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Title: What happened to the Male Eagles forum?
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 27, 2006, 04:36:50 PM
To find a middle ground that will make life easier for the hard working moderators here, while allowing the Male Ego community (http://egoboard.com/) the freedom it is used to, I'm conducting an experiment.  To wit:

1) As of now, only unregistered guests or people designated "Male Eagles" can access the ME forum.  That way people who have no interest in it don't have to see it.

2) If you'd like access to it, please post a reply to this thread.

3) While it's understood the "Male Ego" board was sometimes moderated more lightly than other boards, and while there's no desire on anyone's part here to force everyone here to all think and act alike, it needs to be stressed that personal attacks are not necessary and not welcome.  The moderators of this board have graciously allowed me to have this forum here as way of keeping the ME community together, to give them a place on the internet to be.  Let's not abuse the freedom and opportunity we've been given by using it as a means to offend and abuse others.  To do so would be to soil all the hard work Junkstar put into the Male Ego community.

UPDATED 03/30/06 3 PM EST:

As of now the forum is read only.  No new messages or threads can be started in the Male Eagle forum. 

I'm sorry to say it was an experiment that failed.  The best example I can give is the last message posted:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?topic=1213.msg30972#msg30972

Anyone from the former Male Ego board that has registered or wants to register is welcome to participate here, provided you can follow the same simple guidelines everyone else follows.  Whether you stay or not, thank you for making this board your home when Male Ego shut down.

My thanks to the moderators of this board who allowed me to start the ME forum. 

UPDATE 03/31/06:  A new forum called Male Ego Phase III has been started.  http://com3.runboard.com/bmaleego/  Check it out.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Cam Mott on March 27, 2006, 06:23:38 PM
Say what, now.....


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: scooter on March 27, 2006, 07:17:45 PM
what's so great about "rowdy and rough" ? Just an excuse to be mean and ugly for the sake of free speech...


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Synthesiser Patel on March 27, 2006, 11:39:56 PM
Sign me up please.  Like Neil Young said, it's a lot more fun in the ditch than in the middle of the road.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Susan on March 28, 2006, 02:18:54 AM
Please make that forum accessible to me.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Mike on March 28, 2006, 05:28:36 AM
It's always a good read, sign me up.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: carlydenise2 on March 28, 2006, 11:22:31 AM
count me in, please!
Carly


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Doo Dah on March 28, 2006, 12:39:26 PM
Amen, my brother! :afro


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Daniel S. on March 28, 2006, 01:33:15 PM
Sign me up, pretty please!  ;D


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Tazman on March 29, 2006, 06:04:42 AM
Ditto


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: DJF on March 29, 2006, 07:45:15 AM
Hi Charles, please allow me access to eagles board.  Thanks!  Dave


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes
Post by: Murry Wilson on March 29, 2006, 02:59:49 PM
Please grant me access. I would love to jump in there to give insight and some good old-fashioned fatherly advice.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 30, 2006, 12:22:08 AM
That made me laugh.
Best. Joke Account. Ever.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jason on March 30, 2006, 01:30:06 PM
May I please have access to the Male Eagles forum?


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jason on March 30, 2006, 01:39:54 PM
I just received access, but I am unable to post anything in there.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 30, 2006, 01:42:18 PM
I just received access, but I am unable to post anything in there.

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php?topic=1242.msg30500#msg30500


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: carlydenise2 on March 30, 2006, 04:15:40 PM
OH THAT IS JUST GREAT!!! >:( >:( >:(
I go to work and leave you scamps alone for the day, and look what happens!  Sorry about the rowdy boys, Charles.  Maybe if you wanna give it another go later, after the boys have had a good spankin and a dose of ritalin, then please, do it again.  I will miss the ego board deux. 
Carly


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jonas on March 30, 2006, 04:25:53 PM
Carly,

I'm sorry that you're disappointed! At first I was skeptical of the board and then I wanted it to work because I realized theres a community of people that would like to stay in touch. Unfortunately, there's a lot of negativity and people like to throw shots at Chuck (and other people) for the smallest reasons (I heard him sneeze the other day and someone had to bitch about it)...so I voted against having it on here. I think we have a great community here at SmileySmile, we have wonderful guest threads and great people keeping a good spirit around here. The negativity from the MaleEgo^2 board isn't worth wasting this websites bandwidth.

Personally, I don't see a second shot happening. Some people can never grow up. But who knows...it's not my final decision. I hope this doesn't affect your status as a member of SmileySmile.

Take care
-Joe


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 30, 2006, 04:27:07 PM
Sorry, Carly.  One of the things I had proposed was not having unregistered people post on the forum, but I think even that wouldn't have helped.  It was bringing the the worst out of too many people.   You are always welcome here.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: carlydenise2 on March 30, 2006, 04:32:04 PM
Thanks!
I love the smiley smile board  :love :happydance
Carly


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: I. Spaceman on March 30, 2006, 04:33:12 PM
The joke that closed that forum was a joke in response to an attack on a former board member. THAT attack should have shut that forum down, not the response. IMO.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Susan on March 30, 2006, 04:37:09 PM
Seems to me that strikes one and two should come before strike three...maybe i missed them, but maybe they were never called.

I'm not disagreeing with the action - i'm not agreeing with it either - just saying that fair warning is...fair.

Which is something i can't help but wanting.

Peace to all.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jonas on March 30, 2006, 04:44:18 PM
Susan,

A couple of threads were deleted, which started other threads complaining about Chuck for being power hungry. No one can ever be happy. I'm sorry we won't be seeing you around anymore. We've tried to be as fair as possible.

Take care
-J$


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 30, 2006, 04:58:17 PM
Quote
The joke that closed that forum was a joke in response to an attack on a former board member. THAT attack should have shut that forum down, not the response. IMO.

I think it was the attack that did it, or was the last straw.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Pretty Funky on March 30, 2006, 05:01:43 PM
Hi all.

Just getting a heads-up on the changes of the last few days. Bummer ! (can I say THAT here?)
Junkstar, if you read this, thanks for your efforts over the various Ego formats and servers over the years. Hope life is good.
Thanks to the Smiley people for letting us in.  :o



Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on March 30, 2006, 05:07:42 PM
No problem. You're welcome to stay.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Susan on March 30, 2006, 05:19:11 PM
Susan,

A couple of threads were deleted, which started other threads complaining about Chuck for being power hungry. No one can ever be happy. I'm sorry we won't be seeing you around anymore. We've tried to be as fair as possible.

Take care
-J$

Er...i'm not going anywhere.  I'm just a little taken aback at the swift flash-and-burn of Male Ego Redux.  It felt like it was never given a chance to settle in before it was yanked. 

As admins we each have our own tolerance for this and that and the other thing...this was just a rare moment on my part of commenting on someone else's administratorial style.  Administrative style.  Whatever; don't read too much into it.  I tend to support admins in their decisions, because i know how hard it is to BE an administrator.

Still...i'll miss the Ego groove.  It's as close to blood sport as i ever want to get...


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jonas on March 30, 2006, 05:20:41 PM
Oh sorry, I took your 'Peace to All' as a final farewell...my mistake. :p

Thanks for the support! :spin


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Susan on March 30, 2006, 05:39:03 PM
See, now i want to go to the Ego board and read everybody's comments on all this...

;-p


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: bald ego on March 30, 2006, 07:18:00 PM
Hi all,

I have set up a board for all of us ex-Ego users to use until somebody puts up something better. Welcome to Male Ego Phase III (temporary title):

http://com3.runboard.com/bmaleego

This is the welcome post I posted over there:

Quote
I set up this board rather quickly in order to give us a place to continue to get together and do our thing. If someone wants to create a better, more permanent home, then feel free!

The one drawback to this free hosted board system is that it requires a free, one-time registration before posting. I encourage you to use a throwaway email account (like yahoo or hotmail) to register, and give yourself a username like "guest9383" if you want to maintain an air of anonymity.

Right now, I am the only moderator, but that will change in the near future as reliable others become interested in doing it. I plan on taking a hands-off approach to moderation (like junkstar).

So, any questions, let me know. And...

have fun!!

Hope to see you over there!


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 30, 2006, 07:20:41 PM
Welcome to this message board ::This is my scrolling bar


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: bald ego on March 30, 2006, 07:23:29 PM
Yeah, still trying to figure out how to kill that thing, Chuck.  :lol


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 30, 2006, 07:29:16 PM
I hope it all goes well on the board.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Alyn. on March 31, 2006, 01:56:03 AM
"no offense alyn, but are you 12? you write like you are...and you claimed that you can barely find the time for anything else during your day. well, if you take out ohh id say 3 out of the 8 hours you spend on messageboards a day I think you'll be surprised."

No offence taken mate.

But as I am writing for you I guess thats how I have to write.

"take out ohh id say 3 out of the 8 hours you spend on messageboards a day"

Wrong again mate.

Well ohh id say you are so bloody wrong mate. Since "your" Ego board started I think I have notched about 4 hours on it.

The only other board I read or post on is BB Britain.

My days are full of life, happiness, love and sunshine mate.

My nights!!

None of your business.


To the next phase, your post to Susan.

"Oh sorry, I took your 'Peace to All' as a final farewell...my mistake. 

Thanks for the support!"

Next time you post Susan  s p a c e  i t   o u t  so Amorrosi or whatever he calls himself can understand it.

I am glad to be 12 going on 13 mate. At least you can understand me.

Alyn.







Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Jonas on March 31, 2006, 02:36:58 AM
I'm not letting your useless  banter spill on this board, 'mate'.

Maybe I should write like you to get the point across.

You don't need to use your 3rd grade grammar here.

I'm sure everyone here's a lot smarter than you.

Even my socks.

Mate.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Susan on March 31, 2006, 04:06:24 AM
Alyn, what's the sense of busting the admins' chops in a place you've just joined?!  Geez!

Amosario, you and Billy and H are doing fine. 


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: bbfan4ever on March 31, 2006, 01:45:49 PM
Sign me up, please.


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 31, 2006, 01:49:17 PM
Per the first message in the thread, there's nothing to sign up for I fear.  But you are welcome to stay!


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: bald ego on March 31, 2006, 02:22:24 PM
I hope it all goes well on the board.

Thanks Chuck! Any chance of posting a sticky in the Beaks of Male Eagles Forum with a link to the new board?

BTW, love your new avatar.  :afro


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on March 31, 2006, 03:22:08 PM
Eye think that could happen.  And thank you.  It's actually an old one I dusted off, one of my favorites


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: bald ego on March 31, 2006, 03:49:08 PM
 :ohyeah


Title: Re: Male Eagle forum changes -- UPDATED
Post by: Dave in KC on March 31, 2006, 04:13:52 PM
Reply?  OK
I'm replying.



Title: Just a question
Post by: Susan on April 01, 2006, 07:37:22 AM
I see that the discussion of the ersatz Male Ego board has been moved to the Beaks of Male Eagles forum, where it can be read but not posted to.

Does this mean that discussion has ended?


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 01, 2006, 07:55:52 AM
I guess, though, you and I are now discussing it.


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Susan on April 01, 2006, 08:21:03 AM
Okay.  Just checking.


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 01, 2006, 08:47:54 AM
Didn't seem like there was much more to say.


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Susan on April 01, 2006, 08:53:40 AM
I don't know if there was or there wasn't.  I just thought it was odd that the thread - which had been full of reasonable discussion, or so i thought - was so swiftly relegated to the locked forum.  I guess that's just the difference in our management styles...i would have left it.

Of course, i would have left a lot of things...and have.  And been criticized for it.  So...whatever.  I was just wondering.


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Jonas on April 01, 2006, 08:59:17 AM
We must have different perspectives on 'reasonable discussion.' :3d



Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 01, 2006, 09:07:10 AM
It was about a forum that is no longer active, so I guess there wasn't much need for the thread.   People kept not reading the whole first message and kept asking to sign up for the forum, which led to discussions about a forum that is no longer active.  THE THREAD.  Oof.


Title: Re: Just a question
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on April 01, 2006, 01:37:03 PM
To keep this on the main page, i'll post this here;the url for the new Ego board is
http://com3.runboard.com/bmaleego

That way, anyone interested can find the url real quick-like.


Title: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Rerun on April 01, 2006, 07:02:55 PM
?


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 01, 2006, 07:15:23 PM
(http://www.sewhow.com/SewTips/05-01-4StrandNeedleThread/Pics/07-ThreadKnowThight-11381.jpg)


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on April 01, 2006, 07:50:51 PM
I recommend some lotion, STAT


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Jonas on April 01, 2006, 07:54:54 PM
Moving this to The Sandbox as it has no relation to The Beach Boys.



Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Rerun on April 01, 2006, 11:35:55 PM
And another question goes unanswered...


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Aegir on April 02, 2006, 03:13:46 AM
I think you have to like request to use it or something.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Susan on April 02, 2006, 07:35:03 AM
It was deleted.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Rerun on April 02, 2006, 01:38:06 PM
I think you have to like request to use it or something.

You could be right, since when I click on the Male Ego link listed under "Welcome to Smiley Smile" thread, it gives me this:

"The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you."


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Mark H. on April 02, 2006, 01:45:47 PM
Interesting...it's a Beach Boys board, who's members are Beach Boy fans talking about the Beach Boys....other than that you are right.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 03, 2006, 04:56:02 AM
From the forum that is no more, posted before the forum went away:

UPDATED 03/30/06 3 PM EST:

As of now the forum is read only.  No new messages or threads can be started in the Male Eagle forum.

I'm sorry to say it was an experiment that failed.  The best example I can give is the last message posted:

Quote
Quote
I'm sure he cyber made-it with her already. Which of these BB messageboard frequenting elder statesmen hasn't?

The ones that are too busy making it with your mom.

The continued personal attacks upon people who could not or would not participate here, who were not here to say if they felt the attacks were just jokes or not, were the final straw.  The moderators told me to remove the forum.

Anyone from the former Male Ego board that has registered or wants to register is welcome to participate here, provided you can follow the same simple guidelines everyone else follows.  Whether you stay or not, thank you for making this board your home when Male Ego shut down.

My thanks to the moderators of this board who allowed me to start the ME forum.

UPDATE 03/31/06:  A new forum called Male Ego Phase III has been started.  http://com3.runboard.com/bmaleego/  Check it out.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Cam Mott on April 03, 2006, 01:03:58 PM
Ah, sad.

Thanks, Chuck.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: donald on April 03, 2006, 01:28:05 PM
Who are these fun wrecking weasels?  They're like the guys who come and tear down your tree house or crash a nice party and ruin the fun for everybody.  They must have been toilet trained at a leisurely pace.  Maybe they've YET TO BE toilet trained. :police:


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Sir Rob on April 03, 2006, 04:24:00 PM
Who are these fun wrecking weasels?  They're like the guys who come and tear down your tree house or crash a nice party and ruin the fun for everybody.  They must have been toilet trained at a leisurely pace.  Maybe they've YET TO BE toilet trained. :police:

Frankly, if you know what that board was like I don't know how anyone can be surprised at how 'the experiment' turned out.  If you allow people to post anonymously that is what is going to happen.  On the plus side, it can also make for some very interesting and entertaining 'no holds barred' discussions and threads, which underneath it all are basically good humoured.   


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on April 03, 2006, 04:52:57 PM
It was my hope the forum would be a little more about the ME community hanging out together, and a little less about a group of people ranging from "guest" to AGD using the forum as a means to lift a leg and pee on someone else.  Though I'm told my attempt to help the ME crowd was done "for purely mercenary purposes." 

As I once said long ago, hope is the mother of despair.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: I. Spaceman on April 03, 2006, 07:03:11 PM
Quote
AGD using the forum as a means to lift a leg and pee on someone else

Refresh my memory on that, please.


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on April 03, 2006, 09:24:35 PM
Quote
Frankly, if you know what that board was like I don't know how anyone can be surprised at how 'the experiment' turned out.  If you allow people to post anonymously that is what is going to happen.
That's what I've been saying all along.

Quote
AGD using the forum as a means to lift a leg and pee on someone else
  ???


Title: Re: What happened to Male Ego thread?
Post by: Cabana Boy on April 04, 2006, 08:25:33 AM
Eh?
He means AGD liked to get involved in the rough and tumble, time to time. And he did. He p1ssed, and was p1ssed on, frequently.