A Surge In USMB Membership?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by masquerade, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. masquerade
    Offline

    masquerade positivity

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,508
    Thanks Received:
    1,261
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    right of center
    Ratings:
    +1,261
    I wouldn't be surprised at all, with the mid-term elections just five short months away. This site is sure to get even more lively and colorful than it is now.

    Can any of the Mods comment in regards to the increase / decrease of USMB membership. Or perhaps some of you USMB veterans. What say you? Do you welcome new-comers or do you prefer to fight it out with the regulars?

    I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome ALL of the new USMB members, both left and right. This is a great board you stumbled upon and I hope you enjoy your time here. Now strap in and hold on tight! You're in for one hell of a ride!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. PatekPhilippe
    Offline

    PatekPhilippe Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,171
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Sasebo Japan
    Ratings:
    +1,200
    I'm by no means an "old timer" but I have noticed a lot of new names here recently.
     
  3. L.K.Eder
    Offline

    L.K.Eder unbannable non-troll

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20,330
    Thanks Received:
    3,613
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    theartching thapphireth
    Ratings:
    +6,818
    school's out?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. xotoxi
    Offline

    xotoxi Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    30,322
    Thanks Received:
    5,203
    Trophy Points:
    1,110
    Location:
    your mother
    Ratings:
    +5,492
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-pZgI3FeJ0]YouTube - Helicopter Crash!!![/ame]
     
  5. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
    Probably AlCIADuh, defending FreeDumb.
     
  6. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    Membership on political message board always surges prior to election, and posts decrease post-election as the losing side has to go lick its hiney wound.

    Been here long enough to see both sides do it.
     
  7. masquerade
    Offline

    masquerade positivity

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,508
    Thanks Received:
    1,261
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    right of center
    Ratings:
    +1,261
  8. masquerade
    Offline

    masquerade positivity

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,508
    Thanks Received:
    1,261
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    right of center
    Ratings:
    +1,261
    I was hoping the big man stopped by for a few words.
     
  9. masquerade
    Offline

    masquerade positivity

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,508
    Thanks Received:
    1,261
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    right of center
    Ratings:
    +1,261
    For a few years, I was a member of a paid site. The folks who occupied the message boards seemed to think that they themselves controlled how people posted. If you didn't 'fit in', they did everything in their power to drive you away. These particular individuals had been on the site since the foundation was poured. Many used their post count to try and intimidate newbies. It was pretty pathetic. I don't see that happening here, which in my opinion is a good thing.

    What was really sad, was a couple of the long-time residents got the boot for bad behavior. One in particular couldn't handle it. He honestly didn't know what to do with his day if he couldn't log on to the website to post.

    If I logged back in there, I imagine many, if not all of the same people are there, posting the same crap they always do. Thinking they are members of some elite board. Ha! They're living in a bubble over there.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  10. Gunny
    Offline

    Gunny Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    44,689
    Thanks Received:
    6,753
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    The Republic of Texas
    Ratings:
    +6,770
    Been there, done that. I actually cut my teeth on a leftwinger board, but they couldn't find an excuse to get rid of me. Not fairly, and I WILL give them that,. I actually left because of biased moderating. That's why I don't tolerate it here.

    And it's a testament to that, that I have both sides accusing me of partisanship. Goobers.:lol:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2

Share This Page