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Why do you post and/or lurk here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. I'm just here for the burrritos

    12 vote(s)
  2. Helps me cope with my crazy job

    11 vote(s)
  3. I like talking to other bassists

    17 vote(s)
  4. For the wealth of knowlege about all things relating bass guitar

    28 vote(s)
  5. The carrot told me to

    12 vote(s)
  6. I like being a part of this community

    26 vote(s)
  7. To straighten out all you jerks with my amazing insight, no matter what you think

    9 vote(s)
  8. To prove that I am a victim

    3 vote(s)
  9. I love puns and silly jokes

    13 vote(s)
  10. To learn about other things besides bass from some of the amazing folks here

    15 vote(s)
  11. To lurk and learn

    14 vote(s)

    6 vote(s)
  13. I'm hiding from Tuna noodle casserole

    9 vote(s)
  14. To learn about oatmeal

    6 vote(s)
  15. We fired our drummer, know where we can find another?

    4 vote(s)
  16. To find the best tuba for death polka

    8 vote(s)
  17. To read posts by Jimmy

    8 vote(s)
  18. To get attention because I need to prove myself (mostly to me)

    7 vote(s)
  19. To further my agenda

    13 vote(s)
  20. other

    20 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Me? Mostly I like hanging out with my sister and brother bassists here on T.B. It is an oasis of sanity in a world gone mad.

    Like Chrissie says:

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  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    To discover the lost city of Kubla Khan, of course.
    Gaolee and mapadofu like this.
  3. dwm74


    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    When you say 'here', do you mean TalkBass in general? Or the Off-Topic forum?

    Not that it matters...I have a hard time staying on-topic anyway...
  4. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon Supporting Member

    To right wrongs, triumph over evil, and gush about my hobby to literally the only people in my world who care.

  5. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Your choice
  6. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten

    And because of peeps like you @slobake, also @JimmyM, @twofingers, @BassCliff, @catcauphonic, and a WHOLE lot of others!!
    An oasis of sanity, as well as a wealth of wisdom, not just about basses and music, but life too.

    (SAPPY ALERT!!!! sorry, it just kinda happened)
  7. I found TB by searching for information about a bass I owned.
    Found that, opened an account & posted about the problems I was having.

    Largely got ignored, because I was asking about a lowly Mexican Fender. At the time I figured my gear was too low class to be of interest to the big-time players on here.

    For a couple of years I used TB as a platform for avoiding actually playing bass & when the rubber met the road I could barely play at all.
    Some vacation time helped me realize playing is where the pleasure comes from, and talking about it is over-rated.

    Today a friend posted a photo of all his cats & there were two guitars in the background.
    I started asking him about his guitars & he knew next to nothing about them, but I've heard him play (when we were both in Thailand) & he is a skilled player.

    So that brings me back to thinking that obsessing over the gear & talking about it all the time is just not the right path.
    TBH I'm trying to wean myself from being online most of the day.
  8. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Are you still here? ;)
  9. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I wandered into this maze in '09 and have yet to find the Minotaur or the exit.
  10. I came here for the TNC recipes...
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    So you chose "To prove that I am a victim"?

    :D :D :D
  12. What the heck does that even mean?
    How can you glean "being a victim" from that?

    I guess our sense of what's funny is wildly divergent.
  13. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    I think he is just messing with you. Sometimes it is hard to tell here, I get that. The smiley faces give it away though.
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Jimmy M is mean. That's what the "M" stands for.
    Gaolee, kobass and JimmyM like this.
  15. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon Supporting Member

    Have you really not found the Minotaur, or just haven’t decided which of us it is yet? :p

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  16. fingerguy

    fingerguy Banned

    Aug 2, 2016
    Who's Jimmy?

    But all seriousness even though I play bass, guitar, and harmonica amongst other hobbies I like to have a forum where I can shoot the ....! I was banned from one place which was shocking since they are really out there with their posts. Another place I stopped going for moderators would take your post and completely change the wording, another forum I mod for over a decade is practically dead, and others well eh. This place people don't seem to be too PR (except for a few that complained directly to me and they need to get a life). So I am here 99% only during work hours when I am at my office computer. In short, I like it here, it's nice....I need TP for my ......
  17. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    This made me :D

    This made me :rollno:

    Then this made me :) again.

    See, that's why I come here ;)
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.
    fretter, Oddly, btmpancake and 4 others like this.
  19. I come here to get trolled in the OT :bored:
  20. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I honestly haven't found it yet. I HAVE found the Hiphopopotamus and the Rhymnocerous though. So I have the going for me. Which is nice.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2017
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