Into the Forums

Forum regular tatuaje posted a thread asking people to name their top-10 favorite movies. The resulting lists, however, have led to a fair share of confused head scratching, particularly when films like Joe Versus the Volcano and Return of the Jedi surface. Along the same lines is this thread, which asks you to post your classic and vintage wish list for the enjoyment and criticism of the MX forum crew.

Local “people powered radio” station WPVM recently announced a rather controversial move to “scale back” volunteer capacity, prompting a forum discussion on the subject. Some of the forum crew see this as being effectively the end of the WPVM Asheville has come to know over the past few years.

For those of you who simply can’t get enough of the “Real WNC Local” Betty Cloer Wallace, check out this thread, which starts out as something of a joke, then turns quite serious when BCW herself makes an appearance on page two!

As many of you may know, the most heated discussions on the Mountain Xpress forums tend to be those about national topics, and they tend to break down along politically partisan lines. As a result, the hyperbole in the thread titles has been creeping into tabloid territory of recent, and has become increasingly absurd. So, just for fun, I present three of the most active discussion threads: North Korea Pounds Obama’s Disarmament Mentality, Obama POUNDS Supreme Court Nomination and Obama Nation About to be Shafted (again)?

Other interesting threads from this week include: being let down by ASCII art; a discussion of things that are “manly”; opinions on smoking in bars in Asheville; and some thoughts on upping the punishment for owners of uncontrolled aggressive dogs.

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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10 thoughts on “Into the Forums

  1. bobaloo

    Keep it in the forums trav. We wouldn’t want our banality bubbling over to the blog.

  2. travelah

    Yeah you are right …. I just though he was being cute with …. As a result, the hyperbole in the thread titles has been creeping into tabloid territory of recent, and has become increasingly absurd.

  3. That was supposed to be directed as much at me as you. I mean, the last one I wrote was “Cheney SUPLEXES Bush over Obama silence,” which is about as hyperbole-laden as they come. I’ve still got all kinds of over-the-top phrases just waiting for a topic.

  4. Piffy!

    I’m waiting for Cheney or Limbaugh to [b]Drill[/b], or perhaps [b]Penetrate[/b] Obama, somehow. Maybe [b]Manhandle[/b].

  5. Piffy!

    [b]For those of you who simply can’t get enough of the “Real WNC Local” Betty Cloer Wallace, check out this thread, which starts out as something of a joke, then turns quite serious when BCW herself makes an appearance on page two! [/b]

    So misunderstood…I was serious business from the start.

    I love reading betty’s wonderful posts about mountain dialect!

  6. John Smolkin

    Well, I liked the thread featuring Betty. If the forum can just keep good threads like this coming, I just may start posting there myself.

  7. bobaloo

    Then go create one.
    None of us are paid to “keep good threads coming”.

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