Atu2 tells members to come here

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BonosHat

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Atu2 tells members to come here
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:46:24 PM »
"If fans want to head over to talkU2, I completely understand. If anyone feels constrained here in their U2 discussions, they should search out that which feels best. U2 fandom is so diverse and expansive that it deserves room. But I'm happy these forums are up and running again, and I'm glad you all came back." - Ian Ryan, atu2

Love how he is 'glad everyone came back' when there is nobody posting over there.



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mariamontreal

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 12:52:27 PM »
Maybe it makes  them feel better by stating that...
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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 01:04:17 PM »
It's unfortunate because @u2 was once a thriving community with lots of intelligent posts/debates. There were many posters on there that I didn't always agree with, but nonetheless enjoyed hearing their perspective on different topics. It's sad to see how the forum has changed over the last year with regards to people being banned for a myriad of reasons and political posts being totally eliminated. As a former member, I can say that it left me feeling very restricted and after my temporary ban, I was very, very careful with future posts and sort of lost the enjoyment of interacting with people.

All of that said, if this is what they want, then more power to them. They'll do their thing and we'll do ours. We're happy to provide an open atmosphere for all of you and whoever else wishes to join.  :)

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 01:25:54 PM »
The admin and mods will do what they think is right over there, we will build a community over here all together that hopefully people want to be a part of and I am sure some people will use both forums.

This community is built on open discussion with people free to express themselves about whatever they want with respect for others being the underpinning value it all revolves around....

The forum would be nothing without the people who post here making it a great place to chat, have a laugh and share a common interest in u2.

All are welcome, all are equal (well except il_capo!) It has been a breath of fresh air and a joy to be a part of so far - long may it continue.

As for atu2 - good luck to them, personally I am not in a position to comment on how they go about things but it is nice to hear they or at least one of their mods is happy to suggest here as a place for people to be a part of.

I know that in my book the admin and mods of atu2 are as u2 fans welcome here along with everyone else!

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 01:33:59 PM »
Everyone is welcome as you said.I  enjoyed the many years there and wish them well. I am quite content here .
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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 01:39:26 PM »
The admin and mods will do what they think is right over there, we will build a community over here all together that hopefully people want to be a part of and I am sure some people will use both forums.

Oh! I've been rumbled.  An tha is reading my very recent posts in The Other Place!   I have always felt that I'm a positive contributor on that forum and this one so am happy withhttp://forum.talku2.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif a foot in both camps. ;D ;D
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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 01:45:37 PM »
Don't be too mean-spirited to them, I'm sure some people are on both.
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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 01:45:43 PM »
I've said it before- the other forum site is glad that this new forum exists.  They want to run things the way they want to run things and if they lose a few members in the process, they won't care too much.

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 02:17:40 PM »
I never got a warning nor was ever banned nor did I get into any arguments but their decision to ban political talk was pure lunacy. Also generally on the whole it felt like very negative place.

I really like the atmosphere in this forum. Long may it continue.


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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 02:25:31 PM »
The admin and mods will do what they think is right over there, we will build a community over here all together that hopefully people want to be a part of and I am sure some people will use both forums.

Oh! I've been rumbled.  An tha is reading my very recent posts in The Other Place!   I have always felt that I'm a positive contributor on that forum and this one so am happy withhttp://forum.talku2.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif a foot in both camps. ;D ;D
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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 02:30:45 PM »
Do they still have old threads available to view?   I left some hysterical movie photoshops


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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 02:43:35 PM »
Do they still have old threads available to view?   I left some hysterical movie photoshops


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Threads yes - images were always hosted on third party sites I believe so you should be able to retrieve them at imgur or wherever you put them


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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 03:23:11 PM »
I never got a warning nor was ever banned nor did I get into any arguments but their decision to ban political talk was pure lunacy. Also generally on the whole it felt like very negative place.

I really like the atmosphere in this forum. Long may it continue.


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I actually didn't mind the ban on political talk.  It got way too ugly, and quite frankly some people were just assholes and i was glad when they got banned.  They took the bans too far though in the end.

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 04:31:19 PM »
I'm glad fans have the option. I enjoyed my many years on that forum, not to mention I never once received a warning, never had my own appreciation thread, and never won any forum awards or made any real enemies. I'm the king of flying under the radar. 8)

I like this forum and it's helped ease that gap I felt from the fan community. For the first time in a year I'm enjoying interacting with fans again. It feels good. :)

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Re: Atu2 tells members to come here
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 05:08:06 PM »
It's probably a good spot for those who wish to avoid politics and dissension.  Personally, I don't see how a U2 fan can do this, but to each their own.