Tuesday, February 20, 2007

No, YOU shut up! High Drama at the Drake


Twitter, twitter, gasp and wonder! O! what has become of the Drake FFBB?
Beloved (or despised) for it’s “no rules” ethos, the Drake BB quickly became one of the most active, lively and interesting internet message boards on the fly fishing internets (such as they are, sadly). While both the Fly Fishermen and Fly Anglers On Line BBs saw memberships splinter, decline or defect, the Drake enjoyed active posting and a skyrocketing membership. And for good reason: supremely slutty fish porn, an almost embarrassing number of good writers/posters, lotsa laffs and quirky traditions such as mandatory posting of “boobies and pie” for noob posters made the site a must read.
Well, it was good while at lasted... at least according to a large number of Drake posters who are now engaged in a kind of guerilla war against their beloved Drake board in a delightfully anarchic attempt to regain what they view as their turf.
Girls, this is just too, too much!
So what’s got the Drakes (Drakians? Drakesters?) in such a tizzy? They feel the board has been overrun by “asshats”, trolls and dumbasses. Their solution? Bombard the board with pointless posts, meaningless posts and posts extolling the likes of godzilla, baseball and a bunch of other stupid shit in an attempt to drive out the board’s lesser/destructive posters.
Now organized at a separate, invitation-only, password-protected bulletin board the group now plots strategy, discusses tactics and debates the whys and wherefores of their insurgency.
So what happens now? The splinter Drakians are observing three days of “radio silence”, but in the long run the outcome is anyone’s guess. In private emails and public practice, the Drake’s leaders are flummoxed. At the same time, the insurgency clings fast to the notion that they are acting soley for the good of the Drake, all the while building up their own substantial community at the invitation-only board. Meanwhile, the trolls still flourish on the Drake and the fat lady adjusts her tierra and approaches the microphone.

17 Comments:

Anonymous DBFC said...

DBFC finds your spelling of "tiara" delightfully anarchic. But calling Godzilla "stupid" just goes too far.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on the verge of becoming the first person banned at the drake. excellent! maybe I'll invite nemo to meet me at 14th and Minna, you tell him to bring a baggy for his teef.

10:39 AM  
Blogger thee trouthole said...

haha!

flyroder?

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, I thought you were flyrodder. its a small internets.

great site btw. I enjoy reading it.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous mr. blur said...

how'd you manage to cipher all that shit out?

I get it, it's an inside job, right? yer parta the dbfc?

don't bring fat chicks.

11:39 AM  
Blogger thee trouthole said...

i was granted access to the invitation only site (after asking for it) but i do not consider myself a member.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me thinks thou dost protest too much, asshooked. Admit it - you not only have access - but like any good conspirator you down play your own role in masterminding the plot to advance your own ends.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous befuddled said...

i'm just there to pick up hot bitches

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thee who smelt it, hath dealt it.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Flytimes said...

WTF?! Where's my invite?
WT

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Nemo has linked to this from the drake board says all that needs to be said about THEE's supposed scoop here.

"i was granted access to the invitation only site (after asking for it) but i do not consider myself a member."

what is the defintion of "the"?

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use the fucking BAN function.
Private BBs are inbred as hill folks.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who's taking any of this seriously needs a head check. The number of people getting worked up about it is disturbing. It's the frigging internets, people!! Take mischief, counterinsurgency and merry prankstering for what it is, nothing more.

Now we return you to your safe, predicatable and generally redundant little online fishing world....

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad tidings, suspicious scoop indeed...thee has gained entrance to the smoke filled back room of e-flyfishing power brokers.

just like the first term congressman full of optimism and confidence that he alone can change the world, thee succumbs to the offer of bright lights, power, and anonymous sex in exchange for silence and mediocrity.

next he'll be posting support for the sex tourist over on the Klan

a sad but predictable president's day

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anyone who's taking any of this seriously needs a head check. The number of people getting worked up about it is disturbing. It's the frigging internets, people!! Take mischief, counterinsurgency and merry prankstering for what it is, nothing more."


its called reverse trolling, a brilliant move. they know youre trolling, but they have no clue on the depth of your troll.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"its called reverse trolling, a brilliant move. they know youre trolling, but they have no clue on the depth of your troll."

True enough. Maybe. In the end, all sides seem equally pliable.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

7:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home


View My Stats