People on this board

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 5:55 PM
I had been a member on this forum for three years ending this past summer, I got busy with a job and wasn't able to post last summer like I had in the past.

I posted yesterday about the PowderKeg crash right when I heard about it, and came back today to see if anything was posted on my thread, and what do I find? A bunch of people being (for lack of a better word) jerks. Back when I used to post here, it was a friendly community. I am sorry if that has changed.

Is responce to some of those people who were rude and/or joking:

Coaster Lover said:

"Well, the scenario you proposed would be impossible. "

"Well, here's the webpage of the News Channel the poster is refering to, but I don't see any information on the subject..."
Obviously I know that, I was just stating what I had heard. And it's not my fault the news sources in this city are slooooooooooow!! Obviously I'm not going to make something like this up.

CoasterPlaya (Who I thought was cool when I posted here a few years ago) said:

"And still no word on the Ozarks Fox website either? Lame high-school prank, anyone? -CO"
Yep, that's me, a lame high schooler...

CoasterGuts said:

"His AOL IM ID and Yahoo ID is: IrishFootball42 may I suggest a IM Flood letting said high school senior know what happens when you mess with coaster enthusiast?"
And this guys is: airtimefreaky... Lets do the same to him. :)

Moosh said:

"I think his account should be cancelled."


Jeff said:

"There is nothing in the news. As far as I'm concerned it didn't happen until we see otherwise."
When looking at CoasterBuzz News today, I saw that you were the one that 'contributed' the news. Hmm...

I dont want any trouble, it was just frustrating to come back on here and read what a few people said.

-Billy J *** Edited 3/23/2005 11:30:09 PM UTC by ReturnofCoasterBill***

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:01 PM
I agree with you. I also think a lot of people on this forum are jerks. If you say what you heard or say your opinion, someone is bound to say something negative about your post.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:08 PM
Now you're going to:

a) Get made fun of for making this thread.

b) Get this topic locked/deleted.

c) Get banned.

d) Get yelled at from Jeff.

But I'm standing with you. It's unfortunate how some people act, but that's the world these days. Quite a pity, though. Ah well. People are going to be asses and we can't do anything about it. May I suggest you hide your info so you don't get a "flood" on AIM? That seems something like preppy High Schoolers would do... you're getting made fun of for being a high schooler, yet they're the ones acting immature.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:14 PM
You deserve an apology from the people that posted in your thread.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:18 PM
I dont care, I would enjoy having a 'mature' conversation with some of them. :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:24 PM
an apology from all of them would be nice... lets turn this into the apology thread... and if they don't, well, THEN i'll consider them jerks =P.

-- alan "everyone makes mistakes" jacyszyn

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:39 PM
Billy - I apologize for saying your account should be cancelled.

That being said you have to understand where we were all coming from:

1] You posted a news item that could not [at that moment] be verified by independent sources.
2] You posted a scenario [collision in the launch area] that is impossible given PowderKeg's layout and operations.
3] You registered on March 21. If you look at the history of people who register for this site with the sole purpose of trolling and posting incorrect info their posts happen immediately after their start date.

Given all that its natural that we came to the conclusion we did. We were wrong. I'm man enough to admit that. And as for Jeff posting the news story I'm sure he gets automatic email notifications with any news story that involves a coaster...its natural he'd post it.

Don't give up on Coasterbuzz because of this one incident.



Wednesday, March 23, 2005 6:45 PM
Well, most of the thread was pretty on topic and good discussion. However I understand why the thread was closed. Jeff doesnt give a damn where the news comes from, as long as its actually news, since there was no official word it was rumor, this site doesnt like rumors and neither do I.

There are some people who have to post something in every thread dropping inside jokes and the like...I feel with you there, but I dont think you should worry about them. This board is moderated really well, unfortunatly your post was seen as a rumor at the time and was dealt with.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:07 PM
I understand where you are all coming from. I'm cool with it now, I guess I was just a little mad when I first read it. It's ok though, it's not like anything on here is 'life threatening' :)

I registered on March 21? Really?

That and it's not my fault I forgot what e-mail I used to log on with!!! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:14 PM
If I were you, I'd make a link to that thread my sig. :)

Don't get down, people around here are VERY skeptical of unconfirmed info and the response you got from Jeff is the same response any unvalidated news/rumor gets. The idea is that it's better to post the news correctly, but last, rather than post incorrect or untrue info just to be first.

Instead, bask in the glow of what is known as 'being right' :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:21 PM
Okay, if you have been here for 3 years, you should know what to expect with a rumor thread and either you are cool with that or you should be long gone. The last few posts were lame, but I think you were a bit sensitive too. It is not like you were singled out or anything. Rumor threads with no source get locked. You were close to right this time, but that is like 1 in 20 and CB decided how they want this board to trend and that is sacrificing some timing on news to get the facts straight and avoid tons of BS threads.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:24 PM
its sad that people are not allowed to express themselves here, but that's the way Jeff wants it
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:33 PM

its sad that people are not allowed to express themselves here, but that's the way Jeff wants it

It's even more sad that you see 'rumor control' as an inability to express one's self.

*** Edited 3/24/2005 1:30:29 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:14 PM
See ya all later.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:25 PM
I apologize for all the dumbasses. :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:56 PM
Yeah, Sam, and you're the person that keeps on coming back over and over and over again so you can complain about some magic oppressiveness that's targeted squarely at you. Boo hoo. Nobody here has stopped you from expressing your continuous bickering with the SFA fan kid.

Bill: You posted an unsubstantiated claim about what happened. That's the way we roll. If it happened, we need proof, or it gets shut down. That's the way it has been, and that's how it will continue to be. It might be impossible for some people to believe, but there is some legal liability and obligation not to disseminate false information that could be potentially harmful to a particular business.

Thread closed... back to your normally scheduled discussion.


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