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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Attention whoring: Farewell Atlas? on: July 06, 2014, 05:16:30 am
Forums in general have been a major part of my life since about 2007-08. I generally am not the biggest social butterfly in the world, but this gave me something interesting to read when I was dead bored. Which is quite often. I developed a strong interest in politics in about 2010, first following the Aussie election, then developing an interest in American politics.

The big problem now is that it's a bit of a lull wrt elections. I'm not American, so the policy side of things in America doesn't effect me, and in Australia politics hasn't been in the news much lately and it's just not really in season (though once parliament starts sitting again, it might get juicy, but even then Australian politics isn't really talked about much here). And in general large parts of the forum are sh**tty. FC and Individual Politics are basically spam - there's not that much worth reading there, and I feel my posts there are kinda out of habit, and places like the US General Discussion and 2016 boards are kinda circlejerky. And I'm generally not super concerned with non-Aussie/American politics so the International boards don't appeal that much to me. IRC is good, but even then.....the time zones aren't convenient for me.

In addition, my life is on the verge of changing to a good extent. I'm starting TAFE (basically a slightly more vocational version of community college) next week and with attending classes and doing homework etc. I'll have less time for this. Yes I posted a sh**tload at school, but I hope with a 6 month break from study I'll be a lot more mature, as well as the thought that doing well here will get me better job opportunities in said field. I also want to try and get my life sorted again, I'm losing contact with my peers, and want to get back in the circle.

So what does this mean? I just feel I'm "addicted" to forums, and just go on them for the sake of going on them. Accordingly, I'm trying to fix this by cutting back, and this means that I won't be on Atlas for a few months. I'll likely come back by the midterms/state elections down under, but yeah I won't be on for a while. To those who I consider friends and care about my absence, farewell.

TL;DR, finding forums boring, am leaving for a while.
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The FIFA World Cup tipping competition on: July 06, 2014, 03:29:58 am
Germany 1-0 Brazil
Argentina 1-1 Netherlands (Netherlands to advance)
3  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: How many governorships will flip? on: July 06, 2014, 03:24:55 am
We gain Maine and Pennsylvania, they gain Arkansas.

Suspect Quinn and Scott pull it out of the fire in the end.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Which hackery is worse? on: July 05, 2014, 07:18:17 pm
Based on a discussion in the IRC.

It's your choose.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Tour de France 2014 - Official Discussion Thread on: July 05, 2014, 07:31:37 am
Why are they racing in Britain?

I predict a doper/alleged doper will win this.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinon of Dick Morris on: July 05, 2014, 07:30:26 am
Dick by name......
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Next Moderator and Update on: July 04, 2014, 09:20:35 pm
Where's the "who gives a f**k option?"
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 100 Largest US Cities Series: Hialeah on: July 04, 2014, 08:09:54 pm
Seems like a suburban dump.

92% Spanish rate also feels unappealing.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of New Hampshire/New Jersey Senators on: July 04, 2014, 08:09:01 pm
Shaheen is a FF.
Booker....eh. Over-rated and a bit of a corporatist. Neutral.
Menendez seems bland and is corrupt. HP.
Ayotte is one of the worst.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of South Dakota/Tennessee Governors on: July 04, 2014, 08:07:41 pm
Haslam: HP for the VW thing. Otherwise netural-ish.
Dauggard: Don't have a real opinion, will say HP for being a Republican.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President since WWII on: July 04, 2014, 08:06:25 pm
Bush 43, with dishonourable mentions to Nixon and Reagan.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination Poll - July 2014 on: July 04, 2014, 07:17:31 pm
I've got no idea anymore.
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion on: July 04, 2014, 07:06:50 pm
Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault.
Trust British prisons? Sure can.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should the previous poster be a mod? on: July 04, 2014, 02:59:12 am
Religion and Philosophy, naturally.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Who will win in Florida? on: July 03, 2014, 11:25:45 pm
Scott, very narrowly. TY FDP.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Whose perspective on politics do you prefer...? on: July 03, 2014, 07:56:50 pm
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The FIFA World Cup tipping competition on: July 03, 2014, 03:20:42 am
Germany 1-1 France (Germany advances)
Brazil 0-0 Colombia (Brazil advances)
Argentina 1-0 Belgium
Netherlands 2-1 Costa Rica
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: July 03, 2014, 03:07:43 am
Average hockeydude post:

Quote from:  hockeydude
opebo opebo opebo atheism opebo opebo atheism atheism THERE IS NO GOD opebo I'M IN THE NAVY opebo opebo BLOODY RELIGION opebo

Came here to post its.
Yeah, well done bore.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should the previous poster be a mod? on: July 03, 2014, 03:05:57 am
International Elections, or maybe the What-if Board.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is this the worst post in forum history? on: July 02, 2014, 07:37:58 am
Out of all of Oldie's posts, you pick that one as the worst?
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup? on: July 02, 2014, 06:10:54 am
Germany, for mine.

Still somewhat unconvinced about Columbia at the final punch.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many posters have you ever talked about to someone off the forum? on: July 02, 2014, 02:28:52 am
Only Nolesfan, and that's down to another mutual forum anyway.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Clive Palmer on: July 02, 2014, 02:25:40 am
Well...he's certainly interesting. Have gained respect for him lately.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: July 01, 2014, 04:42:42 pm
21 shots for Belgium and 3 for the US
And they're yet to score. Whoever is in defence for the States is a star.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of AverroŽs on: July 01, 2014, 04:36:22 pm
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