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74% of you are forum idiots
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I'm going to be explaining my reasoning with quite some length and a few examples. This topic is more of a rant than anything else but I find that you'll agree with me that you probably are an idiot. More to follow after examples. Lets look at the forum guidelines.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-81055/Extended-Discussion-Guidelines-READ-FIRST.html

Those are fairly simple, well written and easy to follow. Unless your an idiot.

Here are some examples of thread starters that are idiots:
TS: chocolate
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-131354/Rape-can-it-be-consensual.html

The thread starter is obviously an idiot.

TS: superdog
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-131012/Who-do-think-was-the-greatest-general-or-military-leader-history-.html

Posts some guy 99% of people don't know and doesn't back up his claim, zero discussion will ensue. Basically like a favorite naruto character thread. Idiot? Maybe not in the classical sense of the word, but in this case definetely. I would also draw attention to the second poster who is also an idiot. Master Chief while being an excellent soldier is not a strategist by any means and is also fictional. Second poster is definetely an idiot.

TS: mic mic mic
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-55722/Fur-is-murder-debate.html

Just crying about fur, her heart is in the right place but she's still an idiot.

TS: Sexy
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-76188/Eating-Disorders.html

Not really provoking discussion or debate just wants to know if you have experience with eating disorders. Idiot.


TS: superdog
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-131143/Greatest-quotes.html

Should be in general, although the content of the topic isn't idiot material, it just doesn't belong in extended discussion. uberdan erases all doubt and proves his idiocy. Congratulations uber idiot!


TS: freakyzeus
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-128810/Is-disliking-a-stereotype-a-stereotype.html
Holy crap I almost missed this one. What an idiot. If you can't tell why by now then you're an idiot.

Those are just some examples of idiots creating threads. And that was just the first page (except the last one). And I didn't even include some of them because I have many more idiots to single out. Here are some idiots who deserve special individual mention.




sound wrote:

Just watch the first episode of Invader Zim.

Is the universe endless topic. That's the idiot's answer. Don't read Hawking or the other guy who kinda disproves hawking watch Invader Zim. Idiot


joker wrote:
"When shit hits the fan, move to the side of the fan."
-Chirs Titus

Greatest quotes ever topic. This Idiot types up this gem of a post, the quote itself, while amusing isn't very helpful, a fan would spray shit everywhere in the room, that's why it's such a great expression. stepping aside won't do anything. He also mispelled "Chris". Then he goes on to post 5 more times with one word in each post. I would be glad to help him, euthenise himself.


l33tsp34l< wrote:

IM BUDDHIST! PROUD TO BE oNE! WHOOOO!

From the buddhism topic. That's awesome, now how about adding to the discussion? No? Idiot.


poodle wrote:

i had sex with my hand. now to practice with my dog

From the pressured for sex topic. This guy just did all the work for me. IDIOT.


mommy wrote:

That is why I don't wear real fur. Ek.

From the previously mentioned fur is murder topic. I'm assuming the why is because of the picture posted of a sad looking but cute fox and the image says that someone killed it's mom for the coat. However she didn't really clarify anything about her motives. Her opinion is clear but she doesn't provoke further discussion clearly an idiot.


weeabolittle wrote:

of course.........
every body knows that...............

From the illegal to have sex if you AIDS etc topic. <sarcasm> Im glad you had such insight to add to the debate </sarcasm>. Idiot.


While I'm having fun singling out idiots there are so many that it would take too long so I am going to post some topics that were started by people who are not idiots.

TS: shibole
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-98479/Buddhism.html
Look at that first post! Marvelous! Colour! Links to videos! A brief introduction to the topic! Get this guy a box of Oreos and some dunking milk. This is definetely the template to follow for starting a thread.

TS: o0James0o
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-130381/Should-a-law-limiting-birth-be-required.html
The bare minimum I would expect from a first post. The topic is also generating some good discussion. With only 2 idiots that have posted so far. While my personal opinion of the TS is negative I'm not seeing glaring violations and I tried really hard because my personal opinion if the TS is negative and very much so.



Here are some good individual posts:

MidnightZorya wrote:

I am pro-corporal punishment, sometimes...but it also depends to what extent, for what reasons, and how harsh.
Children this days are horribly cheeky towards superiors such as teachers and so on, because they know that if the teacher hits them they can bring the teacher into troubles, however some kids definitely deserve to get slapped. Also some children don't understand the *better way* and need to get their ass beaten to understand how wrong their behaviour was, which you can't show that well with words. Of course I am not saying that if the kid pisses you off then you should beat it up, first try it with words and if that won't work then try it with a sweet clap on their butt which is much more effective.

In my family we never really got beaten, just slightly slapped or dad was hunting us with his belt in his hands, but he never caught any of us =P My siblings and me were and maybe still are one of the cheekiest and most annoying kids....We fought with each others every day, really fought, my brother broke my hand while fighting with me, he had to get a few stitches like twice, my other bro had also a few stitches and a broken finger...and my sis has had a few stitches too, so did I, still have a big scar from it<.<....but we are all still alive, and now that we are older we don't fight anymore, I guess we enjoyed it enough long while small. The violence did totally disappear in my family, and I would actually never beat a child, I am pretty calm towards harsh situations, but from time to time I have my breakouts ...but nah..I wouldn't beat them...maybe a tiny clap on their head or butt.. LAWL~

Flo~


From the corporal punishment for kids topic. Great post. Gives her opinion, situations it's applied to, methods and caps it all off with personal experiences and even her future plans of discipline on her own children. The post could be followed up with rebuttals furthering extended discussion. Ideally, this should be the standard post for the extended discussion forum. Get this chick some oreos.


Loverbee wrote:

Well I'm not pregnant but I don't think there's anything wrong in having a baby when you're a teen, well as for knowing any pregnant teen in crunchyroll, I know none but I have friends who have babies and seem fine and are continuing their education, in terms of abortion I totally vote against it even if the baby is only 2 weeks old it has been shown to have a heartbeat so technically its like killing another human being.
The fact of you getting rape makes me angry, I hope whoever did this to you suffers, and you should keep the baby and tell your parents about this situation you're in, just keeping it in will kill you mentally so tell your parents they will understand, some people might say some horrible things about you in the future but keep your head high and show that bastard that he didn't get to you and raise that child. I wish you all the best.


From the pregnant teens topic. Here we have an opinion backed with motives and even advice for the TS and even opportunity for rebuttal inciting debate. Well done. Half as long as the other one and rally the bare minimum post for anything in the extended discussion area.


My original percentage of idiots was 98% I lowered it to 74% because as I skimmed through topics I found more intelligent posts than I remembered. However the number is still quite high and includes both topic starters and posters. I hope all idiots to cure themselves and follow the guidelines. I know we all like breaking the rules cause it's a cheap thrill, but you know what's much better than a small thrill? Not being an idiot.

I would now invite discussion as to why people love being such idiots on the forums.
I used to think that it was lazyness. But that can't be the answer. If you were lazy you wouldn't even read the topic nor would you even post a reply. Then I considered that maybe boredom was the answer. No because if you were that bored you would probably watch one of the many videos on this site or even read the guidelines and then post something with content, you know food for thought, alleviate your boredom. So boredom clearly isn't the answer. Then I considered age. Then I threw away that idea because age doesn't matter. If you can operate a computer there is no reason that you can't post something with intelligence. Then it came to me. Idiocy. Yes these people must be idiots, They have to be. And they are.

I would also like to invite people to post quotes of idiots. So that they can know who they are and right themselves, or, failing that, not post in this section. Also remember that this is help topic. A help cure idiocy topic.

I'm not suggesting that in real life you are the same idiots that you are on the forums but exhibiting something more than ME TOO or I AGREE or I AM XXXXXX!~ LOLZS!!!1! posts. That's for the retards in the other sections of the forums. I might even be guilty of some of those in this section but im pretty sure I was just insulting. Flex the brain a little. I'm not implying that your posts should be as long as this one. But there has to be a minimum which I proposed above. It can't take more than 3 or 4 minutes to post something like that. Hell this took me 25 minutes. This is boredom, This is me trying to cure you idiots. This is the end.






Too long didn't read? You're an idiot.



Edit: Percentage is a fairly accurate guess-stimate with an error margin of +/- 10%

Edit 2: Names changed as per mod suggestion

Edit 3: Removed a thread as starter brought up information clearing his name.
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To be fair, most people don't speak perfect English.

"froofroo123 wrote:

i had sex with my hand. now to practice with my dog"

you have to admit that's funny though.
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While this thread is very indepth and earned quite a few chuckle points- I musty say, all I could do is think, "Wow, this is such a repeat." Possibly one of the better, planned out, 'deserves to be here' repeats- but a repeat none the less. I can garuntee you are not the only one who has noticed the great nub epidemic, and then posted about it.

The next thought was, "Yes, he seems to be an avid believer in the forum rules... but..." You totally ignore the whole flaming policy. Now, I know you werent extreme about it and managed to steer clear of profain language, but you picked out names and called people idiots. There was a point where I went into a panic and scanned for my screenname for fear of public hummiliation. I know you were just trying to improve the forum, but I can garuntee all you did is make some people mad, creating a perpetual loop of nub flame posts- that I can garuntee.

And then, there is the rule that I think everyone ignores. Hell, I'm ignoring it now. Don't shove the rules down crunchyrollers throats. Whether it be through a post or a whole new thread. Leave the modding up to mods. And, by posting this paragraph, yes, I AM a hypocrite.

Given these 3 things, not only do I laugh at your wit and your wrath for the nubs, but at the irony.

*Note- out of curiosity, when you did the math did you take time into the equation? I may have posted something that I completely disagree with now last year. Next year I may look at myself with spite thinking, "Why was I ever on an asian viseo sites forum?" It's doubtful, but you never know. Who knows, this could provoke a whole new study- Are we gaining a flood of nubs? Are our old nubs evolving? Or is devo unavoidable for all of our thought to be patrons?
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haha, cruel and unusual punishment. A bit harsh, and a bit of a characterization, but correct enough I suppose.

Why people love being such idiots on the forums?
Well, that assumes they love being such idiots. I suppose that much of the time it is large a case of ignorance. As you concluded...they are simply idiots, and can't help it very much.


I've suggested mass post deletion as the cure, but there is just so much to delete. And besides being a lot of work that won't win the mods many friends.
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Although I understand much of your concern with the idiocy that runs rampant in the forum, I highly suggest you exercise a little discretion in singling out people like that. Your direct reference to other users in the site is more or less flaming, and though you have a point, these people still deserve respect (no matter how clueless they may be).

With that said, please replace their names with code-names, for the time being. I have to thank you for naming some of them out, because it gave me reason to lock and move a couple of the mentioned threads.


Why are there idiots in the forums? My answer would have to go to social networks, specifically Friendster. One of the first social networks, it's the reason why hoards of people started "jumping on the boat" to join the internet; but they did so without any formal training or understanding, whatsoever, of the nature of the internet. They go around screaming their heads off in the forums, asking for all sorts of shit or posting whatever fancy comes into their minds, without first realizing that there are rules, and something called netiquette, which has been around since the advent of e-mail.

The internet that was once populated by tech savvy individuals is now bombarded by people who can't tell the difference between a download and an upload, or even those who think deleting their programs will free up memory on their computer...




You mentioned idiocy in the forums... you should see what idiocy in the mod reports look like... dear god...
Posted 3/17/08
That guy is asking to get banned.
*waits for his ban*
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Hm. Although I understand you want to keep the title simple, I suppose it is really about being bad debatants. This would also make the references less "insulting". Also it would be nice if the kind of "idiocy" is named. For instance:
1. The "lol" comment. I strangely enough still don't know what "lol" means, but that is besides the point. I am talking about comments like "lol", "hahaha" and the like. Completely pointless.
2. Meaningless references. Quotes that have nothing to do with it, movies once seen not relevant, et cetera.
3: stated naivety. Like "war is bad". I saw that one actually on a war thread, and "war is so stupid. why do it?". Basically the person is stating that he/she can not debate, just filled with naive ideals with no reasoning behind it, that one feels must be stated on a thread. Kindergarten discussion.
4: "Haven't got a clue what the thread is about"- syndrome. Some even state it themselves: "I am to lazy to read the OP right now, but...". Then don't write anything. Or read the OP instead of writing. It's like they need to write a certain amount of letters on different threads a day, or they'd die. But usually they just write. A good example is "did Jesus exist". Wrongly named, it was baout the evidence for claiming that Jesus existed. However, you needed to read Op in any case. The thread was full of statements like "I belive in Jesus" and some "religion is a hoax". It shoudl have been a discussion of evidence. Usually it is probably people that have just read the title, or a previous post, responding right away because they are enflamed by the chance, but don't bother getting into it.
5. "Funny" remarks. Seldom funny, usually a reference to something. It is ok to end a post this way I think, but not as only comment
6. Misunderstanding on purpose. Some people insist on doing this.
7. Statements just showing that one does not know the facts.
8. statements without argument.
9. Wrong and right. One thing that has become popular is making moral statements into facts. "This should not be done as it is wrong, now....". Nope. Actually what is wrong and right is subjective. You can argue for and against something. But some just say "wrong" as a fact, and then starts the argument about something else, as if something being right or wrong is a scientific fact.
UUhh. That's all I can be bothered to think of. Except I got nervous. I've had soem experience being said to have stupid comments, so I thought I might appear on one here. Not so far.....
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This is actually an intriguing topic. If the first post wasn't so... negative with examples that specifically call people out I would think this topic could actually last, as it is a good question -- why is it that we can't have a serious discussion with serious participants?

I understand that there are many people here who don't speak English as a first language, and I can bypass the grammar and spelling mistakes and such. I try to keep an open mind too and understand that not all places are like where I live and there are cultural differences, and of course age... I take all that into account... so would it kill some people to do the same? If you've got nothing to add to the discussion, can you refrain from posting? If you're going to give your opinion, will you present it as such and NOT as a fact without a shred of evidence? Can we have more discussion and debating and not "I'm right and your wrong and there's nothing you can do about it!" Can we take the forum rules into account sometimes?

Could we do that? Please?
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To even think of this thread topic and actully right it you have to be an idiot there is no real reason for this except for hurting and humieating certian people.
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i kind of like the idiotic posts. they're a good source of humour. and besides, i think what's great about the net is its democratic and there are all kinds of people on crunchyroll - many of them kids and most of them not exactly mensa members. this isn't an intellectual place, guys, come on. its an anime site. and it would be irritating if we all had to think so much before posting for fear of condemnation. 'idiotic' is subjective and you can't know people's motives for writing something.

finally, i know this is going to disgust a lot of people, but come on, why should some people's opinions be censored because they're not intelligent enough? how would that make you feel?
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Firefly_Amelie wrote:

how come I'm not on the list ???

my threats suck...=_=;


you shouldn't threaten people, that's assault.


zurital wrote:

To be fair, most people don't speak perfect English.

"froofroo123 wrote:

i had sex with my hand. now to practice with my dog"

you have to admit that's funny though.


I never mentioned grammar. And that's about as funny as the guy who died getting banged by a horse.


lauyiling wrote:

actually after reading this thread, i have nothing to say. because i have no idea how i am supposed to react to it. call me an idiot if you want.


I bolded a discussion point near the end there. You could have thought about it a little. Or instead of posting that not posted? It's okay we're here to help you expand your analytical and writing skills


chocofluffywhip wrote:

While this thread is very indepth and earned quite a few chuckle points- I musty say, all I could do is think, "Wow, this is such a repeat." Possibly one of the better, planned out, 'deserves to be here' repeats- but a repeat none the less. I can garuntee you are not the only one who has noticed the great nub epidemic, and then posted about it.

The next thought was, "Yes, he seems to be an avid believer in the forum rules... but..." You totally ignore the whole flaming policy. Now, I know you werent extreme about it and managed to steer clear of profain language, but you picked out names and called people idiots. There was a point where I went into a panic and scanned for my screenname for fear of public hummiliation. I know you were just trying to improve the forum, but I can garuntee all you did is make some people mad, creating a perpetual loop of nub flame posts- that I can garuntee.

And then, there is the rule that I think everyone ignores. Hell, I'm ignoring it now. Don't shove the rules down crunchyrollers throats. Whether it be through a post or a whole new thread. Leave the modding up to mods. And, by posting this paragraph, yes, I AM a hypocrite.

Given these 3 things, not only do I laugh at your wit and your wrath for the nubs, but at the irony.

*Note- out of curiosity, when you did the math did you take time into the equation? I may have posted something that I completely disagree with now last year. Next year I may look at myself with spite thinking, "Why was I ever on an asian viseo sites forum?" It's doubtful, but you never know. Who knows, this could provoke a whole new study- Are we gaining a flood of nubs? Are our old nubs evolving? Or is devo unavoidable for all of our thought to be patrons?


Hypocrisy is me as well. It didn't even dawn on me that I was posting a repeat. Well played madame. I am calling people out in a manner. I've found that in general people respond more to a direct approach then to tip toeing around going could you please use some more grey matter in your posting habits isn't nearly as effective as the word idiot. As for the time frame it's not really essential the call outs were for examples, I feel they were necessary but as stated near the end there I want people to cure themselves of the affliction.


ShiSeiran wrote:

That guy is asking to get banned.
*waits for his ban*


After reading all that you know what I want to say.

To: Jesterebo, lol is LOL= Laughing Out Loud many variations ensue. Good points.

To: LG135, Negative....hmmm....yes. Wrong? No. Remember what Forrest Gump's mama use to say.


evilpen14 wrote:

To even think of this thread topic and actully right it you have to be an idiot there is no real reason for this except for hurting and humieating certian people.


From an englishman I would expect better grammar and more eloquence in your writing style. I'm also dissappointed that you didn't get the point of the topic and went on to post....that. I'm happy that you're the defender of the weak and all but really the fact that those people chose to not read the guidelines and then post atrocities disqualifies them from amnesty. It's not like I went I'm gonna get this user. I went look at this post and then quote. Except for the TSs but they deserved it more. If I stuck my finger in an active blender and the nurse called me an idiot, would you feel the same way now?


badluckwalksin wrote:

i kind of like the idiotic posts. they're a good source of humour. and besides, i think what's great about the net is its democratic nature and there are all kinds of people on crunchyroll - many of them kids and most of them not exactly mensa members. this isn't an intellectual place, guys, come on. its an anime site. and it would be irritating if we all had to think so much before posting for fear of condemnation. 'idiotic' is subjective and you can't know people's motives for writing something.

finally, i know this is going to disgust a lot of people, but come on, why should some people's opinions be censored because they're not intelligent enough? how would that make you feel?


I agree with the first part, the democratic (bordering on anarchy) and free speech is awesome, especially the free (in both senses of the word) and uncensored user generated content. Also some of the idiot posts are quite humourous. But they don't belong in extended discussion. They belong in all the other forums. That's where I post all my junk and spam.

I don't want people's unintelligent posts censored. You can post whatever you want. As long as it is relevant to the topic and gives at least your opinion and motives in more than just "that's bad, lol, i think we should all hug each other" format.




There's been some very good discussion in this forum. But then it gets interrupted by people who can't, nay, won't make the tiniest effort.

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Oh dear, I seem to have satisfied your criteria of being an idiot! Could you help me please? I'm so disgusted at myself for being such a fool and I apologise for my grave mistake O-SMART-ONE.....=(

Frankly, I suggest you to just leave it be. The thread title is controversial enough and not many will regard your post in a positive light. Nevertheless, I must say some of the threads in CR lacked 'intellectual quality'.

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TS: o0James0o
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-130381/Should-a-law-limiting-birth-be-required.html
The bare minimum I would expect from a first post. The topic is also generating some good discussion. With only 2 idiots that have posted so far. While my personal opinion of the TS is negative I'm not seeing glaring violations and I tried really hard because my personal opinion if the TS is negative and very much so.


thank you... yes im not a idiot... and what i start are usually negative... but since the world is negative.. so u cant really blame me... and those idiots post forms that are supposed to b on general discuession.. not extended ones...

o btw let me add.... at least on the internet... theres less idiots... for there is at least some intelligent people every here abd there.. irl (in real life if u dont know what it means) the world is idiot's domain.. if u just go out.. you can find yourself in a place full of idiots.. and as i sated on my law limiting birth post... i believe we should limit those idiots not to give birth (from the movie idiocracy... i noticed that idiots do usually gives alot more birth than smart people... i mean... smart people dont even have time to give birth... they have too much time to work.. and birth and pregnancy would cause them unable to work... while for idiots... they have sex (unprotected ones) and are breeding like rabbits... then because they cant support themselves... they ask the government for money)... so i wonder if after 500 years... the world would really turn into one like that of the movie idiocracy...

btw... since u ask for a idiotic post.... heres 1 when some dude try to flame me yesterday....


moron wrote:


o0James0o wrote:


moron wrote:


o0James0o wrote:

napoleon bonaparte


i think adolf hitler is good 2 :P

wait sorry... hitler not a military leader or general... well hes a good political leader :P


lol, I'm the only one on Cr that knows you are a sophisticated troll. You are actually 2X yrs old, a /b/tard, not emo and reaping epic lulz.


wtf? 0.o.... im 2x years old?... dude i can tell u right in front of ur face im born in 4 6 1993!... and wtf is a /b/tard?... 0.o... and im a bit emo (hairstyle)... and whats reapin epic? 0.o


lol. Exactly. don't talk about /b/. http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Troll Lul is a corruption of lol which stands for laugh out loud. (according to Fox News)
In the unlikely event that you are not a troll and I lose 50 bucks, you are an epic lul-cow, one who breeds internet drama with dubious and unintentionally hilarious posts.



i just found another idiotic post...


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That guy is asking to get banned.
*waits for his ban*


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what i want to know is why i had to read reams of writing on a forum post that can be edited and still had to endure crappy grammar and spelling mistakes...

as to the people you're whining about: I can see how some of those threads don't belong in e.d. and I can also see how some of them are just fine; if the person reading the post were to actually take some time and consider the larger issue being raised.
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nodysseus wrote:

what i want to know is why i had to read reams of writing on a forum post that can be edited and still had to endure crappy grammar and spelling mistakes...

as to the people you're whining about: I can see how some of those threads don't belong in e.d. and I can also see how some of them are just fine; if the person reading the post were to actually take some time and consider the larger issue being raised.


There was only two grammar mistakes in my post and I left them there. I put rally instead of really and didn't capitalize the Hawking the second time. Maybe you could point the others out to me. And if you'd read the entire thing you would know you've proven yourself to be an......no, maybe you're dyslexic. Please be dyslexic.

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