> There will be no "pontificating, posturing, soapboxing and fingerpointing"
> tolerated here. Also, this isn't a bitch, whine, piss and moan" forum. Any
> post/reply that fits into the above catagories and/or goes against the forum
> guidelines will be deleted and offender(s) disciplined accordingly.
That sounds like a REAL FUN place to go, doesn't it Paratech old buddy? Maybe you and I should go have a drink sometime and hang out because the Pinball World is ending? :)
> The Gods Made Visual Pinball And They Saw That It Was Good
> They Said To Play It Louder Than Heck,
> We Promised That We Would.
> When Losers Say It's Over With You Know That It's A Lie
> The Gods Made Visual Pinball And It's Never Gonna Die
So R&B are Gods now? Geeze. And someone said I have an ego?
> My Reply
> I don't mean to be rude, but this sounds kind of childish. Seriously, I may not
> agree with PacDude, Nicky Special, etc, etc, but it seems that rather than
> waging ideological warfare and 'ban anyone' / 'delete
Right you are. As I told our anonymous wanker friend below, if they had any wisdom, they'd ENCOURAGE free speech because by banning it, they're only going to create even more rebellion. You don't have to agree with me or even like me to see that this has gone too far. And while I may be "whining" or "crying" here, call me the crying man because it's all true. I hope this proves it once and for all to the people who think I've been exaggerating all this time. The only difference is the last time I willingly left. This time some coward booted me out. But it's starting to feel kind of cozy here at Retrogames.
I don't know...what do you think Paratech? Should we have a party here? I mean let's celebrate the soon coming downfall of the communist regime that VP Forums has become. I can kick it off with a near 100% accurate version of Dr. Who. Just got to get the Dalek EMReel animation perfected (or at least improved) first...
>Erie becase they're more broke
Erie, PA? We might not be as far away to have that drink as I thought. :)
> Having power means thinking before using it, if you think being a moderator
> gives you and iron fist, you mistook what it was all about...
They say power corrupts, but I never thought being the moderator of a message board would go this far. As far as I'm concerend, I've never seen anything that has made me think that VPForums ever even NEEDED moderation. It's not like all hell breaks loose every other day. So there's been some strong disagreement about modding rules, etc. Big Whoop. Those are might small fries compared to the things I've seen elsewhere.
Hell, I said as much many moons ago and even asked for a forum without moderation where people could let shit break loose once in awhile if needed to break up the tension over things like rules that go too far.... People thought no, that's bad. Let's support whatever our moderators say like good little robots.
Well I say ENOUGH. We don't need VPForums to do VP. It's just a friggin' MESSAGE BOARD for goodness sake. They're a dime a dozen. If this one is inadquate, we can always make a new one somewhere else. I did like AJ's new pinball server, though as it can now be kept up-to-date and it's in alpha order etc., but it's hardly neccessary to distribute tables and easily recreated if needed.
Personally I hate to see the community "split up" so-to-speak, but I don't see where the staff at VPForums is leaving much room for it now they've seem to have adopted our wanker friend's viewpoint about no arguing what-so-ever. Do we have to all have the same haircut and wear the same clothes now too? Get your official VP look-alike uniform now for only $19.95!
> Please reconsider this nonsense before the community destroys itself...
> Ok PacDude, this a community you care you were booted from? Sheesh, I might be
> joining you 'dude! LOL :) Bet you never saw that coming? :P
Hey, I'll buy the first round. Whatcha drinking?