1. We are looking for a volunteer to help out with entering the DC and Marvel comics solicitations. If you are interested, please contact Harley.
    Dismiss Notice

Online conduct- What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'Cafe toonzone' started by HellCat, Dec 28, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    29,284
    Likes Received:
    131
    It's a fairly common practice on the internet, I've found, especially with younger posters: equating quantity with quality.

    It's not the number of posts that you make that's important, but what you convey in your posts. It's especially irritating when posters bump every single existing thread on the first page or create a new thread for every single solitary stray thought which pops into their brain or make multiple posts just to say "I don't know" or "I liked it" or "Sounds cool. Can't wait". Having over 1000 posts doesn't make you royalty, especially when there's not a drop of substance in any of them.

    I know I'm not one to talk because I built up a high post count quickly (mainly since I'm generally a talker), but I at least try to put something substantial in everything I post and I avoid posting when I have nothing to say or can't add anything factual or worthwhile to a discussion. But no, making a lot of posts doesn't make you a demigod, it just means you make a lot of posts.
     
    #1261 Silverstar, Mar 25, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 25, 2010
  2. Shawn Hopkins

    Shawn Hopkins TZ Member of the Year 2013

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    29,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    People that wimp out at the end of an account suicide with a fake "OMG guys I've been hacked" excuse. Or any obvious such excuse for bad behavior, like "My brother was on the computer."
     
  3. Manga4life

    Manga4life DYNAMITE's PULP FIESTA BLOG!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    6,739
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have seen this done countless times over the years as well, I have seen this done today actually on two different forums that I visit and 9/10 times it's a cop-out for wanting to act like a jackass and then turn around and have everything be okay, but once in a while you come across someone who actually had their account messed with but it's very rare when they are telling the truth about it. I saw an extreme example last night, I'm sure many of you did too, and I don't know what to make of the whole thing but it's fairly common practice on internet messageboards from what I have seen over the past 6-7 years of posting online.
     
  4. Shawn Hopkins

    Shawn Hopkins TZ Member of the Year 2013

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    29,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've seen examples where dumb kids gave people who wanted to troll access to their accounts. I've even see two cases where forums were stolen from kids who were dumb enough to give administrator privileges to others who banned them or locked them out. But I've never seen some crazy hacker goes to all the trouble to steal somebody's account on an a cartoon message board just so they can go nuts. That's incredibly outlandish. If a hacker or bot took over your account you'd probably suddenly be really interested in discount tennis shoes or fake Viagra and really want to tell people where they can buy it.
     
  5. Antiyonder

    Antiyonder Amalgam Universe Overlord
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Messages:
    17,187
    Likes Received:
    3
    Heck, even if the younger sibling bit isn't a lie, you (not you specifically Shawn) are still at fault for leaving your account open if you live in a household with a morally challenged sibling. Like leaving a gun out for the kid. You may not have shot someone with it, but you made it possible for the kid to shoot someone with it.
     
  6. Manga4life

    Manga4life DYNAMITE's PULP FIESTA BLOG!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    6,739
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is always the "log off" button afterall, by clicking it you would defuse any such situation with a younger or "morally challenged" sibling in the household. Some people just kill me with their stories over the internet, but 9/10 times it makes for a funny situation.
     
  7. Marvin Tikvah

    Marvin Tikvah Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Messages:
    7,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    It really gets on my nerves when people in a debate continue to use the same logical fallacies whenever they decide to start responding in a thread about a broad issue or just the direction a series is going in, as they attempt to decipher why something would go like this.

    It's especially annoying when these people get backed into a corner but refuse to admit they were wrong or mislead. They'll just choose to start ignoring your points or focusing simply on small parts that they can try to target. It makes discussion just feel a little bit more useless.
     
  8. Silverstar

    Silverstar Rock the Dragon

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    29,284
    Likes Received:
    131
    Haters are annoying and sad.

    Many of us have encountered them at some point: people who for some reason take issue with you or what you post or the way you post and take it upon themselves to make snippy rude responses to everything you type. It's like they're trying to goad you into a flame war, and unfortunately, some gullible posters take the bait.

    If a person is spamming the board, derailing threads or breaking forum rules, then someone should speak out (although when that happens, the smart thing to do is report that person and not make it a public spectacle), but if you decide to grind an ax against someone publicly on a board just because you don't like what they say or their typing style, then appointing yourself that person's personal Don Rickles is only going to get you into trouble. You can't make people post the way you want them to post, and you're not being forced to read someone else's posts any more than you're being forced to come on the boards every day.

    Ignore and/or report, folks. That's the only smart way to deal with annoying posters. Appointing yourself vigilante moderator or someone's personal heckler is just account suicide.

    My advice to these people is: put the person whose posts you don't like on your Ignore list so you don't have to read their annoying posts anymore, lay off the Haterade and get a life.
     
    #1268 Silverstar, Mar 29, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 29, 2010
  9. Goldstar Neo

    Goldstar Neo Good Morning!

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,146
    Likes Received:
    82
    Heh. I was flambaited by someone on the forum just last night, or I would have been if I had actually taken the bait, which I didn't. I mean, really, what did this person hope to accomplish by doing that? Did he/she honestly think that he/she was going to cajole me into mixing it up with him/her? Sorry, it's not going to happen.

    I know as much as anyone how tempting it can be to pull certain people's chains, but like partying, it has to be done responsibly. Regardless of what you think of certain members, you can't just be outright nasty to someone publicly and not expect there to be any consequences, and it's not really worth it it if you end up getting an infraction as well as (or instead of) the person whom you're targeting.

    As you say, Silver, if someone is breaking the forum rules, report them. If someone's posts rub you the wrong way, put that person on your Ignore list. Taking matters into your own hands is just going to come back to bite you in the hindquarters.
     
  10. Shawn Hopkins

    Shawn Hopkins TZ Member of the Year 2013

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    29,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    When people overshare on message boards. We're all friends here, but we're not -that- close. If you did something really sexually weird and disturbing don't tell the whole world about it.
     
  11. SB20xx

    SB20xx Oooooh!
    Staff Member Moderator Reporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2003
    Messages:
    40,542
    Likes Received:
    255
    Ending a post with "Period." or "End of story/discussion." Just seems a bit cocky, like your word is the end-all, be-all and you get to decide that we should stop discussing something.

    Of course, with anything, there are exceptions. But generally, there's no call for that kind of curt ending to a post.
     
  12. KPTitan

    KPTitan The Doc is in...

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,475
    Likes Received:
    0
    This bothers me like no other. When people who happen to have 4,000+ and develope a huge ego about it, and is being a jerk to almost everybody because of their post-count. What also annoys me is when somebody will pick on you because you have less posts than most people. I can understand if the new person that joined is really abnoxious and annoying, but it irritates me when I see new, intelligent posters being ganged up on because "they just joined".

    This. If you're on a forum that is 90% full of English-speaking people, there's no need to gripe about them for the reason that most of 'em don't know the Japanese names.

    Yes. People should learn that everybody, even themselves, make mistakes all the time... so there's no need for them to pretend that they weren't proven wrong on something. If anything, if you're willing to admit your faults, it makes you look more mature than if you refuse to accept that you were in the wrong on something.

    This... especially something like that. Whatever people do sexually, it should be kept to themselves... because in all honesty here, that's something that I consider to be a personal matter.
     
  13. HellCat

    HellCat Lesser spotted Brit
    Staff Member Administrator Moderator Reporter

    Joined:
    May 6, 2001
    Messages:
    41,454
    Likes Received:
    31
    Using the word 'retarded' is pretty bottom barrel as is (there's a reason that we don't allow it here), but what makes it worse is that the vast majority who use it can't even spell it right. They throw out 'retarted', serving only to show their own lack of intelligence.
     
  14. Jave

    Jave Beware of the SPLAT
    Staff Member Moderator Reporter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2002
    Messages:
    22,228
    Likes Received:
    11
    I've noticed several people (not necessarily here, but on the net in general) that like to say "I hate to nitpick, BUT..." before correcting someone and they do it all the time. Dude, really, if you're going to nitpick (which inherently I have no problem with), don't start with "I hate to do this", it makes you sound like a hypocrit.

    This could actually apply to any "I hate to do this..." situation, but nitpicking/correcting others seems to be the most common one.
     
  15. Juu-kuchi

    Juu-kuchi Everypony's Starry-Eyed

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    24,026
    Likes Received:
    4
    I probably would also tack onto that "Well that's your opinion and I respect it." Or sans the "I respect part." If you DID respect his or her opinion you wouldn't try and allay suspicions of intolerance by stating it so.
     
  16. chdr

    chdr Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    14,739
    Likes Received:
    0
    People who reply to everything, including week-old posts and replies not directed at them. It seems like an annoying maneuver to beef up their own post count, and it gets especially annoying when they do this to multiple people talking about the same thing, which leads to the same exact point being reiterated several times, even in the same post, as if the other people couldn't read the previous ones and infer the poster's opinions from there.
     
  17. SilentBat18

    SilentBat18 Hmm, so, yeah

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,195
    Likes Received:
    0
    People who misread posts and reply according to what they think others say; if they took the time to read it properly in the first place, they'll see the post has a different point than what they thought and maybe even share the same idea... hastiness is rarely a quality that brings the best in us.
     
  18. KPTitan

    KPTitan The Doc is in...

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2007
    Messages:
    5,475
    Likes Received:
    0
    This. And when they do that, they attempt to put words in your mouth. It also annoys me when people take a little bit of your post and twist it around and into something you didn't even say, and use it as a counter-arguement.
     
  19. Shawn Hopkins

    Shawn Hopkins TZ Member of the Year 2013

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Messages:
    29,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    People that try to create memes and force them into acceptance by using them over and over in their posts. It doesn't work that way and it's just annoying.
     
  20. Light Lucario

    Light Lucario Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2007
    Messages:
    43,081
    Likes Received:
    694
    I mostly see this in other forums I go to, but I find it so annoying when people address their opinions as facts. To me, it feels like their opinion is proven and has more merit than other people, even though it's just an interpretation of a particular show or episode. It just always bothers me because I don't see a need to label an opinion as a fact. A person could just say how they feel, instead of acting as if their opinions are infallible bits of information. Then it would feel more like they were providing a nice amount of positive discussion to the particular thread.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  • Find Toonzone on Facebook

  • Toonzone News

  • Site Updates

    Upcoming Premieres

  • Toonzone Fan Sites


Tac Anti Spam from Surrey Forum