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The downfall of Channel Zero, and perhaps why it happened:

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by test pattern, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. test pattern

    test pattern 12oz Elite Member

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    The downfall of Channel Zero, and perhaps why it happened:

    Discussion started by test pattern - Mar 16, 2004

    what the fuck is with this place now? some one year ago channel zero was thriving with good information and interesting reads. it contained funny, interesting topics and a good cast of users. these users, which became known for certain aspects of their writing, have all gone somewhere else for the most part. that, or they're unbannable (tease, PGW). some users became favorites. i know i had personal favorites. most of them are no longer here. 12oz used to be grounds for sometimes intelligent and very informative dialogue. there were always good music threads, great book threads, funny threads about things that happened to people, photo threads, directional threads, everything. these are becoming more and more scarce. you might have a hard time understanding, well, personalizing, what i am saying.

    channel zero is full of bullshit text trends now. what the hell is with that? it's becoming a contest. people want to be known. don't ask me why--they just do. deep down, they want to be able to come here, post, notice it is quoted, and they want to be recognized as the user they are. they want to have some sort of sway in opinion and they want to be recognized when their name is mentioned. instead of going about this the way older, good users might have done, they try this with "text trends". i think this is the entire purpose of the text trends. i don't think anyone's typing in center thinking "oh, this is going to look so cool!!!". i don't think anyone's typing in other colors for aesthetic pleasure in what they write. i just don't see that happening. because this is not the case, i think they must want to be noticed by means of their text whoring.

    the sudden rush of stupid, lazy ignorance is pathetic. there have always been stupid users and things like this, i know, but this is sad! there are more idiots posting than normal. it's really lowering the quality of channel zero.

    it looks like all it takes to be the talk of channel zero is an attractive female. don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about the ladies, but christ! alright, there have always been devilush and dee. others, too, but you get the idea. they've had people on their unit for a long time. i assumed it was because they were attractive females who have been around for a long time and generally put a lot of good input to channel zero. this could still even be the case (i don't know devilush as much, but dee's a very cool and interesting person to talk to), but the fatalist issue is horrible. she's got, like, 20 posts? all most of the guys can do is bitch about not getting to see her tits. this shit is pathetic. tits aren't hard to see. get in your car and go get some.

    i can't be the only one noticing this. anyone else?
     
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    j - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    Ch.0 goes through phases.. ups and downs. I think we could use a bit more funk sometimes, but there's also a lot of awesome threads abound.

    Every once in a while this subject gets brought back up. It all goes in cycles 'round here.. [​IMG]
     
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    DETO - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    fuck an a test pattern, iquit and myself are just fucking around with one another about the fatalist thing, it's a joke... FUCK! don't wet yourself, son!
     
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    Rodney Trotter - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    BOOGIEHANDS
     
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    DETO 12oz Loyalist

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    DETO - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    oh and i vote Boogie Hands!
    you want some old school 12oz, there...boogie hands, better now?...
     
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    test pattern - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    well, i also considered the fluctuation.
     
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    the problem is everyones trying to "e-diss" everyone else instead of just interacting with people.

    its cool when people kid around in a buddy buddy fashion, but when people are constantly talking the same old shit, saying the same stupid ass disses over and over to the same people it gets old and boring and annoying rather quickly.

    and about achieving some sort of "e-fame" hahaha... that shit is silly to. I find it pretty funny that people try to get noticed online. I get a lot of attention but I dont strive for it, I merely post what im thinking about when it comes to that particular thread and most the time i have a funny outlook / opinion about the topic. I'm not trying to make people laugh, or get any reaction out of them honestly, but if they find what I say to be funny, that's great.

    /dont believe the hype.
     
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    j - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    And yeah, the "text trends" are getting tired.. they'll fade away eventually. Just imitators.

    What makes Ch.0 special (and I'm sure this has been said infinite times before) is the sense of community that we have. Over time, the annoying new jacks will fall off.. and new ones appear undoubtly. But the veterans of the board will always hold things down around here.
     
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    test pattern - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    i don't want some old school.
    i don't want some pink font.
    i want valid input. if you're going to get defensive, get defensive.
     
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    test pattern - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    yes, definitely. i really like the sense of union that channel zero provides. that's probably a huge part of the reason it's so successful.
     
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    one things for sure...

    12oz doesnt need the "elite" style attitude..thats just as gross as the moronic people who flood this place with threads that go no where.

    you gotta look on both sides of the issue, sure there are some people who dont have anything constructive to say, but those are the same people who have had me laughing so hard at their sarcastic humor..its about entertainment and well as useful information.
     
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    test pattern - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    i said this. i hope i'm not coming off as an elitist, either. i'm not trying to and i don't think that way.
     
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    j - Replied Mar 16, 2004

    There will always be new people that stick around long enough and contribute enough that eventually they become a solid part of 12oz. This is not a closed community by any means.
     
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    How many channel zero heads does it take to screw in a light bulb?



































































    3

    One to screw in the light bulb and 2 to argue about how much better the old one was.
     
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    http://www.tiffanystar.com/members/emo.jpg'>

    "EMOOLOGY 101"
     
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