domain has expired

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by galanga, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. galanga

    galanga New Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I am truly saddened. Such a fine contribution to the world of distance learning, and now it is gone. The loss is immeasurable.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I echo Rich's sentiment. The grief is just to great to put into words. What shall we do to get over the loss?

    (Two seconds later....)

    OK ... I'm over it.
  4. galanga

    galanga New Member

    reconstructing what has gone away

    Yes, we are all saddened by its passing. But perhaps we can take back bearings in order to understand That Which Has Expired. Here is a call for speculation, if you're willing to indulge:

    Who do you think is really Father Guido?

    Note that Father G. doesn't confuse "it's" and "its."
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Don't know -- don't care to speculate -- but that howling in the Internet-ether that can be sensed from here to the next galaxy ....

    That's the howl of vapors jones-ing.
  6. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    For those that still miss the MilitaryForums, here's a nostalgic fix for you.

    "I hope that #@$%## who's in a comma, dies and his wife ends up blah-blah-blah."

    "My institution of higher learning that is run out of my living room is better than Union."

    "The glorious self accredited institution of blah-blah-blah blah-blah"
  7. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Throw a party?
  8. Jake_A

    Jake_A New Member

    Great news! Thanks, Galanga, for sharing it.

    What does one do when a dead internet forum actually expires?


    What did our US military - a proud, noble and gallant force of good men and women - do to deserve a linkage, no matter how ephemeral, to such a dastardly internet blah-blah-spot as Or is/was the use of "military" in a complete coincidence?

    Good riddance, I say! (Or shall the dead resurrect the dead?)

  9. Jigamafloo

    Jigamafloo New Member

    Speaking as a card carrying member of the U.S. Military and one of many DL students in my unit, I can't think of a single one of us that ever gave that forum the time of day.

    A couple of us joined this one, and the rest tend to "lurk" here. You probably won't be hearing any funeral dirges or see flags flying at half-staff if you happen to live near a military post/base.

  10. galanga

    galanga New Member

    it was hijacked was full of legitimate stuff (including the distance learning forum) until last spring when the trolls found it. I'm guessing that the domain registrant didn't expect there to be so much focused nastiness when he/she created it. So I think it's the trolls' fault.

    I mean, really, when we see that a fellow with more doctoral degrees than limbs will view the horror of 9/11 as a profit-making opportunity, why wouldn't we expect to see duckmen like Father Guido viewing the educational needs of young soldiers thrust in harms way as an opportunity to post obscene messages about children?
  11. telefax

    telefax New Member

  12. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    As Galanga points out, trolls can wreck a previously sensible website.

    What's needed to start the slide?

    A little toleration, a little willingness to be deceived, a little consenting to smooth pretense instead of home truths.

    Can it be stopped?

    Can it be reversed once it starts?

    I honestly don't know.

    But Churchill was right--how much harder the toil for every day's delay.

    Vigilance, comrades, vigilance.
  13. Jigamafloo

    Jigamafloo New Member

    Of course it can. This forum is a shining example of that.

    Remember "Libertarian Larry" (and the aliases he kept adopting) and the havok he wrought for a couple of days before the moderators stepped in? It also led to some productive changes and additional volunteers in the way this forum is moderated.

    Your end quote, sir, says it all. Vigilance.

  14. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    I guess "Scar" will have to continue to be sick, twisted, and perverse elsewhere. :D
  15. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Well, he's moaning on Crabby forum about how he'll miss it.
    Funny, the sickos and neo-you-know-whats piously bemoan excesses on aed and then lament militaryforum's temporary absence--when it's obvious that they are the same people, or rather Untermenschen, posting on aed, Crabb, and MF. The current Crabb trick is to mumble about high standards and go dish their worse stuff on aed and MF. Anyone dumb enough to believe that subterfuge deserves to be fooled by it.

    Remember, comrades, the problem is not confined to trollism, lies, and disinformation in other fora. Be vigilant! There are wreckers and hooligans about!
  16. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    It sees that “Scar’s” whining was so hard core in the other-sort-of-board that the moderator had to edit it. (I know I broke my promise not to visit but this was too juicy to miss.) As always, Tío Janko, you are 100% right. They are everywhere, and can sneak in anytime. I say let them. Let’s fight fire with water, hate with understanding, and foolishness with raison d'être. Then we will not only have won, but also be better people because of it.

    Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
  17. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Exactly. They also talk high ideals then are the worst trangressors themselves. The whole site is nothing but anti-degreeinfo with no posting of any value at all. They show their true colors to all.
  18. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    As do trolls here, temporarily feigning civility amid a cascade of rot and blather.
    Kinda Popular Front, if you get my drift.
  19. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    It is so sad when someone has nothing better to do with his or her time than bashing others I almost feel sorry for them.

    "Lo mejor que hizo Dios fue un día después de otro…"
    God's greatest creation was one day after another…

    We live to fight another day...
  20. DesElms

    DesElms New Member

    I'm sure he/it will. It's not that expensive. I'm sure its expiration is just an oversight... probably because of the holidays, if I had to guess.

    Of course there's always the possibility that the site was costing too much to operate... in which case, maybe they won't renew the domain after all...

    ...but I wouldn't count on it.

    I sure do wish I could convince everyone that it's just a huge waste of time to even visit such places. I haven't in I dunno how long... and I don't feel like I'm missing a darned thing. You'd be amazed how easy it is to get along without the other fora... and, if you're a frequent subject there, like I am, how much lower your blood pressure, and how much happier life will be.

    [sigh] :rolleyes: Oh, well. People just can't help themselves, I guess.

    It's just an opinion... and maybe I haven't thought it through very well, so I reserve the right to retract it if, after more careful consideration, I decide it was foolish, but: I sometimes think that the now-defunct DegreeBoard's policy of not allowing discussion about other fora might actually have been kinda' smart. But, again, I haven't really thought that through very well yet...

    ...nor might I ever, now that I think about it. ;)

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