This is pretty much how I felt when he took it upon himself to "represent" the very forum he's helped ruin
I read around 99.9% of the posts made in =10. I may not always agree with most people there, but i absolutely know basically what most posters there think. It's kind of hard to miss when i spend more time here than i do doing anything else.
The background behind my initial reply was that I feel like the forums are in their current state because of a select few individuals, one of the most prominent being, of course, Rog. Pretty much any report for XI that I've seen that isn't about a RMT post or blatant spam has been regarding Rog and the reports are occasionally tagged with stories of how he's a blight on the forums and how they feel like they can't get away from him too, because he posts everywhere. How they hate the sight of any of his posts, no matter the content.
Considering you do not spend any time in =10, and i've only been reported some 30 times (admittedly that is far more than anyone else, but still, i have 8.5k posts in =10 alone (2.6k since july, in which time you've made 23) you can't possibly know what really goes on based on so few posts), i really don't understand how you could know that. As spoonless mentioned before, I get blamed for derailing threads left and right, but the fact of the matter is, i very rarely do so. I may help keep threads off the rails often, but only after someone else derailed it first. You have perfectly demonstrated exactly what happens in =10 all the time, with your first posts in this thread. I make a post that couldn't possibly offend anyone (or even one that might, really it doesn't matter), and someone who hates me decides that instead of saying something useful, they're going to take a stab at me. And just look what happened. Out of 50 posts, only like 3 of them are on topic. It took exactly one post for this thread to get entirely out of control. And i mostly stayed out of it this time, AND it was in =3 which is not a forum most people that hate me frequent.
Take a look at how this thread spiraled out of control, in a thread where the only people who seem to hate me are you, erecia, and posisbly majivo. The majority of the rest of the posts in this thread are by my friends. Just think about how this thread would be different if it were in =10, where there are much more people that would have joined in to say they hate me.
Here's some examples if you care: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=129246078726611520
I make one statement about sam, which wasn't even false, and there are people calling for me to be banned. I made a single post entirely on topic, and while i'm not even around, the thread gets derailed because people don't like me. http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=1292749437137214643#msg1292790618210562812
Catwho makes a statement i thought was entirely untrue, so i responded as such. Then Xypin decides to take a stab at me, and then later RDD does as well.
There's two instances of it happening, and that's just from the first page. This really does happen all the time. Just because a lot of people seem to think that i like to constantly derail threads, doesn't mean it's true. I may be mean, but i am not the only one, and i very rarely derail threads, even unintentionally, let alone intentionally.
It has become acceptable to attack me for anything i say. And while won't complain that people do to me exactly what i do to them, i do have a problem with you thinking there are only a few people causing problems in =10. It is a widespread problem, among a large amount of users. If you recall from the wegames thread that resulted in you muting me for a week, there was even a person who registered an account, just to say how much he hated me
. It really isn't just a few problem posters. When a large number of posters frequently attack someone even when they do nothing wrong, isn't that a problem, regardless of what the person does other times? Why is it ok for a large number of people to be mean to a single person, but when a single person is mean to a large number of people, that's completely unacceptable? It just seems hypocritical to me. Edited, Dec 20th 2010 2:05am by ThePsychoticOne