lol, no. I was referring to the BoLS comment section. Oh sure I've done my fair share of trolling and nerd raging in there over the years and in fairly equal measure I would like to think (though in a bit of full disclosure, I ought to mention that I did recently buy an actual 'nerd rage' t-shirt...).
|True, so terribly true...|
What prompted this post you ask? Well I saw the above Dilbert comic the other day and could think of nothing other than BoLS's readers.
In my humble opinion, BoLS ranks up pretty high on teh interwebz list of exectionally vitriolic cesspits. Though its not just the commenters at fault. I think their writers actually encourage it with the clickbait 'rumor' posts which copy and paste a single post from Faeit 212 and spread it over 4-5 separate posts in hopes of inspiring in some ad revenue. That or Rob Bear's typically lackluster offerings (I've played the kid btw, was a rather good game but the best part was when he bitched about all of my Tau smart missile system bitz which he had sold to me). Oh and while on the subject of BoLS writers, 'MBG' is the only one of the BoLS writing crew that I'll admit to actually knowing
(Now excuse me while I try to use the Force to break Mike's fingers before he types out an argument to that statement...)
Oh and some more disclosure: I still visit BoLS and partake in the 'festivities' daily, making this one of those 'pot calling the kettle black' kind of posts.
I will say that there are posters over there whom I quite often agree with, or who have unusually well thought out arguments (as opposed to the usual nerd rage and name calling). Such as: Auticus & Knight_of_infinite_resignation. Sometimes when the fur is really flying and I don't feel like slogging thru the endless nerd rage, I'll just skim the comments and stop when I see their names/icons pop up, to see what they're saying as I find that their posts tend to be the highlights. Unless of course I'm in troll mode, in which case what I'll be looking for is the nastier the comment, the better...