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Is this just me, or did Viscofisy finally come back with his band of Scots pirates and kidnap the whole lounge? Has there been a ransome note yet?
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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Is this just me, or did Viscofisy finally come back with his band of Scots pirates and kidnap the whole lounge? Has there been a ransome note yet?
Prolly blew up from too many comments about that daytime TV show that just had it's season finale.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:03 AM   #3
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Gave up on The Lounge years ago. Not that anything should be moderated here, but having an unmoderated anything goes forum is wishful thinking.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:07 AM   #4
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Did you logout then back in or lose the lounge cookie, because if so, you won't see lounge posts in "new posts" or searches etc. I know it's there, I passed through last night.

... Because you have to manually go to /lounge and login to the lounge separately....

https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:11 AM   #5
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Yep, disappeared for me too. Unless I go via my user cp and find a post from there.

Looks like it's become invisible, or is about to vanish forever.

No great loss either way.
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Yep, disappeared for me too. Unless I go via my user cp and find a post from there.

Looks like it's become invisible, or is about to vanish forever.

No great loss either way.
Looks like it's missing from the "forum list" but it's there based on my link above so maybe just less visible. If it goes away, not loss to me but there will be a handful of users out in the cold - because that's they only place they really post IIRC. I haven't been there in forever until last night....

Was it something I said?
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Thank you karbo
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:13 AM   #8
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The "New Thread" button isn't there either, doesn't look like you can post anymore
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I swear, you can dress me up but can't take me anywhere - reply button gone as well.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:26 PM   #10
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I think it was because of all those pictures Peter posts, taking up too much space on the server.

Damn, gotta spend more time talking to the wife now.
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:53 PM   #11
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I've never reported a post other than spambots, but I did let it be known that lots of links to pirate streaming sites were being posted, because I didn't want Cockos getting in shit for it (and because I think it's wrong to steal from people). That was only a few days ago.

When it was just people being jerks to each other it didn't take much moderation, but maybe they decided they didn't have the time to police that.

I'm taking credit for killing the lounge.
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I've never reported a post other than spambots, but I did let it be known that lots of links to pirate streaming sites were being posted, because I didn't want Cockos getting in shit for it. That was only a few days ago.
I haven't been there in forever other than last night so completely unaware of the pirate thing. I was passionate, challenging but basically respectful in my small tirade.

Why would be nice, but I wonder how many full-time loungers are knocking on the door but can't get in. Either way, I'm leaving it all alone as they probably don't want it spilling out into the main forums.
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I haven't been there in forever other than last night so completely unaware of the pirate thing.
Every time RDBOIS started a thread about a TV series or documentary, he accompanied it with a putlocker link or similar. I couldn't be arsed getting into an argument with him about it, so I just reported one of those posts after he'd done it several times.
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Why would be nice, but I wonder how many full-time loungers are knocking on the door but can't get in. Either way, I'm leaving it all alone as they probably don't want it spilling out into the main forums.
I think it might be better for the people who only post in the lounge to find something else to do with their time.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:09 PM   #15
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because that's they only place they really post IIRC.
There's a reason that's the only place they post.
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Well that is a bummer indeed. Suppose that fine balance of tolerance and toxicity couldn't last forever. At least I can still access the threads from my CP. Hopefully it stays that way for posterity. It was a truly fascinating, if dysfunctional, corner of the internet.
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Old 02-06-2020, 01:28 PM   #17
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Link works. But no way to quote or reply to posts. Is this the end? I didn't see it coming. Can't say anything out of the ordinary has been said lately.
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Link works. But no way to quote or reply to posts. Is this the end? I didn't see it coming. Can't say anything out of the ordinary has been said lately.
I'd say less bitter and spiky than usual, of late.
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I guess the spam trap can become the new place for nonsense
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Wow, I'm a bit saddened really, it was a special little corner of the inter webs.

Has the internet grown up now?

First stage, shock.

Now what was that next stage?
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Wow, I'm a bit saddened really, it was a special little corner of the inter webs.

Has the internet grown up now?

First stage, shock.

Now what was that next stage?
Should be crying stage followed by anger stage, followed by eerie laughter, I'm fine but not really stage, return briefly to crying stage, plotting revenge stage, then somewhere in there it suddenly becomes the acceptance stage and you'll feel like a new man.
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Speaking of Stages:

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Old 02-06-2020, 05:17 PM   #24
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There were too many Trump supporters in the lounge, and management didn't like where the trendline was going.
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There were too many Trump supporters in the lounge, and management didn't like where the trendline was going.
You might be on to something there.

I think I was getting Judders and Peter real close to putting Trump 2020 signs in their front lawns.
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I'm definitely going to miss the DIY electronics thread! Was just coming to post, too...
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Why memory hole it?

Lot of posts/threads worth reading, checking back on.. and of interest etc.

Have mods communicated as to why an entire sub forum has been dissapeared?

I could maybe get locking it to new posts for 'reasons' this seems like a knee jerk.

Getting Angsty about politics isn't reason to delete and shut up shop, I'd only seen normal banter behaviout and discussion of late.

What's the issue? Password protected enter at risk dive bar area for downtime kicks.. nuts get removed.
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:20 PM   #28
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I think it's still accessible: https://forum.cockos.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30

...though I guess not searchable, according to what others wrote.
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Why can't members post in any thread? When they enter knowingly and willingly.


Legitimate question isn't it?
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:30 PM   #30
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Just guessing (and we're assuming the lounge is actually dead and it's not just a bug or something), but it's probably some mixture of Cockos not wanting to provide the space for what they perceive to be negative or harmful dialog, or a concern of liability for providing such a space, or not wanting the overhead of having to keep an occasional eye on it (e.g. respond to complaints, etc) when it's not core to the mission of making Reaper, or some combination thereof?
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It's been far busier and fractious years back.


It existed fine for ever.

Mechanisms exist to warn suspend or ban bad actors.

Guys here since 2007 2008 - no problem. Content is tame.

Has a mod become a dictator... A king...
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Oh no, the lounge is very much alive, and full of idiots like myself.
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I think it was because of all those pictures Peter posts, taking up too much space on the server.

Damn, gotta spend more time talking to the wife now.

And it's not my pictures, dammit, it's you voting for Trump that's causing all of the issues.
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lol... the fuckin lounge.
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You might be on to something there.

I think I was getting Judders and Peter real close to putting Trump 2020 signs in their front lawns.
I was starting to crack. I reckon another week or two and you would've got me.
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I was starting to crack. I reckon another week or two and you would've got me.
I suspect Peter missed that post, I was so looking forward to his response.

I will miss our discussions my friend, hope all is well with you and your child. Can't remember if you said it was a boy or girl, but all my best to you all.
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I suspect Peter missed that post, I was so looking forward to his response.

I will miss our discussions my friend, hope all is well with you and your child. Can't remember if you said it was a boy or girl, but all my best to you all.
We're keeping them gender neutral until they're old enough to go on puberty blockers.

(he's a boy)

All the best to you, too. Here's to talking about the awesome music you're going to record!
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:03 AM   #38
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Aw. Did some time in the lounge. Some fascinating and brilliant people and conversations there. Visco's a legend, or should be, wherever he is. And not so much too of course. Had to give it up, was letting it be too much of a time sink plus was spending too much time arguing politics with people who I really didn't care about the politics of and would prefer to interact with as musicians.

I imagine it'll be back one way or another. People say well why is this here but I've never seen a forum other than very tightly modded corporate sites that didn't have a version of it. It's a useful tool for modding. Provides a place for OT social interaction which otherwise inevitably leaks into other areas plus a method for dealing with problem posts and posters without the dread specter of censorship i.e. deletions and bans, which freak people right out.
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The lounge has gone? I'm shattered. I ssen it a bit like a pub.now there is no place to talk about bitcoin or ethereum
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Lounge was all paid crisis actors anyway
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