So what you're saying @Wulfgar is that theBump felt it necessary to implement a rule that forces new posters to follow the TOU (ie. Read the stickies, learn the lingo/etiquette before posting) in order to keep the integrity of that particular board's culture? That was always the rule. Now they just make you wait and pray the new poster actually pays attention. When if the noobs had done what was asked of them (ie learn the rules before posting) they would never have been attacked in the first place.
I'm confused why the admins would then ban users for responding to posters who were not being compliant with the outlined process; respecting each board's unwritten rules. That suggests to me the existing users were punished for the new posters' mistakes.
Someone tell me I'm wrong...Because if you can't provide some reasonable alternative explanation the TheBump is just feeding you some BS packaged as candy.
Sounds like what my wife was telling me about. I'm not much interested in straying from this board, people seem pretty civil here
While I'm waiting for my account to be deactivated...
First, I'll admit to where I'm incorrect. The three day rule has been in effect for some time, to prevent trolls and such from just popping back up, etc. I'll own that one. But this exchange is exactly what you have said is the issue. I (not being fully aware of the rules) made an incorrect statement. But did you actually listen to my question asking for the evidence against? No, you simply disagreed with my assertion and said "your wrong".
I think most people are looking for two things:
1) look and read before you post. Most of the answers are already there. 2) if you have an opinion back it up with some facts. If you have no justification for something, then don't feel upset when someone provides evidence against your view. It doesn't mean it's a personal attack every single time. They just have differing views and they might have done some research. I welcome differing views AND the rational for them. Keeping like company offers little room to grow.
However, your response to me isn't even what I'm talking about @polooo27. My issue is not with any of you its that a resource was unjustly taken away. I've had good conversation, quality debate, and learned a great deal from the numerous people no longer here. Just because there has been no drama from guys or women on this particular board recently doesn't mean what's happened is justified.
This is the idea that it doesn't matter who is persecuted, who is being targeted, etc. I am in no way saying this is on the scale of more egregious offenses throughout history, but it's the same mentality that one doesn't care who is targeted for their ideas/believes/religion as long as it's not you. You have every right to feel that way, But I also have the right to my position. I find "it's not my problem" to be very dismissive to the issue.