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- Aug 26, 2010
I'm leaving, too depressed to put anything in and I'm not getting anything out of being here.
^ Exactly. Why do people need to cut themselves off completely? Just post when you have to, it doesn't take that much time. People are just drama queens around here imo "GUYZ I HAVE TO LEAVE BYE I'M SORRY I LOVE U ALL *sobs all around* attention whores. Jeez. Just stay already. Do your shit if you have to do your shit. You don't break up with your partner if you have to work.
I won't hold this formal exit against you.. See you soonI feel unless I make a formal exit, I'll just keep coming back.
Think about it:
Days left as per life expectancy: maybe around 20,000 days.
Days left with optimal mental and physical function: maybe around 3,000 days (mental and physical degeneracy starts at around 30)
Lower bound on time until unexpected death: 0 days, 0 hours and 0 seconds.
Lower bound on time until becoming debilitated by various circumstances: 0 days, 0 hours and 0 seconds.
Time needed to learn, implement and accomplish stuff: a lot.
Given the reality of that, I have to say:
Au revoir, les infants!
...aye. this is the bottom of the barrel, where the unactualized brew and fester. a cespool of society's would-be intellectual potential.I don't find most people mentally stimulating anymore, and it's pretty much the same old place with not many people actually evolving as humans. The ones that do, spend less and less time here.
I agree with you on the overall vibe here. I think it's reflective of a downward spiral that's been observed collectively by mods & others for a good few years. It's only gotten progressively worse which is an interesting lesson to me in just how hard it is to reverse collective malaise & stagnation when it takes hold.Excuse this raw and unrefined thought. One of the good things about it is that I don't have to care of how I word this emotionally charged rant, the prevailing is my feeling of resignation.
This place is so hopelessly empty and frankly there is nothing new to find here. Dozen or so active users, out of those most are overbearing Australians . With whom I share no life perspective in common so they end up sounding like whiny rich kids.
Faith, introspective and typology seem to be the only topics that spark any discussion and I always found those to be rather dull and inherently subjective parts of life.
When I joined I was attracted by how the diversity of the groups and attitudes represented and how the flamboyance of the users was accommodated. This place could host anyone. I don't agree with some of the bans, but I realize that this place does attract neurotics and nutcases so removing them was unavoidable. However the ranks were never replenished enough with recruits.
Whatever it was, I liked it more when I came here.
I don't like the eternal combativeness of Redbaron, I would say he is a shitty mod but that would imply there is anything in this empty hall that would call for modding. More shepherd than sheep.
If you played Dark Souls, all the hollow lifeless places come close to the impression I get from intpf. All the characters in that game are also on a pointless pilgrimage or cling to the fading embers of what was.
I don't mean to guess or ascribe any motivation to you folk staying here. It's just my subjective.
Also don't mind the verbiage which I use to paint this picture. It exposes my limited exposure to common day speech. I don't really strongly mean most of what I wrote. Most aforementioned would require more precise description.
This is how this place feels.
Honesty?At its best, this forum is like a weird friend you never expect much from, but they end up being genuinely decent and expanding your views, helping you mature. At its worst, the forum is a cesspit.
hopefully all of the older users head out, on their own adventures, and new users can repopulate, its sort of the natural cycle of things.
It really makes me wonder how much good insight one could find, sifting through forums.
imo, this is the sort of thing the internet should be used for. Massive amounts of low risk social interaction, where people can get honesty, since most people are too spineless to be honest in person, allowing us misfits to learn from our mistakes, and to have some sense of community.