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When you need to rant...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Misskermie, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, so get this: on another forum I was recently invited to, a new theme and layout was implemented, as does happen with forums from time to time. So while the new layout isn't perfect, I mentioned what I didn't like about it in the feedback thread.

    Then guess what happened? I actually got in trouble with the staff and got a warning for being rude to the admin . . . for saying I didn't care for the new layout.

    Um, touchy much? I mean expressing your opinion regarding a new look or layout was grounds for getting warnings from the staff, the entire populace of YouTube would be nuked long before now. Or even when MC received its major facelift back in 2010, did we all start attacking Phil because of it?

    And here's the irony: I was invited to the forum because the community was said to be friendly and respectful towards difference of opinions as opposed to another forum that a number of the people left where apparently difference of opinions weren't tolerated quite well. Heck, in my warning message, I was told, "You're entitled to your opinion." Uh, does "you're entitled to your opinion," somehow translate into, "you're entitled to your opinion so long as it doesn't involve constructive criticism that we're too sensitive to handle"? Because hey, I've moderated and administrated forums before were changes were made to the layout that people weren't particularly happy with, but you know what? I've listened to the complaints and I've taken them into consideration as for what can work better regarding layouts: that's how you improve a site or a forum, by listening to the community, and finding ways you can tweak them so they can work better for the community. But somehow, this is now considered to be personal attacks against an admin just because s/he spent a lot of time on the new layout and I said I didn't care for it?

    Wow. I often joke about how overly sensitive some people are today, but man . . . I guess it's really no joke after all.
     
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    EDIT: Okay, everything has been squared away and chalked up to a misunderstand that was blown out of proportion, so alls well.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Dear God . . . why do Kim Krapdashian and Kanye West have to procreate again?

    You know any kid they bring into this world is gonna end up in juvy.
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay . . . so how and why is the Democrats' fault now that the Duggar son molested girls as a teenager years ago? And how is it also their fault that everything's made in China?
     
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Oh man... Who the heck is saying that? Probably the same kooks in the Dugar's dangerous baby spamming cult. They're so far right they make the Tea Party seem reasonable, and as a "religion" they're essentially the American Christian Taliban, right down to the banning of music and dancing and shoddy treatment of women.

    Seriously, I'm still annoyed the show got picked up in the first place and sponsors didn't flee when their kooky, hateful views started coming to light. Yeah, the Duck Dynasty guy was a dink, but he didn't hurt anyone. How come saying gays are awful is worse than forcing people to believe that?
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'm sorry, but I have to rant about this:

    http://www.weather.com/science/nature/news/cicadas-invade-great-plains

    I do not understand why they keep calling these things 13-year/15-year/17-year/whatever-year cicadas when these blasted things come out every single freakin' year! I know, I can attest to it!

    Here, just listen to this:


    Hear that? Now, how would you like to have to put up with that every night all summer long? And they can be so loud, you can hear them inside with all the windows and doors closed! They're annoying as heck and they're one of the reasons why I hate summer.

    But still, I don't get why they keep talking about they only come around every whatever-number of years, because they come around every year!
     
  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I sure am glad the cicadas over here don't make that annoying "wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo" sound. It's bad enough that they just buzz. :grouchy:
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we have both, but it's the wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo ones that are really irritating!
     
  9. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Time to get an industrial-strength bug zapper, plug it in, and watch the sparks fly!
     
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    GAH! I swear, just when you think Google can't possibly get anymore aggrivating than they already are, they manage to top themselves. The way they've been attempting to beef up their overall security is a nightmare, I feel like the Super Mario Bros. Frustration Let's Play Commentator Who Sounds Like Christopher Walken's Middle Eastern Step Brother Guy.

    Their new CAPTCHA system is just ridiculous, it's like playing a game of One Of These Things is Not Like the Other, but in an annoying way. I mean, yeah, sure, having to type in the code you see in the image isn't always fun, but having to match the same kind of food items that you see in the image they provide you? Ugh, really? Is that the best they can do?

    But what I really hate is how whenever you login to any Google product (YouTube, Gmail, Blogger, what have you), you can't just simply login, you now have to enter your username/handle/address and password separately! Yeah, way to make logging into our accounts even more inconvenient and annoying by prolonging the process of entering our information separately because we might not be who we say we are.
     
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  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I feel a twinge of guilt every time I use Google, lol. One of these days I'm switching for good. :fanatic:
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    YT aside - being the necessary evil that it is - if it wasn't for Yahoo! mucking itself up in recent years, and MSN being a laughable relic of the past like AOL, I'd definitely be using something other than Gmail for email.
     
  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I agree with you on the CAPTCHAs. I'm glad TV Tropes did away with them ever since upgrading their site.
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I wish TV Tropes would put the scroll bar back on the editing box; it's a drag having to select somewhere in the editing box and pushing the down arrow to get to where you need to edit.
     
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The whole issue of the Confederate Flag got me to realize something. There's this inconsistent culture of corporate freedom in certain groups that's hypocritical as heck. Hear me out.

    The US government's only recourse towards removing the flag is removing it from its own government buildings. Even then, it's so incredibly bureaucratically tied up in some cases. Meanwhile, several companies have decided to stop selling and marketing flag based merchandising, even with Dukes of Hazard type tie ins. So naturally, the same group of really terrible people (as I completely predicted) are whining that their free speech is being violated.

    Come again?

    The Constitution says that the government has no right to censor free speech. it says absolutely nada about corporations and small companies. And here's the thing that gets me. The whole argument about how companies should always act on their own and not be heavily regulated by the government... yet the same people who believe that are the same ones that whine about companies that take action and self regulate when they don't agree with it. This isn't a violation of speech, it's a company exercising theirs. If that's not blatant hypocrisy, I don't know what is.
     
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah, a lot of people don't understand that corporations are within their rights to censor things. Sometimes it sucks, but I do think it's more important that we keep our government in check.

    At the same time, it's sad to me that the shooting of 9 people has been reduced to an argument about a piece of cloth (and I mean both sides of the argument). And once again, the issue of our broken mental health care system goes ignored. So not impressed with our country right now on so many levels.
     
  17. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    So why the frog did Mega Man and Roll play whack-a-mole in the festival scene from the Mega Man OVA episode "Future Beware"? JAPANESE FESTIVALS DO NOT HAVE WHACK-A-MOLE! If it were goldfish scooping or ring toss, that'd be fine. BUT WHY WHACK-A-MOLE? That froggin' OVA left me with the impression that ALL JAPANESE FESTIVALS HAD WHACK-A-MOLE! And thanks to Akane's wording, I literally thought that festival they were at was Shichigosan! And when Mega Man responds later in the OVA to Roll saying next month's Shichigosan and that she wants to wear a kimono, he says he heard she made a promise with Akane. He doesn't mention the festival nor the parade directly, but HOW DID HE HEAR HER? Dang it, why didn't they show the entire day MM and Roll spent with the kids at the festival so we wouldn't have plot holes? And when Roll tells Dr. Light about the fireworks display and Wily's face appearing, she mentions it was "a minute ago". HOW FROGGIN' FAST DO YUUTA AND AKANE RUN? Were the fireworks even over yet? Why didn't anyone else in the background seem to notice and just smile? Why couldn't have Yuuta and Akane done that? Also, right before they say "Huh?", for a quick second, you can still see them smile. So why couldn't they have done that instead of saying "Oh no!" and running home AS FAST AS SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! And why the frog did Wikipedia call the omikoshi-carrying a PARADE?! It's a progression! How did Yuuta change clothes before flying with MM on Rush? Why didn't they pass the fireworks? Even better, WHY DIDN'T THE KIDS WAIT FOR THE FIREWORKS TO FINISH BEFORE GOING HOME? Why, and I really mean WHY, ARE PEOPLE AT THE BEACH THE DAY AFTER GOING TO A JAPANESE FESTIVAL?! It's illogical. One day: festival, another: beach. Why don't they go back with the time machine and TURN OFF THE NES so it wouldn't have happened in the first place? Since I wanna see more of them playing games at the festival! GAMES!
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Although I can't say that I'm the least bit surprised . . . WHY THE H-E-L-L DOES TV LAND HAVE TO PLAY HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER?!! IT'S LITERALLY ALREADY ON THREE DIFFERENT CHANNELS, WHY DOES IT NEED TO BE ON ANOTHER ONE? AND IT'S CERTAINLY NOT A CLASSIC, IT JUST ENDED!!!
     
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  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ...at least it isn't an original show.

    I'm a little more annoyed Boomerang pretty much should call itself the Tom and Jerry, Garfield Show, and What's New Scooby-Doo network. Yeah, I could rant they run Teen Titans Go when CN pretty much runs it around the clock and that stinks. But really!?!? Out of all the incarnations of Scooby-Doo does it have to be What's New they run the most? I'm glad they have "New Scooby-Doo Movies" mid-morning, but come on! And it's like clearly a third of the series because it's always the same 5 episodes too. That's why I hate when they rerun cartoons on cable channels. Show the whole series for crying out loud!!!
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Nah, Jim Gaffigan's their latest groom for that.

    Which, I mean, don't get me wrong, I like the guy, he's funny and all, but I had no idea he was a has-been already. Then again, he hasn't had a successful TV career: I remember almost ten years ago, he was a castmember on a TBS sitcom that was essentially NEW GIRL before FOX ripped them off with NEW GIRL.
     

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