Into the Forums

Curious about what’s been happening this week on the Mountain Xpress user forums? Let’s take a look.

Forum regular Johnny Lemuria has had it up to here with this country. And in the spirit of our Local subforum, he’s examining a decidedly local solution: Maybe it’s time for North Carolina to consider seceeding from the Union. And, as you might expect from such a provacative topic, there has been plenty of discussion — serious and lighthearted — in the thread.

Other interesting ongoing local topics this week include the describe Asheville in three words thread, the ongoing discussion of “URTV drama” and the thread where MX forums posters talk about the Asheville section of the Topix forums.

Meanwhile, in the Non-Local news subforum, a new thread has appeared for those who have simply had it with that rascally 44th President of the United States: Obama out to destroy America … Again!! But something tells me they’re not taking it all that seriously. For instance: “I heard he was a manchurian candidate who is going to order an air strike upon us all once we are waiting in our bread lines like in Soviet Russia.”

Other heated nonlocal discussions include a discussion of ex-VP Dick Cheney’s current ideological dust-up with the Obama administration and a wealth of amusing animated videos on national topics from “Hamwood County, NC”-based sketch-comedy act TVPigs.

And if you’re looking for a fun variety of other active topics this week, just check out this selection: The Horrific Music Thread, which examines music no one should be listening to; the still-progressing Choose Your Own Adventure thread, in which our heroes have just escaped a foul dungeon and are now on the run; an appeal for a “Serious Business” subforum for people who don’t like the casual tone of the MX forums. And that’s just a small sampling of what’s been happening this week.

Don’t see a discussion about that burning topic you’d like to talk about? Why not start your own? All registered members of MountainX.com have forum accounts, and if you aren’t a member, joining is easy — just click here.

Steve Shanafelt, forums administrator

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17 thoughts on “Into the Forums

  1. Piffy!

    [b]an appeal for a “Serious Business” subforum for people who don’t like the casual tone of the MX forums. And that’s just a small sampling of what’s been happening this week. [/b]

    To be fair, the thread was started by a very non-serious, immature person (me) who was sick and tired of the handful of whiners complaining about people like (me).

  2. Jim Shura

    I’d like to whine about the clock here. I made that post a couple hours ago and 5:43 is 150 minutes in the future. Doo-doo-doo-doo…

  3. Bill Barnwell

    Are the comments above indicative of the level of banter on the ‘forums’ itself? If so, this is why apparently not many people post there.

  4. Piffy!

    Stop trying to ruin this Serious Thread, shad.

    You are SO reported!

  5. “Are the comments above indicative of the level of banter on the ‘forums’ itself? If so, this is why apparently not many people post there.”

    Who says people don’t post there? It’s just a different crowd than over here on the blogs.

    But it’s certainly not as serious in tone as the blog comments.

  6. brebro

    You know, it seems like every time an update about the forums is posted here. The same foxpuppets make a concerted effort to remark just how sour those grapes are that they can no longer reach.

  7. Rhonda Velour

    I notice that too brebro. Why is it that someone always seems to have a criticism of the forums. Can’t we all get on the same page here and agree all the time? Why can’t we all be liberal and like the same things? Well maybe Obama can change things!

  8. brebro

    Thank you Rhonda, I’m glad someone here has some semblance of reason and appreciation for velvet-like fabric.

  9. Rhonda

    I, for one, think that “Shaman” is getting tiresome.

    I mean, maybe if he or she shut up once in a while, other people would join.

    Everyone knows its Jason Bugg’s sock puppet.

    Why does Steve still allow it?

    I’m never visiting that Forum again!

  10. Hiram

    Yes, Shaman certainly is tiresome. Glad to see somebody saying so, but no, he is not Jason Bugg, he’s a bug of a different species, something akin to a gnat, persistent, very irritating but difficult to deflect.

  11. FredMorrison

    “Everyone knows”. Now that is a dangerous statement. And what in the name of heaven is a “sock puppet”?

  12. bobaloo

    Ah yes, three different people who have never posted nor started a thread in the forums who talk about how awful they are.
    Please remain dedicated to never ever contributing.

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