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« on: November 19, 2017, 11:42:43 PM »

Does anybody remember the mtrlogs? There were several competing blogs dedicated to the shenanigans that took place on MTR back around 2001-2002. The morons that ruined MTR are much like some of the morons who ruined this forum. The more things change the more they remain the same. These blogs were lighthearted takes on road enthusiasts. Some of them are hilarious and some of them, not so much. I can't find the original mtrlog (even on archive.org) but here are some of the imitators:

http://mtrlog2.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog3.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog4.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog5.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog6.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog7.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog9.pitas.com/
http://mtrlog10.pitas.com/


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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 01:10:17 AM »

Some stuff (this is from 2002) has aged... oddly:

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Gee, I hope I don't have to wait until 2010 to see the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV or the (New Orleans) Hornets win the NBA Finals! - Andy P. Jung
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But back to Andy Jung, wonders if he can hold out until 2010 (New Orleans = I-10). Sorry Andy, I-10 si not the number. Maybe 55. But look at teh Saints. Its not 10.

The Saints won their only Super Bowl (so far) on February 7, 2010.

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Arizona: no were not going to build a fwy to Las Vegas & call it inetrstate 11 goddammit so stop asking
But... that's what's happening now
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 01:44:23 AM »

“Fourteenth-grader who does sheep impressions.” Well, some things never change.
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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 07:15:35 AM »

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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 08:48:29 AM »

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Arizona: no were not going to build a fwy to Las Vegas & call it inetrstate 11 goddammit so stop asking
But... that's what's happening now

Well, to be hypertechnical, the original comment is right: They're not going to call it "inetrstate" 11!  :bigass:
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 06:29:31 PM »

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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 08:07:46 PM »

Does anybody remember the mtrlogs? There were several competing blogs dedicated to the shenanigans that took place on MTR back around 2001-2002. The morons that ruined MTR are much like some of the morons who ruined this forum. The more things change the more they remain the same. These blogs were lighthearted takes on road enthusiasts. Some of them are hilarious and some of them, not so much. I can't find the original mtrlog (even on archive.org)

Jeremy, your obsession with MTRlog goes back nearly 16 years...
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/misc.transport.road/mtrlog%7Csort:date/misc.transport.road/DwPViZAm3Sw/GVphBrCLyAIJ
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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 10:17:54 AM »

The whole mtrlog thing is just another reminder that there have always been people around this interest that take themselves waaaaay too seriously. There were actually people who got all bent out of shape any time Tom From Ohio gave them the "DUAAFAFO" treatment instead of realizing that it was all in good, although crude, humor. There are a lot of things I take seriously, but I don't take myself too seriously. I mean, I realize that I'm not important enough to get on Facebook Live and do a broadcast and actually think that anybody cares.
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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 01:00:54 PM »

I don't think I would do well on mtr.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 01:35:23 PM »

I don't think I would do well on mtr.

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 06:55:22 PM »

I don't think I would do well on mtr.

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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 10:58:06 PM »

If you have to ask, kid, you probably shouldn't...
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 01:30:28 AM »

If you have to ask, kid, you probably shouldn't...
And why? I'm clueless...
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 01:25:25 PM »

If you have to ask, kid, you probably shouldn't...
And why? I'm clueless...

Since no one has spelled it out yet...  He was saying you are the freshman.
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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2019, 11:20:16 AM »

Speaking of the Eternal September, I've noticed a major drop in quality on social media. Facebook is easy to use and a lot of internet novices use it. A lot of them can't spell very well and they just seem ignorant. The worst thing right now is not capitalizing proper nouns. "I went to walmart and I bought a fish." It is annoying. But Facebook has been swirling in a cesspool of poor grammar, ignorance and political radicalism and it gets worse every day.
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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 11:23:35 AM »

Speaking of the Eternal September, I've noticed a major drop in quality on social media. Facebook is easy to use and a lot of internet novices use it. A lot of them can't spell very well and they just seem ignorant. The worst thing right now is not capitalizing proper nouns. "I went to walmart and I bought a fish." It is annoying. But Facebook has been swirling in a cesspool of poor grammar, ignorance and political radicalism and it gets worse every day.

1. Poor spelling and grammar are everywhere on social media. It's not just Facebook.

2. At which Walmart can I get a fish? I'm near the ocean, and my local Walmart doesn't have fresh seafood.
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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 02:39:16 PM »

Facebook is easy to use and a lot of internet novices use it.
So I joined Facebook in 2006 when they finally let UK unis on. It was great. Then they had their 'eternal september' event allowing the general public on and by about 2009 my timeline was full of posts by 40 years doing memes badly, or trying to do twitter-esque politics virtue signalling. I muted the worst offenders and used it sparingly as it just wasn't fun anymore. Part of that was the novelty wearing off, part of that is the massive decline in quality as we moved from only college students, to a 16-30 age bracket (friends of college students mostly, plus recent grads), to a 10-60 age bracket with the kids and the 'hey there fellow kids' adults dominating.

Plus they tried to get people on their curated data - I was initially happy enough to click sort by time every time, but then they stole that. So rather than something where likes and comments are a bit of fun, they became a race, a game - where if you lost, you weren't heard even by those who wanted to. YouTube is more famous for "Like and Subscribe", but Facebook started this nonsense.

10 years later it's only gotten worse. My grandmothers have both been on for some years (though to be fair, one is too self-doubting/inept to do much more than post the odd holiday pic, and the other is so frugal that the internet only goes on on special occasions and so doesn't post junk just to fill time - forgetting that she's getting plenty of data per month thrown in with her landline). Those 40 year olds doing memes badly that I muted 10 years ago are now 50 year olds doing the same stuff - high volume low quality posting - quite how they haven't got bored is a mystery...
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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2019, 02:41:42 PM »


Speaking of the Eternal September, I've noticed a major drop in quality on social media. Facebook is easy to use and a lot of internet novices use it. A lot of them can't spell very well and they just seem ignorant. The worst thing right now is not capitalizing proper nouns. "I went to walmart and I bought a fish." It is annoying. But Facebook has been swirling in a cesspool of poor grammar, ignorance and political radicalism and it gets worse every day.

1. Poor spelling and grammar is everywhere on social media. It's not just Facebook.

Indeed.  Specific to capitalization, I remember people not using capital letters on mIRC back in the 1990s.

2. At which Walmart can I get a fish? I'm near the ocean, and my local Walmart doesn't have fresh seafood.

My wife and I took our honeymoon in southern Nayarit, and we went to the Wal-Mart in Puerto Vallarta a couple of times while we were there.  At that Wal-Mart, one could buy fresh octopus at the meat counter, laid out up there on ice.
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2019, 02:52:17 PM »

But Facebook has been swirling in a cesspool of poor grammar, ignorance and political opinions with which I disagree and it gets worse every day.

FIFY.

But I've been saying for years that what started out as IM-speak and is now text-speak will ruin the language. "HRU" for "How are you," "going 2 b hot 2day" for "going to be hot today," and other such aberrations.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2019, 05:32:19 PM »

But I've been saying for years that what started out as IM-speak and is now text-speak will ruin the language.

Nonsense.
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Re: mtrlog
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 06:26:03 PM »

Speaking of the Eternal September, I've noticed a major drop in quality on social media. Facebook is easy to use and a lot of internet novices use it. A lot of them can't spell very well and they just seem ignorant. The worst thing right now is not capitalizing proper nouns. "I went to walmart and I bought a fish." It is annoying. But Facebook has been swirling in a cesspool of poor grammar, ignorance and political radicalism and it gets worse every day.

2. At which Walmart can I get a fish? I'm near the ocean, and my local Walmart doesn't have fresh seafood.

Every Walmart I've been to has fish for sale...in the Pets section...
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2019, 07:34:34 PM »

^^ Walmart is discontinuing selling live fish: http://www.petbusiness.com/Walmart-Discontinuing-Sale-of-Pet-Fish/
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