Edited: 7/22/2013 7:31:38 AM PermalinkI know only the basics about the issue here, can someone please give me a run down? Without being incredibly biased at the same time...
7/25/2013 2:27:22 AM PermalinkForum war started 3 years ago to see who was "better". At the time, it was Eros vs. TOTW vs. Sapphire/HRG. The leaders of each group were just doing it for pretty much shits and giggles, then stopped it by 2011. Then that's when everyone caught on. Since TOTW got pretty much decimated a couple of months before the new site popped up and Eros isn't as active anymore, many of the forum members are looking to Sapphire to spread the "hate", even if it's blind. To shorten it up: The three main groups during the forum war were spreading "hate", not by the administration, but by some of the members just for fun. Then the main forums took it seriously and all 3 got hated on. Now that 2 of the 3 are pretty much dead, Sapphire is the only one left that's getting hate because of a silly event that wasn't even supposed to be taken seriously 3 years ago. I'm guessing it's more of a Bnet meme because I've been in all 3 groups around the beginning of each group and during the Group War, and I only know maybe one or 2 of the people that were former members of Sapphire. The rest aren't even in Sapphire, or even posted in Sapphire once, so it's just kids jumping onto the bandwagon.
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Edit: Didn't mean to make a thread but oh well. [quote] [b]Posted by: Harlow[/b] Not usually the type to preach this message, but I'll say it about this community. Give up. No really, leave. The administration/moderation here has no interest in doing any work to make the community even tolerable - the mute button is just an implemented feature so they finally have an excuse to just let you deal with your own shit. Random people aren't going to listen to fellow users in no positions of power like you or me, so if those with power don't care enough, then you're simply wasting your breath. Find another place to spend your free time, maybe one where community leaders actually give some effort into keeping things clean. [/quote] So here's what I don't get about Sapphire: Why do you want our attention? Why, if you're so convinced that the flood as a whole, is full of people you consider "intolerable," do you want us to pay attention to you? Look, I was absent during whatever time Sapphire arose and became hated by "The Flood," but the only things I've seen it do in the time I've been back is post inflammatory threads that you [i]openly[/i] admitted were designed to attract interest. [i][b]Why?[/b][/i] Do you want to change the culture here? Are you really so fantastically ignorant that you think the arbitrary distinctions between Sapphire's culture and The Flood's culture make Sapphire "correct"? Because all I see is someone whining that the moderators of this site won't force everyone to adapt to their mindset, which wouldn't work even if they did try that. On top of that, for all your supposed "moral superiority," the fact that that the only way you can seem to think of to spread your message is trolling is -blam!-ing pathetic. Leave or don't, but don't act like the moderators owe you a site that fits your sensitivities. The mute function is a ridiculously great step in that direction anyway, and you piss on it because someone won't press it for you.