The New Offbeat ....

Created by Major Bob on Jun 5, 2008

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is much more entertaining

is less gossipy

allowing free more free speech

more fun and exciting

less friendly

offers more variety

less controlled by old ladies

waaayyyyy coool

worth participating in now

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#1 Jun 5, 2008
Where is the "New Offbeat"?

“THE DEVIL DOGS ARE GOING TO DC”

Since: May 08

Portland, Oregon

#2 Jun 5, 2008
MyNameIsKathy wrote:
Where is the "New Offbeat"?
Yeah, really. Nothing new that I see.

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#3 Jun 6, 2008
I refer to one of the OPTIONS
listed above >

'Less controlled by Old Ladies'!

I think this is an obvious'ageist' remark..

If one swopped 'old ladies' for 'blacks'
in the above sentence,
there would be heavy criticism over same.[and rightly]

so..
WHERE's the difference!!

I think anyone who wishesto -
has a right to write on Offbeat..
and doesn't need permission
from any other poster here..

to do so...

Thank You.

“Easy LIke Sunday Morning”

Since: Apr 08

Jax

#4 Jun 6, 2008
I have posted at Offbeat for a little less than two months. I don't know when the changes happened, if they have happened at all. I do know I am seeing way more polls. Lots of them just seem like troll polls to me. Gross as all get out.
I really don't know why anyone would want to know this kind of info from strangers or friends.

Since: Aug 07

United States

#5 Jun 6, 2008
Hey Hey Paula wrote:
I have posted at Offbeat for a little less than two months. I don't know when the changes happened, if they have happened at all. I do know I am seeing way more polls. Lots of them just seem like troll polls to me. Gross as all get out.
I really don't know why anyone would want to know this kind of info from strangers or friends.
I agree....sometimes I feel like I'm in the Human Sexuality forum....along with the numerous stupid polls started by the stupid trolls.

“Easy LIke Sunday Morning”

Since: Apr 08

Jax

#6 Jun 6, 2008
Barbee wrote:
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I agree....sometimes I feel like I'm in the Human Sexuality forum....along with the numerous stupid polls started by the stupid trolls.
Ok, good to hear someone else feels this way. Some of these things I have never even thought about. Other things are just private and I have not discussed them with my closest friends. Who really cares how many rolls of tp someone goes thru in a week?

“De Oppresso Liber”

Since: May 08

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#7 Jun 6, 2008
I've noticed lately an influx of posters who seem intent on hurting people with their comments...
...Polls that a prostitute would blush at...
...Hate flying fast, and furious...
...Racism, sexism, just about any "ism" there is...
...I also see older, regular posters starting to post less, as the madness continues...
...Do I like the direction Offbeat is heading???
...About as much as I'd like a chainsaw to cut off my leg...

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Since: Jul 07

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#8 Jun 6, 2008
The hardest thin to do, and I know I'm off-topic here, is to ignore trolls. If posters would just ignore unpleasant posters, "EVENTUALLY" they would go away. The NEW topix is a result of trollers getting their rocks off. Give them nothing to get off on, and there is nothing to get off on. Simply (easier said than done) ignore them.
Sally

Southfield, MI

#9 Jun 6, 2008
I've been visiting Offbeat for a few months and found it friendly and open-minded regardless of the age of posters. I have noticed that lately there are polls that seem to be more appropriate for Human Sexuality. As all have noticed I'm not a registered poster ( do not know if I will ever register ) but I do try to be respectful in my post and replies and for the most part have received the same from others. I think that the only thing that has truly bother me is when other people use the same name I post under but I quess that's one of the hazards that come with not being registered. I truly hope that Offbeat can retain its friendly, interesting and welcoming poster.

“near Halloween.”

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Since: Dec 06

#10 Jun 6, 2008
Toothless In Seattle wrote:
The hardest thin to do, and I know I'm off-topic here, is to ignore trolls. If posters would just ignore unpleasant posters, "EVENTUALLY" they would go away. The NEW topix is a result of trollers getting their rocks off. Give them nothing to get off on, and there is nothing to get off on. Simply (easier said than done) ignore them.
Thanks for your post, but I ask, HOW can you ignore what's ALL OVER THE PLACE,
if it was ONE thread yes, but the whole forum?!!

I agree with Jedi too, some are just setting out to purposely offend!!
Where's the 'FUN" (?) in that!!

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#11 Jun 6, 2008
Sally wrote:
I've been visiting Offbeat for a few months and found it friendly and open-minded regardless of the age of posters. I have noticed that lately there are polls that seem to be more appropriate for Human Sexuality. As all have noticed I'm not a registered poster ( do not know if I will ever register ) but I do try to be respectful in my post and replies and for the most part have received the same from others. I think that the only thing that has truly bother me is when other people use the same name I post under but I quess that's one of the hazards that come with not being registered. I truly hope that Offbeat can retain its friendly, interesting and welcoming poster.
Yeah I agree.
I started in a couple of other forums and was completely ignored. Had no responses to any of my comments, was not welcomed at all. So I moved on and found Offbeat and almost everyone is friendly, funny and welcoming.
You should think about registering though, that way someone can't use your name.
wyoming

Decatur, TX

#12 Jun 6, 2008
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Thanks for your post, but I ask, HOW can you ignore what's ALL OVER THE PLACE,
if it was ONE thread yes, but the whole forum?!!
I agree with Jedi too, some are just setting out to purposely offend!!
Where's the 'FUN" (?) in that!!
We must united, and ruin their minds with humor. Passing out the meat cleavers, pitchforks, and torches. We shall go Troll hunting tonight.

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#13 Jun 6, 2008
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Thanks for your post, but I ask, HOW can you ignore what's ALL OVER THE PLACE,
if it was ONE thread yes, but the whole forum?!!
I agree with Jedi too, some are just setting out to purposely offend!!
Where's the 'FUN" (?) in that!!
That is because it has gotten out of control. If unpleasant posters were ignored way back when, we wouldn't be talking about it now. You're right, what do you do NOW? You have to start somewhere. Even legitimate posters get no response, and it is up to them to continue posting legitimate posts, even though they may generate no interest. But at least, they have a good impetus to continue posting, trollers would just go away.

“near Halloween.”

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Since: Dec 06

#14 Jun 6, 2008
wyoming wrote:
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We must united, and ruin their minds with humor. Passing out the meat cleavers, pitchforks, and torches. We shall go Troll hunting tonight.
I'll see you by the old Village pump so .. at 8pm..

Bring your wellington boots, and a flashlamp.

I'll bring a billy can of hot tea,

the old gramaphone ...

and a few old records of Bing Crosby!
Sally

Southfield, MI

#15 Jun 6, 2008
MyNameIsKathy wrote:
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Yeah I agree.
I started in a couple of other forums and was completely ignored. Had no responses to any of my comments, was not welcomed at all. So I moved on and found Offbeat and almost everyone is friendly, funny and welcoming.
You should think about registering though, that way someone can't use your name.
I have found Offbeat to be a very interesting place as well friendly. In all the posting of opinions or replies there are times when I or the other person do not agree and yet we have always remain respectful of the others POV. I personally do not care what age, sex, color, nationality the posters on Offbeat are, they all are interesting with varied life experiences. It would be ashame if Offbeat losses its favor. Do I have to give personally info if I register?

“near Halloween.”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

#16 Jun 6, 2008
Toothless In Seattle wrote:
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That is because it has gotten out of control. If unpleasant posters were ignored way back when, we wouldn't be talking about it now. You're right, what do you do NOW? You have to start somewhere. Even legitimate posters get no response, and it is up to them to continue posting legitimate posts, even though they may generate no interest. But at least, they have a good impetus to continue posting, trollers would just go away.
V GOOD POST!

Since: Aug 07

United States

#17 Jun 6, 2008
Hey Hey Paula wrote:
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Ok, good to hear someone else feels this way. Some of these things I have never even thought about. Other things are just private and I have not discussed them with my closest friends. Who really cares how many rolls of tp someone goes thru in a week?
LOL...or "What do you think about when you masterbate?"

I agree with Wyoming....give me a meat cleaver!!!
WIZ o KIZ-KNOWZ

United States

#18 Jun 6, 2008
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Thanks for your post, but I ask, HOW can you ignore what's ALL OVER THE PLACE,
if it was ONE thread yes, but the whole forum?!!
I agree with Jedi too, some are just setting out to purposely offend!!
Where's the 'FUN" (?) in that!!
The **FUN ?** in that is that the person or persons can only make themselves be *upped* by poorly putting someone else **down**.....

Personally , I have NEVER done that.. hahahahha

Just shows a DIM in character..

SORRY 123... I was just funnin earlier... I take it back...

Hi Grace and JEDDY... and all .. GOOD THREAD...

>!<+GIK@@@

“De Oppresso Liber”

Since: May 08

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#19 Jun 6, 2008
Barbee wrote:
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LOL...or "What do you think about when you masterbate?"
I agree with Wyoming....give me a meat cleaver!!!
Right on!!!
...It's OUR Offbeat, and we're taking it back!!!

“De Oppresso Liber”

Since: May 08

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#20 Jun 6, 2008
wyoming wrote:
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We must united, and ruin their minds with humor. Passing out the meat cleavers, pitchforks, and torches. We shall go Troll hunting tonight.
Make sure my pitchfork is extra sharp!!!

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