Gabe takes the chat down...

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We still get decent traffic, but they aren't posting just lurking.
sorry to use Mr Murda as an example, but when he was banned the last time, people started posting again including me. As soon as he returned he was allowed to troll everyone and just like that everyone vanished again.

I must have quoted the wrong thread.. anyway, concerning what you state here, can you confirm that the user agents of those lurkers aren't bots/crawlers? it will say somethign like Googlebot or Twitterbot/1.0 etc...
 
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What? SeriouslyThug believes Siccness chat can solve the worlds problems, one serious discussion at a time.
I dont give a fuck about the chat room. I just remember Gabe talking about "fuck the chat is killing the posts!" and since I stopped coming here so often, I came back and noticed it gone. So I felt like explaining to Gabe that the reason why the forums are dead are much longer standing than when the concept of the chat even existed.

Maybe you like to post shit to yourself, and I see you do, but I remember 2003 siccness when the GOM was poppin and every argument a person had was more captivating than the last. That is the ONLY reason I return to the siccness and that has been my ONLY gripe with Gabe.

Yes, it does seem like the siccness is officially dead. Good thing I joined twitter.
 
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because people stopped posting here.
or so he assumes.

The biggest siccness problem is that troll posts reduced the quality of all discussions on here. Intelligent people who start conversations were only getting troll responses. This was allowed by G @Gabe and no anti trolling was ever enforced. As more intelligent people left, the remaining ones had fewer and fewer people who responded to their long and well written threads. One by one everyone left except for the tolls and now Gabe wonders why the siccness forum is dying. SMH
I don't really see people trolling each other, but I do see a lot of non stop bickering. It seems a lot of the people still active here from back in the day from when the forum had a ton of people, are people that had contempt for each other back then. When the site started dying, people who didn't like each other to begin with ended up being the people who stayed. Now we're stuck with a bunch of people who just want to yell at each other with their keyboards.

I think the main problem of this forum right now actually is the "intelligent" conversations. The open forum was always the most active forum, but it was supposed to be used for random bullshitting and shit posting. Gathering of the Minds was the "intelligent" conversation forum. When GoM died people decided to drag those conversations to the open forum and it seemed like it pushed out people who just wanted to bullshit.

The supposedly "intelligent" discussions here aren't even actually "intelligent" discussion, they're toxic cesspools with people who just want to get their opinions heard through being the loudest. For example, the two most active threads on the open forum right now are openly racist with people just yelling over each other through keyboards. That's how "intelligent" discussion has been here for years.
 
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I don't really see people trolling each other, but I do see a lot of non stop bickering. It seems a lot of the people still active here from back in the day from when the forum had a ton of people, are people that had contempt for each other back then. When the site started dying, people who didn't like each other to begin with ended up being the people who stayed. Now we're stuck with a bunch of people who just want to yell at each other with their keyboards.

I think the main problem of this forum right now actually is the "intelligent" conversations. The open forum was always the most active forum, but it was supposed to be used for random bullshitting and shit posting. Gathering of the Minds was the "intelligent" conversation forum. When GoM died people decided to drag those conversations to the open forum and it seemed like it pushed out people who just wanted to bullshit.

The supposedly "intelligent" discussions here aren't even actually "intelligent" discussion, they're toxic cesspools with people who just want to get their opinions heard through being the loudest. For example, the two most active threads on the open forum right now are openly racist with people just yelling over each other through keyboards. That's how "intelligent" discussion has been here for years.
understood. You make a good point. I did go to the Open Forum when I noticed no one was posting in the GOM and saw several 'gom' threads in the open forum. I just joined. I recall 206 was in the open forum for a time but not in the GOM. It was during those days when I returned to the siccness. Then it all came down.

I think you are right in that the "intelligent" conversations in the Open Forum are all opinion based/my confirmation bias is better than yours arguments. Still, I like seeing people tear each other apart with words. I like seeing someone make a fool of themselves when they are trying to pull some shit over everyone. I like seeing friendly and non friendly discussions. By now there is nothing left to fight for, but if there was, I would say we should allow for [Serious] tags. In the end, you are very correct in that this IS the open forum and not the GOM and I should not have expected anything more. I should have left when the GOM died.

Thank you for your always thoughtful responses.
 
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I think another major issue was this forum started as a place to discuss a very niche genre of music. When the forum was really popular people were younger and the audience of that niche genre was much larger. As people got older a lot of their music tastes changed. When people hit their 30's they didn't really care about hearing Brotha Lynch Hung rap about eating people anymore or they got tired of low quality shitty produced bay rap.

When their musical tasted matured, they more than likely found better ways to discuss their musical tastes on places like Reddit and social media.

Forums in general have also been dying throughout the internet. Most active forums now days are Sports based (like Sherdog) or Video game/pop culture based (like IGN). Niche forums are a thing of the past.
 

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Truth. The r/hiphopheads forum pisses me off to no end. It's a bunch of 17 year old retards who don't know anything just meming. There's very little real discussion going on
 

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BUG CHINK I don't think you were ever part of any intelligent discussions nor do I expect you to know who I am referring to when I say intelligent people. If you read posts longer than a few sentences, maybe you would have been more engaged in the intellectual stuff, too.
Haha just because you choose to speak on topics you consider “intellectual” does not make you an “intelligent person.” Merely participating does not make you a credible source of intelligence or genius of some sort lol this is the Siccness bro dudes have been saying all kinds of shit on here for years .... You have the freedom to type anything you want on a computer just like I have the freedom to not engage in your threads. It’s all choice breh just cuz you put your shit out there doesn’t mean anyone that doesn’t fw it is not intelligent lol what
 
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Haha just because you choose to speak on topics you consider “intellectual” does not make you an “intelligent person.” Merely participating does not make you a credible source of intelligence or genius of some sort lol this is the Siccness bro dudes have been saying all kinds of shit on here for years .... You have the freedom to type anything you want on a computer just like I have the freedom to not engage in your threads. It’s all choice breh just cuz you put your shit out there doesn’t mean anyone that doesn’t fw it is not intelligent lol what
who said I considered myself as one of the "intelligent" people? You came at me defensively dude did my not recognizing you hurt your feelings?
You said a little bit more about "just cuz ou put shit out there no one reads.." again, you think I am coming here proclaiming "I AM INTELLIGENT AND ALL YOU ARE NOT ON MY LEVEL". This is not what I said at all. I said intelligent discussions had their quality dropped because of trolling which make those who spent a lot of time and effort realize that their efforts are wasted because of troll central.
 
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Haha just because you choose to speak on topics you consider “intellectual” does not make you an “intelligent person.” Merely participating does not make you a credible source of intelligence or genius of some sort lol this is the Siccness bro dudes have been saying all kinds of shit on here for years .... You have the freedom to type anything you want on a computer just like I have the freedom to not engage in your threads. It’s all choice breh just cuz you put your shit out there doesn’t mean anyone that doesn’t fw it is not intelligent lol what
This is true!
Seriously thug is not intelligent! Just because you know fancy words
and you think your posts matter does not make you smart.
The ones how laugh to the bank and make moves from the shadows
are the ones who are smart.
 
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who said I considered myself as one of the "intelligent" people? You came at me defensively dude did my not recognizing you hurt your feelings?
You said a little bit more about "just cuz ou put shit out there no one reads.." again, you think I am coming here proclaiming "I AM INTELLIGENT AND ALL YOU ARE NOT ON MY LEVEL". This is not what I said at all. I said intelligent discussions had their quality dropped because of trolling which make those who spent a lot of time and effort realize that their efforts are wasted because of troll central.
It is not because of trolls!
I just am smarter than you and outwitted you many times.
Just know you are not match for a true evil villain.
You are a mere pawn on my chess board ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ah ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!