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Non-Film Discussion => Xix & Xax => Topic started by: Stefen on July 31, 2008, 10:27:58 AM

Title: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2008, 10:27:58 AM
Is xixax dying?  :yabbse-sad:

I thought it was just a lull, but it's lasted a very long time.  :yabbse-thumbdown:

What can we do to get this place hopping like it used to be? Sure, it's never been bursting with activity (that was part of it's charm imo), but this place is a graveyard these days.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Kal on July 31, 2008, 11:01:50 AM
Is xixax dying?  :yabbse-sad:

I thought it was just a lull, but it's lasted a very long time.  :yabbse-thumbdown:

What can we do to get this place hopping like it used to be? Sure, it's never been bursting with activity (that was part of it's charm imo), but this place is a graveyard these days.

agree. said something about it a couple of weeks ago, cause if you look at the site stats, it blows.

it's all pubricks fault.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: cron on July 31, 2008, 11:36:13 AM
it's been a while since a thread was locked. do it again, guys. for me. for old times' sake.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
Someone needs to just log onto P's account and make a 10,000th post and get it out of the way.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Reinhold on July 31, 2008, 12:36:45 PM
this place has definitely slowed down, but as far as i'm concerned, xixax is still simply wherever your MacGuffin is.

is there a way to be proactive about the silence without spending money on advertisements or whatever? maybe try sending a pm to all the members just to see if they'd like to come check it out again or putting the word out on other sites to attract other users?

one thing that i think will help would be to keep personal attacks out of threads... it seemed to me like there was a streak of time prior to now in which most of the non-news posts were vaguely film-related fights that aren't any fun to read. it's the type of thing that discourages people from lurking, let alone posting. maybe more posters will return with a more welcoming atmosphere.

maybe we could also try making idle chatter visible to unregistered users. ... plus, if it's possible to bring back custom ranks, that seemed to be popular.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: RegularKarate on July 31, 2008, 12:46:43 PM
one thing that i think will help would be to keep personal attacks out of threads...

Great idea!  [spoiler]You fucking idiot[/spoiler]

maybe cinema is dead
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: hedwig on July 31, 2008, 08:02:12 PM
maybe cinema is dead
you got it.

and for everyone who's been wondering what it's gonna take to bring back pubrick, i have the answer for you: Power Play. :shock:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on July 31, 2008, 08:43:15 PM
If WallE didn't bring him back, then maybe new PTA will.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: for petes sake on July 31, 2008, 10:08:07 PM
why did he leave in the first place?
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: pete on July 31, 2008, 10:15:11 PM
no one is watching movies.  I used to come here to find out about the movies I can't find in the papers, but fuck, man, fuck.
andykal thought I was tailing him a week ago, but really, it was because he was the only person actually watching movies these days.
also the lack of search button - sometimes I wanna discuss shit or wanna add to something I've read here long ago but can't find the last discussion on the said subject.
but I'm still here, wishing, hoping, thinking, and praying.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on July 31, 2008, 11:58:06 PM
Yea, even I've lost a little zest for watching movies. My problem has always been that I've lived in the sticks and had to wait til video for most interesting releases, but its hard to always wait for the great new film to get on DVD. It gets tiring because everyone you know has already seen it and the excitement is already on the next film to come.

I still watch and think about film a lot, but I've also gotten into music pretty big. Music releases are equal for everyone so its easier to feel like you are in the mix with exception to being able to see all the shows I want to, but I feel I'll prioritize film back to my immediate future in the near future. These things go in circle. You can't always be huge about film, but I try to bring as much discussion to the board as I can.

But yea, the board seems dead for members. I always see a million guests and wonder why they aren't more active.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: matt35mm on August 01, 2008, 01:13:54 AM
Hey, I watch movies.  My movie-watching experiences are as manifold and rich as ever.  I just don't talk about them here because this place is dead.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: hedwig on August 01, 2008, 02:22:34 AM
pete's right about the search button, that was a tough loss.

and now i feel inspired.

who killed xixax
lack of search engine.
hack, polka, and pub are DEAD.
facebook movie reviews.
other message boards (TRAITORS! you know who you are..)
people getting jobs.
people getting girlfriends, wives.
people getting old.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: cine on August 01, 2008, 05:24:59 AM
it's a combination of old members growing up and new members not being approved.

this site could be a big deal if it had stronger advertising. it's not like going online and posting your thoughts went out of style..
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: MacGuffin on August 01, 2008, 08:34:37 AM
also the lack of search button - sometimes I wanna discuss shit or wanna add to something I've read here long ago but can't find the last discussion on the said subject.

Make a new thread. If it's related to something, I'll merge it. Otherwise, it'll be fine to start a new discussion.


I just don't talk about them here because this place is dead.

Talk about 'em here. I post my reviews even if it's a capsule size one in hopes that others will weigh in (21 being the most recent example).


new members not being approved..

That's not true. I've approved everyone. They just don't post.



Losing the Search does suck donkey balls, and if there's a way to get it back (swapping the chat for it; moving servers, etc.) we'd like to know. But in the mean time, feel free to start new topics. The days of being afraid of being redirected are loooong gone. If it's connected to another thread, everyone knows I have a photographic memory to weed through the pages and find it.


Xixax is only active as long as it's members are. So, let us be the first place you come to (again) to share your thoughts on any subject. We pride ourselves on being a close knit family atmosphere message board where friendships have formed outside of the board; we are free from flame wars and arguments. We can and will remain so. So never second guess about sharing yourselves.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on August 01, 2008, 08:39:12 AM
I will be the savior of Xixax.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n211/mbibb01/retard_ninja.jpg)

Who's with me?
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Sleepless on August 01, 2008, 10:22:22 AM
First, I wanna say thanks to Mac for being the true saviour of Xixax. Secondly I wanna apologize for getting married and older... Somehow this year pretty much every film I've seen has been mainstream, and the vast majority of them have sucked and were instantly forgettable. Certainly not worth thinking and writing about. I've really let the art house releases pass me by this year, and there have been so many that I badly want to see - but I've just stuck them on my Netflix... The Visitor and Bigger, Stronger, Faster come to mind. I really need to get back into watching more smaller releases and perhaps waiting on most of the mainstream stuff based on the consensus on here and not wasting my cash and my time on crap like Get Smart. Many of you here have a much broader knowledge of filmmakers than me, just looking at the selection of Criterions you guys have been buying lately... wow. I used to really feel like I was on top of everything as far as film goes, and whilst it is still my primary interest (as well as screenwriting) I really feel like I've let my scope slip become a megaplex whore of late. I'm going to blame it on living in the suburbs and being to lazy to drive into the city whenever I wanna see a good movie. This is why Britain is so good - everything is so close. But I love Xixax even if things are slowing down. It's my online home :)
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on August 01, 2008, 11:37:52 AM
You're welcome, Sleepless.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: cinemanarchist on August 02, 2008, 07:41:00 PM
I'm sorry that I post in the Now Playing topic twice as much as anywhere else but music really has gotten more important to me than film. I work inside a movie theatre and so 90% of the conversations I have there are film related and when I get home I don't always want to write down the same shit I've been saying all day. For the sake of the site I will try and post more of thoughts on films that I see, not that it will liven things up but that's the best anybody can do I suppose. 

 I love you guys (and gals.)
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: pete on August 02, 2008, 08:16:44 PM
I was with landmark for four years through college and had a lot of fun finishing my thoughts during the day over here at night time.  you get to see or at least hear about all these films man, tell us about some of them.
and fuck chuck, if he's still running landmark.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Thrindle on August 03, 2008, 10:43:51 AM
I miss the "search" function.   :yabbse-sad:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Alexandro on August 03, 2008, 11:47:41 AM
Weird because I feel that xixax is more alive now than a year ago, specially with the great movies we've been getting: there will be blood and all the oscar movies, walle and dark knight....


what's been lacking is discussion on older, more arthouse films. i wanted badly to hear opinions on the hiroshi teshigihara boxset but i think that thread had like five replies(one of them was a full awesome review but still), and A LOT of the criterions that come out and that you guys own, they could have their own thread, just to start it. just looking at the names of those films on visible threads (instead of being barely mentioned on the criterion thread) helps me to remember what to rent or blind buy if'm given the chance, or what to look for here and there.

Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Pozer on August 04, 2008, 10:34:23 AM
this place is dead, but i still mange to find new discoveries in archive threads.  i spent a whole work day accomplishing the Kubrick section and found new gems i somehow missed. 

ALexandro's proposed idea with more talk of Criterions and such is a must i think.  i've blind bought uncountable DVDs thanks to those like Ghostboy and others.  i have a list that sits in my wallet with titles and names like Rolf De Heer (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10037.0) who i've had trouble coming across, but will one day (thx in advance, Pubrick). 

and thank you XIXAX in general for saving my cinematic naivety and filling my pleasures with movies and music and things i would've never discovered if it wasn't for you (and you and you and you..).

p.s. i had a GT sized piece on why XIXAX is important and lost it due to my cat running across my keyboard.  this is why i usually never post more than three lines.

p.p.s. can we have more cat threads?   
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: w/o horse on August 04, 2008, 11:46:32 AM
100% on board.  Just got the Internet at home in fact.  Because I used to post here during infrequent trips to the public library, which I don't know if you all knew, so now I don't have to worry about whether the latex-gloved regular next to me is reading over my shoulder.  I also don't have to notice the middle aged man next to me who is looking at boy porn.  Or politely disagree with elderly women as to who booked the computer first.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on August 04, 2008, 04:57:26 PM
The search button is broken! And all this time I thought my browser was broken, both at the studio and at home... :doh:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Pas on August 04, 2008, 06:21:32 PM
Xixax is like a family. When your brother P or Polka leaves town, you're not gonna replace him with your sister's new boyfriend. At least not until a couple years.

Take me for example, the middle-child of the board. I can stop posting for a year, no one will even talk about it. But goddamn if I don't feel like I'm making a comeback when I do comeback. Much like when my sister came home from college and wrongly expected everyone to have missed her.

Xixax is an internet home. 30% of my posts have been on idle chatter. Movies have little to do with the lack of action these days. I think it's just us getting old and not caring about family as we used to.

Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 04, 2008, 06:35:27 PM
I love Xixax with all my heart.

Please don't die. =(

I owe this place quite a bit. When I first came here years ago, my cinephilia was just developing. I knew I wanted to make movies, but back then the kinds of films that sat in my mind were those of Ritchie and the like. After about 6 months, those thoughts left me and I dove deep into more (generally assumed by the masses) obscure territory. Through all the wonderful people here I learned about the Nouvelle Vague, Italian Neo-Realism and the cinema of other countries and cultures.

Xixax has effectively (and completely) changed my taste in film (and music, to some extent). It's guided my love of film to such a fervor at times that it's left an unmistakable impression.

I know I rarely post - and most of what I say doesn't really provide any kind of contribution to the board at large - but I'm here as often as I can be. I've always meant to change my ways, but I now have less of a chance to do so than usual (i don't have a computer of my own and we've lost internet at my house). I will, of course, try harder to make more posts with some real substance to them, but it'll take time.

I just want to give this place a great big hug.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Gamblour. on August 05, 2008, 11:10:47 PM
I think for me I needed Xixax to discover cinema, and now I know how to do that. I was really into discussing movies a year ago, but blew my wad on that and now I kinda hate talking about the movies I see. Maybe I'm just fucking mistaken, but isn't the Batman thread all about politics for some reason? Snooze.

There are a million reasons why I post less, getting married, not having a desk job, Lost hiatus, no interest in the art house films out right now, making my own films, starting a blog for CHUD among others.

I am seeing a screening of Man on Wire tomorrow, that might revitalize me.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: 72teeth on August 06, 2008, 12:02:10 AM
i dont know how many times a day i want to post, then just fart off instead... even though i may be hated in the process, im just going to start posting those 'farts' whenever i can... it's a sacrifice im willing to make in order to save our lady xixax.


Quote
Warning:  Spelling Errors lame jokes here on out, do not correct hate too much. 72teeth is stupid stupid making an effort.
  :salute:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on August 06, 2008, 09:05:24 AM
i dont know how many times a day i want to post, then just fart off instead... even though i may be hated in the process, im just going to start posting those 'farts' whenever i can... it's a sacrifice im willing to make in order to save our lady xixax.


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Warning:  Spelling Errors lame jokes here on out, do not correct hate too much. 72teeth is stupid stupid making an effort.
  :salute:

Welcome to my world of useless posts, 72teeth.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 06, 2008, 09:37:09 AM
Maybe the problem is that you only discover cinema once. When I first started here I was like 15 or 16 years old, I had just seen Mulholland Dr. and Magnolia and my eyes were opened to a whole new art form. As Gamblour said, this place was what led me to a lot of good, classic and smaller movies and sort of defined my taste as I first started watching movies passionately. That was also in highschool when I had no one to talk about movies with other than this forum; now that I'm in college it seems a lot of my friends have caught up and now I talk about this shit with them. I still look at the Now Playing thread as well as Idle Chatter and the Art Gallery, but yea, I hardly ever look through the actual movie forums here anymore.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: MacGuffin on December 08, 2008, 06:34:29 PM
(http://moonbeammcqueen.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/flatline55.jpg)



Clear!
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: squints on December 08, 2008, 07:49:34 PM
wha?
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on December 08, 2008, 07:55:17 PM
We need p back. Or we need to do some serious recruiting and get some new blood into the fold.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: brad on December 09, 2008, 09:20:51 AM
THE SUN SHONE, HAVING NO ALTERNATIVE ON THE NOTHING NEW.

TWO KINDS OF CINEMA: BRAIN AND BODY.
KUBRICK THE FORMER, GODARD THE LATTER. WHO CARES.

yeah. new blood is exactly what we need.  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: mogwai on December 09, 2008, 11:07:56 AM
SHITTY POETRY. :yabbse-thumbdown:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Pas on December 28, 2008, 07:42:30 PM
I'll tell you what we need

I came here to talk about Cobra Verde, a Herzog film I just saw. How the fuck am I to find any herzog or Cobra Verde thread in here.

Give us search back dammit, if we can't afford it just put up a god damned ad somewhere
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: MacGuffin on December 29, 2008, 12:31:18 PM
I'll tell you what we need

I came here to talk about Cobra Verde, a Herzog film I just saw. How the fuck am I to find any herzog or Cobra Verde thread in here.

Give us search back dammit, if we can't afford it just put up a god damned ad somewhere

We're stuck for a couple more months with this server. The plan when the contact is up is to switch servers and reactivate the Search.

Until then, here's your Herzog:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8401.0
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Pozer on December 29, 2008, 12:34:38 PM
PM MacGuffin = search function.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 07, 2009, 02:28:51 PM
what this place needs is some good ol' fashion, GodDamnImDaMan action.

(http://www.izcallibur.com/ocio/jerry/fjerry_a03.jpg)

Who's with me?!?!?
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on January 07, 2009, 02:31:56 PM
^lol
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2009, 11:31:57 AM
GDIDM...

(http://www.wagrankings.com/images/wives/movies/renee_zellweger_jerry_maguire.jpg)


...I will shoplift your pootie!
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 14, 2009, 03:52:34 PM
Mac,
(http://blog.kir.com/archives/images/tom-cruise-acting%20crazy.jpg)
You had me at Tang...
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Kal on January 14, 2009, 03:59:29 PM
GDIDM...

(http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/8/5/0/2/4/ar120943859842058.jpg)

Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: MacGuffin on January 14, 2009, 06:04:51 PM
GDIDM...

(http://www.gagreport.com/images/tom%20cruise%20cums%20.jpg)


Show me the poo-nanny!
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 19, 2009, 12:47:17 PM
(http://www.virginmedia.com/images/cruise-431x279.jpg)

I Love black people.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: private witt on January 29, 2009, 12:48:42 AM
Is xixax dying?  :yabbse-sad:

I've got one of those myface filmmaker pages and I sent out a bulletin that will be read by each and every one of my adoring fans to come here and do a little CPR on the xixax traffic.  Can't hurt, I figure.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on January 31, 2009, 12:17:21 AM
So people seem to be more active lately. Let's keep it up.   :bravo:
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: bonanzataz on January 31, 2009, 01:21:10 AM
I Love black people.

i keep forgetting you're back, fucko!

you had me at "i just creamed my pants"
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Bethie on January 31, 2009, 02:24:15 AM
this place isnt dead and i love you all and i may be drunk
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: private witt on January 31, 2009, 04:04:11 AM
I certify that I am fucking drunketh.
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: squints on January 31, 2009, 04:04:39 AM
I think we should make a thread specifically for drunk posts. If you're drunk, your incoherent rambles go in there.
and maybe we could have a poll for the best one?
my vote goes to silias:
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8594.msg270231#msg270231 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=8594.msg270231#msg270231)

Not that i'm trying to encourage that kind of behavior. I'm just sayin'...
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: private witt on February 01, 2009, 03:36:38 AM
I think we should make a thread specifically for drunk posts. If you're drunk, your incoherent rambles go in there.

You are entering a world of pain:  http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10538.0
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on February 05, 2009, 03:18:17 PM
(http://api.ning.com/files/8Ckjt9NOuro6Ftj7lYDogP9o16NdVZrjhthvp-0GghXAzmm1CjaFxCn7yYRYTez6VxW0PXihNX0KEO0R0vvvOrUJxyY0Pkaw/eagle.jpg)
Title: Re: This place is dead.
Post by: Stefen on February 21, 2009, 03:53:11 PM
So, uh, this place is awesome lately. Everyone seems to be coming back and discussion, while it could be better, it better than it has been in a good year or so.

P, what's your opinion on the xixax resurgence the last month or so?
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: SiliasRuby on February 21, 2009, 04:45:25 PM
Even though the question was not directed at me: I'll give it a shot. More posters are staying in because of the economy and everything is getting quite expensive lately. Its possible...
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 23, 2009, 02:41:16 AM
Just how message boards work.

To be honest, I think it has something to do with annoying threads like "Post Random A Image."  People feel more compelled to post random things and I think they can open up easier.  It's definitely a hard middle ground to navigate because Xixax is really well kept up and organized as opposed to many other message boards.  But those boards have a lot of traffic because people just post what they feel.  That can be dangerous.

Then again, could just be a phase.  In any case, this place is (always) awesome.
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on February 24, 2009, 09:07:34 AM
random posts are my life in xixax...
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 25, 2009, 03:16:47 PM
2246 of my posts are in Idle Chatter.

EDIT: Make that 2247.
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on February 25, 2009, 03:36:28 PM
2246 of my posts are in Idle Chatter.

EDIT: Make that 2247.

"OHHHHHHHHH GOOD FOR YOUUUUUU." -Christian Bale
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: Pas on April 26, 2009, 05:04:46 PM
yeah I guess we can revert to the original title :(
Title: Re: This place is AWESOME LATELY.
Post by: cine on April 26, 2009, 05:31:38 PM
it's all pubricks fault.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pas on December 11, 2009, 12:29:33 PM
haha what a come down after the Master news... I think that's the fewest number of post ever in the last couple days.

the 4-5 new posts per day are like 3 lines long (and two of em's by me.)
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: cine on December 11, 2009, 12:49:24 PM
it's all pubricks fault.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: picolas on December 11, 2009, 02:23:39 PM
us college kids have finals.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pas on December 11, 2009, 02:47:18 PM
that explains! sucks for you guys.

if that can motivate you, I have a B.A. in finance and half a masters in linguistics and I make 13$/hour. y!

nah just foolin I was makin twice as much before but I quit the job out of laziness. doh. love the new job tho.

Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: polanski's illegitimate baby on January 25, 2010, 12:06:19 AM
I think this board needs to get on some advertising to get more funding as the whole donation thing is kind of discouraging. I mean, who wants to be a part of a forum whose fate is uncertain. People expect free shit so that's pretty much a default for any online community nowadays. Also, this board should be more exclusive in its discussion topics. I am not sure why Jennifer's Body is worth discussing even after just watching half of the trailer. People come here for guidance, critique and suggestions in the art of cinema, instead many, myself included, ends up talking shit about mainstream from the big six. When i first registered in 05 the ethos was better and forum had definitely more authority. The search function doesn't work for shit.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 25, 2010, 01:36:25 AM
The only difference between now and any past year on this board is that in the past there were more people frequently posting. Were those times more about the art of cinema? I don't think so. Even back in the heyday of Xixax people complained about how this board wasn't as good as the original C&C board. The original board sucked to me but there is an obsession on this board with things always being greener on the other side. I've thought about this and the only difference between now and before is that more people posted. If we got more contributors, there would be more discussion, but it would still be a mixture of art and popular entertainment (with the latter always winning out in post count). Besides PTA, the films I remember getting the most discussion on this board amongst the majority were the Matrix movies. It seemed everyone here had an in depth theory about that trilogy and the discussion went on forever.

Actually, I think these days are better because people are older and saying better things about film. I got my best discussions on this board years ago, but now that I look back, I hate a lot of things I said. It isn't because I was just wrong, but because I was just too young to know better yet. When you're young and posting on a forum, you can't help but run into naive assumptions and bad ideas. We all did, but I've seen this board mature a lot so when people do express themselves now, there are better things being said.

We have to stop kidding ourselves about this board's past. People like Godardian and Budgie cannot be replaced, but they were always exceptions to the majority interest anyways.

And this post isn't so much a reply to Polanski, but a general thought to lots of past talk.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Stefen on January 25, 2010, 01:51:36 AM
Even with the small userbase, this place still talks about more quality cinema than any other place I frequent. You can bump a Haneke Noe thread and be sure to get some responses. Same can't be said for other places. If anyone knows any other boards like this I'm all years.

The Top 25 of the Decade thread is a great thread and really shows how great this userbase is.

My favorite thing about frequenting this board for years is how intune with eachothers tastes we all are.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 25, 2010, 01:56:35 AM
Even with the small userbase, this place still talks about more quality cinema than any other place I frequent. You can bump a Haneke Noe thread and be sure to get some responses. Same can't be said for other places. If anyone knows any other boards like this I'm all years.

The Top 25 of the Decade thread is a great thread and really shows how great this userbase is.

My favorite thing about frequenting this board for years is how intune with eachothers tastes we all are.

Everything there sounds true to my ears. Maybe I was embellishing with the entertainment > art ratio, but I think we still need to promote more discussion of these great filmmakers and films. I think too many posters are still happy to leave their comments at the door of discussion and keep it to a thumbs up or thumbs down voting.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Stefen on January 25, 2010, 02:36:00 AM
I wish more newbies would integrate themselves into the board. I get that we're not the nicest when it comes to welcoming new members, but stick with it and you'll fit right in. I get the feeling most new posters just give up because of the (non)welcome they receive.

I was hoping getting mentioned on The Playlist would bring some new blood but that didn't happen.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 25, 2010, 02:40:33 AM
At least P is back.
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Post by: Pas on January 25, 2010, 07:42:19 AM
what's also fun is that since there's not a lot of posters each of us is an important character of our little xixax family haha. It's nice to feel at home on a board, nowhere else except real home can I talk so much shit and get away with it.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: children with angels on January 25, 2010, 08:16:26 AM
It's not about 'art vs. entertainment', it's about how interesting the things people want to say about either are.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: polanski's illegitimate baby on January 25, 2010, 01:20:03 PM
It's interesting that i've seen some older members mention how unwelcome this board may seem. Is that like a cool thing around here? I am not trying to patronize anyone with my suggestions. But, i think the board should be exclusive in its taste, not in its member base.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pubrick on January 28, 2010, 03:28:44 AM
Besides PTA, the films I remember getting the most discussion on this board amongst the majority were the Matrix movies. It seemed everyone here had an in depth theory about that trilogy and the discussion went on forever.

hahaha, this made me laugh, it's so true. i'm not so sure if that speaks for the maturity of the board since i may hav gone overboard in my defenses of avatar recently (....nope). but while everyone had long ass theories about the matrix mythology (hahaha), no one could deny even then that the series went to shit very quickly. if the avatar sequel sucks and i keep talking as if it doesn't, we may be reverting.

everyone wants to talk about popular films, it's like the bread and butter of a functioning message board. it also gives us the opportunity to come up with smart things that we can all go back to our real life and repeat as if we made them up ourselves. and everyone wants to talk shit about obvious garbage like Jennifer's Body, it's like the toothpick of a functioning message board. it keeps us abreast (and what a breast!) of what's utter garbage and should only be spoken of with total distain. and everyone wants to talk about good movies in a really smart way once in a while, or at least read about it when others do, that's the succulent meat of a functioning message board.

i don't think our tastes need to be more exclusive. but i like the idea of advertising, we're looking into it.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: polkablues on January 28, 2010, 03:32:10 AM
That reminds me, has anyone bothered to see Boondock Saints 2 yet?  I never feel more connected with you guys than when we're all ranting about BDS or Crash.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pubrick on January 28, 2010, 03:42:35 AM
BDS

perfect opportunity missed: Boondock Saints.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Stefen on January 28, 2010, 12:29:04 PM
Someone needs to take one for the team and see it.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pubrick on April 08, 2010, 10:59:54 PM
xixax is dead again.

someone do something.

i would but i'm busy.
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Post by: polkablues on April 08, 2010, 11:07:00 PM
Sorry.  April Fools wore me out.
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Post by: Stefen on April 08, 2010, 11:36:39 PM
I quit drinking again. Sorry, guys!
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 08, 2010, 11:52:20 PM
I started drinking more, maybe I can help in some way.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pas on April 09, 2010, 07:26:12 AM
I got in a huge fight with a bunch of my best friends and am in dire need of attention. Maybe Xixax and I can help each other. Yikes.

Sorry people I annoy, I'm already back.

PS: April fool's kinda fooled me.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Sleepless on April 09, 2010, 07:55:25 AM
I became a Daddy a little over a week ago. And not a fake Daddy like *some* people around here I could mention. A real Daddy with a real baby. Best damn excuse on the board. Although maybe I should post more...
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Gamblour. on April 09, 2010, 10:11:30 AM
I am filming something. I haven't seen any movies, anyway. But I keep up with the Lost thread!
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: matt35mm on April 09, 2010, 10:44:05 AM
I'm directing a play.  I still spend a few minutes each day looking through all the new posts (except for in the Lost thread).
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Post by: squints on April 09, 2010, 10:48:39 AM
i'm too busy getting head in the back of video stores. sorry.
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Post by: Sleepless on April 09, 2010, 10:49:41 AM
squints wins. damn you.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 09, 2010, 11:29:06 AM
My life is a goddamned, busy mess.  You guys are supposed to entertain me while I'm here at my shit day-job. 

stop letting me down
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 09, 2010, 11:36:41 AM
Instead of posting anywhere else to stimulate discussion, let's keep discussing how we're upset that nothing is happening here.

And then, by some divine act, it will all be fixed.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: RegularKarate on April 09, 2010, 12:03:49 PM
I just don't have the energy to wait for some divine act.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: polkablues on April 09, 2010, 12:06:40 PM
I don't believe in divine acts. Can we wait for a random deviation instead?
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Kal on April 11, 2010, 01:29:45 PM
This place is so boring I didn't even see the whole April Fool's thing.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 11, 2010, 10:40:20 PM
You're so boring we don't even see your posts.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Stefen on April 11, 2010, 10:51:05 PM
haha, Walrus is ruthless lately.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Kal on April 12, 2010, 02:06:00 AM
You're so boring we don't even see your posts.

That's cause I don't post!
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pas on April 12, 2010, 07:24:44 AM
haha, Walrus is ruthless lately.

Yeah I don't know what the fuck is up with him lately (you, as you are reading this) lol no one is given a break.
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Post by: children with angels on April 12, 2010, 07:45:19 AM
I started drinking more, maybe I can help in some way.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 13, 2010, 01:05:59 AM
That's actually the truth.  Now that I see the darkness that drinking brings, I don't really like it anymore, so I've been curbing it lately.

How do you drunks live like this?
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: squints on April 13, 2010, 01:49:20 PM
everything in moderation. i like keeping a giant bottle of scotch around and only allowing myself to tap into it once a week. thats about the time i start bringing up 5 year old threads.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pubrick on October 18, 2011, 08:39:50 AM
i don't mean to alarm anyone but Reelist is pretty much running this place right now.

somehow he's managed to have the first and last post of the day for the last couple of days almost exactly 12 hours apart..

last post on the board the night before last:

last night i watched it for the 5th time, on a 65in HD TV, on BLu-Ray, on Acid.

that just sounds like too much of a good thing!

last night I watched baseketball for the 17th time on a 19 inch screen, vhs, smoking catnip.

then everyone shut the hell up for 12 hours until he opened the gates again the following morning:

Norm's on WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/) today,  check it!

after a few grumblings, he closed the board again 8pm last night:

JB, are you ok? You need a bathroom break?

and i guess i'm about to break his routine but i just think we should be aware of what's going on. what happened to the night shift huh?
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: mogwai on October 18, 2011, 10:59:31 AM
Maybe we should create a F.A.Q. over all the questions Reelist is just so anxious to know about.

Yes, the dude on JB's av is in dire need of a slash/wee/piss.
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Post by: KJ on October 18, 2011, 04:12:53 PM
I didn't get Reelist joke about JB's av at first.  :oops:

Now I get it. :)

Hehe, funny.  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: BB on July 04, 2012, 09:39:28 PM
Had an hour to kill earlier and I wound up reading through a bunch of old threads that long predate my time here. Made me a little envious of what you guys had and it's a bummer that things have changed. Perhaps it was inevitable. I'd like to think that if I had stumbled upon xixax years ago I would have been much more in the mix and it would've been cool better getting to know you all.

That said, I have a couple of questions:

What happened to Pubrick and polkablues a few years ago when they stopped posting? They seem like such integral members. What brought them back?

Where have Stefen, Pas, and Gold Trumpet gone?

Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: mogwai on July 04, 2012, 09:41:20 PM
Stefen is now S.R. and he was here yesterday.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: BB on July 04, 2012, 09:47:29 PM
Stefen is now S.R. and he was here yesterday.

I figured out the name change. Though he is still visiting the site regularly, he seldom posts. I was just wondering if there was a reason. Or if it's merely boredom.
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Post by: ono on July 04, 2012, 09:52:13 PM
Had an hour to kill earlier and I wound up reading through a bunch of old threads that long predate my time here. Made me a little envious of what you guys had and it's a bummer that things have changed.
Which threads?
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: matt35mm on July 04, 2012, 09:57:02 PM
Why did so-and-so leave; what brought them back years later; whose identities have changed; who's next to croak?

This place is like a long-running soap opera.
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Post by: polkablues on July 05, 2012, 03:44:34 AM
What happened to Pubrick and polkablues a few years ago when they stopped posting? They seem like such integral members. What brought them back?

Appealing to my ego will work every single time.

I've actually had two year-ish long hiatuses from this place, the first because I suddenly went from having constant internet access to having very intermittent internet access, and the second simply because I fell out of the habit of visiting. I found that unless I was logging on and checking in every day, I felt too diconnected from the community, and that disconnection was enough to make me stop visiting entirely. 

But then I came back on a whim and I got adminned, and mod and I started photoshopping Brett Ratner into things and I haven't looked back since. Even running on fumes as the place has been lately, I love this site and the people in it too damn much.

And I wouldn't complain if Stefen, Pas, and GT decided to start posting again.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: BB on July 05, 2012, 10:32:05 AM
Had an hour to kill earlier and I wound up reading through a bunch of old threads that long predate my time here. Made me a little envious of what you guys had and it's a bummer that things have changed.
Which threads?

Lots of them. Mostly in the non-film discussion section, where I had seldom wandered before. I can't recall which ones. A bunch of the meta-threads like this one. A few dealing with personal lives and such. I say I was made envious not because of the specific content of what I read, but just the general sense of camaraderie that I know younger me would have enjoyed. As much as I like coming here now, I do feel late to the party, both personally (I feel a little too old for it) and with regards to the present state of the site.

This place is like a long-running soap opera.

It really is. Complete with lurid sexual content. You guys should be proud.
Title: Re: This place is BIPOLAR.
Post by: Pubrick on July 05, 2012, 05:11:29 PM
A lot of people have left after having kids, getting a serious job, or generally moving on to bigger and better things.

My time away was due to my computer dying and then a long term relationship that coincided with a change in lifestyle. I came back when I became a bit more organized and felt that my role in the long running soap opera was not being filled adequately. Also to talk about Kubrick, there's just nowhere to do that in real life without constantly defending EWS.

The most interesting departure must be Budgie who left to become a sex slave (seriously). Followed by cronopio who joined the hipster gangs of Mexico after his harrowing encounter with a phone-stealing street thug, and cine who became the CEO of a major company although he spends most of his time eating cookies and sending private messages to admin about how we're running the site into the ground.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 05, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
The most interesting departure must be Budgie who left to become a sex slave (seriously).

Here's her original announcement, which is somehow even more bizarre than I remembered it:

he also reminded me, in a roundabout way, of my inhumanity, and i'm fast becoming an animal. soon enough i'll give myself in slavery to a pyromaniacal pagan who i met at stonehenge on the summer solstice this year. consequently, i'll not be able to return fully now. i'll be far too busy growing veg and killing chickens, and won't be allowed to associate with young men.

The full post:

http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=4153.msg211491#msg211491