Originally Posted by BigBanda
It's just that some of us long time members like myself or Legend for instance came on these boards when it was a small and calm community.
I think he hit it on the head. Tick also makes a great point that the news has gotten stale. And the onlything worse than stale news perhaps are the sherdog refugees who argue the same mindless points over and over....i.e.
--Why should Randy fulfill a contract...contracts get broken everyday. Thats stupid that he should have to fulfill his obligations.
--Everything the UFC does sucks and kills MMA, and we can't wait for it to die.
-- Fedor is a God and will never be beaten.
When I first joined, the community was small, had its share of asswipes --especially in the Pride vs. UFC Cold War, but the site was informative, and full of lucid arguments and great information. I learned more here about MMA as a whole in my first 3 months than I ever thought I would, and often times it was from people I didn't even agree with.
Now it just feels very different. I don't care how many times atj-lucko screams that Randy was right to dishonor his contract.... he offers no substance, so its an idiotic point. I don't care how many people have built alters to Fedor, he's a man and can be beaten (if he fights) just like anyone. All the screaming in the world doesn't change that.
I don't come here as often as I once did either because the "good ole days" of teaching and learning are long gone. Attracting garbage flies and parasites is an unfortunate side effect of popularity. Unfortunately, the idiots wear away at the informed, and over time you see a complete demographic change ala sherdog which has basically been reduced to the intellectual level of a junior high cafeteria.