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RpTheHotrod
11-24-2003, 06:08 PM
Honestly...dont click the threads if you will be offended if you arn't "picked". I know it somewhat gets to me (I'm a manic depressive supposodly, after all), so ya know what? I never click the threads and now it doesn't bother me. The awards are just for fun...and no one can honestly list every single person they like.

So all in all...if you will be offended, don't do something that will offend you. Just let the people who have fun with it, have their fun.
:cool:


and if you don't like what I just said...feel free to duel me over it in jedi:academy :D

obi
11-24-2003, 06:12 PM
The main reason the awards threads was closed is because of spam, for the record.

RpTheHotrod
11-24-2003, 06:16 PM
Well, I understand that ;) just the spam comes from......


offended people...normally. :eek: Normally turns into a fight.

obi
11-24-2003, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
just the spam comes from......


offended people...normally. :eek: Normally turns into a fight.
Oh, I understand where you're coming from, I just don't want people whining that it was closed for that sole reason.

(I wasn't saying that you were whining, I'm just saying I know a few on here that would ;) )

Joetheeskimo
11-24-2003, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
Honestly...dont click the threads if you will be offended if you arn't "picked". I know it somewhat gets to me (I'm a manic depressive supposodly, after all), so ya know what? I never click the threads and now it doesn't bother me. The awards are just for fun...and no one can honestly list every single person they like.

So all in all...if you will be offended, don't do something that will offend you. Just let the people who have fun with it, have their fun.
:cool:


and if you don't like what I just said...feel free to duel me over it in jedi:academy :D

Mmm...my thread was closed :mad:

RpTheHotrod
11-24-2003, 06:28 PM
I've had good threads closed as well, but because it turned soo off topic and spam exploded.

It happens :(

BawBag™
11-24-2003, 06:28 PM
It's a shame...... A couple of guy's began the thread for a larf and everyone expected to be handed trophies and praise. :confused:
Its just for giggles people....... ;)

ZBomber
11-24-2003, 06:47 PM
Very good point, Rp. You get a gold star. :)

RpTheHotrod
11-24-2003, 06:58 PM
yay!

http://omega.med.yale.edu/~djd36/src/images/star_gold.gif

:D

RockerD
11-24-2003, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by BawBag™
everyone expected to be handed trophies and praise. :confused:

guilty until proven innocent
<------ :p

Joetheeskimo
11-24-2003, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by RockerD
guilty until proven innocent
<------ :p

What? :confused:

Where you banned or something?

RockerD
11-24-2003, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by joetheeskimo5
What? :confused:

Where you banned or something?

read what i quoted.....it all should fall into place

Reborn Outcast
11-24-2003, 09:21 PM
Well... I don't see why people would be offended for not being mentioned in a forum. I wasn't mentioned and i didn't care. :p

Originally posted by Tie 23
*slams head on floor, throws self through window, runs into chain linked fence, gets cut into tiny little square pices like on Tom and Jerry, runs into traffic, runs to Jack in the Box, puts head into deep fryer* "AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! IT BURNSSSS!!!!!! NOBODY LIKES ME!!!!! I think I wet myself." :ball: :chop1:


TiE

Come on man please stop this. This is like the fourth thread I've seen you do this.

Sam Fisher
11-24-2003, 09:28 PM
I never did get picked.....



I simply don't care about those threads. I did post on one of them, but never singled out anyone:)

RoxStar
11-24-2003, 09:31 PM
I never get picked for anything so it doesn't bother me.

DarkLord60
11-24-2003, 09:46 PM
I don't care that I wasn't picked, well except for something stupid. I think if it weren't for some childish behavior that thread would not have closed. It was a perfectly fine thread but people tend to get carried away with those threads.

XERXES
11-24-2003, 09:50 PM
what are the swamp awards?

TiE23
11-24-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by XERXES
what are the swamp awards?
You probably shouldn't know

TiE

BongoBob
11-24-2003, 10:33 PM
Where people give othwer people props for being nice, making avs and sigs, funniest swampie, stuff like that.

I participate in them, but I don't care if I don't get picked for anything.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
11-25-2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
Honestly...dont click the threads if you will be offended if you arn't "picked". I know it somewhat gets to me (I'm a manic depressive supposodly, after all), so ya know what? I never click the threads and now it doesn't bother me. The awards are just for fun...and no one can honestly list every single person they like.

So all in all...if you will be offended, don't do something that will offend you. Just let the people who have fun with it, have their fun.
:cool:


and if you don't like what I just said...feel free to duel me over it in jedi:academy :D

I second this because the swamp used to be just a hang out and now it has turned into a flamethrower :(

Jared
11-25-2003, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
So all in all...if you will be offended, don't do something that will offend you. Just let the people who have fun with it, have their fun.



I guess some people just need to be reminded of their...value here....over the time I have been here, always, its all about the post count, or the cool avatar, or the custom title...way back when we didn’t have the custom titles....that I remember, and we defiantly didn’t have avatars. But people still want to be noticed, one way or another. Its cool to see that someone...notices you.... know what I mean?
It makes no difference to me....but it used to...a few years ago....so I can understand why people need such threads....but in my personal opinion they are pretty dumb. But, thats just me.....other people obviously are....entertained by them. But I will tell you, the majority of people clicking the thread are hoping their name is there....and its usually about a select few people....not whatever new people....you guys seem to get hundreds of new people so....most people's names aren’t mentioned. So its like....forget this forum, and you get all the 'I'm leaving threads"...because they think no one noticed that they are here, most people dont even leave....they just want sympathy...so all the award threads do more harm than good in my opinion.
I can't even count how many times I have seen this happen at forums....and still....they just never learn....:rolleyes:


anyways, I am not trying to sound like a jerk or put anyone down....this is simply my opinion on the subject.

FLaM-DraG
11-25-2003, 12:58 AM
Darned popularity contests. Then people come in and say "Wow, I can't believe I haven't been mentioned!". Wow, it's so obvious what's going on here. :p

DarkLord60
11-25-2003, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by FLaM-DraG
Darned popularity contests. Then people come in and say "Wow, I can't believe I haven't been mentioned!". Wow, it's so obvious what's going on here. :p

And whats that exactly? I Think ppl just can't handle not being mentioned and maybe others may have said "What about me" to get attention or joking around.

ShockV1.89
11-25-2003, 01:40 AM
[edit]: I should have realized that people are too damn immature to read this post the way it was meant to be read.

Jared
11-25-2003, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by ShockV1.89
It just seems like it's the same group of people who start those threads, and the same group that gets picked for the initial "awards." Then other people come in and post, and the subsequent awards have a higher chance of including them, because nobody remembered them until they happened to see their ID somewhere above their post in the thread.

It's insulting, though. When I saw the "Swampie Traits" award thread thing, I thought to myself "Hey, I wonder how I come off to people. Will I get the 'prick' award? The 'nice guy' award?" I looked, and what did I get? Nothing! Nobody even thought of me, despite me having over 1000 posts.

I went into the thread with a bit of curiousity, hoping to, if anything, better myself by expanding or reflecting on whatever people thought of me. Instead, I got a light slap in the face and "Nobody is going to remember you."

I suppose I should have learned by now, but like people have already said, it's nice to be noticed sometimes.


exactly. all those threads do is leave people out, so why even bother?

this is a very large forum compared to many, and it is hard to remember everyone, but still they shove it in the faces of the ‘not so noticeable people’...whether you know it on not.


Originally posted by DarkLord60
And what’s that exactly? I Think ppl just can't handle not being mentioned and maybe others may have said "What about me" to get attention or joking around.

the only fair way for someone to make awards is to include everyone who has posted in the last few months, check it out, and get all the names....look at the posts...take your time in all the categories....and try not to use the same 10 people every time.
personally, I could care less for the awards threads, because it offends to many damned people for no good reason whatsoever.
once again, no offence to anyone
....but...think about it.
some people are easily offended by such threads.

I think it would be wise to take that into consideration before making such a thread.

FLaM-DraG
11-25-2003, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by ShockV1.89
I went into the thread with a bit of curiousity, hoping to, if anything, better myself by expanding or reflecting on whatever people thought of me. Instead, I got a light slap in the face and "Nobody is going to remember you."

I don't know you well... In fact, I probably don't know you at all.. But I'm going to voice my opinion anyway (That's what the 'net is for)...

First of all, you sound a little upset about the fact that you got 'nothing' even with your 1000 posts... Having 1000 posts doesn't mean you're superiorly popular, or everyone has to like you, or dislike you, or even have any feelings towards you.

Secondly, about the "light slap"... Personally, in a few years, or even a few months, I won't remember you. And for the people who are close friends with you on this board, they'll probably remember you. Either way, you should just ignore the "light slap". After all, this is an online message board. To make it even more dismissable, we're even on a Star Wars message board.

Come on now, no reason to get upset. No reason to even care if anyone on here likes you or not.

By receiving an award from a Star Wars message board, on the internet, surrounded by star wars internet geeks, you accomplish nothing. Like you say, it's the same people every time. So what you've got here are Star Wars nerd internet-geeks with low self-esteem. Consider yourself winning an award in life by losing a message board award.

And when it comes to getting attention, I'd rather not have the attention of some people on this message board. Think about half the people on this board following you around all day. Scary thought? Yes.

P.S.
I'm a star wars internet-geek, too. Don't get me wrong. :D

Let's face it, if you're not cool in life, posing awards on a message board won't make you any cooler. We accept you here for who you are.

ShockV1.89
11-25-2003, 02:56 AM
Oh, I'm not broken up over it. I'm not crying in a corner somewhere, wishing death on the "Swamp Clique." It's just a little irritating.

It basically comes down to "If I had a choice, I'd prefer people to remember me rather than forget me. Although neither one is particularly important."

ET Warrior
11-25-2003, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by FLaM-DraG
First of all, you sound a little upset about the fact that you got 'nothing' even with your 1000 posts... Having 1000 posts doesn't mean you're superiorly popular, or everyone has to like you, or dislike you, or even have any feelings towards you.

However, his having 1000 posts means he's posted over 1000 things in the swamp. You'd think somebody would notice him, because most people's personalities come through their posts and they are very consistant.


No worries though shock, I have nearly 3000 and I dont evar get mentioned, though i'm content just adding my two cents to things I find interesting in here.

RpTheHotrod
11-25-2003, 05:55 AM
You know...I really like cheesecake. Especially with some chocolate and cherries on top.

Jared
11-25-2003, 06:48 AM
lol....well....thats one way to end the topic.


well anyways. Its not like anyone who makes the award threads even listened to any of this so....uh....whatever.

all the same to me...

*shrugs*



I do like cheesecake tho....^^.

CapNColostomy
11-25-2003, 07:51 AM
I stumbled in here much the same way I enter any given thread in the swamp. Out of pure boredom. So when you start to press reply with quickness because you want to tell me how I'm jealous, realize that you are, in fact, a jackass. Now on to the meat of the matter. Some people are actually complaining that they aren't Mr. Popularity on an internet forum? Hillarious. Because afterall. If you were popular at all, would you have a trillion+ post count on an internet forum, and need to ask for such approval and praise? I'm not excluding myself btw. I come here alot. I don't always post, but I read alot of what goes on here. So yeah, I have no life (HAHA I BEAT YOU TO SAYING IT, DIDN'T I?).
I even read where one guy's worked up that he isn't remembered. Please. God. I know you're out there, and can help this poor individual. And maybe, God, you can help me too. If you're in a prayer answering mood tonight, please use your awesome power to make sure that if I'm remembered for anything, it's not having a gazillion nice guy posts on an internet forum. In fact God, if it's that or nothing. Please see to it I'm not remembered at all.

FLaM-DraG
11-25-2003, 09:42 AM
If he has over 1000 posts of course he's being noticed. It may be people just don't like him or dislike him... Or it may be that some people on the board are just 'cooler' in the eyes of the people who are giving the awards. Having 1000 posts doesn't mean that you're the coolest person on the board and deserve awards, being cool & people liking you gets you awards. But the same people win everytime, so it's basically a worthless cause anyway.

I have 30 posts, and I've been noticed. :D

ShockV1.89
11-25-2003, 10:34 AM
I even read where one guy's worked up that he isn't remembered. Please. God. I know you're out there, and can help this poor individual.

Keep your sarcasm to yourself. "Worked up." I never said I was worked up. I even said I don't really care one way or another. But you were just itching to show how witty and clever you were.

I should have realized people are too childish to read a post like that without taking it beyond what it really is.

leXX
11-25-2003, 11:06 AM
Let's be honest here, everyone likes to see their name in lights. It's nice to be noticed, to be liked, to be complimented. I've never really thought deeply about how much it must hurt someone who is not mentioned in these awards threads until now.

I'm named quite a lot in these threads, and I'll be honest and say it makes me very happy, but at the same time, I won't post in these threads because I don't want to upset anyone who I might have forgotten to mention, and I have a lot of friends on these forums and one means just as much to me as the other.

I sympathize with those who aren't mentioned, and people shouldn't critisize them for wanting to be noticed, especially after they have been posting in these forums for a considerable amount of time. Yes it's just a forum and no it isn't real life, but to some people these forums are a very important part of thier life. Who are you to tell them that it is wrong to value thier internet life just as much as thier real life? It doesn't mean they have no life, it's just means they have two seperate lives. I'm a mother and I value my internet life because it's a good way to chill out and take myself away from the stresses of bringing up two daughters, if only for a few hours.

So what's the solution? The only solution I see is not to start these threads in the first place. Think of all the people you will be hurting just for your self gratification. I'm not critisizing anyone who has posted these threads up to now, but those who choose to do so in the future after reading how much it hurts some people.

obi
11-25-2003, 01:03 PM
I swear, leXX, you are the british, female version of me.

I used to get mentioned in the threads all the time, but all the new folks took over and I stepped in the background. Does it bother me that not a whole lot of people mention me anymore? Not really. There's always #echonet. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.:D

Anyways, I've read all of these posts, and I can honestly say leXX, you are the man.

Er......woman.

Rogue Nine
11-25-2003, 03:48 PM
You both have always been more diplomatic than me.

Everyone should listen to leXXy. She knows what she's talking about.

Jared
11-25-2003, 04:56 PM
no joke....when I saw the words 'Rogue Nine' under the thread I just assumed it was closed till I looked closer....^^



not that it matters in the least.....but....I agree......listen to LeXX...

CapNColostomy
11-25-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by ShockV1.89
Keep your sarcasm to yourself.

Or what, you'll get real mad and hold it inside or *gasp* post again?!

Originally posted by ShockV1.89
"Worked up." I never said I was worked up. I even said I don't really care one way or another. But you were just itching to show how witty and clever you were.

I should have realized people are too childish to read a post like that without taking it beyond what it really is.

Two words. WORKED UP. pffft

ShockV1.89
11-25-2003, 06:11 PM
*adds CapNColostomy to his ignore list*

Not worth my time.

CapNColostomy
11-25-2003, 06:24 PM
*cries himself to sleep face down in his pillow*

RpTheHotrod
11-25-2003, 07:19 PM
Oh my freaking goodness, calm down people...we're all friends here.

GROUP HUG

http://pages.eidosnet.co.uk/~conrad/okblok/65.jpg

obi
11-25-2003, 07:26 PM
CaPnColostomy, shhh. Consider yourself warned. Shock, Don't encourage his trollism.


I think this thread has done enough already.