What ever happened to a nice, decent forum conversation? Why is it one or two people have to show up to ruin a good time?
In case you’re wondering what I am talking about, go over to either Realgurus.com or forums.realsoftware.com, and start looking for Icon, OregonBlount, or his latest, UnableToCompile. (I forgot what his last one was, that’s how sick of him I am!) One minute, you think he’s a nice, innocent, misunderstood individual who’s only trying to help you, and the next, he’s got nothing better to do than to throw up some smartass remarks of how he hates the software and wishes the company to burn – on their web site!
But this isn’t what has me burned to a crisp – oh no. This latest stunt he pulled, which can no longer be viewed, since the forum administrators (wisely) removed said picture the next day. (For those who missed it, it was row upon rows of Nazi’s in uniform – not a welcoming committee I’d like to face!) Then, to make matters worse, he compared the recent Real World convention to that.
I don’t have problems with people who don’t like stuff – so long as they respect the people who do like it. So you like Microsoft Windows over Mac OS X or Linux – fine, just respect the fact that I may like those instead, and there’s no problem. Don’t shove it down my throat of how much better Windows is than either of those two, Don’t try to piss me off or get into mind games, and DON’T, DON’T, DON’T throw hatred or other mean-spirited images and sounds into how much you hate something!
And, should you have such hatred for something or someone in that much of a sense, take it up with the person or company, not everyone who likes the person or uses the product! Unless they robbed you blind or did something to hurt or kill you, quit skywalkering to us, because we don’t want to hear your whiny ___! Chalk it up as a bad product/person and move the hell along.
If you see someone doing this, warn them to knock it off. Help them if you can. If they carry their whining on after that, smack them in the back of the head with a baseball bat, because talking to them won’t help. Don’t play their games, don’t let them escalate, and don’t let them get you into trouble, because it ain’t worth it.
And now, to tone down my angry response on that forum… 😦
(EDIT: Since this morning when this post originally hit the fans, The forum administrators at forums.realsoftware.com have removed any and alll postings relating to said topic or this S.O.B. Good job – granted, now this whole posting looks stupid, since no one will know what the hell I am talking about, but any reference to the offending piece has been removed as well, meaning certain offensive messages won’t spread.
There is also – in bold lettering, no less – a [BANNED] next to his name. Don’t know if they booted his butt, because the official “this user has been banned” isn’t on there, but I hope they took it one step further and arrested him, as it’s been his fourth or fifth time banned.
And if they didn’t, well… they showed more mercy than I would have.) 🙂