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Woebot
12-10-2005, 08:48 AM
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One year old today!

1,023 members
31,000 posts
Most users ever online 374

(which is all very respectable......)

Thanks to everyone for making it such a great place to visit.

sufi
12-10-2005, 09:29 AM
Thanks for having us Star! :)

k-punk
12-10-2005, 12:04 PM
Hurray! More should be made of this!

john eden
12-10-2005, 12:14 PM
Big pat on the back to you, Matt. :)

Grievous Angel
12-10-2005, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for everything...

labrat
12-10-2005, 12:40 PM
tis my Bithday too...

nomos
12-10-2005, 12:45 PM
Happy birthday Dissensus! I've met a lot of great people here. Thanks a lot Matt :D

3underscore
12-10-2005, 03:36 PM
Good work all involved. And a good opportunity to put this back where it belongs - on the index page instead of the porn thread.

polystyle desu
12-10-2005, 05:59 PM
Very good all !
Congrats and keep it up

Immryr
12-10-2005, 06:15 PM
whoop whoop

happy birthday!

DigitalDjigit
12-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Wow...we have over a 1000 members. That was sudden, it was hovering in the mid 900's for a while there.

Melchior
13-10-2005, 04:44 AM
That's great! Thanks for doing this Matt and all. It's been a great year for music nerds everywhere!

jenks
13-10-2005, 07:43 AM
i would like to add my thanks to Matt - my first venture in the virtual world and over and again i am amazed at the generosity of spirit with which this enterprise is being conducted.

Rambler
13-10-2005, 05:49 PM
Good show, Matt - thanks!

owen
13-10-2005, 05:54 PM
(applauds, sings 'happy birthday' out of tune)

satanmcnugget
14-10-2005, 12:49 AM
wow

over a thousand members seems BEYOND respectable

weve only been around for a year

DISSENSUS rawksthemike!

big up to you, Matt!!!

Buick6
14-10-2005, 04:14 AM
Good stuff Matt, or WOEBOT or whoever you are.

Nice to come to a reasonably informed and intellectual place to talk about certain kinds of music AFTER you've check it out!

Great to know that more than 1000 people read Simon Reynolds books/articles/blogs!

:D

droid
14-10-2005, 11:44 AM
Big up to all involved. Youve produced something pretty special here lads.


Well done.


:clap:

dHarry
14-10-2005, 12:32 PM
I don't check Miscellaneous often enough, and nearly missed this.

:cool:

:D

:)

DigitalDjigit
26-10-2005, 08:03 PM
What is puzzling is that over a third of the members have 1 post or less and the ratio of guests to members viewing the forum is around 3:1. How interesting could it be to read other people's conversations? I mean, ok, I do it all the time but why stick around if you are not gonna post anything?

Melchior
26-10-2005, 11:25 PM
That's pretty common for message boards.

Woebot
12-10-2006, 08:21 AM
Two years old today!

Threads: 4,537, Posts: 62,624, Members: 1,778

john eden
12-10-2006, 09:23 AM
Blimey. :cool:

mistersloane
12-10-2006, 09:31 AM
"Terrible twos' here we come!

Grievous Angel
12-10-2006, 10:15 AM
Wow, that went quick!

polystyle desu
12-10-2006, 02:39 PM
Happy Birthday ,
Cheers all
the best (and possibly, worst) is yet to come ( jus covering all bets here)
Thanks Matt , mods , everyone

IdleRich
12-10-2006, 03:54 PM
Yeah, thanks a lot to Woebot and co for running this for everyone. Don't get too drunk when you celebrate...

baboon2004
12-10-2006, 03:58 PM
Continues to be a forum for intriguing and well-informed discussion, with an enviable roll-call of posters. Considering that most people probably came here initially via the ILM board, Dissensus has been successful in fulfilling a very different set of criteria to that forum: that's to say, if I want 100 recommendations of records to buy, I'll go to ILM, but if I want intelligent debate or a heads-up on what's happening in London, I'll come straight here.

Thanks to all those who keep it running. Best site on the Web? It's up there...

DJL
12-10-2006, 05:04 PM
Dissensus is brilliant. Happy Birthday

polystyle desu
12-10-2006, 05:16 PM
I hear that Baboon

Looking back , Dissensus year 2 had a little 'different face' from say , year 1 ,
change in tone(s) .
Doesn't it feel deeper and wider now ?
seems to feel settled /settling morphing into more free form threads &
'searching for answers' modes into mid to longer term deeper and denser ways
A lot of info in those threads Dissensians aggregate resources

nomos
12-10-2006, 05:45 PM
2 already! They grow up so quickly these days. I think it's the hormones in the milk.

Thanks Matt!

enneff
13-10-2006, 04:53 AM
Well done and congratulations on maintaining the fine community that exists here.

I've not seen it described anywhere, so I'll ask here: What was it that prompted the formation of Dissensus? I can remember being told by a friend years ago that "ILM sucks now... Dissensus is where its at," having no idea what he was talking about. Since I'm the guy has operated ILM since late 2002, I should probably take note of these things. I've gathered that it seems to be centered around London-based music bloggers, but surely there's more to the Dissensus Genesis than that?

michael
13-10-2006, 05:14 AM
Man, when I think about the last year on here the first thing I think of is that one of the two founders (k-punk) completely slammed the state of the place and jumped ship. I can't remember if there used to be one, but there's definitely no link to here on his blog nowadays.

I disagreed with k-punk's assertions of the necessity to be a sarcastic, name-calling bitch (heh, the irony), but I also think this place is almost scarily nice. The only one who seems happy to be an arsehole is stelfox. I quite like going into other forums with teenagers scrapping idly, insulting each other pointlessly, etc. just cos it feels a bit more alive...

Still, I check in as good as daily and have a read. There's obviously heaps of good shit to read about, mainly info-wise. I guess I've been steering clear of discussion threads, though, so I suppose I'm not contributing to any impassioned discussion, am I? :o

nomos
13-10-2006, 01:28 PM
What was it that prompted the formation of Dissensus?
You can read Matt's blog post from the day Dissensus opened here: http://www.woebot.com/movabletype/archives/000927.html ;)

polystyle desu
13-10-2006, 02:07 PM
I like that Michael 'scarily nice' ,
I don't see it as a placid peaceful as in 'nothing going on placid',
just that in gen , things seem to sometimes a more 'still searching and enjoying the search' , process
global view 'Matmos' - ian in that you don't now what all (info) is in there in those brains ...

Some quotes from Tokyo , randomly spied
'less ego, more eco'
'the darkest night is before dawn' - (becomes the first T shirt from Dystopians)
and of course ,
'Renders hard
my because of you' (seen on T in Shimokitazawa)
Cheers

Woebot
12-10-2007, 08:11 AM
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Threads: 6,426, Posts: 106,627, Members: 3,981

noel emits
12-10-2007, 09:33 AM
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hint
12-10-2007, 11:09 AM
http://www.findsounds.com/images/play.gif (http://www.theflatnet.de/pub/sgfx/samples/party.wav)

Sick Boy
13-10-2007, 02:24 AM
boom boom boom

massrock
11-09-2009, 02:27 PM
200,000

woops
11-09-2009, 04:25 PM
what was 200,000 get?

massrock
11-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Are you calling me a get?

Leo
16-09-2009, 01:59 AM
so what are we doing to do celebrate the 5th birthday??

nomos
12-10-2010, 06:27 PM
We are 6 :cool:

craner
12-10-2010, 07:12 PM
Good Lord. 6!

So which are the greatest threads in the history of Dissensus?

I vote for the 80s Soul and 2-step threads, Luka's Invent Neocon Strategies, and one of ones with Padraig/HMLTs going berserk (though I can't pick one of these).

This is where you can reboot vintage threads so we can all have a laugh (and point out the bits we are supposed to be laughing at) -- or then again marvel at K-punk's noble attempts to spur complex theoretical debate. (Someone can get extra points for digging up the infamous K-punk/Luka tiff -- sometime deep in the winter of 2004, I recall...)

nomos
12-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Good Lord. 6!

So which are the greatest threads in the history of Dissensus?

I vote for the 80s Soul and 2-step threads, Luka's Invent Neocon Strategies, and one of ones with Padraig/HMLTs going berserk (though I can't pick one of these).

This is where you can reboot vintage threads so we can all have a laugh (and point out the bits we are supposed to be laughing at) -- or then again marvel at K-punk's noble attempts to spur complex theoretical debate. (Someone can get extra points for digging up the infamous K-punk/Luka tiff -- sometime deep in the winter of 2004, I recall...)

all on the forthcoming commemorative dvd. it's a tearjerker, trust me.

craner
12-10-2010, 08:02 PM
What was the very first thread?

Leo
12-10-2010, 08:45 PM
what are the current numbers (members, threads, posts)?

nomos
12-10-2010, 09:29 PM
What was the very first thread?
Typical neo-situationist propagandizing http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?3


what are the current numbers (members, threads, posts)?
Threads 10,476 / Posts 241,513 / Members 2,427

Most viewed non-Music thread / 5th most-viewed thread: Worship the colossal squid, puny humans!!! (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?2194-Worship-the-colossal-squid-puny-humans!!!)
Honourable mentions to fush and freak waves

baboon2004
12-10-2010, 09:41 PM
There have been some absolutely classic arguments - need to dig them up.... :) :eek:

jenks
12-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Craner

get your arse on here more often!

The Luka/Padraig debate/debacle remains my favourite for its car crash compelling watchability.

We had a thread a while ago about those we missed.

I stil miss Melchior, Randy Watson, originaldrum and yes, despite everything, Kpunk.

As well as this any time Craner and Luka decide to go off and do interesting things with their lives, I miss them. I was delighted to see the return of Woebot and wish Sufi would post more often but alternatively there are people I would prefer wouldn't post so often and that would be impolite to single them out - I am sure there are people that wish I would go away.

well done dissensus - let's hope there are more happy returns.

Mr. Tea
12-10-2010, 10:00 PM
I like: the breakfast thread, "Jade Goody: The Musical", the amazing longevity of "Pointless but it does my head in", "Hot [whatever] school babes", Martin's frankly uncanny Padraig/HMLT impression, the 'toothpaste-gate' tiff between droid and JE, and watching Ollie C fall in love with nomadologist.

martin
13-10-2010, 12:32 AM
The Toccawich (?) posts - his name's not coming up in search, but all his stuff about the Danish police and Satanic mind control were ace. Especially the accompanying illustrations. And did we ever find out from Yoghurt where all those gold rings are stashed in London?

Looking back at some of the old threads feels dead weird, especially with people actually discussing the Libertines, Mark vaunting the possibility of 'Christian communism' and stuff related to the first Dissensus meet in Bethnal Green. I don't come on that much now, but other ones that stick out for me were Rachel Verinder threatening to rip peoples' heads off in an argument about Time Out hip hop lists; the morning that everyone went mad and posted a load of ludicrous polls in the Music thread; anything involving Padraig; the where to eat in London thread (some great tips in there, ta!); the one where the bloke came on slagging off reggae fans who didn't understand patois, and then claimed 'Batty Rider' was slagging off gay bikers...the squid, naturally...

Ah, those were the days, every single thread used to get derailed 10 posts in...and what happened to JoeSchmo(e)? I remember certain IMs getting passed between members about antagonizing him off the board for his smug retorts (nobody actually did anything, Dissensus is well behaved)...and where did Rob LoveEcstasyCrime ('satanmcnugget') disappear to? God, seems like a million years ago.

nomos
13-10-2010, 01:18 AM
During one 'Dissensus is run by fascists' crisis I started fantasizing about catastrophically absurd admin pairings. E.g. Ian Town and Yoghurt Sothoth one week, Stelfox and nomad the next, end of.


you young ones don't remember the flame wars of yore. the cold rationalist purges, the christmas massacre... many a decent soul flew into them, with good intentions blazing, only to never return. automated birthday greetings on the homepage as their only memorial.

darkside business

Toccawich was a legend. Sad that Rob's not around anymore.

craner
13-10-2010, 12:58 PM
Rachel Verinder threatening to rip peoples' heads off in an argument about Time Out hip hop lists

Ha ha, essential!

The Ian Town thread was incredible...the one about megaphones...

craner
13-10-2010, 01:08 PM
'Yacht Disco', 'Sexy Album Covers', 'US TO BOMB IRAN TOMORROW' (about 5 times), anything involving Stelfox getting intense and/or sticking up for Phil Collins, the real time 2008 US election thread...

john eden
13-10-2010, 05:46 PM
Typical neo-situationist propagandizing http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?3


LOL - didn't realise that was the first!

Lots of great threads mentioned above but I would also say that the recent "The Game" thread is brilliant for all sorts of reasons.

nomos
12-10-2012, 03:19 PM
We are 8 http://www.sprinklemassacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wlEmoticon-birthdaycake.png

What were the highlights of the last year? I wasn't around as much.

hucks
12-10-2012, 03:44 PM
We are 8 http://www.sprinklemassacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wlEmoticon-birthdaycake.png

What were the highlights of the last year? I wasn't around as much.

I wouldn't describe that as a highlight. Don't be so hard on yourself.

sufi
12-10-2012, 04:01 PM
We are 8 http://www.sprinklemassacre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/wlEmoticon-birthdaycake.png

What were the highlights of the last year? I wasn't around as much.these:

g4s video,
dissensus the novel,
afrobeats,
luka's triumphant return to conquer the stratford thread were some of my highlights.
+ blackdown declared dissensus dead
& scuba(?) declared us all cunts

= brilliant!
Many Happy Returns Dissensus!

sufi
12-10-2012, 04:03 PM
just for the record:

Threads
11,625
Posts
286,803
Members
3,566

rubberdingyrapids
12-10-2012, 04:59 PM
this forum needs new users. anyone. not that everyone here is boring, theyre not. but it does need some new blood. (after reading a post from someone i have never seen post in the art-film section - more plz).

craner
12-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Bloody hell, 8 years.

craner
12-10-2012, 08:49 PM
Be time for another one of these soon:

http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?8402-The-quot-how-I-will-be-watching-the-election-results-quot-thread&highlight=election+2008

craner
12-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Still MIA:

K-Punk & acolytes
Woebot
Reynolds
Stelfox
Padraig/HMLT
Nomad
Scottdisco

craner
13-10-2012, 12:19 AM
the morning that everyone went mad and posted a load of ludicrous polls in the Music thread

Can anybody nail the exact date of this infamous morning?

matt b
13-10-2012, 10:48 AM
Can anybody nail the exact date of this infamous morning?

was 8/7/09

craner
14-10-2012, 01:29 AM
How did you know that?

sufi
14-10-2012, 01:30 PM
Still MIA:

K-Punk & acolytes
Woebot
Reynolds
Stelfox
Padraig/HMLT
Nomad
Scottdisco
also polystyle desu

Leo
14-10-2012, 03:04 PM
also polystyle desu

grievous angel!

luka
14-10-2012, 06:53 PM
and where did Rob LoveEcstasyCrime ('satanmcnugget') disappear to?

dead sadly.

nomos
15-10-2012, 12:02 AM
jesus, really? rob and i were in touch on and off for a few years but then he disappeared. he was a sweet, generous person. had a difficult time too, from the sounds of it. i was really hoping things had gotten better.

Woebot
16-10-2012, 02:47 PM
many happy hellos to everyone.