1. You are so sure of yourself that you know the answer but wont reveal it. 2. You make someone feel like crap when you correct them with name calling and derogatory remarks(Attitude included). 3. You feel the need to attack someone personally and make pointless threats towards them which all-of-a-sudden gets off the topic of a discussion(which started out positive). 4. Since you are a member of a coaster club, you think you are above all others. (This obviously doesnt pertain to everyone in a club but you know who you are) 5. Since you work at a park, you have all the answers which in turn means everyone else doesnt know what they are talking about.(Once again, this doesnt pertain to everyone that works at a park, but you know who you are) 6. You feel you have all the answers on how a coaster site like this one should be operated.
Why did I start this topic? Because recently we have been seeing alot of this attitude lately with some members. If you fall in any of these 6 categories then you need to step back, take a look at the situation, and realize that no-one on here is above anyone else. You also might want to take on a second hobby in order to relieve these symptoms. Coasters and parks are nothing more than entertainment but some seem to think its a way of life. Take a break and realize this. Scott (Chitown) Happy Coasting!!!!!!!!! ----------------- ========================= "The Peoples Elbow" or "The Spinaroonie?. Cant decide which is the most electrifying move in sports entertainment!!! LOL
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I'm certainly obsessed with coasters (Just ask my wife.), but I and I believe most coaster enthusiasts try hard not to behave like the people you describe. Please don't think that the few are the typical.
Chitown said: 1. You are so sure of yourself that you know the answer but wont reveal it. 5. Since you work at a park, you have all the answers which in turn means everyone else doesnt know what they are talking about.(Once again, this doesnt pertain to everyone that works at a park, but you know who you are)
There is this thing called a non-disclosure policy. And when people say dumb things like how the tower is going to snap off from v2 swaying...or that the reason it is down is because the magnetic brakes freeze when it was down way before it got cold...I feel obligated to tell people those rumors are crazy. :-)
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I think what Chitown was getting at was that some park employees get on a high horse about their knowledge, (like The Simpson's Comic Book Guy) rather than just explaining the situation logicaly and with tact.
BTW, that #1 thing, is that a disguised jab at our beloved webmaster? (in reguards to CP's new coaster) I know, I know, there is a difference between priviliged information and puplic information.
nasai said: ...When all you do is peruse the coaster forums on the Net while at work. (c'est moi)
Hey nasai, include me on that too. Lord knows I'm not doing anything of vast importance!! :-) Sorry I haven't yelled at ya on ICQ lately, my mobo and cpu have gone the way of the dodo. I got new stuff en route, but I'm a little more than stir crazy trying to figure out how to get my monitor to access the internet all by itself. I'll talk to ya soon, bud. :oÞ
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Soggy said: BTW, that #1 thing, is that a disguised jab at our beloved webmaster? (in reguards to CP's new coaster) I know, I know, there is a difference between priviliged information and puplic information. ------------- "X" marks the spot in 2001!
No. That was not directed at Jeff. He would be excluded because he does have inside info on coasters and parks. I am talking about people that will say "I know this but I am not telling". If you dont want to tell something then dont even make the remark. Also, that statement was made in general. It has nothing to do with CP specifically.
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Chitown said: No. That was not directed at Jeff. He would be excluded because he does have inside info on coasters and parks. I am talking about people that will say "I know this but I am not telling". If you dont want to tell something then dont even make the remark.
So am I to understand from that comment that there is a double standard? One person can say they know something but not tell and another person can't? I can assure you I know exactly what happened to v2, but I can't tell you...I don't see how you somehow think one person can do this but someone else can't....its just hypocritical...but whatever...believe and say whatever you want.
Park employee's can't discuss internal things about nor make statements about the park...only public relations can do that. It's called the 'non-disclosure policy' at six flags...I mentioned that earlier.
Employees over at GTTP talk about internal happenings of the park all the time...why should Six Flags be any different? Do they have a lot to hide?
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I bet they aren't supposed to. And isn't it standard policy that only public relations for a company say things...cuz some people are dumb and don't know what they are talking about. I mean I used to work at a clothing store and we couldn't say anything for our company there either...it doesn't have anything to do with hiding...more that they want people to get info from one place...and only info they feel is appropriate I guess.
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Chitown said: 4. Since you are a member of a coaster club, you think you are above all others. (This obviously doesnt pertain to everyone in a club but you know who you are)
I think this extends to people who aren't memebers of any club. Maybe it's just me, but when people make generalizations about "enthusiasts" and "the GP" for any reason, it makes me sick. Nobody gave you title "enthusiast." Not even ACE. You're just a member of the general public who happens to like coasters a lot.
I suppouse that employees at parks are not officially allowed to say anything secret about the park. But as I have said many times here, just because I work at a park doesn't mean I know any more about the new ride or whatever than anyone else. Why would a ride op need to know what the parks next project is. THey don't. And they aren't told either. So, once and for all just because someone works at a park doesn't mean that they know much more than anyone else.
That's very true...not all employees know selective info about their park, your typical ride op is probably not going to know whats going on....but some do. It doesn't like make me feel special at all...I just like to dispell silly rumors about rides...and I feel if I tell people that I do know what's wrong they'll be more inclined to disbelieve the rumor even tho I can't say specifically.