Hi guys... Figured I'd throw something in the general chat that I've been thinking about it for a long time... Why hasn't anyone complained about iball? With all due respect, most of his points are valid, but the manner in which he goes about parading it is awful and disrespectful. Ends up just bumping the pointless thread, that would be halfway down the page if he didn't, and wastes MY time more than if the "newb" just posted and it sat until it closed... I don't post frequently because I believe in not posting unless you have something usefull to say/ask, however I just HAD to bring this up because I'm sure a lot more people than me are getting tired of iball's flames and post bumping. The only reason his flames are let through is because he always attacks the "n00bs" and that's alright... Apparently.
I agree with one of the mod's when they said "Just leave the post alone and report it" And honestly, because of this whole "lets get our comments in on the newbs who asked a redundant question" thing is actually just making these forums a hell of a lot worse. I personally don't mind seeing a newb asking about a 2.01+ downgrader, gives me a chuckle. But to see that post up above useful things because iball had to "chew the newb" before it got closed doesn't. Hell it's a game to him. I personally find it downright annoying, more so than the pointless/ignorant/unimformed posts which we could just let die.
And bashing someone for discussing something that he has knowledge of, and they didn't... That's worse than any "noob" post imo. Just because someone had an idea, and it doesn't work, doesn't mean you have to bring out the newbthrower and flame them down for it. iball would of flamed the first crew to go up in space before they left saying "Because of the tempature of the earth's atmosphere times the size of my head divided by the amount of NEWBS on your spaceship you're gonna burn into a million pieces if you even manage to get back to Earth!! I wish to stupid government would stop wasting money...!" etc etc, because he googled earth's atmosphere and saw the tempature and he KNEW they were gonna burn up...... Ya know?
Anyway, if anyone else has some similar feelings to mine, or complete opposite, lets discuss it This is the general, so don't get mad at me now... And I'm not picking on iball personally per-say... well I am though, because he does it the most often, but this is in no way a personal flame towards him. I just don't like seeing people bumping useless threads to flame the newbs... And talking down/trash to them if they didnt know as much as themselves... if every damn thing was googlable and whatnot, why have a public forum? Its so people can talk about it. Regardless weither you are keen on the subject or not.
Enough rambling :P Have a great day!
p.s. To stop the newb posts that everyone hates so much, which is the most activites most boards have right now anyway... You should consider a general don-ask-about-this thread that should be CLEARLY visible on each thread, or on a main entry-way to the forums. I have noticed that the stickys that inform people arn't clearly labeled in all the forums...