Forum Sensitivity

Friday, May 31, 2013 1:01 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

But I doubt he high fived you.

Friday, May 31, 2013 1:09 AM
sws's avatar

It was more of a fist and quite a bit lower.

Last edited by sws, Friday, May 31, 2013 1:18 AM
Friday, May 31, 2013 1:14 AM

I think the only person I ever expressed having an issue with was Jeff. He settled that pretty quickly with an email informing me that I no longer had an account. (Granted, this was at GttP no less than a dozen years ago.)

I also know that I've spoken some very insensitive things to people, mostly because I don't have a very good filter for thoughts escaping my mouth. It's usually safest for me to just not speak. (Thankfully the Internet has that magical ability to go back and edit what you said if you make a fool of yourself.)

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Friday, May 31, 2013 7:42 AM

I have problems with negative nellies and people who steal pop. I guess that's no longer a problem.

Friday, May 31, 2013 7:55 AM
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Speaking of how things used to be here ten years ago, anybody remember this thread? I took a beating for that, and I'll admit that at the time I was bothered by some of the "harsh" responses. It took me a while to realize that it was just a bad idea and that everyone else was right.

Last edited by Bakeman31092, Friday, May 31, 2013 8:18 AM
Friday, May 31, 2013 8:35 AM
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Oh, the TTD anti rollback thread. What a great read! Thanks for bringing that one back up, Bakeman. (yes, I'm serious - high five!)

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Friday, May 31, 2013 9:07 AM
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Psst. He said "self diluted" instead of "self deluded."

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Friday, May 31, 2013 9:23 AM
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I need to be self-diluting. At full-strength, my silliness might be at toxic levels.

Friday, May 31, 2013 9:38 AM

sirloindude said:

I guess people should stop viewing the tough love as punishment and start viewing it as a learning opportunity. If you want to be successful in life, you need to hear how it is without flowers and unicorns softening the blow.

A few things: Just a little while ago, I was pretty much dying of boredom and going nuts for the start of the season. I was posting a ton of noise. I got called out publicly for it, and I got pissed. I am not a fan of calling people out publicly over addressing it personally. However, I think this poster helped me out in the long run and returned me to a more thoughtful poster (usually. I don't think a single person here posts brilliant stuff with every post). So in relation to Justin's quote, yes, sometimes it really sucks to be confronted with your own crappiness, but it can actually help you too.

I meant to say this in relation to Vater's post in the "humiliated girl goes to press" story, but I both disagreed AND agreed with his posting that we need to develop thicker skins. I winced at the "you can't ride because you need all your parts" comment because I could see where it could be a little...hairy. If the op really said that (and who knows what the real comment was and what was made up), that is. Then I thought, "You know, Vater is absolutely right about people needing thicker skins." I looked at the comment made to this girl and didn't see quite so much wrong with it.

After saying the above things, I would like to point out that there is a fine line between addressing a problem, talking to a person about it, and getting condescending and rude and just in general being a jackass. I feel that there are some here who either don't even give others a chance, or they're just so rude and clique-y that they do the site a disservice. I'm also in the camp of those who feel things have gotten tougher and ruder, which to me says immaturity MORE in some ways. However, in terms of the rudeness and bluntness, this is the way society is going.

On the other hand, I get irritated that in life, people expect to have things handed to them, they take no responsibility for their actions and mistakes, they're completely disrespectful to authority, and they all want something for nothing. In that way, I think this site does a great thing in keeping people on their toes, and it doesn't give that room for a bunch of butthurt (usually). Sometimes I get my feelings hurt or I get irritated by someone's tone towards me, but I am a sensitive person, and that's just me. I get over it though and just think, "Well, that's Gonch. He's just a dick like that". ;) I jest, but seriously now, when things get too confrontational for me or people are being too obnoxious, I leave for a while (and usually miss the best memes) and come back stronger. Why can't others do the same?

I had more to say, but I spent so long thinking about this, considering it, typing it on my phone, retyping, etc, and now I've forgotten the rest! *laugh*

Carrie, I don't think you're rude. Sometimes things get interpreted wrong with everyone. And you openly and honestly have discussions with people if they need to do so. I don't see the problem! :)

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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:42 PM
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Jeff, you should change the "Vote up" button to a "High five" button. lol

Friday, May 31, 2013 12:57 PM

Why do I keep thinking of Puddy from "Seinfeld" every time someone mentions the high-five?

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Friday, May 31, 2013 1:13 PM
kpjb's avatar

Dammit, Krause, I was just about to say that!

(High five.)


Friday, May 31, 2013 1:17 PM

Since, we are in the middle of Generation "I'm Special" I would expect forum sensitivity to only get worse not better. But, what more could you expect from the generation that gets trophies and graduation ceremonies for everything.

Then again my parents couldn't wait for me to graduate, so they could graduate my ass right out the door.

Friday, May 31, 2013 8:37 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:

Timber-Rider said:


If this were any more awesome, I'd have to change my shorts.

I personally vow to never post another thing on the internet that doesn't include this.


Glad you enjoyed my insanity. See, my posts aren't all horrible. Though I think I need a royalty payment! Darn, I should have a copywrite on that!

I didn't do it! I swear!!

Friday, May 31, 2013 9:00 PM
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CoasterDiscern said:

Stoogemanmoe, I can guarantee you that if the main members have been mean its because they don't want people continuously posting stupid, unfounded, un-researched, in-factual, dumb comments and ideas. Harsh criticism is good criticism.

Believe me, Im the same way. Been a member for 7 years already, which at one time I took a hiatus for over a year, I'm low scoring, I haven't made any close friends, and there were times I was ripped apart and thought what a piece of **** he is. TOO BAD!! If you cant handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. I stay cause even when I think their being mean, its because their pretty smart, and they know what their taking about. You have to learn that.

Carrie, I have two words I've been saying to myself for the last 3 years, that I believe the world revolves around, "societies approval". Doesn't matter what anyones does these day, weather its how your hair looks, the clothes you picked out, how you drive, your opinions, your attitude, your level of income, it seems everything has to have societies approval. If society approves with what your doing, then its "right", and you can be emotional supported. BARF!! Makes me sick!

Yeah I guess you're right on all I like to watch a troll or 2 get ripped apart as much as the next guy. Hell it's the internet and always forget about that. I met come cool peeps when I went to the X-Flight media day and had a damn blast. Just wish I could have met more people as I was too busy getting rides in. Drove the wife crazy. I don't mean to come on here and complain. I love it here and find myself here everyday. It has the best news and forums. Ya know, I havn't met most of you but I'd love to if I can get away from the ball and chain, no not the wife. Still working on getting her to be a coaster fanatic like me. Her health isn't what it should be and is driving me insane. But enough of that.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 1:58 AM
CoasterDiscern's avatar

No worries man. Trust me I didn't post those opinionated remarks just in reply to you. Its just the way I see it and believe it to be. There is no room here for idiocies and deviant behaviour. And you know what? I kinda like it! Mmmm, makes me hungry for a cookie.

Coasterbuzz and its members will stand the test of time as being an incredible source of Amusement Park Industry facts, knowledge, and information all because it weeds out trolls, and corrects poor facts and ideas harshly when its needs to. I truly believe that. And I believe its necessary to do just that.

Thats why this place kicks serious star war a** yo!! :)

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:34 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar


I deleted your post. No doubt a ban is coming.

Not sure why you lashed out at Carrie - she just relayed what she was told by Billy - which you just said (in the deleted post) was sent to her out of context. So if anyone is a passive aggressive bitch, it's him.

Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:43 AM
Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:44 AM
CoasterDiscern's avatar

Glad your still up Gonch, I thought I might of been the only one to see that tonight. Yikes, that was a bad one!!!

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:44 AM

Carrie is a passive aggressive. This whole thread was her trying to ferret out someone on the board that doesn't worship her. Enjoy that. She knows what she is. Pathetic. Yep stuff was out of context and Billy overstepped. However Carrie has shown her true colors.

That is all. Ban away.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 2:46 AM

CoasterDiscern said:

Glad your still up Gonch, I thought I might of been the only one to see that tonight. Yikes, that was a bad one!!!

Coaster review your posts and notice how you are being made fun of. Sucking up now won't really change that, douche.


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