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Wow. I can't believe I read that.

 

I feel like I'm sitting in a bath tub full of boredom.

 

Hands in the air vote.

 

Who preferred it when Basher1 and other such entertaining people ran amock on this site, much to delightful bemusement of the 1000 regular people on here?

 

Or,

 

Who prefers it when those self righteous types who have been here for a short time carry on like Bono even knows how to turn on a computer, and believe Adam's magnificent wang is "semi-porn"?

 

It was semi something.

 

Aaaaanyways, I personally do find it greatly disapointing that Live Nation's T&Cs have stripped this place of the awesome joy it was once full of.

 

I don't blame the mods at all, but I do wonder after enough time in here getting to get a feel for their personalities, how even they don't just pack it in.

 

BW, Baja, Max, come on fess up. You know this place is pants compared to the first five years.

And through no fault of your own.

Do you enjoy modding this place anymore?

 

Adam wang removal? Can't be much fun.

 

 

 

"have been here for a short time" ?? Whatev. I've been a U2 fan long enough, thank you. Just because I haven't been in your personal vicinity to your satisfaction don't make me no nevermind (translation: doesn't bother me a bit) seeing the way u treat people.

Oi! Don't knock Mick! Mick is awesome! You can't say that this is how he treats people given that you've only just met him. He is a really cool, nice guy, so it's a bit weird you saying that when you've only just met him. 

 

I only joined about 3 years ago, so I really couldn't say whether or not this place is as good as it used to be. But right now it's practically empty, so it is a bit boring! 

 

And yeah, welcome back Mick! Nice to see you here again!

 

 

Thanks for adding your thoughts Peter. I really appreciate it. I do care about what u think. I really enjoy a lot of your contributions to conversations & love talking music w/you - like the 'local scene' post u created, for example. :)

 

I'm not wanting to knock or diss anyone. Especially if u like them. I just don't see why someone should call me & the people who share my opinion a negative name either - just for having a different opinion on something. Honest to goodness, 2 people could be madly in love w/each other & be married & have children & be each other's best friends & they STILL would not agree 100% on Everything. There are no 2 people on earth who think the exact same way about everything. If we broke off relationships w/people who don't think exactly the way we do on everything, no one on planet Earth would have a relationship of any kind anymore w/any other person. (Reminds me of Seinfeld. Lol. Main characters were constantly breaking up w/whoever they were going out w/just because of one thing or another. Any other 'used-to-be-a-Seinfeld-fanatic' people out there? Shout out. :D)

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Have you ever seen the movie White Chicks (rated PG-13)?  There's no way in hell I'd let my boy watch it at 13.  There's a particular part in the movie that I'm thinking of...and it has to do with a fake willie that's far more obscene than Adam's colorbrushed picture that's hard to see anyway.  And second...I'd never let my boy in any chatroom or on any message board.  No child should.  Which is why I propose that this message board should be 18 and up...I mean let's get real...the percentage of people that are U2 fans under 18 years of age is very small and slim.  What people basically want is more of an adult like atmosphere.  There's no reason why it shouldn't.  All Live Nation has to do is before logging into the community section, there needs to be a warning reminding those who enter and under 18 years of age should be guided by a parent.  That's all.  The people want less policing by Live Nation and leave the policing up to the parents.  And since this place has turned towards an elementary atmosphere, people are jumping ship and not coming back.  Basically, it's become less fun because everyone now has to walk on egg shells around here.  So, if LN wants to continue treating adults like children, more and more fans will stay in Facebook and other places.

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Wow. I can't believe I read that.

 

I feel like I'm sitting in a bath tub full of boredom.

 

Hands in the air vote.

 

Who preferred it when Basher1 and other such entertaining people ran amock on this site, much to delightful bemusement of the 1000 regular people on here?

 

Or,

 

Who prefers it when those self righteous types who have been here for a short time carry on like Bono even knows how to turn on a computer, and believe Adam's magnificent wang is "semi-porn"?

 

It was semi something.

 

Aaaaanyways, I personally do find it greatly disapointing that Live Nation's T&Cs have stripped this place of the awesome joy it was once full of.

 

I don't blame the mods at all, but I do wonder after enough time in here getting to get a feel for their personalities, how even they don't just pack it in.

 

BW, Baja, Max, come on fess up. You know this place is pants compared to the first five years.

And through no fault of your own.

Do you enjoy modding this place anymore?

 

Adam wang removal? Can't be much fun.

 

 

 

"have been here for a short time" ?? Whatev. I've been a U2 fan long enough, thank you. Just because I haven't been in your personal vicinity to your satisfaction don't make me no nevermind (translation: doesn't bother me a bit) seeing the way u treat people.

Oi! Don't knock Mick! Mick is awesome! You can't say that this is how he treats people given that you've only just met him. He is a really cool, nice guy, so it's a bit weird you saying that when you've only just met him. 

 

I only joined about 3 years ago, so I really couldn't say whether or not this place is as good as it used to be. But right now it's practically empty, so it is a bit boring! 

 

And yeah, welcome back Mick! Nice to see you here again!

 

 

 

Peter my excellent mate, how are you?? Looking at your pic, you look like you've shot up! how old are you now mate 17/18?

 

I hope life is finding you well, and your journey into the world of music is going well - remember, practice, practice, paractice!

 

And get to as many gigs as you can!

 

Pete, i'll hit you up on FB mate, and I hope to catch up with you in the guitar thread - nice SG btw! i love Epiphones - well made guitars at a brilliant price, and they are a brilliant base to learn how to mod - some new pick ups, custom wiring, heck, you could totally chuck a Bigsby on that bad boy!

 

Hope to catch you soon brother.

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BW, Baja, Max, come on fess up. You know this place is pants compared to the first five years.

And through no fault of your own.

Do you enjoy modding this place anymore?

 

 

and, since you ask us to fess up... I honestly find strange that people, from time to time, come here to complain about the zoo of now and how it wasn't like the zoo of then, but never ever have seen anyone doing something to works towards make that goal possible. As if it were something magical that should happen by itself, just by mentioning it...

 

 

True dat Max. None of those peeps ever try to anything positive.

 

Maybe I should start a petition. o_O  

 

I think we both know I, like yourself and others, spent much time trying to do my part to make this place vibrant again - guitar covers, remixes, fun threads, and like yourself, much comedic photoshopping.

 

I'm not making this a 'new" vs "old" debate.

 

That point is rather moot.

 

My point is that the prohibitive T&Cs have resulted in the mass exodus of this place.

 

Not the end of the world as we're all on FB, but i do find it dissapointing.

 

 

Didn't mean to offend you Max, peace.

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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?

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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.

 

 

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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

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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. 

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