Thread: The New Roolz
08-05-2014, 01:50 PM #101
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08-05-2014, 01:57 PM #102
You guys are like my corporate HR department. Set up rules that no one follows, ignore 99% of the violations, then when you want to get rid of someone you don't like, site the rules that no one followed.
Then we have the Icelanticskier situation. The only well known (infamous) poster to be banned (that I know of), who didn't break any of the rules. I never saw the tunnel creek post but have an idea of what he said. He did break almost every other social norm though, lecturing about Marker, helmets, etc. However the guy would share his honest opinions most of the time. You can hate him for those opinions, and can be justified in that hatred, but I don't think that should amount to a ban. I hate Downbound Rain, but I'm not advocating for him to be banned.
The ignore button exists for a reason. Its not like he was wiped off the face of the earth, you just silenced him from the forum. The same thing could be accomplished by individuals with the ignore button.
08-05-2014, 01:58 PM #103
08-05-2014, 01:58 PM #104
ob la di.Move upside and let the man go through...
08-05-2014, 02:03 PM #105
Pretty sure you introduced or mentioned Rog to me the first time since we're both alum of the EMS scene, but yeah I get along fine with him, but I've skied and biked with you 10 times more than with him. Actually, I've skied once and biked once with him and that's it. He helps me out a lot with gear and repair work...it's all good. I know he did for you also to the extent you can at corpmerica.
Glad you're healing up.
08-05-2014, 02:22 PM #106Registered User
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And just as a word of caution MODs coming from someone in the know. Once you ban someone, especially ones that are complete asshats, their TRUE colors shine and try to do everything to circumvent that banning of one screen name and begin making more, and more, and more. There is no way to permanently ban anyone if they are even slightly internet savvy and trolls usually are. Usually turning them into a bigger cunt than you started with and where does that leave you... and us?Brought to you by Carl's Jr.
08-05-2014, 02:27 PM #107
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08-05-2014, 02:42 PM #109
With all that said; I'll miss him in the surf forum, and enjoyed his ability to get everyone worked up without, generally, being mean spirited. (Like creaky)
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08-05-2014, 02:50 PM #110
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08-05-2014, 03:35 PM #113
At least people are arguing about actual skiing now. That's a start
If these rules bother you, you might be taking this "place" too seriously...
08-05-2014, 03:36 PM #114
So... Some of you might know this story (paging Big Tim)... I got banned from telemarktips. I didn't know it for quite a while cuz I just stopped going there for a couple years after I quit.
To make a long story short, I called Mitch out on a matter of journalistic and personal integrity over something he'd written in the "news" section about a common friend of ours (and some of you).
I decided I wasn't going to be part of the forum anymore. I said farewell to folks there (many of whom are here now), and moved in to TGR. I didn't have a long drawn out drama scene. I just left.
No big deal. Time to move on from an increasingly shitty web site and forum and be part of a growing one. And I knew a few folks here.
I didn't know I was banned until over a year later when I went there to find an old friend. Tried to log in and discovered I was BANNED!
THE HORROR! THE OUTRAGE!
And I lurked. I noticed that nobody missed me. They didn't care that I was gone.
And it was ok.
Ive run into Mitch at Mammoth a few times after that and everything's been cool. No hard feelings. Let's make some turns! I wish he'd followed up on and written more about EJ as things developed, but he's moved on.
I've mostly stayed away from EYT. Doing myself and Craig a favor. We've already been through a pissing match in Couloir.
Some of you folks came from Ttips.
Hugh was there. Hugh used to be cool. He shouldn't be banned. But he should quit.
Long story short?
08-05-2014, 04:19 PM #115
reminds me of this, particularly the ending:
08-05-2014, 04:28 PM #116
08-05-2014, 04:28 PM #117"The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled you just become a replica of someone else's mind." Chomsky
"This system make of us slaves. Without dignity. Without depth. No? With a devil in our pocket. This incredible money in our pocket. This money. This shit. This nothing. This paper who have nothing inside." Jodorowsky
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08-05-2014, 07:19 PM #123
I wish all you special snowflakes would fall on the ground so I could go skiing . Fucking summer sand in the collective vag that is TGR.
08-05-2014, 07:41 PM #124I drink it up
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There are a lot of really long posts in this thread. I didn't read any of them, so if somebody already said this I apologize....
The new roolz (they're hip because they're misspelled) are basically common sense, and the Gestapo is all "it's always been this way. Nothing is changing, man...."
Sure. I guess.
Thing is: the implication that this stuff has to be outlined is kind of the first problem. Truly offensive and irritating shit has to go, that's been unspoken for quite some time and the vibe had made an uneasy truce with that. Who is actually informed by these rules, though? It's masturbatory bullshit. Have fun with that, I guess. The next step towards total douchery is coming up with some strikes or point system. Oh, right, you skipped right there on your first try. Way to go, man.
I liked not being a part of anybody's explicit agenda. This is dumb.focus.
08-05-2014, 08:35 PM #125Registered User
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