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ghostlight2
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This board in the old days #101
Posted: 11/25/19 at 12:33pm

"I would like to propose a toast.

To the old days and Margo Channing"


I could do without the old days. Too many cliques and nastiness. Many of the regulars treated this place as their own personal sandbox. People really are looking at the old board through rose colored glasses. It wasn't pleasant if you didn't "belong".

I do miss Reginald Treslian (did I spell that right?), best12bars, and of course Margo. I never met Margo, but we corresponded often through email. He was always a bit of a shut in, and a few years before he vanished, he wasn't well. As he became sicker, his emails became less frequent. At some point, he stopped responding. I can't confirm it (and I tried), but I am nearly certain Margo passed away.

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This board in the old days #102
Posted: 11/25/19 at 12:41pm

I also miss SNAFU and Tag. AwesomeDanny.

Becky
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This board in the old days #103
Posted: 11/25/19 at 1:40pm

Been on the board since close to the beginning, and of course we've seen it go through changes.I go from lurking occasionally, to going months without popping in, to a rare post now and then. I agree with the person that discussed how there used to be a smaller community of people that had real discussions, and it was a place to come to in order to share perspective, gain perspective, etc..(There were certainly the elitist posters and nastiness back then - not all rainbows and unicorns...)  Now it seems to be a waste of time to put any thought into a response, because it gets buried in the 15 pages of endless banter (that is mostly lacking of any real content or value to add). However, I have enjoyed some OG names popping into this thread. Brings back memories. Good ones. This board in the old days

FindingNamo
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This board in the old days #104
Posted: 11/26/19 at 1:42am

"...it gets buried in the 15 pages of endless banter (that is mostly lacking of any real content or value to add)."

That's why I stopped posting my thoughts on shows. (Which modernmillie seems to miss for some reason). Back when I did share my thoughts and feelings, I composed my reactions to shows really carefully, thought about the best words to express my feelings, only to see them disappear beneath 85 "amazing" and one "It stinks because it exists!" (After Eight.) 

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This board in the old days #105
Posted: 11/26/19 at 3:15pm

We need Sue? the mad Russian woman to liven up this place again--needs some spunk !

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This board in the old days #106
Posted: 11/26/19 at 4:12pm
No, we don't need people like that back. They are what is wrong with how things have gotten handled around here. Things get taken out of context and people are unfairly judged. But, then people like that got to hang around for so long without contributing anything of value.
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This board in the old days #107
Posted: 11/26/19 at 11:27pm

No more trolls, please. The ones we have are bad enough. Years ago, a 13 year old kid was harrassed and hounded on this board every time that s/he posted. The kid finally posted a video to prove they were real. Didn't help. The kid continued to be mocked, hounded and belittled. Was even told to commit suicide.

 

By two people in this thread.

 

I just checked, and the kid did post at least as recently as 2018. Good for him/her, but can you imagine coming here as a 13 year old, and being told by two old-timers to kill yourself?

 

Yeah, you can keep the "old days".

bk
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This board in the old days #108
Posted: 11/27/19 at 1:57am

Please name those two posters.  

ghostlight2
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This board in the old days #109
Posted: 11/27/19 at 2:11am

That would be pointless, because it would be deleted. While telling people to kill themselves was a common occurrence with those two, doxxing was another favorite pastime.

 

eta: one of the posters I referred to above would even tell other posters how they should kill themselves. In the example above, the kid was told to drink a bottle of nail polish, fill their pockets with rocks, and wade into deep water. This was far from an isolated incident.

Updated On: 11/27/19 at 02:11 AM
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This board in the old days #110
Posted: 11/27/19 at 6:07am

Ghostlight2 wrote: “Yeah, you can keep the "old days".”

 I understand that those on the “in” had a ball back then. But it was hardly welcoming to newcomers, as illustrated in the example that ghostlight2 related. It's a shame, really, because people who might have had something of value to say were turned off or turned away. That was neither good for the board, nor a good look for the board.

If that kind of harassment is over and done with, then I say goodbye and good riddance.

But even in this very thread, there have been examples of ad hominem ridicule, ageist remarks, gratuitous swipes...

 Plus ça change...?

 

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This board in the old days #111
Posted: 11/28/19 at 8:50pm

Who was it who insisted on adding to the enormous list of EVERY show they saw in their footer throughout the year? By fall even their shortest post would take up the entire screen. I don’t miss that.

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This board in the old days #112
Posted: 11/29/19 at 12:27am
Jay Starr?
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This board in the old days #113
Posted: 11/29/19 at 10:34am

Phantom of London

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This board in the old days#114
Posted: 10/2/20 at 10:27pm

I preferred the boards in the old days when a gigantic video ad didn't pop-up when first looking at the boards.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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This board in the old days#115
Posted: 10/2/20 at 10:28pm

I preferred the boards in the old days when a gigantic video ad didn't pop-up when first looking at the boards.

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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This board in the old days#116
Posted: 10/3/20 at 8:06am

There are certain names that stick in my mind from the "old days."  Reginald T is one.  CapNHook is another.  From time to time, I've locked horns with critics.  I found a way to deal with them.  I've used the ignore feature from time to time.  But if I have to go back and reflect on a particular person who is unforgettable (for all the right reasons), that would be MargoChanning, without a doubt.  It's kind of interesting that most of our legendary board members remain a mystery, because they prefer to remain anonymous.  I personally don't mind if people know my name or see my actual picture.  But that's me.  To each his own.  from Roman in Austin, Texas  P.S.  I remember a board member who is a drama teacher and would talk about his students from time to time.  Could that be drama...something?  from Roman in Austin, Texas (11-11-61)

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Updated On: 10/3/20 at 08:06 AM
unclevictor
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This board in the old days#117
Posted: 10/3/20 at 2:47pm
What patti murnin incident?
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This board in the old days#118
Posted: 10/3/20 at 5:54pm

unclevictor said: "What patti murnin incident?"

We're not allowed to talk about the incidents. 

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This board in the old days#119
Posted: 10/3/20 at 6:47pm

Any poster on this board with self-respect, should not be a fan of hers.

unclevictor
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This board in the old days#120
Posted: 10/3/20 at 6:54pm
Hmmmm
Let’s try anyway!
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This board in the old days#121
Posted: 10/3/20 at 8:51pm
Or you can read the thread you've posted in. It's discussed and Gaveston actually provides a summary in their post on the 3rd page of the thread (I think it's post #53)
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This board in the old days#122
Posted: 10/4/20 at 10:41am

When producers read unfavorable comments about people involved with their projects do they contact this web site and demand that they be removed?

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This board in the old days#123
Posted: 10/4/20 at 10:41am

When producers read unfavorable comments about people involved with their projects do they contact this web site and demand that they be removed?

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This board in the old days#124
Posted: 10/4/20 at 10:41am

When producers read unfavorable comments about people involved with their projects do they contact this web site and demand that they be removed?

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Posted: 10/4/20 at 9:16pm
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