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    Posters Who Jumped the Shark

    There is a website called jumptheshark.com in which people debate the exact point a TV show started to go downhill. Why not apply the same concept to forum posters?

    Smeg: Agrees to hotseat interview with BKKPhil. People didn't know if Smeg was for real, a single poster, or just a clever troll. After we learn (somewhat) the truth about him, he just isn't as menacing a figure as he was before.

    Captain Sensible: Finally arrives in Thailand. His post count drops off and seems to lose interest in the forum. The controversy surrounding his encounters with other posters you can read in the Members Forum.

    Smiley: Becomes a mod at ajarn and starts deleting posts from people he sees as troublemakers. The final nail in the coffin that led to the permanent split in the ajarn forum membership.

    Biohazard:
    the first time he posted a response on a forum.

    Daisy/Soph: Gets married. Probably finally came to her senses and realizes she is spending too much time talking to us weirdos.

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    I'm not an expert, but i think Sensible's downfall was being repeatedly banned from all the forums he was a member of. Okay, okay, he's not exactly banned here i know, just 'unwelcome'.

    Actually, i would be very receptive to seeing the return of the prodigal son. Would certainly stir things up a bit. I feel a comeback is on the cards.

    It will be entertaining to see which other forum legends' names are invoked on this thread.

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    ^ What about old KenKannif - he seems to have bit the dust as well.

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    Don't know what happened to him. So what event led him to "jumping the shark"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colourful-era
    ^ What about old KenKannif - he seems to have bit the dust as well.
    He got pissed off with dealing with annoying kunts like Smeg & Macha.

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    I will agree with you about Smeg, but Macha gets my nomination as one of the more pleasant posters on the board.

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    I didn't believe that Macha existed as anything other than another poster's alter ego, but I am assured on Marmite's word as a gentleman that he lives and breathes.

    I suppose this means I shall have to start being polite to him .

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    ^
    It's true, he is real, it took me a while also.
    Fucking incredible really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I will agree with you about Smeg, but Macha gets my nomination as one of the more pleasant posters on the board.
    He is now, yes. But before, well...

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    ^Great OP njdesi. I miss Soph and Treacle (both the poster and the sticky stuff). I prefer women posters; they are always far more intelligent and responsible in their replies....It's also nice to have them on hand to make a nice cup of tea or knit a wooly scarf when required.

    I'll look out for the original website you mentioned; I have some very strong opinions on Antiques Roadshow.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    i actually found that within seconds i could estimate the value of a stormtrooper in a box or a piece of wedgwood.
    i once recognised a set of Oxford chairs 3 minutes before the apparent expert and had to be refrained from calling the bbc by my wife on a account of being an embarrassing drunk with delusions of grandeur.

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    I used to love that programme (AR), but I was well disappointed if someone didn't get rich every week.

    Did you see the one where a lad took his Great-grandmother's collection of ivory dildos in? They were worth thousands aparently.

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    I love watching the impatience of the 'guests' as the 'expert' rattles on - you can see them biting there lips trying to restrain themselves from screaming, 'JUST TELL ME HOW MUCH IT'S WORTH'.



    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    .... and had to be refrained from calling the bbc by my wife on a account of being an embarrassing drunk with delusions of grandeur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Did you see the one where a lad took his Great-grandmother's collection of ivory dildos in? They were worth thousands aparently.
    If elephants could talk I'd imagine a conversation with the hunter along the lines of, 'Hold on a second, you're going to kill me because somebody wants to do what with my tusk!?'

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    What si the story behind this :
    Smiley: Becomes a mod at ajarn and starts deleting posts from people he sees as troublemakers. The final nail in the coffin that led to the permanent split in the ajarn forum membership.

    This stuff is before my time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    on a account of being an embarrassing drunk with delusions of grandeur.
    Much changed there recently then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    He got pissed off with dealing with annoying kunts like Smeg & Macha.

    1-0 to the Smeg then.

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    My old man deals in antiques as a hobby.
    He does very well for himself using Ebay.

    He pockets 200 quid plus a week in profit from his tinkerings.

    He once made 90 quid on a milk bottle lid he found in the bottom of a box he bought.

    90 quid.

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    Got a friend that make his living in antique lighters. Bought an enamled watch lighter for $1800 sold it for $25,000. Before I cut my ponytail off got accused of bein' that big dude with the ponytail on AR. Going to the antique shows got treated very well whenever I wanted to buy something.
    I lost the pnonytail and about 30 lbs, don't miss either.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    Er this one seems to have gone a wee bit off topic

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    ^yeah just a tad , I mean who gives a fuck about antiques apart from old men?

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    That would be the point the Frisco Frankie and my old man are old.

    Christ you are a stupid Cnut sometimes CE aren't you.

    You aren't going to turn into a mental Smeg type stalker when you get back to the UK are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    I miss Soph and Treacle (both the poster and the sticky stuff). I prefer women posters;
    Just reminded me of another poster
    Raphaela:
    Like Sensible, jumped the shark when she actually arrived in Thailand. Her most entertaining posts happened when she was the armchair expert back in farangland. Unfortunately, she finally arrived in LOS and gained a more realistic, accurate understanding of the place. Good for her personal growth, but shitty in terms of forum entertainment value. Remember Tomcat's bitchy comments and snide remarks about her?

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    What about DJ Tantrum

    He has jumped the shark at least 4 times now.

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    ^
    Care to elaborate?

    How about posters who start topics threatening to stop posting or leave the forum permanently? Has anyone ever followed through on this "threat"?

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