EDIT: my original response to this was about something that i misunderstood u saying. now that i reread ur comment, i noticed you had a totally different point.KoD wrote:The assholes were the years-old members who haven't experienced an influx of new (and many young) members before. Now they are scared off and wont grow up with the community like so many of us did.
That is what really pissed joe off.
about your comment. dunno u might be right. i didnt experience like it tho and ive always been a regular observer of the forums an other means of comm even when i wasnt participating in the conversations in forms of replies etc.
i would qualify this as kinda douchy or even assholy behavior. making bad jokes about someone posting information. if someones eyes sore of too much info, then maybe skip that. and if someone doesnt skip that but instead makes a sucky 'joke' about it, then later having this ohsnap pwned stuff cannot really avoid the douchy title or even assholery EITHER.. dunno im just sayingKoD wrote:Pentagram.J2 wrote:Your posts are becoming increasingly painful to read
yes, agreed.Django wrote:Yo, i want to call out the fact that joe was extremely put off by all the teasing/foolin'round towards new members in the community.
You know the kind of stuff that happened constantly once we got a mine-craft server.
In other ways, he hated when people just went for the more obvious behaviors/reactions dealing with issues.
kod and django, yes this captures the ESSENCE of what i meant. sure there were other types of asshole behavior, but this was one of the examples. and i think it contributed to a vibe that this forum and community had turned into a high school 2.0. what i mean by this is that what everyone wanted to do on their individual part was limited on how the social hierarchy of coolness n fitting in happened to play out in the skool of joe community. like people would watch what they said or how they acted in fear of not being cool etc. thats kinda limiting. and thats probably by average turning ppl away from any community that operates like it. for example, people would drop out of real high schools if it wasnt two factors 1) potential to score hi skool chicks while on hi skool and 2) parents mandating that the kids stay in skool. without these two factors i think most ppl in hiskool or a lot at least would drop out, for real. in fact, this analogy is kinda good, since joe himself had neither of these factors working for him (cos he didnt want to do 1 the stereotypical way and had no 2 to mandate stuff) so he actually dropped out of high skool in real life, too. and maybe 20+ years later or something he quit this community. kinda funny when u think about it. just throwing this idea out there, might be total crap, who knows?Django wrote: Ex: Dumb minecraft kids makes a dumb first post in the forums, everyone in the community picks on him.
yea but its hard to fake being a dick. i think a lot of posts were of bad humor and general nastiness, think hiskool 2.0 as i explain above.Django wrote: There is a lot of shit you can't communicate in a post ,and it so easy for some one misread or misinterpret.
Joe knew this and made him bit more sensitive on how people interact in his forums.
lol. dude, i get ur point, but if u want me to convey less information or outlay it in a way thats edited and neat to the eyes, then good luck with that. only country in the world that u could get a comment like that complaining about the potential to gain knowledge. usa usa usa (and canada maybe dont know which side of the fence u lean on ) well ignorance is a bliss of sorts. i mean i understand if u dont give a fuck about aspect X of something, but to complain that someone does, then, omg... u need to like take over the world slowly and then in a couple of years become the thought police of forcing everyone just to think boring shit like u do and then roll around in that shit. its beautiful, man! i can see it already. you should def do it.Gr¦m wrote:I stopped reading the posts because they were too long