on the web such as TZ-Uk as an example. You can disagree with one another with great vigor but then it is over, they are still buddies and they move on to the next topic.

It as if an open mind has become passé'. Take Rolex for example. A brand many love to bash by those who have never owned one. I have my Dads' sub but never wear it. It has never appealed to me not because it is a Rolex but because I do not like the style of most models. I feel the same about Omega although certain Deville models attract me. As a watch, from the stand point of history, it is worth looking at, and perhaps for many, to own. Most Rolex owners I am aware of will of course stand up for their brand and point out the history, process of building it and in some cases, point out that it is a non-profit company which donates to charity on a huge scale.

Compare that to many Invicta owners or Renato owners. Both are TV brands regardless of how you spin it. A dubious revised history for one along with questions about quality and origin, the other, well never mind. Yet these lower priced watches have defenders that attack those who are not of the same mindset with a fervor seldom seen in the higher priced watches.

I think this is driven by those fellows who burn the bridges after using previous forums for their own ends. Whether it is Y3, Geeks or others, civility and class seems to have fallen by the wayside.
I suppose I am guilty of it when it comes to Jim skelton and his leadership group. But I have very good reason for it. But skelton and his ilk seem to have a following for whatever reason and they come and go through out the web. Some have tried to join here but I have stopped most of them since aside from shots at media and skelton, this is a forum for watch lovers and people with shared interests. At this site at least no PC, no sponsors now or ever and if someone wants to play games here, well, the members themselves will deal with it.
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Re: blast from a banned past

Post by boscoe » April 19th 2010, 7:05pm

I rarely frequent the forums where I used to play.
For years I swallowed my issues with JBHII's philosophy of intolerance and helped grow his site for the fun of it. Then I realized it was like helping Hitler grow the Reich just for fun.
Don't go there any more. Have similar issues with other places, too.
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Re: blast from a banned past

Post by koimaster » August 22nd 2019, 12:10pm

foghorn wrote:
August 22nd 2019, 9:35am
Good times back in the day. I feel bad for those that weren't around for the early forum years high jinx.

Almost 10 years ago now that we started up and were taking the invicta forum to task. At least we still have one or two rodents who think we are haterz.



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Re: blast from a banned past

Post by TemerityB » August 22nd 2019, 5:23pm

koimaster wrote:
August 22nd 2019, 12:10pm
foghorn wrote:
August 22nd 2019, 9:35am
Good times back in the day. I feel bad for those that weren't around for the early forum years high jinx.

Almost 10 years ago now that we started up and were taking the invicta forum to task. At least we still have one or two rodents who think we are haterz.



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