TDP community manifesto

Comments on the paper, the website, the mobile site and all other Isthmus-generated products go here.
thebookpolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8597
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby thebookpolice » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:05 pm

rrnate wrote:Stu vs. harrissimo - I love it. (Seriously though, Stu really lets his personality shine on here, doesn't he?)

Fixt.

(My understanding is that Blues is now the aforementioned Some Guy.)

PopeyeTheSailorman
Forum Addict
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:06 pm
Location: 1348 Spaight Street Madison Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby PopeyeTheSailorman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:25 pm

rrnate wrote:If we can agree on one thing, it's that whenever I post on here the joint is immediately classed up...


Ropin' Rodeo, as my mentor Vipul Karpadia always says, you are of the most awesome...

As to confusing me with Mister Blues: Mister Blues is a lot better looking than I am.

rrnate
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 3672
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2002 6:33 pm
Location: Madison's Corporate Underbelly
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby rrnate » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:36 pm

PopeyeTheSailorman wrote:
rrnate wrote:If we can agree on one thing, it's that whenever I post on here the joint is immediately classed up...


Ropin' Rodeo, as my mentor Vipul Karpadia always says, you are of the most awesome...

As to confusing me with Mister Blues: Mister Blues is a lot better looking than I am.


Whoops - just a typo. A classy typo, yes, but still, a typo.

Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 22670
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:58 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Your real name is PopeyeTheSailorman?

To quote Maude Lebowski, "Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey."

Popeye, the erstwhile Harrisimo, outed himself soon after he adopted his latest screeen name. Then he complains that others call him by his real name. It's all part of his "look at me" syndrome.

He has quite a history on this forum.

supaunknown
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 5578
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2002 3:22 pm

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby supaunknown » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:02 pm

snoqueen wrote:This might be the biggie, or might not. I can't make any sense out of Twitter because it's either links to things I might read (most of which I can find for myself thank you) or one-liners. I do not think a discussion consists of one-liners. So are one-liners replacing discussions? No, not if you look at blogs and read the comments. People still have a need to at least try discussing something in depth.

I can't help it, I think Facebook is generally boring. The reason is on most pages, the owner only permits friendly contributions so it's like too much vanilla ice cream after a while.

I choose to remain naive about Twitter. As an uninformed outsider, it seems like a chichi cell phone thang. Hey, look at my phone! My aps r d haps! Why talk when I can text? Oops, don't fall into that fountain! Or something like that. I'm old.

I mostly agree about Facebook. It's pretty lame. I'm on there (adding to the scurvy no doubt). On one hand, it's cool to develop a slightly better, albeit understandably measured, perception for who people are and to keep afresh of the (usually mundane) events of their daily lives. This in addition to staying on top of various other haps-about-town. But queenie, you nailed it with the "vanilla ice cream" analysis. Deep, profane conversations about significant issues are the exception, definitely not the norm.

The one-liner nature of these social networking sites is both a blessing and a curse. It does seem to pressure folks into being as succinct as possible, which can be a clever wording challenge. Of course this also means that most conversations are brief and breezy.

re: Isthmus/DPF? Conversation-worthy content is key.

PopeyeTheSailorman
Forum Addict
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:06 pm
Location: 1348 Spaight Street Madison Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby PopeyeTheSailorman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:13 pm

Henry Vilas wrote: It's all part of his "look at me" syndrome.


Well look at you...

When I registered under my new name, I entered my full name and address and even listed my hobbies and stuff. I made no secret about who I am.

Have you done the same thing pal? Or are you still too much of coward to reveal who you really are? Don't bother to answer cause I know the answer.

I tried being respectful to you and all I get is your snarky crap.

Forget you!
Last edited by PopeyeTheSailorman on Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

gargantua
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 5702
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2002 1:30 pm
Location: Madison

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby gargantua » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:18 pm

Facebook has its uses, but as others have said, it's pretty shallow. To give you an idea of how mundane it can be, one day I posted: "I got nothin'".

This generated 35 likes and 18 comments. I was mocking the mundaneness, people!

Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 22670
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:32 pm

And I even left out drama queen. Until now.

But at least you are nowhere near as intolerable as your former business partner.

buckyor
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 2334
Joined: Mon May 07, 2001 1:09 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby buckyor » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:48 pm

I know who Henry is (I believe he used to use the name WiscoKid, a fact he has never hidden). He knows who I am. That's good enough for me.

french press
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby french press » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:58 pm

jjoyce wrote:Are you chagrined by the current state of TDPF?



I think the question answers itself.

Jason is chagrined and rightly so. The fact that he's looking to finger blame explains that.

french press
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby french press » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:04 pm

jjoyce wrote:I want to hear from everyone, old timers and new comers.


That is insincere.

Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 22670
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:15 pm

french press wrote:
jjoyce wrote:I want to hear from everyone, old timers and new comers.

That is insincere.

And that is quite a rush to judgement, especially for someone who just joined this forum. Why would you say that?
Last edited by Henry Vilas on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

french press
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby french press » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:43 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
french press wrote:
jjoyce wrote:I want to hear from everyone, old timers and new comers.

That is insincere.

And that is quite a rush to judgement, especially for someone who just joined this forum. What would you say that?


and you are also insincere.

my point.

thebookpolice
Forum God/Goddess
Posts: 8597
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East
Contact:

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby thebookpolice » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:58 pm

I think we know who this new ideologue is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiSIQzwIPzQ&

french press
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:40 pm

Re: TDP community manifesto

Postby french press » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:05 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:I think we know who this new ideologue is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiSIQzwIPzQ&



That is nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of tricks and treats.

Words of wisdom TBP


Return to “Comments on Isthmus & isthmus.com”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests