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Author:  woodchip [ Wed May 25, 2016 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Benefactor

I would like to know why my Benefactor star was removed and replaced with some cheap political statement that will be meaningless come the next election cycle?

Author:  Krom [ Wed May 25, 2016 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Won't be relevant the next election cycle, you're funny. Like there won't be someone supporting a trump equivalent next election cycle. But you are right, it is missing something...This works better. :P
Quote:
[D3k]Krom: when shit goes south, I'm blaming you :P
Fernii: and i'll take the credit for it willingly and lovingly. :D

Author:  Ferno [ Wed May 25, 2016 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

And I'm damn proud of the idea, too.

you were a cock to me one too many times, woody. Payback's a bitch, huh?

Image

Author:  woodchip [ Wed May 25, 2016 8:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Yeah slick, except I don't have the power to put stupid images over your avatar. Welcome to the new facist BB. Can't beat them, make idiotic images and put them on their heading. So fair being fair Krom, you'll give me the ability to put new avatars on members ? What I really objected to was removing the Benefactor Star. I guess the next time the call goes out to monetarily support this board I'll say....see Krom :wink:

Author:  Ferno [ Wed May 25, 2016 10:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Alright, let's go over a few facts. First, this is a private establishment, not a government institution, so fascism doesn't apply. Second, you've been using images for political cheap shots for the past eight years and counting, so you have no room to talk. And third, he's not going to do anything for you.

And finally, no one wants your money, so deal with it.

Author:  Foil [ Wed May 25, 2016 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

At the risk of being given my own humorous "custom" title:


Krom, if you're going to do this for one "extremely-polarized E&C regular", you should do it for all of them.

(I hope this one doesn't last long; the animation is really annoying...) ;)

Author:  Krom [ Wed May 25, 2016 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Don't worry, it isn't permanent, I'll probably axe it after November and switch it back to benefactor. And yeah, if I ever think of something good for any of the other regular polarized posters they might get something like this next election season. ;)

Author:  Pumo [ Wed May 25, 2016 8:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:
... Second, you've been using images for political cheap shots for the past eight years and counting, so you have no room to talk...


Well, TBH, and even if I'm not a constant visitor of E&C, I've also noticed that Woodie always shoves his political views or agenda in our faces through his user images, and it feels a bit 'uncomfortable' while browsing an (apparently) innocent gaming forum, but he should have his reasons.

Anyway, I hope you all can get along (here goes wishful thinking :roll: ).

Author:  Avder [ Thu May 26, 2016 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

While I find it absolutely hilarious that Woody finally has an attitude-appropriate image in the space under his name considering how he's been using his avatar as a "libs suck" propaganda billboard for the last decade, I must agree that this is a pretty damn childish way of singling him out.

Even if he is an unrepentant conservative loudmouth with no sense of decency or decorum.

Doesn't mean we have to stoop to his level. Or in this case worse since the only ones with the ability to do that are site admins.

If he bothers you that much, just nuke his personal little playground and be done with the E&C forever and let this go back to just being a gaming forum.

Or institute a rule that you can not use your avatar to make political statements and apply it to everyone, and not just woody.

Author:  vision [ Thu May 26, 2016 11:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
Or institute a rule that you can not use your avatar to make political statements and apply it to everyone, and not just woody.

That's a good idea. It's always nice to remember why we are all here. That reason is a game called Descent and has nothing to do with any nation's politics.

Author:  Ferno [ Fri May 27, 2016 6:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
While I find it absolutely hilarious that Woody finally has an attitude-appropriate image in the space under his name considering how he's been using his avatar as a "libs suck" propaganda billboard for the last decade, I must agree that this is a pretty damn childish way of singling him out.


meh. it's just karma coming around. ya know... what goes around, comes around?

Author:  Avder [ Sun May 29, 2016 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:
Avder wrote:
While I find it absolutely hilarious that Woody finally has an attitude-appropriate image in the space under his name considering how he's been using his avatar as a "libs suck" propaganda billboard for the last decade, I must agree that this is a pretty damn childish way of singling him out.


meh. it's just karma coming around. ya know... what goes around, comes around?


So remind me then, at what point did woody have the ability to arbitrarily insert animated gifs into someone elses profile that this actually merits a "what comes around goes around" justification?

It doesn't. This is someone with admin ability singling woody out for what amounts to a public humiliation in retribution for Woody's political leanings.

Sure, this is a private establishment, and the site admins have the ability to arbitrarily do what they want. But generally organizations try to conduct themselves with at least the appearance of fairness, and there is absolutely none of that here. There is no rule that provides an animated image as a punishment that could be held up for a logical reason.

Here's the thing: site management and woody just had a maturity contest, and woody is the winner in this case.

Like I said above, there are much better solutions to getting rid of Woody's propaganda avatar that would be appropriate and honorable.

This is just fucking stupid and I honestly expected a lot better of the DBB staff than this. You handled this with all the class and gracefulness of a bunch of jackass elementary school students who decide to gang up and force the chunky kid to do the truffle shuffle in order to stand on the playground.

Fucking pathetic.

Author:  Spidey [ Sun May 29, 2016 10:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Well, I’m glad somebody had the balls to say it…because I chickened out.

Author:  vision [ Sun May 29, 2016 12:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
...Woody's political leanings.
It goes far beyond that, really, and I don't think this qualifies as abuse. I think he rather enjoys the attention.

Author:  Ferno [ Sun May 29, 2016 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
So remind me then, at what point did woody have the ability to arbitrarily insert animated gifs into someone elses profile that this actually merits a "what comes around goes around" justification?


Normally, I don't have to explain anything to anyone, but since i've known you for a good while, I'll give you the courtesy. Now, whatever you do, don't get hung up on the "don't have to explain anything to anyone" bit. Just think back to whenever you discussed anything with a person who isn't a close friend or family. Did you catch yourself thinking "do I really owe this guy an explanation?"

It's not about the gifs. It's about someone dumping steaming load after steaming load, treating everyone with disrespect, and acting like he's the victim in all this. If you're worried about it happening to you, or someone else... it's guranteed that that won't happen. Unless you're completely hostile to everyone around you and disrespect people time and time again.

It's fine to disagree with someone, even when it gets a little heated. But there's a line between heated disagreements, even when it's peppered with potshots... and completely disrespecting and slagging people for the sake of disrespecting and slagging.

no one came around and said "yeah let's muck with a user" one day. This was the result of both a users' actions AND disrespect to everyone around them.

You can call it pathetic or whatever all you like, but this is how the real world works. Don't be an ahole and you'll be fine.

Author:  Grendel [ Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Huh, what ? I missed it.. ?! Can we stick something to Nightshade too ? . :E .

Author:  Foil [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

It was animated - more annoying than amusing. :P

Author:  Krom [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

In recognition of his many years of dedicated service to blind hatred of democrats even when they support conservative republican ideals, I gave woody the custom title: "Designated drunk driver of the clown car."
and then attached this rank image to it after he finally noticed and said something two weeks later:
Image

Author:  Grendel [ Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Hahaha -- awesome :mrgreen:

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:
Alright, let's go over a few facts. First, this is a private establishment, not a government institution, so fascism doesn't apply. Second, you've been using images for political cheap shots for the past eight years and counting, so you have no room to talk. And third, he's not going to do anything for you..


Like I'm the only one taking cheap shots. You never knee jerked a reply to me when I never even mentioned you?

Ferno wrote:
And finally, no one wants your money, so deal with it.


So Overload will give my money back because they don't want it? Didn't see Koolbear giving back my donation. I think you are the only one dissatisfied that I donated as it disrupts your image of me.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:

you were a cock to me one too many times, woody. Payback's a bitch, huh?

Image


So your image is really you crying about how I treated you.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

vision wrote:
Avder wrote:
...Woody's political leanings.
It goes far beyond that, really, and I don't think this qualifies as abuse. I think he rather enjoys the attention.


Wrong vision, unlike Will and Cuda who you forced to stop posting by your racism labels, I have thicker skin. Kinda like Trump, when someone criticizes me I just attack back.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:



It's not about the gifs. It's about someone dumping steaming load after steaming load, treating everyone with disrespect, and acting like he's the victim in all this.


Treating everyone? Funny how you are the only one espousing your hatred toward me.

Ferno wrote:
It's fine to disagree with someone, even when it gets a little heated. But there's a line between heated disagreements, even when it's peppered with potshots... and completely disrespecting and slagging people for the sake of disrespecting and slagging.


Show me where.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Grendel wrote:
Huh, what ? I missed it.. ?! Can we stick something to Nightshade too ? . :E .


How about slick also. :idea:

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Krom wrote:
In recognition of his many years of dedicated service to blind hatred of democrats even when they support conservative republican ideals, I gave woody the custom title: "Designated drunk driver of the clown car."
and then attached this rank image to it after he finally noticed and said something two weeks later:
Image


First off it wasn't 2 weeks and your weak attempt to justify your actions is weak. If you can't find something equally idiotic to put over slicks avatar, then you have just become a political hack using his position to promote his party affiliations.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

And I see normalcy has returned.

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
Ferno wrote:
Avder wrote:
While I find it absolutely hilarious that Woody finally has an attitude-appropriate image in the space under his name considering how he's been using his avatar as a "libs suck" propaganda billboard for the last decade, I must agree that this is a pretty damn childish way of singling him out.


meh. it's just karma coming around. ya know... what goes around, comes around?


So remind me then, at what point did woody have the ability to arbitrarily insert animated gifs into someone elses profile that this actually merits a "what comes around goes around" justification?

It doesn't. This is someone with admin ability singling woody out for what amounts to a public humiliation in retribution for Woody's political leanings.

Sure, this is a private establishment, and the site admins have the ability to arbitrarily do what they want. But generally organizations try to conduct themselves with at least the appearance of fairness, and there is absolutely none of that here. There is no rule that provides an animated image as a punishment that could be held up for a logical reason.

Here's the thing: site management and woody just had a maturity contest, and woody is the winner in this case.

Like I said above, there are much better solutions to getting rid of Woody's propaganda avatar that would be appropriate and honorable.

This is just fucking stupid and I honestly expected a lot better of the DBB staff than this. You handled this with all the class and gracefulness of a bunch of jackass elementary school students who decide to gang up and force the chunky kid to do the truffle shuffle in order to stand on the playground.

Fucking pathetic.


This is why I respect Avder. Yes he can dump on me but he also has the ability to balance out what he posts. Too bad some others can't follow his example.

Author:  vision [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

C-C-Combo Breaker!

Wow woodchip, 8 posts in a row? Looking for more attention I see...

Author:  woodchip [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Attention? What a fail response. Maybe it was because I haven't been around in a few days and wanted to catch up on certain posts....nah couldn't be that.

Author:  Ferno [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Eight posts? Holy shit.

Not clicking those 'display this post' links. Nor the one above this one.

Author:  Pumo [ Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Wow, the aggresivity of Woody is way too high! :o
Not that some other comments (like Ferno's) were not also hostile, but holy sh*t, Woody is a heavily angry posting machine gun!

So, what about talking about Descent? or some other non-hostile theme. You know, it's a video-gaming forum after all. Right?

Yeah, off-topic conversations are also a part of every forum, but this is getting way too out of hands! :|

Author:  Ferno [ Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Yeah, I'm not surprised. He's gone into full rage blame mode.

Reminds me of another person I know who would never take any responsibility for what they do.

Author:  woodchip [ Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Ferno wrote:
Yeah, I'm not surprised. He's gone into full rage blame mode.

Reminds me of another person I know who would never take any responsibility for what they do.


Like you?

Author:  Ferno [ Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

woodchip wrote:
Ferno wrote:
Yeah, I'm not surprised. He's gone into full rage blame mode.

Reminds me of another person I know who would never take any responsibility for what they do.


Like you?


Look at that, pointing the finger and trying to shift blame.

Thanks for proving me right.

Author:  woodchip [ Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Small minds play tit for tat. Forgive me if I don't contribute more to your angst.

Author:  Avder [ Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Exchanges like this one are why I advocate for abolishing E&C at every opportunity. It's too fucking divisive and polarized. This is supposed to be a gaming forum and the only part that's active is that cess pool you guys call E&C. What kind of message is that going to send to people who consider signing up here?

Both of you two should just back off eachother and try to find something you actually agree about to mutually bitch about. That's something politics completely forgets these days. We're all human and we all have a vested interest in making our lives better. That comes from cooperation and co-existence, not division and partizan finger pointing.

Grow up, both of you.

Author:  Ferno [ Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Avder wrote:
Exchanges like this one are why I advocate for abolishing E&C at every opportunity. It's too fucking divisive and polarized. This is supposed to be a gaming forum and the only part that's active is that cess pool you guys call E&C. What kind of message is that going to send to people who consider signing up here?

Both of you two should just back off eachother and try to find something you actually agree about to mutually bitch about. That's something politics completely forgets these days. We're all human and we all have a vested interest in making our lives better. That comes from cooperation and co-existence, not division and partizan finger pointing.

Grow up, both of you.



considering the source, I doubt you're in any position to tell me what to do.

You're also mistaken in thinking that I've actually chosen, or would even consider choosing a side.

Author:  Grendel [ Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

woodchip wrote:
Grendel wrote:
Huh, what ? I missed it.. ?! Can we stick something to Nightshade too ? . :E .


How about slick also. :idea:

Sure :twisted2: Got something in mind ?

Author:  woodchip [ Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Benefactor

Yeah, Joe Btfsplk from the Lil Abner comics. The dark cloud over his head is where slick would pull his vaporous comments from.... :D

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