Sho wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 16:29:
They cause a disconnect between what you're seeing and what others are seeing, and thus a breakdown in communication and social cohesion.
It's a forum on a website, Sho, not the United Nations grand council. Nothing of any worth is being produced here, and there is nothing gained or lost by people either getting along or not getting along. Nobody's going to go to war over a lack of communication or social cohesion.
It's a message board. Some people don't like seeing certain other people's posts, in which case they either need to ignore that person, or really just shut up about it.
Every time Cutter posts, and I'm not saying that I agree with him on most matters (I certainly don't agree with his opinion on Wasteland 2), there are 15 people bitching about it, then 10 more people bitching about that. I guess in that way it's sorta similar to our House Of Representatives now, where they all just bicker and bitch like children in a playground.
However, here nobody is paying anyone to get shit done, so how about we all either just stop bitching about other people bitching like Jerykk suggested, or learn to use the ignore button if you can't ignore someone on your own cognizance.
The only real fix is for communities to learn how to expell toxic individuals before they cause irreversible harm -- and people reaching for the ignore function actually is part of that harm.
No, it isn't. A person who is toxic to me may not be toxic to you, and vice versa. While I will agree that Cutter tends to be more negative than positive about stuff, in the end all he does is post an opinion on some news about a game/dev. Last I checked, in a free country, he is allowed to have that opinion be negative.
Shit starts to go to hell when people bitch about his negative opinions, then others bitch about that, and blam, another entire thread derailed into nothing but people bitching about bitching about people having negative opinions. And why? Does anyone seriously believe that it's going to change anything? It's even more pointless than most political threads, where the moron lefties and the moron righties are yelling at the other side that THEY are the ones raping the world while their own party is a slice of heaven and always right.
It's also worth noting that seniority is no defense for bad behavior. You need to not be an asshole every single day anew.
I'm fairly sure Blue doesn't give two shits about people's 'seniority' when he decides to remove posts or ban people entirely, and I've never seen anyone claim any kind of seniority status on this board to begin with. This comment was edited on Aug 2, 2014, 19:04.