Unfortunately, many people seem to defien "noise" as "opinions that differ from theirs". Your accurate, but boring, example of "Made perfect sense to me" / "Glad you see it my way" is what they seem to prefer. They seem to be able to tolerate deafening noise as long as they happen to agree with the opinions being expressed in the noise. Differing opinions are "Noise" from the "riff raff" (I believe that was the term four posts above) while like opinions, no matter how "noisey" they may be, are fine.
Am I making vast generalities here that don't apply to everyone? Absolutely! But then this thread seems to be full of vast generalties (i.e. all noise comes from the unpaying "riff raff") so what is one going to hurt?
And all this time I thought an example of the "noise" everyone was talking about could be found on the last few pages of the IB 2008 thread when you have newbies flake, vomitmachine, et al acting like CB was a chatroom.
^^I choose to do nothing with that information. I'm not looking for the population of the entire world to like me or be my friend. Maybe some people find me noisy and that's fine, that's their right. Why they confide in you with their opinions of me is a bit curious, as is your odd desire to listen to them, but whatever.
SL said it best- it seems people are blurring the line that separates noise from differing opinions. If you're walking down the block and someone drives by with music blaring from their car so loud that the license plate rattles, you'll either define that as enjoyable or a disruption based upon whether you like the music. It's no different here. It's just that unlike some people, I'm not shaking my head in disgust or yelling at them to turn down the volume. Just because I don't like the music doesn't mean they don't have a right to listen to it loudly.
^ Apparantly I'm capable of doing the site a greater disservice than those people, Moosh ;)
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If you're walking down the block and someone drives by with music blaring from their car so loud that the license plate rattles, you'll either define that as enjoyable or a disruption based upon whether you like the music.
Whether I like the music or not, it gets annoying at about the 52nd time that car goes around said block. :)
Rob Ascough said: What I'd really like to know is why people seem to suddenly have a problem with the decibel level when they're among the people screaming at the top of their lungs.
Playa's point may have been that just because you don't understand how people could believe there's a problem doesn't mean that those people don't feel that way. There's nothing sudden about it, and I've felt that way for quite awhile now. I'm just willing to wade through it now and then.
I don't have a problem with people having a problem. It's more me having a problem with people that have a problem while actually being part of the problem. And even then, it's not a problem. It just seems a little hypocritical, especially when the thing that separates the noisy people from the quiet people seems to be a club membership. Ragging on people for not ponying up the coin for membership is fine but to insinuate they're the cause of all the problems that are just now coming to light reeks of b.s.
*** Edited 11/7/2007 5:04:06 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***