Echoing what others have said, I like Rush a lot and will miss his posts and insights. I do think that at some point down the road he will likely return, but for now let's let him have the hiatus that he needs.
Post by technician on Oct 29, 2017 20:06:10 GMT -5
Too bad. He didn't seem like the type of person to put any weight on his internet presence. Maybe he said something stupid somewhere and he's on a delete fucking everything spree to cover up any inflammatory posts from the past that could be used against him.
Post by deathevokation on Nov 1, 2017 9:17:37 GMT -5
I wonder if he caught wind of the bitchiness that's in the irc chat and realized that this all wasn't worth the drama? I mean, this place has gotten an air of seriousness since this whole thing happened. Looking at all the "guests", it's kind of creepy that people are keeping such a close eye and almost "hate subscribing" to a forum they don't have an account on. I tried to post here and thought that by not participating in certain threads and not making snarky pot shots I wouldn't burn bridges either, but this is getting to me as well. I honestly can't blame him for just moving on, this is unhealthy.
Only if you allow this to have an impact on your offline life...which it really shouldn't. I mean, I don't hang out with my friends and suddenly start thinking about some rude shit someone online said or did. That would be unhealthy.
I’m pretty sure they’re just discussing their latest crushes and which boy won’t date them, that kind of schoolyard thing.
I think it was either dew or esselfortium who once told me that they often "have a good laugh at [my] expense on IRC." So I am under the impression that they often go there to jerk eachother off after performing the forum flamewar equivalent of a bukkake on someone who has the audacity to share an opposing thought.
Post by mrthejoshmon on Nov 4, 2017 9:40:45 GMT -5
Talking smack in a private chat sounds like a pretty shitty thing to do IMO, way I see it is that if you're going to be a dick to someone then at least do it in front of them so you don't look like a coward mocking people in a private chat.
Seriously, people who are open with their cuntiness are more respectable then people who are cunts in the shadow (or, ideally, it'd be nice if those people were not cunts).
If the IRC is actually used for that shit then they've actually lost a little respect from me (Oh no, how will they ever recover from such a CRUSHING and DEVASTATING event!?! Doomers are surely DOOMED!).
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2017 9:41:37 GMT -5 by mrthejoshmon: PUNCTUATION IS HARD K
essel and the gang do have a secret chat where they make fun of everything and everybody. 40oz was a part of it too, until he started, umm, "empathizing", and then he was kicked out. So it probably could've been Essel. Especially if you consider that it was said to Trace. :]
40oz And who knows, maybe I'm wrong. But that's extremely unlikely because I'm always right.
Post by deathevokation on Nov 6, 2017 10:43:58 GMT -5
I just realized that by defending essel I'm indirectly blaming dew, haha. I actually read the post and it wasn't written by either poster (it is another can of worms that doesn't need to be opened again since the person who wrote it has since made amends with Trace). I hate being falsely accused for something I didn't write so I have to atleast be consistent. ;P
You're trying to say you like DOS better than me, right?
Hold on, I'm confused here. Who are the nice people? Let's be honest, almost everyone here uses this forum to joke about what it is they dislike about doomworld. I think we all know that none us are perfectly guilt-free, clean-conscienced delicate little daisies. I've certainly done my share of mean-spirited posting, and I've seen you guys do it in varying measures too. When someone tries to hurt you, it's natural to want to bite back. You're not supposed to want to do that, but goddamn it if it doesn't feel right sometimes.
Post by mrthejoshmon on Nov 6, 2017 14:20:38 GMT -5
For me it is less about the bite back and more about the delivery.
If I told someone to go fuck themselves/mock them in a place they'll see it/can see it then that's fine (there's a somewhat infamous occurrence of me doing this, I'm sure someone remembers that fresh autism).
If I told others how much an individual can go fuck themselves/mock them in a place where they'll never see it (like a private chat) then I see that as cowardly.
"If you're going to be a dick then be a dick, not a pussy."
I'm becoming bored with internet communities. I still love doom but internet communities are getting tired for me. It seems like the Doom community is bound together more by the community and less for Doom, if that makes sense.
I'm always interested in reading more and more about editing and design but it seems like the amount of people still deeply interested in all of that are a pretty small minority anymore. There's plenty who have some small feedback to pitch in to my threads here and there but not as many willing to get deep into the research and slow thinking of it or entertain unusual ideas.
There has been times where I wanted to unplug my router because I find it much easier to talk to people naturally in my real life than it is to post in the presence of internet strangers, which used to be the complete opposite for me. Daily, I'm posting and reading Doom threads where so few people actually want to entertain the actual topic or answer the questions being asked. But when it's the opportunity to talk about yourself or about another person or group of people, the thread blows up real fast. (This goes for here and Doomworld)
I'm not saying I dislike you guys or anything, but I do wonder what it is that keeps drawing me back to here even though I rarely get anything positive out of it.
You're trying to say you like DOS better than me, right?
I'm not saying I dislike you guys or anything, but I do wonder what it is that keeps drawing me back to here
I will take full responsibility for this. You come here because you don't want to miss one of those rare occasions where I shoehorn politics or race issues into a post.
Serious note...I know what you mean. I have asked myself why I keep coming back and unless I have a project going on, it seems like I can't find any real reason outside of seeing if anybody inquired about where I've been.
Basically, after Gore Prisons is done, I will probably be mostly absent from here until I think of another idea for a project.