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I won't be posting anymore...

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Fozzie Bear, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. APRena

    APRena New Member

    I fear I've failed the Insult-U. I only ever got as far as third grade:

    "You're lame."
    "You're lamer."
    "Lamest times infinity"
    "Am not."
    "Are too"
    "Your Mom"
    "Your FACE."
    "Your MOM'S FACE."
    *that weird siren sound every child under the age of boring will do when they notice anyone but them getting in trouble*
  2. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    hahaha. nice insult book. i try my best not to insult people unles i am extremely angry or annoyed with the person. and that happens often with several people i know.....hahahaha
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sometimes I wonder if you probably like to take a "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" perspective.

  4. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Not at all. I just don't see most of this drama you speak of other than the complaints of drama. That's drama in itself, I suppose. :confused:

    MC isn't a perfect community, but it's much more tame than it was between 1999 and 2003. Much!
  5. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    yes. it IS drama in itself. TRUST me. take from someone who's in middle school with a best friends who's a girl. complaining about non-existent drama CAUSES drama.
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Hehe, Talking about drama creates drama...the only thing freakier is if it happened in drama class. ;)
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Yeah...finally me too (kinda)

    Frog, how I dislike this thread and I'm going to keep posting here, but probably a lot less... :sympathy:

    The truth is that Muppet Central has fallen short as a content-driven site for quite some time and none of my efforts have been able to revive it. I'm still technically a staff member here and I created many of the graphics, smilies and the flash interactivity of Muppet Central over the years, but there's nothing new in the works and that makes me sad. I give Phillip and the staff credit for keeping this site going so long, however it’s been dying on the vine for quite a while. I'd have loved to provide things like my Pepe tutorial and interactive E-Cards here. Neither these nor other members' proposed contributions gained any momentum so I'm withdrawing the offer for such time-consuming treats because I now feel disconnected to this advertisement-centered site and forum. MC will always have the fun menus (check out the Christmas ones up now) and all the other goodies submitted over the years. I'll probably contribute more to the Muppet Mindset and Tough Pigs if and when they’ll have me. Both have been consistently stellar in both content and reputation for quite a while and I check them before coming here.

    I’ve been at MC for over a decade and many longtime friends here have too. I also adore the moderating staff here! I was one of them once and can appreciate their plight! Much of the forum has been left to younger, high-spirited fans these days and I just can't relate. I'm known for defending this forum's diversity, but Muppet Central no longer feels like a shared experience.

    I enjoy reading posts that respectfully compare and contrast different points of view both positive and negative. That’s become increasingly more difficult at Muppet Central where disliking a project is now perceived as an incorrect personal attack rather than a stated matter of personal taste. There are also bizarre personal battles between members behind the scenes. I know little about them and really don’t want to. Every forum has its more passionate members, yet they’ve now taken over too much of Muppet Central. I'm really not trying to rag on this place. It simply hasn't maintained the relevance it once had for me.

    Again, I'll still be around here - quite a bit. Just less than before. I'm over 9,000 posts for frog's sake, and that doesn't factor in the pre-2002 delphi days! I like talking Muppets and exploring all kinds of diversity. I left here once before for a couple of years and it didn't impact my life much except for particular communications with several dear friends. Now there's Facebook for those folk. This link should take you directly to my James V Carroll profile and if you mention you're from Muppet Central I'll friend you!

    To be clear, I’m not leaving. I just plan to withdraw a bit and we’ll see how that goes. My living is made on my computer so I’ll still be around if you need me.

    Peace, love and Kermits always! :)
  8. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I find myself commenting on something like the new movie, but as far as games and fics and stuff ... just not feeling it anymore. When it comes to feel like having conversations is like pulling teeth, I guess it's time to find something else to do. I might get a conversation after a post like this, but it only lasts a couple of times and then it's back to being a nobody again. I would initiate conversations more, but my entire life is filled with examples of me doing most of the participation without much return for my investment, so there is a valid psychological explanation why I just don't fight for it much anymore as I get older. Here I am, at least on FB. I'm not leaving either, but the Muppety muse has basically left the building.
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I agree. Its like no one really cares any more.I see the same 5 people posting all the time, and hardly any new threads popping up. I'm not really sure whats happened. I think a lot of the old time members have just moved on to better(?) things. We get a bunch of new members but it seems like none of them post past the introduction thread. If people would stick around, I think it might be better than the current state, but that would need a miracle

    Anyway, if anyone likes pokemon, I suggest joining gpxplus.net. Their forums are pretty active. If anyone cares, I'm here. Its the only other forum I'm active on
  10. Nick22

    Nick22 Active Member

    i've only been on MC for two years, but i can even tell that stuff is just weird. everyone gets all defensive when their opinion isn't agreed with and i used to be so excited to come on MC and check new posts, but now it feels like more of a chore...
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So who's complaining now, huh?
  12. beau

    beau New Member

    Sad to say, I see where you guys are coming from... and that's bad for someone like me who's been a member for years, but just recently starting posting here.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, Beau (And I feel like I'm officially your older brother since I have the full name and you have the beau ;!) ), the place used to have a solid foundation of silliness and humour. There was not a single post that didn't contain something truly funny and smile-bringing as well as the information/argument/topic that was meant to be contained in that post. Now though, that humour doesn't seem to be the fuelling purpose of the place...although I'm not too sure what is in its place.
  14. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member


    Hey all you "Debbie Downers" lol
    I've been here for a couple of years and usually keep my honest opinions to myself...but I'll add my two cents today :)

    First of all let's all remember that this is a forum. Sometimes the traffic is good, sometimes bad. I don't want to downgrade the work MC is doing here but it is just a forum and usually the last thing I check before I go to bed. Sometimes I have time to check it out other times I don't. The forum is only good as the community that visits it and contributes. If you all are jumping ship because presently there is no traffic here then I think you are all pretty selfish. I bet you had no problem searching the archived pages of this particular forum to get information (usually not found anywhere else) on puppet building. Or had no problem asking a question to a puppet building problem; only to get a solution from another member that saved you time and money. It's not like MC is asking you to pay a membership fee or asking it's members to put in a couple hours a day. I think that people need to stay on, visit when they can, comment when they can. I think most of you are looking into this whole "why people don't come on here anymore" thing too much. Besides how do you know how much traffic is happening here?

    Secondly, I usually don't comment here when someone posts something they want feedback with. I'll usually PM them as I think constructive criticism should be between two people and not in an open forum. However, sometimes I don't have time to comment but it was nice to see that person's work. Remember that this is the Internet and that there are many eyes looking at the work you post here. Just because nobody replies doesn't mean your work suck and goes unoticed. It may mean that I have a pot of boiling water on the stove, a family needing to be fed and the laundry needing to be sorted and folded, so unfortunately saying good job on a puppet build is low on my priority.

    Thirdly, I've seen some of the "old-timers" still on here, don't kid yourself. I know that most people venture here when they have the chance but many do not contribute because some of the questions asked here have already been answered about a million times. If people would do a search of the question they have before they post, than they would find an answer and wouldn't need to asked. Often I've seen the same question be asked, but the great thing I've witnessed is that the same care has been given to answer that question as it was the first time it was asked.

    All in all I think this forum is a valuable source of information and brings a community that was once shrouded in secretcy together to sharing ideas so that one day we can reach our puppeteering dream- whatever that maybe. I hope that if you do leave it is only for a short while and if decide never to return, then it was nice knowing ya. LOL
  15. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Very true, it's just the nature of the beast. Just because it's one way for awhile (either way) doesn't mean that's always going to be the case. : )
  16. beau

    beau New Member

    I definitely think there's still good conversation to be had here, but it just seems like it's not a lot and so far in between..

    I'm not leaving, though. I mean, I'm just getting started here. I'll do whatever I can to promote this place.
  17. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's the traffic everyone is worried about. Yes, this is "just a forum", but it used to feel like a family. It used to be that everyone here cared about promoting the spirit of Jim Henson - his humor, his love and kindness, etc. Most people here don't care so much about that anymore...
  18. Fraggline

    Fraggline Active Member

    You mean, MC used to be different? It's degenerated?:sympathy: (this is for sad, but not teary) Wow. I guess I never knew.
  19. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Most new members don't, which is why us old-timers gotta stick around! We need an MC revival ;)
  20. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I agree Alex. I love this forum and I want to help promote the old family friendliness as best as I can.

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