@snarkydude: That's not a very PC attitude you have there. You might just find all your liberalites unfriending you from Facebook. Which, come to think of it.....might not be all that bad.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:35
After you crash your Drupal, get a used Ford. They're easier to get after-market parts for.
You're valiantly trying to keep this place alive. My belief though is that it'll all be for naught.
Despite all the hoopla, this place is on life support (Joel's postings) and a few gawkers, like the rubberneckers driving past a 20 car pile up.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:22
[quote] He said that people just don't want to live there. [/quote]
No kidding.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:14
I wonder if he intends on asking for all evidence and talk of Wrays murder be disallowed in any testimony in the Christian murder and the attempted murder of Howard. And if granted, it'll look like the cops were mugging Hood and he was just defending himself.posted @ Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:27
Oh, Snarky for Mayor.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:08
I packed up and moved my business out of Clarke because a neighboring business on one side was burgled, another on the other side had their window shot out....SHOT OUT.... and the retail center near me had more and more gang.....yes,. GANG graffiti showing up on the back and sides, and now I suspect the front too.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:07
Wow. I should try insulting my customers. It seems to bring lots of site traffic. How's that translate into dollars?posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:57
@Joel: Traffic was not low due to a lack of content. It was low due to a lack of customers. Chase them off, as they were, and your place is empty.
Maybe you can make a plea like Dexter did, you know, as a hail-mary play, to see who you can get a few more bucks from.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 14:28
Haven't seen the show. Is it akin to all the others where the "winner" is the one that can make the biggest a**h0le out of themselves? MTV, Vh1 and CMT, do they even show music videos anymore? Everyone seems to think the viewing public wants scripted reality shows these days. Is this like a soap opera for redneck stoners?
The cast probably stays at the Hilton Garden Inn, takes the Provost bus to the set in Oglethorpe, and has their meals catered by the 5&10.posted @ Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 07:20
i can't get rid of the chipmunks and moles let alone a bee hive.
Don't know about the moles, but here's a trick for the chipmunks. Use a 5 gal bucket, like the ones from Home Depot or Lowes, or any generic pail that is deep. Find a place next to the deck, porch or steps where the top of the bucket is even with the deck or step (block it and shim it if necessary). Fill the bucket half full of water and float a cup or more of sunflower seed on the top of the water. Place a few kernels of seed on the step or deck surface to aid in attracting the critters. Check the bucket daily and scoop out the drowned rodents.
Place new layer of seed on the water each time, and replace everything weekly.
I'd get two a day some times.posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 22:10
Except for a film crew, what do you suspect will be different downtown? Drunks? Check. Puking, pi$$ing in the gutters? Check. Passed out on the sidewalk? Check.posted @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 21:47
One post every 12 hours or so. This speed is dizzying.
When everyone is chased away, there's no one to banter with. No reason to come here. No need for a "town hall" style meeting.posted @ Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 15:36
Interestingly enough, Ed got banned because he insulted Ed.posted @ Friday, March 21, 2014 - 22:09
Dang. I knew that BOGO deal was too good to be true.posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:40
Sorry, but they've lost the crowd already. It's going to be near impossible to get that back. And what newbie wants to start posting in the comments just to get ban hammered.
Feel sorry for Joel though, posting stuff that no one comments on.posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:34
I set up a FB page just to join my banned ABH friends. never check the fake page or update it. You could do that. Or not.posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 21:32
Maybe I'm on someone's short list.posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 22:00
That explains it then.
1) I don't generally pay attention to the ads.
2) I'm spending less and less time here. (sorry advertisers)
I hope the three people had a good time.posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 21:59
Anybody coming to the "Athens Banner Herald's, Meet your local paper - Special Town Hall Event" with Andrea Griffith-Girtz, our reader advocate? Anybody, anybody? Hello, hello............... Just wondering.
And we're supposed to know this is happening...............where.......and when........
The chatter about this event is telling.posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 17:45
The last pulse/post was 30 hours ago.posted @ Friday, March 14, 2014 - 23:15
@TMKvetch: To be fair to all the posters, it's been way more civil here than some other sites. Yeah, we've had our share of trolls and troublemakers (I'm still here!!), and from time to time we've all devolved into a pissing contest with another poster over some insignificant issue that we were both passionate about. But geeesh. We were about as well behaved as one could have expected. Maybe even more so than lots of other sites. We were no more uncivil than 3 siblings in the back seat of a 2 door sedan on a 6 hour road trip. C'ept this time dad did pull the car over and toss us out.posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 14:54
@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
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