I swear some people enjoy being butthurt.
Check out the O.A.W. Report at www.majinoaw.blogspot.com. You want to see why I say the things I do or understand what's in my head... this is the place to go.
On Leno the other night, Charles Barkley said that Dwight Howard's father needs to "shut the hell up" because he's not involved in the game and doesn't know what's going on.
People are going to say what they are going to say. If you find it insulting, don't listen. Or go on being insulted, whatever floats your boat. However, you shouldn't expect to be able to change someone else's behavior.
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If one constantly repeats step 1 and it leads to step 2, which leads to step 3.... and that in turn leads back to step 1... thats a circle. Think of it like a globe. While you are on the line it looks linear, yet the world you trace is circular.
Not at all, but I do think the way its done at times breeds the reactions that are being complained about in this thread.And in regards to (1) fans keep picking apart comic books - You think that should change? Fans should only focus on positives? Simply, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
Yeah, I thought about just giving up on the site after that thing. \Originally Posted by Majinoaw
Last edited by charlesthehammer; 02-14-2013 at 10:23 PM.
And if there's nothing wrong with that, which you appear to agree with, it shouldn't constantly be met with ridicule and belittlement from the creators.
EDIT: I think the problem seems to be that you're working from a premise that Mr. Wacker and/or Slott are provoked to respond a certain way by how the readers/fans address them.
This is confusing to me because I have been in several conversations where posters are talking among themselves and Mr. Wacker drops in and begins mocking a poster for seemingly no reason other than that poster expressed an opinion negative of Marvel.
You then seem to suggest that since Mr. Wacker is a proud employee of Marvel, any time a fan criticizes it, it is like a personal affront and he deserves the right to respond in kind.
And it is this level of interaction that I wish would change on the Boards. Where users should be free to post how they feel about a particular direction without expecting some childish response calling them names and not addressing their actual points of criticism.
P.S. I like how moderators can edit their own messages and don't get the little "Last edited" note at the bottom.
Last edited by Ari Gold; 02-14-2013 at 10:27 PM.
If every time I say something negative about double-shipping or a book I didn't like, I am simultaneously personally insulting Mr. Wacker, then we are left with a few possible outcomes.
1) I could stop saying negative things about Marvel, so as not to personally offend him.
2) He could stop taking personal offense to fans criticizing Marvel.
3) We can continue as is. But seemingly nobody will be happy.
It seems that most comic book professionals take approach #2. They either ignore the criticism, or don't feel the need to fight back at the fan for expressing a negative opinion.
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