WOW. I'm shocked and Saddened.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by ThankQ, Jun 9, 2011.

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  1. ThankQ

    ThankQ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2003
    I was taking a look to see if I should head to bed or wait for a reply to some posts. Figured, if there were a bunch of people in the thread I was posting in, just hang out a bit and keep the convo going.

    Just now, I found out, assuming this particular slice in time is an accurate representation, just how much this BBS has changed. And not at all for the better.

    3:39 AM EST:

    Number of people viewing:
    GTD: 5
    TOS: 2
    TNG: 1
    DSN: 6
    VOY: 6
    ENT: 1
    STMIX: 1
    SMMXI: 4
    ---Okay, it's late/early in the US, that's cool.
    LIT: 10 (WTF????)
    --that many treklit nerds? Okay, it's a Trek site while there are no Trek shows.... I can see the LIT logic.
    ---Don't get the people wanting to look at fake art, , but hey, if I were drunk at 3:00 AM I'd rather look at pics than read. Still, I'm surprised at the numbers, but nothing shocking.
    TV/Media:11 (Uh...REALLY? Okay, pop culture, don't be a fuddy)
    Gaming: 8 (i'm sorry, can't help it, get a life)
    Sci and Tec: 1 (Gaming people, HERE'S a real life!)
    Sports/Fitness: 1 (surprised?)
    MISC: 9 (respectable)
    TNZ: 6 (respectable)
    AL: 0 (expected at this hour, don't know how the others are)
    QSF: 0 (typical/understandable under the new "Don't Question Anything" rules)
    MA: 0 (Typical/understandable: See QSF)

    Oh, I left one thing out.... did you notice?

    Think for a second....
    It falls under the "Entertainment and Interests" heading...



    How many viewing?

    You saw the highest total in all other threads was 11 in the POP culture thread.

    So, how many at 3:39 AM in the SF&F thread?



    What the FUCK has happened to this board???

    If you like B5 and Firefly, post on that motherfucker. I have no problem w/that. If you like B5, Firefly or those dumbassed teeny vampire shows, good for you. No grudges. We like what we like.

    But personally, I didn't sign up for TREK BBS and spend 8 years of my life posting on TREK BBS to have the majority of people posting about fucking BUFFY! Did you? Is that why you signed up on TREK BBS?

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  2. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Dec 25, 2002
    With no new Star Trek on television (Star Trek's domain), the same subjects are discussed over and over again. People get tired of it, so in between the television series', activity shifts to other topics in other genres. When Star Trek gets a new television series (it's bound to), then that will drive new interest once more.
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    I don't get it. This a multi-themed Board. What difference does it make where people post?

    Star Trek is divided into multiple categories, so there are actually either 22 or 26 posting on that topic, depending on whether you count nuTrek.

    I think it's great that so many people are posting in Literature. And I wouldn't call Fan Art "fake" or tell gamers to "get a life." That's just rude and a symptom of being a Mundane wannabe. If you feel that way, maybe you should grab a beer and watch a football game instead of wasting your time on TrekBBS.
  4. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored This is the Way Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    Physician, heal thyself.

    I guess they should spend the time doing something more productive like tallying up where everyone on the board is posting at a given time, making a value judgment on that, and then hysterically flipping out over it.
  5. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2004
    can someone move this to TNZ so I can cuss this guy out?
  6. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2007
  7. Deckerd

    Deckerd Fleet Arse Premium Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    the Frozen Wastes
    You should take up sex ThankQ. It's more fun, you burn calories and you don't get a global messageboard pointing and laughing at you.
  8. Danoz

    Danoz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 19, 2006
    New York, NY
    I'm in agreement here.

    I do enjoy the DS9 and TNG forum, but seriously, after 5 years here the same topics come up over and over again about the same things. This is why I mostly hang around in Misc and TNZ (though I never get bored of Ds9 chat :)). Trek Lit? Ds9 relaunch was AWESOME, some trek novels have kept Star Trek alive in a way I didn't think possible. In fact, I would PREFER new and better novels to a new TV series.
  9. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    If you are shocked and saddened by this, you really need to go out more.
  10. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored This is the Way Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    To most people I would think it would be considered a shockingly good thing to have a board where members are still actively posting in huge numbers in spite of the fact that the primary franchise the board is based on has neither a series on the air or a movie currently in theaters.

    I think it speaks well of both the community and of the breadth of subject matter discussed here.
  11. GeneHunt

    GeneHunt Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2006
    Newcastle UK
    ^ what he said...

    Sorry but I LOLed at your original post :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:
  12. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    Land of beauty and terror.
    How silly of me to imagine that this thread might be about something that actually matters.

    This board's nearly 12 years old and Trek hasn't been on air for half that time. The fact this place still exists is kinda remarkable in light of those facts.

    If you're "shocked and Saddened" (sic) by something this trivial...geez. :wtf:
  13. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored This is the Way Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    Yeah, I thought it was going to be about someone dying or something with that title.
  14. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 Screaming Firehawk Admiral

    Jan 18, 2002
    Ilus (aka Melbourne, Aus)
    As others have said there is no active trek on TV at the moment. Get similar threads over and over again in the trek forums.

    With regards to Science Fiction and Fantasy being so active, it's been that way for the last few years. Most times of the day it would be in top 3 most active forum.
  15. chardman

    chardman Vice Admiral In Memoriam

    Sep 5, 2001
    The home of GenCon
    Seconded. As I'd really like to discuss "fake art" with him.
  16. Marten

    Marten Captain Captain

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern Sweden
    Sure, it's the people in gaming that needs a life.
  17. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored This is the Way Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    People seem to be doing fine expressing their feelings here without resorting to overt insults.:shrug:
  18. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    I wonder what "Fake art" is anyway? Are people selling da Vinci forgeries in there?
  19. Robert D. Robot

    Robert D. Robot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 20, 2009
    Pre-Warp Civilization of Alaska
    "Fake Art" (?)(!)..... I guess that it's similar to all of the "Fake Opinions" that people also post in these forums. :lol:

    Some people have a difficult time understanding the very basic concept of what art is.
  20. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 14, 2002
    Reality & Other Falsehoods
    I was going to come in and say how this board occasionally likes to gang up and crucify people, but then I re-read the OP's comments about gamers, art, sports and fitness, and realised this is probably exactly what he intended - to ruffle a few feathers. Probably bored and one too many beers. :lol:

    I too thought this was going to be about the recent death...:shrug:
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