A Quick Message to the New Forumgoers

MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 439
edited March 27 in General Chat

After a few... events involving some newer forumgoers, I figured it would benefit everyone if there was some words of wisdom for newcomers to the forums, not necessarily the game.
Alright, so Rule 1: Don't mess with @GatoCommodore. He will dismantle you.
Ok seriously though, the forums can be pretty welcoming if you realize the atmosphere. People here are always welcome to new ideas and new people, should those new ideas be ideas worth sharing and new people be people worth listening to. However if you push the boundaries between constructive criticism and ranting, or outside-the-box thinking and shitposting, people are quick to notice. Not to say a rant every now and then is always harmful, it helps to get frustrations out, should you do it in a civilized way, nor is shitposting never fun to give a few LOLs at. But, the simple question you must ask yourself before posting something is "Does this make me look like an idiot?" Whether it be criticizing the game, or suggesting new ideas, if the post comes across as "rude" or "toxic" people are likely to give you some flames, regardless of who you are, hell ask @Nail he'll tell you.
When I rejoined the forums after taking a long, Overwatch-related, hiatus (and also losing access to my old account), I received pretty much no toxicity or naysaying. And that's because I was respectful to the intelligence of the people on here, and gave my ideas in a way that people could fairly criticize (granted I had a bit of an advantage having been on the forums before, but hey that's what this post is for). Sometimes it's better to just tell a joke on a post that you don't really know a lot about to alleviate some tension, rather than say something that makes you look stupid.
So TL;DR, ask yourself "Does this make me look like an idiot?" before you post something, and if it doesn't, post away.

Comments

  • DeathiDeathi Posts: 495
    edited March 27

    Nah, nowadays most of the people nearly found out, it wasn't the "Nexon-Problem" all along. So, when ranting, you may have a 51% chance of hitting everyone's nerve, and not beeing called out an idiot... but probably still beeing "LoL"ed at. :P

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,381

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  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,381
    edited March 27

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    Post edited by GatoCommodore on
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  • PtilouiPtiloui Posts: 523

    And what about people that don't even care to look like an idiot ? :open_mouth: :wink:

  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,405
    edited March 27

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • teflonloveteflonlove Posts: 671

    @Ptiloui said:
    And what about people that don't even care to look like an idiot ? :open_mouth: :wink:

    You mean like @GatoCommodore who posts every message at least twice? And when called out mumbles something about unstable mobile connections but never can contain himself enough to wait until he's in an area with stable network? ;)

    There is no ELO acronym, the Elo rating is named after the guy who invented it.

  • MuddyGrenadeMuddyGrenade Posts: 439

    @teflonlove said:

    @Ptiloui said:
    And what about people that don't even care to look like an idiot ? :open_mouth: :wink:

    You mean like @GatoCommodore who posts every message at least twice? And when called out mumbles something about unstable mobile connections but never can contain himself enough to wait until he's in an area with stable network? ;)

    gaaaaaaaaasp

    you're reported....

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,381
    edited March 27

    @Deathi said:
    Nah, nowadays most of the people nearly found out, it wasn't the "Nexon-Problem" all along. So, when ranting, you may have a 51% chance of hitting everyone's nerve, and not beeing called out an idiot... but probably still beeing "LoL"ed at. :P

    @teflonlove said:

    @Ptiloui said:
    And what about people that don't even care to look like an idiot ? :open_mouth: :wink:

    You mean like @GatoCommodore who posts every message at least twice? And when called out mumbles something about unstable mobile connections but never can contain himself enough to wait until he's in an area with stable network? ;)

    no dude, thats real stuff.
    im not joking about that one.

    im currently using my phone as a router to my wifi router (USB router)

    it wasnt meant to be funny.

    Hammock - Oh the Bliss (Reinterpretation) | Far Cry 5
                                                                    
  • Mc1412013Mc1412013 Posts: 2,405
    edited March 27

    @GatoCommodore said:

    it wasnt meant to be funny.

    But the pic is funny

    Hey look i finaly got a sig , and nothing to put here

  • GatoCommodoreGatoCommodore Posts: 4,381

    @Mc1412013 said:
    @GatoCommodore said:

    it wasnt meant to be funny.

    But the pic is funny

    well, it werent supposed to.
    its a statement of mine that being fun in forum is allowed.

    Hammock - Oh the Bliss (Reinterpretation) | Far Cry 5
                                                                    
  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,747Special Editor

    @GatoCommodore said:

    @Mc1412013 said:
    @GatoCommodore said:

    it wasnt meant to be funny.

    But the pic is funny

    well, it werent supposed to.
    its a statement of mine that being fun in forum is allowed.

    This. This makes you look like an idiot. Oh wait, NOO NOO NO!O NO!ONON!O SORRY GATO!

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • XenithosXenithos Posts: 1,747Special Editor

    @MuddyGrenade said:
    After a few... events involving some newer forumgoers, I figured it would benefit everyone if there was some words of wisdom for newcomers to the forums, not necessarily the game.
    Alright, so Rule 1: Don't mess with @GatoCommodore. He will dismantle you.

    Seems legit. B)

    To be completely honest, thanks. Really appreciate the post you made. We're a quick dissecting group here, and asking the quite pertinent question of "does this make me look like an idiot" is pretty good. Other questions that I have to ask sometimes is "does anyone care" and "Is my tone insulting or is it disputing?"

    If your tone is crap, and you say something really good, it still kinda gets marred by your tone.

    I don't care how much you've played or how good your aim is - If you haven't touched the game at least twice in three months then I see your "opinion" as hot moot.

  • teflonloveteflonlove Posts: 671

    Well, that escalated quickly

    There is no ELO acronym, the Elo rating is named after the guy who invented it.

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