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5/20/2013 11:58am, #51
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
- Durham NC
- Judo & BJJ
5/20/2013 12:10pm, #52
5/20/2013 12:15pm, #53
I made an observation about why I thought the non-Newbietown forums had become a flamepit for noobs; that some people interpreted the site/Newbietown policies a certain way, especially based on the older site rules of brutal, open discussion and "Are you a Dick, Asshole, or *****" paradigm. Veteran posters know EXACTLY what I mean.
What I think has happened at least since I joined (the immediate post-Cy Q Faunce era) is that the site members end up constantly trying to expose each OTHER as frauds and liars. In other words, who is going to be the NEXT Cy? Maybe it's the guy standing next to you...
I think that is what ultimately hurts site membership....the Bullshido Inquisition process itself. If I am guilty of taking part against noobs, it is because I am a product of that policy. Even years later, I will post some minor claim with some evidence, and it becomes a "WHO ARE YOU REALLY" routine. That gets old.
I don't mind the Inquisition, or following whatever rules I am asked to follow here; I am an honest and open guy, after all. I try to play well with others
Lastly, and with emotional content:
If anyone thinks I have trouble admitting when I am wrong, you should have seen me before I joined Bullshido.net.
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 5/20/2013 12:27pm at . Reason: That's all, folks.
5/20/2013 12:28pm, #54
5/20/2013 12:38pm, #55
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- Baltimore, MD
Didn't I already explain all this, Wabbit?
5/20/2013 12:39pm, #56
It probably wouldn't hurt to establish some basic ground rules for the forum in the "Welcome To Bullshido" e-mail... maybe even a link to some of the important sticky threads?
I joined up back in 2010, and this was the e-mail:
Thanks for registering at No BS MMA and Martial Arts! We are glad you have chosen to be a part of our community and we hope you enjoy your stay.
All the best,
No BS MMA and Martial Arts"
Definitely welcoming, but somewhat lacking as far as forum guidelines/etiquette. Probably not a bad idea to instruct new users to introduce themselves in noobietown before posting elsewhere....
5/20/2013 12:39pm, #57
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
- Seattle, WA
- Books & Cardio
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