3/30/2007 6:21pm, #361Originally Posted by UpaLumpaOriginally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
3/30/2007 6:30pm, #362
The issue is that you can't criticize a group for not behaving according to a particular standard if while you were a part of the group you didn't either. I too enjoy frivolous banter, as I said I mainly troll the main forums now. However if you're going to leave in a huff and criticize the atmosphere as being insular, lacking objectivity etc you damn well better have behaved how youre extolling others to do.
However, I have not nor have any desire to know what the hell goes on behind the scenes here. I doubt I'd find it funny.
3/30/2007 6:36pm, #363Originally Posted by UpaLumpaOriginally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
3/30/2007 6:40pm, #364
What the ****... the posts get monitored prior to posting?
Dipshit changed my name as well. Nice to argue from a position of moral authority huh?
3/30/2007 6:43pm, #365Originally Posted by Tomas Drgon
3/30/2007 6:47pm, #366Originally Posted by The Villain
BTW, I'm not using "gay-ass" and "fag" in the good way, like where two men like each other and kiss.Originally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
3/30/2007 7:05pm, #367
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death ThreatsOriginally Posted by Dr. Fagbot Q. MacGillicuddy, PhD
- Join Date
- Jun 1998
- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
The forum climate was largely influenced by his posting style as a site Admin, because he set an example for everyone else. There was no "meme" started, it was obvious that he wanted this place to be a laid-back locker room kind of atmosphere. And when it became clear that we weren't going that route (in part by giving Aeso a forum to run with impunity) he left.
But he's free to come on here and explain his actions himself, otherwise, it's all second hand bullshit.
And, at least in my book, his advice, integrity and experience were so appreciated, and of a higher calibre, then other forum ghouls when focused more on actual martial content that one or two lines of substance went a long way toward purchasing forgiveness for 100 cracks about boobies or whatever.
In addition, speaking as another former forum admin, I can't say I disagree much with what Manchu's saying, except for maybe emphasis. From reading his criticisms you'd think Phrost was some sort of mastermind manipulator, when the truth his he strikes me as a guy who just hops from one thing to the next without much thought or planning. Aside from (at least in the past) manufacturing an appearance of idealogical inclusiveness that in reality was designed to drive up membership totals, the worst you could accuse him of, evil-genius-wise, is just being really bad at spin after someone brings up the inevitable hypocrisies and inconsistencies left in a wake of bad judgment.
You were given an opportunity to affect a change, Hughes. You chose to squander it on being cryptic and speaking out the side of your face. Nobody knew where the **** you were coming from, so we just did the digital version of nodding at you and moving on.
Feel free to list the "hypocrisies and inconsistencies" though. Try to put aside your boemian, blogosphere-esque prose for a moment and get to the point if you can.
3/30/2007 7:18pm, #368Originally Posted by Phrost
Of course, you'll have a student of said reviewed dojo pop up saying "man, you got it all wrong, you came on the wrong night etc.", to which the reply would be, why didn't you review it yourself? People might bitch and moan, but they bitch and moan anyway, with the exception now that there would be much more tangible data about schools to discuss.
3/30/2007 7:23pm, #369Originally Posted by Phrost
Originally Posted by Phrost
Originally Posted by Phrost
Anyway, I didn't and don't want to effect a change. I suggest things sometimes, try to post substantive stuff on occasion, but it's just to gain a little currency so I can continue my dumbass pranks, as well as rub **** in the face of the zillions here too dull to pull off real content.
Last edited by Dr. Fagbot Q. MacGillicuddy, PhD; 3/30/2007 7:26pm at .Originally Posted by HedgehogeyOriginally Posted by Kidspatula
3/30/2007 7:25pm, #370Originally Posted by UpaLumpa