Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why all the hate??

Why is it that in one breath we can call ourselves a community, and in the next we trash others that are trying to do the same thing; Better the hobby and game!

I listen to a lot of gaming related podcasts, and I also have gotten more active in the ever growing blogger community. It seems that as of late all anyone wants to do is bitch and complain about how the 'other guy' is doing it wrong or how the have 'jumped the shark'. Constant 'flame wars' run rampant all over the net, from forums to podcasts, and everywhere in between. What's so wrong with either keeping your mouth shut about the other guy or providing them with CONSTRUCTIVE criticism? Trying to belittle others just makes you look like the idiot!

A few days ago BoLS. changed the way the community leaves comments to their posts. Now you have to be a member of Disqus in order to leave a comment. I think this was needed because they get a lot of traffic and also a lot of  trolls who think its cool to hide behind the anonymity of the interwebs.

I just wish people could for one brief second drop their over inflated egos and just focus on what really matters; making the COMMUNITY a better place and making the GAME more enjoyable (no matter how you like to play). Is that really to much to ask?


The_King_Elessar said...

They were getting negative comments, because they were posting crap.

JTaylor said...

To comment and say that a post is crap and list the reasons why is one thing, but I'm talking about This.

A whole blog post dedicated to slamming someone else is just plain stupid. If you don't like what that person is posting, then stop viewing their content.

Same goes for podcasts. If I didn't think there was something of valve I would stop listening, not go on a crusade to trash the podcasters.

The_King_Elessar said...

Fair enough, I agree with that. :)