@nowheregirl: I've never read it either. Who reads those things anyway?
I suspect there is a lot of truth to that. They (ABH staff) doesn't want to deal with it. And the easy way out is to ban folks to the point that there is literally no one left.
It's a sad ending to what had become a vibrant on-line community.posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:21
I think a lot of the commenters were banned because they ticked off the writers. Having staff interact with their customers? What were they thinking? Their work is critiqued, often harshly, and they get their feelings hurt, start defending themselves, and the customer gets banned in the end.
If they believe the new folks are going to start commenting, they've got to change to decaf coffee. Anyone entering these boards must surely know about the ban hammer, and fear it to the point of keeping their mouth shut. So that means not posting anything.posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 08:47
Can't get too salty, you'll get banned.
Go read the TOS. If you get things too flavorful, someone's feelings will get hurt, then BAM!!!, and you're gone.posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 18:23
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I think the time has come to pass the hammer to a new generation.[/quote]
It's too late. The damage is done. This place, if it survives, will never be the same.
I'd like to think that they (ABH management) are kicking themselves for the results of their decision, but I suspect the reality is they're high-fiving themselves over the new direction of the web-news-comments.posted @ Monday, March 10, 2014 - 22:05
[quote][b]nowheregirl[/b] - I see grove600 is jumping this sinking AthensTalks ship.[/quote]
Not yet. It's just that there's nothing all that worthy of my time. Y'al are exceptions of course, but what was that that I heard earlier? 55 posts?posted @ Monday, March 10, 2014 - 21:55
[quote][b]mike59[/b] - maybe we can rebuild???[/quote]
Can you imagine the permit process? Environmental impact studies, the blessings of the historical society, the townie buy-in, and one honking retention pond for the rainwater runoff. Naaaaa, lets just take it out of town.
It was fun while it lasted. See y'all on the flipside.posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 21:51
Parents can raise their kids any way they want to, and I have no say in that,
As long as they don't ask or demand that I pay for their kids education, clothing, food, shelter, medical bills, life-long unemployment, or prison sentences.posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 21:43
Except Bailey don't work for Athfest no more.posted @ Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 21:35
I feel for this family, but what should they expect? It is Clarke County, where criminals go free and law abiding citizens are punished.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 16:10
@Meet_Joey_Black: I think the bulk of the posters would return if they let us have a facetious posting font.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 16:07
Athens police searching for 'Carrot Top' suspect in westside burglary
They need some better reporting, at least let people know when they MOVE Beaverdam road from the east side of town all the way over to the west side of town. That is clearly more important news than school lunches and booking photos.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 15:57
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - I hope the judge gives him the maximum on all of the charges and runs them consecutively.[/quote]
Double super duty probation? What's that? Meet the PO twice a week?posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 14:47
Un-freekin believable! These juror's should be ashamed of themselves. How they can sleep at night is beyond me. Just DAMN!!
That is scarier.posted @ Friday, March 7, 2014 - 14:45
@theold33: Vodka makes me think I can sing and dance, and oddly it makes everyone deaf, so I have to talk louder to them.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 23:30
What are thee odds that he's got a carry permit. Or that he acquired the weapon legally. Or that he was sober. Or that there wasn't some other illegal activity going on. Or that this will be their first negative encounter with law enforcement.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 23:19
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - I would just read the comments because that was the best part.[/quote]
Amen brother @jtsim:posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:29
[quote][b]theold33[/b] - I'll always be there to lend an ear and comfort. [/quote]
Would that be Southern Comfort?posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:28
Now that was brandishing a weapon. It's not nice you know. This guy could get some serious probation for that.posted @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 18:01
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - It ain't over till we say it's over![/quote]
It was over when "management" called it quits.
They built it, not knowing what it would turn out like. They raised it up, cultivated it, even fertilized it to help it grow. Then came in with the scythe, whacking away at everything in their path to the water cooler, and leveled what had been a thriving community that resembled our community. Warts and all. It's a damn shame.
Poor Joel. He tries. He really does. but it's days before anyone even notices he's posted a new thread.
Nope. The life of this board is gone. Time to pull the plug and bury this 6' down.posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 19:44
"We stand alone together." We could form our own "Band of Brothers and Sisters.
Our cousins did that already, over on facebook.posted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 22:39
Clearly, maybe everybody doesn't see that no one wants there to be more loss of life, from "gun play", knife play, a 7 iron, bombs, bats, or anything else. But, there is a number of people who believe that taking away guns, or placing even more severe restrictions on law abiding citizen gun owners won't put a dent in crime, robbery, theft, jackings, thuggery, spousal abuse, rape or murder. See story earlier this past week of the knife play slaughter of dozens upon dozens in China. China, a country with too loose of knife laws. Fer sure.
You see, it's not guns that are the problem. It's people. And anti-gun people are basically pro-criminal people with no moral outlet to vent their true anger at the criminal. Get tough on crime. Get tough on criminals. Leave the law abiding citizens alone.
A gun never did anything to hurt anyone without the hand of man. - Smart Guy
The hand of a man killed his brother thousands of years before a gun was invented. - History of the Bible Part IIposted @ Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 13:43
Wow. Crisp is one scared dude. And in typical fashion, blaming the one thing that isn't a threat to anyone.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 23:11
Sum thymes two off ten.
A play on words is cool, when used intentionally. Typos, by someone holding themselves out as a professional. Not so much so.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 20:22
@Humbucker bob: I'm thinking double aught castration would be more, eh, suitable toward changing their behavior.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 20:12
[quote][b]dragonbreath[/b] - Dearing Street maybe? I don't know of any Daring Street,[/quote]
Shaking my head wondering why....why the ace reporters can't read what they write before posting it....why management thinks typos are worth a rate increase.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 14:23
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more