I'd like to know who people think they are. What right have you to decide what is and isn't allowed? It's just that kind of elitism which gives these sites a bad name, not someone having a couple of threads to talk about whatever they want.
Still, I expect this will now go the way of many others and get trampled by trolls and the peanut gallery.
and you have never been upset at a spam post? i suppose i cant proove it to you, but i am all for giving people a voice. however, i dont think that ability should be abused. spamming is abusing that voice and the forum in which it is heard.
its like, if i posted a thread about every time i had sex and described it in explicit detail and whatnot, do you think people would appreciate it? its an extreme but still valid. what if i started going to wikipedia, smashing my keyboard, then clicking the first "did you mean...?" link, then just copy/pasting the entire page into a forum? would you appreciate and respect that?
i love debating philosophy etc, honestly, i do, but this is not that, this is spam in the purest sense. Why? because the OP posts whatever blather he wants, and its only the most (bored?) complacent users that reply with any sincerity. and its not to what he's posting, but to whatever meaning you percieve to be within his verbal (textual?) diahorrea. nothing against you guys who are taking it seriously, but really... this post is alot of meaningless fluff and, yes, SPAM!
Precisely! well said, Fuzzy. People communicate on all sorts of levels... and those who do not understand this level do not have to read it...keep on reading it. More to the point, they don't have to keep responding in the negative.
i did, in fact, start replying to the actual content of the thread.... then it went pear shaped with the pure copy/pastes from wikipedia whatnot, and i lost all respect for the OP, because i realised (with some sadness and more than a bit of irritation) that he was just some random spammer.
AND! its not like i can even ignore it. Its saved in the My Replies section, and to the best of my knowledge, you cant delete entries from there, so i have to look at it every time, and (yes, i know its illogical, but still) i just get irritated by it, and by the fact that the slather continues. So, rather than get upset and take it out on people who dont deserve it, i figured id do the one thing that isnt often done in todays society, and take out my frustration on the thing that is CAUSING my frustration. Nifty huh?
basically, its Spam, pure and simple. if you can, show me how its not. until then, get off your bloody high horse, thinking you are all fantastic because you find meaning in random text.
Im using an Internet Browser to read the forums, because i cant access the modding forum from Impulse.
I too am using IE8 not Impulse.
huh... funny, i just moused over to the area to the left of the quote button, and the mouse changes and i get a tooltip that says click here to report the thread, but the button isnt actually there.... how interesting... still, my screen looks different to your screenshot... are you sure you are on the sinsofasolarempire.com website?