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When did every board become SE++? -- Trainwreck Version

Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
I have lurked here for a number of years, and have started posting somewhat recently. It has always seemed in the past that any topics in the serious forums (G&T, D&D) that I frequented were taken seriously (meaning: on topic). The off-topic, more chat type (SE++) posts, were punished. It seems so less like that now.

I can show specific examples if needed, but it seems so rampant that I don't think it is really necessary. Please, don't get me wrong, I like SE++ as well, but I think every post has its place. Reading through serious threads has become stupid at times.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    So, what exactly are you suggesting we do to solve this perceived problem?

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    CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Exactly..

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=18228

    Here is a good example, first reply.

    I never object to an awesome internet joke, or meme, but really? Half the threads on SE are more productive.

    EDIT: Coglio...nice edit :) I saw what you did there.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    no, I think you get to post examples if you want us to take you seriously. By the way, I don't recall you participating overmuch in my forum.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=18228

    Here is a good example, first reply.

    I never object to an awesome internet joke, or meme, but really? Half the threads on SE are more productive.

    I see about every other post in that thread being relevant and on-topic

    Every other one is a joke post.

    Are you suggesting that the moderators should be busting all of those?

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=18228

    Here is a good example, first reply.

    I never object to an awesome internet joke, or meme, but really? Half the threads on SE are more productive.

    What the fuck? One joke, followed by what seem to be several posts addressing the topic at length? Are you the Fun Police or something?

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Pony wrote: »
    So, what exactly are you suggesting we do to solve this perceived problem?

    I'm only suggesting we try to keep the on topic boards...ON TOPIC.

    Stupid posts, e.g. cocks dicks lol...

    Shouldn't be tolerated in the at least somewhat serious topics.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Are you honestly suggesting that people aren't being serious enough about the internet?

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    Pony wrote: »
    Are you honestly suggesting that people aren't being serious enough about the internet?

    I'm not sure we have enough image macros to cover this...

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You should probably provide more than just that one example.

    I mean, really, if it's rampant, you should be able to come up with 10 blatant examples pretty easily.

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=18228

    Here is a good example, first reply.

    I never object to an awesome internet joke, or meme, but really? Half the threads on SE are more productive.

    What the fuck? One joke, followed by what seem to be several posts addressing the topic at length? Are you the Fun Police or something?

    Whoa, whoa, I'm not trying to kill the party here...

    Like I said, jokes are fine.

    If everyone really wants, I will bring a bunch of examples of threads being nonsense. I am only saying that it seems everything is going way more casual. I used to LOVE reading D&D threads, they are interesting, informative, and really entertaining. Now it seems that they are just jokes, and non serious posts. As its description states, it is supposed to be more structured than SE. I can hardly tell the difference sometimes.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Yeah, seriously.

    I'd be okay with you using a spoiler tag and providing like, 100 links.

    Because it'd have to be at least 100 links before I considered it a severe problem.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=18228

    Here is a good example, first reply.

    I never object to an awesome internet joke, or meme, but really? Half the threads on SE are more productive.

    What the fuck? One joke, followed by what seem to be several posts addressing the topic at length? Are you the Fun Police or something?

    Whoa, whoa, I'm not trying to kill the party here...

    Like I said, jokes are fine.

    If everyone really wants, I will bring a bunch of examples of threads being nonsense. I am only saying that it seems everything is going way more casual. I used to LOVE reading D&D threads, they are interesting, informative, and really entertaining. Now it seems that they are just jokes, and non serious posts. As its description states, it is supposed to be more structured than SE. I can hardly tell the difference sometimes.

    Nope, sorry, I want ten threads linked here. Get to it.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Also, I've never observed D&D to be a "more structured place than SE++". It's just different, in its own way.

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    OK, I didn't realize that this whole issue whould be so one sided.


    Basically, I figured there would be more of a concensus on this. I like hanging out here, and I really don't want to make waves. Seriously, I only wanted to voice some concern.

    to Pony: The very point I am making is that D&D isn't more structured, the definition says it should be, however.


    If everyone else disagrees, I can deal.

    EDITED: spelling

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Delete: Weird Double Post. Sorry.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Your double-post aside, are you really complaining because D&D doesn't suit the misleading description of what it is?

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    D&D is pretty damn structured, actually. What it isn't is serious, because we come here to relax. And you'll forgive me if I don't take the complaints of someone who doesn't actually contribute to the forum seriously. We're not here to perform for you.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    You can hardly tell the difference between SE++ and the other forums?

    Hint: One of them is a forum full of nothing but penis jokes, the others are not.

    So people come into threads with a bit of irreverent humor and conjecture. What is wrong with that? I think we are allowed to enjoy ourselves to a certain degree, otherwise it'd be so damn stuffy no one would want to post.

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    D&D is pretty damn structured, actually. What it isn't is serious, because we come here to relax. And you'll forgive me if I don't take the complaints of someone who doesn't actually contribute to the forum seriously. We're not here to perform for you.

    Jesus, everyone took this WAY too seriously. User issue forum? Forums, by their very definition are a place to DISCUSS. Lets lock this thread, and everyone chill. I thought my point could be a useful source of constructive critcism, not a source of discord.



    I completly understand that these forums are meant as a source of relaxation. That is the very reason I am here now. I do not understand how I do not contribute seriously, I regularly contribute to H&A, in what I feel is a constructive form. No one is expected to perform for anyone, myself included.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    You came in here and complained that we weren't serious enough for you, how else are we supposed to take that?

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    You came in here and complained that we weren't serious enough for you, how else are we supposed to take that?

    You were supposed to take it seriously.

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    CogliostroCogliostro Marginal Opinions Spring, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    yeah, seriously.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2007
    shit, i knew i was doing something wrong

    god, this is so embarrassing

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The Cat wrote: »
    shit, i knew i was doing something wrong

    god, this is so embarrassing

    make a thread about it why don't ya

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Why don't we look at some etchings, and discuss new uses for lentils.

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    TreelootTreeloot Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    When did SE++ become every other board?

    Here is an example:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=18359

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited April 2007
    Treeloot wrote: »
    When did SE++ become every other board?

    Here is an example:
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=18359

    other boards talk about tentacle rape hentai in threads about wargames?

    damn, i should probably visit other forums more often, that sounds rad

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    D&D:
    Person 1: OP with an interesting topic of discussion
    Person 2: Joke relating to topic
    Person 3: Discussion relating to topic

    SE++:
    Person 1: OP with silly image or random statement
    Person 2: Demand for nudies of OP

    As you can see from my representative examples, D&D is not devolving in to SE++, its silliness is just on-topic.

    I think what we're seeing is a person that hates fun.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2007
    You can hardly tell the difference between SE++ and the other forums?

    Hint: One of them is a forum full of nothing but penis jokes, the others are not.

    This is a false statement.


    MKR wrote: »
    SE++:
    Person 1: OP with silly image or random statement
    Person 2: Demand for nudies of OP

    This is a false representation.


    SE++ is different than the other forums, but it is really not different in the way that it is commonly portrayed. Discussions comparing SE++ and other forums always fall flat because there are far too many prejudices, myths, and naive opinions about SE++ going around.



    oh, also, this thread?
    disaster.

    *LOCKED*

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