Fair enough, anon, since Caps is just interested in giving me grief on a regular basis without owning it.
I consider a post by an anon to be much more hostile than something posted by Squid but that's just me. The anons haven't exactly been adding positive content and I couldn't see any kind of a positive spin to that post, especially since I'm sure anon has some idea of who is no longer posting and just wants to stir shit.
If Squid says he is not stirring, he's not anon and I am more likely to believe him although, truthfully, I am not 100% sure what his purpose was.
That's the difference, to me, of reading something from a known poster and something from some anon.
Oh and I just said I didn't like that term, Squid, not that you had to stop using it
I call bullshit on "anons not adding positive content." THE DV IS THE BAD GUY HERE. I post stuff that's not offensive and sometimes funny (to me). Some other anon is crowing about how great moderation is and kissing DJ's ass. Give me a break, will you? Please?
"branch Dravidians" were people who followed a cult in Waco Texas that emassed guns and came to a fiery end, "Turtle" was a slow witted and droll OT poster who started his own message board and people followed him there. Also came to a figurative firey end.
Yes. It was Virgil Turtle aka Virgil Trucks III, a scion of the Allman Brothers Band family. I say these things because he did not hide them, and to this day if you google "virgilturtle" this information is readily available.
It was kind of weird actually. Trucks, who was a fairly frequent poster here, created his own board. He just kinda 'did it' one day, and then posted about it on this board like, "Hey, I made my own board, stop by and see!" Some here reacted that he was advertising his own thing on tOdd's dime, and trying to 'recruit' out of this community. He reacted defensivly to these complaints, and others defended his right to do whatever he wanted.
It was all very Internet 1.0.
Then it escalated to factions and entangling alliances which led to the Great Board War. This board won, but there were casualties.
As Appy said, in the Great Board War, the OTTVB Ministry of Information coined the phrase "Branch Turtulians" to cast Trucks as a David Koresh-like leader of a cult of wackos (which ironically included a guy name Waccomacco) that left to follow a madman. It was a joke.
Others may have a different spin, but the victors write history.
Pretty nuts we have two. It's a baseball kinda joint up in here!
I don't recall much about the Branch Turtleians (sp?) time here on the Bored, but I do remember that there was another board and that people said it was all cult-a-suckalicious, compared the THE Bored.
It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that your battle of egos was the crux of it. Hey, you brought it up. It's out there for the world to see. I mean, he's got famous relatives and basks in the glow and likes to rule. You're a big important business guy or something and like to rule. Eh.
I don't remember the VT board having anything to do with Squids ego. More like we thought it was funny that this kid had all these followers who were so serious about it. That's they way I remember it.
I'd say the egomaniac is you. You 'searched' it, and figured we'd care what you thought of a bunch of our friendship interactions from 8 years ago and how you pronounce it went based on your 'reading a few threads?' I started to thread to talk to people who know what they're fucking talking about, not random jackasses with uninformed and offensive opinions.
Seriously, THAT is ego.
For the record, I'm the one approving your nonsense here, next time you try to spin me as Captain Censorship.
That's mighty big of you, Squidward. I'd ask what caused this touching change of heart, but I don't care.
One day you'll see that by one click of the mouse people all over the world can see what you type on the internet and might comment on it. The Trucks part was interesting. The rest was just really cold gravy.
And please, there are so few threads as it is - you're no better than the DV if you think shitting on all of them is going to contribute to this board getting any better. I'm trying to get conversations going, not to give outlets to your hard on for me.
Part of your statement is ridiculous, anonny. I am not approving ANY posts posted by anon. Why? Because I AM NOT YOUR MONKEY!
If you want to post on the bored when approval is on, get a stupid login and post away with no need for approval. But don't bitch if someone who took the time and effort to get a login doesn't do your work for you.
I have no comment about the deleting other than to say I am against it.
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Jul 11, 2012 2:34 PM
I thought that I had remembered some conversation on the bored, in years past, where Doc Z posted pics of his dad playing ball for the Yankees? And, everyone on the bored was all like.."that's so cool, doc z...."
Maybe it was a nutty dream I had or something, who knows. Heh.
I'm an ex-turtulian. Because of that, I'll receive total consciousness on my death bed. So I got that going for me.
I joined the VT board shortly after discovering DF board. All in all, I liked it when there were people posting. But my interest in all message boards has since diminished. Probably cuz I don't have desk job.