A perfect example of why I think it’s not so much fun anymore happened between the time I left this morning and the time I got back.
Someone posted some garbage like “It’s fun if you’re white and don’t have a chip on your shoulder.” JDSmith replied with something like “WTF? You’re stupid.” Then I replied (after doing the footwork of finding the picture and link to wikipedia) with something like:
Do Not Feed The Troll!
(What is a Troll?)
(especially white dickweed ones) Note: username was dickweed[/quote]
Now, I’m sure whatever mod deleted it thought it was an easy call. Someone trolling, delete. Though in the process, my anti-troll post got deleted. Not that big a deal I suppose, but it’s fun for me to post anti-troll posts. It’s not fun when they get deleted. This is just another post in a long line of posts that have been deleted, moved or merged.
I understand when one post every now and again gets moved/deleted/merged, but it has started to become an almost daily occurrence to my posts it seems. Another one I was upset about was this one [“How Many Condoms Can You Wear At Once”]
I have a feeling that I’m not the only one bothered by things like this, which is why there is a decrease in the amount of “entertaining” posts. I think the forums need a little “dirt” (like people trolling and silliness.) Otherwise things get boring (like they seem to be now for me.) All the slicing and dicing of my post have made me more hesitant to post anything anywhere. I’ve even started looking for other forums to post on for the first time since I registered (to get my forum posting fix.)
Now I understand the general ups and downs of internet forums, but the current down seems to be a lot longer than usual (to me.) Might just be me though.