Let's finally settle this 11/12 thing
This is not actually a Rant Rant, but yeah.
This is the last forum-related Rants Section thread I'll make in a while, barring some exceptions.
Not going to the 'Jobbers' gimmick crap, no retarded gif images, no bullshit, just being myself and posting what I think and believe.
Anyway, this is more of a thread I need to make for closure.
I've noticed that most of us get generalised into one single group that supposedly 'ruin' this section, and the forum itself.
While it pains me to say it since I am a user that joined in that date, I agree to an extent. Most of the horrible posters nowadays that reply with absolute nonsense and worthless subjects off topic are from this join date. But I do believe, and not because I am one myself, because it is true; there are quite a handfull of 11/12'ers here that are really decent and underrated posters due to their join date, BULLY, Crimson 3:16™, Shepard, Anark, Zankman Jack, to name a few, but again that's opinions. Having said that, I do not want this pointless bickering to continue everyday I come here.
Furthermore, even though it will sound stupid, I apologize for any actions that users from my join date have made here that generated stupidity and ruined what it was before decent, and I hope that this generalisation ends once and for all.
I am aware that I will get lots of negative reactions by making this thread, but I don't mind it at all.
I am not creating this thread because I want fame and acknowledgement, I'm doing this because I think this has dragged on for too long now.
If you believe that I am one of those who are in the polluted part of the lake, I do not judge you for such opinion, if you wish to put me aside and think of me as one of those, then by all means go ahead, I am aware that I am far from being the brightest and best poster from this join date around here, and definitely not the most liked, and I am also aware I did post/create alot of pointless stuff here before, and not that long ago for that matter.
Having said that, don't put us all in the same cathegory, I hope this argument is settled once and for all, and the term "you are a bad poster because you are a 11/12'er" ends, and especially overlooking most users because of their join date.
I did not want to do this for fame or anything, I would have done it Anonymous if I could, and if you think of it that way.
The reason I created this thread, is because I've been in two different highly-populated forums and, not directed to Wrestling, but anyway, the same shit that's been happening lately happened exactly in those two forums. They were 'alive' for 4 years, and I was one of the most well-known 'veterans' (if you wanna call it that way) in said forums.
One of them didn't derail that much, but the other one, 2 years after the forum was made, the same thing that's happening here happened there, old members started overlooking newer members because of their join date. It dragged on, on, and on, and 1 year later it was a complete fuckery filled with flaming threads for hours, hours, and hours every day. It was unbearable, the older members dissing the newer members, and vice versa, like 50 bannings every day, changed-IP comebacks, re-banned, return, and so on.
Until eventually, some guy who was a genious hacker, keylogged the entire forum (and they were heavily protected, might I add) and filled the forum with complete nonsense from disgusting pictures, to porn, to..well, the most ridiculous and pathetic stuff you can imagine. 1 month later, the forum was shut down, and dead.
What I am trying to say is, it might not happen here, but who knows if it really doesn't? That was a heavily protected and populated forum at the time, over 3 million users. I would have never guessed that would happen.
Who knows if it's just a matter of time until someone who gets really gotten to, and decides to hold a grudge and get revenge?
But yeah, I was just trying to be a little nice for once, since despite everything, this is my favourite forum since the end of the one I talked about. I had no intentions of making a name for myself, this was not because I am 'gotten to' over my join date, it was just me trying to settle things and actually trying to help. But I see that it's pointless, don't worry, it was my last attempt on something like this, I give up.
You wanna continue with the pointless bickering, go on.
I'll get out of it now.
Sorry for the massive OP, but I had to post this for a few reasons, and I hope you read everything even though it might be a drag.
Anyway, peace out.
Last edited by Jon Snowman; 09-28-2012 at 11:39 PM.