"Gimme Attention, Dammit!"
I posted this on GUA before, but it was dug up there... And now I think it is time I bring this thread to NL.
I'm a member of three rather busy forums... They're fun to just spend a few hours on each day to relax. I've been a smod on two and a mod on the other. Needless to say, I've been around the block when it comes to posts on forums. I've seen it all... From troll threads posting pterodactdel porn (yes, that really happened and it's hysterical) to huge 100 person flame wars to pyramid schemes. I can deal with all of that. It's easy and it doesn't tempt me to get angry... Hell, even common debate threads on hot issues (including the Presidential Candidate threads back in 04 between Bush and Kerry) don't tick me off.
But here's the biggest thing that pisses me off on any of these forums... I cannot STAND the bullshit cries for attention. They vary from normal "I broke my leg today" threads to "Can you believe my cousin Tony is so thick headed!?" ones. Come on, people! Separate real life problems from the forums! Everyone has parents (or friends or significant others or pets or whatever) that do something terrible. You're not alone... Just don't bloody make threads that are for the sole purpose to get people to say how they are sorry for you / to say that you are right / etc.
It's almost like trolling, but just plain pitiful. It isn't even meant for stupid / sick humor for the author. It's pathetic! (I'm willing to bet that about 50% of the time, the entire story is made up... And it's almost 100% of the time that a number of details have been changed.)
Now then... Instead of people just saying "ur right, lol" or "u big meanie, ur just a nazi" or "lol i liek turkee whut do yoo liek to e3t?", how about we actually have an intelligent conversation? Are the purposes for these threads really like what I'm theorizing or perhaps there is another reason?
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