Throughout Sal's history we have had a lot of good members banned. I agree with you being upset about these people being banned but some reactions bug me.
For about a week after a member gets banned, there are roughly 15,892 posts made about how awesome this member was and how "Unfair" his ban was. "OMG NUBY MODS U BANED HIM 4 SPEEKIN HIS MIND!!!" Will probably show up in 15,892 of these posts.
This annoys me. It doesn't matter, they probably deserved it. There's a difference between being able to speak your mind and not having self control. I garuntee you these members lost control more than once, resulting in a ban. I'm not talking about anyone specific (Seriously, I'm not so please don't say I am) but I have seen many of these members who "Speak their mind" lose self control.
So please, get over it.
NOTE: I am posting this because of recent events but I'm not talking about a specific member.
Today at the beginning of fifth period I decided I would keep track of the number of times I heard the word "Happy," "Cigarette," "Sticks," or any other term that people decide means homosexual. I did this because:
I was bored,
I think those are all terrible insults, and
I wanted to laugh at, and feel sad for (At the same time, WOAH!) my homophobic school.
So here we go.
Total times heard: 21 times in 3 periods and lunch.
5th period: 4 times
Lunch: 6 times
6th period: 9 times (7 of them before the tardy bell)
7th period: 1 time
I need a life.
Today begins red ribon week at my school. We had a kickoff assembly and at the end, we all got a nifty little wrist band that says "My future is bright drug free"
Is that proper English? I asked everyone but they couldn't give me an answer.
On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.' The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?' So God agreed. On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.' The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?' And God agreed. On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.' The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?' And God agreed again. On the fourth day, God created man and said: 'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.' But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?' 'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.' So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone. Life has now been explained to you. There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service
There's probably some unwritten rule that says I can't make two entries within 1/2 hour of each other, but I'm doing it anyway.
Nothing against him, but he's starting to gather a larger base of starry-eyed worshipers than Dani.
I have decided that I wanted to be fair so I wouldn't go out and put people on my block list after one offence. So, I give you three strikes. I determine what will give you a strike, and if you get 3, you're on the block list.
I think this is fair <_<
PS: Pig and GhostFoot, you each have a strike.
I just happen to have two of the most annyoing people on earth in my gym class (I'll call them Ashton and Martin because those are their real names) and an even bigger coincidence is that they both have a locker next to mine. Martin is a follower of the "Cool" kids so he tries to be funny and inult me, when all he really does is annoy me. A few days the locker room stank (More than usual) and Martin thought it would be funny to shout "Ahhhhhh -My name-" 5 million times until someone noticed. Just today, both of these annoying people decided to gang up on me. Martin comes in and takes up as much room in front of his locker, which is right above mine. This makes it so I have to stretch my arm around uncomfortably to dial my combonation. But it doesn't stop there. Now he has to be annoying by trying everything possible to make it so I don't get to my gym clothes. He closes my lock again, and he stands there watching me try to get around him. WAIT! Now he has to try and insult me. Now both of these annoying people are saying "OMG ur gai cuz u get undressed in frunt of r lockr and taht meenz u want us 2 wach u get undresed so ur gai LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL" And I say "Well if you wouldn't watch me while I get undressed, we wouldn't have this problem" to which they have no response. My superiour intelect(I bet I spelled that wrong :D) stunned them.
Ranting is fun :D
Please allow me to offer a fair and balanced analysis on the case that shall henceforth be known as Mutt vs. Sal's.
I noticed Mutt, Ptolemy, and the rest of that group a lot. In fact, I placed a lot of the newer-but-still-active members in that group under a different label. I couldn't quite pin down what I thought of them, like Fruityfed said in his blog entry. They just existed. It's hard to say exactly where Mutt vs. Sal's began, but in my opinion, Ptolemy's TALSF topic was the catalyst that brought it to most people's attention. Eventually, TALSF would become sort of a synechdoce (there's a good word.) for the whole group.
Then there came RuneCake. There was nothing special about it, just another spin-off from Sal's destined to die within a matter of weeks. I noticed that it seemed to be growing more than the average fansite, but it was not extraordinary until Mutt quit. He cyptically mentioned "Another Fansite" he would be using, and that started a vendetta against RC for some people. RC was trolled by many people, but it all culminated when Fabis hacked and porn-spammed the board.
That, in my opinion, was when we went from having some innocent-but-kind-of-mean-spirited-fun to being total b******.
Mutt was mad. He railed against everyone that had ever wronged him. He called people names and told them how much he hated them. (On a somewhat related note, please see this very informative Wikipedia article.) Everyone else got up on their pedestals and began telling him how he was in the wrong. He was the one that provoked them, he was the one with a terrible response (Okay, technically it was Gaz, but I think my point is still valid, details details -.- ) It has nothing to do with the fact that we were the ones that trolled the forum or hacked his internetz. Everything took some sort of convoluted path and ended in a place where it was his fault, not mine.
So, in conclusion: you all fail. Within the space of a few weeks almost everyone here has had the oppurtunity to make a fool out of him/herself, and most have taken that chance. Except for me, of course. I am the only one who is right amidst this turmoil.
Where's my latte? I asked for one 10 freakin' minutes ago.