- Aug 12, 2008
Jeff's a rolling stone. I've posted in two abandoned Rat/ESEE forums now.
Hi Spark -
I think this site is one of, if not the best moderated site that I have been a member of on the internet.
There are a few notables that work overtime to keep the place civil.
I think the decision to leave over such an insignificant issue was a poor choice for the business of selling ESEE knives, but nobody asked my opinion.
I would not have known about the Izula without hearing about it on this very site.
The super mods on bladeforums are top-notch. Of all the places I visit, this has to be one of the most balanced forums in terms of rules vs freedoms. Sure I have scene some unfair actions from normal mods (red name right?) but nothing like other forums where you witness mods trolling people and banning those who fight back.
The fact remains they have a job to do.
People who can't understand this are going to be disappointed. It's nothing personal so get over it.
... and what we deal with everyday so when I am less than cordial think about how much crap I may have had to clean up all over the place. Your thread was 1 of 12 I had to edit and/or lock that day because of one thing or another.
Look, I hate to break it to you but not everything is a personal insult.Überich;9446497 said:wow, just wow. so you actually think it's ok to call peoples posts crap just because they don't fit inside your box?!
well you're a "supermod" so you do have means to an end. but don't wonder if people start to leave.
i'm just glad i was slow to pull the trigger on a gold membership - slow enough to see this bs unfold before i did...
i'm going to see how this develops before i jump ship though since i still like the idea to see all knife&gear-related user-generated information in one place.
it's a shame that even people with a common interest just can't get along. the human stain i guess...
And the haters hate because they simply follow the mob. They want to be one of the cool kids. They choose not to think for themselves because it's easier to have someone else do it for them.
If it wasnt for Blade Forums, i would have never heard of ESEE. Whatever the reasoning, it's a step backwards. Like the first proto-sapien deciding the open grass plains were too scary, and the deep, comforting forest was a safer place to be... way to de-evolve.
Also, all mods on all forums are power-trippers. the end.
Look, I hate to break it to you but not everything is a personal insult.
This sort of thin skinned "He called a bunch of posts crap, HOW DARE HE!" behavior is one of the most irksome things about moderator tasks. He wasn't even addressing you, and yet you managed to let it get under your skin. This childish attitude is not welcome here: you need to realize that the mods have a job to do, and part of their job is addressing with various problem posts, threads, and posters. If he calls someone's post crap, stuff, garbage, etc, and it's not yours... get over it. Pronto. Or beat feet elsewhere. Nobody is forcing you to buy a membership, and really if you are going to be mortally wounded by moderators taking action, I'm not sure you are a great fit for our community anyhow.
You want to get along? Then do so, because as far as I can tell nobody even mentioned your name. Otherwise don't turn a molehill into a mountain.
Hi Bob, why do you feel like you'd have to jump ship by joining their forum? Why can't you be a member of both? This is my favorite forum too but I'm on many others, including other knife forums, simply because this forum doesn't have dedicated sub forums for other knives I enjoy, like other forums do. For you to not join those and miss out on all the great knowledge on other forums doesn't make sense. I'm sure there are people on other forums that would appreciate the knowledge you could share with them over there too.
This is a great forum, but it's not the end all/ be all. I respect your opinion but why cheat yourself?