Because I am excited. I really, really, really, really want to play this game. I really, really, really hope it's good. And I really want to share my excitement with others who loved the first two games.
In light of that, once again, knowing that the Fallout 3 board will probably be a useless whine-fest, I still go to participate in the vain hope that maybe, just maybe, there might be something worth reading.
Unfortunately, the moderators there suck. They've let the flamebaiters, whiners and cry-babies destroy the community with their free-floating anxiety compounded by their natural assholetry.
So, I'm pretty much sick and tired of it. I can't participate in the fan-excitement of one, for me, of the potential most important games to be released in the past decade. And every now and then, I'll rip into one of them because I'm pissed that they've got to shit on it for everyone.
So, when I log on today, I get this private message:
I have deleted this post of yours from the forum.My response:[quote name='XXXXXXXXX' date='Jun 18 2008, 09:00 PM' post='111111111']It is both flamebaiting and flaming. Perhaps you could remind yourself of the [url="http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showtopic=724862&st=0&p=10466758&#entry10466758"]forum rules[/url] so there will be no future need for a moderator to contact you.
Another week, another self-important clown "telling it like it is" from his fact-free universe. Go crawl under a rock and stop wasting people's time with idiotic vanity threads of doom.
Have a good day.
I'll admit I was rough on the whiner. The whiners, flamebaiters and trolls have, through their constant whining and thread-jacking, ruined any reasonableI'm sure I'll be banned. Honestly, I don't really give a damn anymore. The Internet is a great thing, but it has its dark-side.
participation over the past year and I let my frustration at the lack of proactive moderation get the best of me. But I am perplexed because in light of the conduct of the members of this board, my post was not even special. So, I wonder:
Did you delete half the threads/posts here?
Because, honestly, the flame-baiting and trashing is so pernicious, such as the flambating original post of the thread to which I responded, that
people like myself who'd actually like to talk about the game, who enjoyed the
past games and are looking forward to the new game and don't automatically
assume Bethsoft is a mendacious cabal bound and determined to totally screw-up
the game seem to be in a minority. Rather, it seems that every other thread is a
flame-bait about how Bethsoft is screwing up the game along the lines of:
The plot sucks.
The concept sucks.
The combat system sucks.
The music sucks.
The graphics suck.
The devs suck.
The board sucks.
Anyone who might like the game sucks.
And, like it or not, that's the environment I see that has been allowed to grow here. Every day this is what goes on regarding the development of this game. It's so bad that, at best, I generally come in once a week looking for updates. I'll read the the top three or four threads and they are SUCK SUCK SUCK SUCK in the themes I outlined above.
Just like the fact-free, flame-baiting original post in the thread I made my comment. So, I'm seriously perplexed that my post was considered "so bad" in light of the environment and conduct of the board regulars that I was moderated. Are there some secret rules? You can rip Bethsoft, the programmers and everything Fallout 3, but not call-out flame-baiting whiners for their flame-baiting threads? Or did someone just whine because they can dish it out but not take it?