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panadolsandwich, your blatant personal attack is highly offensive and in my opinion has no place in any rational discussion. I have reported your post (in case you were wondering who reported it).

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I saw that post Expat refers to and it was a bit robust, but we're all men here are we not, should be able to take a bit on the chin and all that....

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panadolsandwich, your blatant personal attack is highly offensive and in my opinion has no place in any rational discussion. I have reported your post (in case you were wondering who reported it).

I took the attack with the spirit it was given ... PS makes some good posts, but I recall, even on his own admission, that sometimes PS posts when he is "as full as a boot". Which I had thought on this occasion, especially as it did not make sense. He must have been on a real bender as he then gave it to the third party messenger (Stickman).

 

Also, as Coss says, it is a web board, and unless abuse is paranoid, psychotic or just damn irrational, sometimes you just have to laugh and wonder how you could have got under someone's skin by innocuous posts.

 

Beers to my friends [Charles Bukowski (1948)] :beer:

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on his own admission, that sometimes PS posts when he is "as full as a boot"

 

times like this I have trouble hitting the right buttons...

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Attacking posts is fair game, but attacking posters is not.

 

It's ok to say "what you said is stupid" but not ok to say "you are stupid."

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Not surprising that people are losing interest in Stick's column, as it seems like he has too.

 

Just seems to be going through the motions now, not that he was ever really insightful about Thailand. It is just that we all read everything when we live here, and his site does not really add much anymore.

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While there is the odd interesting bit in Stickman's weekly, I have noticed that his work is not as "eloquent" as it had been a few years back and some parts seem a bit repetitive. The number of adverts is pretty annoying. I do not remember it being so bad. This time around it took me a few minutes to find the actual content amongst the ads. But like he says, there does not seem to be much of an alternative...yet.

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Not surprising that people are losing interest in Stick's column, as it seems like he has too.

 

Just seems to be going through the motions now, not that he was ever really insightful about Thailand. It is just that we all read everything when we live here, and his site does not really add much anymore.

 

I guess only Stickman knows if his readership is going down. We can only assume that it does...

 

While there is the odd interesting bit in Stickman's weekly, I have noticed that his work is not as "eloquent" as it had been a few years back and some parts seem a bit repetitive. The number of adverts is pretty annoying. I do not remember it being so bad. This time around it took me a few minutes to find the actual content amongst the ads. But like he says, there does not seem to be much of an alternative...yet.

 

I just visited his page after a few months and left immediately. The homepage is as ugly as it can be and looks like a link farm without any content. I do not want to wade through tons of flashing adverts for to find content. Stick might see this as a part of his corporate ID, since you find frequently non-mainstream pages (fileshare, porn, e.g.) which still carry this mid/late 1990s style. I wonder if he is able to attract a younger audience?

 

That said, I have a lot of respect for Sticks work. Anybody who ever tried to maintain a website/blog for longer than a few months will know that it is extremely difficult to keep on putting up fresh content after the first excitement is waning off. And putting new content on a website _weekly_ during ones free time is a real tough job. Statistics show that 60%-80% of all blogs are abandoned after a few months and my personal guess is that much less than 1% of all personal blogs and websites are still being updated after 10 years (there is huge difference between personal websits or if they are maintained by a team, like boingboing.net, or even by professional, paid bloggers). My respect even grew when Stick kept his page after a certain psycho attacked Stick directly by using the his website for to destroy is reputation and livelihood in LOS.

 

Of course many people moved to Twitter and Facebook in the past years, but there is huge difference in putting aside every week several hours of concentrated work for to write an article, reading and responding to emails, putting up new photos e.g., or wasting 2 minutes during work to write a max. 144 letters long status update on Twitter...

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Hi,

 

Well said. Pretty much sums up my thoughts as well. I know that there is no way I could find the time / energy to do what Stick has done for years. In comparison running a forum is a lot easier (although there are also certain aspect of it that are harder).

 

Sanuk!

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