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heyahoneyBRONZE Member
566 posts
Location: Texas, Yeeeeehaaaaaw, USA


Posted:
Whats happened to my faveorite website?

People biting off each others heads and being rude to each other?

Being upset when there is a new game?

What is wrong w/ everyone? Noone is acting how they used to.

WHATS UP?! DID I MISS SOMETHING?!

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DevilsarmyBRONZE Member
2,984 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
hey you used to be a newbie you dare touch/hurt them and you will see why everyone thinks hop has gotten bad!!!! angry

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
DA I think it was a joke hun. Take a deep breath and then give us a hug smile hug

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jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
umm

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


_Aime_SILVER Member
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
Praps the use of a wink at the end of Geoffrons last post would have further shown fact that he was being sarcastic...

jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
it was blatant sarcasm though, so no wink needed!! haha

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


MiGGOLD Member
3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
i think everyone needs to chill out a little, huh?

no more noob bashing, or stuff that is likely to annoy people.

hell, we might even get something out of this...

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
You say things have changed....... well take a look [Old link] Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol

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DevilsarmyBRONZE Member
2,984 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
*hugs Skulduggery* okies

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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Owns Fyre and Mods_Stole_My_Name


FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
Hey Guys - cool it! There is nothing wrong with HoP!!!

Really isn't! I'm convinced NOW!

It's winter in the northern hemisphere and as the dominant HoPper is a white, 25 yr., Pommie - shrug what ya expect?
Besides: it's not HoP - it's the social forum wink

*ducks from the incoming shoes* ouch! - too late footinmouth

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


AsenaGOLD Member
3,224 posts
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Wat?? No noob hunting? man, I just got kitted up as well ubblol

I'll take the stink bombs back then frown

(all jokes btw wink )

FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
I tell ya - it's the

lack of light,
cold,
little opportunity to spin or be outside,
alcoholic environment,
being confined on a foggy, rainy island...

- maybe check the "hostility" threads (dates)...

This time, people might even be frustrated they can't keep their new years resolutions (already)... get into a :rant: for little to no reason... wink when they should have to study for their examns...

shrug

I find HoP a nice place in general... nothing really happened meditate biggrin

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
true Tom, I'm so fed up of the English weather I could murder every noob!!
Hehehehe, just kidding, although I do like the term "noob". It reminds me of "moobs" (man boobs).

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
I think a bunch of you are just enjoying complaining right now. I, along with several others in this thread, have offered a lot of constuctive ways forward, but there has been barely any discussion of them... just more whining.

So, let me spell it out: Okay, we recognise that there is a small behavioural problem within some of the forums of late... so, let's do what we need to do to make things nicer around here, okay?

End of discussion.

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.


AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia


Posted:
Written by: flash fire


So, let me spell it out: Okay, we recognise that there is a small behavioural problem within some of the forums of late... so, let's do what we need to do to make things nicer around here, okay?

End of discussion.




Has the level of sarcasm increased in recent months? I don't know if it has or not...

I reckon if we kept the sarcasm lower, we might have more genuine discussions...and less in jokes... shrug

meghann 302 posts
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to be precise


Posted:
no-one liked change, it got too samey, thats why i havnt been on here for so long

ive learned
life is tough... but im tougher


PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
I wonder whats happening occassionally, then I look at my feet, and starting wondering, I wodner why we have 10 toes, then i start talking to them, only they dont talk back....no.....they dont talk back

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom


Posted:
I wonder whats happening occassionally, then I look at my feet, and starting wondering, I wonder why we have 10 toes, then i start talking to them, only they dont talk back....no.....they dont talk back

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian


SethisBRONZE Member
1,762 posts
Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
Umm, I think if everyone mentally made a note before replying to anything that, so long as it doesn't violate the rules, people can say whatever they want, it's their right.

If you don't like it, you're not required to post. If you do want to disagree, do it politely and with as little sarcasm as possible.

I know if someone says something and I think "What the hell?" then I can write posts that reflect that attitude. Despite my strongest disagreement, I always try my best to phrase such posts politely. Maybe strive to attack the opinion, not the person.

And if someone disagrees with you, keep your cool and reply calmly, coherently and politely. They're allowed to have a different opinion.

That's what I think, anyway... smile

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roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
I agree, nicely said Sethis! smile

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Skulduggery



You say things have changed....... well take a look [Old link] Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol




Ok but maybe you should read the rest of the thread and take into account that some people change their user names... wink hug



Written by: Kyrian

NYC, you still owe me to tell me where to find trance.


He still owes me a chicken. It's been 4 years now. I'm starting to think he was joking...

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flash fireBRONZE Member
Sporadically Prodigal
2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Written by: Cantus


Written by: Skulduggery


You say things have changed....... well take a look [Old link] Remebering to note the date on it, take a look at the last comment in this intro thread....... Nothings changed ubblol








rahahhahaha! I remember contacting that user and asking her to change it from Rancid Bitch to something more appropriate. Was that you skully?

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
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KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angel's Landing, USA


Posted:
HoP wins. Seriously.

Some people take the internet too seriously. It's all wikipedia's fault.

Wiki "serious business" wink

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Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
ubblol No hun it wasn't me. I was kind of using it as an example of peoples sarcasm, but nevermind.

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MedusaSILVER Member
1,433 posts
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
Sometimes people forget that being over the internet and the fact that we can't hear the tone that someone is really using when they are trying to communicate that we may be crossing our wires....

When someone types something meaning it to be some constructive wording it may come across as very nasty....

Maybe before getting nasty with people we should make sure they weren't just trying to be helpful instead of mean....

GnorBRONZE Member
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
pats Medusas bottom

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


MedusaSILVER Member
1,433 posts
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
Now gnor...I took offense to that bottom pat!

That's sexual harrassment....I dobbing on you!

wink

No seriously though guys, hostility is part of everyday life. I know there has been a couple of times that I have said something not just on here but also in real life and people have taken it the wrong way.

I too have been guilty of jumping on someone thinking they were being mean when they were only trying to be helpful the problem is that because we are an internet community we can never truly be aware of what context someone is saying something or what tone they are trying to use.

I really think that before you get upset because you think someone is attacking yo, you may want to check it out with that person...PM them. That may also stop little "I'm ganging up on you" type discussions.

If you can clear something that may be just a simple misunderstanding up via PM instead of going at it on the boards where everyone can see it then wouldn't that be nicer for everyone invovled.

I am sure, as someone who has been misunderstood before, that it is not that pleasant for the person who thinks they are being nice and helpful to suddenyl find a type of message after theirs saying something along the lines of "well fire truck you". That is how the hostilities start.

I'm rambling...sorry.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I really think every person has a different experience on HoP. That experience can become more or less confrontational depending on what conversations you chose to take part in.

I don't think it's always fair to say "HoP has become so.." just because the threads that you hang out on have "become so.."

As an experienced user, it becomes easier to predict what threads will turn into what. Sometimes I'm in the mood for passionate political discussion, sometimes I'm in the mood for artificial warm and fuzzies.

If you're getting caught up with nasty people then change what threads you're posting on. This is a big enough community to have many specific sub communities with many different vibes.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
Location: They seek him here, they seek him there...


Posted:
Written by: NYC


sometimes I'm in the mood for artificial warm and fuzzies.





I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the artificial-ness to all that. Having said that, nothing beats a good e-hug with a stranger... umm

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
HoP is great because it has people like NYC, Skully, the mods, OWD and all the newbs to make it that way...

And of course, mad Scottish ladies who post things like this to make us all smile:

"No seriously thou, what other joy can you get out of life apart from ruthlessly taking the piss out of newbies? They learn everything so fast, (mostly cos you taught them) that the only pleasure you have left (cos the glamour of your skillz has left your ego an empty shell) is rampantly abusing them?"

ubblol ubblol ubblol

Getting to the other side smile


KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angel's Landing, USA


Posted:
haha, I know who said that. and I like her too.

NYC + FRD, I wouldn't say it's all artificial though. Maybe it's just me but I'm all over people in real life like I am online.

tongue

I know it's different for other people. But the only thing I really hear about a difference in my online vs real life self is people thought I'd be taller in real life ubblol

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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