A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts

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A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:56:00 PM »
I'm just a little bit excited because today we've hit or are close to hitting two huge milestones. First, we formed exactly two months ago today, so this is our two month anniversary! Second, we are very close to 25,000 posts! When the forum first started, it was created as a place for the @u2 regulars to gather as @u2 took their hiatus and also to give people another option. It has since become so much more and it is all thanks to our fantastic members! We are grateful for each and every one of you as well as all the members who will join in the coming weeks and months.

Our forum was started with the idea of having a totally open, inclusive place for U2 fans to talk about just about any topic...anything goes so long as it's respectful and there are no personal attacks on members. And so far, we've had numerous political and other debates with zero instances of personal attacks or members upset at one another! Open, intelligent, respectful debate is possible and we're happy to see it!

We've got some big things planned in the coming months with regards to making these forums (and our home page) an even better place for U2 fans to come and hang out. As always, we welcome suggestions for new features in our Suggestions forum and if you ever have any concerns, please feel free to contact anyone on our staff.

Thanks for an outstanding first two months and we look forward to many more!  :)

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 12:22:50 AM »


I'm proud to have partaken!

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 12:28:07 AM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
Toronto Girl, 27, Bono fan for life, ONE activist

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 02:31:26 AM »
17-20% of the posts are Riffraff


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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 03:25:27 AM »
^ Looks at zeropartii's post count.

Mate, you realise riffraff's promise of getting paid a bitcoin per post is never going to be fulfilled?
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 06:07:41 AM »
^ Looks at zeropartii's post count.

Mate, you realise riffraff's promise of getting paid a bitcoin per post is never going to be fulfilled?
WHAT? Oh, I quit.

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 06:08:36 AM »
17-20% of the posts are Riffraff


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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 08:13:29 AM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
I was also banned but for arguing the opposite view as you. Happy to see both of us here.


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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 08:19:19 AM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
I was also banned but for arguing the opposite view as you. Happy to see both of us here.


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And, this is exactly why I love this forum...people know how to be nice...no matter what their views! Thank you to everyone for making a mod's job SO easy!

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 09:13:36 AM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
I was also banned but for arguing the opposite view as you. Happy to see both of us here.


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I'm in the same boat on Interference.  They have WANTED posters up for me.   I like it here.  In the past couple days I went from political prosecutorial jousting to hilarious laughter over a dumb concept with a member. 




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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 02:23:11 PM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
I was also banned but for arguing the opposite view as you. Happy to see both of us here.


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I'm in the same boat on Interference.  They have WANTED posters up for me.   I like it here.  In the past couple days I went from political prosecutorial jousting to hilarious laughter over a dumb concept with a member. 




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This forum is just sooooo anarchic.  Johnny Rotten will be posting at this rate!  :)
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You got to do what you should.
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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 02:41:55 PM »
I want to thank the originators of this forum. ShadowMac I believe you started it. I was a contributor on atu2 and I was banned for defending the bands decision to attack Trump. From that point I only lurked, but I never again felt that I could post. Here, I post, I just woke up and started checking the forum. It's a great community.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be to create ways for members to share personal things to bring us closer ....l nothing to intimate or that would lead to being able to identify a member, but areas where we can share personal things.....and get to know each other in the process.....

I'm here for the duration.
I was also banned but for arguing the opposite view as you. Happy to see both of us here.


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I'm in the same boat on Interference.  They have WANTED posters up for me.   I like it here.  In the past couple days I went from political prosecutorial jousting to hilarious laughter over a dumb concept with a member. 




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This forum is just sooooo anarchic.  Johnny Rotten will be posting at this rate!  :)
Ha! As much as he hates U2 I doubt he’s seeking out our new home


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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2017, 03:15:26 PM »
It just goes to show you don't need thousands of members to build an online community, and this forum has a good community feel.  I've always thought that solid contributors are the unsung heroes of a forum: the people who keep a forum active during the lean times as well as during the band's active periods.  That said, it would be nice to have a lot more members, but Rome wasn't built in a day.  The other forum has been going 22 years and has a lot more content on the main site, whereas this site was set up by the owner over a weekend only a few months ago.  In time, with more content and more members, there's no telling where Talk U2 can go.

 

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 03:16:22 PM »
woo-hoo, and happy birthday to us!

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Re: A Thank You to Our Members - Closing in on 25,000 posts
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 03:33:18 PM »
TD - for once I totally agree with you


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