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I am one of those members who @Tatty_One is talking about.

If my world is Blue/Red or green that's something that shouldn't concern to anyone except myself.
Then it needs to stay to yourself if you are so concerned about it not concerning anyone.

Once you immaturely put fanboy shite out there, it's no longer just your own personal view that you think doesn't concern anyone else.
 

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Lame. All that could be summed up with "People in groups are stupid". Personally I just question everything and at this point in my life I just look for the bottom line in any conversation. 99.99% of the time its money vs feelings.
You see, that's the sad thing, people in groups are not, they are the opposite, maybe the groups you inhabit are of course but I couldn't possibly comment on that, I have belonged to many groups and they have been some of the finest military units on the planet :p
 
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Ah, you are wiser than your knee socks avatar suggests :roll:. I think we're looking at first world problems.... A reality check for some is needed. Bring back conscription.
Yeeee, I get off looking at women. :p In fact, I like the feitsh more than simply naked gals. But, at least, I don't go out and preach about my fetish. :D

Fanboyz differ in a trend that they preach and swear by that their way is the only, the almighty, way and everyone else, who are against it, is their holy enemies.
They are always on some sort of holy crusade.
 
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People tend to seek confirmation of whatever views they already hold and if they dont get it they tend to throw the toys out of the pram. The internet gives them the perfect vehicle to do this.

Most other tech sites and indeed most of the internet in general are worse than TPU.
So I would tend to concurr with the OP that admin (and mods) are doing an effective job of running the forums here.
That's my opinion anyway :D
 

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Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
So I would tend to concurr with the OP that admin (and mods) are doing an effective job of running the forums here.
That's my opinion anyway :D
They Do A Brilliant Job Nuff said
 
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Large forums, beginners forums, like this one, like Tom's, have a bigger problem than smaller ones from my experiences. Its why this isn't my home, but a place to see what the ' general populous' is thinking. The general knowledge on the smaller forums I frequent tend to have a more mature base, and more knowledge. Hell, this place barely understands overclocking and half the people's head explodes when they see LN2... right Frick? :p
 
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TPU is that beacon of light in an ocean of bad reviews, clickbait sites and foaming at the mouth idiots.

Im serious though. This community is so solid that the idiots immediately stand out, the troll is identified within three or four posts, and most of them figure out quickly they have no place here.

Keep it up TPU staff. No nonsense approach = the best approach.
 
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eople tend to seek confirmation of whatever views they already hold
my favorite example of this , is when a new member or seasoned, will create a thread asking for help in "looking for (insert item)" , and they then list a number of items they "like" or are leaning towards. then they proceed to shoot down Every post that suggests any option other than the one they had already made up in theyre minds before creating the thread, in essence , simply looking for another person to justify theyre choice......it reminds me of when my wife comes home from work, and says something like "this or that woman @ work today was a real bitch", or "this person doesnt work as hard as the rest of us"....and in my head i know FULL well, if i do ANYTHING other than say "theyre all terrible and your the best employee" im sleeping on the couch for a week w/ a "dry weiner" ;)... i hate fishing for Agreements/compliments...it isnt befitting of a self respecting human.....Dont you agree with me ??:laugh:
 
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it reminds me of when my wife comes home from work, and says something like "this or that woman @ work today was a real bitch", or "this person doesnt work as hard as the rest of us"....and in my head i know FULL well, if i do ANYTHING other than say "theyre all terrible and your the best employee" im sleeping on the couch for a week w/ a "dry weiner" ;)... i hate fishing for Agreements/compliments...it isnt befitting of a self respecting human.....Dont you agree with me ??:laugh:

THAT....... WAS........FUNNY....... I loled.
 
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TPU has become more and more toxic over the nearly ten years I have been hanging around it. But, so has every other forum I have seen. It's just a sign of the times. People have no tolerance, no respect for one another anymore. It's sad, but true.

That said, I still find most people here are still quite helpful. Mods here do a really good job of keeping forum trolls and general azzhats at bay. Much respect to them. :respect:
 
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All that said. I couldn't do it all these years. HOW the hell have you dealt with the fanboys,egos, bullshit,hate??? Blows me away W1z.
He has his minions do it. Seriously, the Mods on this board are firm but wayyyy cool. If it wasn't for their hard work, this site would be a shit-show, or perhaps not even exist.

And W1z just doesn't suffer fools.
 
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Another thing, unrelated to the topic of the thread, is that the younger generation don't know how to use a traditional forum.

It is evident when they don't know how to use multi-quote properly.
 

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:) like " Does my Bum look big in this Dress"
You cannot win>>>> commentating you can only Draw or lose
Ahhhh well you have not got it off to a fine art then, the secret is saying what you think so for example "yes your bum does look big in that dress" but say it in such a manner that they think you are joking, that way they stay happy and you have been #BeTruetoYourself :D Must work, I am in year 36 of marriage!
 
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Don't get drawn into threads that are toxic. I like to follow the rule; read more, post less.

I don't post much. Usually only if I can help someone or I need help. Keep it simple.
 
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There are whole groups of members that believe one of the major players in the hardware world is altruistic and cares about them, not profits. Words don't even describe my reaction...it mystifies me.
There also groups of members which get regularly milked by one or two major players in the hardware world, defend them by any means possibly and constantly bash the opposition (even with made up facts).

I have been following TPU for a lot of years and only recently registered, however, I have been already dragged into countless pointless debates ... mainly because reading made up things bothers me. The time I take to prove people wrong could probably be spent better. I have already thought about stopping reading (and contributing in) the forums and news comments, because I will just constantly get dragged into this time consuming black hole, with no means to escape.

Don't get me wrong, the community here is great, it's just these (news) threads with clickbait titles which make people go ape, with me not being an exception :laugh:
 
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Don't get drawn into threads that are toxic. I like to follow the rule; read more, post less.

I don't post much. Usually only if I can help someone or I need help. Keep it simple.
Hey, have fun too, there's some great humor here. Ignore comments that are leading/trolling or not productive.
 
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Stupid is as stupid does.... I've found it's best to just lurk in the corner and attack from the dark once in a while.
 
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Stupid is as stupid does.... I've found it's best to just lurk in the corner and attack from the dark once in a while.
You're the sole reason we have Mods here. :p
 
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Fanboys - Shouldn't we be using the PC terms these days. FanPersons or FanAttackHelicopters..lol.

Anyways fanboys to me are great. They are advocates for a product/brand and are a marketers wet dream. Funny enough most do not even realize they are doing this which is amazing. Unknowingly they are pushing the agenda of the product/brand and get more people thinking and discussing that product whether positive or negative doesn't matter.
 
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This is what fanboy consumerism look like to me. I just can't get my head around why the masses get so excited.

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