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Re: Future of IGx

Post by climber511 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:07 pm

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Thud, it's a strange world we are living in my horny brother. Soon our entire self-worth will be measured in likes and smiley-face emoticons and our male bodies will be infused with a tonic of shame and estrogen.
Speaking of which - we haven't had a naked woman pic in a very long time - what has become of this place?

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Re: Future of IGx

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by dead man walking » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:16 am

Shapecharge wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Soon our entire self-worth will be measured in likes and smiley-face emoticons and our male bodies will be infused with a tonic of shame and estrogen.
hasn't this been true of you for some time?

do you still have a dick or has the reassignment surgery been completed?
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by climber511 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:02 am

tough old man wrote:
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Shapecharge » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:40 pm

DMW you dirty bitch...you are transphobe!! The LGBTGRAFMLOWVC community is aware of your hatemongering.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by dead man walking » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:11 pm

just cause they ground your dick into dog meat doesn't mean i don't like you. i'm concerned for your wellbeing. with this site sputtering, i may not know how you are progressing with your new idenity. that makes me sad.

what's your pronoun. i'm guessing it's "they."
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Sangoma » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:16 am

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K, I'm not pushing this but it's helpful to understand the option.

Reddit is the 6th most widely-used website. It sorts submissions of content of all types by user ranking a quick upvote/downvote option. So more popular content appears on the front page, and front page content is likely to be interesting to you. This can be addictive, which is why it's popular.

There are a ton of "subreddits," the sub-categories of discussions. People will have subreddits for Politics, guns, woodworking, bronies, your team in "online game X," and other public or private communities. These become reddit.com/r/insertnamehere. So we have reddit.com/r/IronGarmX.

A subreddit provides free hosting and saves all data, forever. This makes it cheap and easy. It is not as flexible as a forum. You can't have subforums with training logs and so on. A FB group would do something similar, with the better-known restrictions of FB groups.

If we had a cheaper/lower maintenance forum, that'd probably be ideal. Failing that, there are other options.
I am a bit slow and didn't realise we there was an IGx sub-reddit. Thanks, I will check it out.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by JimZipCode » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:01 am

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I am a bit slow and didn't realise we there was an IGx sub-reddit. Thanks, I will check it out.
I don't think we do, yet? I think it's the one concrete suggestion that's been floated.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Gav » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:22 pm

Just saw this. In my mind this place has been in a coma for a few years now. The good days are gone, unfortunately. It's funny you all mention it being slow but it's always fine for me, I'm in Italy though.
The reddit thing might be the best bet.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by SubClaw » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm

Come on, you lazy fuckers... The sub-reddit is waiting for you.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Thud » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Yo Spells, just confirming that (-Thud-) was indeed me asking for access.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by DikTracy6000 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:13 pm

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Subreddit may not be a bad idea anyway, it can be made invisible, anonymous users, restricted posting, etc. while still being accessible to Google, if we want. I've created one. I'm not interested in moderating, but will hand it over if somebody wants to manage it. Just placeholding it in case somebody nefarious gets ideas.
https://www.reddit.com/r/IronGarmX/
I've not been active much this past year. Spells' idea for reddit looks very good to me. Clicked on his link and lo and behold I already have a reddit account(forgotten). I will probably start logging my workouts there when recovered from my latest shoulder/bicep surgery(3 wks ago). If I understand how it might work, a sub-reddit page can be setup on IGX account and then when you click on a user's name it will auto. take you his/her workout log on their personal reddit page. Don't care for FB or Twitter as an idea, but my minimal contributions over the last five years don't carry much weight.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by dead man walking » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:51 pm

given igx's record of sowing discord, could we get some russian money to revive the site?

lacking that, what's the plan, comrades?
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:55 pm

Hi guys! I've been gone a minute, but I saw this thread and it got me thinking.

First, I think that IGX still has something to offer that isn't available elsewhere, and that is worth trying to perpetuate. In brief, it's a place where people can discuss fitness and other topics in a generally un-moderated space which is not oriented toward selling a product. That alone makes us basically unique. It's also a place that has a long history of sowing discord, goring the sacred cows of the fitness world, posting quality porn, and building bridges between East and West (so that we can burn them!). Where else can you post your training log and peruse others in a simple format (fuck you reddit), asking questions and getting informed answers like we do here? And we've done it all as a uniquely democratic, crowd-funded endeavor.

In short, while I did get busy and walk away from this site a while back, I still think IGX is unique and worth keeping going. That said, obviously there are some issues that need to be addressed. The site is slow, we don't get new members, a lot of quality posters have wandered off, the financial burden is increasing while the quality is sliding...and it has been for a while.

I have some suggestions.

1. Allow paid advertising to help maintain and improve the site.
2. Add back the United Provinces of Kettlebellistan...there's no good place to talk about real KB training that isn't run by zombies. We have real luminaries, with real experience, to draw on. When we closed it down we basically opened the doors of the asylum and let all the nutjobs loose to wallow in their own filth. Bring them home. Also, fucking facebook blows. Stop that shit.
3. Current users invite old users back.
4. Current users invite new users.
5. Develop a plan to modernize the site.
6. Consider doing some kind of a fundraiser, such as an IGX t-shirt.
7. Attack other people publicly. It's fun and it draws traffic and discussion.
8. Post training logs...this is one of the most important services that IGX provides.
9. Focus on posting valuable content: reviews, bootlegged shit, etc.
10. TOTALWAR

I hope some of you feel the same and we can keep this discussion going. On one hand, it would be normal for IGX to fade away in the same way that I faded away from IGX. I got busy and told myself I was wasting my time. Some of the time that was true, but I also learned a ton from you all and I realize that even after all these years...I still like the same things: jiujitsu, kettlebells, naked ladies, talking shit. I imagine that many of you are the same, and that it's not likely to change. Some things are always current and always have value, and a place like this, in my mind, is one of those things.

Let me know what you think. I'm ready to put up some money and participate more and do all of the above. Also thanks to Syaigh for putting this out in the open.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by dead man walking » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:24 pm

why is the site so slow?

is money the issue? how much?

who's in charge?
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:37 pm

dead man walking wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:24 pm
why is the site so slow?
This site is slower than two sloths fucking. I can only assume our webhost is located in a tent somewhere in Syria.
dead man walking wrote:
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is money the issue? how much?
Money is always an issue. More money would buy better service. I am willing to put some money into it, and I imagine others are as well, but we should consider allowing paid advertising and other means of generating site income. That paired with more traffic would help to defray costs.
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who's in charge?
Me. Or you. Wanna fuck?
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by dead man walking » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:52 am

so fatty may be taking charge. fine by me.

i will put in my contribution, and if some outfit wants to advertise, why not?

also, i do wanna fuck. not fatty or any of the other diseased sluts who show up. just nice girls.

which reminds me: time for a new sig, mickey.

can someone accomplish before trump gets thrown out of office, i.e. the next week or 10 days?
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:01 am

Good thoughts from FatCat. I am on Oahu and wondered how you were doing. Waikiki sucks. The rest of it is varying degrees of sweet. Spicy ahi poke is legit.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Dux » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:01 pm

I am starting massive repairs today. It will be back online and fast as ever in a couple of days.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:05 pm

Welcome back, Fat Cat. The return of the prodigal son. Here's hoping the family, and you personally, are thriving

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Post by Dux » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:06 pm

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:32 pm

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Good thoughts from FatCat. I am on Oahu and wondered how you were doing. Waikiki sucks. The rest of it is varying degrees of sweet. Spicy ahi poke is legit.
Sorry dude, this site went loco right after I posted this. Please let me know if you ever make it back this way. I have hosted BatBoy and Jezzi and they can attest to my hospitality.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 am

Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:32 pm
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Good thoughts from FatCat. I am on Oahu and wondered how you were doing. Waikiki sucks. The rest of it is varying degrees of sweet. Spicy ahi poke is legit.
Sorry dude, this site went loco right after I posted this. Please let me know if you ever make it back this way. I have hosted BatBoy and Jezzi and they can attest to my hospitality.
Hey, will do, that was my last post prior to the drop. That was my first trip and it wasn’t what I expected. A good friend’s wife is from there, but lives in NYC, and hates New York. It’s very clear why now.

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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Sangoma » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:23 am

For me the best thing about IGx is the ability to have a real conversation. No PC, no fear of insulting someone (they are capable of defending themselves and can insult you back). Not sure if this sort of environment is appealing to the law abiding, non-masochist general population, but I am sure there are a few thousand people who would enjoy being here.

And, of course, pictures of naked women. Not that it is a rarity, but the edgy feeling when opening threads at work makes life more interesting.

Good advice on training is the cherry on top of the above. Not that important.
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Re: Future of IGx

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Smet hits the nail on the head here. The conversations you get on FB are generally fleeting and then hard to find when a day or two has passed. For in depth, interesting discussion the forum remains the best vehicle.

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