I am not a moderator or an administrator here at NerfHaven and this is not a form of backseat moderating, but I do have the blessings of Groove, one of the founders of Nerfhaven, when it comes in reference to this topic. I am not here to berate someone for disobeying the CoC or other guidelines of this forum, simply to point out everything that has been annoying me and many of the other members here.
Now on to my task at hand. In the past I have occasionally sent a PM to users that were getting out of hand to steer them in the right direction to further their time here at the Haven. If someone was still a problem, then I would notify an admin, usually Pineapple, to take care of things. I have now realized how time consuming that was and have reduced my efforts considerably. I did this moreso to avoid flaming someone in the forums, but things didn't change. Lately I have been bashing people right out in public, but it still seems to not be working, so now I am at the brink.
Things have gotten completely out of hand here with many of the new users. The admins have been busy with "real life" issues and the only one that has been online consistently has been ompa. I'm pretty sure that, save for 5-10 posts in the past few weeks, every post he has made has been to reprimand someone for doing something stupid. This is what has brought me to the brink. Now I am crossing that line.
If your name appears in this topic, it is because you are one of those people that has pissed me off in the past with your actions here and it needs to be shown that you are a problem. I joined these forums as originally a collector, with no regard for anything other than to expand my collection. Then found a love for nerfing, and later, modding. I am also a member of NHQ, but I consider the Haven my home. How would you all feel if someone was trashing your home, with no regard for how you wanted things to be? You'd be pretty fuckin' pissed of too!
Let's start with all of the concept threads that have been sprouting up all over forums. We have ty23's "Air and Spring Powered Longshot", Viper_Bravo's "Longshot Co2 Mod Concept", and dartmaster01's "Automatic Gun Idea", to name a few. I recall that Pineapple had posted in the News forum that concept threads will no longer be tolerated. If you aren't going to try it yourself and just pool us for info, with no intention of ever really going through with it, then stop wasting our fuckin' time! If the concept is possible, you won't find out unless you try it for yourself. That is how this hobby got started. If it isn't going to work, you will be the first to know.
Next up on my list of annoyances is not posting your topic in the right forum. Here we have nerfer125 "R There Any Nerfers In Conyers,ga? " in both General Nerf and Off-Topic (should be in Nerf Wars), "Automatic Gun Idea" in General Nerf (should be in Mods Forum), foo fighter's "Sonic Bazooka Air Leak" in General nerf (should be in Mods Forum), and many others. The forums are pretty easy to understand. If it is about a mod, whether completed or a problem with one, then it belongs in Modifications. If it is about where there might be some nerfers in your area or about an upcoming event, it goes in Nerf Wars. If it is about useless shit not related to Nerf, go to Off-Topic. General Nerf is for topics discussing new things you saw, product information, and other GENERAL topics. When the topic is more specific, it has a place to go. Not a hard concept.
My next pet peeve is the biggest one of them all for many people here, especially ompa. Those that most likely never read the Code of Conduct, the rules that govern how you will act here, and those that don't believe in using proper English skills. I'm not going to list everyone that is a problem with this as there are too many. If I wanted to work to decipher a message, I would have became a codebreaker when I was in the Air Force. I mean, how hard is it to type something coherent? If you have a problem with spelling, plug your posts into a program with a spell checker so that it is good for posting. If grammar is your problem, same thing applies. If you use AIM and L33t speak, then think about where you are. This is not an MMORPG or an instant messenger program. This is not the screen on your phone that you probably only use for text messaging. This is a fuckin' forum. A place where people with like minds trade information. No one should have to read your posts more than once to figure out what you are saying.
This next one was just atrocious. G-force is the annoying fuck for this one. There was an 11-year old suspended from the forums for obvious reasons. After the deed was done, G-force was happy and gloating about it. How the fuck old are you, since it seems that you aren't much older than Spyder? What was the point of that?
This one goes out to the post whores. Those people that have barely been here 6 months, yet have more posts than me. Do you really have to post on every thread? You just got into nerfing and you seem to have something to say about everything, yet most of your comments are the same. "WOW!" "That's cool!" "Great mod!" You do realize that more posts doesn't make you any less of a pathetic piece of shit? I logged in one day and clicked to look at the new posts since I was last on, and the same name was the last to comment on 10 threads! Instead of living on these forums and having a comment for everything you see, log out and either nerf or mod something.
This is all I can think of at 3 AM that has been pissing me the fuck off. I will post more as it happens and when I remember it. I am sick and fuckin' tired of people dragging my favorite place through the dirt with their childish bullshit and their disregard for how things run here. Piss me off again, I dare you!
Oh by the way, if you are one of the fuckers that is the problem here and you post in your wonderfully annoying style, I will tear you apart right here. I am fed up with the bullshit and not holding back any longer. You should all start praying for me to go back to the polite PM system.
Edited by badger, 04 May 2008 - 04:40 PM.