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4/26/2009 11:55:46 PM
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It's like a Cycle

When I say a Cycle I am talking about the Bungie community itself. I will be honest, I don't come as often anymore. However when I do it seems like the only thing that ever is changing is the graphics of the website itself. The community always seems to stay the same. Same people, same events, same groups, same threads, same questions, same memes, same policies, and the list may go on. I know that this is one of the reasons I tend not to visit as often, because well. It seems like nothing interesting happens much. I see the same "known" community members always here, as if they never get less satisfied of the activities and bored of things. It is almost as if they are always finding something within the semi-limited resources available to make something of it. Even though in my opinion the reality is it is still the same. I really don't see much new, is it that most active members participating actively within this community just wanting to help? Are you guys here to become known and make friends with the other community members here? Or do you have no general reason but just come and become part of the cycle? Things seem to be slowing as well too. And my main reason for still coming here is mainly unknown, I guess a little of just wandering and reading things but never participating. It seems like I used to be here all the time posting and participating, and now I read the Bungie Blog and that is about it. Sure I know alot of you come here because you love the game and the atmosphere of the developers, people, and the community itself. And I agree with that too, and I assume that is another reason I wander here. But I have a question for the members here that are always actively participating, that have been here for awhile, and well appear to not notice the cycling events and such. Have you guys ever even got bored of the community, do you notice what I view as this cycling community? And if you do why and what do you do to stop yourself from drifting away? Or what is it that stops you? I always find myself drifting away because nothing catches my interest, and nothing seems to be new and exciting enough to be worth getting involved and participating in. I understand that this is a strong matter of my opinion too. I'm tempted to say I would like things within the community to change but I don't know how or what would be satisfying and how it would be changed. I don't know why I made this thread either... randomness

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  • [i]Disclaimer: I only read the first paragraph of the original post[/i] With that being said, unless Scotty did a complete 180 after that first paragraph, I agree completely. Hell, I've mentioned it a few times myself; that's why I sometimes take prolonged absences from this site. (Not bans.) Due to being in college, and aside from the occasional weekend bender, I'm on my laptop much more now, usually procrastinating on some homework, so that kind of explains why I personally am around more. Anyway, I may be generalizing here, but I can only assume that after the average member is here for awhile, they get bored and branch out to private groups or other community sites. (New Flood, #Moap, HBO, NeoGaf....whatever the hell that is.)

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] elmicker You've been here a year and you're already posting "it's dead jim." threads? Cripes. Kids these days eh?[/quote]I don't think time spent here should be an indicator on the validity of somebody's post. Rather, their ideas are what really matter. It's a discussion forum after all.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Screecherz [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Chronic or otherwise, there should be consequences. Back in 05 was considered a troll, after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote]I dont think elitism is the force at play here as much as the attraction to power is. Moderators and Employees, while more authoritative, are given that extra degree of freedom because they obviously still know how to handle their power. Not that it is right, or by any standardized reason acceptable, but to be quite honest nearly everyone finds it enjoyable.[/quote] That is yet another thing I find disappointing, that alot if not most of the elitism is from the newer moderators, and the older members, or basically anyone that is friends with the older members and newer mods. You should expect the opposite, you would expect an example from those people.

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  • i agree and disagree, but you made some good points, so i will just leave it at that

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  • It seems this thread is having a Cycle as well.

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  • Although the hero of every age of light is different, every dark age is ushered in by the same beast - a transient divinity that seeks only conflict -

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] MR DROZ [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] heyyou9974 I do find my self spending less and less time on the Public Forums and more on other Community sites and Private groups. [/quote] Same. Every once in a while I come across new members that need a point in the right dirrection, which I'm always happy to do. [b]Ass[/b]ide from that, I've been spending most time in private groups lately.[/quote] Come on now Droz, behave! But as I said before, the private groups now seem to be more welcoming, and more fun that these forums,

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] heyyou9974 I do find my self spending less and less time on the Public Forums and more on other Community sites and Private groups. [/quote] Same. Every once in a while I come across new members that need a point in the right dirrection, which I'm always happy to do. Asside from that, I've been spending most time in private groups lately.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Breadisgood91 So people have always been complaining about Halo 3? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Scapegoat413 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Back in 05 was considered a troll[?], after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote] But that means things have changed since then, right? So it's [i]not[/i] a cycle![/quote] Yes, on a personal level it has. As a community, no, no it hasn't. [/quote][/quote] There will always be users and gamers complaining about Halo 3, it's the nature of the beast. Raise a community around a popular entertainment sensation and watch them turn. It happened to Star Wars and it's happening to Halo. Out with the old, in with the new.

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  • So people have always been complaining about Halo 3? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Scapegoat413 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Back in 05 was considered a troll[?], after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote] But that means things have changed since then, right? So it's [i]not[/i] a cycle![/quote] Yes, on a personal level it has. As a community, no, no it hasn't. [/quote]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Scapegoat413 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Back in 05 was considered a troll[?], after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote] But that means things have changed since then, right? So it's [i]not[/i] a cycle![/quote] Yes, on a personal level it has. As a community, no, no it hasn't.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Back in 05 was considered a troll[?], after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote] But that means things have changed since then, right? So it's [i]not[/i] a cycle!

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  • It's kinda like, when two girls make out, it's hot. Two guys? Not so much. If it's funny, great. Carry on, I say!

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Chronic or otherwise, there should be consequences. Back in 05 was considered a troll, after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.[/quote]I dont think elitism is the force at play here as much as the attraction to power is. Moderators and Employees, while more authoritative, are given that extra degree of freedom because they obviously still know how to handle their power. Not that it is right, or by any standardized reason acceptable, but to be quite honest nearly everyone finds it enjoyable.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] N1CK5TER This is definitely true. I agree with heyyou about the private groups as well. I've gotten to be pretty friendly with mods and admins of several private groups/communities, a feat which is much harder out of the public forums. I still come here once in a while, but things are pretty much static in discussion and topics. That's not to say I no longer enjoy the forums and community. Just that it's interesting. [/quote]That's the same way with me, it's all the same and it gets boring IMO(not complaining) This is only my third post this month for example...

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Screecherz [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Which raises the question, how many users are trolls on this site?[/quote]Everbody is at one point, as even moderators and employees have proven. Do you mean chronic trolls?[/quote] Chronic or otherwise, there should be consequences. Back in 05 was considered a troll, after I received a ban or two that changed. I just find it odd that whenever a ninja trolls it's completely acceptable. This is where the controversial subject of elitism comes into play.

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  • Sorry not everyone is perfect like you. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Breadisgood91 MAYBE THESE THREAD HAVE MERIT! [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Slayer [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Atomsk A33 Each cycle would be presaged by the appearance of a great comet, foretelling the rise of savior or destroyer. Each golden age would give way to one of darkness, when foul things would stir beneath the earth, and evil spirits would plague the land. In turn, each dark age would fall to one of light; the evil would pass from the land just as the comet from the sky.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiVXigrjjQ]You spin me right round baby right round, like a record baby right round, round, round[/url]?[/quote] Oh look! Another mod indulging himself in the art of "troll". I thought you mod types held yourselves to much higher standards than that? I guess I was wring in more ways than one, what a surprise. Maybe these thread DO have some merit! [/quote][/quote] I guess I should have seen that one coming from a continent away. One grammatical error and you find yourself nailed to the cross. Which raises the question, how many users are trolls on this site?[/quote]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob Which raises the question, how many users are trolls on this site?[/quote]Everbody is at one point, as even moderators and employees have proven. Do you mean chronic trolls?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Breadisgood91 MAYBE THESE THREAD HAVE MERIT! [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Slayer [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Atomsk A33 Each cycle would be presaged by the appearance of a great comet, foretelling the rise of savior or destroyer. Each golden age would give way to one of darkness, when foul things would stir beneath the earth, and evil spirits would plague the land. In turn, each dark age would fall to one of light; the evil would pass from the land just as the comet from the sky.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiVXigrjjQ]You spin me right round baby right round, like a record baby right round, round, round[/url]?[/quote] Oh look! Another mod indulging himself in the art of "troll". I thought you mod types held yourselves to much higher standards than that? I guess I was wring in more ways than one, what a surprise. Maybe these thread DO have some merit! [/quote][/quote] I guess I should have seen that one coming from a continent away. One grammatical error and you find yourself nailed to the cross. Which raises the question, how many users are trolls on this site? [Edited on 04.28.2009 7:36 PM PDT]

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  • MAYBE THESE THREAD HAVE MERIT! [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Reptilian Rob [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Slayer [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Atomsk A33 Each cycle would be presaged by the appearance of a great comet, foretelling the rise of savior or destroyer. Each golden age would give way to one of darkness, when foul things would stir beneath the earth, and evil spirits would plague the land. In turn, each dark age would fall to one of light; the evil would pass from the land just as the comet from the sky.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiVXigrjjQ]You spin me right round baby right round, like a record baby right round, round, round[/url]?[/quote] Oh look! Another mod indulging himself in the art of "troll". I thought you mod types held yourselves to much higher standards than that? I guess I was wring in more ways than one, what a surprise. Maybe these thread DO have some merit! [/quote]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Slayer [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Atomsk A33 Each cycle would be presaged by the appearance of a great comet, foretelling the rise of savior or destroyer. Each golden age would give way to one of darkness, when foul things would stir beneath the earth, and evil spirits would plague the land. In turn, each dark age would fall to one of light; the evil would pass from the land just as the comet from the sky.[/quote] [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiVXigrjjQ]You spin me right round baby right round, like a record baby right round, round, round[/url]?[/quote] Oh look! Another mod indulging himself in the art of "troll". I thought you mod types held yourselves to much higher standards than that? I guess I was wring in more ways than one, what a surprise. Maybe these threads DO have some merit! [Edited on 04.28.2009 7:31 PM PDT]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SCOTTY OWNS U same threads[/quote]I love it.

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  • [i]This is not the first time I've seen this thread...[/i] And yes, unfortunately you are stating the obvious, and to be frank under my belief, nothing else more. Good conversation starter though ;)

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  • This is definitely true. I agree with heyyou about the private groups as well. I've gotten to be pretty friendly with mods and admins of several private groups/communities, a feat which is much harder out of the public forums. I still come here once in a while, but things are pretty much static in discussion and topics. That's not to say I no longer enjoy the forums and community. Just that it's interesting.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] lXlButterzlXl [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] mahspoonis2big Actually, you know what, we're both girls. Message4pix.[/quote] I can't believe it...two girls i wunt pix![/quote] Yes. I am a girl too. Since we are both female, why don't we send each other pictures of ourselves? You first.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] mahspoonis2big Actually, you know what, we're both girls. Message4pix.[/quote] I can't believe it...two girls i wunt pix! [Edited on 04.28.2009 5:42 PM PDT]

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