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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:33 pm

:peace Happy Birthday, Timo!
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Re: I love the ideal. I despise the reality.

Postby Lotha » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:55 am

Ubik wrote:
gbruin wrote:I can't think of a time I've been more disgusted and depressed at the state of this country.

Different country, same sentiment.

Ditto.
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Re: If I’ve learned anything in the past two years, it’s that anyone can do it.

Postby zazthespaz » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:13 am

Greg for president.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Lotha » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:11 am

I missed Timo's birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIMO!
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Lotha » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:54 am

That moth meme will be the end of me. Seriously, let it die.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Timotheus » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:50 am

:D Thanks guys!
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Every 10 years. And it's cool.

Postby gbruin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:14 am

There's an English kid living in my basement.

Again.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:30 pm

Ahhh, it's my day off today and as usual, I'm agonizing on what I want for my big under $20.00 meal. Right now, I'm contemplating between getting a burger, fries, and a shake or getting a burrito and some fish tacos with rice and beans plate. Decisions, decisions.

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Re: Probably his excuse anyway.

Postby zazthespaz » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:01 pm

gbruin wrote:There's an English kid living in my basement.

Again.

Brexit refugee?
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Yeah. I went there. Not sorry.

Postby gbruin » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:33 pm

zazthespaz wrote:
gbruin wrote:There's an English kid living in my basement.

Again.

Brexit refugee?

Yes, but our government's ok with it b/c he's white.
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:43 am

http://thealterbridgenation.com/forumsarchive/index.php

Man... I miss the glory days of this board. When it was really active, and moving, and people were here and threads were full and the topics moved off the front page in a matter of days instead of months. What happened? Did Social Media just ruin the allure of the message board, or have people just stopped coming here in particular for some reason?

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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby AB4Lyfe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:04 pm

TenaciousBe wrote:http://thealterbridgenation.com/forumsarchive/index.php

Man... I miss the glory days of this board. When it was really active, and moving, and people were here and threads were full and the topics moved off the front page in a matter of days instead of months. What happened? Did Social Media just ruin the allure of the message board, or have people just stopped coming here in particular for some reason?

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I think the reason people aren’t coming on to the Alter Bridge forums anymore is because of the current lack of Alter Bridge...but maybe it’s just me.

Still here every day, but I definitely lurk a little more than I used to.
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Re: she’d agree

Postby zazthespaz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:21 pm

I blame Inconquerable
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby anguyen92 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:38 pm

I'm here every day as well. Just waiting for a topic, any topic, to play off of and make some good posts.

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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby TenaciousBe » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 pm

I feel like there's a small subset of us who are still here daily, or at least a few times a week, but it's clear the overall traffic is WAY down from where it was a few years ago - even during the AB offseason, but nowadays there's always Tremonti / Slash / whatever other side project going on, so there's not even really an offseason for anyone anymore. I don't know if it's because of anything to do with this site specifically, or if it's just the way of the message board culture as a whole. It just makes me sad, because even though I haven't been on the mod team for about 2 years now, this site still feels like my baby. I helped launch it as AlterBridgeBand.net with Kimmie and Dan back when the band was first announced, and then the rebranding/name change to TABN was largely my idea when I was on the mod team with other people around the ABIII / Fortress days. I still want to see this site / board succeed and be the "it" place for AB fans to congregate like it used to be, but it just doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Sad.
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Re: My free time goes to my dog now.

Postby Andy92 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:26 pm

I think it’s a mixture of things. Some of it is social media culture and message boards in general aren’t as popular as they used to be. You also have less people discovering Alter Bridge nowadays. They either have heard of the band and like them, or they’ve heard of the band and they don’t like them. We used to see tons of “I just ran across this band on YouTube!” posts weekly, but those are few and far between today.

I think a lot of us discovered this website when we were in either our teens or 20s. A lot of the fan base spends less time on message boards as careers progress, families are started, etc.
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Re: That stated, my free time is mainly committed to World of Warcraft nowadays.

Postby anguyen92 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 pm

Then we have to find a way for this forum to be the place for AB fans once again.

With that said, we just to get some announcement going. A simple recent picture of AB in the studio can get this place going again. That's all it can take as well as everyone, and I mean everyone, getting hyped about AB doing something, anything and we can get this place going again.

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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Arctic » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:55 am

Anybody else ever search out and look through the old board before the move? I just randomly googled it and got hit with a massive nostalgia wave. I joined the day I turned 15 in 2007...I’m 26 now. Fuck. Even though I don’t post here very often and never really was part of the group that knew each other personally, I still remember those days fondly. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were all anxiously awaiting Blackbird.

I don’t think I’ll be reviewing my old posts anymore, though. I did for a bit and cringed so hard. :lol
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Re: The Official "Total Randomness" Thread

Postby Timotheus » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:01 am

Every few years there are a few new users who spam the shit out of this place and keep things alive. There's no new generation filling the gab.

That's probably due to most material since Fortress being mostly mediocre, so I'm hoping AB VI will be better.

And I'm not trying to stir things up, but the most exciting time to be a fan of a band is when a new album drops, and ever since we aren't allowed to talk about leaks anymore, the album releases are a lot less exciting and bring in fewer people. You can't blame people for going elsewhere.
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Re: I call it the “CSA Bell Curve”

Postby zazthespaz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:36 pm

So I was at a friend’s house last night and realized I should probably share this theory I’ve been working on with you guys and see if you agree, because it’s super duper important. Anyway, I’ve noticed that when I’m at a house that is on the wealthier side, they 90% of the time use single-ply toilet paper. Growing up in a median-income house, I was raised with two-ply tp and it blows my mind that I can be in a million dollar + home wiping my ass with sandpaper. So anyway, I believe there is a bell curve where the x axis is income and y axis is quality of toilet paper and I’m doing a rough estimate that the two-ply range exists somewhere between $65,000-$150,000 total annual household income. Anything below or higher than that is single-ply. Unfortunately I’m basing that opinion on one region of the United States with a limited data set, so I need you all to take note of this when you’re at your friend’s houses over the next few months. Find out what kind of toilet paper they use and then go through their financial documents and get a rough estimate of their annual income. I want to find out if cheap stingy assholes really have cheap stinky assholes.
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