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Who was the best off topic poster of 2011?
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Gladstone Small [ 59 ] ** [34.50%]
Woyzeck / Astro Hollywood [ 32 ] ** [18.71%]
Chest Rockwell [ 8 ] ** [4.68%]
bAzTNM#1 Fan [ 11 ] ** [6.43%]
Keith Houchen [ 12 ] ** [7.02%]
Loki [ 10 ] ** [5.85%]
Burchill's Buddy [ 9 ] ** [5.26%]
Frankie Crisp [ 30 ] ** [17.54%]
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Dirty Eddie
post Jan 18 2012, 17:10
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QUOTE (Ronnie @ Jan 18 2012, 16:34) *
QUOTE (Dirty Eddie @ Jan 18 2012, 16:05) *
I'm gonna keep that link to the RoH thread posts, just for the next time someone calls me an RoH/Davey Richards workrate perv fan. A whopping 2 posts in that threat from me! smile.gif

Dare I say it but ... same as Pitcos!


Always knew he was a dirty head-dropzz fapper. tongue.gif


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post Jan 18 2012, 18:08
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In fairness, my two were probably laughing at some silly ROH "real sportz" sequence of moves, whereas Eddie's were likely one about how "Davey Edwards would spark a new boom period if evil Vince would give him a fair chance, which he won't, his skills are more appreciated in ROH anyway" and one along the same lines but about Christopher Hero.

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post Jan 18 2012, 22:15
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There's something strange about seeing a discussion on whether UKFF has improved now there is less puro/indie elitism in a thread on Best Off-Topic Poster although I suppose the argument is that said style of elitism also followed over to Off-Topic "back in the day" as well. So maybe it does make sense in the sense of looking down on mainstream music/entertainment/politics/etc.

If that's true then I'd be inclined to agree that it's good people can admit to liking the stuff they like, even if it is popular with the general public. However...

PunkStep - Reading this, I first discovered UKFF around the same time as you did back in Spring 2002 - IIRC after Mo mentioned it in PowerSlam. Although I didn't start reading it regularly until a year later (the week of WrestleMania XIX) and didn't start posting until a few months after that.

It's funny because, not that you are 'wrong' but its just interesting to me, one of the reasons I started posting here was the opposite. That it didn't look like it had that "ROH is the best thing ever" vibe that other forums did.

Or at least what I imagined other forums might look like.

Never was a big forum guy before - always stuck to the news sites - a few years before back when I was at uni the only ones I knew were Wrestling Classics, DVDVR and Kayfabe Memories but didn't really post much/at all at any of them. Oh, and teletext and the comments section on WWF.com as well. No idea what any of those places are like now but they didn't really see that many people who fit that stereotype either. Maybe the truth is the super smarky smark never actually existed?

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QUOTE (PunkStep @ Jan 14 2012, 13:51) *
Who says it's on its arse? Some of the bitter old guard, upset that SiMania & Terje Rindal aren't populating the thread with posts about how superior Puro is?


I'm pretty sure Terje's favourite wrestler is Bret Hart, and I don't think Simania has ever made any kind of puro elitist post ever.


It's Randy Savage. Wouldn't normally like to speak on behalf of someone else, especially when said person doesn't seem to post here much/at all anymore but Terje might be the only person I've come across who loves the Macho Man more than I do.

He did make a great case for Bret Hart being the "Best Wrestler of All Time" a few years back which is still one of the better posts I've read. Know he wrote a big defense for Steve Austin in that which someone on here saved (unless it's in Gold?) because I've seen people quote him on it years later and was a fan/defender Kevin Nash as well. That said, I do remember him translating a few things from Japanese (something Carbomb later did).

Despite the face I must have read a bunch of his posts over the years I honestly couldn't tell you anything Simania said about puro. All I remember is that he plays rugby and likes Hardcore Holly and was pimping Bradshaw before it was 'cool'. Or as cool as it can be to support any wrestler.

I'm also surprised anyone hates JLM. huh.gif

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Oh, and I don't think the forum's on it's arse or dying or whatever. People have always said stuff like that and it's always silliness. I just felt those digs at Terje and Simania were very wide of the mark. I think there's too much emphasis on trying to stamp out elitism that doesn't actually exist.


I remember people saying it in 2003, so yeah for something that's "dying" UKFF is doing pretty well for itself.

QUOTE (Silky Kisser @ Jan 14 2012, 17:16) *
I voted Gladstone but there are a number of worthy people on here.

2011 has probably been my favourite year on the UKFF by far. Both On and Off Topic have had their share of great threads and there are so many good posters that make this place part of my everyday routine.

Cheers, Mu'fuckas.


Can't speak about Off-Topic but On has had some good stuff this year, yeah.

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This place is cracking, I think the decent posters spilling over from TWCF helped.


Agree with that bit. There were a few times around 2004-05 where it seemed like there were hundreds of people coming over from The Wrestling Channel. As much moaning as there was on here at the time it did give the forum a different 'feel'.

Just loads and loads of new posters, a lot of them from TWC's forum. Some of them stuck around and became some of the more prominent posters on here. Some of them were never heard from again. By 2006 there was a really good mix between them and 'UKFF Originals' from the 97-03 days. thumbs-up.gif

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You know Dearly Devoted Dexter? Well when I first came on here, everyone was like that. The feeling was that WWE was bad, Triple H was a massive cunt and RoH was the best thing since a 'Jerry Brisco/Dory Funk classic'.


Re. WWE being 'bad' - The main criticism of WWE I saw on here (at least in 2003-04) was the booking, rather than the quality of talent. I think even back then even the smarkiest of fans would have admitted that they had some quality names on the roster.

Funnily enough, one of the criticisms of ROH I remember from the time was that it was a "fake" version of Old School wrestling. Not saying that applies to current ROH (which I haven't seen) but at the time it was indeed compared to old school territories/World of Sport and that comparison was as often used as a knock on it / that they'd "missed the point" of those things as it was a compliment.

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And you shit on people who used to love ROH but then Punk and Danielson are two of the most high profile wrestlers in the World right now and AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Paul London all went on to do really well for themselves in WWE/TNA so surely they must have been decent. I don't like the Indy stuff much myself but ROH was always a cut above.


Christopher Daniels, Brian Kendrick, Evan Bourne and Low-Ki as well. All did or are doing well in the Big Two or the major Japanese companies. Even if I'm not an indie wrestling fan nowadays or wasn't even a fan of the way ROH was booked back when I did watch it, I agree they had some incredible talent over the years.




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post Jan 18 2012, 22:32
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Someone hates JLM? I won't have it. Pwease post more JLM, especially your film reviews. I miss them greatly.

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post Jan 20 2012, 0:31
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I don't think anyone has said they hate JLM on here, did they? JLM insinuated that he may be hated as he wants the good ol' days back.

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QUOTE (TheBigBoot @ Jan 18 2012, 22:15) *
Just loads and loads of new posters, a lot of them from TWC's forum. Some of them stuck around and became some of the more prominent posters on here. Some of them were never heard from again. By 2006 there was a really good mix between them and 'UKFF Originals' from the 97 -03 days. thumbs-up.gif

Ninety-fucking-seven?? The UKFF has been going for that long?! I presumed there was a pre-2001 version given the amount of members around when it started, but christ I didn't realise it went back that far.


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Devon Malcolm
post Jan 20 2012, 15:24
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QUOTE (PunkStep @ Jan 20 2012, 0:31) *
I don't think anyone has said they hate JLM on here, did they?


I can't imagine anyone hating him? It's a shame he doesn't post more, his film reviews were great - he watches the chick flicks so we don't have to.


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post Jan 20 2012, 16:02
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he's definitely the poster I miss the most, like Chest, Houchen, Justice, Dent, Punkstep, Loki and yourself he seemed to post in virtually all the threads I was interested in. Mainly football, Xbox, music and movies. Very funny guy too. He does pop back in occasionally though, as if to tease us and let us know we won't be able to fill the void he left behind.


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post Jan 20 2012, 16:22
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I might watch Miss Congeniality to try and close that void a little.

I'm not supporting Liverpool, though.


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post Jan 20 2012, 17:09
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OK, you do that, I'll destroy everyone at Street Fighter, then we've got out JLM night in covered from all angles.

Did you get the A1 sized posters of his face I sent you?

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JLM
post Jan 20 2012, 18:46
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Oh you guys.

One of the most notable differences about doing most of my forum posting on rllmuk these days is that I'm only just the biggest Streetfighter nerd in the place. The SF4 thread there has sprawled accross literally thousands of pages and has to be cut off and restarted each year for the sake of the wider forum good.

Also I get +1 rep points for funny or informative posts, and I just need that kind of validation in my life. The main appeal though, is that there isn't much of that "your nerdy interest is less cool than my nerdy interest" nerd-on-nerd violence there. It's certainly not rife here to the point of it being a major issue, it's just that it barely exists at all there and that warm, welcoming fuzziness makes me gravitate there more than here these days.

I could never permanently leave this place though, and I sincerely hope I'm not one of the posters who's perceived to have left in a huff because that has never been the case.

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post Jan 20 2012, 19:21
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It's ok, you've moved on and one day we'll be in a place where we can move on too. I'm glad you've found happiness with another forum, I hope it treats you well and provides you with the rep points we never could. I'm glad we can still be friends though. I'll never forget our time together.


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post Jan 20 2012, 22:16
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I'll send for my things.


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post Jan 20 2012, 22:37
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I've done 591 posts in the ROH thread? Fucking hell.

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post Jan 20 2012, 22:51
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Yeah, and there was I thinking that you were a lengthy, pale nerd (with puny hand strength).


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