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  1. Ridwan
    2012-08-04 13:08
    I'd like to do that, but simply lack any idea how so far. If you have any then pleeease be my guest ! Don't wait for me.
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  3. Ridwan
    2012-06-11 11:42
  4. Ridwan
    2012-06-09 08:59
    By the way, are you aware of this forum's existence ? :
  5. Ridwan
    2012-05-23 04:46
    You really don't have facebook ? I'm currently thinking of inviting you to my little group there....
  6. Ridwan
    2012-05-23 00:13
    About the teacher thing, it was of course clear to me. That's just how I roll
  7. Ridwan
    2012-05-19 16:55
    The whole thing worth noting about the pony threads back then was the conflict between admin and the veteran members.

    It used to be quite more informative and diversified in the availability of topics. Not that there wasn't any problem plaguing the board in the form of either trolls or persistently-biased ideologues or bigots but even they were at least largely pass teenage mentality. It's really about Ian refusing to upkeep the intellectual maturity of the place. nowadays isn't so much being liberal/leftist (many older members would reject the assessment that the site has become more leftist) as being simply less mature and considerate of different perspectives. Had Sumeragi said what she said at least 3 years years earlier, she would've received less western fuck yeah attitude, more actual analytical take on issues that can refute her stance much more effectively by being considerate of the circumstances behind the case in question. Her "respect the local rule" argument on that Malaysian thread was unwise in ways, but understandable, especially since she was facing the more recent environment dominated by short-sighted western-centrism. Back in the day she would've had Hendryk-Flocculencio duet criticizing her more intelligently by demonstrating better insight on the issue. Actually, she may would not have said what she said since there was better intellectual bullwark against western FUCK YEAH attitude in place, even in Chat....
    (she may would also have enjoyed the place better, since the period between 2003 to 2008 was the days when homoendoism was much more rampant )

    I think some varieties of individual statements are by nature intolerable, though Sumeragi's was certainly not one. Besides, back then banned members who were otherwise good contributors were warned many times before being regarded as lost cause. So does today, apparently, but the standards have shifted, and admittedly not towards positive direction.

    Anyway, do you have a facebook account by any chance ?
  8. Ridwan
    2012-05-15 07:13
    I would agree to say that the board is still fairly functional as an AH site. It is still far better then a certain There are few remaining quality posters that still kind of keeping me visiting the site occasionally. And the general enthusiasm for history is still fairly healthy. Us exiles bitch about that site quite frequently, calling it "tom tom club" and whatknot. But still, at least for my group, we still acknowledge that the site still has some worth left.

    But frankly I'd say that the intellectual level has at least halved since 2009. Now, the reduction of intelligence level is to be expected with the growing population, but it could've been minimalized. That is, if the admin himself being committed to it. There was a conflict between him and the veteran members (now mostly banned). I of course don't know the exact details. But differing opinions in how the board's environment should be seems to be one of the problems. It looks like that Ian wants to be not "elitist" and "conformist" or something. While I had resented the unrestraint swarming in of juveniles and manchildren into the site since the very beginning since they occassionally drove the experts away frustrated, initially I just went for positive thinking, assuming that Ian was doing something about it, because I was happy that the site was growing. As things escalated though it became apparent that it was not at all the case. The climax was the pony fiasco back then, when a veteran moderator, and one of the nicest members has ever had, demoted from his post for upholding the rule regarding thread spamming. And then Ian banned her fiancee and another member for protesting. By then it was apparent that Ian isn't committed for upholding intellectual standard, something of a crucial requirement to upkeep the rate of knowledge exchanges to actually productive level, being something that had actually achieved previously, without any known competition among history-enthusiastic sites.

    A banned member told me that Ian seems to has lost interest in AH, pointing out that the last AH post he made was in 2009, and he seldom posted anything else since. He indeed has been frequenting the site less and less, so that is quite likely true. And if that being the case, the intellectual functionality of the board now only depends on the eroding number of the remaining quality posters. That's bad. At this rate it's only a matter of time before ends up another

    All of this wouldn't have happened had the growth rate of the site been restricted to a degree and the admin not thrown away the credibility of the rules he has set up himself.
  9. Ridwan
    2012-05-13 23:49
    Anyway, suddenly I've become curious. How do you think has been lately ?
  10. Ridwan
    2012-05-07 03:03
    Well, naturally, but the thread does seems so mundane, and this site is actually being managed, if you know what I mean....

    As long as the AH one doesn't get deleted, I won't scream in horror. But for now I simply don't have anything to bump it with, and my facebook group keeps distracting me from this site.

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