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post #151 of 321
Why are you not automatically banning said pussies?
post #152 of 321
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Originally Posted by nxtour View Post
google "diesel jeans forum" AF #1, HF #3
google "true religion jeans forum" AF #1, HF doesn't even come up in the first page. That's pretty sad
Try google images for any diesel cut/wash. Honest forum is usually the first to show up. That's pretty sweet
post #153 of 321
[quote=Malencontreux;1560169]Is anyone else finding A Clockwork Orange annoying lately?

I like him. He's kinda funny.
post #154 of 321
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i thought those were my ideas lol oh well- cutup has come great points.

to the people who think footwear isn't popular enough here, maybe if we had a dedicated forum it would be more popular. there were people who didn't think dry denim would be a good subforum, but it turned out great and ended up increasing many members' interest in dry denim, including mine.

i also think banning outgoing members is stupid and bad for the forum. honestly, most people here come equally for the jeans and the drama (and, in begret's words, the microcosm of society represented) so too much censorship is a little ridiculous.

also, i think that there should maybe be a thread a month that encourages votes for lite members receiving regular memberships and regular members going pro for free based on contributions to the site. that would also make many of the "pro members" actually more like pros. haha.

tambien (i already used also twice), i feel that the site's focus should shift away from authentication and more towards the kind of discussions they have on SuFu sometimes. if AF is more popular anyways, maybe we could let them handle the bulk of auth checks and focus more on discussion, analysis, critique and sales.
My bad man, your right, that footwear section was all yours man...

I agree with that, but some of the members that have been bounced lately have been bounced for
Shilling
Asking other mods./members to help them shill
Multiple id's
And so on

I do think us mods should back off and let the forum run itself. Only getting involved when the $#!T really hits the fan
post #155 of 321
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren View Post
Do you guys serously get these types of PMs a lot? About people leaving a -1? Fucking lame.
I shit you not, I have received probably received around 3 of those in the last few months

And yes, I truly felt lame even reading them
post #156 of 321
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Originally Posted by CUTUP View Post
I shit you not, I have received probably received around 3 of those in the last few months

And yes, I truly felt lame even reading them
Yeah, thats like kindergarden shit. Did you even bother to answer the PMs?
post #157 of 321
Good grief.
post #158 of 321
Cut up, BUT>>>if the whole idea is to have more posts, how all the friendly chit chat in WAYWT is doing wrong, I agree with the rest of your points...and ACO is just having fun....let the "homie" (oops!! sorry, I mean brotha) be.
About AF, they know their stuff too; for example in some areas TR is the king, so if you live in that area then you post here, you get rip to pieces, that may sound to some like HF members have no idea of fashion. They got that right, because they see what is on the streets and are not so avant-guarde, another thing I believe they do right is the whole authenticity thread, they answer to the questions, here all I see is a lot of the members jumping and calling the newbies to post in the authenticity thread, sometimes is easier just to say real or fake than the stuff we write about rules and crap.
post #159 of 321
Please improve Live Chat, that flash thing is rather slow and buggy. Sometimes you get disconnected for nothing no matter how many times you rejoin.
post #160 of 321
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Originally Posted by gerry_miranda View Post
How about this....be less obnoxious....and stop calling new members morons on their first post. There is a way to criticize without being rude. That way you dont scare potential new members away.
But this reaction is very rare! More so than you think.

HF is actually quite welcoming, and telling someone "do a search, but here's the info anyway" - which is the most common response hands-down - does not qualify as being obnoxious or calling people morons.
post #161 of 321
HF's problem is that it's membership base is diluted. It has no real target demographic. Young moms have little in common with 18 year old students and old asses like myself have little in common with anyone

Reading posts filled with "gansta speak", from rich white kids wearing Dior is torture for me

I initially believed that the common denominator was love of style/fashion but now realize that views on this subject are too varied to make meaningful discussion possible.

Say what you want about other forums but they have "enter at your own peril" posted above their doors. They don't try to be everything to everyone.
HF would be better served by choosing sides and going with the flow. Regulating, policing and banning is only a temporary solution.

The concept of encouraging diverse people to congregate and share is very utopian but in reality, has a limited effective life span. People will always ultimately feel more comfortable around others with similar interests and values.
post #162 of 321
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Originally Posted by ross View Post
But this reaction is very rare! More so than you think.

HF is actually quite welcoming, and telling someone "do a search, but here's the info anyway" - which is the most common response hands-down - does not qualify as being obnoxious or calling people morons.
I agree totally

A year or so ago, there were many more complaints ect from rude comments. And I cant blame members from telling newbies to "search" or to "read the rules" when they do something wrong. As long as they arent told to go screw themselves in the meantime, how else are they going to learn if they dont read the rules?

I think most of the complaints are from pissed off members who expected to be told they look great when they post pics, and then they get told the opposite. It seems some people here will only accept positive comments, and get angry with the negatives, even some long standing members have this problem

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Yeah, thats like kindergarden shit. Did you even bother to answer the PMs
Sultrysiren^ Yeah I have to answer them. I try not to be a smartass but its so damn hard...

Its like some people come here to just to be told how good they look, and when they dont get the attention, they become bitter. I feel like saying "Its the internet for gods sake, not everyone agrees with everyone else". I have had pissed off members pm me who hated some of the statements I make, I dont loose any sleep over it
post #163 of 321
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Originally Posted by sonicvoodoo View Post
HF's problem is that it's membership base is diluted. It has no real target demographic. Young moms have little in common with 18 year old students and old asses like myself have little in common with anyone

Reading posts filled with "gansta speak", from rich white kids wearing Dior is torture for me

I initially believed that the common denominator was love of style/fashion but now realize that views on this subject are too varied to make meaningful discussion possible.

Say what you want about other forums but they have "enter at your own peril" posted above their doors. They don't try to be everything to everyone.
HF would be better served by choosing sides and going with the flow. Regulating, policing and banning is only a temporary solution.

The concept of encouraging diverse people to congregate and share is very utopian but in reality, has a limited effective life span. People will always ultimately feel more comfortable around others with similar interests and values.
Oh, just stuff it. You're the biggest contrarian on here, and you talk incessantly about the 'fact' that fashion is different for everyone, and how there are no standards, and how everyone should/could wear what they want and be happy, if it wasn't for ignorant judgmental types. Now you're saying we should choose a direction and adopt standards?

And yeah, love of fashion IS what brings us together. You're just seeing it differently because you're fresh off of making a huge scene in WAYWT in response to the comments about your "homeless guy" outfit...
post #164 of 321
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Originally Posted by ross View Post
Oh, just stuff it. You're the biggest contrarian on here, and you talk incessantly about the 'fact' that fashion is different for everyone, and how there are no standards, and how everyone should/could wear what they want and be happy, if it wasn't for ignorant judgmental types. Now you're saying we should choose a direction and adopt standards?

And yeah, love of fashion IS what brings us together. You're just seeing it differently because you're fresh off of making a huge scene in WAYWT in response to the comments about your "homeless guy" outfit...
YOU MISINTERPRETED THE WHOLE TENOR OF MY POST

I'm not going to explain it further.....go buy some black sneaks and hangout @ Burger King...maybe you'll get lucky
post #165 of 321
^^^good for you CUTUP, that's the secret to having a good time on here, I think. Not losing any sleep over it!

Sonic's statement..
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The concept of encouraging diverse people to congregate and share is very utopian but in reality, has a limited effective life span. People will always ultimately feel more comfortable around others with similar interests and values.
from another old ass I can say I agree with this, It is a great way to see and hear lots of things I normally wouldn't.

I'm so boring
post #166 of 321
I dont think fashion in general has a demographic, thats what makes it so cool. You can be 50 or 15, and be able to choose your own sense of style and still be into fashion

If you are into the brands that are spoken about here, whether your a mom, young/old, gay or straight means nothing. We are all here for the same cause, designer clothing, and having diverse topics of discussion allows everyone to find a niche they like

Placing people into groups is exactly what fashion is NOT about IMO
post #167 of 321
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Originally Posted by sonicvoodoo View Post
YOU MISINTERPRETED THE WHOLE TENOR OF MY POST

I'm not going to explain it further.....go buy some black sneaks and hangout @ Burger King...maybe you'll get lucky
Black sneaks/Burger King? No idea what this means, but +1 anyway.

And, if you're not going to explain it further, don't be surprised if others mis-interpret it as well. I'm a pretty smart guy but apparently I got it all wrong.
post #168 of 321
^^^ Well of course, but the peripheral stuff has to be taken into account, and actually, the diversity is what I enjoy about HF!
post #169 of 321
Boy, I am off the back, mang.
post #170 of 321
Sonic, I think you're a little off there. I'm one of those "young moms" and I may not have tons of things in common with some of the other members, but that's one of the things that makes it fun and interesting. I feel like I have a very diverse group of friends on here and it's kind of fun to be so different. At the same time, I hang out in R&R quite a bit, and regardless of age, the love of that particular brand is a pretty common factor and makes it easier for everyone to be friends.

It's kind of like a big, weird, dysfunctional family- I may have kids and my sister/brother/whatever may be 17/18 and watch Robot Chicken, but we're all still family.
post #171 of 321
What's shocking to me is an ITR mod from HT is actually on this board...it's mind boggling...hahaha

HF is actually considered pretty mild compared to other forums.


Lauriebell, roll back the clock to 2005 and everything will be peachy
post #172 of 321
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Originally Posted by ross View Post
Black sneaks/Burger King? No idea what this means, but +1 anyway.....
I'm a pretty smart guy.........
apparently not

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Originally Posted by CUTUP View Post
I dont think fashion in general has a demographic, thats what makes it so cool. You can be 50 or 15, and be able to choose your own sense of style and still be into fashion
not only does fashion have a demographic, it's a highly refined one. Fits that are praised on HF and mercilessly trashed other places....and those doing the trashing are almost the same demographic.....but not quite


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Originally Posted by ross View Post
Placing people into groups is exactly what fashion is NOT about IMO
this is true in concept but not practice


ETA: just read the following
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Originally Posted by ross View Post

Perfect example...SonicVoodoo's WAYWT from the other day. Dude posted the worst outfit I have seen since signing up for HF, and then flew into a frenzy when people didn't like it. But he said in no uncertain terms that he didn't care what people thought, despite replying furiously to every single comment directed his way in that thread.

Are we supposed to accommodate childishness like that by just keeping quiet if we don't have anything glowing and expressive (ie FAKE) about the outfit? Then we might as well just merge with AF and tell everyone how great they look in their TRs/Affliction/Von Douche/etc.
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hey asshole if I honestly gave a fuck about what you or anyone else thought of my fits, would I continue to post things are are obviously non HF friendly? You can't possibly know what goes through my mind when someone trashes one of my WAYWT posts. Let me assure you it's not anger nor do I go into a frenzy...more often than not I just shake my head and smile.

If I were truly looking for affirmation and validation from HFers, I'd wear a deep V, ill fitting vest a pair of some dope wash Diesels and some obscenely priced Lanvins....I own none of the aforementioned (save a few pair of diesels that I rarely/never wear)

You say you like to learn about style/fashion but you wanna learn in a tunnel. You were clueless about that specific WAYWT post and expressed absolutely no interest in expanding your horizons. It's extremely cool that you didn't dig it but extremely uncool that you had no desire to try and understand it.

just another instance of how diverse demographics lead to zero tolerance
post #173 of 321
1) Sonicvoodoo does not make sense

2) I wanna smash

3) Aids.
post #174 of 321
for some reason squirrel avatars and popularity of forum seem inversely related
post #175 of 321
I would have to agree with Sonicvoodoo, there are demographics and I would have to say the main one on this forum is not so common in the real world. I feel like AuthenticForum caters more towards the everyday person that is somewhat fashion inclined because honestly we see so many people here wearing tight vest, thanaz and hella deep v-necks and boots and how many people do we see in the real world walking around wearing that. None where I come from. Hell, I wear Zatiny and it's more fitted than 90% of how the men here on campus wear there jeans.

People go to forums that suit there general style already, we already put ourselves in a smaller pool so we'll have less members (active ones at least).
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