It goes way beyond merely producing anything.
Originally Posted by JKDChick
For starters, moderators would need to actually moderate, and act professionally. We'd have to start by seriously cleaning up our acts, so to speak. Relegate the adult humor/potty mouth/No Holds Bar discussions to specific adults-only forum(s).
The site itself would need an overhaul to make it Noob-friendly, mainstram friendly, AOL friendly, if you catch my drift.
It would take a lot of work. Personally, I'm happy to help if this was a direction someone decided to go with the site.
But the site's design, structure, organization, etc. is out of my hands (literally and figuratively). I'd be happy to help generate occasional content -- be it movie reviews, video reviews, dojo reviews, etc.
From there... as I put on my Dr. Evil hat... as Bullshido cleans up and gains more mainstream respect, relationships could potentially be established with major MA magazines. An "approved" school directory of legit and quality schools could be offered... it could be... well, cool. :)
But it would take a lot of work, time, and probably money that I doubt we have.
I can still dream of a better Bullshido and tell folks to go f*** themselves. =D (see, I self-censored myself).
That would be going to far. We want to go from Side One to Epitaph. We don't want to jump off Epitaph and onto Interscope.
We will always be irreverant, sardonic, and sarcastic here. This site was founded specifically because of the lack of freedom on other sites to discuss these issues without having those discussions whittled away by excessive rules, moderation, and false decorum to the point where they had no substance and accomplished nothing.
Originally Posted by daGorilla
I'm sorry you have issues with "dirty words". Such a label is used to teach children what is and what is not appropriate to say in general social situations. However, we're not children; most of us understand the not-so-subtle boundaries beyond which we don't sling the words "fucktard" or "douchebag".
As far as making this site "noob friendly"... I have no interest in courting the participation of idiots like the ones that infest KarateForums, Martial Arts Planet, ShaolinWolf, etc. The best members on here are here because of the complete fucking stupidity and rampant bullshit on those other "noob friendly" forums. If we were to make the internet equivalent of oversized crayons with which the slow witted would be enabled to participate more in-depth, we'd be inundated by them. Why would we want to make it easier for stupid **** to be posted here?
Bullshido will soon be a two-part site. One with a static set of information resources, and this interactive portal. It's been in the works for a while now. Those who want simple information can feel free to browse and lurk on the forums. But those who chose to participate should have some testicular fortitude and be able to argue their point with equal parts eloquence and grammatical violence.
For ****'s sake, we're martial artists. Our hobby involves punching people in the face. If you can't verbally spar using limited rules on a discussion forum, you're probably not actually sparring using limited rules in your own training.
And as a consequence, you're the type of person we're going after, not the type we're courting to join us.
well I just came back from town
I just got done carting my little brother around so he could pay his overdue parking tickets and a strange thing happened while we were leaving the liberty mutual parking garage. We were both attacked by a fiersome ninja ! Fortunately, my brother was there and i screamed at him to "go get that Katana i bought from ebay the other day it's in the trunk" meanwhile i fended the ninja off with a parking barrier. My brother came running back fast as he could and tossed the sword which i retrieved in mid-air parried a blow on my way down and severed the ninjas head clean off.....and the quickening felt rather good!
We all need to remember that classic moment.
so are you calling bullshido on just aishida kim or also on the bad adaptation of robert e howard's hero into that first (but enjoyable) conan movie?
(yes, I'm bored!)
I think I'm a little closer. Maybe I can have the pleasure of being attacked by a group of ninjas next time I'm at the grocery store or something. Think I should watch my back?
Originally Posted by Te No Kage!
I only fear the beverly hills ninja, his skill is legendary, he is the only true ninja master.
You know, I'm somewhat surprised he hasn't posted here to defend himself at all. I'm aware of the fact that He Who Shall Not Be Named reads this site, and yet he doesn't feel the need to put his POV across at all? I guess he knows when he's beaten.
I really enjoyed those ninja movies during the 80's. The one with that Japanese guy and his kid. They don't make them like that anymore.
Originally Posted by Bluto Blutarsky