Kinda rings true....
Kinda rings true....
It certainly rings true. That's why many of us who have been here for a while don't post nearly as much.
This isn't just WBB, incidently. As the cartoon indicated, it's most forums. As they grow, this is hard to avoid.
Agreed, esp. the political discussions on this forum.
May I say Im a big fan of the neurotically yours web series, and this one was hilarious.
Yeah.Im sick and tired of arguing.Im as guilty as anyone.
This is true of the internet in general. It scales pretty nicely with the average number of computers per home.
Anyone notice that little cat (or whatever it is) doesn't have a mouth until it spits in disgust?
Then the mouth is gone again..
My only gripe here is that the younger guys wanna debate the more experienced guys.It doesnt make sense.
The guy who made it is pretty much a genius. He lures people in with foamy's rants... but his animations rarely have anything resembling a plot. But that's why he's a genius. he has overcome the fact that it is rather time consuming to create truely dynamic animations in flash, and he took a single still clip of of a "squirrel"'s body, and he has about two dozen still clips of hand gestures and eye transformations that he overlays on top of that body... occasionally switching the body position. Then he takes his voice (a rant) and does an audio stretch to about 50% compacted to create the squirrelly pitch.
No, there is no mouth.
Anyway, he's right.
His rant is dead on true.
However, I have to disagree with one little aspect of his rant. The closed-minded, self-absorbed, opinionation of people on forums is not a recent phenomenon. It has always been like that.
That being said, forums aree fun for the first while after you discover, then they become more of a chore than anything, then you try to leave, then you realize its an addiction. Then you just can't leave them...
Then, you're sitting at a boring ass wedding posting log ass posts for no reason on your blackberry
But sometimes some people just say some stupid ****, irrespective of their age, and sometimes intelligent and experienced youngsters have every right to say something. In fact anyone intelligent and objective does, regardless of age.
Mike, you couldn't be more wrong!!! ;)
If Im at the gym,or just talkin to a bunch of guys about training,it a very loose,man to man type conversation.On here it cant be that way.Everyone is easily offended and I mean personally.It just doesnt translate the same it seems.If your friend says"I need to gain weight",you would tell him to shut up and eat.On here that doesnt fly.Why is that?
When you're talking with a friend, or long-time client, or an athlete that trusts you, it's different. You can do a 5-second assessment and dole out advice and generally it's accepted. With people you don't know well (i.e. on the internet), that doesn't play out so nicely.
So, who's fault is it? Well, everyone's really. The people asking for advice should present as complete a picture up front as they can, clarifying when necessary, and thankful to get any advice at all. The people presenting advice should not automatically assume that this question is exactly like the other 10,000 posts on the same subject, they should ask a few probing questions before doling out the same tired hack-kneed replies, and try to personalize their responses at least a little.
btw, I'm certainly not saying that I haven't been guilty of being a major online a-hole from time to time... I have been. Not apologizing for it but I am cognizant of it.
I've kinda hesitated to post in this thread but what the heck.
One of the biggest problems (sometimes on both sides) is that there is an opinion that some will feel is the gospel truth. There is no gospel truth in this stuff guys. There are multiple ways to achieve the same goal. That goes for nutrition, powerlifting, bodybuilding, whatever you like. There is almost never just one way to do something. When people fail to admit that there is a certain level of preference in this stuff, there is an amount of insult that is inferred on the other side. This is because on the internet you can't read someone's tone, facial expressions, etc. In a face to face conversation though, those are the things that help you interpret whether someone is being antagonistic or just enjoying the discussion.
Some of you learned in books, others of you have learned by experience. Is one better than the other? Well it depends on the goal. Both have their place. The person I look up to the most in the sport, Louie Simmons, has read more books than I can count, but he always balances it with his experience to fit his particular goals.
Sesei hit the nail on the head, all of us want to be understood and sometimes all it would take is "Ok, I understand where you're comming from and I respect that...." and agree to disagree.