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Prettybrokenspiral
06-27-2013, 06:01 AM
Apologies if this has been posted before. I know ETS has been around forever, but what are some of the differences between the forums at NIN.com and this place?

Do any of you post at both, or only here for one reason or another? Is NIN.com where all the juveniles hang out, as opposed to the cool kids at ETS? I've heard different opinions over the years and just want people's individual insight on the matter...

orestes
06-27-2013, 06:29 AM
Less fapping here.

Thaned
06-27-2013, 07:20 AM
More fapping here.

scorpiusdiamond
06-27-2013, 09:59 AM
I don't think I could answer this without sounding like a snob.
So yeah, that.

Leviathant
06-27-2013, 10:07 AM
I like ETS because I can just delete it if I get sick of it.

Malechite
06-27-2013, 10:09 AM
an appropriate amount of fapping here.

Prettybrokenspiral
06-28-2013, 01:22 AM
...these great mysteries of life I'll never know.

JessicaSarahS
06-28-2013, 01:32 AM
I don't think I could answer this without sounding like a snob.
So yeah, that.

Yeah, this.

ibanez33
06-28-2013, 01:57 AM
ETS is my cheaper alternative to Viagra.

Also fapping.

gorast
06-28-2013, 02:00 AM
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh501/Somedude179/ets.png
If anyone ever asks about ETS, this is literally all you'll ever need to show them.

Tea
06-28-2013, 02:10 PM
I don't know what the NIN forums are like nowadays, but a couple years back the difference to me was that ETS would seriously DISCUSS things, instead of everyone just spewing their opinion and not taking any criticism to it or elaborating on it. People here don't normally post LOL as their entire reply. (at least after lollerskates...)

Space Suicide
06-28-2013, 02:10 PM
Is this really a question?

Dra508
06-28-2013, 07:00 PM
Moar level headed moderation here.

ibanez33
06-28-2013, 07:54 PM
lollerskates

LoLLerSkaTes *Hugz*

slave2thewage
06-28-2013, 08:05 PM
You know nothing of MFOBs, Jon Snow.

playwithfire
06-28-2013, 08:08 PM
You know nothing of MFOBs, Jon Snow.

John Snuuhhh (http://mimisfitfoods.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/pinto-bean-egg-burrito.jpg)

Tea
06-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Has anyone ever brought an extra large burrito poster to an ETS meet up? Please someone, that's going to the new tour, do it.

marodi
06-29-2013, 02:40 PM
The difference between nin.com and ETS is that ETS has a legendary lost artifact:

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/marodi511/ninhead_zpse20d6cee.jpg

nin.com has none.

ibanez33
06-29-2013, 08:16 PM
Has anyone ever brought an extra large burrito poster to an ETS meet up? Please someone, that's going to the new tour, do it.

Can we just get burritos on those ETS shirts?

Cat Mom
06-29-2013, 08:41 PM
I gotta be honest, having been here since January of 2004: I like the current version of ETS better than the old.

And re ETS vs NIN.com forums or Spiral forum: They were never "better" or "worse" but they were always just "different," a work in progress, with either zero moderation or way too much heavy-handed moderation.

Now, we (ETS) seem to have a perfect amount of moderation, with a real sense of respect for users by users and mods, and there's no more bullying or mean people having control. It seems like a community without being too smarmy. Everybody doesn't have to "get along" but we at least show respect and the drift is kept under control without it being draconian, and there's a really good balance. Bravo.

timdotexe
06-29-2013, 09:00 PM
nin.com has a shorter URL

Leviathant
06-29-2013, 09:45 PM
nin.com has a shorter URL

Just about every year, I reach out to the guy who owns nin.net and ask if I can have it, if he'll sell it. Oh, to be news.nin.net, forum.nin.net, whatever. But that'll never fucking happen. Jason Patterson, why don't you ever write me back? You're doing nothing with that domain.

Clownboat
06-29-2013, 09:57 PM
It's easier to avoid NIN talk on this forum. ;)

Really, I grew up with ETS. Literally. I was 14 when I first made an account back in 2002, and I've been on here the entire time. I met some of my best friends through here. I live where I live and work where I work right now because of connections I made through this forum. There's no question about it, dude: The answer will always be ETS.

Cat Mom
06-29-2013, 10:16 PM
Just about every year, I reach out to the guy who owns nin.net and ask if I can have it, if he'll sell it. Oh, to be news.nin.net, forum.nin.net, whatever. But that'll never fucking happen. Jason Patterson, why don't you ever write me back? You're doing nothing with that domain.
what about ets.com? or ets.org?

same number of letters as nin.com

Leviathant
06-29-2013, 10:40 PM
what about ets.com? or ets.org?

same number of letters as nin.com

Both active websites, whereas nin.net is dormant like Rainier.

Baphomette
06-30-2013, 02:30 AM
John Snuuhhh (http://mimisfitfoods.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/pinto-bean-egg-burrito.jpg)
GTFO with those green onions.

staleincense
06-30-2013, 04:32 AM
You do realize that the nin.com forums have been deleted?

ibanez33
06-30-2013, 05:49 AM
You do realize that the nin.com forums have been deleted?

Have they (http://forum.nin.com/bb/?index.php)?

staleincense
06-30-2013, 07:46 AM
Have they (http://forum.nin.com/bb/?index.php)?
Well, they did announce it was going to be replaced, but the fact that it isn't linked to from the main site made me assume that the old forums had been shut down and the new one wasn't up yet.

botley
06-30-2013, 11:05 AM
I was going to write "nin.com still has a forum?" before I realized it was facing a genuine existential dilemma.

Prettybrokenspiral
07-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Just about every year, I reach out to the guy who owns nin.net and ask if I can have it, if he'll sell it. Oh, to be news.nin.net, forum.nin.net, whatever. But that'll never fucking happen. Jason Patterson, why don't you ever write me back? You're doing nothing with that domain.

Try threatening him. It always works for me.

slave2thewage
07-02-2013, 09:08 PM
I remember going over to the Spiral forums back in the day and finding a thread where people basically got their cocks out. How uncouth.

playwithfire
07-02-2013, 09:37 PM
GTFO with those green onions.

At least they weren't to scale(ions)

Prettybrokenspiral
07-05-2013, 03:19 AM
I remember going over to the Spiral forums back in the day and finding a thread where people basically got their cocks out. How uncouth.

I think I remember that thread. You probably saw my dong in there amongst the others.

icklekitty
07-05-2013, 06:19 AM
I remember going over to the Spiral forums back in the day and finding a thread where people basically got their cocks out. How uncouth.


I hate you.

slave2thewage
07-05-2013, 06:33 AM
I hate you.
I'm only bitching because, as far as I remember, there wasn't any nice ones in there. Plus you've seen the men we've queued with.

Scarlet Siren
07-05-2013, 08:47 AM
I remember going over to the Spiral forums back in the day and finding a thread where people basically got their cocks out. How uncouth.

I'm pretty certain there was a similar thread on NIN.com too!

orestes
07-05-2013, 09:51 AM
I'm only bitching because, as far as I remember, there wasn't any nice ones in there. Plus you've seen the men we've queued with.

You guys are forgetting godizvoid (or however you spell his name) doing the same here via PMs. I once wore a tee with his photoshopped cock to an early WT club show.

slave2thewage
07-05-2013, 10:02 AM
You guys are forgetting godizvoid (or however you spell his name) doing the same here via PMs. I once wore a tee with his photoshopped cock to an early WT club show.
OMG. I just remembered when he was hosting the radio rip of Survivalism on an FTP and there were "accidentally" dick pics left there. GOOD TIMES.

cheddamash
07-09-2013, 01:13 PM
ETS FTW.

I posted on both ETS and The Spiral when it existed, but never bothered with the nin.com's forums once they opened it up. Lots of nice enough people over there, but ETS is where it's at.

slave2thewage
07-10-2013, 08:55 PM
I'm starting to forget what the Spiral forums were like. Were they the ones with the ridiculous amount of moderation? All I can remember is that thread with dicks and that there were a lot of dicks posting (OH-HO!).

GibbonBlack
07-10-2013, 09:14 PM
I'm pretty certain there was a similar thread on NIN.com too!


So who's going to be the first on this forum? ;)

icklekitty
07-11-2013, 03:06 AM
So who's going to be the first on this forum? ;)


On this forum we just talk intelligently about fucking and show each other our dicks in real life (WARNING: may result in marriage or Mark Higgins).

marodi
07-11-2013, 12:52 PM
I'm starting to forget what the Spiral forums were like. Were they the ones with the ridiculous amount of moderation? All I can remember is that thread with dicks and that there were a lot of dicks posting (OH-HO!).

What I remember about the Spiral forums (and I was a member there first, then I joined ETS) is that they (the Spiral) had the Clique spirit even bigger than ETS ever did. I remember it being a core of users talking to each other while everyone else was basically ignored. nin.com forums have evolved from that.

What the current iteration of forum.nin.com has that ETS doesn't have as much is the Outreach subforum. It's basically an online support group for whatever it is that's going on in your life, from the benign to the tragic. It's full of respectful and understanding people. Here, on ETS, we have some of it in the How Fuck Was Your Day thread, for example.

Of course, nin.com is also where users can "talk to Trent" so you do have your "dear Trent" threads. It comes with the territory. And there's the Party Room. Yeah.

Current events is good too. There are some very articulated and intelligent users there.

Frozen Beach
07-11-2013, 01:54 PM
I like echoingthesound better because every time I post here an opinion that isn't favorable, I don't feel like someone is going to come to my house and murder me.

Cat Mom
07-11-2013, 05:08 PM
What I remember about the Spiral forums
What I remember most was that a few (popular) users never took ANYTHING seriously, they'd interrupt every.single.thread with 400 gross or stupid photos or stupid jokes. I think that kind of stuff led to the draconian mod rules over at NIN.com. (I'm not mentioning any usernames but you know who I mean.)

Dra508
07-11-2013, 05:12 PM
I just can't stand most forums (like the spiral) that have so much distraction with signature lines and curly ques all over the place. I don't even like this place having color. Give me gray!

jessamineny
07-13-2013, 10:22 AM
This exchange (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/1400-Nine-Inch-Nails-2013-tour?p=101003#post101003)perfectly sums up "why ETS?"

Prettybrokenspiral
07-13-2013, 08:36 PM
(the Spiral) had the Clique spirit even bigger than ETS ever did. I remember it being a core of users talking to each other while everyone else was basically ignored.

looooooooolz

ninedead
08-02-2013, 05:54 PM
the fragile.com was enjoyable back in the day(wonder what happened to my thefragile.com email address), but nin.com was my crack till i found ets, havent used the forum at nin.com in a few years. but many hours spent in those places late 90s early 2000's.

ninedead
08-02-2013, 05:58 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20010118221800/http://www.thefragile.com/ three great websites from my twenties.

GibbonBlack
08-02-2013, 07:57 PM
(WARNING: may result in marriage or Mark Higgins).

I can't say either interest me...

KarenLeslie
08-05-2013, 01:40 PM
Even though ETS has gone through different iterations, I feel like ETS is still way more consistent than nin.com. They change that site around every time Trent buys a new pair of shorts or something, and that is a man who likes his shorts.

I think I checked nin.com about a year ago and found that my account was still there, but everything I had ever posted had been deleted-- or something weird like that. I didn't use it much, so it wasn't a big loss.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-11-2013, 01:55 AM
I fondly remember that fated day of September 21, 1999...the brand-new sounds of The Fragile unfolding in my ears...logging onto nin.com and discovering message boards for the first time.

It was love.

So many hours spent on those forums, moding out about our lord and savior TR.

I was on those Seems Like Salvation forums for awhile too, if I remember. But I just defaulted back to the nin boards after SLS went under. ETS never occurred to me until '04, I think.

Those NIN forums are a joke these days. Nothing moves over there.

johnhenry
08-12-2013, 01:10 PM
Nutshell: ETS has (wildly fun) threads to highlight the ludicrousness of users like Segashaheen (RIP/TLA), whereas on nin.com the pants-shittingly insane - plus people that refer to the band as "nails" - seem to have the run of things.

scorpiusdiamond
08-12-2013, 05:34 PM
people that refer to the band as "nails" - seem to have the run of things.

*disgusted shudder*

dogsipod
08-13-2013, 11:17 AM
SLS...wow. that was a long time ago. aol and dial-up. my history is fuzzy, didn't ETS evolve/replaces SLS as it went down?

back on track, my ets password is in my strip account. my nin.com is not.

Halo Infinity
08-26-2013, 10:22 PM
As somebody that's tried both, it's sometimes hard to decide, however, in terms of serious discussions and informative threads and news about NIN, ETS seems to win by leaps and bounds. That's not to say that there aren't any serious or meaningful conversations in NIN.com either, but even when I'm lurking, I get a lot more out of ETS than NIN.com. I also like that you can embed YouTube videos in ETS.

As for another thing about NIN.com, I love the fact that they have a Party Room, since that's where I can be allowed spam myself silly. (I'm KSalavante over there.) :p

Butterscotch
08-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Honestly, I had been on NIN.com's forums for a while(don't ask who I am, I like to be mysterious~), and I enjoy it more here.

nin5in
08-26-2013, 11:23 PM
On nin.com's forums there's to much fangirling/fanboying going on over there. Over here people are more level head and not just obsessing about Trent all the time.

Halo Infinity
08-27-2013, 12:19 AM
As somebody that can and has been very addicted to Nine Inch Nails, I totally see what you mean by that. But you sometimes never know, since the NIN section here can have its moments, but at least threads that go way over the top get locked ASAP. :p

Prettybrokenspiral
08-27-2013, 12:26 AM
On nin.com's forums there's to much fangirling/fanboying going on over there. Over here people are more level head and not just obsessing about Trent all the time.

Have you read the HM leak review thread? The album has been in the public domain for all of 12 hours, and people are already saying it's as good as or even better than The Fragile http://www.aintnoright.org/images/smilies/lol.gif

Halo Infinity
09-07-2013, 03:12 PM
Yeah, that was also surprising to me. I'd still agree that Hesitation Marks could be among some of his best work since The Fragile though... even though it's still kind of hard for me to say that with an album like Year Zero around.

As for NIN.com, if the forums get updated and/or replaced, I'd at least hope to be able to embed YouTube videos along with the ability to like posts, rate threads, and tag threads. And that is also assuming that the NIN.com forums don't get deleted without any chance of being replaced first.

Halo Infinity
02-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Just about every year, I reach out to the guy who owns nin.net and ask if I can have it, if he'll sell it. Oh, to be news.nin.net, forum.nin.net, whatever. But that'll never fucking happen. Jason Patterson, why don't you ever write me back? You're doing nothing with that domain.
To add the part of the topic of short URLs that could be used on the NINternet, even just for the sake of imagination: I would've brought this up ASAP, but it actually didn't exist yet, as it seems like it only came out this year. There seems to be another ETS on the Internet, it's just that it stands for Educational Testing Service, while also being a .org website. I think I might also post it in The School Thread.

http://www.ets.org/