Pretty much sums it up, people.
I took a short break away from NerfHaven, and joined another forum (unrelated to Nerf). Know what? There are goofballs, idiots, butt-wipes, eggheads, dweebers, and every other kind of social classification possible there, too.
But you know what? Everyone knows where everyone stands without having to remind each other every three posts.
If there's a slight spelling error, if everyone knows what's going on, it's let go. If the whole post reeks of first-grade dribble, it's either "moderated", or eliminated altogether.
Being away made me a more tolerant person when it comes to forums. Yes, we're still snobby about things like halfway decent grammar and posting things that make some sense with Nerf, but I won't go correcting every new member about things so trivial it makes me look like an anal-retentive doofus with no life.
Member number no longer means much; as we have deleted 60% of the new registrations through spam filtering. Members after October 2006 make up more than half of the membership.
Post count means absolutely nothing here (in my opinion), as I see way too many one and two-word posts as though it would actually make a difference.
I've come to the realization that this forum will always be populated with young people who either don't, or won't, correct themselves and conduct themselves with even halfway decent forum etiquette. Y'alls don't behave in shopping malls and out in public; why would I think that you'd behave any better on a discussion forum? I've decided to not get too bent out of shape on the forums.
But I will do my part to "moderate" post threads, and take administrative action against repeat violators. But the past threats and such don't seem to work. So I'll just take it in my own hands and dispense a little bit of "street style" moderation. So when you don't see so-and-so posting anymore, and wonder "where did he go?"... you might have a clue.
I guess I put it best in what I said awhile back. Take NerfHaven as it is. There's no fences holding anyone in. If it's that miserable to bear, there's other sites to go to. One member even took it upon himself to make "the better Nerf forums and site", and show us how it's done. I don't think it exists anymore.
-Piney- of White Dog Hobbies Armory
<!--quoteo(post=209846:date=Feb 5 2009, 06:27 PM:name=boom)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(boom @ Feb 5 2009, 06:27 PM)
It's to bad you live in hawaii I bet there are not many wars there.Wait what am I saying<b> you live in hawaii you lucky bastard.</b>