Asuka wrote:No, I definitely get what you're saying, BitRunner. The way I've seen it is that the closer Home got to Open Beta, the worse the PS Home Forums got. It spiraled further and further out of control with each wave of invites, and it was lost once the stress testers came in (I still wish I could've seen Home before then...*sigh*).
This site is a breath of fresh air away from the nonsense over at PSU, and I'm glad it was created. ^_^
Well, I have to admit, that I was posting on the public Home forums back in early 2008, and there were a lot of people bitching back then too, but not to the hateful degree that they are now. Once I got into the closed beta (back around September), the air definitely changed going from the open to the closed beta forums, discussions were obviously a lot more civil in the CB forums. I fully expected like Teddy said (later in this thread) though that there would be an influx of really pissed off people once OB was released and it didn't have all of the anticipated features. Basically what I'm saying is, I can't in any way claim that I'm "old school" when it comes to the Home community (I have been following Home though since it was first advertised), but I've been around long enough to see the big difference.
The culture over in the open beta forums has drastically changed from the time I first started posting there until now. Now I see jokers like BobTheEnzyteGuy and Gamesharq trolling peoples' threads for lulz, and other people love to join in instead of stepping up and beating them down, and the trolling always slips by moderation. Then you have moderators spending their time deleting any threads longer than 2 sentences, just to make sure that everyone posts suggestions on the suggestions threads. The end result is that it's a total waste of time now. I'm not even going to get into the HC for now except to say that I've dubbed it the "n00b conference", and Proph is a wolf in snake's clothing (as opposed to sheep's clothing since he's so obvious). I think like Ducky said, miasma is the perfect word to describe it all.
I like the system over here better anyway, segmented forums (some about Home and some not), and it shows you flags on new threads/replies instead of literally bringing about a culture where people only care about the first 2 pages. It just makes a lot more sense.