I thought this was a forum about the "hobby"?

Discussion in 'General Industry Related Topics' started by ew, Apr 21, 2001.

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  1. Wowie69

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    Ain't love grand?
  2. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

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    It's amazing how long people will keep coming back to a place just so they have something too complain about.
  3. jmcurry

    jmcurry The Insider

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    LG: I enjoy the discussions of sports, music, film, etc. I was merely responding to criticism that these threads have no business here. I will happily continue these dialogues. They are stimulating and intelligent. Concerning reviews, why not simply post one on the relevant local board? It could be informative.
  4. guy catelli

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    Re: lurker

    me too.
  5. ew

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    My only intent was to raise the question of focus. Hey, I freely accept that Imy views may be mistaken on this count, but I wanted to see what others thought.

    JM, I did not intend to try to limit the discussions on the board in any way or to constrain others from freely posting what they wish. I am just a lurker, you (and others) have contributed far more to this board.
  6. littleguy

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    jmc,

    I'm not being a smartass here (for a change) but where are we supposed to post reviews ? I don't recall ever seeing a "review" section of this site.

    I see links for "message boards", "classifieds" and "links" but nothing for "reviews".

    Or are we supposed to simply start a thread for an experience.

    Also, since the nature of this board is for both hobbyists AND providers, I'm not sure the reviews would be as useful as they otherwise might be.

    Shit, and I promised myself I was going to try to be less "mean spirited".

    BTW, I kinda like going off on a tangent once in a while on sports, or almost anything else. It's kinda fun (and funny). And those that don't want to participate don't have to. They'll know the threads they want to avoid.

    [Edited by littleguy on 04-23-2001 at 07:39 PM]
  7. jmcurry

    jmcurry The Insider

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    EW and San_Te: I am guilty of responding to non-hobby related topics, especially regarding professional sports. I have long realized that this is not proper discourse for the board, but I have been drawn in willingly to these discussions. I promise to refrain from all such conversation, beginning as of now. Accordingly, do not look for my input into professional sports; it is obviously unwarranted and misplaced. If the sole purpose of UG is dialogue about providers, I will comply willingly.

    My only question is, since very few contributors post actual reviews, what will sustain our dialogue? What parameters should we establish that separate discussion of the hobby from other male passions? If we eliminate music, sports, and general culture from these threads, what keeps our discourse alive? I intend to follow your dictates; I simply want some clarification.
  8. SkellyChamp

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    oh yes - i forgot to mention

    i would miss GC's selective editing

    of not only his posts but others also so that in the end we are all seen as agreeing with GC
  9. guy catelli

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    as usual, i agree with SC, in the main. this is because, as usual, i use selective quotes to make my point.
    it wouldn't help. in that event, i would, perversely, post things about this thing of ours that you would also agree with.
    see -- with enough editing, we can agree about anything.
    again we agree on my point all along that creating an environment where escorts feel free to go 'off-topic' (if that's the right term) is perhaps the best way to gauge compatibility of personalities, rather than 2nd hand accounts (no matter how sincere).
  10. SkellyChamp

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    Certainly an argument for me for this board to stay exclusively on hobbying would be that I know I would not run the risk of agreeing with GC.

    In discussions about non-hobbying topics I almost actually find that we may have some areas of ideas and ideas where we actually agree. And while that thought doesn't help me ulcers any, it does help me digest some of his hobbying views a little easier (even though he never met a word he didn't like and still uses $10 words to express $.05 thoughts). GC's sports bar analogy is apt.

    I guess what I'm getting at is that by mixing in non-hobbying discussions, I can get a better sense of an individual and that helps me assess his/her comments about hobbying and the ladies and how any of that my jibe with my view, preferences, etc. Sort of the totality of circumstances thing.
  11. Carl M

    Carl M Hanging by a thread

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    Re: what is this board's niche?

  12. guy catelli

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    oh? and, what is that?
  13. boris

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    what is this board's niche?

    Just out of curiousity and possible ignorance, what is this board's niche?

    1. TBD is sort of the Microsoft of this realm. Seems like everyone complains about possible predatory practices, and other bugs, but most everyone is still using it and depends on it to a certain extent.
    2. *** seems to be the place for reviews at the moment particularly if you're in LA
    3. JAG is/was a strong client oriented site with some emphasis on NYC (for some reason I think Apple Computers in that a business decision was made that
    cut its market share of new reviews dramatically.
    4. Redbook lots of reviews of northern california
    5. ASPD/ymmv lots of Texas stuff
    6. Fox Files great recommendations, but no message boards to speak of and the content doesn't change a whole lot.
    7. Heaven or Hell? very rarely mentioned
    8. Escort America, the mother of all message boards, but like MSDOS, still kind of around, but doesn't offer the features or breadth of the other boards.


    This one seems to be about discussion more than reviews. It still heavily New York. It seems to be moderated with a fairly light touch or the posters are fairly disciplined here, more leash law than zookeeper (the biggest attraction for me).
    More off topic discussion. On balance, somewhat more sophisticated hobbyists, though some quirky characters here (not necessarily excluding myself). At least not a lot of "me too's" "endless ISO's" or bizarre games.
    On balance, if it has a niche for me, I do come here for interesting discussion that's bound together by the hobby but not necessarily about it. At the moment, it seems to be the best public place for that.
  14. ew

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    lurker

    It's like a morning after pill to counter the thread?

    I'm kidding.

    This thread has done what I wanted it to and I will now commence lurking again.
  15. guy catelli

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    Re: and, also ...

    i logged on this morning to find that the Great Oz and mirage had provided anecdotal support for this remark.
  16. guy catelli

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    Re: GC

    you've got the right idea. this is not always the case, nor is its converse, but generally speaking, i tend to completely ignore comments that are so hopelessly clueless as to not warrant further reply.
  17. guy catelli

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    well, that's 6 posts, so far, on your theme that we aren't doing enough for you -- who has done so much for us. care to make it seven? :p
  18. Hotpuppy

    Hotpuppy Mr.Butterworth

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    Just thought it was funny, wasnt trying to make fun of you or anything- no offense?
    BTW, it sounds like you have experiences to share here, a surefire way to get things on topic
    take care hp
  19. ew

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    That was not the board I was speaking of, but that post is clearly a situation which I wish can be avoided here.

    Anyway, not that I give a crap about TBD, but I like to think of them as the training wheels that got me started. Got the basics and, mostly, moved on. Hey, I even figured out all by myself which providers have their cliques. You can see this most clearly when discussion of rates comes up.
  20. Hotpuppy

    Hotpuppy Mr.Butterworth

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