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I don't know what the hell you're doing out there, and I'm sure you're as appalled as some of us, but I'm tired of waiting. So could you please, please do something to block abusive members for long enough to cool down and grow up?

Several members are completely obsessed with Josh Matta, and several others have taken up his cause by being completely obsessed about those who are obsessed with Josh, and in wallowing in their hatred all of them are vomiting their bile on the whole damned forum. It's disruptive, it's stupid, it's offensive, and over the past few weeks the atmosphere has become positively surreal--far more broken and pointlessly testosterone poisoned than one annoying, insensitive, rude and misanthropic individual has ever made it. In fact, I'm sure he's just sitting back enjoying the show and occasionally just poking somebody if it gets too quiet.

There are three or four absolutely fascinating threads going on right now, so captivating that even the occasional snipes from Josh and his traveling show are almost completely ignored. I'd hate to miss out on them, but if you staff members can't get your act together and stop the sick putrid dreck contaminating the forums, I'll be fine taking another long break from epicski. Just let me know if you give a damn.
post #2 of 10
Amen.
post #3 of 10

The all encompassing implosion is fascinating to watch though...

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Amen.

amen

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The all encompassing implosion is fascinating to watch though...
Indeed, the psychosocial underpinnings are numberless, yet the incivility is...disturbing. I'm not exactly a delicate flower or anything, but eventually this sort of thing gets to me. th_dunno-1[1].gif
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:popcorn

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As I said in yet another thread on this matter, I suggest some sort of password-protected chat-room for members of some predetermined tenure that allows for such pissing matches.  The few who get satisfaction from that sort of web behavior would have an outlet, yet they could still post constructively on the rest of the board, and the rest of us could ignore and steer clear of the room to our heart's content.  I'm still trying to dream up a name for it, though...Inn of Idiocy?

 

Maybe I'm just jaded, an incurable cynic, a bad person, or have experienced too much real-life violence, but I usually find these displays of blustery keyboard badassery somewhat amusing...usually.  OTOH, if my idea about the secret hall of shame sucks, then maybe giving the principals a time-out and locking some threads is warranted.

 

I just hate to see innocent bystanders...such as the OP...taking too seriously what has now long since become officially absurd.  Lighten up, break open a cool one, and move on to more substantive threads.

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I just hate to see innocent bystanders...such as the OP...taking too seriously what has now long since become officially absurd.  Lighten up, break open a cool one, and move on to more substantive threads.
See, that's probably my problem; I stopped drinking some time ago. rolleyes.gif Anyhow, now that I got all that off my chest I'm perfectly happy to let the chips fall where they may.

I do like the private pugilistic zone idea, but that would require that people actually do their fighting there. Thing is, I'm pretty sure getting it on in public is a big part of the thrill. You can lobby the authorities, build a partisan base, and try to publicly humiliate each other. Behind closed doors, you'd have to actually talk to the other side with no witnesses. Where's the fun in that?
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"The Octagon"

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I don't know what the hell you're doing out there, and I'm sure you're as appalled as some of us, but I'm tired of waiting. So could you please, please do something to block abusive members for long enough to cool down and grow up?

Several members are completely obsessed with Josh Matta, and several others have taken up his cause by being completely obsessed about those who are obsessed with Josh, and in wallowing in their hatred all of them are vomiting their bile on the whole damned forum. It's disruptive, it's stupid, it's offensive, and over the past few weeks the atmosphere has become positively surreal--far more broken and pointlessly testosterone poisoned than one annoying, insensitive, rude and misanthropic individual has ever made it. In fact, I'm sure he's just sitting back enjoying the show and occasionally just poking somebody if it gets too quiet.

There are three or four absolutely fascinating threads going on right now, so captivating that even the occasional snipes from Josh and his traveling show are almost completely ignored. I'd hate to miss out on them, but if you staff members can't get your act together and stop the sick putrid dreck contaminating the forums, I'll be fine taking another long break from epicski. Just let me know if you give a damn.

 

Thank you for taking the time to post an articulate response.  

This entire situation is being addressed.  

In the meantime I am locking this thread, as well as those that you are referencing. 

 

Lets all get back to talking about what we're passionate about in a respectful manner. 

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