Soulx Threads or How We Need To Stop Worrying and Get Over This Already

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  1. Gahars
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    My reaction when I see any thread, discussion, or post centered around the typical "Guild vs. Soulx" routine:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And you know, it shouldn't have to be this way. We're kind of in a rut right now; it feels like every single topic leading back to this subject. We've got two threads centered on this conflict in the Site Discussions & Suggestions board, for fuck's sake.

    Enough is enough. Come on, GBAtemp, we're better than this. Not by much, sure, but still. I think it's about time that we got all parties involved to offer suggestions, to be worked out and developed here, in the Edge of the Forum (the home of the Temp's most intellectually stimulating discussions).

    "Now, Gahars," you may ask, "was this just an excuse to post that gif?" Yes, yes it was. I'm too many words into this thing to turn back now, though, so let's get rolling.

    SUGGESTIONS:
    1) Soulx, cut back on the Sony news for awhile. By cut back, of course, I mean stop completely. That's not to say that there should be no news on Sony posted, or that you should stop forever. However, you've got a reputation and stigma that carries over to your posts and threads, derailing it for everyone involved. Leave the dead horse be, and let things cool down.
    2) Guild, turn down the heat a bit. Everybody loves to see a thoroughly smashed sphincter, but as history shows us, too many crushed colons just leaves fecal matter and tears everywhere. Going in hot is your style, I get that, but all too often people feel insulted or antagonized when that wasn't even the original intention. All too often, otherwise benign or relaxed discussions quickly reach a boiling point based on some sort of mutual understanding.
    3) Everyone, stop taking things so seriously. We can hold frank and serious discussions here, but this is also a forum where a gif of Rydian humping the air became the trendy new avatar a while back; 'tis a silly place. You can't convey tone through text, sure, but hyperbole shouldn't be so hard to spot and recognize. Don't take disagreements as personal attacks. Realize that preachy moralizing is anno- oh...

    Feel free to add your own suggestions/suggestions for edits to my suggestions (which I'll add to this post if they're worthwhile), to tell me I'm wrong, or to turn this into a Futurama thread by page 2.

    Together we can fix this problem. Or not. It's up to you, really.
     


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    ...I thought we was just having fun? Didn't think anyone took it seriously.
     
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    This is a very serious issue for very serious people. Seriously.

    Very seriously.
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    That's the thing Gahars - barely anyone treats this issue seriously at this point. I personally find it hilarious, not serious.

    Soulx gonna Soulx - he has a deep love for all that is Nintendo and subconsciously bashes everything that's not Nintendo, that's just who he us. Guild hates that kind of approach and he's gonna Guild - he's entitled to do so.

    Watching their grumpy back-and-forth's of replies is like watching a good sitcom based on binary opposition of the characters involved. They're our Temp Grumps, why not take advantage of that and just have good fun?
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Wouldn't you run out of beard pretty fast that way? (And other tufts of body hair.) :unsure:
     
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    Wow. You had the balls to mention that. :creep:
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Bah, real men aren't afraid to singe their balls for the ultimate in firecrotch, I was thinking (dreading) more along the lines of ass hair.

    Dem toasting dingleberries D:
     
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    ...intense heat might turn those into chocolate muffins. :creep:

    Wow. We stooped pretty low for the sake of this joke. Our comments are ass. :glare:
     
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    Oh what hairy web we weave when first we do the scatological limbo.


    How low can you go?
     
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    How low? We're knee-deep in this sh*t now, I gotta say. We'll just keep on excreting more and more crap no matter how hard we push to stop this diarrhea of foul replies. That's bullshit, we're better than that.
     
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    People just need to read soulx threads as threads, not their favourite reality tv show: Soulx vs Guild
     
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    RANDOM BATMAN MEME THREAD!
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    The proper name is Temp Grumps and Temp Grumps Versus, learn it! :glare:
     
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    Very.

    I don't even have a beard to begin with. That's how bad it is!
     
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    Good suggestions. No joke!

    I suggest we just make every part of the forum a sub-forum for the EOF and then nobody will take anything seriously.
     
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    I've noticed
    I see.

    Carry on.
     
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    Welcome. You missed an entire day of ballblasting butthurtedness... so it was just like any other day, so you really didn't miss anything significant.
     
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