Attention everyone, I have an announcement.

Discussion in 'FAQs & Announcements' started by brianflynn, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. brianflynn

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Cool the fuck out!

    About two years ago, people got silly on the boards for a while, so we took it offline for a bit. I don't want to do that again. Really folks, this is a message board about toys, not the last sacred bastion of youthful innocence about to be deflowered by the salacious masses.

    So, 25 new people showed up, who cares? It isn't like this place got over-run by a million people. There are still fewer people here than your average Denny's on a Saturday morning. Get over it. Soon some of these new kids, will be old kids just like you.

    Additionally, let's try our best to get over the OG vs Fresh Meat thing. Go ahead, look at your joined on date under your info on the left, no one (and I mean no one) has been here that long. I expect those of you that have been here longer to help the new kids and share the knowledge, gently swatting them into the right direction rather than throwing acid on them. It's up to you to make it a nice (enough) place. I am not saying to sanitize it, we are adults here, but let's not be douchebags. If you aren't helping in some fashion, then just stay out of it.

    New kids, read the rules, and try and stay on topic. The reason you are on this board is to talk about a very specific niche of collecting, so stay in the niche. Keep your platforms on other boards where you talk about that stuff. We all collect a wide variety of toys, but we aren't here for everything. Secondly, if a thread turns against you for some reason, don't try and fight or reason your way out of it. You are the new kid. You probably crossed a line you did not know was there. Just remove yourself and move on to another thread and let it die. Then everything will be fine. Otherwise, the wolves with nothing better to do will come out, and jesus, I don't have time for that tonight. Heck, they might even be right about you, and I don't want to deal with the PMs that come along with it.

    In other words, act like you would in person, because come SDCC, you will see a bunch of each other in person. And us.

    -brian
     
  2. DYBBUKIM

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Very true. But, what did I miss?
     
  3. Hank

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.

    You missed nothing. Don't even worry about it. Your life is so much better because you don't know. I'm being 100% serious!
     
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    You are probably right! And, now tomorrow I will have to search for the blowout.
     
  5. brianflynn

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    There were 2-3 of them. A few got edited down by their authors, so the sting is less apparent. Regardless, everyone needs to check themselves and their egos.
     
  6. Hank

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    It's really just been this black cloud over the board. So much negativity. This is a place I come to get stoked on toys and talk with fellow collectors who are stoked about the same stuff I am, that no one else that I know gives two shits about. It just hasn't been as fun to read posts or hang out here because of all the negativity. I hope with the excitement of SDCC people can get back to the focus and excitement of collecting and forget all negative emotions that have been running here lately.

    /rant
     
  7. Chad Hensley

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    I said this in another thread but maybe people should start using their real names as their board names (I realize that probably isn't very popular). Especially if you are an artist or musician.

    Kozik and Coop both use their real names on the board.

    Besides, we find you out anyway, like Khanate who is really James Plotkin.

    Maybe it would make peeps behave just a tiny bit better.
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    For some reasons, I think the negativity appeared at the same time, and proportionnaly, as
    the S7 Monster Family line got cuter, artier and more poplular - attracting the new crowd.
    My guess is that inner anger toward that was directed on those new members instead of the source, fearing rejection or something.

    As I stated in some other thread, joining dates and posts counts should just be deleated.
    I'm not sure about real complete names, depending in what field you work it can be risky
    (just imagine if you're a psychiatrist or a lawyer !) but first names would be OK.
     
  9. computerhair415

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    You know when I frist started on this board (two months ago), everyone was talking about the good ol days. so I started to read all of your oldest posts. Your right, everyone did get along quite well from what I can read. Maybe The new folks should check them to get a little history on this place. and maybe the older members should take a stroll down memory lane and read them to remember how this place used to be

    Hank is right. This is a very special place. We all Love something that 95% of other people have no clue about. Im guessing we all come here because we can finally talk about toy's with people who know what the fuck were talking about. I have like three friends that collect toy and only one that collects kaiju. I personally believe 99% of the people on this board love this board. so lets stop shitting in it

    next time you feel the urge to "flame" step back and find your green medicine. then come back. 8)

    Bryan Turbett aka computerhair415
     
  10. Anti Social Andy

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    That's deep man, real deep . . . but totally wrong! :D

    Just glad this wasn't the usual 'We're having a baby' announcement by Mr Flynn . . . how many 'reasons' does one guy need to justify buying toys! ;)
     
  11. gforce

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Some of the anger might have been that (and really if it was they need to get some perspective) but also newbs (and i'm still in diapers....and I may not be speaking metaphorically here :shock: :mrgreen: ) not reading rules when posting collection pics or want lists and then b-u-m-ping them kinda stoked the flames somewhat.

    I used way (too) many brackets in that. Apolog (ies)
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    At SDCC I'll be handling the bets on all the fist fights that will be happening. PM me if you want to schedule your fight in advance. I've already got the permit to build the ring at the Mario park across the street.
     
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    Will there be prizes?
     
  14. hypnotiq

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Haha, that's awesome.

    I think there's a fine line between putting people in their place, and bashing them. A few posts with a hard push in the right direction should be okay, but there's no need for pages upon pages dealing with the same subject in the same thread. Just my opinion.
     
  15. liquidsky

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Using a real name isn't an option for me as I have a very unique name and Google will index it for all of the world to see. Corporate HR, interviewers and the curious won't take me seriously when they find out I collect plastic dolls.

    Also doesn't it always get crazy on this board before SDCC? Not condoning douchebags, just saying...
    There have been talk about meetups for SDCC fights before in the past.

    Signed,

    a 2005er
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Brian's Statement reduced to one line:

    Cool the fuck out otherwise wolves and Jesus will come.
     
  17. Rich

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Brian, you should make this a sticky in the areas that there have been issues. This is an important read and not everyone will check this area. Wise words as usual , and thank you for not shutting SB down this time :)
     
  18. Samurai Lincoln

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    Thats still better than werewolf Jesus. That guys the worst.
     
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    Haha exactly! I remember staring at the countdown clock last time just waiting for the board to re-open! :lol:
     
  20. Rich

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    haha yeah man I was definitely doing the same thing. You don't know what you've got until it's gone !
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    Winners get a 10% discount on all future Super7 purchases. Losers have to sell their collection.
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    If I can't deflower youthful innocence anymore I'm outta here. ;)

    Seriously, lately I've had the feeling that if I continued to gushed over toys in my usual manner I would get kicked to the curb. Thanks for the the words of wisdom Brian.
     
  23. shuzluva

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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    I like your toy gushing, it makes me happy to be here.

    This is a great post. I know from reading a lot of the older posts that there is quite a bit of camraderie here. Being in the minority (a woman that collects toys) I like the ability have a discussion about something I really enjoy without being judged for it.

    I do think it might be a good idea to have a "required reading" section. I know it's up to each SB member to go look for things on their own, but giving new members a head start (or a referesher, or what have you) might preclude a lot of perceived moronic activity.
     
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    Attention everyone, I have an announcement.
    the return of hms :lol:
     
  25. liquidsky

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    Flynn created a required reading section but it get buried in the forums.
    Here was one:

    viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13721
     

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