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« Reply #340 on: November 18, 2013, 10:58:32 am »


I think the biggest thing we've all learned from this is that Neil/Neal/Niall needs to change his name Razz


He changed it to Dwayn for 95% of ST.Ners.
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« Reply #341 on: November 18, 2013, 11:46:42 am »

Just in case those of you might be "checking out" based solely on the site's ads, it's worth mentioning there's an Add-On for Firefox (and I believe Chrome as well) called Ghostery that can block the content so the audio never makes it to your computer.  

REF:  http://addons.mozilla.org search for Ghostery

I use this, along with AdBlock Plus, also found in addons, and I'm able to get around all this.

For those so inclined and want more advanced features, you can take a look at greasemonkey which allows you to actually customize how the page appears and will auto-load with how you've customized it on subsequent attempts.
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« Reply #342 on: November 18, 2013, 12:12:13 pm »

No dividend for the folks who contributed?  Embarassment  Just kicking the can a bit  Bigsmile
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« Reply #343 on: November 18, 2013, 12:18:17 pm »

Also, just had to....this is from the 2010 thread  Razz




I don't know how many times I have to post this, or how I can express it any more clearly:

ST.N is not, nor ever will be for sale or sold.

ST.N either continues on or ceases to exist with the domain paid for well past the time I'm in a hole in the ground.
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« Reply #344 on: November 18, 2013, 12:53:35 pm »

For me it has nothing to do with the ads. i still don't see them. its more like, lets say you live in a really cool apartment building owned an run by really cool people and you live there with all of your friends.

Then it gets sold to a flaming douche bag. And you you know he's a flaming douche bag because he bought similar really cool apartment buildings all around the city and ruined them forever.

You gonna wait around just sitting there and wait for the suck to happen?

No. You are not.
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« Reply #345 on: November 18, 2013, 01:00:58 pm »

it could be fun watching it happen....
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« Reply #346 on: November 18, 2013, 01:03:53 pm »


Then it gets sold to a flaming douche bag. And you you know he's a flaming douche bag because he bought similar really cool apartment buildings all around the city and ruined them forever.

You gonna wait around just sitting there and wait for the suck to happen?





Good visual analogy, but do we have knowledge of the new owner being "a flaming douche bag because they bought similar really cool apartment buildings message boards all around the city internet and ruined them forever?"
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« Reply #347 on: November 18, 2013, 01:06:54 pm »






Good visual analogy, but do we have knowledge of the new owner being "a flaming douche bag because they bought similar really cool apartment buildings message boards all around the city internet and ruined them forever?"



This is still STN: we don't make decisions based on actual knowledge - that would ruin everything we enjoy.
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« Reply #348 on: November 18, 2013, 01:14:15 pm »


Also, just had to....this is from the 2010 thread  Razz




Why dig that up? UFO is allowed to change his mind and do what he wants with his site.
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« Reply #349 on: November 18, 2013, 01:14:33 pm »






Good visual analogy, but do we have knowledge of the new owner being "a flaming douche bag because they bought similar really cool apartment buildings message boards all around the city internet and ruined them forever?"



Ever been to Ducati.ms before and after assimilation?  Dramatic.
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« Reply #350 on: November 18, 2013, 01:20:17 pm »




Ever been to Ducati.ms before and after assimilation?  Dramatic.


No. The information is still good there and I've found lots of information about the ST4 that has truly helped. Shrug

Yeah - I have AdBlock for Safari and it works quite well.
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« Reply #351 on: November 18, 2013, 01:21:13 pm »




Ever been to Ducati.ms before and after assimilation?  Dramatic.


That is part of a short list of sites that are long before my time here. I guess you can make claims that I am here to cause damage to this community based on something that was done probably more than 5 years ago. I am not here to damage the community or make changes to the site to make it less fun to be here.
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« Reply #352 on: November 18, 2013, 01:36:05 pm »




No. The information is still good there and I've found lots of information about the ST4 that has truly helped. Shrug

Yeah - I have AdBlock for Safari and it works quite well.


Ad block can slow page loading dramatically.  Also, android isn't quite as good at blocking ads.

Regardless, the site is not what it once was.  (IMO)
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« Reply #353 on: November 18, 2013, 01:38:35 pm »


Why dig that up? UFO is allowed to change his mind and do what he wants with his site.


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This is still STN...

This is STN for as long as we allow it to be STN. If the new owners keep THEIR promises and "don't change anything", then it should feel the same as it was a month ago. But if people leave/bash the admins/crap all over threads, then STN will cease to exist.



I'm going to wait it out and see what happens. I still have a lot of friends here.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #354 on: November 18, 2013, 01:41:09 pm »

i've been a member since '06 and have very much enjoyed it. i hope it survives.  Sad

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« Reply #355 on: November 18, 2013, 01:48:20 pm »

I still visit here several times daily. To me it's same as it ever was.
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« Reply #356 on: November 18, 2013, 01:52:57 pm »

Just in case those of you might be "checking out" based solely on the site's ads, it's worth mentioning there's an Add-On for Firefox (and I believe Chrome as well) called Ghostery that can block the content so the audio never makes it to your computer. 

REF:  http://addons.mozilla.org search for Ghostery

I've been running Ghostery for a long time now and it works really well.

As for the rest of the negative doom-and-gloom sentiments, thanks for the giggles. I'm a member on another site that was purchased some time ago by the current owners and, oddly, there has been absolutely no identifiable downgrading in the site, no hellfire and brimstone, no mass exodus. In fact, problems with functionality are now addressed and corrected within a day or two of being reported. Maybe you should give these guys a chance to prove themselves before buying a new rope.
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« Reply #357 on: November 18, 2013, 01:58:24 pm »

I'm not going to address all the 11th hour bashing and trolling (here or elsewhere), because it serves no purpose.  Some of the things I'm reading are a reflection on the community as a whole.  Some of it is rather disappointing from my perspective, but there's little I can do about it except crawl out from under the bus and brush myself off. Lol

The only people who will cause the demise of ST.N are its own members.  As Colleen said, a community is made up of people.  Not servers, or who owns a domain, or what type of ads are being displayed.  The complex and lifeless tubes of the internet are anonymous, but communities have names and faces.  You guys make up the community.  Not me, nor the new owner, or where the 1s and 0s are coming from.

I was just a cat herder in a room full of rocking chairs. Lol
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« Reply #358 on: November 18, 2013, 02:29:27 pm »


but there's little I can do about it except crawl out from under the bus and brush myself off. Lol

Great visual  Lol


This is STN for as long as we allow it to be STN. If the new owners keep THEIR promises and "don't change anything", then it should feel the same as it was a month ago. But if people leave/bash the admins/crap all over threads, then STN will cease to exist.

I'm going to wait it out and see what happens. I still have a lot of friends here.  :popcorn:

I'm with DD in this wait & see approach.

ST.N has a long, proud history of "hair on fire" posts. No matter how much you try to get them to drop & roll, they continue to run around, fanning the flames more.

All you can do is stand by and wait for the fire to subside  Bigsmile
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« Reply #359 on: November 18, 2013, 02:37:15 pm »



ST.N has a long, proud history of "hair on fire" posts. No matter how much you try to get them to drop & roll, they continue to run around, fanning the flames more.

All you can do is stand by and wait for the fire to subside  Bigsmile


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