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Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« on: August 06, 2010, 04:23:54 AM »
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Perhaps I shouldn't be calling attention to this, but I've been thinking about starting this thread for a while now.

I've been coming to this site practically every day for 7 years now.  It's crazy to think about, but true.  I find myself saying things like "No, its true, I saw it on xixax" to my friends in the 'real world.'  I get most of my news, and develop plenty of my opinions while reading xixax.  And yet, I'm not what you would call a "regular" here.  I've posted 300-something times in 7 years.  I don't know if its because i'm intimidated or what...actually I definitely wouldn't chalk most of it it up to intimidation, maybe mostly laziness.  But nonetheless I love this website.  

Recently I've started to look at the "users online" section of the stats down at the bottom.  I'd see users online I wasn't used to seeing around here, but then notice they've been registered here for at least 5 years.  It got me wondering how many of us "lurkers" were out there.  I'm calling you out, goddamit.  Have you been coming here for years? Do you feel guilty for not contributing much to such a fantastic website?  

Its a strange feeling because I feel like I'm part of a community, but not really.  I can read reviews and articles written by posters here and feel like, to a certain degree, I know the writer's opinion quite well.  

I guess I'm starting this topic for a couple reasons.  One is that I want to call out the other lurkers.  The other is that I feel guilty for how long I've been here without contributing as much as others.   I'd like to start contributing, and formally thank the "regulars" who do so.  This really is the finest forum I visit on the internet.  


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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 04:46:07 AM »
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I've always wondered this as well. How many people read this site. I bet there are tons even though it's a small base that posts.
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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 07:28:25 AM »
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I don't really count in the traditional sense, but I'm more of a lurker these days.  Don't get to see too many quality movies 'cause what art houses are around are so far away now, and I try to devote my free time to creating.  Cinephile and Neon Mercury are two other regulars that come to mind that seem to be just lurkers now, if that.

But: it would be nice to see some lurkers come outta the woodwork.  I wish this place wasn't as much of a sausage fest, too, but you can't have it all.  We seemed to have scared away most of the women who tolerate the testosterony goodness.  Or maybe it (still) is just the nature of the medium.  Who's the next Penelope Spheeris/Nicole Holofcenter/Julie Taymor/Sofia Coppola/Maya Deren/etc.?  It'd be nice to know she graced this place once, 'cause, well, I've seen a lot of film forums, but none has the heart this place does (which I largely attribute to its roots in PTA, but I digress).

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 10:10:40 AM »
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I lurk more than I post, though definitely not a full-on lurker, but half the time I will go to write something and then just delete because I reconsider what it will actually bring to the thread in terms of critical value.
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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 10:44:01 AM »
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I find myself saying things like "No, its true, I saw it on xixax" to my friends in the 'real world.'  

how do you pronounce XIXAX in the 'real world'?

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 12:49:36 PM »
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I try to resist posting here because when I contribute to message boards it's either for humor's sake or it comes off as rambling.  I never take too seriously what I put on them because it's just discussion, but then I see some people here putting out really well constructed posts and it encourages me to be a better man.

Maybe I should just write an essay on a film and then post it, not type it into this box here.  Somehow, typing into a form here always makes me weary of the page locking up or somehow accidentally closing the page or deleting my text and then being too pissed to retype it.
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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 02:04:58 PM »
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I find myself saying things like "No, its true, I saw it on xixax" to my friends in the 'real world.'  

how do you pronounce XIXAX in the 'real world'?

the infamous maddancermedia said in the early days of creating it that it is "sex acts"
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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 02:34:26 PM »
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a friend of mine posted like three times back near the beginning and then seemingly vanished but has been reading ever since. i ask him why he doesn't join the discussions and he says we can't handle sarcasm and it will always turn into some kind of serious discussion on what that little bit of sarcasm really means.

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 03:17:31 PM »
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I find myself saying things like "No, its true, I saw it on xixax" to my friends in the 'real world.' 

how do you pronounce XIXAX in the 'real world'?

the infamous maddancermedia said in the early days of creating it that it is "sex acts"


Watch This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM83za1A1Ww

and you'll see its pronounced.......uhhhh......

that video really disturbs me for some reason.
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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 04:29:05 PM »
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I pronounce it sick-saks.

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 04:54:54 PM »
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If I remember correctly there was already a thread all about this.

I pronounce it z-eye-zacks.  ("eye" like the letter "I") -- Though I've also spelled it out, but that takes too long.

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2010, 05:16:25 PM »
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I pronounce it ix-ax, but I remember saying it someone who knew the board and they gave me a weird face so I could be wrong.

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2010, 05:18:13 PM »
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zick zax

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2010, 05:31:16 PM »
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Zy-Zacks

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Re: Do you lurk at XIXAX.com?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2010, 05:31:58 PM »
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haha... this conversation comes up once every couple of years.

the pronunciation in mind when the site was named was "sex acts", but most people I talk to pronounce it "Zye-Zacks" like Ticktackbackwhackgiveadogabone said.

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