All of these newer forum members that seemed to come out of no where. Good God are they starting to **** me the **** off. I say it should require you to read/be signed up on the forum for a certain amount of time before it lets you post. Same goes for posting your own topics. (Unless bug reports.)
I'm also sick of said people making duplicate threads on the same ****ing goddamn topics making it not even worth my time to check out half of the threads here.
I pretty much agree. Although maybe add a warning to people when making a new topic instead. something like:
Make sure you have searched and have not found a similar topic before you post. WARINING: Failure to do so WILL cause unwanted consecuences.
And maybe another warning for posting on old topics like:
WARNING: This is an old topic, make sure you have something new and/or important to say before necroposting!
Everyone, please keep in mind that this is what happens when communities become popular. It's almost an inevitability, really, since this happens to almost every single forum that has a popular game. And yes, while there are people out there who you just want to throw a knife inside their eye and then cut off all circulation in their lungs by suffocating them with a pillow filled with anthrax (while you're wearing a protective suit) and then taking their corpse and sticking it into a meat grinder, thus scattering all their remains on your lawn to decompose so that your carnivorous plant garden can absorb the nutrients and every single fiber of their being (I know I feel this way many times) but I'm afraid that there's nothing to stop that process completely, only to moderate it and slow it down.
The admins and mods of this forum try hard, but we can't ban idiots on the grounds of being idiots. It'd be an abuse of the rules to do so, and half the forum would be gone. We also don't have a proper warning system (yet) either, all the warns we deliver are either verbal or written down in a little message than no one can see but us (this will change in the forum move for the better, expect visible warns and more organized bans, especially warning levels). If there is a thread that is a duplicate of another, show them and point it out. If it's something that's been suggested countless times, report it so a mod/admin can handle it. The rules already show up for people that register, clear and outlined.
And hey, another way to tackle this problem is to, Oh, I don't know, guide them? Everyone starts new sometimes, even I, when I started out here was new at this (granted I lurk before joining, but still, I had my moments) and look how far I came. Those new, confused, and somewhat idiotic people could actually be diamonds in the rough, and instead of sculpting them into potentially awesome people, you're insulting them to the point of no return and turning them down. There will always be also those who are just pure idiots that need a good banning, and very likely will be banned, but to those who are just confused and new to this, don't give them your hate and anger as you're demonstrating, give them logic and reasoning. And if they reject that, then expect the mods to be on their case, as we always are, ever watching and ever vigilant of things even when you don't seem to notice it.
So yeah, stop whining and suck it up.
P.S. Quatroking I just noticed that thread. We do have a Leaver's thread for that, so It's been locked up.
Good lord, Towel, we just got a lot of new people who could be here for a long time, and this is going to be their first impression of you. This is why I've learned complaining about noobs on a forum is a BAD IDEA.
Quote from Catmando »
I'm new, I'm stupid sometimes.
That doesn't mean you can stereotype me; I'm still an individual. Seriously, Towel, it's not like every newb around is going to turn into an idiot. Give them time!
He said that A) most of the new people were morons, and :cool.gif: some of the new people act like they've been here forever. Both of those are true. He didn't say it extended to every new member.
Wait, Peri, where'd he say that? I reread his posts on this topic. I just saw him generalizing the entire new part of the community as a group of people that, and quote, "**** me the **** off." I would HOPE I haven't pissed him off, but then, he said, and quote, "All of these newer forum members." I'm sure he doens't want to take the time to choose exactly what newbs are making him mad, but that doens't mean he needs to blame all of us.