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why has trainspotting become so weak?

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by taper, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. taper

    taper Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2000 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 0
    i remember when there was actually content and good threads. what happened? lets try to put some intresting content back up on here, i would like it to happen but it probally won't...............:confused:
  2. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    well, had this thread been full of content it might have made trainspotting "good."

    what a conundrum..
  3. AvoidsoutH

    AvoidsoutH Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 11, 2002 Messages: 137 Likes Received: 1
    I think that taper has a valid question. Why is "trainspotting" so weak? I think it is because almost everything vital has been said. the spotted section is vital and important to tracking paint, the critical mass thread addresses the philosophical goals of painting trains and the future of the medium. the keeping spots chill thread has done just that, allowed newbies to inform themselves before they fuck up spots. beyond those parts its all just name dropping and bullshit about what music you listen to or what food or drinks you consume while you paint.
    i really enjoy the posts from the educated rainfans about the inner workings of the freight industry, but thats about it.
    i guess what im saying is that some of what is being said, whether it may be small and infrequent, is important. the rest is just bs and that should be minimized as much as possible. like the "first" or "bump" shit. that doesnt happen on this thread because its better to post something intelligent than to post just to get your numbers up or to feel as if you are part of a community. just paint.

    pills inside
  4. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Avoidsouth nailed it. Most of the interesting stuff has already been said, and the stuff that hasn't been said shouldn't be said, because the wrong people will learn a lot. I can yack all day in person about my methods, techniques, stories, etc. but if I do it on here I'll just be giving away sensitive general info and maybe sensitive specific info that helps get people busted. I've heard from multiple heads who hate the internet and think too much has been said already.
    Sorry for a letdown, but that's the story. Sometimes I come on here with the specific goal of getting some interesting talk going, but all I can think of is stuff that has elements that should be kept secret.
  5. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    as long as the spotted thread is here i couldnt give two shits....

    walk out your door and drive down to the yard...i promise...it will be 10 times more enjoyable and educational than any of this internet yickity-yak....
  6. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
  7. ghostvandal

    ghostvandal Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    im actually gonna do that! thanks!
  8. SteelWheels

    SteelWheels Guest

    Here are two topics not previously covered:

    -Euro transit -vs- American freights
    -the ethics of side busting
  9. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    Either you're being funny, or you're relatively new to the site.
    If you're new, do a search for the older threads about these dead and severely beaten horses.
  10. skrib139

    skrib139 Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2002 Messages: 1,000 Likes Received: 0
    "why has trainspotting become so weak?"

    erm... because all that anybody seems to want to talk about is freights, which happen to be incredibly boring, and id be almost as happy discussing different types of walls?
  11. NOTTS1

    NOTTS1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2003 Messages: 1,043 Likes Received: 1
    frieghts r cool still but its all about the passenger trains;)
  12. Ted Kennedy

    Ted Kennedy Guest

  13. gRaFF3421

    gRaFF3421 Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 16, 2003 Messages: 231 Likes Received: 0
    I have an idea cracked ass..close this thread:idea:
  14. taper

    taper Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2000 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 0
    no it is much better...........:p
  15. Zee_Zee

    Zee_Zee Guest