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September 22nd, 2008, 6:32 pm #1

I had been on a Message board about 9-11 that had the same problems that I see at this one. I thought it was a CNN board but my wife says that it was an AP message board (or something like that.) And she has a better memory than I do.

There were a group that used to go there that believed the attacks on 9-11 were a government conspiracy. They were constantly going on about the plane being shot down by U.S. fighter jets and that explosives had been planted in the World Trade Towers to intentionally demolish them, it goes on and on.

It was a ridiculous group of skewered facts and they emotionally fought vigorously to prove their theory, including videos interviews books and Internet sites. In the end their arguments turned out debunked when we were fortunate enough to catch some engineers and law enforcement personnel that were browsing the board.

The shocking thing was that as more of these conspiracy points were debunked the more outrageous disruptive disrespectful and shocking their messages got! Most of the good people that we had come to know were absolutely soured and the fled never to return. One was a woman that said she was 9-11 widow, I don\'t know if she was or not but she was a good friend to the message board and did not deserve what she got!

And just like this message board there was one that took the lead in attacks and ludicrous behavior. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said they have a bizarre need to be the center of attention.

We even tried to appeal to the administrator to close the board but we only got directed to a FAQ page and they would send us a stock answer that said discourse was a positive thing and that they encouraged people to work out their differences! It was only terrifically foolish laziness and we all knew it!

Some of the attacks were so outrageous that people sought out help from law enforcement and other Internet sites. The site never recovered and it became a shameful place with the foulest crap you ever saw!

Finally mercifully the message board expired and no one was able to post anymore. I always felt that if we had known this we would have sent positive messages at the end so that there would be a few positive messages mixed with the unbelievable shocking ones that are now visible.

I would not want to relive those days and from the two pages we read here it looks like you are stuck with the same sort of challenged individuals and outrageously ridiculous messages.

Although our hearts go out to your JSL and the loss of the baby, I see some good people trying to help out the fans of the young lady and the show! That is nice to see, I don\'t think their decision to abandon this board worked out and it looks to us like they have figured that out as well. That would only leave a pariah of hateful and unbelievable hogwash to be viewed. I can not for the life of me figure out these board administrators who allow this to continue!

Just a message to the good people we have seen trying to rescue this place, don\'t give up. Your nasties will not go away so you will need to be vigilant.

I think in the end the best you can hope for is a draw, don\'t forget though that you need to respond to these nasties so that there is some kind of balance for people to drawn on.

Everyone on the 9-11 message board figured out that it really was an attack by a terrorist cell on the U.S. and that the group of conspiracy advocates were a group of crazies, I wish though that we had answered each and every lunatic rant so that there was a counter point for people to see.

You have our support and gratitude! By the way the things you have saved from that young ladies life are amazing I have never seen the likes of it!

Adam and Lily
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September 22nd, 2008, 6:41 pm #2

I looks to us like when you use M.S. Word to check your spelling it puts a slash in the word don\'t (looks like this - don\\\'t.) It is maddening but it didn\'t show up in our preview so accept our apologies!

Adam and Lily
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September 22nd, 2008, 8:52 pm #3

you write
"tried to appeal to the administrator to close the board"

" I can not for the life of me figure out these board administrators who allow this to continue!'

who are you to decide someone else's message board should be shut down???

all I see is a bunch of people from another forum w/ nothing better to discuss and nothing to say about the forum topic, like to come here and go around in circles with butt-out.

then you write:
"Although our hearts go out to your JSL and the loss of the baby"

do you know something other than what was written here??
or is this another stupid interpretation of reality ??

JSL"S wife had a baby, unfortunatly he lost his business while serving in Iraq.


p.s. nothing "skewered" about the fact Tower #7 was not hit by aircraft and collapsed. Fire will not cause a steal structure to collaps at free fall speed. This mordern day skyscraper was built to withstand fire.


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September 22nd, 2008, 9:38 pm #4

taking a wrong interpretation and running with it for days, months, years.. is what this forum is really all about. It's what elevates this forum from being purely dull and pedestrian because you can laugh about something heartily.
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September 23rd, 2008, 9:10 am #5

There is a lot of difference between a 9-11 board and a long dead C-list celebrity board.. scale and magnitude thing. both types of forums suck horribly because they attract people who think they're Sherlock Holmes when they are really Clouseau at his punch-drunk bumbling incompetant worst. both forums are also a great source of unintentional hilarity but you are bound to net more horse laughs at a 9/11 forum. This board will never reach the insanity of a 9/11 board in a million years. A & L's titanic post in a word: naive.

p.o.q.




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September 23rd, 2008, 1:40 pm #6

I had been on a Message board about 9-11 that had the same problems that I see at this one. I thought it was a CNN board but my wife says that it was an AP message board (or something like that.) And she has a better memory than I do.

There were a group that used to go there that believed the attacks on 9-11 were a government conspiracy. They were constantly going on about the plane being shot down by U.S. fighter jets and that explosives had been planted in the World Trade Towers to intentionally demolish them, it goes on and on.

It was a ridiculous group of skewered facts and they emotionally fought vigorously to prove their theory, including videos interviews books and Internet sites. In the end their arguments turned out debunked when we were fortunate enough to catch some engineers and law enforcement personnel that were browsing the board.

The shocking thing was that as more of these conspiracy points were debunked the more outrageous disruptive disrespectful and shocking their messages got! Most of the good people that we had come to know were absolutely soured and the fled never to return. One was a woman that said she was 9-11 widow, I don\'t know if she was or not but she was a good friend to the message board and did not deserve what she got!

And just like this message board there was one that took the lead in attacks and ludicrous behavior. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said they have a bizarre need to be the center of attention.

We even tried to appeal to the administrator to close the board but we only got directed to a FAQ page and they would send us a stock answer that said discourse was a positive thing and that they encouraged people to work out their differences! It was only terrifically foolish laziness and we all knew it!

Some of the attacks were so outrageous that people sought out help from law enforcement and other Internet sites. The site never recovered and it became a shameful place with the foulest crap you ever saw!

Finally mercifully the message board expired and no one was able to post anymore. I always felt that if we had known this we would have sent positive messages at the end so that there would be a few positive messages mixed with the unbelievable shocking ones that are now visible.

I would not want to relive those days and from the two pages we read here it looks like you are stuck with the same sort of challenged individuals and outrageously ridiculous messages.

Although our hearts go out to your JSL and the loss of the baby, I see some good people trying to help out the fans of the young lady and the show! That is nice to see, I don\'t think their decision to abandon this board worked out and it looks to us like they have figured that out as well. That would only leave a pariah of hateful and unbelievable hogwash to be viewed. I can not for the life of me figure out these board administrators who allow this to continue!

Just a message to the good people we have seen trying to rescue this place, don\'t give up. Your nasties will not go away so you will need to be vigilant.

I think in the end the best you can hope for is a draw, don\'t forget though that you need to respond to these nasties so that there is some kind of balance for people to drawn on.

Everyone on the 9-11 message board figured out that it really was an attack by a terrorist cell on the U.S. and that the group of conspiracy advocates were a group of crazies, I wish though that we had answered each and every lunatic rant so that there was a counter point for people to see.

You have our support and gratitude! By the way the things you have saved from that young ladies life are amazing I have never seen the likes of it!

Adam and Lily
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September 23rd, 2008, 8:09 pm #7

you write
"tried to appeal to the administrator to close the board"

" I can not for the life of me figure out these board administrators who allow this to continue!'

who are you to decide someone else's message board should be shut down???

all I see is a bunch of people from another forum w/ nothing better to discuss and nothing to say about the forum topic, like to come here and go around in circles with butt-out.

then you write:
"Although our hearts go out to your JSL and the loss of the baby"

do you know something other than what was written here??
or is this another stupid interpretation of reality ??

JSL"S wife had a baby, unfortunatly he lost his business while serving in Iraq.


p.s. nothing "skewered" about the fact Tower #7 was not hit by aircraft and collapsed. Fire will not cause a steal structure to collaps at free fall speed. This mordern day skyscraper was built to withstand fire.

I think this is the message he was referring to:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/407124/m ... on+Program

I took it to mean something had happened to the baby also.
I'm ecstatic that all is well in that respect.

Regards

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September 24th, 2008, 2:12 am #8

message forums are more reflective of the people who frequent than the company that runs it
exactly, blame the tenants, not the owner/builder.
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September 24th, 2008, 2:14 am #9

I think this is the message he was referring to:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/407124/m ... on+Program

I took it to mean something had happened to the baby also.
I'm ecstatic that all is well in that respect.

Regards
the use of the word 'ecstatic' is over-the-top. I think JSL is a great person but even he must feel embarassed by the over-zealous butt kissing he gets in here. it's laughable which is a plus.
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September 24th, 2008, 12:45 pm #10

Shannon lost the baby, have some class.
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