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    [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img] [img]smilies/sleep.gif[/img] [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img] [img]smilies/sleep.gif[/img]

    Yesterday, I lurked invisibly at the Dome (I feel kinda ashamed to show my username over there any more), and I got the feeling that it was just like returning to your childhood home, only to discover that the neighborhood has gone to hell in a handbasket! [img]smilies/cry.gif[/img]

    I was going through ALL 35 pages at the Watering Hole in less than 1 hour!
    I felt there were only 3-4 threads worthy of a response from me; one of 'em a cigar smoker's thread (Cigars are one of my other few passions in life--thus my signature line). I figured, nah, haven't posted in over a month, keep the streak going. It's just like when I kicked my Skoal habit in college; one day at a time--after a month, I had no desire to go back--same applies to the Dome!

    One thing I noticed was some signatures taking up more than one screen on my monitor! Signatures?!?

    Another disturbing thing going on was all these "Peeping" threads?! [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] I didn't wanna go there, so I didn't!

    In some of these signatures was something called: V.A.N. H.A.L.E.N. member [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img] I'm thinking, when did VH grow to the size of the band Chicago? Are any of these new members named David Lee Roth, by chance? Where was the announcement?

    V.A.N.H.A.L.E.N., I guess is supposed to be a warm, fuzzy, all-positive, flowery shit, blow-sunshine-up-your-ass, feel-good-about-yourself group of people with low self-esteem and problems with reality! No negativity allowed in these here parts, mister! [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img] NEWSFLASH--you can't have the good without the bad!!

    Worst of all, some of the newer MODS are the ones who start this shit & allow it to run rampant and unchecked!!

    Any of you Domers that pop in here on occasion care to explain this shit better than I can?

    [ April 11, 2001 at 08:05 AM: Message edited by: NE169 ]
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    Everyday I check out VHLinks and the Pleasure Dome (in that order). The one problem I have the PD is all the stupid, waste-of-time posts. You see a good topic and it ends up being either a joke or someone trying to be funny.

    I really enjoy 'Links' because all of the old jokers are now gone.
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    Agreed Raldo.

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    The jokers are all over there so we actually have some real worthwhile discussions here now, it's nice.
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    Agreed Brett---
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NE169:
    V.A.N.H.A.L.E.N., I guess is supposed to be a warm, fuzzy, all-positive, flowery shit, blow-sunshine-up-your-ass, feel-good-about-yourself group of people with low self-esteem and problems with reality! No negativity allowed in these here parts, mister! [img]smilies/mad.gif[/img] NEWSFLASH--you can't have the good without the bad!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Ummm....

    What's wrong with being positive? I mean, of course you can't have the good without the bad, but since when did being a VH fan mean you HAVE to complain?

    If I'm a VH fan and I'm happy. Does that mean I have a "problem with reality"?

    No, it means I'm looking on the bright side.

    Help me out here. It sounds to me like you're bitching about the Dome for no reason.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lead Synth:
    What's wrong with being positive? since when did being a VH fan mean you HAVE to complain?

    If I'm a VH fan and I'm happy. Does that mean I have a "problem with reality"?

    No, it means I'm looking on the bright side.

    Help me out here. It sounds to me like you're bitching about the Dome for no reason.
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    To me, this "all-positive/no negativity" stuff seems awfully New Age/artifical/fake to me, though if Eddie & Dave can work out their differences (for example--I ain't startin' any rumor), I'd be all for it. How long can someone go being happy before one has a huge letdown!

    While I was in the Navy, I knew a guy who'd almost always say "It's really great to be here"--even when it wasn't--he was very upbeat. I'll give him this much--I never saw him in a bad mood--but those people are far and few between!

    LS, I considered myself pretty happy while in school myself--aging has a way of making people (in general) more cynical as they experience life when things don't go the way people want. It's not necessarily all bad, as it can help those naive from being taken advantage of--it makes for a nice bullshit flag!

    But along with the "positivity" over there, it seems intolerance of dissenting opinions also goes hand in hand with positivity. It's not a complaint--nobody HAS to complain. (keep in mind I DID skim through 35 pages, in under 1 hour, but that's the impression I got when I did go into a few threads)

    LS, you're a well-grounded person, as is pretty much all of us over here. You don't have the problem with reality--I can't say the same for over there, though.

    I like looking at the bright side too, but over at the Dome, there's not much brightness in more ways than one.
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    I'll move this one - its not really VH related (much as the whole vh.com page isnt. Im SURE that band had a singer or 2 once...)

    And yeh. what the hell is it with sig files there. some are a page long?
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    I know who you guys are talking about, I just can't think of the name right now. He's some 13 year old kid (at least that's what he claims) and every decent comment he sees or if a compliment is paid to him he puts it into his signature. Clever,uh?
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    Hey, I'm as positive as anyone when it comes to VH. But I'm not blind, and I know that VH isn't treating their fans with much respect. To say otherwise is silly.

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    NE169,

    I think you're looking at this thing the wrong way. The "V.A.N. H.A.L.E.N." thing was started as a response, actually, to rampant and un-checked bashing of fellow Domers, flame wars and the like. Most of us want the best content and discussions, but there's a LOT of people at the Dome every day so it's hard to control flat-out troublemakers when they can't be banned. I put it in my sig line, and don't think much about it, but if a thread has taken a nasty turn, I'll try to turn it around. That's all. It's not to prohibit passionate debates or discussions, even if they are negative. Feel free to add it to your sig line if you want. I may change mine at any time...

    But I totally agree with you about the page-long sigs. That got old pretty fast.

    Now, why is it that when I go to the DLR Army (a site I like), and now here (another site I like), I see threads just to rip on The Dome??? I spend most of my time at The Dome, and I NEVER see threads bashing other sites - only supporting them.
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    people rip on the dome because there is so much shit to go through before you actually find a worthwhile discussion. i've had a couple times when i go over there and see threads in TFM with nothing even remotely interesting to me. and since i'm a van halen fan, and at the official site in the main discussion thread has nothing worthwhile to read half the time, i think it's a bullshit board. i remember the day in october (i think it was the 10th, happy b-day dave) that everyone was like "no offence to brett, but i think this is my new home". i was like, "that's bullshit, you can't make that claim after an hour!!!"
    anyway, i'm rambling, but that's why i don't like the dome. and there are some great people there, but i'm sure i'll meet up with all the great people from the dome here and at the army. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    I wish people wouldn't start threads just to rip on the Dome. What good does that do?
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    i agree that it doesn't do any good, but when you're pissed at something, (ie the dome) sometimes you've gotta vent. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    i wouldn't really start a thread to rip on the dome, but if someone wants my opinion, i'm happy to give it. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
    i happen to agree with NE169 about the dome however, and i am with him in the struggle against boring, bullshit, threads that don't accomplish anything, in my opinion, the bullshit threads over there accomplish less than the threads here that rip on the dome.
    i thought it was incredibly funny that the domers thought it would be an awesome idea (not to mention completely original) to make a pleasure dome t-shirt. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] pardon me while i laugh in there faces and tell them that brett from vhlinks thought of a t-shirt for his site many moons ago... it was icing on the cake that they thought their slogan should be "where the real fans are" or something like that. sometimes you have to rip them new assholes, it's the way it is!
    i guess it's not the dome itself, per se, but the people there. go figure. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    After having read this, I went to PD and took a look around to see what the fuss was about...

    May the god I don't believe in bless the people that frequent the place. Man! [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img] LOL.

    What the forums may have lost in volume, we've definitely gained in sense.

    I caught a post over there that had the "V.A.N. H.A.L.E.N." motto in the signature.

    It stand for : V.ictory A.gainst N.on-sense H.atred A.lienation L.osers & E.verything N.egative

    [img]smilies/confused.gif[/img]

    That's fucking sad, isn't it?

    Mind you, I'm not takling about the people that added it to their sigs (they only mean well), but rather, that notion they felt the need to do so.

    PD's already got the Karma Kops, ready to smack down anyone who doesn't tow the imaginary 'decency' line that they're forever moving.

    Are things so bad at PD that a bunch of posters who are sick of the stupidity has to gather to combat it, themselves?

    From what I've just seen...

    You bet your ass. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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