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    Baluchitherium Guitar Shark's Avatar
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    When will you call it a day?

    Been thinking about this a bit lately.

    Have any of you given any thought to what might cause you to decide to stop posting at the Links or any of the other VH-related message boards?

    I've been posting these sites off and on for almost 10 years now. Originally my interest was mainly in discussing VH with other fans, but lately I've been much less interested in that... my posts tend to be in the non-VH and sports forums. I'm in my late 30s. I have a lot going on in my life, and yet I still find time to come to these sites and post. I can't imagine still doing this when I'm in my 70s or 80s, but where does one draw the line? In some ways, leaving these sites entirely is like closing the door on a chapter of your life.

    I suppose it's possible that the decision might be made for us by others... for example, if Brett shuts down the Links, if the Army stays down, etc. But assuming that the sites stay up and running for a long time, what do you think might cause you to stop checking in?

    When will you call it a day?

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    Although I've all but lost interest in the new VH, I still look around this site, posting from time to time. I like reading and the reactions of what people say about my favorite ex-band.

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    eh, coming here is similar to some people's going to the bar... it's a hang out of sorts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    eh, coming here is similar to some people's going to the bar... it's a hang out of sorts...
    I'll go along with that. This place caught my eye a while back and I finally joined in. When will I leave? Probably when I don't find it interesting anymore. Considering that VH is only a small sliver of what goes on here, I doubt that will come all that soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Considering that VH is only a small sliver of what goes on here, I doubt that will come all that soon.
    exactly...
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    thats hard to call. i mainly hang around in the non music thread anymore.

    i was a pretty active member of no doubts board, had some decent "friends"
    on there. then i just stopped going,not sure why. i stopped by there the other day and knew nobody. i am sure it would be harder to leave this board.
    although the no doubt board was run from their own website, unlike this one, so this could very well be shut down one day. would hate for it to happen.

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    I'll stay til I get kicked out or the site shuts down, whichever comes first.

    It's a nice little place to hang out.
    RIP - Classic Van Halen

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    I think the day will come and I will just say "I don't want to do this anymore". I post under a different name on metal sludge and seem to post less than I used to. I still read a lot of posts, but really don't post any more responses.
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    I hardly ever go to the VH related forums anymore. I spend most of my time in this forum, and the Play Ball forum. I like the community here, which is what keeps me coming back.
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    As long as there's something Ed related on here, I'll be here.

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    The scene has definitely changed over the years here since I first signed up. Some for the better (seems to be less hostility) some for the worse (seems to be less activity,interesting threads etc..). I guess I continue to check in because a lot of us are of the same age and have similar interest. Its kinda funny how some people seem to come and go and sometimes go and never return. I guess everyone has their own reason for doing so. I also kinda figure that one day Brett will tire of keeping the lights on and the decision will be made for us.
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    I don't know when I'll call it a day, but I might have to avoid this place for a few days after the Lakers beat the Celtics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    I'll stay til I get kicked out or the site shuts down, whichever comes first.

    It's a nice little place to hang out.
    Bingo.

    Some of my best friends have come into my life b/c of this place.
    If Brett ever shuts this place down, I'll have to figure out some other way to talk daily to my friends.




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    I've been doing this sort of thing for a long time. Not as long as many, that's for sure. What I've seen is that established communities die out when the person who pays the bills decides the money should be spent elsewhere or when technology moves on. BBSes, mailing lists, newsgroups... those have largely died out.

    This is a habit for me. I think that's why I continue to do it--it's just my routine. If I stopped dinking around on the computer I sure would get a lot more done, both professionally and personally.

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    Yeah, I've tried leaving a couple of times on my own terms but ultimately I guess Brett will make the decision for me. It quit being about "Van Halen" a long time ago.

 

 

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