Chokster37 wrote:I find the new "The Creepy Guy That Never Posts" awesome.
Roger that! Too bad none of us will ever get that rank, eh?
Chokster37 wrote:I think the reason for the "strictness" on DHW is because back in the Yahoo club days there was a lot of randomness and flamefests at DJ's TheWolfenstein3dFanclub (group was eventually banned by TerminX, then Nate made a new version called Wolfenstein3dFanClub). MCS/Brothertank/AReyeP didn't like all the "chaos/fun" there and decided they wanted a more "professional" club to hang out in. Then later, Tristan made a cool "forum" with different sections (wasn't the first but it became pretty popular) and the Tank/RIP/MCS trio decided to switch over to a forum too and keep the DHW color/theme (MCS put Brothertank as admin and kept the DHW name because he liked BT's way of handling the Yahoo club). Well, that is my understanding of how it all went down.
I've read my way to believe that the earliest days of the Wolf community were pretty tough. That guy, Nate... And there was another one, Ryan Steinbruner. They posted some real out-of-sight offensive words as the only thing, really... You know, childish. Childish, arrogant and annoying in a direct sense (not as sugarcoated as my posts, for example
) So I understand their desire to create a troll-less forum, so to speak.
Sad truth is, that's not going to happen without criticism. If you want a clean, pure forum without arguments that reach beyond 'I respect yer opinion, sirrr' etc... Well, that's the same as saying 'I want world peace. To hell with the troublemakers' --- it's never going to happen. Just face the problems, decide if you want to react (bear in mind, this is only a forum, only people with whom you obviously so far only share one thing - WOLF) and then let go.
Most of Thomas' criticism doesn't seem to be that actual in fact.
Of course it's not 'actual' to you, 'cause these are my feelings. It's different with you, Ron. When you joined, I don't recall you making any silly comments, no comments that fell to the floor immediately, no low-brow English that didn't work 'cause you couldn't spell etc. They even made you a moderator now. Me, on the other hand, have been told I'm a bad seed on more than one instance - I thought it'd wear off and I 'tried' to behave after the first one/two years, but apparently, it made no difference. None of the oldschool wolfers gave a damn about my English which had improved, my modding output (which just kept coming and coming while people such as Leo etc. never released anything at all), so I stopped caring. To me, at least (and I totally respect people who do not share my opinion, but it's a free world here) it seems that DHW, roughly 10 years on, is still the same; dominated by the same people with the same expectations. And if you do not fit in their exact image of how a Wolfer should behave, what a Wolfer should release, what a Wolfer should comment etc... Just disappear and no one will care.
'Oldschool' people such as Chris and Brian Lowe were always great about anything though. I never recall Brian saying a bad word about anyone, he's always been incredibly patient, open-minded and welcoming to the worst of noobies (myself included).
I also don't really get the EoD comment. Do you mean that people have assumed that you can't top that? Because if so, that is incredibly stupid of them.
It is, but it seems it's the truth. Absence, for example. Where were the endless praise and threads that went on for years when that came out? It had so much more power and so much more surprise. I'm not bashing EoD, still think it's a great mod and I love it, but, let's face it, it's outrageously overrated to the extend where it gets tedious just mentioning it.