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Life is pretty damn awesome right now Mick! I'm 17 now, music is going really well, playing a couple of gigs with college friends next month. Sorry I didn't accept your friend request on FB, I only do that for people I know personally. But still, good to see you on here again!

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Life is pretty damn awesome right now Mick! I'm 17 now, music is going really well, playing a couple of gigs with college friends next month. Sorry I didn't accept your friend request on FB, I only do that for people I know personally. But still, good to see you on here again!

I'm really glad to hear that Peter.

I'll post some stuff in the guitar thread and we can catch up.

 

No worries on the FB - you'll miss out on my adventures though! Anyways I've found you in the Music vids group.

 

I'd love to hear some of your music at some point mate - got anything from your bands?

 

Lovely to hear from you, and I'm glad you're loving life.

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I knew the blogs were going to be taken away if a rule-breaker kept breaking rules. I simply think people should care about the community as much as they care about saying or doing every little thing that they feel like doing.

Alma, you were so sure the blogs would be taken away because of the repeated 'rule breaking', were you?

 

I see you have only been a member here since August 2012.  As I have been an active blogger for more than 3 1/2 years, I can fill you in on some of what you missed. :ph34r:

 

Bloggers have been swearing :o and posting vulgar pics :o and lovingly calling each other horrible names :o (which to newbies probably looks like we hate each other) for as long as I have been here.   For example...

One of my best blogging mates has been pushing the issue of my gender identity for as long as he has known me.  :rolleyes:  He can't help it; he lost his personal relationship with Jesus...pray for him.  That, and he thinks he can harass me cos I'm a blow in and he claims he is not.

Zhiv, I mean another mate most often arrives drunker than a blue nosed Scot (any blue nosed Scot, mind you, I'm not pointing fingers).  She also has a pathological fondness for leather, and lures others to depravity with wild parties, then posts pics of her evil ways (and her unmentionables tag :huh: ).

Our youngest regular (is the Spanish prince still a teen?) boasts of his repeated conquests. I'm quite certain he knew how to swear in several languages before he met any of us.

One mate shares stories of her close relationships with wild animals, while another dreams of being held as a sslave in a shed.

And one unnamed mate knows just what to do to send me running for a cold shower, but that's our little secret. ;)

Then there is the lab coat cover up.  We all know there must be some thing more to that project than meets the eye!  They can't possibly just be doing it for love and peace, can they?

I, of course, have been angelic at all times.

Anyway........

 

 

My big question (not for you Alma, but a question for the starry sky) is what happened?  You see for all those years bloggers ignored rules left and right, and there was no big problem of which we were aware... no indication that we were digging our own blogging grave.  A few loons in and out over the years had us a bit nervous, but other than that we were grand. The blogs merrily existed for years in spite of the 'rule breaking'.  IMO they thrived because of the rule breaking.  So what happened in the last few months that the very same blogs that used to exist so merrily, now are off limits?  If the blogs didn't change, and the rules didn't change, what did?

 

Oi! I know you!! ;)  how are you lovely??!?!

 

And I agree with you whole - heartedly.

 

Unfortunately we have had this bizarre Live Nation PC morailty forced upon us, which over the years has resulted in about 300 regulars, adults who were happy to socialize in a very relaxed fashion with other adults, all with the common bond of U2 fandom, packing up and heading for Facebook - and the vast majority of Zootops are there - swearing like pirates and having "Let's Look At Adam's Awesome Wang" parties.

 

And surprisingly there's never any fights or offence caused.

 

To make the T&Cs of this site so restrictive to cater for the 3 U2 fans in the world offended by blurred art shot of a naked human at the exspense of the.... immoral-sun-worshipping-baby-eating-goat-sacraficing-animals who numbered in the 100s seems totally redundant.

 

It's like owning a huge nightclub and not letting all the uggers in.

 

All you end up with is the DJ, and empty dancefloor and three wankers in the corner congratulating each other on how awesome the are.

 

All the uggers nick off down the pub and have a wicked night out.

 

The party is always better when you let in the uggers.

 

 

ello Mick!   After reading your recent additions here my sadness is that I do not know you well enough to have hinted something about you and Basher in this.  I have been enjoying your contributions.  It also saddens me that my test to see if they would censor the band failed miserably.

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I knew the blogs were going to be taken away if a rule-breaker kept breaking rules. I simply think people should care about the community as much as they care about saying or doing every little thing that they feel like doing.

Alma, you were so sure the blogs would be taken away because of the repeated 'rule breaking', were you?

 

I see you have only been a member here since August 2012.  As I have been an active blogger for more than 3 1/2 years, I can fill you in on some of what you missed. :ph34r:

 

Bloggers have been swearing :o and posting vulgar pics :o and lovingly calling each other horrible names :o (which to newbies probably looks like we hate each other) for as long as I have been here.   For example...

One of my best blogging mates has been pushing the issue of my gender identity for as long as he has known me.  :rolleyes:  He can't help it; he lost his personal relationship with Jesus...pray for him.  That, and he thinks he can harass me cos I'm a blow in and he claims he is not.

Zhiv, I mean another mate most often arrives drunker than a blue nosed Scot (any blue nosed Scot, mind you, I'm not pointing fingers).  She also has a pathological fondness for leather, and lures others to depravity with wild parties, then posts pics of her evil ways (and her unmentionables tag :huh: ).

Our youngest regular (is the Spanish prince still a teen?) boasts of his repeated conquests. I'm quite certain he knew how to swear in several languages before he met any of us.

One mate shares stories of her close relationships with wild animals, while another dreams of being held as a sslave in a shed.

And one unnamed mate knows just what to do to send me running for a cold shower, but that's our little secret. ;)

Then there is the lab coat cover up.  We all know there must be some thing more to that project than meets the eye!  They can't possibly just be doing it for love and peace, can they?

I, of course, have been angelic at all times.

Anyway........

 

 

My big question (not for you Alma, but a question for the starry sky) is, "What happened?"  You see for all those years bloggers ignored rules left and right, and there was no big problem of which we were aware... no indication that we were digging our own blogging grave.  A few loons in and out over the years had us a bit nervous, but other than that we were grand. The blogs merrily existed for years in spite of the 'rule breaking'.  IMO they thrived because of the rule breaking.  So what happened in the last few months that the very same blogs that used to exist so merrily, now are off limits?  If the blogs didn't change, and the rules didn't change, what did?

Well put there Leeny. Although I do think that one friend is not half as bad as you make her out to be (now where has that halo smiley gone too?) 

But you say it very well about what happened in the blogs for a while. And this is if, and only if it is because of anything in the blogs which made them go away. it has never been said for definite that the blogs where taken away because of 'bad behaviour' and I doubt we will ever know the full reason why they went away.

 

And Alma you say that we should care about the community - I think I can say for most of us that we do care a hell of a lot for this community - the community are the people in here. I am so lucky that I have met in person a lot of people in here who are my closest friends, this community has given me lifelong friends and brought not just the people who met in here but whole families (such as a friend met in here putting up my parents for the night and looking after them). Even the people I have not met yet; I care for them too. The community here love and support each other; we share jokes, teasing, laughter, silly behaviour and also provide a shoulder to cry on and listen to each other's problems. 

So in my mind I don't think that there is any issue about this community not caring. 

Isn't there some rule not allowing an extra u in words like behavior?

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Tbh, I largely agree with what Max said on the previous page, this place has evolved and changed since, say, 5 yrs ago or even Vertigo days, it can't be the same as it used to be, that time doesn't exist anymore, most things in life things move on and evolve into something different, personally I quite like that. I wouldn't want this place to stay exactly the same, it wouldn't interest me at all.

 

I agree that we do seem to be treading on eggshells, I don't really know why that is but LN running this place isn't gonna change anytime soon so there's not a great deal we can do about that in the short term but I still feel the zoo is a good place to be and I enjoy it here. There aren't as many people at the moment but I think that has to do with a lot of factors, mainly because the band aren't about (it feels like a very long lull) but also the advent in popularity in recent years of other social media options and the fact that over 5 to 10 years people's lives have moved on in terms of families, jobs and other commitments and they don't come in so much. 

 

When the live threads are on I love it, it's like a community again sharing the excitement of the band, I'm sure that and a lot of the fun we had will be back when the band resurfaces.

 

But sometimes I feel you just gotta get on with it, make the most of what you have while you have it, you can still have a constructive influence on your zoo, within rules and limits I accept, but it can cater for most even if we can't always get everything we want.

 

Anyway just my view.

:)

 

 

ooops more posts have popped up in the time it's taken me to type this so it's probably irrelevant now lol

I'm slow on the uptake sometimes.  How long has LN been running this place?

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Well put there Leeny. Although I do think that one friend is not half as bad as you make her out to be (now where has that halo smiley gone too?) 

But you say it very well about what happened in the blogs for a while. And this is if, and only if it is because of anything in the blogs which made them go away. it has never been said for definite that the blogs where taken away because of 'bad behaviour' and I doubt we will ever know the full reason why they went away.

 

And Alma you say that we should care about the community - I think I can say for most of us that we do care a hell of a lot for this community - the community are the people in here. I am so lucky that I have met in person a lot of people in here who are my closest friends, this community has given me lifelong friends and brought not just the people who met in here but whole families (such as a friend met in here putting up my parents for the night and looking after them). Even the people I have not met yet; I care for them too. The community here love and support each other; we share jokes, teasing, laughter, silly behaviour and also provide a shoulder to cry on and listen to each other's problems. 

So in my mind I don't think that there is any issue about this community not caring. 

Isn't there some rule not allowing an extra u in words like behavior?

Ohhh you doubting the English teacher ;)

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