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Iowanian
06-07-2006, 12:17 PM
With all of the recent nostalgia, discussion about what this place used to be, and could be, it has me pondering, what things can be done, to make this place less hostile, more hospitible to new posters who would offer value and contribute, and a little less venemous to tenured neighbors. Once, Gaz made a "call for civility" that I'm sure I mocked and scoffed at, but as things have degraded, I think there is validity to that now.

I'll begin by saying I'm not looking to pick a fight with anyone, but rather input on what we can do, what you as a poster can do, and possibly make an effort to do it.

I'm as guilty as anyone, and probably moreso in some cases with hostility to some posters. Fact is, I'll probably never give up the smack and jokes, as its too natural, but I have been and will continue to work on backing off on that. I'm considering breaking the cherry on my ignore feature just to eliminate the temtation in a couple of cases.


I never pick on new posters based on tenure and invite others(yes, you skip) to at least give them a chance before pounding them.

Avatars-Sigs. My position on this is pretty clear....I'm a fan of hot women, but feel there is a time and a place. I feel that there are some who probably are offended by the titty-tars and the oversized hoochie sig pics. There is a thread specifically for these things. The rational behind this for me, as a planet citizen is that there are young people, religious minded, and visitors here who shouldn't confuse this for a porn site.

Threads titles. I'd like to ask that some of us consider the names of thread starters on adult subjects. Threads are going to take a life of their own, but I think this is an area that can be improved.

I accept my responsibility for my part of all of it, and pledge to work on my part. I don't post this as a hypocrit, but rather as a poster who sees room for improvement here, personal and overall.

Donger
06-07-2006, 12:20 PM
Go f*ck yourself.

Der Flöprer
06-07-2006, 12:25 PM
Go f*ck yourself.



ROFL priceless.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 12:27 PM
I forgive you Donger.

I already know I'll have days I'm more successful with the Civilowanian thing....and days I'll forget and blast away. I've said that I'll "TRY" not "succeed". Lets face facts, sometimes they've just got a burn coming.

Donger
06-07-2006, 12:27 PM
I forgive you Donger.

ROFL

I enjoyed my futile exercise in being nice. It was interesting.

KCTitus
06-07-2006, 12:28 PM
Being a poster who typically holds bankers hours, I guess I missed most of the acrimony toward the new posters here.

It's been a long standing tradition that this was a place that was open to newcomers but they had to have a thick skin and an ability to roll with the punches.

I'm a bit more dismayed with the metrosexual tone of Logical's 'new community' thread, but I do agree about the sigs/avatars...those have gotten out of hand.

chagrin
06-07-2006, 12:31 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer. I can only speak for myself but it does no good, this isn't a street gang and it doesn't matter. I have been a CHIEFS fan for 27 years now and I while I haven't been on this particular board for a long time, I have paid my dues in many ways not relating to Chiefs Planet.

Hazing is fine, bagging on people is fine too, in the proper context but some of the shit vets are throwing out at new folks is just stupid. I can name two vets who claim to be tolerant, intelligent people but when challenged, won't answer the call because they "have been around longer"

that's lame.

Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2006, 12:31 PM
All the "inside jokes" have gotten old.

Gaz
06-07-2006, 12:34 PM
The avatar/signature problem can be solved with the “At Work” mode.

xoxo~
Gaz
Has seen nary an avatar for many a moon.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 12:36 PM
I use that Gaz...I was specifically thinking of Visitors, potential members, new posters, and maybe someone's employer, popping in to see what this site is about. I didn't realize it myself, until I popped in the other day without being logged in.

jspchief
06-07-2006, 12:37 PM
I think it all boils down to what the board as a whole finds acceptable. Like Titus said, thick skin has always been a prerequisite in the past. It's generally been acceptable to tell some to go f*ck themselves, or disagree in an uncivil manner.

I think if you want to make the board more civilized, maybe the first thing would be a general "be nice" policy. Treat others with respect, etc.

However, that is also going to drastically change the face of this BB. I don't know how many people that would scare off in comparison to the number of people scared off by the current abrasiveness.

Even though I'm probably one of the most abrasive people on this board, I don't think I would have a problem with guidelines that cracked down on it. Basically, I'm the way I am because I can be, but I'm not incapable of toning it down. As long as I have a good football board that's not soaked in homerism, I can temper my attitude to whatever the board dictates. Unfortunately, every "be nice" BB I've ever been to has been more or less a homer board. Maybe it's just coincidence.

Donger
06-07-2006, 12:38 PM
I think if you want to make the board more civilized, maybe the first thing would be a general "be nice" policy. Treat others with respect, etc.

Absolutely. Everyone should be nice to each other.

Tribal Warfare
06-07-2006, 12:40 PM
Absolutely. Everyone should be nice to each other.

Until they F*CK UP

KCTitus
06-07-2006, 12:40 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer.

I see this compliant by many, but I can only remember seeing this happen less than a couple of times. Again, Im not around all the time, so I dont see much, but I for one never bring up 'how long' Ive been here as a hammer.

The lamest thing anyone can say is something to the effect that the posters points are not valid because they've not been on the BB as long as the other. That's as Junior High as going on and on about the 'rep' system.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Unfortunately, every "be nice" BB I've ever been to has been more or less a homer board. Maybe it's just coincidence.
It seems most of the "bad" arguments around here don't come from football threads. They come from off-topic threads. I have rarely seen people go to blows over football related topics.

jspchief
06-07-2006, 12:45 PM
I see this compliant by many, but I can only remember seeing this happen less than a couple of times. Again, Im not around all the time, so I dont see much, but I for one never bring up 'how long' Ive been here as a hammer.

The lamest thing anyone can say is something to the effect that the posters points are not valid because they've not been on the BB as long as the other. That's as Junior High as going on and on about the 'rep' system.I think sometimes new posters take tic comments of that nature too seriously.

Logical
06-07-2006, 12:48 PM
I think friendly hazing is healthy. But I do believe to a certain extent it has gone beyond that recently. On the other hand n00Bs coming in here and telling us we should not be posting on this or that and should be limiting our subjects to football deserve the harassment they get. Same with dumbasses like QuikSsurfer and his petty I am exposing my life for you to see and then bitching about the advice people give him and throwing a little tantrum.

As long as there has been a Planet we have treated those people the same way, that is nothing new. I do think in the past say 2002/2003 we were much more likely to do a welcoming thread and then haze them gently.

One thing we could all be reminded of is the n00Bs don't know our customs. So rather than bitch at them the first time the create a dupe thread maybe we should explain how the search function works and explain it is good practice to make sure you are not creating one of multiple threads on the same subject. Same with other customs we follow, explain it rather than chastise for violating it. I am probably as guilty as any of just jumping them with the nuthooks statement in a situation like that.

Logical
06-07-2006, 12:51 PM
Being a poster who typically holds bankers hours, I guess I missed most of the acrimony toward the new posters here.

It's been a long standing tradition that this was a place that was open to newcomers but they had to have a thick skin and an ability to roll with the punches.

I'm a bit more dismayed with the metrosexual tone of Logical's 'new community' thread, but I do agree about the sigs/avatars...those have gotten out of hand.

Ah hell you ascerbic old fart, I was just trying to make some of the newcomers realize we did not hate them all, be like a good neighbor and introduce each other to our new neighbors.

cdcox
06-07-2006, 12:59 PM
I am probably as guilty as any of just jumping them with the nuthooks statement in a situation like that.

Nuthooks are for false news stories. Ultimate punisment for the ultimate crime.

Logical
06-07-2006, 01:11 PM
Nuthooks are for false news stories. Ultimate punisment for the ultimate crime.I know I was being lazy in that statement. Probably should have said harsh criticism or something else more appropriate.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 01:31 PM
I hope noone takes it that I think there should be rules that we "must be nice"....I'd be screwed.
I'm more thinking of it from an approach of If All I have to reply to posterY is "you're an idiot" for the 10th time, maybe I'll just not reply.

Hazing has its place, defending "our turf" has its place, smack and teasing has its place here too...and all of those are what has made this what it is. I'm not asking for a watered down version like the coalition....but merely, stepping back and evaluating where we are as a community, and what we can do as individual posters to maybe make it a better experience for more people...to get the ball rolling in the right direction before Camp, and the influx of new posters.

a good "F@CK YOU" still has its place, and a good dogpile is going to be deserved on occasion.

I do, personally think the "damn noob" thing is getting old though.

Otter
06-07-2006, 01:32 PM
I’m skimming thru but I can defiantly say you’ve missed the Gaz option and there hasn’t been a bowl of anti-freeze put out.

Just checking for errors.

Your thoughts.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 01:39 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer. I can only speak for myself but it does no good, this isn't a street gang and it doesn't matter. I have been a CHIEFS fan for 27 years now and I while I haven't been on this particular board for a long time, I have paid my dues in many ways not relating to Chiefs Planet.

Hazing is fine, bagging on people is fine too, in the proper context but some of the shit vets are throwing out at new folks is just stupid. I can name two vets who claim to be tolerant, intelligent people but when challenged, won't answer the call because they "have been around longer"

that's lame.

Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.

Shuddap, n00b!








just kidding. ;)

Otter
06-07-2006, 01:39 PM
I can’t get through a post without spelling “defiantly” as “defiantly”. All you guys who use a spell/grammer checker suck.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 01:40 PM
I can’t get through a post without spelling “defiantly” as “defiantly”. All you guys who use a spell/grammer checker suck.


huh?

Otter
06-07-2006, 01:41 PM
huh?

Kick his ass Gaz

Lzen
06-07-2006, 01:43 PM
Kick his ass Gaz

What's an ass Gaz? And why do you want me to kick it? And to whom does this ass Gaz belong?

Otter
06-07-2006, 01:47 PM
What's an ass Gaz? And why do you want me to kick it? And to whom does this ass Gaz belong?

Walk away now please. I'm sorry I brought it up.

milkman
06-07-2006, 01:49 PM
So rather than bitch at them the first time the create a dupe thread

I've been taken to task a couple of times for complaining about dupe threads, but the only ones I've complained about are the ones that are dupes of topics that are still on the first page, or have just fallen to the second page.
And pirmarily the dupes when the poster starts off by saying "Sorry if this is a repost".

I mean, how the hell hard is it to just check the first couple of pages?
If you were really concerned about it being a repost, then you would have looked first, and found it, if you weren't so damn lazy, or just an attention whore.

That whole "Sorry" crap is disingenuous, at best.

But I digress.

In the future, in the spirit of this "new community" we seem to attempting to build, I'll try to refrain from being such an asshole about it

StcChief
06-07-2006, 01:53 PM
I see this compliant by many, but I can only remember seeing this happen less than a couple of times. Again, Im not around all the time, so I dont see much, but I for one never bring up 'how long' Ive been here as a hammer.

The lamest thing anyone can say is something to the effect that the posters points are not valid because they've not been on the BB as long as the other. That's as Junior High as going on and on about the 'rep' system.

Like this has a 'Union seniority system' in place here.
:rolleyes:

Otter
06-07-2006, 01:58 PM
Like this has a 'Union seniority system' in place here.
:rolleyes:

That's how we roll bitch.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 02:03 PM
It's just not as fun as it used to be and that always has everything to do with the quality of the average poster here.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 02:08 PM
I have been told by someone I asked to tone down the tittahs, behind the scenes that noone is offended, bothered or thinks the avs and sigs that juuuuuuust squeak by the rules are a problem.

Anyone have any input?

I'm not looking for the local planet govt to implement Emminent Domain, bulldoze down the shanties and put up a strip mall.....just see if anyone is helping me paint the fence, trim the hedges and pick up some of the litter that the Neighbors at the Mange drag in.

KCTitus
06-07-2006, 02:13 PM
I have been told by someone I asked to tone down the tittahs, behind the scenes that noone is offended, bothered or thinks the avs and sigs that juuuuuuust squeak by the rules are a problem.

Anyone have any input?

Offended...maybe/maybe not, but a little respect for a fellow poster who's asked you to remove something he finds objectionable should, in fact, be respected.

The In-ner-net is about 90% porn so if you need to blow your rocks, you dont need to necessarily do it at the Planet...or maybe someone's over compensating for the micro....just sayin.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 02:14 PM
I forgive you Donger.

I already know I'll have days I'm more successful with the Civilowanian thing....and days I'll forget and blast away. I've said that I'll "TRY" not "succeed". Lets face facts, sometimes they've just got a burn coming.I here you.

Lately, I have been operating under the premise, "My kids might decide to log on and see all the nice stuff Daddy has been posting about football".

They are growing up after all, and they will figure out how to come here someday.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 02:16 PM
Offended...maybe/maybe not, but a little respect for a fellow poster who's asked you to remove something he finds objectionable should, in fact, be respected.

The In-ner-net is about 90% porn so if you need to blow your rocks, you dont need to necessarily do it at the Planet...or maybe someone's over compensating for the micro....just sayin.

Yup. I don't really care if people feel the need to show that. I just would like to be able to look at avs and sigs. I just can't do that because of a few posters. Always in at work mode because most of my posting is from work.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 02:18 PM
I here you.

Lately, I have been operating under the premise, "My kids might decide to log on and see all the nice stuff Daddy has been posting about football".

They are growing up after all, and they will figure out how to come here someday.

Yup, I've run into that, as well. When my 13 year old mentions something that I posted on the PS3 vs Xbox thread, I start thinking "oh crap, I hope he doesn't read any posts by me that he shouldn't". :( After that, I took CP off as my browser's home page.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 02:19 PM
Titus and Lzen are saying very close to what I'm saying. It is mah opinion, that there is plenty of spank material on the net, and there is a forum/thread dedicated to it on this site, a link away worthy of plenty of blistered thimbles. We all know that this isn't a site for kids, that material throught any given day could be offensive to any given person, but I think it would be nice if someone could read posts made, that don't offend them, without having to ignore the sigs/pics altogether.

I wish that out of respect for those it does bother(which really isn't me) some would consider removing or at least toning down the tittahs.

Inspector
06-07-2006, 02:22 PM
Hey everyone, help yourselves to a cookie. They are on the platter over in the beak room.









See? That was being sort of friendly.





And I thought we were required to give rep to anyone with a "real" vagina? Did I misunderstand that?

Logical
06-07-2006, 02:33 PM
I have been told by someone I asked to tone down the tittahs, behind the scenes that noone is offended, bothered or thinks the avs and sigs that juuuuuuust squeak by the rules are a problem.

Anyone have any input?

I'm not looking for the local planet govt to implement Emminent Domain, bulldoze down the shanties and put up a strip mall.....just see if anyone is helping me paint the fence, trim the hedges and pick up some of the litter that the Neighbors at the Mange drag in.

I have never understood this complaint, you can turn of just Sigs or just Avys or both or use At work mode, people who bitch about them either are not knowledgeable about how the BB works or want to be morality cops.

Logical
06-07-2006, 02:34 PM
Titus and Lzen are saying very close to what I'm saying. It is mah opinion, that there is plenty of spank material on the net, and there is a forum/thread dedicated to it on this site, a link away worthy of plenty of blistered thimbles. We all know that this isn't a site for kids, that material throught any given day could be offensive to any given person, but I think it would be nice if someone could read posts made, that don't offend them, without having to ignore the sigs/pics altogether.

I wish that out of respect for those it does bother(which really isn't me) some would consider removing or at least toning down the tittahs.

I am thinking maybe one weekend I should turn sigs and avy's back on. I must really be missing something.:drool:ROFL

jlscorpio
06-07-2006, 02:41 PM
I don't have a problem with the tittytars and/or sigs. There's not really any nudity there. My 10 y/o son does look on here sometimes, but he won't see anything on here he hasn't already seen on a 14 yr old at the mall. Oh, and since we're on the n00b topic...200 posts you ****in n00bs!!!

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 02:47 PM
I guess this is the last Time I'm going to mention the angle of
the Impression made by first time guests/lurkers who don't have accounts yet, or aren't familiar with the board. I DO use the at work mode, but its a shame its necessary because of 3-4 sigs and avs.

I don't see the policy changing, and I'm not advocating that, but I don't think a little bit of modesty for those who don't like it, or are new would hurt anyone.

I'd rather someone make a statement of their persona with posts, than rely on pictures of airbrushed hoohoos. Get your spank on in the Gjpg thread if you must do it here. Its simple respect.

I have never understood this complaint, you can turn of just Sigs or just Avys or both or use At work mode, people who bitch about them either are not knowledgeable about how the BB works or want to be morality cops.

ct
06-07-2006, 02:52 PM
I have never understood this complaint, you can turn of just Sigs or just Avys or both or use At work mode, people who bitch about them either are not knowledgeable about how the BB works or want to be morality cops.

:clap:

My selections were:

We could all be more civil when we disagree
Leave the Noobs alone until they deserve it
If you dislike someone that much...use the iggy function

And what Gaz, Logical, and others suggest. Use the 'At Work' mode, or edit your profile Options to turn off any combination of Sigs, Avs, and Attachments, which is what I've done, as much for the byte download as the content, as my work proxy logs total byte download. Also believe those should be disabled for visitors not logged in.

Otter
06-07-2006, 02:54 PM
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Logical
06-07-2006, 02:54 PM
I guess this is the last Time I'm going to mention the angle of
the Impression made by first time guests/lurkers who don't have accounts yet, or aren't familiar with the board. I DO use the at work mode, but its a shame its necessary because of 3-4 sigs and avs.

I don't see the policy changing, and I'm not advocating that, but I don't think a little bit of modesty for those who don't like it, or are new would hurt anyone.

I'd rather someone make a statement of their persona with posts, than rely on pictures of airbrushed hoohoos. Get your spank on in the Gjpg thread if you must do it here. Its simple respect.

Perhaps what should be changed is that Avs and Pics not be in the default mode so lurkers would not see anything but the posts. I do understand your point and frankly I don't care if they were toned down that would be fine. However, evidently some people feel they are part of their persona (Big Daddy for instance) and to an extent they are. As I recall that would be a minor change and admin could make and would not require a code change of the vBB script.

Sfeihc
06-07-2006, 03:02 PM
Avs and sigs are are a minor problem IMHO. I lurk far more than I post because it's quite clear that the high post count members crap all over the low post count members. People wear their post count around here like it's a rank. That's lame and it is the number one problem facing this board.

The reason I chose the board name that I did was because I thought this was the most bass-akwards way to treat people you don't even know.

Flame away you mighty keyboard warriors of the Planet.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 03:07 PM
On this end, with exceptions, it seems like new posters, who come in with quality posts, instead of antagonizing a few of the more tenured posters, as you have, don't have the same problems. It seems most of your posts are trying to beef with people about a history you don't have here or something.

Many new posters come to the planet and blend right in, immediately.


If I were king, I'd do as Logical suggested and have the sigs/avs defaulted 'off'(as I've been told before it was by a mod)...that alone would eliminate my beef with it. I'd also nuke the rep points back to zero, and if I kept the feature for comments, make the point values exchanged very minimal.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 03:12 PM
We keep looking for problems that simply aren't there. Quality posters is what it is all about. Put a few meme's on any BB other than jihad.com and the board is toast. We have ended up with a few too many forums though. Moving DC saved this BB.

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 03:14 PM
I think it all boils down to what the board as a whole finds acceptable. Like Titus said, thick skin has always been a prerequisite in the past. It's generally been acceptable to tell some to go f*ck themselves, or disagree in an uncivil manner.

I think if you want to make the board more civilized, maybe the first thing would be a general "be nice" policy. Treat others with respect, etc.


So if Bob Dole were to say something like:

Bob Dole respectfully requests that you go **** yourself.

It would make the environment more welcoming?

Bob Dole can probably make that adjustment.

Sfeihc
06-07-2006, 03:15 PM
I had a beef with the domer/mercer which after we went around a few times we realized it's all good. Settled. That doesn't excuse the crap I've read from jive turkeys like yourself. Right Mr. Baowls?

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 03:16 PM
If I were king, I'd do as Logical suggested and have the sigs/avs defaulted 'off'(as I've been told before it was by a mod)...

If they're not currently off, it's because someone else turned them back on.

ct
06-07-2006, 03:24 PM
Avs and sigs are are a minor problem IMHO. I lurk far more than I post because it's quite clear that the high post count members crap all over the low post count members. People wear their post count around here like it's a rank. That's lame and it is the number one problem facing this board.

...

I agree.


If they're not currently off, it's because someone else turned them back on.

Perhaps Bob Dole could check on that?

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:28 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer.I haven't seen that once in the five years I've been on the board. Then again, I've only posted 32,000 times.
Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.This is the intraweb, there are no chicks.

I mean, seriously, if some guy wants to rep a "girl" (read, 350 pound 45-year old man in boxes and a t-shirt), who are you to say he's wrong? Who, indeed?!

Otter
06-07-2006, 03:29 PM
All the "inside jokes" have gotten old.

I still think the inside jokes are funny.

I'm sending Mike Keck your way tough guy.

1-800-kik-smass

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:29 PM
If they're not currently off, it's because someone else turned them back on.

Nope, just checked again. They are default on.

And for the people who mentioned ignoring sigs. Since when can you choose to ignore sigs? I used to have certain avs on ignore, but I didn't think we could ignore sigs.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:30 PM
I haven't seen that once in the five years I've been on the board.

Seriously, you haven't noticed that? There seem to be a lot of newbies that have been complaining about that lately for nothing to have occurred.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:32 PM
It's called "irony" Lzen. I was being ironical.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:33 PM
I mean, seriously, if some guy wants to rep a "girl" (read, 350 pound 45-year old man in boxes and a t-shirt), who are you to say he's wrong? Who, indeed?!

I mean, seriously, you need to get to one of the 37 Forever functions. There are definitely chicks. And some of them are even hot. ;)

morphius
06-07-2006, 03:33 PM
As far as new posters, it would be nice if it was like it used to be and the person would get 80% welcome's and 20% shit head comments telling them they are morons. Sure there will always be some beating in, but if nobody says anything positive, do you really want to stay around?

I give skip a lot of shit, because I think it is BS to try to attack every newcomer to the BB. Toss in the fact that he seems to measure his internet penis by his post count, his rep power and his ability to make stupid threads that go over 100 posts, and you have a general nuiscance. I'm sure there are other people who do it, and he is just having fun, but being the biggest offender I just went ahead and named him.

I also don't remember it always being okay to tell people to **** off either, the way I remember it is that we tried to avoid the personal attacks, but attack the idea. Has anyone noticed the number of the "good" guys that still hang around here?

Hell, we now that **** is a filtered word that is supposed to lead up to possible banning if you try to find some way around it and you can find 3 or more examples on this thread alone of people unwilling to follow the rule. How the hell do any of us expect to control all the guys who seem to need a friggin woody making AV/Sig to if we can't even get the simple ****ing things right. The idea of turning them off in the default mode is pretty reasonable start though.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:34 PM
It's called "irony" Lzen. I was being ironical.

:banghead: I guess I should take my irony meter into the shop to get it repaired.

Carry on.

morphius
06-07-2006, 03:35 PM
Nope, just checked again. They are default on.

And for the people who mentioned ignoring sigs. Since when can you choose to ignore sigs? I used to have certain avs on ignore, but I didn't think we could ignore sigs.
You can chose to have them turned off, can't ignore individual ones.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:35 PM
There are definitely chicks. And some of them are even hotI know.

I like poking sleeping lionesses with sticks. :evil:

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:39 PM
You can chose to have them turned off, can't ignore individual ones.

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. I guess I wasn't clear. It would be nice to be able to ignore individual sigs like we can ignore idividual avs.


BTW, WTH is the Buddy List used for?

burt
06-07-2006, 03:40 PM
Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.

OKAY.....

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:40 PM
I've had sigs off forever. I can't remember the last time I saw one.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 03:40 PM
That doesn't excuse the crap I've read from jive turkeys like yourself. Right Mr. Baowls?

Feel free to elaborate. I don't recall blasting you, and if I did, I'd wager it wasn't without reason. You've prolaimed yourself a master of smack, so I'd think you'd be able to take a little heat anyway.

I suppose since this is an attempt by myself to encourage civility, I could apologize for your chaffed delicates and offer a soothing balm to ease your discomfort.

go bowe
06-07-2006, 03:42 PM
what this place needs is more drama...

fights and name-calling and melt downs are the stuff of great entertainment...

kotter was a super star when he was ingesting mouse shit and getting drunk in 9 minutes...

some of the best threads are the i'm leaving threads...

whining is great, it gives everyone something to bitch about...

ahhh, i miss the good old days when people would threaten to rip off your head and piss down your throat...

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:42 PM
All this sensitivity. I hope you're not going to turn into Cryowanian.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:43 PM
some of the best threads are the i'm leaving threads...Absofrigginlutely. And it's even more entertaining when they come back.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 03:45 PM
what this place needs is more drama...

fights and name-calling and melt downs are the stuff of great entertainment...

kotter was a super star when he was ingesting mouse shit and getting drunk in 9 minutes...

some of the best threads are the i'm leaving threads...

whining is great, it gives everyone something to bitch about...

ahhh, i miss the good old days when people would threaten to rip off your head and piss down your throat...

Exactly!!! ROFL

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:47 PM
Absofrigginlutely. And it's even more entertaining when they come back.


Cough cough........Taco John.....cough.


ROFL

go bowe
06-07-2006, 03:47 PM
Avs and sigs are are a minor problem IMHO. I lurk far more than I post because it's quite clear that the high post count members crap all over the low post count members. People wear their post count around here like it's a rank. That's lame and it is the number one problem facing this board.

The reason I chose the board name that I did was because I thought this was the most bass-akwards way to treat people you don't even know.

Flame away you mighty keyboard warriors of the Planet.i'm with whoever suggested making rep points minimal...

the whole formula for determining the amount of rep awarded should be based on nothing at all, no longevity, no post count, nada, zip...

just a fixed number of points for everybody...

that would eliminate people (skip) bullying with rep and prevent neg rep bombs being handed out like candy...

keep the rep system for comments, but get rid of the thing as a weapon...

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:49 PM
Cough cough........Taco John.....cough.I found John Proctor to be much more entertaining. Never really had a problem with Burrito Barb.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 03:49 PM
i'm with whoever suggested making rep points minimal...

the whole formula for determining the amount of rep awarded should be based on nothing at all, no longevity, no post count, nada, zip...

just a fixed number of points for everybody...

that would eliminate people (skip) bullying with rep and prevent neg rep bombs being handed out like candy...

keep the rep system for comments, but get rid of the thing as a weapon...

Who cares if you get bombed. I have been putting up with Frankie the human shishkabob for awhile now.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 03:53 PM
I think for many people, "REP" has been an instigator of trouble. Some DO care about it to the point of being bitter. Some DO think that it really matters. I love it when I get a whining PM 2 minutes after I ding someone with a dot.

I think setting everyone back to zero, or making one worth a point, and setting anyone caught trying to "repwhore" should be reset to stop that nonsese.

I do like the feature from the perspective of a comment of appreciation or disapproval that everyone doesn't need to see.


the Truth is, what this board really needs is a new villain...a new common enemy....a new troll-villain-enemy every couple of weeks....for TEAM BUILDING.

Lzen
06-07-2006, 03:53 PM
I found John Proctor to be much more entertaining. Never really had a problem with Burrito Barb.

Well yes, Proctor was amusing, too.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:55 PM
I like rep for reading the comments, but it doesn't really mean anything to me. I hardly ever dish it out myself. Same for PMs. I've never seen a need to carry out most of the stuff that goes on here privately. Usually it's just to apologize if I'm being an ass.

jlscorpio
06-07-2006, 03:58 PM
is it possible to ban all Donko fans?

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 03:58 PM
Send out a few neg reps, and eagerly await the "return rep" and the "why did you do that, I'll eat your children" Pms.


Yes....a New Villain, that is Indeed what CP needs. Nothing circles the wagons like a semi-litterate Ahole in a Raider jersey keyboard.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 03:59 PM
I think "PMS" sums it up nicely.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:02 PM
Being a poster who typically holds bankers hours, I guess I missed most of the acrimony toward the new posters here.

It's been a long standing tradition that this was a place that was open to newcomers but they had to have a thick skin and an ability to roll with the punches.

I'm a bit more dismayed with the metrosexual tone of Logical's 'new community' thread, but I do agree about the sigs/avatars...those have gotten out of hand.


Treatment of new posters has gone waaaay down the past couple of years. It used to be they would get jumped when they made a newbie mistake, but now all they have to do is announce they are new to the board and certain posters start giving them hell right off the bat, when all they did was say "Hi, I'm ______."

It was always fun to break new people in to the board with a little ribbing; somewhere along the way it became cool to just break new people.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:08 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer. I can only speak for myself but it does no good, this isn't a street gang and it doesn't matter. I have been a CHIEFS fan for 27 years now and I while I haven't been on this particular board for a long time, I have paid my dues in many ways not relating to Chiefs Planet.

Hazing is fine, bagging on people is fine too, in the proper context but some of the shit vets are throwing out at new folks is just stupid. I can name two vets who claim to be tolerant, intelligent people but when challenged, won't answer the call because they "have been around longer"

that's lame.

Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.


I see, and agree with, your point to a certain extent. Anyone who tries to use their post count and/or time served here as a way to prove themselves better fans are morons.

However, when a newbie starts acting all tough sh!t and important, a gentle reminder that they have not yet earned their stripes HERE is required.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:09 PM
All the "inside jokes" have gotten old.


Uh.... No they haven't.

chagrin
06-07-2006, 04:11 PM
However, when a newbie starts acting all tough sh!t and important, a gentle reminder that they have not yet earned their stripes HERE is required.

True, I guess I was saying that, not just acting important, but getting into it with someone has nothing to do with how long they've been here, unless it's specifically about how long they've been here, ya know?

chagrin
06-07-2006, 04:14 PM
Who cares if you get bombed. I have been putting up with Frankie the human shishkabob for awhile now.

ROFL
You mean, the DC Pincushion?

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 04:15 PM
There are instances I disagree Chagrin. I'll give an example of a "new" poster who questions credibility for this example, and a poster who has been here 5 years maybe has proven themselves insightful over the years. I'd also say, that in a disagreement, a poster who has been here a month, might fully expect others to tend to side with someone who they've chatted here with for a few years, if they're not completely in the wrong.

I think one thing that has happend, due to longevity of the board and posters, is that now, we "know" each other better, and thats not always good. After time, you get an opinion on someone as a person, and it can make you like them alot less as a poster, not unlike real life, where you have friends, aquantences you like to talk with in a bar or the store, people you tollerate, some you don't like, and the few you come to dispise or at least disrespect.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Yup, I've run into that, as well. When my 13 year old mentions something that I posted on the PS3 vs Xbox thread, I start thinking "oh crap, I hope he doesn't read any posts by me that he shouldn't". :( After that, I took CP off as my browser's home page.Some day they will learn your moniker, then they will learn to type into google.

When you do that with mine, it takes you directly to some of my crappy posts here.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:19 PM
Titus and Lzen are saying very close to what I'm saying. It is mah opinion, that there is plenty of spank material on the net, and there is a forum/thread dedicated to it on this site, a link away worthy of plenty of blistered thimbles. We all know that this isn't a site for kids, that material throught any given day could be offensive to any given person, but I think it would be nice if someone could read posts made, that don't offend them, without having to ignore the sigs/pics altogether.

I wish that out of respect for those it does bother(which really isn't me) some would consider removing or at least toning down the tittahs.You could solve a lot of this by making it a 18 or older only site, with an agreement in the TOS.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:19 PM
True, I guess I was saying that, not just acting important, but getting into it with someone has nothing to do with how long they've been here, unless it's specifically about how long they've been here, ya know?


I understand what you are saying, I am merely pointing out that there are times when showing one one's place is in order.

Like it or not, some of us have been here quite a while and been through a lot in our time here, one cannot expect to just jump right in and be "one of the guys" right off the bat. It's just like joining any other social group, you have to be around for a little while before you are fully accepted.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:20 PM
I don't have a problem with the tittytars and/or sigs. There's not really any nudity there. My 10 y/o son does look on here sometimes, but he won't see anything on here he hasn't already seen on a 14 yr old at the mall. Oh, and since we're on the n00b topic...200 posts you ****in n00bs!!!Yeah, the 12 year olds are dressing like slutty prostitutes these days.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 04:21 PM
Frankie the human shishkabob for awhile now.

Don't take this as an insult, but just an observation from someone who also is prone to cross a line here and there.


Its pretty well known that I'm no fan of Deni se or Frankie...I rarely agree with either one, and have some serious issues with some of their ideals. That said, for a while now, I think you've gone a little overboard with some of the comments directed at them. I don't know that it would tollerated if you were to say similar comments here related to other cultures. Adding them to ignore might improve your planet experience.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 04:22 PM
It's just like joining any other social group, you have to be around for a little while before you are fully accepted.Aw, lil' Jamie thinks he's fully accepted here.

How cute.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 04:23 PM
You could solve a lot of this by making it a 18 or older only site, with an agreement in the TOS.

Personally, I think that does the opposite of what this place was to be. Over the years, we've had several contributing members that were in HS, and I don't see any value in eliminating them. Making it an 18+ site, makes the place more likely to cause flags for those posting from say....work.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:23 PM
Aw, lil' Jamie thinks he's fully accepted here.

How cute.


Don't squash my illusions, they are all that I have.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Perhaps what should be changed is that Avs and Pics not be in the default mode so lurkers would not see anything but the posts. I do understand your point and frankly I don't care if they were toned down that would be fine. However, evidently some people feel they are part of their persona (Big Daddy for instance) and to an extent they are. As I recall that would be a minor change and admin could make and would not require a code change of the vBB script.How bout, when you make a thousand posts, you get an avatar with the frozen tag line, "n00b".

When you make 5000 posts, you get a sig.

When you make 10000 posts, you lose the n00b tagline, and get to put what you want there.

lol. just kidding.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 04:26 PM
I've heard that a nice Best Buy shopper once thought you have more to offer.

Oh, wait, I'm not allowed to say that, because noobs won't get the reference. Damned 'insider jokes'.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 04:29 PM
I heard that Keg's Ex was an employee of w pi...because every guy within 30 miles had InsideHer content.

KEG2.0 must be scoring or medicated....ruthless bastage now. Funnier, but ruthless.


Ooops. I slipped.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:30 PM
I'm telling you it's all about the quality of the majority of the posters. YOu have two types that drive quality posters away.

Poster #1

1. Stupid expert post about something they know absolutely nothing about followed by:

2. Stupid thread post followed by:

3. All kinds of indignant posts to valid flogging coming from some members of the BB.

Poster #2

1. Posting with the intent to outrage good people which has happened mainly since the 9/11. Personally I don't want to see this shit with family serving. Not one of these people would ever say anything to anyone's face either but they think it's funny to do here. This will drive off posters which is why it was so important to move DC to it's own forum.

With certain posters comes a loss of good one's whether it is meme types like in the last example or it's a Gunther fan types like in the first. The first area is where we have had a big increase lately. When they are new posters we also tend to be more impatient and just want to move on and go do something else.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:30 PM
i'm with whoever suggested making rep points minimal...

the whole formula for determining the amount of rep awarded should be based on nothing at all, no longevity, no post count, nada, zip...

just a fixed number of points for everybody...

that would eliminate people (skip) bullying with rep and prevent neg rep bombs being handed out like candy...

keep the rep system for comments, but get rid of the thing as a weapon...I am sorry, but some of the most entertaining threads are when a N00b cry's about getting rep bombed.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:31 PM
I've heard that a nice Best Buy shopper once thought you have more to offer.

Oh, wait, I'm not allowed to say that, because noobs won't get the reference. Damned 'insider jokes'.


Yeah well, he was wrong.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
I heard that Keg's Ex was an employee of w pi...because every guy within 30 miles had InsideHer content.That's a magazine you don't want to buy. The subscription leads to a prescription.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:33 PM
I understand what you are saying, I am merely pointing out that there are times when showing one one's place is in order.

Like it or not, some of us have been here quite a while and been through a lot in our time here, one cannot expect to just jump right in and be "one of the guys" right off the bat. It's just like joining any other social group, you have to be around for a little while before you are fully accepted.I have to agree with this. I was very guarded about what I posted, and who I gave shit to when I first started here. I could clearly see the entertainment value, even as a lurker, and didn't want to risk getting ostracised before I could get the "vibe" of the forum as a whole. It took me about 6K posts to do that.

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Yeah well, he was wrong.Yeah, I remember you saying at the time that you were looking for a taller man, with dark hair and tattoos.

Poor fella had no chance.

Baconeater
06-07-2006, 04:36 PM
I think for many people, "REP" has been an instigator of trouble. Some DO care about it to the point of being bitter. Some DO think that it really matters. I love it when I get a whining PM 2 minutes after I ding someone with a dot.

I think setting everyone back to zero, or making one worth a point, and setting anyone caught trying to "repwhore" should be reset to stop that nonsese.

I do like the feature from the perspective of a comment of appreciation or disapproval that everyone doesn't need to see.


the Truth is, what this board really needs is a new villain...a new common enemy....a new troll-villain-enemy every couple of weeks....for TEAM BUILDING.
What exactly is "rep whoring"? I've heard numerous references to that, and my rep message currently says I'm a rep whore. I don't even know wtf that means.

Saulbadguy
06-07-2006, 04:36 PM
What exactly is "rep whoring"? I've heard numerous references to that, and my rep message currently says I'm a rep whore. I don't even know wtf that means.
Merry Christmas! Return the favor?

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Personally, I think that does the opposite of what this place was to be. Over the years, we've had several contributing members that were in HS, and I don't see any value in eliminating them. Making it an 18+ site, makes the place more likely to cause flags for those posting from say....work.Fair enough, just brainstorming ideas out there. :)

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 04:38 PM
I agree.




Perhaps Bob Dole could check on that?

You have fewer posts. Maybe you should be the one to look into it while Bob Dole takes a smoke break.

Logical
06-07-2006, 04:38 PM
I haven't seen that once in the five years I've been on the board. Then again, I've only posted 32,000 times.This is the intraweb, there are no chicks.

I mean, seriously, if some guy wants to rep a "girl" (read, 350 pound 45-year old man in boxes and a t-shirt), who are you to say he's wrong? Who, indeed?!
ROFL

ROFL

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:38 PM
I say we just practice a little jihad and post the beheading of terroristme in a gannon jersey and we would get all kinds of good posters back.

Baconeater
06-07-2006, 04:40 PM
Merry Christmas! Return the favor?
So you mean somebody gives you rep for no reason, then asks for it in return? I've never had that happen to me.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:41 PM
What exactly is "rep whoring"? I've heard numerous references to that, and my rep message currently says I'm a rep whore. I don't even know wtf that means.Just start a thread asking about it, you will get all the info that you need. Serious.

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 04:42 PM
I think one thing that has happend, due to longevity of the board and posters, is that now, we "know" each other better, and thats not always good.

Case in point--there are probably people here who don't realize you're a midget.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:42 PM
So you mean somebody gives you rep for no reason, then asks for it in return? I've never had that happen to me.

It's what the radical left wingers do on this BB to make it look like they are not hated. If you didn't get one you're probably not far enough to the left yet.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:43 PM
Yeah, I remember you saying at the time that you were looking for a taller man, with dark hair and tattoos.

Poor fella had no chance.


Was there really a time in my life when I was that superficial?

Baconeater
06-07-2006, 04:43 PM
Just start a thread asking about it, you will get all the info that you need. Serious.
No thanks. Believe me, I thought twice about even bringing it up.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:43 PM
You have fewer posts. Maybe you should be the one to look into it while Bob Dole takes a smoke break.Bob Dole should be aware, that Bob Doles former surgeon general Jocylin Elders said, you would die of sumthun.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:45 PM
Case in point--there are probably people here who don't realize you're a midget.

Is it true that he is only slightly taller than Tattoo?

keg in kc
06-07-2006, 04:46 PM
Was there really a time in my life when I was that superficial?That's a question I ask myself all the time.

The answer is "was?".

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:47 PM
No thanks. Believe me, I thought twice about even bringing it up.ROFL Very wise. Might be smart to just drop off the subject even within this thread. ehheheh.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:48 PM
Is it true that he is only slightly taller than Tattoo?Then he is much taller than me. I am just a small fry, aint I Troy.

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 04:48 PM
Bob Dole should be aware, that Bob Doles former surgeon general Jocylin Elders said, you would die of sumthun.

And if Bob Dole didn't smoke, chances are pretty good that he'd die of something else.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:49 PM
Then he is much taller than me. I am just a small fry, aint I Troy.

Small in a big kind of way. :)

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Is it true that he is only slightly taller than Tattoo?

Herve and Iowanian are pretty similar now that you mention it.

Except for that whole corpse thing Herve has gong on now.

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:50 PM
And if Bob Dole didn't smoke, chances are pretty good that he'd die of something else.Just wanted to make sure Bob Dole knew, that with an overwhelming sense of community, that I cared for his health. Carry on Bob Dole, light up. Go ahead, SMOKE!

It is the thing to do.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 04:51 PM
And if Bob Dole didn't smoke, chances are pretty good that he'd die of something else.


Yeah, sure you would. :rolleyes:

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:51 PM
Small in a big kind of way. :)I knew you couldn't keep your mouth shut dammit.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:52 PM
And if Bob Dole didn't smoke, chances are pretty good that he'd die of something else.

I watched a couple friends family members die slow death of suffocation from smoking, no thanks. Hope you stop one day. I think I would rather be eaten by a shark.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 04:53 PM
I knew you couldn't keep your mouth shut dammit.

That could be taken lots of different way it was wide open. The only one pulling your covers is you. :p

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:55 PM
I watched a couple friends family members die slow death of suffocation from smoking, no thanks. Hope you stop one day. I think I would rather be eaten by a shark.My former boss, who loved to talk almost as much as me, died of lung cancer after smoking 2 packs of Terryton 100's for like forever.

Well she made it to her upper 70's, but the quality of her death really sucked. You see, the last six months, she was hooked up to oxygen and shit, and had to write responses out to her family and friends on a piece of paper, because her last best chance of beating the crap was removing her voice box that was eaten up with it.

:rockon: Bob Dole.

I concur with the health guru on this one.

bogie
06-07-2006, 04:56 PM
I have to agree with this. I was very guarded about what I posted, and who I gave shit to when I first started here. I could clearly see the entertainment value, even as a lurker, and didn't want to risk getting ostracised before I could get the "vibe" of the forum as a whole. It took me about 6K posts to do that.

6k posts! Sheesh I've got a long way to go before I get the "vibe"

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:56 PM
That could be taken lots of different way it was wide open. The only one pulling your covers is you. :plispy voice on/just stoppit dammit. just stoppit.

:p

Calcountry
06-07-2006, 04:57 PM
6k posts! Sheesh I've got a long way to go before I get the "vibe"Naw, I am a post whore don't you see.

Logical
06-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Don't take this as an insult, but just an observation from someone who also is prone to cross a line here and there.


Its pretty well known that I'm no fan of Deni se or Frankie...I rarely agree with either one, and have some serious issues with some of their ideals. That said, for a while now, I think you've gone a little overboard with some of the comments directed at them. I don't know that it would tollerated if you were to say similar comments here related to other cultures. Adding them to ignore might improve your planet experience.

Troy you know I think of you like a brother, but I have to agree with Iowanian on that bolded part.

el borracho
06-07-2006, 06:01 PM
In my mind we are missing two things that previously made this place great.

1) The Phobia type poster that was constantly on the board and did a good job of making noobs feel welcome. I don't think everyone has to be nice to noobs. I do think it was helpful to have a respected poster let them know that the teasing was all in fun. Maybe one or two of the respected, veteran posters could pick up this role?

2) More Hawaiian Boy type posters. Hawaiian Boy knew more football than the rest of us put together twice. The fact that he was a dirty Raidurr fan was somewhat annoying but he had great insight on football and good smack. I'm not sure what made him leave or how to lure more football gurus here but it seems to me there are only a handfull of current posters who really know their football. The rest of us are probably better informed than the average fan but not in the guru class.

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 06:04 PM
In my mind we are missing two things that previously made this place great.

1) The Phobia type poster that was constantly on the board and did a good job of making noobs feel welcome. I don't think everyone has to be nice to noobs. I do think it was helpful to have a respected poster let them know that the teasing was all in fun. Maybe one or two of the respected, veteran posters could pick up this role?

We could form a "Welcome Wagon" and make new registrants give a valid phone number where we could call them and give them a personal welcome before granting access to the forums.

Oh wait...that's already being done elsewhere.

Nevermind.

BIG_DADDY
06-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Troy you know I think of you like a brother, but I have to agree with Iowanian on that bolded part.

WTF is going on with Iowanian anyway? Wants to get rid of girly pics and now doesn't want anyone harrassing the very BB terrorist sympathizers that have driven off good posters. Iowanian knows I think of him as a brother but I really don't understand the direction he is going here. I have not been posting as much lately because of all the bitching going on here lately.

While I have been here I have really tried to bring something to the BB. From the girly thread to the annual gambling thread to actually really trying to help people I care about here in areas I really know something about. I gotta tell you though I am getting really tired of this candy ass BS. Maybe we should all just hold ****ing hands and skip on down to the local PC market where we can pick up the latest issues of blueboy and Jihad today mags so we don't offend anyone. To tell you the truth I am getting more intollerant of people all the time. The more PC we get the more anti-PC I get. That goes for this BB as well as it does in life. If that's who you guys want to hang with and think will bring in more quality posters to this BB then so be it.

Logical
06-07-2006, 06:10 PM
...


the Truth is, what this board really needs is a new villain...a new common enemy....a new troll-villain-enemy every couple of weeks....for TEAM BUILDING.

I do my best but I am just so damn lovable. It is a curse I tell you, an absolute curse.

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 06:12 PM
WTF is going on with Iowanian anyway? Wants to get rid of girly pics and now doesn't want anyone harrassing the very BB terrorist sympathizers that have driven off good posters. Iowanian knows I think of him as a brother but I really don't understand the direction he is going here. I have not been posting as much lately because of all the bitching going on here lately.

While I have been here I have really tried to bring something to the BB. From the girly thread to the annual gambling thread to actually really trying to help people I care about here in areas I really know something about. I gotta tell you though I am getting really tired of this candy ass BS. Maybe we should all just hold ****ing hands and skip on down to the local PC market where we can pick up the latest issues of blueboy and Jihad today mags so we don't offend anyone. To tell you the truth I am getting more intollerant of people all the time. The more PC we get the more anti-PC I get. That goes for this BB as well as it does in life. If that's who you guys want to hang with and think will bring in more quality posters to this BB then so be it.

If you lived closer, Bob Dole would give you a big ol' hug.

Logical
06-07-2006, 06:14 PM
WTF is going on with Iowanian anyway? Wants to get rid of girly pics and now doesn't want anyone harrassing the very BB terrorist sympathizers that have driven off good posters. Iowanian knows I think of him as a brother but I really don't understand the direction he is going here. I have not been posting as much lately because of all the bitching going on here lately.

While I have been here I have really tried to bring something to the BB. From the girly thread to the annual gambling thread to actually really trying to help people I care about here in areas I really know something about. I gotta tell you though I am getting really tired of this candy ass BS. Maybe we should all just hold ****ing hands and skip on down to the local PC market where we can pick up the latest issues of blueboy and Jihad today mags so we don't offend anyone. To tell you the truth I am getting more intollerant of people all the time. The more PC we get the more anti-PC I get. That goes for this BB as well as it does in life. If that's who you guys want to hang with and think will bring in more quality posters to this BB then so be it.

Since I am being honest with you, you have come up with some of the funniest one line zingers for people I have ever seen. However, you tend to stick with them and use them repetitiously. Then they are not really funny and like the dog picture it becomes a little tiring to click on it and find it is the same pic you have used dozens of time already. I am not asking you not to throw the occasional zinger, that would be about as dumb as asking Iowanian not to throw smaq. Just try to keep it fresh like you used to do. Otherwise it is like you are trying to make sure we never forget how much you hate DEnise, like we could.

chiefs4me
06-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Since I am being honest with you, you have come up with some of the funniest one line zingers for people I have ever seen. However, you tend to stick with them and use them repetitiously. Then they are not really funny and like the dog picture it becomes a little tiring to click on it and find it is the same pic you have used dozens of time already. I am not asking you not to throw the occasional zinger, that would be about as dumb as asking Iowanian not to throw smaq. Just try to keep it fresh like you used to do. Otherwise it is like you are trying to make sure we never forget how much you hate DEnise, like we could.




So, it's not okay for Big D to rag on people over and over with the same ole one liner but it's okay for several other posters to repeat their same ole one liners daily, over and over and over???

jspchief
06-07-2006, 06:20 PM
So, it's not okay for Big D to rag on people over and over with the same ole one liner but it's okay for several other posters to repeat their same ole one liners daily, over and over and over???What part of his post says it's OK for others?

Logical
06-07-2006, 06:24 PM
So, it's not okay for Big D to rag on people over and over with the same ole one liner but it's okay for several other posters to repeat their same ole one liners daily, over and over and over???

Why I even respond to this is proof I am going soft. I never said that, do you have a reason for inferring I think it?

chiefs4me
06-07-2006, 06:25 PM
What part of his post says it's OK for others?




that's the way I read it..

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 06:33 PM
that's the way I read it..


Your and idiot.

chiefs4me
06-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Your and idiot.


uh huh, now have a nice day

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 06:37 PM
uh huh, now have a nice day


I am already.

chiefs4me
06-07-2006, 06:43 PM
I am already.







:clap:

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Actually, if any of you lived anywhere near Bob Dole, he'd give each and every one of you a big ol' hug.

There's not nearly enough hugging going on around here these days.

Nzoner
06-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Actually, if any of you lived anywhere near Bob Dole, he'd give each and every one of you a big ol' hug.

There's not nearly enough hugging going on around here these days.

You know there are times when I'm actually glad I only see you once a year.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Actually, if any of you lived anywhere near Bob Dole, he'd give each and every one of you a big ol' hug.

There's not nearly enough hugging going on around here these days.


Thankfully, I live just out side of "anywhere near".....

Bob Dole
06-07-2006, 06:49 PM
You know there are times when I'm actually glad I only see you once a year.

Don't pretend that you don't like it when Bob Dole grabs your junk.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 07:01 PM
WTF is going on with Iowanian anyway? Wants to get rid of girly pics and now doesn't want anyone harrassing the very BB terrorist sympathizers that have driven off good posters. Iowanian knows I think of him as a brother but I really don't understand the direction he is going here.

my man, we've got no quarrel, and I wasn't trying to take a dig at you.

Believe me when I say the last 2 things I am trying to do here is 1. make t his a PC board or 2. Be pals with or defend Den ise and co.

There has been alot of discussion over the past few weeks, comments from people that don't, or rarely post any longer, and I started this thread as a brainstorming session, declaration that I'm going to try to be a little less nasty, and plea for others to find a little "give" in themselves to maybe take away some of the venom.

Noone here enjoys a good Banter-pissing match as much as I do, but some days it seems its happening out of habbit...not for a reason.(I include myself).

I don't mind it when you rip folks, but I think sometimes, if I'm cringing when I read something, its pretty over the top. I think the Dogcrap is worth a million words, posted by the target.

Maybe you'll all luck out and I'll wake up tomorrow with this Civility bug crapped out and will be in more of a nostalgic "suk mah baows" mood.

I don't think Chiefsplanet needs alot of change...I think its members just need to step back, take a deep breath and a look in the mirror to decide if we're posting in the character we'd really like to be.

Yes, I like to sling the smack and bust on folks for grins, but if its all people think I bring here, then I can do more to prove that invalid.

WilliamTheIrish
06-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Avs and sigs are are a minor problem IMHO. I lurk far more than I post because it's quite clear that the high post count members crap all over the low post count members. People wear their post count around here like it's a rank. That's lame and it is the number one problem facing this board.

The reason I chose the board name that I did was because I thought this was the most bass-akwards way to treat people you don't even know.

Flame away you mighty keyboard warriors of the Planet.

I disagree.

Some people wear their post count around here like it were a rank. And when they do, a New poster should bust on them. Hard.

seclark
06-07-2006, 08:20 PM
i'll try harder.
sec

Mark M
06-07-2006, 08:30 PM
I haven't been around a lot lately not because the board has changed (which it has) but because of: 1.) an IP ban at work (I swear to gawd I work for a bunch of fascist pigs); 2.) I have a few other things that are taking up my time (my son, my writing, and my site).

That being typed, the biggest change I've seen is the ricockulous hazing some around here aim at n00bs.

I'm not sure if those who do it have nothing else in their lives other than this board, or if their penises are just so freaking small that they gauge their worth by their post count.

Whatever it is, it's pathetic.

There was a time when the newbies were welcomed. Granted, some sucked ass, but there have been some quality additions. I can't imagine how many more good posters there would be if it weren't for the ChiefsPlanet Small Penis Brigheyed.

I'll agree with William -- the n00bs should be encouraged to give as much shit back that they receive.

The other thing I would suggest is more use of the ignore feature -- whether it be for the Tittytars, sigs, or posters. It really would enhance the reading pleasure of many folks around here.

Just my $.02 ...

you can keep the change.

MM
~~:shrug: :)

burt
06-07-2006, 08:30 PM
Noone here enjoys a good Banter-pissing match as much as I do, but some days it seems its happening out of habbit...not for a reason.(I include myself).

I don't think Chiefsplanet needs alot of change...I think its members just need to step back, take a deep breath and a look in the mirror to decide if we're posting in the character we'd really like to be.

Yes, I like to sling the smack and bust on folks for grins, but if its all people think I bring here, then I can do more to prove that invalid.

I am a n00b. Skip nor you have never made me feel unwelcome. Perhaps I am an unnatural n00b, but I have NEVER felt unwelcome. Once I actually thought I had angered you. You, in a very polite pm, told me it was cool. Skip and I have had kind words in a PM., but I hope to have him call me a n00b soon. JFYI, whenever I read n00b, I read it as ....n00b :rolleyes: :p .

I got caught up pissing at another planeteer....and you called me on it,(see above) I have to blame that on quitting smoking. I hope it WAS out of character. Your words that I kept in the above qoute, are all that need to be said. We need community, but community has comraderie, like you cursing or Skip calling me a n00b.

Let's bitch and moan. Let's have fun.....but lets realize, in the end we are family. Goodness...we can enjoy each other without being TOO PC, can't we? I want to see more Aug 2000 posters.... But I would hate to lose the flavor of the planet.

Iowanian...you bring so much to the board...but your voice of doom makes many smiles as well...you need to realise this.

With all that said, I was shocked to see a civil post by Cochief in another thread....WOW!!!!!! ROFL

burt
06-07-2006, 08:33 PM
We could form a "Welcome Wagon" and make new registrants give a valid phone number where we could call them and give them a personal welcome before granting access to the forums.

Oh wait...that's already being done elsewhere.

Nevermind.

at 4:00 am!!! ROFL ROFL

Kclee
06-07-2006, 08:37 PM
Iowanian...you bring so much to the board...but your voice of doom makes many smiles as well



You stupid f***ing n00b! It's the Keyboard of Doom!!!!. Get it right. Numb nuts. I swear your posts are going to give me cancer.




now do I have to put smiles for everyone to know I'm joking?

ChiefsFire
06-07-2006, 08:38 PM
My theory is,if a noob comes in here and flames...hes not gonna last long. They will burn out soon enough. True fans of the Chiefs will learn to handle the hazing and the ridicule and gain friends around here. Occasionally certain people will spout off and try to buck the system but they will learn what is right and what is wrong soon enough. But they haveta been given a fair chance. I agree that some chit is way over the top.

Mark M
06-07-2006, 08:41 PM
I want to see more Aug 2000 posters....

How about Sept. 2000? Does Sept. 2000 work for you?

MM
~~:)

Mark M
06-07-2006, 08:43 PM
Don't pretend that you don't like it when Bob Dole grabs your junk.

But ... but ... you told me I was the only one. That I was the special one in your life.

You ****ing whore ...

MM
~~:deevee:

ROYC75
06-07-2006, 08:43 PM
You know there are times when I'm actually glad I only see you once a year.

And even that scare the hell out of me........

ROYC75
06-07-2006, 08:44 PM
How about Sept. 2000? Does Sept. 2000 work for you?

MM
~~:)

Does Oct 2000 do anything for ya ?
:hmmm:

burt
06-07-2006, 08:48 PM
You stupid f***ing n00b! It's the Keyboard of Doom!!!!. Get it right. Numb nuts. I swear your posts are going to give me cancer.




now do I have to put smiles for everyone to know I'm joking?

no...I actually laughed out loud at every word!!!! But if I were tired smilies woulda helped!!!!!!!!!1

Simply Red
06-07-2006, 08:50 PM
my man, we've got no quarrel, and I wasn't trying to take a dig at you.

Believe me when I say the last 2 things I am trying to do here is 1. make t his a PC board or 2. Be pals with or defend Den ise and co.

There has been alot of discussion over the past few weeks, comments from people that don't, or rarely post any longer, and I started this thread as a brainstorming session, declaration that I'm going to try to be a little less nasty, and plea for others to find a little "give" in themselves to maybe take away some of the venom.

Noone here enjoys a good Banter-pissing match as much as I do, but some days it seems its happening out of habbit...not for a reason.(I include myself).

I don't mind it when you rip folks, but I think sometimes, if I'm cringing when I read something, its pretty over the top. I think the Dogcrap is worth a million words, posted by the target.

Maybe you'll all luck out and I'll wake up tomorrow with this Civility bug crapped out and will be in more of a nostalgic "suk mah baows" mood.

I don't think Chiefsplanet needs alot of change...I think its members just need to step back, take a deep breath and a look in the mirror to decide if we're posting in the character we'd really like to be.

Yes, I like to sling the smack and bust on folks for grins, but if its all people think I bring here, then I can do more to prove that invalid.


I've been on my best behavior and even quit drinking.. Passive resistence from me from now on.

burt
06-07-2006, 08:56 PM
Does Oct 2000 do anything for ya ?
:hmmm:
anything that sez 2000 to 2003 let's me know I am in the presence of greatness...... Me good n00b!!! All kidding aside, I love to see the long term guys here....we do respect y'all..

burt
06-07-2006, 08:57 PM
I've been on my best behavior and even quit drinking.. Passive resistence from me from now on.

Quit drinking?....damn I am sorry for your loss.....

Simply Red
06-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Quit drinking?....damn I am sorry for your loss.....

Had to. Way too much and I have a family.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:01 PM
Speaking of drinking, long island ice teas are just not the same with pepsi. Next time I'll either find the motivation to go out and get some coke, or I'll just drink something else.

Mark M
06-07-2006, 09:02 PM
Speaking of drinking, long island ice teas are just not the same with pepsi. Next time I'll either find the motivation to go out and get some coke, or I'll just drink something else.

Long Island ice tea?

What are you, a woman?

**waits for rep to start pouring in to raiderhader**

MM
~~:p

burt
06-07-2006, 09:05 PM
Had to. Way too much and I have a family.

That's how MY family can tolerate me!!!

Boozer
06-07-2006, 09:07 PM
I think this is all probably attributable to “server down” frustration.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:08 PM
Long Island ice tea?

What are you, a woman?

**waits for rep to start pouring in to raiderhader**

MM
~~:p


Uhm... If you think LITs are a woman's drink, you've been getting them from the wrong place. I'll make you one some time.

Simply Red
06-07-2006, 09:08 PM
That's how MY family can tolerate me!!!
ROFL

Mark M
06-07-2006, 09:10 PM
Uhm... If you think LITs are a woman's drink, you've been getting them from the wrong place. I'll make you one some time.

I've had 'em. They're just too sweet for my taste.

And from my experience, chicks are usually the only ones to partake in them. More specifically, chicks who want to pass out and be taken advantage of ...

Oh ... now I get it.

Nevermind.

MM
~~:D

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:14 PM
I've had 'em. They're just too sweet for my taste.

And from my experience, chicks are usually the only ones to partake in them. More specifically, chicks who want to pass out and be taken advantage of ...

Oh ... now I get it.

Nevermind.

MM
~~:D


Sweet? Were you weened on a lemon? Fine, I'll fix ya' a good turkey and 7 instead.

And in my experience, men drink 'em just as much as women, if not more so.

KCBOSS1
06-07-2006, 09:33 PM
I think this a good thread Iowanian. I appreciate it.

I'm a 36 year old, poppa of 4, Christian faith guy. I came to the planet because I heard that you guys posted the first scoops on Chiefs stuff. I've really enjoyed some of the conversations some of the crap is just too much. I turned off the signatures and the Avatars in my page, not because I'm offended (I don't like the term "offended"), but because they are not good for me to see. Could take my mind places I don't need to go.

I think the noob stuff is too much. All of the diggin on each other is too much. Some of the signatures and avatars are too much. For me at least. But this stuff is my opinion and if it's not changed from the Vets down, it won't change. You guys set the pace. But there are a lot of Chiefs guys with some inside stuff that won't even visit, much less post on this site because of all of the insults and ignorance and just foul crap. Opinions are cool, but so is respect. Some of them have some pretty strong resources but they won't bother posting them here.

I want to talk about Chiefs stuff primarily interesting topics without all of the other stuff. I still like the inside stuff. Isn't the "romper room" (or something like that) for all of this other stuff?

I really like about 15% of the site which is probably exaggerated for genuine Chiefs or football content. The rest......to the Romper Room! (or whatever it is)

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:39 PM
I want to talk about Chiefs stuff primarily interesting topics without all of the other stuff. I still like the inside stuff. Isn't the "romper room" (or something like that) for all of this other stuff?

I really like about 15% of the site which is probably exaggerated for genuine Chiefs or football content. The rest......to the Romper Room! (or whatever it is)


Here we go again....

Mark M
06-07-2006, 09:39 PM
Sweet? Were you weened on a lemon? Fine, I'll fix ya' a good turkey and 7 instead.

And in my experience, men drink 'em just as much as women, if not more so.
ROFL

How about some Booker's on the rocks? If you don't have that, some Maker's Mark will do.

MM
~~:BLVD:

Boozer
06-07-2006, 09:42 PM
Here we go again....

You get an extra point for avoiding "STFU n00b!!!1"

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:45 PM
ROFL

How about some Booker's on the rocks? If you don't have that, some Maker's Mark will do.

MM
~~:BLVD:


A Booker's drinker, huh? Color me impressed. Very good bourbon, but hardly cheap. I'll get around to buying a bottle for my personal stock one of these days, but until then I'll just keep sneaking shots at work.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:47 PM
You get an extra point for avoiding "STFU n00b!!!1"


STFU

Mark M
06-07-2006, 09:53 PM
A Booker's drinker, huh? Color me impressed. Very good bourbon, but hardly cheap. I'll get around to buying a bottle for my personal stock one of these days, but until then I'll just keep sneaking shots at work.
I'm a big fan of the Booker's. Knob Creek is pretty good as well. Maker's Mark is the one I can actually afford. :) And Jack Daniels ... well, only if it's mixed with coke. Just too peppery.

Tonight, I had a Makers on the rocks, and am working on my second Boulevard Zon (quite a tasty beer, with a bit orange to it, which is great after a hot day).

Combine that with the Vicodin I take, and I'm a pretty happy guy ...

well, until I pass out on my keyboarobaietiaehjtkasgkjaestjasdjfasfasdjfaker ..................

|Zach|
06-07-2006, 09:54 PM
I don't have time tonight to sort through this whole thread...this has prob been said a million times but...

I think this whole noob thing has gone way to far. Running off complete jackasses is great. I hope that doesn't go away but we have created a community that acts like dicks to people who don't really deserve it. Turning away people who could be great posters and contributors to our community.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 09:58 PM
I'm a big fan of the Booker's. Knob Creek is pretty good as well. Maker's Mark is the one I can actually afford. :) And Jack Daniels ... well, only if it's mixed with coke. Just too peppery.

Tonight, I had a Makers on the rocks, and am working on my second Boulevard Zon (quite a tasty beer, with a bit orange to it, which is great after a hot day).

Combine that with the Vicodin I take, and I'm a pretty happy guy ...

well, until I pass out on my keyboarobaietiaehjtkasgkjaestjasdjfasfasdjfaker ..................


I tried Knob Creek for the first time here a month or two ago, I was very impressed with it. Right now I have a little Woodford Reserve, some Jim Beam Black, and one and two-thirds bottles of 101 Turkey (and that's just the bourbon). I have some Jack as well, but I am just not a big fan of the Tenn. sour mash taste.

If you like Canadian whiskey, allow me to reccomend Forty Creek Barrel Select. It is rated higher than Crown Reserve, and cheaper than regular Crown. I'm telling you, this sh!t is smoooooth.

Frazod
06-07-2006, 09:59 PM
You could start by having the "veterans" stop throwing their time on this board around like it was a hammer. I can only speak for myself but it does no good, this isn't a street gang and it doesn't matter. I have been a CHIEFS fan for 27 years now and I while I haven't been on this particular board for a long time, I have paid my dues in many ways not relating to Chiefs Planet.

Hazing is fine, bagging on people is fine too, in the proper context but some of the shit vets are throwing out at new folks is just stupid. I can name two vets who claim to be tolerant, intelligent people but when challenged, won't answer the call because they "have been around longer"

that's lame.

Furthermore, all the hard dicks could stop repping every broad that joins up simply because they're a chick.I know I'm late to the game here. I wanted to respond to this earlier, but was just too damned busy.

First off, I'm certainly not one to flame on n00bs just because they're n00bs. When I do flame people, it's generally for one of three reasons - they fired first, they're just begging for it (troll or raging retard), or they've annoyed me for a long time and something finally sets me off. I'm sure I've probably vented on people here and there because of a bad day or whatever at times, but I don't make a habit of it.

We all know who the posters are that tend to roll out the unwelcome wagon around here, and we all certainly know who their undisputed king is. FWIW, n00bs aren't the only ones growing weary of his bullshit. Being a long-time poster is NOT a license to be a complete bastard.

OTOH, there is something to be said for those of us who have been here the longest, who have frequently dug into our pockets over the years to support this place. This isn't the Chiefs - it's ChiefsPlanet. How old you are and how long you've been a fan doesn't mean dick here. We've all been fans longer than this place has been around. Many of the long-time posters are friends in real life, have met for games and get-togethers regularly, and have done so for years. Should our opinions carry more weight around here than those of people who signed on last week? Yeah, I think they should. Does it piss me off when I can't follow the game thread because the BB is overloaded because 200 people are friggin lurking? Absolutely. If somebody who is a n00b is still here six years from now they'll feel the same way about the n00bier n00bs. That's simply human nature.

As for the rep thing, as far as I'm concerned, it can be done away with. I've said this repeatedly - long at some of the morons who are maxed out on rep. If it ever did mean anything, that time has passed.

Raiderhader
06-07-2006, 10:03 PM
Tim just conveyed to chagrin what I attempted to in my own bumbling way. Very good post, man.

KCBOSS1
06-07-2006, 10:06 PM
I don't have time tonight to sort through this whole thread...this has prob been said a million times but...

I think this whole noob thing has gone way to far. Running off complete jackasses is great. I hope that doesn't go away but we have created a community that acts like dicks to people who don't really deserve it. Turning away people who could be great posters and contributors to our community.

Totally agree.

There really are Chiefs family members and other sports folks that have heard that Chief's Planet is like one of the largest fan forums in the world and how it is for Chiefs and other football information. Believe it or not, the Planet is famous for having good Chiefs talk. They look over here and are like, "What?"

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 10:07 PM
I think this a good thread Iowanian. I appreciate it.

I want to talk about Chiefs stuff primarily interesting topics without all of the other stuff. I still like the inside stuff. Isn't the "romper room" (or something like that) for all of this other stuff?

I really like about 15% of the site which is probably exaggerated for genuine Chiefs or football content. The rest......to the Romper Room! (or whatever it is)

Kboss,

I appreciate your input, and I respect your opinion, but the truth is, your looking for another board if that is what you really want. These are not the principles that Chiefsplanet was founded upon. This place was constructed to be a Chief fan/news based Community.....Its always going to be more like a sportsbar, than watching the game in the Church basement. If you want "chiefs only" there are places that you may find more to your liking...warpaint, coalition, wildbills among others. I'm as guilty as any on some of the things I'm sure you don't approve of, as far as name calling et al. Its my vice....The Lord blessed me with the ability to make fun of people.

I'm not suggesting that Chiefsplanet become an Quaker village, because will never be.

Hopefully, you, and the other people you mentioned, can find a way to fit into the board and participate, and help mold it into your enjoyable online Chiefs related site. It does indeed take some thick skin to survive here, or the ability to look past a thread that you know will bother you.

Mark M
06-07-2006, 10:11 PM
Its always going to be more like a sportsbar, than watching the game in the Church basement.

I look at it this way:

ChiefsCoaltion, WildBills, etc. are like country clubs -- everyone is very polite, and if anyone gets out of line they are usually booted rather swiftly. They keep the riff-raff out, no matter a team's allegiance. Don't get me wrong: they are very, very nice places. But they are usually focused on one thing, and put the emphasis on decorum.

ChiefsPlanet is like a fraternity house -- it's often crass, occassionally amazingly rude, and filled with quite a few drunken, drug-taking morons wandering around in their underwear. Sure, we do go to school (in this case, talk Chiefs) but only when it suits us. But damn, is it fun.

There's another board out there that's like the room for the retarded little brothers, but I won't even go there.

MM
~~:D

KCBOSS1
06-07-2006, 10:12 PM
good post Frazod.

I think that there is definitely some respect due to old timers here like anyplace else and that their opinion should carry more weight than guys like me in the way things are run on the Planet. I definitely think that staying around should have benefits.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 10:17 PM
I've always said that people who don't like the posts or thread topics have one easy thing they can do, to increase their planet experience...Post topics and thread replies that DO interest you, instead of relying on others.

Some sincere, football minded "nice guys" around here wouldn't hurt a darn thing. I'd hope if you started a "pg rated" thread, it could remain that way for those who wished for that type of conversation. I know I'll respect it.

OldTownChief
06-07-2006, 10:22 PM
I look at it this way:

ChiefsCoaltion, WildBills, etc. are like country clubs -- everyone is very polite, and if anyone gets out of line they are usually booted rather swiftly. They keep the riff-raff out, no matter a team's allegiance. Don't get me wrong: they are very, very nice places. But they are usually focused on one thing, and put the emphasis on decorum.

ChiefsPlanet is like a fraternity house -- it's often crass, occassionally amazingly rude, and filled with quite a few drunken, drug-taking morons wandering around in their underwear. Sure, we do go to school (in this case, talk Chiefs) but only when it suits us. But damn, is it fun.

There's another board out there that's like the room for the retarded little brothers, but I won't even go there.

MM
~~:D


:clap:

KCBOSS1
06-07-2006, 10:28 PM
Kboss,

Its always going to be more like a sportsbar, than watching the game in the Church basement.

Hopefully, you, and the other people you mentioned, can find a way to fit into the board and participate, and help mold it into your enjoyable online Chiefs related site. It does indeed take some thick skin to survive here, or the ability to look past a thread that you know will bother you.




Actually, I prefer the sportsbar to most church basements. I'm not really trying to mold anything, but you made the suggesting of curbing some things and I agree with it. It was a compliment to this thread that you started, I think. But you might be right about the other forum thing. But the 15% that I mentioned is good enough to stay I think.

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 10:35 PM
In no way am I trying to discourage you from being here, it was just an option.

Like I said, the best way to make the planet what you enjoy, is to post.

Frazod
06-07-2006, 10:45 PM
One thing that would help would be the ability to ignore specific threads. For example, I could happily go the rest of my life without ever seeing another friggin poop thread listed on the topic page. It would also be nice if the ignore feature completely blotted out the target as it once did. Instead, you can still see threads started by the person you're trying to ignore. That's annoying.

Unfortunately, changes of this nature fall within the purview of Kyle, and he never seems to have the time to address them. That's not a knock on Kyle - I know he's busy and we don't exactly pay him CEO wages, but I sure wish these things could be implemented.

FAX
06-07-2006, 11:07 PM
Great post, Mr. frazod.

As far as the old “community” is concerned, I see the matter of mutual respect, or more accurately, the lack thereof, as the root of the issue.

In my case, I visited Chiefs Planet for years before I decided to post. After reading the board for that period of time, it was obvious that this was, in fact, a close knit community. As I read the Planet, I felt like I got to "know" some of the regular posters. Of course, I was not and could not pretend to be part of that community. Frankly, that’s one of the reasons it took me so long to post. I looked at my first post as if it were almost a form of “party crashing’. And, when I did summon the courage, Mr. Phobia and that mean Mr. Rain Man didn't make it very easy for me, but at least they didn't make it completely uncomfortable for me to participate. In my opinion, just because you can type out a ridiculous, inane, illegible post doesn’t mean a heck of a lot. I know because I do it a lot.

On one side of the N00b (sp?) question, I think tenured Planeteers should do whatever comes naturally. True, several "old timers" engage in N00b (sp?) bashing. Some of that is well deserved, some of it is tradition, and some of it is only barely humorous in a 7th grade PE sort of way. Unfortunately, it also means that many of the relatively new posters never get a chance to create an identity other than stupid N00b (sp?). Yet, it also means that N00bs (sp?) have to earn their own respect over time which isn't a bad thing to which to aspire.

On the other hand, I think that one of the reasons it appears to some of the "old timers" that the board isn't what it used to be is that they often don't try and get to know anybody else. Thinks change. The Hitler-looking guy doesn't come around any more. We may miss him lots, but that's life. I don't see how you can expect to have a community that segregates the old from the new and keeps reminding every new poster that they suck. Not all of them do.

The bottom line is that N00bs (sp?) should enter the Planet with a degree of respect for those who came before them. And, if they don’t, they need to be taught because their parents clearly failed them. And, "old timers" should consider N00bs (sp?) innocent before proven guilty. Unless they're in a bad mood.

FAX

Iowanian
06-07-2006, 11:14 PM
The Thing is....we've ALL been "noobs" at one time.

I felt very similar at the star board....it was like I was listening to someone else's conversation.."those people know each others' names"....sounds very familiar. It really took a dipshit of epic proportions(mike keck) who probably posts here under another name to draw me into the fray.

That was one great thing a bout the "great migration"....It gave people like me a fresh start and easy transition.

No one "owns" the right to post....New posters and lurkers should feel like they can hop into the pool...this time of year is the perfect time.

No one should take a flame thrower to you right off, unless your first post or thread is "Linn Elliot is the greatest kicker in Chiefs History" or "this place suks and u al are stupidheads"

tk13
06-07-2006, 11:20 PM
We probably have reached the point where the "hazing" of the "noobs" has caused it so the idiots seep through and the good posters leave. I could buy that. Now that's not always true of course, there are exceptions and newer posters who add great things... but in general the ones who are too dumb to know any better just keep on posting while the good people leave and are offended. That probably happened due to the fact that we had a bonafide split and started putting labels on "noobs".

Really, when's the last time we had a really funny poster explode on the scene? Adam? Talisman came after him I think... I don't know the exact join dates. It's been a while where someone who was funny really stuck their neck out and tried to hang in there.

That's one reason I don't want the DC stuff back in the main forum. I don't think the forum has ever been the same since that stuff all reached critical mass and we had to move it. Most of the new posters that joined up were political or more serious in nature. And the posters that were here turned against each other. And I think there are still political lines that have caused tension today... the board is just an 'angrier' place. At least to me. Maybe I'm imagining things.

Logical
06-07-2006, 11:25 PM
I think this a good thread Iowanian. I appreciate it.

I'm a 36 year old, poppa of 4, Christian faith guy. I came to the planet because I heard that you guys posted the first scoops on Chiefs stuff. I've really enjoyed some of the conversations some of the crap is just too much. I turned off the signatures and the Avatars in my page, not because I'm offended (I don't like the term "offended"), but because they are not good for me to see. Could take my mind places I don't need to go.

I think the noob stuff is too much. All of the diggin on each other is too much. Some of the signatures and avatars are too much. For me at least. But this stuff is my opinion and if it's not changed from the Vets down, it won't change. You guys set the pace. But there are a lot of Chiefs guys with some inside stuff that won't even visit, much less post on this site because of all of the insults and ignorance and just foul crap. Opinions are cool, but so is respect. Some of them have some pretty strong resources but they won't bother posting them here.

I want to talk about Chiefs stuff primarily interesting topics without all of the other stuff. I still like the inside stuff. Isn't the "romper room" (or something like that) for all of this other stuff?

I really like about 15% of the site which is probably exaggerated for genuine Chiefs or football content. The rest......to the Romper Room! (or whatever it is)I think you are confusing the Playground at WPI with the Romper Room here. Here the Romper Room is for when posters let their tempers get the best of them and the threads spin out of control with vindictiveness. A post or thread being written there is extremely rare.

Logical
06-07-2006, 11:30 PM
I don't have time tonight to sort through this whole thread...this has prob been said a million times but...

I think this whole noob thing has gone way to far. Running off complete jackasses is great. I hope that doesn't go away but we have created a community that acts like dicks to people who don't really deserve it. Turning away people who could be great posters and contributors to our community.I am going to say something that may not be popular. But a lot of people are saying that a lot of the vets are going overboard with the nOOBs. OK it might be true but if no one will name names then they are not going to realize that people think they are going to far.

Hell let me just say I would appreciate being called on it so if I am one of these un-named people. I don't think I am but you never know, after all I am by nature Evil.:evil:

go bowe
06-07-2006, 11:39 PM
skip, skip, and skip...

Logical
06-07-2006, 11:44 PM
We probably have reached the point where the "hazing" of the "noobs" has caused it so the idiots seep through and the good posters leave. I could buy that. Now that's not always true of course, there are exceptions and newer posters who add great things... but in general the ones who are too dumb to know any better just keep on posting while the good people leave and are offended. That probably happened due to the fact that we had a bonafide split and started putting labels on "noobs".

Really, when's the last time we had a really funny poster explode on the scene? Adam? Talisman came after him I think... I don't know the exact join dates. It's been a while where someone who was funny really stuck their neck out and tried to hang in there.

That's one reason I don't want the DC stuff back in the main forum. I don't think the forum has ever been the same since that stuff all reached critical mass and we had to move it. Most of the new posters that joined up were political or more serious in nature. And the posters that were here turned against each other. And I think there are still political lines that have caused tension today... the board is just an 'angrier' place. At least to me. Maybe I'm imagining things.

My only comment is we have some fine and amusing new posters that at least give me a laugh or two. FAX and Firemeboy are certainly fine examples, Mr. Flopnuts in an off the wall kind of funny way and there are others. You just have to give em a chance, throw them a line they can hit out of the park once in a while. I think we forget that we all know each other and have been able to play Gracie to the others George Burns in the past. Now it takes some work because we don't know a lot of the new people and their humor . It is easy to set up Kevin a little tougher to set up Luv. If we want them to join in the humor we have to work at it too.

Logical
06-07-2006, 11:47 PM
skip, skip, and skip...You know I am not sure that a lot of the n00Bs are not amused by Skip, I don't get it but they seem to follow him like a pied piper.

Baconeater
06-07-2006, 11:59 PM
I pretty much have to agree with FAX's post. The n00bs need to know their place and respect the vets, and earn their own respect as well. Hell, Saul put me in a rep hole before I even knew what rep was and I had run-ins with Skip and Iowanian, but the overall enjoyment I got back from the planet far outweighed the negative bs. While it's no fun to be the butt of the jokes, someone has to be once in a while and if you can't get over it then you probably don't need to be here.

Part of the allure of CP to me was the way the jackasses are sorted out. I've been banned by several forums for calling people out for being idiots, it was a refreshing change to see it being already done for me here.

Baconeater
06-08-2006, 12:03 AM
You know I am not sure that a lot of the n00Bs are not amused by Skip, I don't get it but they seem to follow him like a pied piper.
I think he is funny as hell. If I see he has posted on a thread, I almost always click on to see what he said. Sure he can dish it out, but he takes it as well. IMO in entertainment value he's right up there with Rain Man.

KCBOSS1
06-08-2006, 12:09 AM
I'm glad some jackasses have identified who all of the actual jackasses are and have sorted them out.
It's all opinion right.

A jackass is everybody that doesn't think like me, right?

Baconeater
06-08-2006, 12:14 AM
I'm glad some jackasses have identified who all of the actual jackasses are and have sorted them out.
It's all opinion right.

A jackass is everybody that doesn't think like me, right?
I suppose I should elaborate on that point. When I said "jackass", I specifically meant those who show up with no other purpose than to start trouble, or have no grip on the English language but yet tells everyone else how stupid they are.

KCBOSS1
06-08-2006, 12:16 AM
cool.....agreed.

Count Alex's Losses
06-08-2006, 12:23 AM
I tell you what we need...someone to rule this place with an IRON FIST.

When some dipshit starts a thread about pussy farts...BAN HIM FOR A WEEK. He'll learn.

|Zach|
06-08-2006, 01:00 AM
I firmly belive a lot of people who are thought of as well respected great posters who are vets right now would not stick to CP if they came on the scene as noobs.

This place keeps good posters from posting and its a shame.

'Hamas' Jenkins
06-08-2006, 01:09 AM
I firmly belive a lot of people who are thought of as well respected great posters who are vets right now would not stick to CP if they came on the scene as noobs.

This place keeps good posters from posting and its a shame.

Kind of like the alums who come back to frat parties and try and give pledges shit even though their lives have amounted to absolutely nothing and the memories of the frat are all they have to hang their pathetic lives on?? (This works for 'townies' of various places as well)

Frazod
06-08-2006, 01:14 AM
I firmly belive a lot of people who are thought of as well respected great posters who are vets right now would not stick to CP if they came on the scene as noobs.

This place keeps good posters from posting and its a shame.
This is a good point. When Phil first went over to WPI (http://chiefsplanet.com), I decided to register and check the place out. One of the first things I saw was some hateful, ranting post from one of the clearly-threatened moderators talking about what dicks all of us ChiefsPlanet people were and how were weren't welcome or wanted. I figure Phil's probably broke his foot off in this guy's ass since then, but for me, the damage was done. I'm registered but have never posted, and have no desire to do so.

If I was a new poster here, getting five shitty neg-reps from Skip the first time I dared to offer a dissenting opinion would certainly not endear me to the place.

Tribal Warfare
06-08-2006, 01:15 AM
I firmly belive a lot of people who are thought of as well respected great posters who are vets right now would not stick to CP if they came on the scene as noobs.

This place keeps good posters from posting and its a shame.

Yet, Skip hasn't commented on this issue ROFL

Monkeylook4food
06-08-2006, 01:17 AM
This is a good point. When Phil first went over to <a href="http://chiefsplanet.com">WPI</a> (http://chiefsplanet.com), I decided to register and check the place out. One of the first things I saw was some hateful, ranting post from one of the clearly-threatened moderators talking about what dicks all of us ChiefsPlanet people were and how were weren't welcome or wanted. I figure Phil's probably broke his foot off in this guy's ass since then, but for me, the damage was done. I'm registered but have never posted, and have no desire to do so.

If I was a new poster here, getting five shitty neg-reps from Skip the first time I dared to offer a dissenting opinion would certainly not endear me to the place.

Yeah, that dude ended up banned. In fact, he's one of a select few who have been banned there. He wasn't open to changes.

Frazod
06-08-2006, 01:17 AM
Yeah, that dude ended up banned. In fact, he's one of a select few who have been banned there. He wasn't open to changes.

Good for you. That guy was a serious douche.

tk13
06-08-2006, 01:23 AM
Yeah, that dude ended up banned. In fact, he's one of a select few who have been banned there. He wasn't open to changes.
Screw that. Changes? We all know your goal is to turn that place into the New Orleans of message boards. You just can't handle that kind of forward thinking, can you, big brother? So you killed him! Mwahaha.

|Zach|
06-08-2006, 01:33 AM
I am interested in new blood. Look at it this way....

There are the same fish swimming in this pool.

Lets say you had a group of names in a hat that you would consider "vets" of this board. And in the other hat a list of common or even uncommon topics.

Do you know how easy it would be to pick a name and then pick a topic and totally go through a whole conversation or debate from start to finish in the same way that user would without them being there?

How easy would it be to recreate a BD pitbull rant?

How easy would it be to close your eyes and type word for word a coversation between me and Skip.

A tk13 baseball post?

A Laz football take?

I bet any of those could be churned out and replicated because its the same people swimming around the same fish bowl.

To be clear I am not criticizing any of those people or their takes on those items but...

We need new people...we need to create a place that encourages new people to post and makes them comfortable to be themselves.

Goddess Tara
06-08-2006, 02:00 AM
I've only run into two jackasses on here. Everyone else has been really great. You can pretty much tell from day one, if you look around enough, who the complete tools are and who are people that are ragging you in fun and mean absolutely nothing by it. I was warned in advance to have a thick skin though, so I knew what to expect.

Moooo
06-08-2006, 02:24 AM
I've only run into two jackasses on here. Everyone else has been really great. You can pretty much tell from day one, if you look around enough, who the complete tools are and who are people that are ragging you in fun and mean absolutely nothing by it. I was warned in advance to have a thick skin though, so I knew what to expect.

Yeah, well I know I haven't been really great, so you can just GO TO HELL!!! :)

Moooo

Goddess Tara
06-08-2006, 03:22 AM
Yeah, well I know I haven't been really great, so you can just GO TO HELL!!! :)

Moooo


Guilty conscience Moooo? It wasn't you I had in mind there hon.

Guru
06-08-2006, 03:44 AM
Guilty conscince Moooo? It wasn't you I had in mind there hon.


We all know who one of the posters is you are referring too. It sure isn't Mooo.

Sfeihc
06-08-2006, 06:23 AM
I firmly belive a lot of people who are thought of as well respected great posters who are vets right now would not stick to CP if they came on the scene as noobs.

This place keeps good posters from posting and its a shame.


Zach is right wether or not the "vets and mods" wake up and realize this I can only hope or this little slice of heaven will continue to wither.

Inspector
06-08-2006, 07:01 AM
i'm with whoever suggested making rep points minimal...

the whole formula for determining the amount of rep awarded should be based on nothing at all, no longevity, no post count, nada, zip...

just a fixed number of points for everybody...

that would eliminate people (skip) bullying with rep and prevent neg rep bombs being handed out like candy...

keep the rep system for comments, but get rid of the thing as a weapon...


You mean....

We can't turn in rep points for cash?

Or at least some kind of trinket at the gift shop???

Dang!!

rad
06-08-2006, 08:17 AM
I pretty much have to agree with FAX's post. The n00bs need to know their place and respect the vets, and earn their own respect as well. Hell, Saul put me in a rep hole before I even knew what rep was and I had run-ins with Skip and Iowanian, but the overall enjoyment I got back from the planet far outweighed the negative bs. While it's no fun to be the butt of the jokes, someone has to be once in a while and if you can't get over it then you probably don't need to be here.

Part of the allure of CP to me was the way the jackasses are sorted out.
I agree with this post.

When I found this place I lurked about 2 or 3 days before posting. I've never even been to any other BB's before this one. Something about it just seemed comfortable. I don't like my BS sugarcoated and the vets make this place what it is. I don't mind getting ribbed by guys who probably know more than I do on any given subject, thats just keeping it real. And if some n00b can't handle that then maybe they wouldn't have anything to contribute here anyway. This is like any other community, you have your troublemakers, your friendly types, dumbasses, and average Joes. The only difference is we don't have to look at each others ugly mugs!

It's just a BB. I know some of you know each other but the majority of us don't, so I don't know what the big deal is.

Iowanian
06-08-2006, 08:43 AM
I had run-ins with Skip and Iowanian, but the overall enjoyment I got back from the planet far outweighed the negative bs.
Part of the allure of CP to me was the way the jackasses are sorted out. I've been banned by several forums for calling people out for being idiots, it was a refreshing change to see it being already done for me here.

I don't really recall, but in hindsight, do you feel that I pounced on you for no apparent reason or was it in response to your posts?

KCTitus
06-08-2006, 08:48 AM
Ok, I caught up on this thread, and I still see the 'the noob hazing has gone over the topo' complaint, but Ive only seen one name named -- Skip.

If this is such a really bad problem, there has to be more people than Skip doing all this 'hazing'.

If a new poster comes on here talking crap or nonsense...Im going to challenge the opinion/post. That's not hazing, that's ME taking issue with what was said.

I just want to be really clear that I dont want new posters confusing someone blasting their opinion as 'hazing', because if I disagree with a poster and think their opinion is hogwash, be it a vet or a recently registered poster, Im not going to pull punches.

That's not hazing, it's just me challenging you on your opinion.

Baconeater
06-08-2006, 08:51 AM
I don't really recall, but in hindsight, do you feel that I pounced on you for no apparent reason or was it in response to your posts?
I'm really not sure, it seemed to me it was because of my join date. Here's the thread if you're really curious:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=135179&page=4&pp=15

ct
06-08-2006, 09:06 AM
How bout, when you make a thousand posts, you get an avatar with the frozen tag line, "n00b".

When you make 5000 posts, you get a sig.

When you make 10000 posts, you lose the n00b tagline, and get to put what you want there.

lol. just kidding.

byte me n00b :)

Iowanian
06-08-2006, 09:06 AM
I just read it. It appears to me, that my issue was with your tittytars and oversized animated sig, and with your blatant disregard for the asking to tone it down, not with your tenure.

I did say "the class of Sept 2005 is full of dipshittery" or something to that effect. There are some good posters with that join date, some have improved, but I stand by the position that several who happened to have joined at that time....are.

Like Titus, I'm not concerned about join date....but if you're acting like a clown, I'm going to put a rubber nose and big shoes on you, regardless of how long you've been here. Long tenure is not a free pass with most anyone.

One thing, I think ALOT of new posters don't realise, is that at some point, we've ALL had our turn on the recieving end of a cyberpile.

chagrin
06-08-2006, 09:10 AM
I agree with this post.

I don't mind getting ribbed by guys who probably know more than I do on any given subject, thats just keeping it real.


What makes you think these people know more than you on any given subject?

ct
06-08-2006, 09:11 AM
You have fewer posts. Maybe you should be the one to look into it while Bob Dole takes a smoke break.

Damn, sorry I missed ya, we could have discussed over my smoke break. I get more work done on smoke break than when I'm ...ahem... working at my desk.

Baconeater
06-08-2006, 09:15 AM
I just read it. It appears to me, that my issue was with your tittytars and oversized animated sig, and with your blatant disregard for the asking to tone it down.

I did say "the class of Sept 2005 is full of dipshittery" or something to that effect. There are some good posters with that join date, some have improved, but I stand by the position that several who happened to have joined at that time....are.
No, it wasn't. I've never had an animated sig, I'm actually annoyed by them myself, and I've never had any sort of tittytar. I have one member on ignore because of their attempt to make their posts into a softcore porn site. I believe I had a text sig at the time and this as an avatar:

Iowanian
06-08-2006, 09:21 AM
I think I see what happend there Bug. I was in agreement that this shouldn't be a softcore site....but I read your statement about "maybe they just don't give a ...." as saying "you" didn't give a dip and I should just use iggy. I was using the "at work" setting and didn't see your av.

My mistake, my apology. My comments were not directed at you, until after that statement which I misinterpreted.

rad
06-08-2006, 09:22 AM
What makes you think these people know more than you on any given subject?

I said "probably".

What I meant to convey is that if I disagree with someone about something that's not opinion based, and they demonstrate their knowledge of the subject exceeds mine, then I don't mind taking my lumps.

chagrin
06-08-2006, 09:29 AM
I said "probably".

What I meant to convey is that if I disagree with someone about something that's not opinion based, and they demonstrate their knowledge of the subject exceeds mine, then I don't mind taking my lumps.

Ahh, gotcha

Baconeater
06-08-2006, 09:30 AM
I think I see what happend there Bug. I was in agreement that this shouldn't be a softcore site....but I read your statement about "maybe they just don't give a ...." as saying "you" didn't give a dip and I should just use iggy. I was using the "at work" setting and didn't see your av.

My mistake, my apology. My comments were not directed at you, until after that statement which I misinterpreted.
Well that clears it up, frankly I've been baffled all along at what I did to set you off. I just figured I'd better avoid the keyboard of doom after that. No biggie, it's in the past.

ct
06-08-2006, 09:32 AM
I'm glad some jackasses have identified who all of the actual jackasses are and have sorted them out.
It's all opinion right.

A jackass is everybody that doesn't think like me, right?

heh, you're gonna fit right in dude! Welcome, step on up to bar and I'll buy ya a brewski!

Nzoner
06-08-2006, 09:51 AM
As far as I can recall I've never even used the word n00b until just now.I try and look at the Planet like I try and look at everyday life,I may be older but that sure as hell doesn't make me wiser in every area.

I do agree though that a certain amount of respect should be shown to ones elders,it doesn't mean you have to bow down before me and kiss my feet just don't come into my house and shit on my rug without expecting to have your face rubbed in it.

RedNFeisty
06-08-2006, 09:59 AM
As far as I can recall I've never even used the word n00b until just now.I try and look at the Planet like I try and look at everyday life,I may be older but that sure as hell doesn't make me wiser in every area.

I do agree though that a certain amount of respect should be shown to ones elders,it doesn't mean you have to bow down before me and kiss my feet just don't come into my house and shit on my rug without expecting to have your face rubbed in it.

My stance as well. If you come into my house and respect it, than I will respect you until you earn disrespect.

Lzen
06-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Merry Christmas! Return the favor?

Wait a second. I thought you were Jewish. WTH?

Lzen
06-08-2006, 11:23 AM
Since I am being honest with you, you have come up with some of the funniest one line zingers for people I have ever seen. However, you tend to stick with them and use them repetitiously. Then they are not really funny and like the dog picture it becomes a little tiring to click on it and find it is the same pic you have used dozens of time already. I am not asking you not to throw the occasional zinger, that would be about as dumb as asking Iowanian not to throw smaq. Just try to keep it fresh like you used to do. Otherwise it is like you are trying to make sure we never forget how much you hate DEnise, like we could.

I still think that dog pooping pic is funny. Of course, Milkman told me that I'm easily amused. :)

Tribal Warfare
06-08-2006, 01:59 PM
As far as I can recall I've never even used the word n00b until just now.


The times I break out the n00b tagline when someone says something really out of whack

Gaz
06-08-2006, 03:39 PM
I have not been around as much as prior years because the Planet is not as much fun as it used to be. The general atmosphere is hostile and mean. It does not come across as friendly smack, it comes across as rude and offensive. There is no slow escalation of conflict. Someone drops a nuke right off the bat and then any chance at reasoned discourse is lost.

The language has deteriorated. I know that I am more prudish than most folks here, and I try to keep that in mind. However, the language has gotten nastier. We accept a higher and higher level of vulgarity as time has passed. That is unfortunate, IMO. I realize ChiefsPlanet will never be a “tea and crumpets” kind of joint, where we all hold hands and sing "Kumbaya," but it has gone way too far for my comfort. Not your problem, I know, but I’m just saying…

“At Work” mode solves the avatar and signature issue for me. The last time I signed on without logging on, the Planet looked like a carnival midway, with posters screaming “LOOK AT ME” from every direction. If what you have to say is not interesting, throw some boobs up there. Style over substance.

As far as the n00b stuff is concerned, some folks have taken it as their schtick to harass newbies for no other reason than they are newbies. It is not funny, it is tiresome and it is not going to encourage any new blood to join the Planet community. I cannot fathom why a newcomer would bother to stick around and be treated like crap. Find a new gimmick, guys.

In all fairness, it is the off-season. Perhaps it will get better when the season approaches.

xoxo~
Gaz
Part-timer of late.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2006, 03:54 PM
I still think that dog pooping pic is funny. Of course, Milkman told me that I'm easily amused. :)

And I only posted it 3 times not 20. Now the picture of her and her son now that's a different story. I still get asked to post that pic though.

Raiderhader
06-08-2006, 05:05 PM
And I only posted it 3 times not 20. Now the picture of her and her son now that's a different story. I still get asked to post that pic though.


That picture will never grow old.

Clint in Wichita
06-08-2006, 05:21 PM
I still fail to see how more posts = superior.

"Look! I am superior because I have 5 genital warts, and you only have 3!"

A high(er) post count is certainly nothing to be proud of.

JBucc
06-08-2006, 06:06 PM
I still fail to see how more posts = superior.

"Look! I am superior because I have 5 genital warts, and you only have 3!"

A high(er) post count is certainly nothing to be proud of.Well if you're going to have genital warts you might as well be king of the wart people.

rad
06-09-2006, 07:21 AM
Well if you're going to have genital warts you might as well be king of the wart people.

If I had genital warts, I'd rather be king of the free clinic.