• Theres just too much noise

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nick Andre on Mon Mar 28 14:39:00 2022
    Hello Nick Andre!

    ** On Monday 28.03.22 - 13:49, Nick Andre wrote to Nigel Reed:

    Theres just too much noise I beginning not to care for anymore. Test messages are skipped and I don't care about discussing Linux or other BBS software or Russia or the toppings preferred on my pizza or whatever.

    And.. your suggestions for better topics are, what?
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    ../|ug

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 28 16:27:30 2022
    On 28 Mar 22 14:39:00, August Abolins said the following to Nick Andre:

    Theres just too much noise I beginning not to care for anymore. Test messages are skipped and I don't care about discussing Linux or other software or Russia or the toppings preferred on my pizza or whatever.

    And.. your suggestions for better topics are, what?

    Whats noise to me might be music to someone else. But after decades of being
    on most Othernets it all just becomes to me the same things over and over. Othernets have almost the exact same participants. The novelty is just not there anymore for me, nothing making most of them different from Fidonet.

    I can even take a guess when the next dupe-dump will happen or when some troll will gaslight something stupid, or when an Othernet ZC will unfortunately go from having a fun experimental net to having a net that needs a clearly
    defined set of policy as its noisiest participants are not mature enough to
    hit the Next key.

    I don't need or define topics when I talk with friends. We talk about anything and everything and whatever. "Topics" never come up.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nick Andre on Mon Mar 28 16:43:00 2022
    Hello Nick Andre!

    And.. your suggestions for better topics are, what?

    Whats noise to me might be music to someone else. [...]

    I don't need or define topics when I talk with friends. We talk about anything and everything and whatever. "Topics" never come up.

    Good answer!

    But there is NO conversation if people remain silent. ;)

    The flow of good conversation can digress naturally to
    something else too.

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    ../|ug

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 28 17:41:47 2022
    On 28 Mar 22 16:43:00, August Abolins said the following to Nick Andre:

    I don't need or define topics when I talk with friends. We talk about anything and everything and whatever. "Topics" never come up.

    Good answer!

    But there is NO conversation if people remain silent. ;)

    We could talk about nothing, but we're missing the trademark bass-guitar riff.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Nick Andre on Mon Mar 28 19:36:00 2022
    Hello Nick Andre!

    ** On Monday 28.03.22 - 17:41, Nick Andre wrote to August Abolins:

    But there is NO conversation if people remain silent. ;)

    We could talk about nothing, but we're missing the trademark bass-guitar riff.

    Riffs might work better in MUSIC or AUDIO! LOL

    When I listen to Joe Rogan and guests, those can be GREAT
    conversations.

    Maybe we can discuss what elements make for a great
    conversation?

    Even CHAT and COFFEE_KLATSCH seem to be under utilized. Those
    are good places to seed any topic for starters.

    It all basically boils down to what people would like to see
    discussed! I'm all for anything related to books, music,
    computing, farming, living the life of a recluse, etc. :|

    --
    ../|ug

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to August Abolins on Mon Mar 28 20:00:06 2022
    On 28 Mar 22 19:36:00, August Abolins said the following to Nick Andre:

    Maybe we can discuss what elements make for a great
    conversation?

    I'm not a fan of podcasts or Rogan specifically but understand & appreciate.

    It all basically boils down to what people would like to see
    discussed! I'm all for anything related to books, music,
    computing, farming, living the life of a recluse, etc. :|

    Books, music and living the recluse-life I could be interested in.

    I'm actually a huge fan of the North Pond Hermit, aka Christopher Knight. Reading *that* story was fascinating and left me with feelings of jealousy.

    Not the break-ins but the life of just one day up and vanishing into thin air.

    Nick

    --- Renegade vY2Ka2
    * Origin: Joey, do you like movies about gladiators? (1:229/426)
  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to August Abolins on Wed Mar 30 09:21:20 2022
    Hello August,

    Theres just too much noise I beginning not to care for anymore. Test
    messages are skipped and I don't care about discussing Linux or other
    BBS
    software or Russia or the toppings preferred on my pizza or whatever.

    And.. your suggestions for better topics are, what?

    Peace on earth and good will to men.

    --Lee

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    As Good As It Looks

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