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I've noticed of late that my Newgrounds user page has become my little hub of internet-related rantings. Well, that's alright. I can live with that, since I really need somewhere to get it all off my chest, so it might as well be here on my own little page, rather than directly plumbed down the throats of internet users. Unlike many, many forum users.
Forums. I tend to avoid them like the plague and my ex-wife combined, but they're everywhere. So very hard to avoid them. Google searches for obscure topics or questions tend to point to some random page of a random forum, somewhere off in Internet Land. Sometimes actually fairly useful. Most of the time, not so much. Forum users seem to be of a particular breed, a special internet personality I like to refer to as Practical Gabe Theorists. This obscure term comes from Penny Arcade, long-standing pillar of the webcomic community. John Gabriels Greater Internet Dickwad Theory clearly states - "Normal Person plus Anonymity plus Audience equals Total Dickwad". And for the most part, he's completely correct.
We've all met them. If anyone other than me is actually reading this, then you might even be one of them. Forum users who know it all, will never ever concede a point to anyone else, and seem to scale their general foul attitude directly alongside their post count. Got no clue about the topic? Glance over Wikipedia and claim all knowledge. Arguing a matter of pure opinion, such as taste in music? Well, you need to be taken out behind whatever building you're in and be shot, as you're the worst of the lot. No-one but me can tell me what music I like. Deal with it.
Pointless posts, you cry? Fantastic. Let's make a poll, asking which one of three specific games I should buy. You don't need to know how I came up with this shortlist. Maybe I already own the other hot titles avaliable at the moment? Maybe I don't want to? These are the three I'm choosing between. Let's give it an hour... Yep, 400 posts arguing that I should really buy a game that's not on my list, as it's better than all of them. Nice work, Internets.
And don't even get me started on the sheer mind-numbing level of awful internet lingo you'll dig up on forums. I'll save that for another rant, because that one I could rage on all night.
Before I go, a special message. Dear No Mutants Allowed forum users, Fallout 3 is absolutely brilliant. Deal with it.
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