What is the most unfair, impolite, shittiest and the stupidest forum you've ever been through?

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  1. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Whilst some might think I'd say NG, I won't. I used to chat in the tech section and people were reasonable there. I don't agree with them allowing school playground attitudes there, personally, though. It's stupid and childish. That "this is the Interwebz, I can be a dick, you're not real" attitude is disgusting.

    The attitude on the Overclockers UK forum wasn't very nice. Sure, it wasn't a bad place to talk gaming and PC rigs... except if you had a problem with an order from the shop side of Overclockers UK. They would delete any post saying that you had a problem with an order, or you didn't like something about the site... no matter how polite you were. I get that it's a shop and negative rep could damage business... but listening to unhappy customers and resolving their issues in public is good press, no? Not to mention I worked in the industry back when they started and heard some dodgy things about them from wholesalers! ;) Worried about the skeletons in your closet, guys? :p

    However, I was once a member of a UK site I won't even bother naming, but they were collectors of radio equipment and similar items. A lot of them were technically-minded, so it seemed a good place to ask questions. You'd think... except a lot of the people there seemed to look down on you when you asked a question. I get that they're offering advice working on devices that could potentially kill, and caution must be applied when servicing them. Indeed, it should only be carried out by a competent engineer. However, you prove you're competent but don't know this particular thing, and a lot of them seemed to look down their nose at you.

    Their rules included:

    • You must have your location set to the nearest large town. UK will not suffice.
    • Don't bump your thread for 14 days.
    • Keep your posts clean.
    • Keep your posts on topic.
    • Don't use fonts/sizes other than the default excessively.
    • Don't use smilies excessively.
    • Don't promote eBay auctions.
    • Think about whether you need to use the word eBay at all on the forums.
    • Don't use a term to disguise your use of the word eBay.
    Well, fair enough in some points. Except they're REALLY strict. What they really mean is don't ever say eBay on the forums... and fleabay or "that popular auction website" is even worse. They've banned people for it. Why?! Because there is a marketplace on the forum. Riight.... And yes, their moderating of anything off topic was just as severe. Strictly nothing other than the topic at hand - even a joke.

    I remember someone getting banned for using the word gay in a demeaning manner. The childish "that's totally gay" way. Fair enough - there are better words you could use. And I believe the site owner is gay, and one of the moderators is a woman... but that wasn't always the case. I totally appreciate that's a touchy subject, but they seemed to prohibit any discussion whatsoever. If you mentioned Pink Triangle turntables were designed by a pair of gay men and highly respected in the hi-fi world, I'm sure you would have got a telling off!

    I got told off for making a joke about electricity. It was something along the lines of "make sure you don't touch the chassis with this, as you'll get zapped!" Hardly a joke - I appreciate you have to give good advice in this field, but come on!!

    There was a list of Avo meters being produced - one of those rather geeky things where someone takes it upon themselves to collect serial numbers and information to see what they can glean. I mentioned that the Avo building was near me and I knew someone who worked there, I could ask if there's any historic info available. I got a rude reply that he'd already tried talking to Megger but they told him they couldn't help. Not even a "thanks, but sadly..." - more a shooting me down in flames for offering assistance. I also suggested asking someone on eBay selling a rare Avo for details - naturally, I was reprimanded for using the e word by mods AND the topic creator was again rude to me, saying he wants personal equipment not eBay items! OK... so if I buy it, you don't want the details? :p I hear he is dead now.

    I can't even remember what they banned me for - I contacted staff to ask, and whether it was a permanent ban, and got no reply. I then asked another, and again - nothing. So I requested that my photos, which were still in several threads, be removed - if they didn't want me on the forum, I didn't want my images on there. They ignored my request. So, as the images were hotlinked off my server, I switched them for these:

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    Petty, I know... but at least I got a response!! ;)

    Many members were banned - even long-standing ones.
     
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  2. lwizardl

    lwizardl Living The Dream

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    its only fair since they are costing your bandwidth and not allowing you to be part of the community
     
  3. doulomb

    doulomb Robust Member

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    lmao who gives a shit about the expanded universe. it was literally the dumbest shit, like space werewolves and stuff. good riddance. thank you disney.

    -doulomb
     
  4. Tripredacus

    Tripredacus Peppy Member

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    Personally, I find the Ubisoft forums to be far worse.
     
  5. M. Bison

    M. Bison I'll see you all at 3:15!

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    -NeoGAF, if nothing else than because of how biased they are and how they love to enforce an anti-Gamergate mentality (whatever you think of GG is irrelevant here; banning people and deleting content just because they don't agree with your views is fucking ridiculous, especially when it ends up getting an awesome guy like Boogie2988 banned on bullshit loophole grounds). In fact, let's lump most any anti-GG forum in here because they tend to be totalitarian dicks (Cracked.com is another great example).
     
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    MBMM Powered by Pied Piper

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    I'm still curious as to why ASSEMbler Games would be considered a contender.
     
  7. M. Bison

    M. Bison I'll see you all at 3:15!

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    Same. If anything, this is one of the more chill places I've gone.
     
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  8. MrAnkylasuarus

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    I know everybody's entitled to an opinion, that includes you, however that does not include completely bashing in someones comment, If you hate it so much, you could instead say, "Yeah, I didn't like the expanded universe, it had some weird shiz in it", instead of basically stating that I'm irrelevant by saying "who gives a shit" implying nobody, in other words i don't matter as a human being. Overall, just be more careful the way you word things. Anyways also before you publicly post an opinion, make sure you know what your talking about completely, only then will your opinion make sense and be taken seriously. Afterall there are no "space werewolves" in the EU. Just Bothans, which are not just in the EU, but are profoundly mentioned in Episode 6. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information" -Mon Mothma. I'd try giving it another go, with more of the more recent content that is. Try Legacy of the force, or some stand alones, such as Darth Plagueis, or Maul Lockdown. The Darth Bane trilogy is pretty bad@$$ too. All in all im not trying to start a flame war, if I was I would have called you a limp lip, pillow munching, shoe wearer. XD anyways have a nice day
     
  9. doulomb

    doulomb Robust Member

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    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wyrwulf

    And here's a great article calling out some of the worst parts of the EU: http://io9.com/5988376/the-12-worst-things-in-the-star-wars-expanded-universe

    And here is the jedi hutt. lmao

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    The EU is big horrible mess and it totally clashes with the themes, atmosphere and stories developed in the films (primarily the OT). Once again, good riddance.

    -doulomb
     
  10. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Fixed ;)
     
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  11. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    You based it off one person?
     
  12. Gentlegamer

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    My experience with what came to be known as the Star Wars EU, I read them as they were published in the 90s:

    Thrawn Trilogy - Wow! This is amazing! These books could totally be actual movies!
    Truce at Bakura - Uh, this sucks. But it's a one off book, whatevs.
    Rogue Squadron - Sweet! Some nice focus on non epic story lines with good characters and nice action
    Shadows of the Empire - Pretty cool, decent insertion between Empire and Jedi
    Champions of the Force Trilogy - This is garbage! Who is Kevin J. Anderson and who let him write Star Wars books?

    At that point, I wholly abandoned following the EU, I started considering everything about it as garbage, and felt vindicated as I saw more and more Kevin J Anderson books come out, I knew to stay far far away.
     
  13. Psyduck

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    I asked a question once on the Neo Geo forum. I don't remember exactly what I asked. It was a while ago. But I was pretty much laughed at and told to "gtfo". Friendly bunch. Heh
     
  14. MrAnkylasuarus

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    People need to get their facts straight... First, Wyrwulfs aren't werewolves, they are Codru Ji children (larvae) that weave a cacoon to hatch into adults, which is hardly strange as we see it all the time with insects, I'm pretty sure thats not how werwolves change, lol. Second, half of the things in that article weren't even EU content (or atleast considered it by the majority of EU fans). The Clone Wars TV series and the Ewok Adventure sure as heck are not. Also the guy that wrote that articles skewed a lot of the facts. Its clear he didn't read any of the books or comics, as it is clear you haven't either as both of your examples are in that article. Heck, you probably didn't even read the Wookieepedia pages that you linked to. Third, Jar Jar? really? come on. No franchise is perfect, plus he's in the movies. People are going to find things wrong with the Disney content too, as a matter of fact they already have. Fourth, its hardly a mess. Its a masterpiece. All those authors managing to stay coordinated and write something that stays on a relatively linear path that does not conflict with the movies is amazing. Sure, its a lot of stuff. However, its not wanting to get it or process it that makes it seem hard to understand. Its easy, you just have to want it, if your hard set against it there's no helping you. You just need to find it in yourself that your just hating for no good reason. So go honestly, and without hate, read the whole series (hundreds of novels) then I'll accept that you think its garbage.
     
  15. rtv190

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    NeoGAF and 4chan are some of the most fucking bass ackwards websites on the web
    for example:
    Guy on /v/ says he hates the PS4 because he doesn't like any of the exclusives. /v/'s response:OMG ur just som autistic f$$$ot that like sanic newb.
    Guy on Neogaf says that he thinks gamergate is stupid and that people are loosing their shit for no reason. NeoGAF mod's response: OMG UR A SOCIALIST THAT HATES FREE SPEECH (bans him for actually having an opinion)
    Shit like that especially that first one needs to stop. these dumbasses need to pull their heads out of their asses and get rid of their stalinistic views on gaming.I don't even think Jack Thompson was as fucking brain dead as the imbeciles that run those 2 forums.
     
  16. WolverineDK

    WolverineDK music lover

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    Vintage Computer Forums. and KLT Forums. VCF I got banned from because I cursed (once), where I first and politely asked them to delete a link . And then nobody motherfucking noticed it. And then I cursed once, and holy hell. Then I got banned, but other than that. Then it is a very knowledgeable forum. KLT Forums is because of MANY things, including LGBT phobia and other stuff. And seriously, what the fuck is wrong with being left-wing and social ?
     
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  17. GodofHardcore

    GodofHardcore Paragon of the Forum *

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    It used to be pretty hostile. JP and I used to argue alot, Ave and I argued alot (where is that Muthafucka anyway) 7force really used to get on my nerves and in my darker days my strangeness seemed to shine through. (Like a thread I made about having so much time on my hands I downloaded an entire band's catalog one song at a time.)

    But we all chill over time.
     
  18. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    Like I mentioned previously, don't take the internet so fucking seriously. Voice your opinions and feelings that's it. I couldn't care any less what someone thinks about my opinion, because it won't change anyone else's view. The forums are simply a tool to voice your opinion, trying to change someone else's is near impossible on the internet.
     
  19. MBMM

    MBMM Powered by Pied Piper

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    I like the community here. If you're wrong, you will know it. Very soon. It makes me do my homework more extensively and I know others have as well. It's hard to find people who want to talk about video game-related stuff on the regular, so it's nice have a place of respite. I try to not give too much of my opinion, and if I do I try to acknowledge that it is indeed my opinion, not fact. All in all, I'm just happy it's not the GameFaqs boards. Although they would be fun to mess with. Hmm...
     
  20. lolzvid

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    Outer Space for me is pretty quirky. The gaming section is filled up with fanboys with their own groups, and anybody against them gets a warning or even a ban, depending on the situation.
    The off topic section is pretty f*cked up when there's politicians on the discussion, and a lot of the moderators don't respect other opinions.
     

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