What do you think Datalounge will be like 10 years from now?
When datalounge turns 28? DL will have gone through many transformations. I'm sure it will be better than now, because most of the younger posters such as myself (20) will have become seasoned and aged and have more to contribute.
Messages and posts will be limited to 15 words. Voting out trolls will be possible as IPs will be linked to a personal ID, so no more of the anonymous shenanigans. There will be ads in the posts themselves. You will be able to pull up stats of fellow posters.
That is all.
It was so much better when it was 27 years old.
It will be renamed Womynzlounge. No males will be able to join, post or read threads. It will have a constant soundtrack of The Indigo Girls, Holly Near, Joan Baez. And if you scratch the screen, it will smell like patchouli.
The logo will be changed to "I Have Stated My Boundaries".
R1 is mostly likely correct
I don't notice too many threads about Joan Baez...
I thk it wil B ful of pix cuz no one wil reed or rite n eemore
My pussy will still stink.
Well, in 10 years I'll be in my 40s, so expect a story or two about me hissing at some twink.
I can't assume [italic]Datalounge[/italic] will still be around.
I will just be a memory.
We will have survived.
Barbra and Cher
Anyone who calls the webbie an incompetent cunt will be immediately located by GPS and horribly incinerated via microwave beaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasdfbgwqw39
Everyone will know if you're fat, if your dick is tiny, if you're cut/uncut, and if you live below ground.
The Missippi and Allabamy baby catalogues will be interactive.
All the rich people will be busy growing backup spleens, livers, and kidneys on their necks. "It's not a tumor!"
There will be gluten wars.
I started posting on DataLounge ten years ago, OP. It was the same, except for more trolls, more authenticated posters, no troll-dar, lots of redtags, and no primetime.
Webmaster will have banned any thread containing the letter H, with no reason given.
Contribution IDs will be $38 (the monthly cost of the WM's favorite brand of poppers plus shipping).
Only contributors will be able to post.
Non-contributors can read DL, but every third word will be hidden.
Ten years from now, a photo will be posted of a gray haired, wrinkled Ben Maisani making out with a twink and the AC fraus will claim the picture was taken before Ben met Anderson.
[bold]What do you think Datalounge will be like 10 years from now?[/italic]
It will have more traffic than NBC prime-time television lineup.
Luckily all the hissers and old guys that are now over 30 will be dust in the ground. This will finally be a place of intelligence and wit.
Unfortunately for many, half the current population on the board now will be long gone.
This message board skews dead.
We'll still be presenting anatomically big flaccid bananas, while Zsa Zsa will be snickering that she hasn't yet slipped on the peel with her one good leg.
"Broadway" threads will be non-existent. Thankfully.
Threads reminiscing about the good ol' days of Facebook and Twitter. Many jabs at those who will still be using them.
Lourdes, not Madonna, will be the subject of many threads.
Lindsay Lohan will be a memory and there will be continual debates on her acting skills in Mean Girls, Parent Trap, and Liz biopic.
And hopefully, there will numerous threads on Hillary as first female US President.
It will be the location to see and be seen after we take power in the nation and institute the Law of Pointless Bitchery
The bitchery will be less pointless and a lot more pointed.
Beliebers as 30soemthings.
the horror...the horror... the horror...
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
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Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
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