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Hey guys -

 

I've been posting at the Atkol forums for quite a bit longer than here (even though I think I was one of the first here, on the old software). Tonight, I noticed once again some of the M4M names over there.

 

So I got to wondering how many people visit both places. I don't really see them as competing, but rather complementary. (Escort topics used to be a big part of Atkol but aren't anymore.)

 

In my opinion, Atkol took a big hit when they dropped the escort forum a few years ago and never really came back completely to what it was before. But that notwithstanding, there are a lot of good guys over there and the range of discussion topics is really quite broad.

 

So how about it? How many of you are bi-boardal? And if you visit both, do you use the same name? (I do not; over there, I am Seekescrt.)

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Yeah, I'm over there as well. In fact, I think I heard about this site on ATKOL.

 

It's an interesting study in contrasts. ATKOL faced heinous attacks from a stalker and chose not to go moderated. Their participation all but died for a while. (Nice to see it coming back!) Here, participation continues even with moderation.

 

ATKOL lost valuable posters because of hostile (and often untrue) posts. We've suffered the same here, but the response was a little different.

 

They struggled with how to handle it and chose not to handle it. Today ATKOL is a mere shadow of its former self.

 

Both forums are valuable and useful resources, but neither is perfect. And both suffer from "spoilers" who solely intend to fuck up a good time.

 

Some days, I really hate the internet.

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I thought of you when I was posting this -- I was pretty sure you were over there too.

 

I remember a couple of times when M4M was just getting going that I posted references over there about this site; maybe you saw one of those.

 

There are days I like Atkol better and days I like M4M better and days I don't want to go near either one. But overall I think I have gained from participating in each.

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Guest Tampa Yankee

I showed up very occasionally in the past -- though not all that much and never posted. That was prior to my M4M days or near the start of them anyway. I went away for a whle and came back and the forums seemed dead and a few were locked. Seemed like a ghost town. I never went back.

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Yeah, there was a time it was pretty quiet over there. It's a lot more active now, although I usually only check out the General Info forum... I just don't have enough time to check out all the others ones on any kind of regular basis.

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Guest DJPerez

Boston Guy:

 

I also used to be over at ATKOL a bit during the days of "Sybil".

Egads, what a time period!

 

I now visit occasionally, but I haven't plugged into current topics there as much as I am doing here now. I also haven't had the time to play online over the past year until recently. Maybe I'll spend some time over there again, if the Spirit moves me.

 

Peace & Pleasure!

 

DJP

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Guest Kenny

Atkol was fun, especially when Kent Barclay started acting up and alot of controversy arose. When Atkol banned him from posting, things went downhill and they just became very dull. Recent visits there were also very dull and therefore, I don't visit anymore.

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Kent Barclay is still acting up, for what it's worth. Just in other venues. And his e-mail diatribes, copied to the world, are still going on. I just don't see how anyone can have the time and/or *interest* to pursue an individual so harshly for so long.

 

I've talked to both Talvin DeMachio and Michael Vincenzo about it. Both have been targets, Talvin the longest running. They're as mystified about it as anyone watching it was.

 

At one point, KB even hacked into Talvin's computer and stole his e-mail address book. That's how I got sucked into the fray. The only way to make his vitriolic diatribes stop was to cancel that e-mail account. He's so good at spoofing e-mail addresses there's no way to block him.

 

I pray he never discovers this board.

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Guest Thacher Cate

Atkol could use some touching up. Their breakdown of threads is The entire Employment thread there is an utter failure. A porn-related site isn't going to be the classified section or Monster.com. It seems so arbitrary with whole sections devoted to "Queer as Folk" ranging to former porn stars and their whereabouts. The most popular General Discussion is devoid of depth since budding more private matters are discussed in Getting Personal. The anti-Falcon Studios mentality borders on hositility both in the Video Reviews and Favorite Videos/Pornstars. (If other posters didn't like it so much, why do they rent or buy them and devote huge amounts of hate-to-love or love-to-hate feedback about their exclusives.) I think the site could generate traffic if it was more inclusive to other viewpoints. It seems others are doing a better job where ATKOL has mistepped: Falcon thundered ahead in the its own ASK section style question and answers while this site has surpassed the defunct Sex with Pornstars. Even though I continue to post there, the bottomline is other venues have sprung up where ATKOL once had a near monopoly.

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I used to visit Atkol frequently but haven't done so in many months. I remember the message board on escorts and porn stars chiefly for the many fights between porn actors that occurred there, although I don't remember what any of them was about. One day I noticed that the message board had been locked or transferred to "read only" status. I understood that this was the result of some threat of litigation against Atkol by one of the participants but I have never learned the details. The other message boards don't interest me because their subject, gay porn and those involved in it, doesn't interest me. After looking at a few of these videos I couldn't help noticing that they are all as alike (and as interesting) as link sausages.

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