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How many more years do you think Datalounge has?

I'm hoping the site will still be alive and well for another decade and so. I like posting here; this site has brought me a lot of joy and am willing to subscribe every year. Thoughts?

by Anonymousreply 2011/03/2013


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by Anonymousreply 311/02/2013

One day we will sign on and Datalounge will be gone.

To all of you that I will miss, thank you for your humor, smarts and experience.

To the a-holes, I won't miss you.

All said, it will be a loss.

Datalounge, we hardly knew ye.

A pre-farewell....

by Anonymousreply 411/02/2013

r4, will they prorate a refund for our $18?

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by Anonymousreply 611/02/2013

Please, DL will outlive all of us, and in the grand finale scenario, DL will be the last form of social interaction.

by Anonymousreply 711/02/2013

It would be so awesome if the people behind DL would sell their message board format to others. It really is the perfect message board.

by Anonymousreply 811/02/2013

It will outlive the stench of my vile scungehole.

by Anonymousreply 911/02/2013

I'm 71 for another month and I don't think in terms of DL going out of existence. I wonder how much longer I will be able to connect with DL. I enjoy this site and it is my favorite on the web. Due to my age and perspective, I've been misunderstood several times and in turn I'm pulled in my horns. I think it's fortunate that DL is owned by Entertainment Weekly. This should be a stabilizing factor, though it seems to have watered down DL content.

I know of no other place comparable to DL. I've been on this board since 99. Each year here after is a bonus for me.

by Anonymousreply 1011/02/2013

r10, how long has EW owned Mediapolis?

by Anonymousreply 1111/02/2013

Aww R10 don't pull in your horns.

by Anonymousreply 1211/02/2013

R10, I don't know where that EW comment came from, but please don't scare the young'ins: Mediapolis remains independent and in complete control of DL.

OP, it actually disturbs me a bit to think that DataLounge is now old enough to graduate from high school if it was a person. Seriously: 18 years old! If you'd asked anyone here in, say, '99 how long DL would last, I'd be surprised if anyone said beyond 2005. I mean, seriously: when this site first started, nearly all people still accessed the Web through a fucking DIAL-UP MODEM, and streaming audio didn't even exist yet, let alone video. Even the concept of "all-you-can-surf" Web access was still new; AOL and CompuServe had only recently stopped charging people by the hour! Virtually no one had a laptop, and 100MB was considered "huge" for a hard drive size. Transferring files larger than 1.2MB was a problem for everyone, because that was the maximum capacity of a "floppy" disk and at that point no one had invented even a larger "floppy" storage unit, let alone the flash and cloud memory space we take for granted today.

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by Anonymousreply 1411/02/2013

DataLounge will outlast all of us, Cher and cockroaches, and it'll still cost you $18.

by Anonymousreply 1511/02/2013

R10's post warmed my heart.

by Anonymousreply 1611/02/2013

I stand corrected, I must have misread an article about DL that stated the average DL'er read EW. That's the best I can find to explain my long held belief that EW was the current owner of DL.

By the way, since the ownership remains the same, the owner is a hot looking man. I wish I could remember his name, Bob ??????

by Anonymousreply 1711/02/2013

"After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and DataLounge"

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by Anonymousreply 1911/03/2013

Long time, love ya long time DL.

by Anonymousreply 2011/03/2013
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