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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it just me????

OK, is it just me or do most of the people who chime in on threads lately seem like a bunch of a$$holes??? It just seems to me that when I start reading a thread whether its a new topic or one that's been covered to death it always ends up with people being jags. If someone starts a new topic that's been covered many times the get railed for it and are told to use the search button, but if they use the search button and revive an old thread the get killed for that as well??? I think people need to realize that there are new members that were not part of the discussion originally. The reason I bring this up is that I just don't see too many of the old members around much anymore and wondered if this is part of the reasoning? I know for me I still visit this site often but I find myself coming here less and less because the bitching just gets old. For the most part when I do come here its not to talk music but more or less the off topic stuff that has nothing to do with music. I don't know maybe its just me?
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I think there is already a thread about this--use the search function to find it.



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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 05:03 PM
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no it's not your imagination
it's guitar players......always been that way
personally i can't stand em
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I think there is already a thread about this--use the search function to find it.
lol...sorry but that was funny...

On a more serious note, I'm on this site regularly and I haven't really noticed that...I've seen a couple of posts that I didn't necessarily care for but I find that the majority of people I chat with on this site seem pretty cool...I may rib guys like you & elcid about the Blackhawks but those are just good natured jabs... I would have to say that I find most people on this site pretty supportive.

I hear what you're saying about the search thread thing...stuff like "which pickups should I put in x guitar" comes up alot and I've seen a few of those folks directed to use the search function and I get why they are told to do so but I also think it shouldn't be that big a deal if someone wants to start a new thread on something like that...but maybe I'm not understanding the big picture on that kinda stuff...

Maybe a few folks out there could have a bit more empathy at times but overall I think that the majority of people on this site seem pretty cool...
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no it's not your imagination
it's guitar players......always been that way
personally i can't stand em


Ya I'm with ya....Damn Hippies!!!

The ribbing is all good, sometimes It just seems that some people take the forum wayyyyyy to serious but maybe it was just the few that I happened to read. As for the hawks well let the ribbing continue and will just have to chase Luongo from the net....again.
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Ya I'm with ya....Damn Hippies!!!

The ribbing is all good, sometimes It just seems that some people take the forum wayyyyyy to serious but maybe it was just the few that I happened to read. As for the hawks well let the ribbing continue and will just have to chase Luongo from the net....again.
agreed with every thing said but this. i play guitar and hate being called a hippie .
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 07:05 PM
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I believe the last hippie died at Altamont
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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As for the hawks well let the ribbing continue and will just have to chase Luongo from the net....again.
Please see the NHL BS thread.......sorry I just couldn't resist it...u r the one who said let the ribbing continue
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OK, is it just me or do most of the people who chime in on threads lately seem like a bunch of a$$holes??? It just seems to me that when I start reading a thread whether its a new topic or one that's been covered to death it always ends up with people being jags. If someone starts a new topic that's been covered many times the get railed for it and are told to use the search button, but if they use the search button and revive an old thread the get killed for that as well??? I think people need to realize that there are new members that were not part of the discussion originally. The reason I bring this up is that I just don't see too many of the old members around much anymore and wondered if this is part of the reasoning? I know for me I still visit this site often but I find myself coming here less and less because the bitching just gets old. For the most part when I do come here its not to talk music but more or less the off topic stuff that has nothing to do with music. I don't know maybe its just me?
It's a tricky one, but I do see your point of view entirely. Also, it doesn't just happen to noobs.

My attitude is this: If someone asks a question, particularly someone new and I can help out, I do. Principally because when I started out a lot of people did that for me, and to be honest the whole point of a forum is to discuss ideas. Not all of them are entirely worth while, but there you go. No new threads = tired forum: content > everything.

I would rather someone did some research first and qualify their questions better ("I have an rg350 and I want to put Evo's in. I have read they are shrill, has anyone else found this") rather than just the usual "what pickups do I want" type stuff.

Jemsite has had a bit of a reputation in the past as not always being that helpful or friendly, which I haven't always agreed with, but there are sometimes easier places to get advice. I guess you can liken it to meeting a tourist who's just got off the plane and asks for directions. Would you try and help, or shrug and tell them to go and buy a map and stop asking people? We had a similar discussion about grammar a while back, and the spate of people correcting other people's spelling etc.. If you did that to a stranger in a pub you would most likely get a slap. Just because it is on the internet doesn't mean it isn't poor manners.

Resurrecting 5yr old threads is fecking tedious though
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I have to agree with fractionallz. I am a new/old member. I started here in 2003. After many people letting me know what a noob I was, I left for several years. Within the last few months my son, IBZRG1527prestige, happened onto the site and became a member. He found a couple of my old posts and suggested that I come back. Since I have, I've found All of you to be quite helpfull and informative. Even when I offended death metaler's, they were kind when letting me know that I offended them. I promptly apologized, as my statements were wrong. I am now proud to be amongst the Jemsiters again, and can only hope you'll all be able to tolerate my "Noobness" for awhile longer.

One more thing...... GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!
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...and everytine I point out the search function, it's either because the OP didn't know it existed, or someone was too lazy to do some research and wanted to be spoon fed.



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or maybe they just wanted someone to talk to
but you showed up
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I have been on here almost since the beginning and I can tell you that it goes in cycles. People come and go it is the nature of the beast. Generally the progression is as follows. People show up, learn a lot, pass on that knowledge, get bored of guitars, chat about other stuff, bitch about the new kids, then leave. Then new people come and it starts over.

I don't think people are any worse in manners now than in the past. That being said if someone is being quite rude then call them on it or report it and we will look into it.
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...it always ends up with people being jags.
ROTFL!
Yup, this pretty much sums up 80% of the Internet!

Seriously, though, this brings up a good point. Everyone of us was a noob at some point. Something to think about.
And about not being a noob to online forums in general (i.e. not using search).... well, this should be something they start teaching in school now, eh?
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Also, while my "use the search" comments are more for enlightening folks of an overlooked feature, I'm generally lighthearted about it. There are a few grumps on board that seem to just chime into threads with negative comments in no relation to the OP--this crappy attitude can really put new members off. My advice for new bros, and old bros coming back, is to just let it roll off. There are far more members willing to contribute than the ones that put themselves up on a golden pedestal to shoot their lightning bolts at anyone that aren't as "gifted" as themselves.



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