Internet Forums: Where everyone's a professional everything

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Trulen, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Trulen

    Trulen GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    For the past few months (ever since Geohot was under fire), I've noticed a startling trend.

    Internet gaming forum users (mostly the game sites I've been to, but I wouldn't put it past others) have no idea what they're talking about. Ever.
    Okay, so maybe the "ever" part is a little bit absolute, but it happens often enough to not doubt it.

    Gamers on Internet Forums are not:

    Lawyers: Oh good lawd. When the Geohot case was on I must have heard over 100 newly made up laws. And when Sony took various legal actions, there were debates whether or not it was legal. I saw a lot of "Teh corruptz! $ony briiiibez!" and whatnot.
    It's like everyone (I'll use a blanket-statement. It's easier that way.) learned law practice off the back of a Captain Crunch box.

    Business folk: I've seen so many off the wall proposals on how X company is going to fail because Y incident happened. And how that company can get back on its feet.
    Microsoft hire Geohot to hack the PS3?

    Philanthrops: Internet forums are full of just mean people.
    "Send to Geohot to jail so he can be buttraped forever."
    "Drag the case out so Geohot doesn't have any money left!"
    "It serves Sony right! Down with Sony! I hope they fail!"
    "I really hope Justin Beiber dies" (Not video game related, but darnit all I've seen this in more places than I care to count)

    Network Administrators: No one knows how a network works around here.
    It seems that typing is the extent anyone has ever had in regards to networks.

    Now, this is the part where I say I'm graduation college in a few months from my school's College of Business with a Computer Information Systems degree and how that qualifies me an expert on this stuff (due to having many business classes, including business law, as well as computer and network classes).
    But that's pretty much wrong. I can't tell you much insight on this as I don't know anything terribly advanced (companies send you to training for that stuff.) I'm still rage-facing that I'm spending so much time in school so I can learn the basics, but the more time I spend here, I realize why.

    I have no clue what's the right answer, but the basics let me figure out who has no earthly clue.
    Those who have a good clue, I cant tell.

    Once again, I used a lot, LOT of blanket statements. I know there's some of you out there that actually have a clue what you're talking about, but you're drowned out by those who only think they have a clue.

    And don't even get me started on when folks on the internet forum have a "debate."
    Oh... Ohgod. Let me just hit Post New Topic before I begin my rant.

    TL;DR: You guys (blanket statement) are dumb.
    But don't worry, so am I.
  2. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    I'll have you know, I can set up a wireless network from the next room on the toilet. That's also without missing. As for your rant, yes. I completely agree.
  3. Shinigami357

    Shinigami357 Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

    Jul 29, 2010
    I really hope Justin Bieber dies.


  4. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    Welcome to the Internet, my name is Daniel and I will be your guide for this evening. Here is your complimentary LOLcat poster and bacon underwear.
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters

    Warning: Spoilers inside!