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RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Osgood » 09 Jan 2018, 13:09

Haven't been there for a while, but it makes me sad.

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Neige » 09 Jan 2018, 13:28

Me too,

After all, it was home to most of us for a few years.
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby The Slider » 09 Jan 2018, 13:41

:evil: I blame Skip Spence
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Wally Bingbang » 09 Jan 2018, 14:05

No more zlib compression. Ever. :cry:
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby The Modernist » 09 Jan 2018, 14:14

Who's going on a recruiting drive then? It's always nice to get a bit of fresh blood.
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 09 Jan 2018, 14:23

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby fange » 09 Jan 2018, 14:39

Oh dear
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Snarfyguy » 09 Jan 2018, 15:29

All's well that ends well!
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Osgood » 09 Jan 2018, 15:46

Harvey K-Tel wrote:No more zlib compression. Ever. :cry:


Though I had joined in 2001, I wasn't active when the big exodus happened. I never understood what was the issue and why on earth zlib compression was important - or in fact what the fuck it is.
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Jan 2018, 15:55

I was only on there a year or two (around 2001/2) but I would never have ended up on BCB without it.
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jan 2018, 16:38

Goat Boy wrote:I was only on there a year or two (around 2001/2) but I would never have ended up on BCB without it.


Me too.

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby 'Face of Fruit Pastilles 1981' » 09 Jan 2018, 17:22

sloopjohnc wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:I was only on there a year or two (around 2001/2) but I would never have ended up on BCB without it.


Me too.


Me three.

Happy times, sitting in my little kitchen in my flat on the outskirts of Prague.

It was the first message board I'd ever been part of, and it was great fun. Lots of troublemakers. And Urg Vernonson :)
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Butch Manly » 09 Jan 2018, 18:36

I can't believe Edwin Starr outlived the Mojo message board. :(
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jan 2018, 19:08

German Dave wrote:I can't believe Edwin Starr outlived the Mojo message board. :(


He'll outlive us all!

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby slightbreeze » 09 Jan 2018, 19:11

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sloopjohnc wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:I was only on there a year or two (around 2001/2) but I would never have ended up on BCB without it.


Me too.


Me three.



It was the first message board I'd ever been part of, and it was great fun. Lots of troublemakers. And Urg Vernonson :)


Me four. I remember one night keeping my cool and eventually out manoeuvring a chap who was going for the jugular after I posted my like for the Pet Shop Boys

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby sloopjohnc » 09 Jan 2018, 19:36

I don't know if I discovered the magazine first or the message board. I think it was the message board. It must've been around 2001 or so. I was working at an art materials company and had some downtown time at lunch while I ate at my cubicle and goofed around online during the.

I always loved talking music, but my friends could only go so long and many weren't around anymore because they'd moved, had families, etc.

I was overjoyed at finding it and lurked around for around a year, maybe more. Every one knew so much more about music than me. I just kinda soaked it all it in. i didn't feel like I could fit in. I still don't do those things like pick your favorite albums of the year or all time because I don't list things like that. Heck, I didn't even order my record collection anymore after the move into our house. I'm not anal like that, and I certainly wasn't anal enough to discuss engineers, track listings, album chronology, blah, blah, blah. I find some aspects interesting, but not enough to want to do it.

I made halfhearted and infrequent contributions where no one would have really noticed I was even on there. I'd be pretty positive no one would ever remember me from Mojo.

And then the formation and break from BCB happened. I was staying at Mojo because it was homebase by then and no one invited me over, because as I wrote, i'm sure no one even knew I was around.

I think I looked once and it was a year after BCB formed that I clicked on the link to it and asked to join. I had been pretty sick of the petty bickering back and forth and had gotten fed up with Plaxico's rantings and Megh's sycophancy of him.

BCB was still cooling as a planet, but I was braver to contribute because it was new and not as established. I pushed myself in more than I usually do in any kind of social situation, even online, but felt like if I wasn't a dick and kinda stuck to my limited knowledge of music compared to others, I'd be okay.

My 22 year old daughter was around eight at the time and my son was 2. I think that's been one of the most enjoyable things from this board: Seeing all the kids pics and the way they've grown up.

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby Canis lupus » 09 Jan 2018, 19:37

that day Paul H took over the World
...without him quite knowing what was actually happening
16 years ago
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby never/ever » 09 Jan 2018, 19:56

It's a shame but not unexpected. MOJO has been fucking around with that community for years. Not that the community itself helped themselves into their good graces.
It was my next favorite stop after the Rolling Stone-messageboards exploded. I maintained presence there for a while when I signed up here but lost interest and time....

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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby 'Face of Fruit Pastilles 1981' » 09 Jan 2018, 20:01

The Modernist wrote:Who's going on a recruiting drive then? It's always nice to get a bit of fresh blood.
I don't think I'm registered there anymore, or if I am I certainly can't remember my login details.


Me neither.

Would be great to get a few new bodies here. If anyone can still log on, be sure to tell them we have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY when it comes to proggy woggy
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Re: RIP Mojo Boards

Postby yomptepi » 09 Jan 2018, 20:02

I am still banned.
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