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Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 01:16 am
Flamers Are Annoying!

--Definition--

Flamer: (on forums) A person who targets a user and picks a long drawn out "fight" or arguement...


Anyway, I don't like flamers, but as of late, I've been able to do a lot to stand my ground against these annoying bastards... I had a particularily annoying encounter yesterday with two of these morons.

To set things up, I am a "sig maker" (called personally a "Sig Guru"), or basically someone who creates signature pictures for people to put in their posts, for the forums on Overclocked Remix (specifically the UnModerated forum [you have to be logged in to view it]). I have a system that's not quite normal for most of the other sig makers, in that I will only take requests by Private Message or e-mail. I do that to avoid loosing track of the information, and to get the information necessary to create the sig.

However, I had gotten to the point where I wanted take "The Official Sig maker's thread" to the General Discussion forum. I figured, most people in General Discussion don't like treading into UnMod territory because it is often littered with porn and discusting images from goatse.cx and sometimes worse. So, I established the thread and got to work trying to maintain it. After about the second sig that I had created, after I made the thread (I cross post the sigs on both versions of the thread), I got riddled by two users (and a third who was just an idiot) Protricity and StarBLaSt.

The flame war starts here...

You'll know Protricity by the AOL knock-off sig (it says "LOL Anywhere") and StarBLaSt's sig changes randomly, but they all are really crappy and look like they've been made in 30 second (a no, I'm not making fun of him... he actually wants them to look like that... there's a whole other thread about that)... the third idiot is a guy called "~". His name is a tilde... anyway, you'll know him by the herd of dancing couches... don't ask.

I think it will be painfully obvious who I am on the forum...

Current Mood: irritated irritated
Current Music: "Thin Glow" -analoq

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rosemilk
rosemilk
The Childlike Empress
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 01:41 am (UTC)

Um.. I hope you realize that through that entire thing they were just encouraged every time you responded to them.

I think those guys are counting themselves the winners for managing to piss you off enough to talk back.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 01:49 am (UTC)

In the forums, if you don't talk back, you loose. That's how it goes in there.


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rosemilk
rosemilk
The Childlike Empress
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)

Yeah, no.


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gnomeundrwrlint
gnomeundrwrlint
Laura
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)

Poor Kenny. Although I feel sorry for you, I have to agree with rosemilk. You were encouraging them and if you hadn't replied they would have gotten bored and left you alone.


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topazlacee
topazlacee
Lacee
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)
Hey

Can't you ignore people like that? And would you make me a personalized signature thingy? :)
Lacee


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sat, Jun. 21st, 2003 05:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey

Unfortunately, ignoring them would have distroyed the thread (basically sinking it into oblivion), but I do understand why everyone is saying that I should've just ignored them. However, it's like a sub-culture on the forums and not everything is the same as in real life.

Anyway, just let me know what you would like for the signature picture.


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topazlacee
topazlacee
Lacee
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey

hmmm... I'll email you or somethingto tell you what I want... can you basically do anything?


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey

Pretty much... there isn't much that I'm not able to do with Photoshop, but if there is something, I'll tell you...


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ex_juverna886
Candy
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)

I finally went and had a look at your little thread.

Let it go, dude.

The thread may fade, and you may "lose", if you leave it alone – but nobody really wins a flame war, anyway. By bumping it up you're just losing in a different, more gruesome way. Besides, you look like a pompous ass when you keep it going! That ain't winnin'!


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