#1
hey everyone it's me, baby joel

just wanna say, you know I've been a member of UG for a while now. I really only started posting in the pit like a year and a half ago. But it's really interesting even that short a time how much can change.

looking around, there just aren't as many users active anymore. Slowly and slowly our membership has gone from like 500 users viewing the pit at a time, to like 80 (if that). It makes me sad because I think the Pit has a very good potential to become a section for learning, debating, and in general just being pretty cool with all of this.

After my hiatus (February through to April), I was a bit shocked when I came back. It's like you have a 1 year old nephew, andyou see him 6 months later and the change is huge. But if you've been with the kid that whole time, you won't really notice it. Because I left UG for a while and am back now, I can see some glaring issues that kind of disappoint me.

It's mainly about spam. I know back in 'the old days' spam really wasn't tolerated at all. Threads would get locked, you'd get warned if you posted in a thread that was reported, the lolwut pear was banned, etc. That caused a lot of the spam to stop (although there has always been an element of spam banter). Recently though, the spam has come back.

Some of the users now are making threads with vague titles or poll options, and those threads are really just an inside joke between like ten people. There's no point in making the thread, especially cause it makes other people feel left out. That's when they leave the forums, and user activity drops again.

I know I've cut down on my spam posts and threads, and I think if we all commit to this, UG will be better off for it. I don't want this to be a moderator-enforced rule, as that will just make people bitter, but if we participate altruistically, I think the pit will be more of a positive place.


thanks, and hopefully we can do this together :y:
-baby joel
-third officer in the chocolate chex division
-CC, member of the UG team
-the guy who wants there to be a difference
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#4
Quote by slapsymcdougal
You can tell if it's eager, because you put your hand down her pants and it feels like a horse eating oats.

Nicest compliment on my looks:
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Putting the 'sex' in 'convicted sex offender'.
#5
Quote by icanhasgodmode

hey just want to say that that .gif image is inappropriate. Anything detailing an African American with fried chicken is inherently racist. I would advice you to change it, to a white man preferably, because white men can do anything without negative response.
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#7
When a black man uses the words asks, the white man always be like "I told you they say aks".
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If KFC is finger-licking good, then people would probably suck dicks for Popeyes. That's how good it is.


There's nothing left here to be saved
Just barreling dogs and barking trains
Another year lost to the blue line
#8
Quote by MeGaDeth2314
ffs babbs.

my gran's name is Barbara and she goes by Babbs. So she's Granny Babbs.
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#10
aint no thang, we good
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#11
if you truly love something let it die a honorable death


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#12
can't say i really noticed the decline of the pit

it's a bit like alzeimers i suppose
#14
not-so-active member here. you're the only one whose threads consistently carry the qualities you describe.

Eastwinn used to do the weird quasi-poetic babble, but at least it made one think (sometimes)
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Last edited by vIsIbleNoIsE at May 18, 2015,
#16
Quote by vIsIbleNoIsE
not-so-active member here. you're the only one whose threads consistently carry the qualities you describe.

Eastwinn used to do the weird quasi-poetic babble, but at least it made one think (sometimes)


don't try to flatter me bud, i stole everything good i ever said
(also you post all the time = active)
i don't know why i feel so dry
#17
Quote by JamSessionFreak
if you truly love something let it die a honorable death

And if it loves you back it will come back to life

Oh wait, that's really sad now that I think about it.
#18


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#20
Quote by Thrashtastic15
woah man its like a spam thread about not posting spam this is deep man wow

Seriously man, wtf? You are a grown ass man. You should get your shit together.
"Virtually no one who is taught Relativity continues to read the Bible."

#21
Quote by JamSessionFreak
if you truly love something let it die a honorable death

i.e. BAN EVERYONE
A poem.
Quote by yoman297
no girl, movember isnt for you. shave your stache pls

I can out-bore you any day
#22
ok
O.K.

“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
~ Bill Watterson


O__o
#23
also message boards are dead, so stop QQing about the old days and just live in peace with the way things are now.

like chilling in retirement on a farm, and you just sit on the porch all day taking in the view.
O.K.

“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
~ Bill Watterson


O__o
#24
*I should say,

some message boards aren't dead but those ones are for hobbies where people get so dorky about it that there isn't enough space on facebook to type so much meaningless chit-chat.

like cars or muscles.
O.K.

“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
~ Bill Watterson


O__o
#26
Quote by Pastafarian96
i.e. BAN EVERYONE

After we all post enormous amounts of porn.
A poem.
Quote by yoman297
no girl, movember isnt for you. shave your stache pls

I can out-bore you any day
#27
Quote by Pastafarian96
After we all post enormous amounts of porn.

I'm already on it
#28
Quote by whywefight
I'm already on it

yeah, but my tablet can't run the extension and therefore I can't see your amazing avatar.
A poem.
Quote by yoman297
no girl, movember isnt for you. shave your stache pls

I can out-bore you any day
#29
even porn forums are quite dead. and they were full for the longest time of posts going "ID please!". reverse image search killed that.

now it's just the occasional "are there girls who like porn?" and various marital problems threads.

"who is hotter" threads used to be great but just degenerates into some people being called creeps for liking young looking actors and others disgusting for liking implants or tattoos and everyone else just rolling their eyes and wondering why they are wasting browsing/fapping time on this stupid shit.
O.K.

“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
~ Bill Watterson


O__o
#30
Quote by theguitarist
rolling their eyes and wondering why they are wasting browsing/fapping time on this stupid shit.


me @ porn in general
i don't know why i feel so dry
#31
Quote by theguitarist
also message boards are dead, so stop QQing about the old days and just live in peace with the way things are now.

like chilling in retirement on a farm, and you just sit on the porch all day taking in the view.

huu
#32
Quote by Bubonic Chronic
Seriously man, wtf? You are a grown ass man. You should get your shit together.

i agree.

sort yourself out thrash
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#33
Without all the inside joke and parody threads, this place would be empty. I don't think you know what you're asking for. What "potential" does the Pit have? What is the ideal Pit that you envision? What exactly is the "spam" getting in the way of?
#34
ban everyone, make FotB new pit

make getting banned the final step of induction
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~ A Rolling Potato Gathers No Moss ~
#35
Quote by eGraham
ban everyone, make FotB new pit

make getting banned the final step of induction


yeah. we need some sort of apocalypse scenario though.
#38
Quote by slipknot5678
yeah. we need some sort of apocalypse scenario though.

unban Ian_the_fox.
A poem.
Quote by yoman297
no girl, movember isnt for you. shave your stache pls

I can out-bore you any day
#40
Quote by theguitarist
also message boards are dead, so stop QQing about the old days and just live in peace with the way things are now.

like chilling in retirement on a farm, and you just sit on the porch all day taking in the view.

yep


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo