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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM #1
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Anyone else noticing an increase in trolling/douchebaggery on Pbn lately?

Seriously. In the past week, I've been involved in threads where people just come out of nowhere and throw down attitudes like we're in a high-school cheerleader's forum. What gives?

From a personal standpoint, I know that some of my posts are heavily opinionated and I expect some disagreement -- but what I've been noticing is that those disagreements are increasingly being made into personal attacks and just plain stupid, immature comments (these have not all been directed toward me by any means; I've noticed it across the board).

Maybe I've just moved on from the modern mode of conversation (I am getting up there in years) -- insult people who try to help, talk **** to anybody who claims to have a background worth listening to, and more or less just be an asshat. When I grew up, I was taught to at least listen to people before launching into a tirade...

TL/DR: Can we not have gentleman's disagreements anymore? Can we not have civil discussions?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:36 PM #2
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:48 PM #3
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^^LoL!!! Maybe that's it. Though it seems lately like some of the threads themselves are the bait!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:58 PM #4
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I think there is an increase in people seeing in absolutes. They think that their opinions are law and stand above and beyond those of others. Many cannot differentiate between factual analysis and perception resulting in crap talking and spitballing.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:19 PM #5
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This forum is not the appropriate place for a thread like this. Try the off topic or small talk forums.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:16 PM #6
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^^This is the forum where I've seen it the most. I don't think it would hurt for people to see it. If you're a mod and it's an inappropriate thread, then delete it. Didn't think so. But thanks for your concern.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:26 PM #7
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^^This is the forum where I've seen it the most. I don't think it would hurt for people to see it. If you're a mod and it's an inappropriate thread, then delete it. Didn't think so. But thanks for your concern.
>Complains about the forum being immature
>Posts thread in a completely unrelated forum and when a user shows him his mistake he passively aggressively shuts him down

Interesting albeit hypocritical.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:36 PM #8
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In real life, the paintball community is (usually) extremely chill, accepting, and overall awesome. But on the internet it seems like 90% of the people who play are douches.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:29 PM #9
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>Complains about the forum being immature
>Posts thread in a completely unrelated forum and when a user shows him his mistake he passively aggressively shuts him down

Interesting albeit hypocritical.
If that's the way you want to read it...

I was hoping to get people thinking about this and maybe, by some miracle, take it as a reason to improve their behavior. Maybe I'm asking too much.
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In real life, the paintball community is (usually) extremely chill, accepting, and overall is awesome. But on the internet it seems like 90% of the people who play are douches.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:25 AM #11
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:06 AM #12
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Forums in all forms are like the Mos Eisley of the internet... a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

That being said, we all have bad days and opinions we are passionate about. Whether they are right or wrong. When you get this many people together in one spot there are bound to be people who don't get along. I just try to avoid the people I tend to disagree with and try and stay off the forums when I'm feeling particularly pissy.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:35 PM #14
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:31 PM #15
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This forum is not the appropriate place for a thread like this. Try the off topic or small talk forums.
L'dMAO!! when i first read this a while ago i just knew a "Thread Location" Nazi would show up.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:42 PM #16
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Does that make me the 95%
Depends, do you wipe? I don't see a 98% of paintballers do something in your sig so I think it does.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:39 PM #18
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^^You caught me. I am, in fact, a lowly noob. Therefore my opinion is null and void. I have no background in playing by which to base my opinions. My join date (I hate to bring this out) was probably hacked -- I really just started an account last week. Come to think of it, I've never actually played paintball. I just join sites like Pbn and talk about it.







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Old 02-20-2013, 11:24 AM #19
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Forums in all forms are like the Mos Eisley of the internet... a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

That being said, we all have bad days and opinions we are passionate about. Whether they are right or wrong. When you get this many people together in one spot there are bound to be people who don't get along. I just try to avoid the people I tend to disagree with and try and stay off the forums when I'm feeling particularly pissy.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:53 PM #20
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:08 AM #21
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