Originally Posted by Gmunit
i can understand this, BUT is it really Rep?? or is it Sigs, Avs and Handles that draw your attention??
it's all of the above. Obviously certain sigs, avs and handles are more recognizable to me than others, and do certain avatars, sigs, and handles attract my attention or repell my attention? ABSOLUTELY.
There are people on these forums who I think are ignorant, racist and pathetic wastes of human flesh, and I'm sure there are those who think the same about me. When it comes to some of these people, at least for the most part I try to just ignore their posts because it's usually nonsense.
There are other avatars that I may come across that make me stop and at least glance at the post. Like yours for instance--If I'm scrolling through a thread and I see Drama's picture, I'm more than likely going to look at the post because I recognize it as you, whom I consider a respectable and knowledgeable poster.
Same goes for Sundance's avatar of that fighter, what's his name? Ian Suckuberry? I know he sucks and got raped by Terry Martin (kidding dont let your g string get stuck too far up your arse) but whenever I see that avatar, I usually stop and take a glance at the post. Same goes with all the mods and admins because either they are vets of the forums or they are knowledgeable and insightful posters. There are plenty of other avs and sigs that draw my attention, but there are way more forums members that I choose to skip over their posts because it's not even worth taking 30 seconds to read imo.
We already have this in a way with Noob Jack City and the General Forum, but I think it would be nice to have another thread for people who have been here long enough, have at least a 1000 posts, and maybe a certain number of rep. It kind of sucks coming to the forums now-a-days because it is starting to remind me of sherdog more and more everyday, simply because of the growth. MMANews fortunately lacks a large number of trolls