- Jun 16, 2007
There is no more interesting discussions going on that don't immediately get torn to shreds by the holy trinity of Level, Spectre and prizrak.
To recap, this time it wasn't Cellos's going incandescent with rage for Jalopnik saying the radiator cap of a Fiat was somewhat leaky or LeV name-calling over guns/politics.
As for the "holy trinity", they don't seem to post much anymore. So D-Fence is not the only one tired of this.
...even LeVel with the harebrained news from youtube at least seems passionate in his youthful naivity.
Haven't checked this thread in a while but yikes - my name sure has come up a lot.I met @LeVeL briefly about seven years ago, I have skyped with @Spectre more times than I can count and @prizrak sounds like a decent dude as well - guys, can't you see you are killing the very community you are part of, one keyboard warrior I-am-superior-to-you-all post at a time?
The political subforum has been a dumpster fire for a long time, which is why I've stopped posting there (yet people still continue to tag me in it). The rest of the forum has mostly been fine, imho, even though some political BS seeps in once in a while. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of the hostility from the heated political discussions have become personal grudges. I try (and sometimes fail, I admit) not to make things personal outside of that political forum - for example, as @Dr_Grip mentioned, I've met him and I harbor no negativity whatsoever towards him personally. That said, I wouldn't even consider going to ring meet, for example, knowing that it would get downright nasty towards me on a personal level (the very first post on the 2019 ring meet thread is political against conservatives, for fuck's sake).
The forum has become nasty and hostile. It didn't used to be like that, not even when I (stupidly and immaturely) got @thevictor390 's original RX8 thread closed (for which I've apologized to him personally), we seemed to move on from that. We don't move on anymore. For example, I haven't been part of this discussion until this post and yet look at the name-calling and accusations I quoted above. I've honestly thought about creating a new profile and starting here from scratch. It sucks - I used to consider myself part of this community but nowadays I just can't be bothered to devote time to the site when I know that anything I post will be met with some sort of personal attack or, at best, sarcasm. Hell, I can't even post a dashcam video of someone almost hitting me without someone accusing me of wrongdoing. Many of you might feel the same way about me but I'm not really interested in getting into yet another finger-pointing match about it, so I've stopped posting for the most part and I just browse and read.
I'm glad Alex can't see this shit. By the way, do we even have any moderators anymore?