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Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 12-17-06 01:15 PM Link
After spending some time on other message boards, getting lost in other people's forums, I noticed how many things I hate about them:

- There could be a thread completely dedicated to the all discussions about something like "Firefly" or "Metallica" or "Whatever the hell kids talk about" and there would be about 20 other threads just started ALSO about the same topic on the first page of the forum as though anyone who wants to talk about it just starts a new thread.

- Posting in a thread that hasn't been posted in for 2 days is considered bumping.

- Posting simply an emoticon is considered a serious addition to a conversation no matter how irrelevant the emoticon is.

Example: Person 1 writes, "My dog died, I'm so sad."
Person 2 posts, ""

- People are so concerned with post count, they don't read the previous posts in a thread, or even the first one, but only post their idiotic views on the title. Say a person posts a thread asking about the main plot points in the Star Wars Attack of the Clones cartoon, you get this disjointed conversation from everyone in the thread just raving about what they think about Star Wars, not addressing any of the questions or the fact that the topic isn't even about the movies.

- In an effort to get their threads seen, people consistently double post " *Bump!* " and this isn't frowned upon by any mods on duty.

- A lot more attention goes into what people write in their signatures than what they write in the content area. And people include little messages about that all go, "If you agree, post this in your signature" and people do it as though by doing so "Harry Potter will take over the world" and "Bush will eat a dick."

- Oh and the ever-moronic not spelling anything out. Hw r u? I r teh awsum.


When I remember more, I'll post them, but for now this about covers the surface of some of the nonsense I've been skimming through lately.


(Last edited by Rogue on 12-17-06 07:26 PM)
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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 12-17-06 07:10 PM Link
Things like that are the main reason I don't post on other message boards. There was one that was just horrible... don't even remember the name of it. Flaming was encouraged there.
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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 12-17-06 07:10 PM Link
I'm going to guess you've been spending some time at some pretty big forums lately? I can never get into huge boards with 500 forums and whatnot.

I get active at GameFAQ's from time to time (Xeodeus), and they suffer from just about everything you mentioned. Especially duplicate topics. But its not surprising since its probably one of the top most active communities in the world. (You make a topic, by the time you've posted it or refreshed your browser your topic could be another page or two back in the list, because of people posting new topics themselves or replying to other threads). Post count is pretty much non-existent there though, and I can't see how anyone could make friends there since there's hundreds of thousands of uses there (6,000 on the boards now).

But yeah, huge forums are kind of lame to me.
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Posted on 12-17-06 08:07 PM Link
*Lord DarkSlaya looks at guitar forum he goes to from time to time.

People do about what you said, except for the whole "topic for something thingy.

People there are total douches but at least, I get some useful stuff from time to time.
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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 12-17-06 08:47 PM Link
Originally posted by Lord DarkSlaya
*Lord DarkSlaya looks at guitar forum he goes to from time to time.

People do about what you said, except for the whole "topic for something thingy.

People there are total douches but at least, I get some useful stuff from time to time.


Guitar forum? Kind of makes me think of some Metal forums I've tried to post at sometimes. Metal communities pretty much suck though, its "I like this and they suck" almost 100% of the time. But ... I'm probably like that pretty often myself about my Metal.

I posted a little bit at metalstorm.ee a long time ago, and the Metal Encyclopedia (site that I've got all my albums listed under. Definitely full of elitests there).
Rogue
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Posted on 12-17-06 08:56 PM Link
Originally posted by Gredius
I'm going to guess you've been spending some time at some pretty big forums lately? I can never get into huge boards with 500 forums and whatnot.

Yeah, I've been spending a bit of time on the Gaia and Ebaum's World boards. I've also been on a few smaller boards, but they don't have most of the flaws of the larger boards.

The larger the board, the more shit you end up being subjected to.
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Since: 08-19-04

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Posted on 12-18-06 12:44 AM Link
Originally posted by Rogue
Originally posted by Gredius
I'm going to guess you've been spending some time at some pretty big forums lately? I can never get into huge boards with 500 forums and whatnot.

Yeah, I've been spending a bit of time on the Gaia and Ebaum's World boards. I've also been on a few smaller boards, but they don't have most of the flaws of the larger boards.

The larger the board, the more shit you end up being subjected to.


Aha! From what you put in your first post, I was guessing Gaia.

Gaia is just too much...EVERYTHING. The range in maturity gives me a headache. Some people are cool.
Otherz jus cur ab0ut getin gold 4 thurr avaviiies <3 *****
Rogue
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Posted on 12-18-06 10:53 AM Link
Originally posted by Shuyin
Originally posted by Rogue
Originally posted by Gredius
I'm going to guess you've been spending some time at some pretty big forums lately? I can never get into huge boards with 500 forums and whatnot.

Yeah, I've been spending a bit of time on the Gaia and Ebaum's World boards. I've also been on a few smaller boards, but they don't have most of the flaws of the larger boards.

The larger the board, the more shit you end up being subjected to.


Aha! From what you put in your first post, I was guessing Gaia.

Gaia is just too much...EVERYTHING. The range in maturity gives me a headache. Some people are cool.
Otherz jus cur ab0ut getin gold 4 thurr avaviiies <3 *****

Oh god... the endless posts that simply read, "POST FOR GOLD!"

I mean, how disrespectful is that? "I'm not even going to bother reading what this thread is about, I just want the initial 50 gold for posting. I didn't start this new avatar to collect all the daily gold and daily chance items, to donate to my main avatar, just to read what people actually took the time to write and make conversation."

Gaia, while being an amusing game from time to time, attracts an ungodly amount of preteens who all think that because they're online and mommy and daddy aren't watching, they can say all sorts of things about themselves that just make anyone over 18 groan in frustration.



(Last edited by Rogue on 12-18-06 01:54 PM)
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Posted on 12-18-06 04:44 PM Link
Actually, on other forums, that aren't this one, I add to the problems posted here quite a bit....

On gamefaqs, I actually have six different accounts, and all but one (ShaddowKarate) is used to post "LOL INTERNET" on threads. ^^;

But, whatever. XD

I'm nice to this board though.
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Since: 09-02-04
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Posted on 12-18-06 11:06 PM Link
I guessed Gaia too. I joined it like last year, yo. I was there for a while, found myself unable to post. I couldn't reduce myself to that level. I'd give real posts, with my thoughts on shows, games and such...but nobody really reads it. The crazy spamming and other such things were pretty annoying too.

EDIT: Though it's been a while, I did do some lame posting on Gaia, but not as bad as "lol i r fuk", and I also left fairly quickly.


(Last edited by Zee Politishon on 12-19-06 02:07 AM)
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Posted on 12-19-06 11:12 PM Link
Other forums are scourges of Existance. I'm glad this forum isn't liek the PHW forums, they ban people for almost no reason, and ban people for asking why people have been banned. *sigh*
Logos

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Posted on 12-25-06 09:39 PM Link
Originally posted by Xeios
Other forums are scourges of Existance. I'm glad this forum isn't liek the PHW forums, they ban people for almost no reason, and ban people for asking why people have been banned. *sigh*

Not like this forum, of course? It's really easy to say your forum is awesome when you are the one banning people for almost no reason, and banning people for asking why people have been banned.
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Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 12-25-06 11:23 PM Link
I repeat:


Dude...

...

Complaining about a forum ban, will only make things worse for you.


You were most definately not banned for no reason. You were using flawed logic, and debating completely off topic. Not only that, but I believe you were warned. And I definately know you were warned about your last post like this:

Originally posted by Our Good Friend Thexare
There was considerable discussion about you in the staff forum, a thread which I participated in, and the agreement about your ban was unanimous. It will not be revoked.

Keep this up and it'll be more than just a forumban.


Now this is definately keeping it up, or my name's not Mary Lou.
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Posted on 12-25-06 11:28 PM Link
I like this board mostly because it has a higher intelligence level than most other Forums or BBSes do, which is practically what you pointed out Rogue. For example, on the NG BSS you can act a complete fool and you won't get banned. They have a limit on idioticy, but it's impossible to reach that level. Here, you have no reason to act like an idiot. It's got good conversation going throughout the board, keeping the n00biness to a low. Because of all this, it's been the forum I've frequented the longest.
Logos

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Posted on 12-26-06 03:36 AM Link
Originally posted by Xander
I repeat:


Dude...

...

Complaining about a forum ban, will only make things worse for you.


You were most definately not banned for no reason. You were using flawed logic, and debating completely off topic. Not only that, but I believe you were warned. And I definately know you were warned about your last post like this:

Originally posted by Our Good Friend Thexare
There was considerable discussion about you in the staff forum, a thread which I participated in, and the agreement about your ban was unanimous. It will not be revoked.

Keep this up and it'll be more than just a forumban.


Now this is definately keeping it up, or my name's not Mary Lou.

Actually, Cheveyo said I'm going to be banned because my unpleasant opinions, but as I said in my sugggestion thread--it's in the trash now, so I guess it has become undiscussable! Like anything else he doesn't like! How much does anyone want to bet that my post's are going to be deleted/edited?
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Since: 09-02-04
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Posted on 12-26-06 03:48 AM Link
Not exactly forumbanned due to you having unpleasant opinions (which I think you got Thex's words confused over when he said "unpleasant enviroment"), but your way of trying to disprove other peoples opinions, and just coming off as a know-it-all-always-right debater (amongst what Xander said). That's how it came to be for me, and the others basically.

Now, I don't want you to turn into a retro Seticus here and drag this out unnesessarily, as I for one am going to drop this topic from this thread, and go to why I like this over many other boards. I don't want to argue about it.

-Doesn't have 1243768125 active members. It'd be nice to have strong activity, but once you gain that many posting members, it turns sour. =o


(Last edited by Zee Politishon on 12-26-06 06:57 AM)
Logos

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Posted on 12-26-06 03:58 AM Link
Originally posted by Zee Politishon
Not exactly forumbanned due to you having unpleasant opinions, but your way of trying to disprove other peoples opinions, and just coming off as a know-it-all-always-right debater, who *insert a small clip of Xanders bit here*. That's how it came to be for me, and the others basically.

That's not what Vulkar said, he said I stole Christmas the fun out of debate.
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Posted on 12-26-06 04:29 AM Link
Logos, I like you. I don't know why, but I do. And I want you to enjoy the board the way me and many other people here do. But the path you are taking is not a good one. If you feel that you were banned unfairly, PM a staff member. They will explain it to you in much better detail, and possibly let you argue your case.

But the way you are posting is not going to help your case. So just lay low for a while, and when you feel that enough time has passed, kindly ask a staff member to unban you. And for the love of God, if they don't think you are ready and say no, leave it at that. Don't whine to them, or ask someone else.

That's all I'm going to say, because I don't want to get in trouble for doing a staff members job.

*bows, and walks away*
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Posted on 12-26-06 04:46 AM Link
*grabs everyone and drags them forcibly back on the topic of this thread*

Honestly i dont like message boards in general. Something about the anonymity or the ease of posting seems to encourage people to act like more of a tool then they normally do. As a method of communicating within a group of people it is...crippling to the way i normally express myself, i cannot seem to effectivly convey subtler meaning the way i could in person...however as the internet goes it is really one of the only ways a group dialogue can exist and it does allow me to keep posted on what my friends are up to, so i put up with some of the sillier, more .....beligerent aspects of these forums

furthermore this IS the best board i have been on, my feelings about the medium not withstanding.

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Posted on 12-26-06 11:18 AM Link
Originally posted by Zee Politishon
I guessed Gaia too. I joined it like last year, yo. I was there for a while, found myself unable to post. I couldn't reduce myself to that level. I'd give real posts, with my thoughts on shows, games and such...but nobody really reads it. The crazy spamming and other such things were pretty annoying too.

EDIT: Though it's been a while, I did do some lame posting on Gaia, but not as bad as "lol i r fuk", and I also left fairly quickly.

Someone with my veiws on Gaia. I left after that. Because of the evil bastards with closed minds.
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