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Old 07-07-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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I have no problem reading through other sites announcements, that's one of the things TMS is here for, but please stop it with the freaking responses from a random newbie from whatever mud that posted the announcement that has posted nothing else in the forums whatsoever but a response to the announcement saying who ****ing cool it is.

I seriously could set my watch by the time that passes between certain announcements and comments and how long it takes a "rah rah, I play on _ and this is a cool thing" bull**** post from someone with 2 total posts (with the 1st being the same crap on another thread).

And yes, I expect to get flamed by certain persons for this post, and please, by all means, go ahead, but I'm sure there's other people who are just as annoyed at this bull**** as I am, they simply haven't said anything.
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Old 07-07-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Aye...

*Glares at Armageddon*

*Is beaten severely by a swarm of Armageddon fanatics*

*Glares at... Terloch*

Nah, I just like poking fun at them. Right. But I have noticed a lot of that, and yes it is sometimes annoying, but it's not all that troubling. Just read the first post, it's all that generally matters in that kind of topic.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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Since I agree with your note, I'd go "Rah Rah" to that, if it hadn't been so blatantly ironic to do so...

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Old 07-08-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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Official post, Player reads post, Player tries mud, Player loves mud, Player registers TMS forum account to say "I tried it and it's cool!"

Or

Bitch flame post against mud, Player, whilst voting for mud notices post, takes objection to it, and registers account to rebutt with their opinion.

Yeah, #### those people and expressing their damned opinion. How dare they? [/sarcasm]
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Old 07-08-2004, 01:53 PM   #5
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I'm pretty #### tired of people equating post count to intelligence and personal value. There is some merit in the length spent on a forum, however, there are such things as "lurkers" who only post when they really, really have something to say. It probably won't ever stop, but it's something to keep in mind. [/rant]

I do, however, agree that people should have something to say if they're posting. That goes for oldbies as well as newbies, in my book.
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Old 07-08-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by (Eagleon @ July 08 2004,13:53)
I'm pretty #### tired of people equating post count to intelligence and personal value. There is some merit in the length spent on a forum, however, there are such things as "lurkers" who only post when they really, really have something to say. It probably won't ever stop, but it's something to keep in mind. [/rant]

I do, however, agree that people should have something to say if they're posting. That goes for oldbies as well as newbies, in my book.
I don't think anyone intelligent really equates post count with any personal characteristics, to be fair. It is, as you say, indicative of nothing except that the person has posted a lot.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:01 PM   #7
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I never equated the number of posts with the intelligence of the poster.

My beef is with people who randomly pop up with one or two posts, and the only thing they ever say if you go look at everything they have posted, has simply been a one or two line "yay, I love this feature on my mud I play exclusively" post. Or my other favorite, someone who makes a login to the forums to just make that one post, and they are never heard of or seen again.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:04 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by (Terloch @ July 08 2004,17[img
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My beef is with people who randomly pop up with one or two posts, and the only thing they ever say if you go look at everything they have posted, has simply been a one or two line "yay, I love this feature on my mud I play exclusively" post.  Or my other favorite, someone who makes a login to the forums to just make that one post, and they are never heard of or seen again.
Oh, I didn't think you were the one doing it. Generally the people who equate worth with post count are the post spammers.

I don't see a difference between a lurker popping up to post something like what you're talking about and a person with 500+ posts doing it. I mean, remember that the forum members aren't the ones that bring value to the site for the most part. It's the thousands of people you never hear from but who vote that do.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:21 PM   #9
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I mean, remember that the forum members aren't the ones that bring value to the site for the most part. It's the thousands of people you never hear from but who vote that do.
That depends on what you consider by "value". Personally I couldn't care less about the voters - for me, the value of TMS lies purely in the discussions.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:29 PM   #10
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for me, the value of TMS lies purely in the discussions.
You don't value TMS a lot do you?
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by (Terloch @ July 08 2004,17[img
http://www.topmudsites.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]1)]I never equated the number of posts with the intelligence of the poster.

My beef is with people who randomly pop up with one or two posts, and the only thing they ever say if you go look at everything they have posted, has simply been a one or two line "yay, I love this feature on my mud I play exclusively" post.  Or my other favorite, someone who makes a login to the forums to just make that one post, and they are never heard of or seen again.
I guess I fall in your category of people who don't post much except to cheer on their favorite (and only) mud. I personally don't have the time or inclination to get involved in the constant bickering or flame wars that I see here on TMS.

Now, call me hypocritical, but when someone attacks the MUD that I staff on, especially when I know it's a player that is being a retributive brat for jailing/banning, I get defensive. Too many of us have put too much time into a 10 year MUD to just let some sniveling wimp post a nameless flame against our community.

I'm not even sure what my post count is, but I'm sure it's under 10. So, add me to the list
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:14 PM   #12
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Yea.. I will support my Armmy if i damnw ell want to!
I'm sorry if I don't Rah Rah rah for your Bs mud!
anyways..
I'll post more so I can have 89 posts and will be overqualified for this:P
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