Ayatollah of Moral turpitude
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: My giant Igloo with built-in Wi-Fi
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Just a thought.
I can only surmise that posting this in the rants section will set myself up for stupid/smartass remarks more than an active discussion on the topic, but I didn't know where else to post this. I don't know if this qualifies as a rant or not since i'm not pissed in any conceivable way, just concerned about what i'm going to discuss.
First of all, I know how the internet works, more specifically internet Forums. You have folks from all walks of life playing keyboard warrior and trying to make a name for themselves in the most perfunctory of ways. This isn't limited to Wrestling Forums, it's a rule of thumb for Forums in general.
What i've noticed from WF that is more prelevant here than anywhere else is the encouragement of thoughtless babble. I'll sometimes come across people with intelligent, well thought out posts/threads that get completely ignored and drowned out by pointless bickering over things that have been discussed incessantly. The well thought out and thought provocative ideas end up getting lost in the shuffle rather quickly.
I'm not talking about sections like "rants" where it's encouraged to be a dick, this applies mostly to topics in the regular sections that have potential to spark detailed discussion but fails to do so due to people's reluctance to participate.I'm not going to throw in any example by using specific names, as i'm not making this to perpetuate personal drama. This doesn't apply to everyone, but i've noticed alot more pointless comments/threads being created lately.
Is it due to the fact that most of the prolific posters on here ran out of original stuff to talk about? Is it because they have little meaningful to contribute? If it because short sentence/paragraph limited comments are easier to read and extensive ones are too tedious to get into?
My guess if that alot of people unable or gave up on trying to discuss Wrestling (or any other topic on this Forum) in an intelligent way, and they're just throwing out popular opinions in hope to get another green rep. Others have been on here for years, and use this Forum moreso as a place to shoot the shit with their e-buddies.
Tell me what you guys think, do you think I have a point, or am I just talking out of my ass? Could this Forum benefit from a more thoughtfully active community, or are things fine the way they are?
Last edited by Bah! Humblarg_; 06-22-2012 at 11:26 AM.