The Market Purge - ROT Style... Starts post 944.

Tacitus

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This isn't directed at anyone, but why is it I see a common theme of "I don't post here for fear of being ripped apart..." Are we really that bad? I've never seen anything said that would cause real life crying and massive butthurt.

I look at that as more of an excuse than reality.

We're not that bad; certainly not worse than most people are to each other in real life.
 

Tacitus

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There are some aspects of the site that people feel are over the top. There are things I won't personally engage in - but I don't begrudge anyone else.

Agreed, 100%. There's a bit that happens here that I think is over the top or distasteful. I know I do some things that others would classify in this way. Say what you want about how we run the site. There is wide berth given to most things. We have very high tolerance but clearly defined rules. We are all adults and I expect you behave that way.

We live in a free society and this IS the internet. So long as things are in their rightful place and you know how to navigate the site - you shouldn't have ANY problems. It's sort of refreshing to have a site represent the real world where people speak and engage as they choose - this site can accommodate all kinds. It isn't liberal, conservative, mouthbreathing, or any of the other ills that i'd attribute to most forums.

Another great point. I'd say that a lot of the discourse in Unrelated is pretty damn insightful and sharp. It's not mid-2000's here with political threads dominating and Unrelated being more political than a stroll through MSNBC/CNN/Fox News/Al-Jazeera, but it's still pretty strong and interesting.

People have probably seen things like "I hope you die of XXXX cancer and your XXXX pisses on your grave" - and they think, "How vulgar, that's ridiculous, grow up and I don't want to be on the site (except when it's convenient, for the dealz!1!)."

I don't know who does that sort of behavior, but that's just ABHORRENT! Who would do something like that?

Spoiler:
I've been known to be a bit..... caustic. Ask anyone who has met me here. I'm the same person in "real life" and I think a bit of that is lost in translation. I don't really want to piss on anyone's grave and I don't think I've said that to anyone. T-bag them while they're having a heart attack in front of their family at xmas dinner? Sure... I can think of a few people....



Here's the thing though - that happens in ONE section of the site (The War Room) where things like that are part of the deal - if you are offended, it's understandable, then stay out of that section. Honestly I think it's a very novel idea that a forum has a sub-forum where you can come speak your peice as freely as you like without fear of backlash. It isn't for everyone but i'm always of the belief - if someone is going to same something I hope they'll say it to me, rather than either holding their tongue for fear of punishment from moderators OR saying the same thing, but saying it in PM's instead of directly to said member.

I'd rather be stabbed in the front any day of the week. There are plenty of folks who get their bad blood and hatred out with other members frequently but openly. Are there a few little bitches running around here (or elsewhere) that don't do that? Sure... but they're not really respected. We all know who they are.

It's healthy, it gives this site its unique flavor.

I've had some head butting with folks over the years but I respect those folks (at least most of them) for coming here and saying what needs to be said. There shouldn't be any fear of "corporate retribution" because it quite simply doesn't happen. I don't see any mod as the kind of person that would do that either.

I'm of the mind (and other mods are) that free speech here is encouraged and fostered.

Hell, if Shawn wanted every person who said a negative thing to each other or him out of anger or boredom over the years gone, this site would be empty.


[quote\I like a forum unlike NA where people bump the same sale threads with extreme prices or "make an offer" and if you say anything the mods jump on you to either "buy something or say nothing". We all know it's lame - here you can speak up, there (the collective there) you have to hold your tongue.

I like a forum where people are at odds deal with it publicly instead of having it squashed without ever having actual resolution.

I'll say this as well - as "nasty and meanspirited" as this forum has a reputation for being - this is the only forum i've been on where my religious signatures or points of view have never been blasted for sake of blasting them. For being a horrible meanspirited forum - this is a pretty tolerant bunch and tolerance goes in all directions.[/QUOTE]

We are very tolerant.

It's like a giant family. We fuck with each other but we don't let anyone else fuck with you. We know what's off-limits and what isn't. Sometimes people step over the line but they're dealt with internally. We mete out our own form of justice.
 

StevenK

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Since my son was born and my neo was replaced with sorting puzzles and miniature plastic food I'm here almost exclusively for the grave pissing
 

Dr Shroom

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This isn't directed at anyone, but why is it I see a common theme of "I don't post here for fear of being ripped apart..." Are we really that bad? I've never seen anything said that would cause real life crying and massive butthurt.

Like a pack of rabid raping dickwolves.
 

julencin2000

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This isn't directed at anyone, but why is it I see a common theme of "I don't post here for fear of being ripped apart..." Are we really that bad? I've never seen anything said that would cause real life crying and massive butthurt.


Nah, I feel really at home here. When I had my leech behaviour I felt like "oh my what I've done they're kicking my ass for good" but now it's really nice to be here. Kinda warmer than other forums, actually.

So if people are afraid to post, well their loss.
 

julencin2000

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Since my son was born and my neo was replaced with sorting puzzles and miniature plastic food I'm here almost exclusively for the grave pissing


I feel you

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ratson

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There are quite a lot of people I know that avoid this place as if it was infected with ebola. I always tell them it's not so bad as long as you stay out of the warroom/hyphen.
 

xsq

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I'm impressed that the button you posted worked. In effect then, you could change the entire layout of the site to just how you like it all within one of your own posts.
No, it's because I'm the devil. You commoner can't do that.
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Ok ok, I took a screenshot, cut the button out, uploaded the jpg to imgur and linked the jpg... ^^
 

Dr Shroom

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There are quite a lot of people I know that avoid this place as if it was infected with ebola. I always tell them it's not so bad as long as you stay out of the warroom/hyphen.

Coming here and not using the warroom is like finishing your thai massage without a happy ending.
 

ratson

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Coming here and not using the warroom is like finishing your thai massage without a happy ending.

So true, I usually tell them 'you either get it or you don't, if you don't stay away'
 

Syn

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I love how the recently marketplace banned often mention how rude some of the responses are! They usually add they're a lurker too.:keke: A lurker in the marketplace that is as most threads there are mellow. Anywhere else, you can get clowned and can clown others.

How can they not know this? This place has a reputation of being tough on each other, noobs, etc on other forums, yet these assholes always seem surprised.

One of the things that attracted me to this place was the Warroom. Being a noob, I stuck my nose in a few threads and was dealt with:lolz: Cool guys like ratson were like chill out and try not to fit in so hard, be yourself. So if you hate me, blame ratson:-J
 

Dr Shroom

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Actually ratson tried pretty hard when he first got here. I know this because I gave him shit. :keke:
 

ratson

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Actually ratson tried pretty hard when he first got here. I know this because I gave him shit. :keke:

Hahaha, yeah i did. And yes you did :D
@synbiosfan: glad I'm guilty of you still being here.
 

ggallegos1

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The forums aren't really harsh per se.

IMO its a place where there is no filter needed. There is dark, dry humor at the expense of rib jabbing that islre colorful than other forums. When I first joined it took some time to get into the groove of how to word posts and what people are looking for in the information you present. To say that the forums are intimidating is redundant and essentially an excuse for inaction.

This place is not evil. Its not Sodom and Gomorrah (despite how much some ppl want it to be). Its a no bullshit, no hassle, bottom line up front environment where clear rules and communication are enforced. It doesn't get any more cut and dry than that. The members here (myself included) operate as if you are a grown adult who is A) aware of their actions and B) thinks before posting/PMing. When we kick you in the ass for breaking a rule, its because you broke a rule. Simple, basic rules that emphasize participation.

The members are great. The community is one that I've grown very find of over the past year I've been here. Its worth putting your ass through the fire, so long as you can grow from it.
 

juanjuan

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Alright, I'll play:

-The original Metal Slug is the best.
-Metal Slug 2 over X, slowdown and all.
-Blazing Star.
-Last Resort music.
-Metal Slug 3 graphics.
-KoF 98.
-Love dolls for big tymers.
-Bobak is a faggot.

Now, can I sell my MVS collection here, or do I have to sell it to you through eBay?

xoxox
 

Jibbajaba

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Alright, I'll play:

-The original Metal Slug is the best.
-Metal Slug 2 over X, slowdown and all.
-Blazing Star.
-Last Resort music.
-Metal Slug 3 graphics.
-KoF 98.
-Love dolls for big tymers.
-Bobak is a faggot.

Now, can I sell my MVS collection here, or do I have to sell it to you through eBay?

xoxox

Oh fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you, dude.
 

LegoSlug

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Alright, I'll play:

-The original Metal Slug is the best.
-Metal Slug 2 over X, slowdown and all.
-Blazing Star.
-Last Resort music.
-Metal Slug 3 graphics.
-KoF 98.
-Love dolls for big tymers.
-Bobak is a faggot.

Now, can I sell my MVS collection here, or do I have to sell it to you through eBay?

xoxox

50 shipped for the lot.
 

peterr928

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It looks like I've been blocked from accessing the marketplace. I used to be pretty active on the forums but got out of the hobbie for about 10 years. I picked up an MVS today, so I guess I'm back. Could I please get access to the sales forums?

Thanks
 

Viewpoint

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It looks like I've been blocked from accessing the marketplace. I used to be pretty active on the forums but got out of the hobbie for about 10 years. I picked up an MVS today, so I guess I'm back. Could I please get access to the sales forums?

Thanks

Hey Peter, It doesn't quite work that way man. If you've been active before then you're going to need to step it back up to get your access restored. Please don't take any offense but with only 308 posts in 14 years, It's gonna be a bit before the mods deem you able to access the market.
 
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