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#1 Posted by PoisonPen (14 posts) - - Show Bio

There seem to be an awful lot of kids on these fora. All I see is an endless tidal wave of bad animoo and DCEU/MCU. Does anyone know of a comic forum where people old enough to order a beer without being carded hang out? My own interests tend to be silver age, golden age, and pulp, and I don't see an awful lot of that around here. If someone can recommend a place that doesn't feel like a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I'd be much obliged.

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#2 Posted by LeeM724 (643 posts) - - Show Bio

I think you're looking for a retirement home ;)

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#3 Edited by jb681131 (3125 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonpen said:

There seem to be an awful lot of kids on these fora. All I see is an endless tidal wave of bad animoo and DCEU/MCU. Does anyone know of a comic forum where people old enough to order a beer without being carded hang out? My own interests tend to be silver age, golden age, and pulp, and I don't see an awful lot of that around here. If someone can recommend a place that doesn't feel like a Chuck E. Cheese birthday party, I'd be much obliged.

CBR seems more mature and serious

https://community.cbr.com/

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#4 Posted by SpareHeadOne (6296 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonpen:

Insult us and ask us for a favour.

Methinks we are not the only ones who have some growing up to do.

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#7 Edited by Dernman (26042 posts) - - Show Bio

@poisonpen said:

@jb681131:

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

Be careful there. It's heavily biased and you can easily get banned if you don't walk down their narrow view of what they consider acceptable opinions. I stopped going there awhile back when I saw how bad it was getting.

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#8 Edited by norsewinter (87 posts) - - Show Bio

except this forum is literally sometimes creeped up with strange obsessive trolls

sure that doesnt go for everyone here. while forums that are strict are not for everyone, but they do have a place and function and they simply need to exist as an option

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#9 Posted by Helloman (30115 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay.

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#10 Edited by Dernman (26042 posts) - - Show Bio

@norsewinter said:

except this forum is literally sometimes creeped up with strange obsessive trolls who google you up all over the internet and is creeped up with obsessive weebs as well.

sure that doesnt go for everyone here. while forums that are strict are not for everyone, but they do have a place and function and they simply need to exist as an option

Was this a response to me? If it is I would like to rebut that in relation to it.

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#11 Posted by NiteLite (2710 posts) - - Show Bio

@norsewinter: Yep,has happened to a few awesome people who quit coming here because of it.

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#12 Posted by TifaLockhart (21135 posts) - - Show Bio

CBR will ban you for disagreeing with the majority.

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#14 Posted by Straight-Fire (27326 posts) - - Show Bio

Implying "grown-ups" aren't immature. The most troublesome users are adults. Take it from someone who's been here for close to a frickin' decade.

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#15 Edited by norsewinter (87 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

Was this a response to me? If it is I would like to rebut that in relation to it.

not really. i just want to point out that literally all forums are really not for everyone. but they all need to exist as they have a purpose.

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#16 Posted by jagernutt (16695 posts) - - Show Bio

Discord.

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#18 Posted by Magian (151757 posts) - - Show Bio

Hate to break it to you but pretty sure most users here are actually adults. Also I don't really visit other fora so I could be wrong but from the little I've heard, CV is actually one of the more civilised ones.

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#19 Edited by PoisonPen (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@magian:

When I was young, lo those many decades ago, being a nerd meant having long, passionate arguments about the minutia of the things we loved, demonstrating our love through clever argumentation and the most obscure references we could muster to show the depth of our investment. All I see on these boards are a lot of young kids posting one-sentence answers in response to zero-effort questions involving MadLibs of mainstream, current movie franchises and pop culture animoo.

I dipped a toe in the water with a comic lore question which got zero replies, two 'vs' challenges which had what I regarded as interesting themes, and on which I spent considerable time pondering and crafting to make them as clear as possible which generated either no interest or two-word answers, and a long, thoughtful answer to someone else's question in which I gave detailed arguments for every element of my answer, which was completely ignored by people giving one-sentence responses with no explanations about why they answered that way. My conclusion is that the people here are either very young or vapid and dull, and I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt by assuming they were young.

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#20 Posted by Dernman (26042 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: That stinks. I got out before it could happen to me. I didn't want to be someplace where if you're not part of the hive mind your not welcome.

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#21 Posted by deactivated-5cdf6a493c3c5 (84 posts) - - Show Bio

CBR stinks a lot. It's ruled by tyrannical mods whom make-up rules according to how they are feeling about the characters. If the feats contradicts their twisted views of thecharacters they will simply ignore them. They are a hard case of cognitive dissonance.