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Lightwolf
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April 14, 2015 - 10:00 am
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I've been a member of the BV almost from the beginning....the BV was very different 16 years ago, but it grew...hugely! To become what is now...a font of truth for those willing to search. Now, granted, I have some time away, and, sorry John, on other forums....briefly...but I always come home to the BV....the one place I can trust. 

There was always so much going on! 

The reply to just about any post would be replaced with another in minutes!!! Sometimes found it difficult to keep up with...

Now....due to family matters, and a difficult job....I was forced to once again stay away...for a time...

But I finally get back and what do I find?

Almost no one I know, except for you greeny...strangers most of you...and old posts

Old posts!? Some are a month old! In general discussion? Seriously? 

What happened?

Has everyone lost interest?

Come ON ya'll!

How 'bout some feedback!

 

John needs us

 

So talk dammit!

When I die...I want to go peacefully in my sleep...like my Grandfather did...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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Lightwolf said
I've been a member of the BV almost from the beginning....the BV was very different 16 years ago, but it grew...hugely! To become what is now...a font of truth for those willing to search. Now, granted, I have some time away, and, sorry John, on other forums....briefly...but I always come home to the BV....the one place I can trust. 

There was always so much going on! 

The reply to just about any post would be replaced with another in minutes!!! Sometimes found it difficult to keep up with...

Now....due to family matters, and a difficult job....I was forced to once again stay away...for a time...

But I finally get back and what do I find?

Almost no one I know, except for you greeny...strangers most of you...and old posts

Old posts!? Some are a month old! In general discussion? Seriously? 

What happened?

Has everyone lost interest?

Come ON ya'll!

How 'bout some feedback!

 

John needs us and we definitely need John!

 

So talk dammit!

When I die...I want to go peacefully in my sleep...like my Grandfather did...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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I'm here.  I havent posted in a while but I check in every now and then.  I came here mostly for the UFO chatter but there hasnt been much worthy news to discuss on that front.  The forums have settled down from years past.  Hopefully it will pick back up one day.

"a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people."

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I'm in the same boat LW! An og, coming back to see what the hooligans are up to. Is there a modern day version of Maelstrom? My favorite! Billy, nigfis, the whole crew!

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IMHO, and I think John will attest to it, the popularity of Facebook, Tweeter, and others has taken off like texting has.  It has become an addiction, and obsession that instead of coming home to a message board, they are right on your cellphone, and usually 6 word or less replies. Even I am on facebook, but for the most part in depth exchanges like we have here are different.  Where we can go to any forum and revive or continue a thread, Facebook scrolls down the list and gone and forgotten in a day or two.  Can you imagine if the Blackvault, just turned into nonsense like posting your selfy dipping your french fries at, or any number of brainless "look at me" crap?  Borders on just stupid 50% of the time.  

 

Peoples lives change, jobs and life just take a priority to this, or you just get plain burned out, and a little hiatus turns into farewells.  Some of the ones you mention, are also on Facebook, Billy is one of them, Smokin Joe, but here we are fictitious names, on Facebook it is the real you. Nobody knows who anyone is here.  Malstrom drops in from time to time for Cameo visits. Nigfis probably has under new names??? 

We have a lot of lurkers who never post, and I wish they would.  We have many names who have vanished, or made dramatic exits, some banned, some seemed like troubled people. Many just gave up on defending positions, and many just had melt downs in the heat of debating. Several board changes lost members, some never returned.  

I have one opinion why the board just went flat.  Beginning with 2001 and the WTC, GWB was a huge target of debate, beginning with all the Gore loss, hanging chads, etc.  Then 911 and all the GWB was part of it, to AFganistan, and Iraq.  I believe it was a Democratic and Liberal front, using the internet and social media to craft getting Republicans and GWB out of office and Democrats back in.  That was reveled by the Saturday night live comedian, who was elected Senator stated his campaign was largely social media, that put him in office.

Remember how volatile the war forum was?  Everything was to discredit GWB, and when Democrats were back in office that forum died on the vine overnight.  I think we had a lot of political plants on the board, and I also think one who got banned over and over, was one of them.  

I sure have had my share of epic battles here, and been blamed for the reason everyone left. Most either in the war or religion forum.  Liberals and Conservative locking horns many times, and probably still will in the future. The days when we had many moderators came and went.  

Bottomline is cellphones have evolved into being a part of our bodies, and along with that the obsession with texting, and the social media is an extension to that.  Fire off 3 words or a picture and you are done.  On message boards like this, one has to sit a compose something and that takes time.  We can dummy  down our mentality like we eat a meal. Nobody wants to take the time, just pop in in the microwave, and you are eating in 30 seconds.  With Facebook you are gratified with 30 seconds of nothing,  or another stupid selfy. "Oh look at me, I'm having pancakes at IHOP!"  

Thinking takes time, and it takes time to write, people just don't want to take the time.  

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To Capricorn and sparty, so happy you're still here!!! 

greeney...my friend, you make absolute sense. Conditions I never considered. Maybe this is old school, but to me, the BV is still, and always will be, home.  This is where it all began...I started here and here I shall remain... humbled, and ever faithful, that others feel the same.

Time will tell

A fond handshake and big damn hug

 

 

Lightwolf 

When I die...I want to go peacefully in my sleep...like my Grandfather did...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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Unfortunately, yes, social networks have kind of taken over, but I do see the volume increasing a bit here. I hope that becomes a trend :)

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April 28, 2015 - 5:02 am
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Hey Lightwolf!  Where are my pictures????  Where is the art????

For me real life got involved.  At the moment, I'm trying to get some sun, which we don't get a lot of around here.  I'm trying to work on my green thumb and get a few veggies growing, while watching that my dog doesn't attack anyone...etc...And some past stuff...

Good to see you!!!  Laugh

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I'm here but it lurk a lot just because of the inactivity. I remember the old board before we switched to this format and it did seem it was a lot more active back then in the early '00 when I found this place. I also didn't have to growing boys taking a lot of my time back then too. And being on the internet isn't the only activity I've lost time to do. I use to be an avid reader/collector of comic books and haven't done that in 3-4 years. I try to read novels (working on Burrough's Naked Lunch now) but it often takes a month or better with interruptions and what not.

But I'll try and post even if the "off topic" section is dead just so you know I'm here. 🙂

where are you at1 and Miss Bionic???

"That's the problem with drinking ... If something bad happens you drink in attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen." -- Charles Bukowski

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Good to see some of the old timers. Everyone's personal life evolves, and days have priorities.  One more reason Facebooks where quick posting has become so popular. 

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