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You posted this in NO SRSLY, which is phenomenally troll-bait-y of you, but I’m going to go ahead and pretend it’s not.
I remind myself daily that I typed out the “I’m not easily offended.” I will be scanning idc or the forums and run across something that makes me completely reverse my view of someone. I doubt I’m alone in that. Do I think everyone is role playing when they spew misogynistic, homophobic or just generally derogatory crap? Nope. It simply rolls too easily and often for a lot of them. As a culture, we are far more Jackbum than Monty Python at this point.
Does it really matter and should I object? At times I want to. I do understand the disdain that people can have when someone is acting like a tool, but I generally don’t have the impulse to act mean just for the sake of being mean. I think life is hard enough on a day to day basis without having people you are friendly with suddenly turn on you like a pack of hyenas. Regardless, I personally have no interest in playing moral police on a site that openly encourages trolling.
I can close my browser at any time. I’ve been on the verge of it a lot lately, since I’ve done most everything there is to do game wise. A lot of really cool people have left and I miss them. We’ve lost the vast majority of our interesting rp-ers because they drown under a wave of fabulous person/fine upstanding member of society/mammary glands or GTFO posts. I just don’t think the site gets to have it both ways, and the majority will always take the easy road because a certain personality type gets a thrill from being bad by saying words s/he can’t normally get away with or posting goatse or whatever.
The world is weird right now. Most days it makes me tired. I don’t think it’s just the site, I’ve yet to meet anyone who was interested in playing chess with me at first sight. People are kind of hardwired with some caveman traits. The fact that not one gal had anything to say about the pic in the GGM forum makes me wonder just a bit about this upcoming generation. That was weird and oddly personal, but then everyone seems to think that nothing is personal, so I guess it makes sense. But I digress. Log in to see images!
Bottom line, take this place as it is or don’t. I don’t see a time when they will be creating a “you have to be normal and sane here” forum and there just isn’t going to be a community situation that you find in some places. There are simply going to be old players, new players, cool kids, bumkissers and more porn than average. The forums aren’t a parody of the internet – they are the internet.
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|Posted On: 02/18/2009 12:00AM||View scully's Profile | #|