You have a certain history on the question of how you view and interact with forums. In your own words:
I let that agitate me to the point where I was posting with malice, which in turn made some administrator's take notice, and properly deal with what I was doing.
You turned up in this thread and quickly returned to the same talking points. In your first post in the thread, you describe yourself (as quoted above) as "trolling". You asked a question, it got answered. You asked another question, it got answered. You got off onto karma and posing more questions -- that's when I asked who appointed you Grand Inquisitor.
Seriously, the "who, me?" passive aggressive schtick is an old game, but depending on your meds you may not see what you're doing. I have no problem with you, I have a problem with a particular profile -- self announced trolls who keep beating the same points, especially when they don't really have anything to do with the game. If that shoe happens to fit, perhaps you should remember where this particular path has already taken you?
I understand now.
Well perhaps its my fault for stating "I troll the forums", as I used the term "troll" to describe that I "read over" the forums once or twice a month. I don't know if you can look into my posting history, but besides this thread, I haven't actually posted here save once or twice a month. This is what I meant to say.
I remember what I said in that post, which I also explained,
I view forums now, as an online complaint department. And when consumers are unhappy with something, they will always comment negitively. Seeing a forum community troll one another over a particular topic isn't what I wanted in a forum. I wanted debate and discussion.
Any game I choose to play, I play because I enjoy it. Despite it's fault's, I still enjoy it, otherwise I would not play it. My enjoyment leads me to a forum to discuss it with others. I think the rise of official forums have led to the increase in complaint and negativity across all forums, fan sites such as this.
It's just a damn buzz kill to read day in and day out.
I don't really know you, as I don't recognize your name, but I've been coming to this website for 10+ years. While my post count does not show it, I have been an active member for a long time. My Grand Inquisition
is nothing more than a general wondering on what others think. That's why I put them as questions. Furthermore, I did not bring up karma. Mazra did. I simply asked questions once it became a subject of debate.
But in your eyes, I have a certain history? You've read all 2k+ of my posts then have you? I had a moment of agitation which lead to questionable actions and ultimately my decision to leave these forums so that brands me as a troll? Shame on you then, for jumping to such quick conclusions. Especially since I've done nothing save that incident a year ago now.
especially when they don't really have anything to do with the game.
Quite right, in fact, this whole thread has nothing to do with the game. Yet here it stands. And as someone has pointed out, it's the most conversation you boys and girls have had here in a long time. Asking questions, discussion, debate. Is that not the purpose of a forum? Label me with whatever term you wish. I'll post here as it pleases me, if the admins will have me. But again, I'll reiterate. If what I post is not to your liking, please add me to your ignore list.