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Howie
03-17-2008, 07:45 PM
So i just seen that legend, a long time member of these forums is biting the dust. This isnt the first time someone longstanding here has left. THey tend to say things changed and thats why they are leaving so im curious as to what is changing that people arnt liking. I want to hear what you guys all think. Dont turn this into a bash thread. Give you opinion. If someone doesnt like said persons opinion keep it to yourself. I want to know what the problems are.

2mcgrath
03-17-2008, 07:50 PM
i dont know if anyone has noticed,but i dont come here much myself anymore and i used to pretty much live here.

for me the place just has a different feel,way to much drama,and seems to have gotten more serious than it used to, meaning some dont like to joke around,or take everything out of context.i remember awhile back you could joke around and noone took it serious.it just isnt the light hearted place i remember when i spent so much time here before.i will still pop in like i do now but i hardly ever post anymore.

eazye76
03-17-2008, 08:18 PM
I've noticed a change, the forum isn't as interesting as it used to be. The conversation used to be more "out of the box", now it just feels a little more dull. It's probably nobody's fault though, I attribute it to the fact that Pride is gone. when Pride was bought out the stuff to talk about was literally cut in half. It would be like if this was a pro football forum and half the teams in the NFL just disappeared. I just don't think there's anywhere near as much stuff to talk about as there was a year ago.
That's how I see things, but I enjoy the forum and will continue to visit on a regular basis... until I get sick and freakin' tired of all the Fedor/Randy stuff...j/k

BigBanda
03-17-2008, 08:32 PM
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 it just grew so damn fast and in came a lot of idiots and a lot to keep up with. Me personally??.... I just flat out ignore a lot of these things so that I can keep my sanity.

Then again some people need to chill out with the finger pointing and getting butt hurt over the smallest and stupidest things. I mean I do not see how some of these people make it through life with the cruel world it is when they get all bent out of shape about nothing on these boards. This whole throwing up the "racist" card frequently on these boards has gotten ridiculous as well. As if these same people dont watch movies or stand up comedy ... gimme a frickin break! Then as a result of things such as this it makes the Admins/Mods step in and then they sometimes come off as having a power trip and then more arguments start because people have a problem with others telling them what to do.

Wow what a cluster fuck! lol You see why I try to ignore that kind of stuff??

Clint
03-17-2008, 09:21 PM
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 it just grew so damn fast and in came a lot of idiots and a lot to keep up with. Me personally??.... I just flat out ignore a lot of these things so that I can keep my sanity.

Then again some people need to chill out with the finger pointing and getting butt hurt over the smallest and stupidest things. I mean I do not see how some of these people make it through life with the cruel world it is when they get all bent out of shape about nothing on these boards. This whole throwing up the "racist" card frequently on these boards has gotten ridiculous as well. As if these same people dont watch movies or stand up comedy ... gimme a frickin break! Then as a result of things such as this it makes the Admins/Mods step in and then they sometimes come off as having a power trip and then more arguments start because people have a problem with others telling them what to do.

Wow what a cluster fuck! lol You see why I try to ignore that kind of stuff??

Agreed.

Alot of times it is users that prefer a smaller enviroment. Our forums have been growing fast, so with more posters you lose a bit of the community feel and need to have more rules to keep everyone in line. Some people simply don't like that enviroment.

I also agree that some people get all sorts of pissed off about silly things which only causes drama.

TriangleChoke
03-18-2008, 12:27 AM
i dont know if anyone has noticed,but i dont come here much myself anymore and i used to pretty much live here.

for me the place just has a different feel,way to much drama,and seems to have gotten more serious than it used to, meaning some dont like to joke around,or take everything out of context.i remember awhile back you could joke around and noone took it serious.it just isnt the light hearted place i remember when i spent so much time here before.i will still pop in like i do now but i hardly ever post anymore.

i agree with this. Place was a lot smaller when I joined too. I even find myself skipping over people's post who have rep less than a certain number or havent been here for very long. It's nothing personal, i'm just used to how mmanews was back in the day when I didnt have to scroll through 4 pages of nonsense to have a discussion in a thread

Gmunit
03-18-2008, 02:56 AM
i agree with this. Place was a lot smaller when I joined too. I even find myself skipping over people's post who have rep less than a certain number or havent been here for very long. It's nothing personal, i'm just used to how mmanews was back in the day when I didnt have to scroll through 4 pages of nonsense to have a discussion in a thread

i can understand this, BUT is it really Rep?? or is it Sigs, Avs and Handles that draw your attention??

Brutus
03-18-2008, 04:32 AM
I haven't been here as long as some of the old vets but its been a little over a year now and i too have noticed some of the same changes that people have mentioned. 2mcgrath and triangle pretty much sum up my thoughts and SD dotted the i's and crossed the t's. its rough to read through a thread w/ 35 replies and at the end you feel like you wasted your time because all of the responses were just ignorant or starting some sort of flame war. at the same time though i realize that w/ growth comes change and some of the problem i've noticed is that some dont wanna accept the change. i wish we could just ban all the morons that waste all of our time making us read dumbass posts but there isnt a damn thing i can do about it so i too tend to skip over selected posts. its like selective reading on my part. I try to read all the post but sometimes i cant help but skip a few.

Clint
03-18-2008, 04:50 AM
I haven't been here as long as some of the old vets but its been a little over a year now and i too have noticed some of the same changes that people have mentioned. 2mcgrath and triangle pretty much sum up my thoughts and SD dotted the i's and crossed the t's. its rough to read through a thread w/ 35 replies and at the end you feel like you wasted your time because all of the responses were just ignorant or starting some sort of flame war. at the same time though i realize that w/ growth comes change and some of the problem i've noticed is that some dont wanna accept the change. i wish we could just ban all the morons that waste all of our time making us read dumbass posts but there isnt a damn thing i can do about it so i too tend to skip over selected posts. its like selective reading on my part. I try to read all the post but sometimes i cant help but skip a few.

Everyone also keep in mind that if you see any posts that should be dealt with, click on the flag in the corner of the post and it will create a thread in the mod section letting us know. Then we can either move/delete/close the thread or we can warn/reprimand the user.

tempest929
03-18-2008, 05:14 AM
I've been coming to this site for as long as some of the veterans here....although I have like 1/1000 the amount of posts as some.

Personally I think many of the problems here have come as a result of the rep system. I understand that the system is there to protect anyone from accessing copyright material and to increase contributions, but a lot of the time it seems to backfire. Honestly, I could less about accessing "privileged" forums....all the rep seems to do is induce dumbass newbies, who don't have to brains to seach google for mma videos, into posting crap to raise their rep. You've got them sucking up to veteran posters, begging, and bent out of shape over nothing. Its not just newbies either, I've read a ton of fights where long time posters get bent out of shape/bully over rep issues. Fuck even mods get pissed about being negged sometimes and some have even been domoted over issues related to the rep system.

Maybe just limiting the users that can post in the main forum will help out...put a post count limit on it or something before you can post. Say for example 100 posts before you can post in the main forum.....and then if the mods still feel that they're posting crap, send them back to noob jack till they reach 200 or something.

But anyways, what do I know....I don't have any rep haha. Feel free to tell me to STFU or neg me to hell....i'll try and hold in the tears:grinsmile1:

Clint
03-18-2008, 02:38 PM
Yeah people get unnaturally bent out of shape over rep, but the only other system to control the trolls & protect blocked off forums would be post counts and atleast with the rep system users have to post something good to get rep

sandywh
03-18-2008, 07:42 PM
The new rep system seems to be pretty good. I like it alot.

- I'm not vet. I don't think I've been on a year yet, but since I came on, this forum has seemingly tripled in number of active posters (not just members). That makes it hard for the "I'm only on an hour every night" guy to really get into things. I mean a thread now adays can pick up 30-40 posts in an hour, and reading through all that stuff in order to post a thought thats not already out there takes way too much time.

- It seems that 75% of all new posts are just articles or blogs from other sites. And how many different articles about Anderson Silva can you really read in a week? It seems that many of the original threads are dissappearing, or when someone actually has a good original thread started it gets highjacked and twisted into alternative discussions, so that if you read the last post before the first post, its like reading 2 different threads. (example: Can Sherk hang w/ BJ Penn? turns into GSP>Fedor)

- I don't think guys are neg rep'd enough by the veterans here. One thing I went through when I came on is that I would get slammed if I post a one or two word response. Or if what i said didn't make sense. That's not happening anymore.

- And in the end, I think some of the issues that are making, not just this forum, but all forums, stale is MMA right now. Pride is dead and that kills 50% of all of the debate that was going on in the past. Title fights have become predictable. We know that if 4 months from now a guy wins that fight he'll get a title shot in 5 more months. Its hard to talk about a fight for 9 months and still have it be fresh when it actually happens.

- I don't care what has happened. I have purposely avoided the threads and topics about it, but alot of the guys that have been the glue here are either on less or have just aren't the same as they used to be. For whatever reasons, guys like Noob, Afro, Palma, Dork, Smoogy, Triangle, Legend, and whole bunch more aren't as visible (as in threads or posts or flames or whatever) anymore.

That's my opinion. But I'm also of the opinion that eventually people run out of shit to say and have to take a break for a while, or go someplace new to say it all over again. I mean damn, how many more times do you guys want to hear me give Jake Shields' resume out?

MasterShake
03-18-2008, 08:04 PM
I think I agree with the general conceniuos, this is about alot of the newbies not truly understanding what this forum is about and what it represents. We well I would like to think most of us are true MMA fans that come here to talk and joke about one of our main passions, not to see 10,000 different porn videos. Don't get me wrong I like porn on occasion just as much as any other guy but since when does Porn have anything to do with MMA(sorry Tito). I mean I didn't even know there was an MMA After Dark for like the first 6 months I posted nnow I see it about once a day.

The other thing is this is the first forum I ever talked on, I agree I think the Mods & Administrators are to easy on some new people, they don't have any respect, and obviously do not understand what a good debate involves. If people would just chill and relax they would probably learn something. Point being when I first came on here I was the most knowledgable person in my real life group of friends about MMA, but I came on here and boy i didn't know half of what I know now a little over a year later. I have learned so much from the vets and long time posters, and no I'm not sucking ass its the truth.

Seriously people need to chill and just let the conversations flow with out getting pissy and i think that would improve alot.

Oh, and the politics and religion section is trouble that causes alot of ill feelings and dumb asses posting ignorant shit!!!!

tempest929
03-18-2008, 10:26 PM
No one has ever been demoted because of rep issues.


Yeah that was hard to word...."some have even been demoted over issues related to rep." I meant it as in Smoogy supported Dork who brought back Highlander/God and "secretly" gave him rep while Steel "baited" Highlander/God into getting banned in the first place while Highlander/God secretly slept with Noobs mother at their condo in Florida:huh:

I get it though....bringing him back was the bad part, and giving him the rep was just the extra F U in your bowl of alphabet soup. Hence "issues related to rep" , but i'll shut up.....i'm sure no one wants to hear about that anymore.:deadhorse:


Yeah people get unnaturally bent out of shape over rep, but the only other system to control the trolls & protect blocked off forums would be post counts and atleast with the rep system users have to post something good to get rep

Again, I don't know much about Vb message boards (If thats what your using), but I wonder if the rep system can be modified? If the system's main goal is to increase member contributions then maybe "automating" a portion of it would help. Say for example if a user creates a good thread in the main forum....for every response the thread generates, the thread creater gets like 1 rep point.

This way people are going to be more inclined to contribute news and other worthwhile threads. Then in order to stop shitty thread, where members tell the starter to STFU a hundred times, from getting tons of rep mods can flag them as un-rep-worthy or something.

just a thought....

TriangleChoke
03-18-2008, 11:11 PM
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

jesusatemyhotdog
03-18-2008, 11:18 PM
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.

I like this idea: The Infinity Club!

Plush carpets, a well stocked bar and all the teenage Asian girls you could ever need.

TriangleChoke
03-18-2008, 11:38 PM
Neg'd.

:mennnnnn:

Jellypig
03-19-2008, 12:31 AM
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 trollsI feel pretty much the same way you do about the state of the forum and certain people who post. I personally ignore about 80% of the posters and just read veteran posters posts like yours, mauladala, deeznizzies, ufo, palma, smoogy, Legend, Afro, Foutch, Rivethead, kc56, Jokertheif and the mods posts.

There are a few other vets that I read up but can't remember their names atm and would take up too much space but thats really about it because most of those are the ones that actually have a damn clue about what they're talkin about.

I just can't be bothered to read a bunch of copy and paste responses 40 times in a row in a single thread alone, which is one reason why I really haven't been posting in the general MMA forum for a while because most things that I wanted to say or could have been said are posted already.

I just wish there were more things to talk about on the main MMA boards instead of the same old shit all the time. I know you guys really can't help that but just saying that is one reason why things have been stale as of late.

And the politics/religion section, that isn't even worthy of being brought up. The section the way I see it is pretty much designed for flame wars and etc, and to be quite honest, I go in there for that alot of the time because that stuff is hilarious and interesting for forums.

Palma
03-19-2008, 12:31 AM
I think the forum deteriorated for a period of time, but I think the quality has been very good overall the past 6 months or so...

It doesn't bother me that the site has grown so much. This is the best MMA site I have ever been to.

Legend will be back just as I came back.

Jellypig
03-19-2008, 12:37 AM
I think the forum deteriorated for a period of time, but I think the quality has been very good overall the past 6 months or so...

It doesn't bother me that the site has grown so much. This is the best MMA site I have ever been to.

Legend will be back just as I came back.Agreed. This is and will always be the best MMA site bar none. This site at its worst is shitdogs.. hell what am I saying, shitdog could never even hold a candle to this site.

Jellypig
03-19-2008, 12:46 AM
Believe it or not, 4 years ago, Sherdog was a great forum.

How things change.4 years ago was about the time I joined up on that site and all I saw really was constant fighter bashing for no reason or threads with stupid gay porn pics and such.

But I will never forget the thread where Bas Rutten completely destroys Jason De Lucia on there for accusing Bas of roiding. That was epic.

Dork8503
03-19-2008, 11:32 AM
Believe it or not, 4 years ago, Sherdog was a great forum.

How things change.

4 years ago Britney Spears was on top.

now she is just on top of a lot of dick

Tick
03-19-2008, 08:59 PM
I know I completely ignore some threads I see now. For me it is more the whole market is stale of news. We have 5 new Fedor and 3 new Coutour threads everyday where it rehashes what the previous days thread said. Now I either completely ignore the thread or just read the first post to see if it is anything new. Then if it is something new I will browse the responses quickly. More often than not I don't get past the first few posts. If I see a new topic, or even a new point of view on something I read it and get a little excited.

Like Triangle said, there are certain posters who usually have very insitefull posts. Clint usually clearly articulates what he wants to get across and makes good points. Sundance is the queen of one word answers that get me to laugh. Triangle, I tend to disagree with alot, but gives good arguments for his opinion. warchief, even with this being his second or third whatever langauge, usually keeps me informed of whats going on and gives a good explanation of why he thinks something is. He also doesnt lose his cool when people bash him. I respect that.

I dont look at rep at all, i dont give out much of it. There are certain people who I always give rep to (DW or whatever the name is that always posts the fights) or anyone that posts the matchs after the PPV's.


All in all, this is a good community, but like all message boards it is a growing society. When it gets larger those who were originally here dont like it anymore... It isnt how they remember it. THey start thinking things like "back when this started..." Basically they dont want change.

The BIGGEST problem though is that we can no longer have "Where is Evan Tanner" threads.... *cries*

Donny77
03-20-2008, 03:17 AM
Because there is TOO many mods,and some like tothrow their little bit weight around here sometimes . When i first came on here before the site was reconstucted, there was one mod and that was it. I can see that there needs to be more than one but there is way way way too many here. Posters dont like coming on here to talk mma and have all there shit deleted by a power hungry mod. Not saying that all are like that but it happens a lot. To me the purpose for a mod is to keep the forums clean and flowing and relevant.

And on the rep issue, its kinda juvenile in some regaurds, but i dont mind it anymore. I like the fact that the site can keep leaches coming on here and going strait to the pics and vids without contributing.

Also, i forget who posted it but they made a really good point and ill rep them for it lol, but ya when i first started coming on there wasnt as many posters and you pretty knew everybody on here. Now theres just so many posters its like every post is just the same

Tick
03-20-2008, 02:34 PM
Last edited by The Sundance Kid : Yesterday at 08:48 PM.


There ya go sundance, throwing your power around again! :modpower:

2mcgrath
03-20-2008, 06:17 PM
There ya go sundance, throwing your power around again! :modpower:


you need to smack him around abit with a trout lol

baba
03-21-2008, 09:42 PM
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.

etc etc.

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.

atj-lucko
03-22-2008, 04:14 AM
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.

etc etc.

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.

Nice swipe at me, if you don't like the forum anymore then bye...

Your opinion isn't the only one that matters baba!!, why then have a open discussion forum if your right and everyone else is wrong?

Yes I said "contracts get broken everyday" and Randy doesn't have to full fill it.
I wonder how many people be bashing Tim Sylvia if he did the same thing, say right after the last fight he had with AA, how many people would be saying "No way Sylvia must full fill his contract", people here be happy as pigs in shit if Sylvia was leaving because of contract disrupt.
Its only because it was Randy Couture and you think he owns you, he doesn't get over it!!!


The problem with sherdog is that there are too many members its like trying to have a civil discussion in a stadium filled with 50,000 people, I can't be done. It's not because there aren't smart people over there, its just the only way you get attention over there is to say something stupid.

This forum is still small enough and we have allot of smart hardcore MMA fans.

This is a great forum 5 Stars...

baba
03-22-2008, 04:50 AM
Nice swipe at me, if you don't like the forum anymore then bye...

Your opinion isn't the only one that matters baba!!, why then have a open discussion forum if your right and everyone else is wrong?

Yes I said "contracts get broken everyday" and Randy doesn't have to full fill it.
I wonder how many people be bashing Tim Sylvia if he did the same thing, say right after the last fight he had with AA, how many people would be saying "No way Sylvia must full fill his contract", people here be happy as pigs in shit if Sylvia was leaving because of contract disrupt.
Its only because it was Randy Couture and you think he owns you, he doesn't get over it!!!


The problem with sherdog is that there are too many members its like trying to have a civil discussion in a stadium filled with 50,000 people, I can't be done. It's not because there aren't smart people over there, its just the only way you get attention over there is to say something stupid.

This forum is still small enough and we have allot of smart hardcore MMA fans.

This is a great forum 5 Stars...

You are as constant as the North Star. And still a complete and utter retard. Try reading the post before you shoot off your mouth. Its not about everyone agreeing -- if you understood english, you would have noted the part where I mentioned "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. "

And as always your contract analogy is completely ignorant. Its not the who, its the what. This has been said over and over ...... alas an explanation is wasted on you. We get that you have no ethics, principles, or intelligence you douche, so just ignore my posts as I try to do yours.

Ramma
03-22-2008, 05:29 AM
Take it to the PMs fellas. This thread is not for that type of discussion.

atj-lucko
03-22-2008, 05:36 AM
You are as constant as the North Star. And still a complete and utter retard. Try reading the post before you shoot off your mouth. Its not about everyone agreeing -- if you understood english, you would have noted the part where I mentioned "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. "

And as always your contract analogy is completely ignorant. Its not the who, its the what. This has been said over and over ...... alas an explanation is wasted on you. We get that you have no ethics, principles, or intelligence you douche, so just ignore my posts as I try to do yours.


So in 3 months you have learned allot? well stick around and maybe in the next 10 years you will get to where I am at.

The Sylvia thing is a great example, you only care if the fighter your bashing is a fighter that you have interest in.
My point you wouldn't have cared if Sylvia left, so that means contracts agreements only matter when its a fighter you think owns you something cause your a fan.

Brock Lesner broke his contract with WWE.. so what?, thats what I meant by contracts are broken all the time, but you don't seemed capable of understanding that.


Take it to the PMs fellas. This thread is not for that type of discussion.

Agree, I will say no more.

But in my opinion this forum rules...

SimpleJack
03-22-2008, 07:51 PM
I still love this place.

I think the Mods do a spectacular job when it needs done and sort of "let it go" once in a while like a good MMA ref when some things need hashed out.

I like most of the members.

I like the rep system.

I like the Politics and Religion forum.

The thing is, some people say the older guys have elitist attitudes and such or that some of the old dogs only speak to each other etc. That's fine. Get out there, get your name known, and become a contributing member. Not 2 days ago, I read a post where someone bashed Warchief for posting too many articles. Are you kidding? THE SITE IS MMANEWS. If you don't care, why the hell did you read the post, read the responses, then post in it so that it stayed at the top of the forum???

I think the place has grown and we have had some pains here and there. Great. The sport has grown also. It's had some pains as well. As long as there is good conversation, respect, and actual debate here, I'll be playing along.

Thanks for the time I've had on this board. And that goes for everyone.

fedor
03-23-2008, 06:10 AM
This forum is great. I have been a member for a while, but as you can see I don't have a lot of posts. This is due to three things.

1. My job...

2. Back when I first joined, I would post here and there, and the "Gods" that had infinite rep would just talk to each other, and completetly ignore all other posters. So basically you are just posting for......yourself.

3. Some of these Infinite rep gurus would not debate or even say anything to you just because you have less than a 1000 rep, or less than 1,000 posts. So, in their infinite wisdom "they know" you have no idea what you are talking about.

I have been deployed to a vacation location where I get more free time, and have been posting a lot more. Hope you guys won't ignore us "trolls/noobs" LOL

twankydawg
03-23-2008, 06:29 AM
Because there is TOO many mods,and some like tothrow their little bit weight around here sometimes . When i first came on here before the site was reconstucted, there was one mod and that was it. I can see that there needs to be more than one but there is way way way too many here. Posters dont like coming on here to talk mma and have all there shit deleted by a power hungry mod. Not saying that all are like that but it happens a lot. To me the purpose for a mod is to keep the forums clean and flowing and relevant.

And on the rep issue, its kinda juvenile in some regaurds, but i dont mind it anymore. I like the fact that the site can keep leaches coming on here and going strait to the pics and vids without contributing.

Also, i forget who posted it but they made a really good point and ill rep them for it lol, but ya when i first started coming on there wasnt as many posters and you pretty knew everybody on here. Now theres just so many posters its like every post is just the same

:bant:

j/k

Only thing I find that has changed is the quality of people on here, you got people admitting they haven't seen someone fight but turn around and say they don't see why they are so good. I just try to overlook alot of the posts until i see someone I know, otherwise, most of the posts are a waste of time where they state the obvious or they show a lack of having a well thought out opinion.

Ramma
03-23-2008, 04:41 PM
2. Back when I first joined, I would post here and there, and the "Gods" that had infinite rep would just talk to each other, and completetly ignore all other posters. So basically you are just posting for......yourself.

3. Some of these Infinite rep gurus would not debate or even say anything to you just because you have less than a 1000 rep, or less than 1,000 posts. So, in their infinite wisdom "they know" you have no idea what you are talking about.



There definitely are people with a lot of rep who ignore the new people, but we all don't do it. I didn't do that pre-mod, and I don't do it now.

Keep posting quality posts, and don't worry about those who ignore you. There are almost 20,000 registered members on the forum. Plenty of people to talk to other than the few people with their noses in the air. Enjoy the forum, participate, and silence the haters.



P.S. The rep system isn't even a year old yet. You've been a member since Aug 2006. You were here for 8-9 months before the rep system was created.

twankydawg
03-23-2008, 06:32 PM
There definitely are people with a lot of rep who ignore the new people, but we all don't do it. I didn't do that pre-mod, and I don't do it now.

Keep posting quality posts, and don't worry about those who ignore you. There are almost 20,000 registered members on the forum. Plenty of people to talk to other than the few people with their noses in the air. Enjoy the forum, participate, and silence the haters.



P.S. The rep system isn't even a year old yet. You've been a member since Aug 2006. You were here for 8-9 months before the rep system was created.


I've gotten to where I look more at how long someone has been here than posts and rep. Alot of the new people reposts the same things or just don't make well thought out posts. That's the only real downfall to having so many people on here now. It's hard to have a decent debate sometimes because of it. I still ain't leaving though... :grinsmile1:

I like to idea someone made a while ago about having a forum for older members, kinda like new jack for the newbs but for veteran members.

Donny77
03-24-2008, 12:59 AM
I could care less how much rep someone's got.. Come on now lets be serious, that would b just as bad as dong the "White belt treatment" at that other place!

ChuckBooty
03-24-2008, 07:56 AM
I like to idea someone made a while ago about having a forum for older members, kinda like new jack for the newbs but for veteran members.


One problem that I see here is the terms "nut hugger" and "fighter bashing". If someone is a fan of a certain fighter or MMA organization they're often classified as a "nut hugger" by the trolls (and yes...there ARE trolls here who are considered "senior members"). On the other hand, it's almost impossible to debate the sport of MMA or talk about certain "key" fighters without being accused of "fighter bashing". The site is down right boring without debate, especially during a slow new cycle as it relates to MMA. The term "fighter bashing" needs to be redefined.

I think that the job of a mod is to moderate discussion, regardless of how they feel about the subject or the debate. I've seen mods allow flaming simply because they may disagree with the opinion of the person who is being flamed.

That all being said, this place is awesome. It's evolving and that's fine...even good. And anyone who leaves a "good bye note" or something like that is simply crying for attention and will all come back. The mods can tell you....how many people who left these "good bye notes" log back in for weeks after that to read peoples responses. Legend will come back.

Last edited by Clint : Yesterday at 06:39 AM.


It also kinda sucks when your post gets edited for speaking the truth.

neonatural45
03-25-2008, 12:26 AM
I don't like how the site owners don't give a crap about this site, when I first joined Boone actually posted here more then the majority of the members, now he is no where to be found. The mods and admins do a great job I must say and without them this site would be nothing. Clint and Bullock used to be the only ones who would even control the forum (boone and Cruz would drop in about once a month)

I don't think you can win members like Legend and Dagreat1 back, this site has grown and some members are not going to like it. I prefer the smaller atmosphere that we had a year ago

matto
03-26-2008, 08:52 AM
i have to cry myself to sleep every night because i cannot seem to get my rep up.

OMNIpotus
03-29-2008, 04:58 AM
*snort*

I talked to Dork back when I cared about this place and he said that he wasn't around as much then because all the assholes were coming back and posting. It's not the number of people you have and it's not the overstatement of the obvious, it's the fact that you have a ton of assholes who get all the glory and people to whom things aren't as obvious as the uber-ultra-mega-pride-lovin-fans.

You can't ask a question without getting flamed. You can't disagree with an admin without getting flamed. You can't complain about anything without getting flamed. Call it whatever you want, but it's right there in the rules you've established.

People abuse their rep power. Instead of actually repping intelligent, insightful, or on-topic posts, people just rep when someone makes them laugh or negs them when they disagree or don't like the point they have made. Take a look at my history. Clint negged me twice in the same post.

You can delete this post or whatever, edit my profile, neg me, do whatever... but you asked. It's the same tripe as it was before, and as the intelligent fans leave you, the assholes will just say you're doing a great job.

Palma
03-29-2008, 06:15 AM
*snort*

I talked to Dork back when I cared about this place and he said that he wasn't around as much then because all the assholes were coming back and posting. It's not the number of people you have and it's not the overstatement of the obvious, it's the fact that you have a ton of assholes who get all the glory and people to whom things aren't as obvious as the uber-ultra-mega-pride-lovin-fans.

You can't ask a question without getting flamed. You can't disagree with an admin without getting flamed. You can't complain about anything without getting flamed. Call it whatever you want, but it's right there in the rules you've established.

People abuse their rep power. Instead of actually repping intelligent, insightful, or on-topic posts, people just rep when someone makes them laugh or negs them when they disagree or don't like the point they have made. Take a look at my history. Clint negged me twice in the same post.

You can delete this post or whatever, edit my profile, neg me, do whatever... but you asked. It's the same tripe as it was before, and as the intelligent fans leave you, the assholes will just say you're doing a great job.

Go back to the EMO hole from which you came... seriously, this is a not drippy bitch forum. Someone please IP ban this bitch before he makes a mess of things again.. sorry Boo, it looks like he's your problem.

neonatural45
03-29-2008, 06:17 AM
well if they do flame you, I guess they will only be proving you right Omni. What on earth inspired this rant?



Go back to the EMO hole from which you came... seriously, this is a not drippy bitch forum. Someone please IP ban this bitch before he makes a mess of things again.. sorry Boo, it looks like he's your problem.


I saw you veiwing this thread and I knew what was coming lol

Palma
03-29-2008, 06:24 AM
well if they do flame you, I guess they will only be proving you right Omni. What on earth inspired this rant?

I saw you veiwing this thread and I knew what was coming lol

I wish he'd crawl back into his father's ass and cry him self to sleep. I can't stand self made martyrs...

Clint
03-29-2008, 06:04 PM
*snort*

I talked to Dork back when I cared about this place and he said that he wasn't around as much then because all the assholes were coming back and posting. It's not the number of people you have and it's not the overstatement of the obvious, it's the fact that you have a ton of assholes who get all the glory and people to whom things aren't as obvious as the uber-ultra-mega-pride-lovin-fans.

You can't ask a question without getting flamed. You can't disagree with an admin without getting flamed. You can't complain about anything without getting flamed. Call it whatever you want, but it's right there in the rules you've established.

People abuse their rep power. Instead of actually repping intelligent, insightful, or on-topic posts, people just rep when someone makes them laugh or negs them when they disagree or don't like the point they have made. Take a look at my history. Clint negged me twice in the same post.

You can delete this post or whatever, edit my profile, neg me, do whatever... but you asked. It's the same tripe as it was before, and as the intelligent fans leave you, the assholes will just say you're doing a great job.

lol cry me a fucking river. Plenty of people ask questions and disagree with us without getting flamed but you have to be respectful. This is not some ideal utopia, if you ask dumb questions you are going to catch some shit for them, that is how life works. You got negged for making posts that had no point but to cause problems (we should be defending every troll who thinks it's okay to have full contact "mma" fights in his back yard) and to make yourself a self made martyr as you left to advertise for the forum you went to.

Boo
03-29-2008, 06:16 PM
... advertise for the forum you went to.

Sorry about that Clint. It's one thing to have it in your sig, but I don't condone pissing on this forum when you are doing it.

Clint
03-29-2008, 08:42 PM
Sorry about that Clint. It's one thing to have it in your sig, but I don't condone pissing on this forum when you are doing it.

Don't worry about it. Hell advertising another site doesn't bother me at all as long as it's not done like spam or with fake links (lol those really piss me off). It's not like me or any of the other admin/mods make any money off this place

I just get irritated with the people who complain about how terrible the forums are and how everyone should go elsewhere, yet they post in every complain thread (meaning they still come here even though it is supposedly so awful)

Jellypig
03-29-2008, 09:01 PM
yeah, all omnipoutastorm ever did was post emo bullshit on threads, whining like a little girl everytime someone disagreed with him, and it was really minor disagreements. I loved watching him get flamed, it was great. I hardly ever see anyone on these boards get flamed for anything for more than just being a retard with their discussions and debates.

jesusatemyhotdog
03-29-2008, 09:01 PM
The Buddy Christ loves all of you.

Remember that.

http://www.dogma-movie.com/pics/church/images/buddychrist1.jpg

Ramma
03-29-2008, 09:18 PM
^^ Did he smile like that when he ate your hot dog?

jesusatemyhotdog
03-29-2008, 09:20 PM
^^ Did he smile like that when he ate your hot dog?

No, that's Buddy. Jesus ate my hotdog.

Ramma
03-29-2008, 09:24 PM
No, that's Buddy. Jesus ate my hotdog.

Sorry, I forgot. George Carlin cleared it up that Buddy and Jesus are twins and not the same person, like many had speculated.

playuntiltheskyisblack
03-31-2008, 02:30 AM
Originally I kind of stopped posting because of some the older vets did have this Elitest attitude towards everyone, but it could just be from a noobs standpoint.

I didn't know much about MMA, and (I'm not picking on you dude) just as an example, this was during a time...I cant remember what fight was happening that had everyone riled up but Palma had posted in a number of threads and basically slammed any and all opinions regarding it. In all honesty coming from a type of noob towards a sport the last thing I had wanted is to say why I think so and so will win a fight and have 3 pages of stats and circular arguements thrown at me knowing I couldn't really say anything because since I have less than X rep I'm wrong.

Personally it's a great way to get rid of uneducated, ignorant casual fans, but I think it could attribute to why vets are leaving now too. I dont knwo what it was like back then, but maybe its just grown stale knowing that once someone says something so trivial like..."Fighter X will win..I just have a feeling.--- "No he won't he lost to Fight Y AND Fighter Z who fighter R beat blah blah.." It leads to unnessicary spam.

Another GREAT example of this is any arguement that has GSP in it, or Fedor/Randy. Its unenjoyable reading a post regarding UFC 83, or The UFC/Couture/Fedor saga because you know you've read it 3124514 times before. And with what seems like every second thread regarding something to do with that, it's like you're trying to weed out the good threads but you can't seem to find them in all the horseshit threads surounding them.

But honestly now that I can say I'm somewhat educated when it comes to MMA, this place is fucking A-1, hell even after having nightmares about getting flamed by him, I enjoy reading Palmas and some of the other guys I generally disagreed with/ was scared of posts.

I'll definietly be sticking around, but with so much traffic and so much redundancy I can see why older posters would be inclined to leave.

atj-lucko
03-31-2008, 03:34 AM
No one has ever been demoted because of rep issues.

But thanks for the input and what you said is true. The rep system has caused some problems.

But IMO it has and will continue to be a huge asset to us.

Again, thanks for the Input, we want to hear from all types of posters.

Have to respectfully disagree with you and agree with tempest929.
The rep system sucks, it does however force new people to this site to post stuff at the pics and vids section.
Other than that I don't see how the rep system has stopped trolling.
A few people have been banned but you don't need a rep system to regulate bad posting or trollers just active mods banning people within minutes.

Other than that this forum is still the best out there.

We also need more original opinion columns from MMA news members.
I think are are to many Copy&Paste columns from other sites.

Clint
03-31-2008, 06:16 PM
Have to respectfully disagree with you and agree with tempest929.
The rep system sucks, it does however force new people to this site to post stuff at the pics and vids section.
Other than that I don't see how the rep system has stopped trolling.
A few people have been banned but you don't need a rep system to regulate bad posting or trollers just active mods banning people within minutes.

Other than that this forum is still the best out there.

We also need more original opinion columns from MMA news members.
I think are are to many Copy&Paste columns from other sites.

The rep system hasn't eliminated all trolls but it has eliminated %75 of the trolls and spammers while the forum has continued to grow. You would be surprised at how many threads we used to delete that don't show up anymore.

I do agree though that we need more editorial style columns, both on the forum and on the main website.

I do agree though that we need more editorial type columns

BigBanda
03-31-2008, 08:57 PM
We also need more original opinion columns from MMA news members.
I think are are to many Copy&Paste columns from other sites.
Well on that there you need to speak with Matt Boone. We do have our interviews with fighters that Howie conducts though that are great for mmanews.com. As far as other news goes..... other MMA sites are better informed and quicker to post breaking news which is why a lot of us copy/paste them in the forums.

Boo
04-01-2008, 02:53 AM
As far as other news goes..... other MMA sites are better informed and quicker to post breaking news which is why a lot of us copy/paste them in the forums.
That's called one stop shopping Banda.

SimpleJack
04-01-2008, 06:00 PM
I just don't get how this post turned into some sort of fucking teary-eyed get-together of everyone who had ever made a dumbass comment and got put on notice. Is this everyone's first forum? If you get flamed and you feel like you have a point, flame back. It's not like the vets are kicking in your door and whipping your ass. Opinions here are strong. It's best that way. Now quit whining, defend your stance with facts, and move on. Jesus.

valheruking
04-01-2008, 07:30 PM
I just don't get how this post turned into some sort of fucking teary-eyed get-together of everyone who had ever made a dumbass comment and got put on notice. Is this everyone's first forum? If you get flamed and you feel like you have a point, flame back. It's not like the vets are kicking in your door and whipping your ass. Opinions here are strong. It's best that way. Now quit whining, defend your stance with facts, and move on. Jesus.
:agreed:

Storm442
04-03-2008, 07:04 PM
Is this the old-timers (2006) thread?

/Checks in.
/Looks for Boo ...

mmasince91
04-03-2008, 09:39 PM
I just don't get how this post turned into some sort of fucking teary-eyed get-together of everyone who had ever made a dumbass comment and got put on notice. Is this everyone's first forum? If you get flamed and you feel like you have a point, flame back. It's not like the vets are kicking in your door and whipping your ass. Opinions here are strong. It's best that way. Now quit whining, defend your stance with facts, and move on. Jesus.

Well said!

MasterShake
04-03-2008, 10:01 PM
Well on that there you need to speak with Matt Boone. We do have our interviews with fighters that Howie conducts though that are great for mmanews.com. As far as other news goes..... other MMA sites are better informed and quicker to post breaking news which is why a lot of us copy/paste them in the forums.


Plus, people copy and paste here because forums on other sites suck, and we a particular to the people in here. It is the simple fact I like talking to people here instead of asschodes from other sites. So the news is brought here where I can appreciate the conversations.

Boo
04-04-2008, 05:47 AM
Is this the old-timers (2006) thread?

/Checks in.
/Looks for Boo ...

SEE! There's your problem right there. You're checking for Boo at ~11 AM. The pukes at work don't allow me to play on the forum.


I just don't get how this post turned into some sort of fucking teary-eyed get-together of everyone who had ever made a dumbass comment and got put on notice. Is this everyone's first forum? If you get flamed and you feel like you have a point, flame back. It's not like the vets are kicking in your door and whipping your ass. Opinions here are strong. It's best that way. Now quit whining, defend your stance with facts, and move on. Jesus.

Don I agree that people would be a lot happier if they weren't so easily offended.

However, in fairness, Howie did ask. This thread was SUPPOSED to be about why people were unhappy/leaving the forum. It doesn't seem fair to bitch when people are giving Howie what he asked for. You see what I mean?

SimpleJack
04-04-2008, 07:52 PM
Yes I do. I just didn't see where the direction of the thread went to crying about the vets being mean/intolerant/offensive/elitist. I thought the thread was here to address changes in the forum that were causing the vets, good posters, and long-time posters to leave.

Howie did ask that we keep some opinions to ourselves and for that reason I digress.

thumper
04-04-2008, 08:12 PM
I wouldn't pay much attention to someone leaving, regardless of how long they've been here, or meant to the forum.

Things change. This conversation has happened at every single forum I've seen that lasted over a year.

Complacency is a bitch and there will always be people leaving. Those that like a rut will complain and leave. progressive people will welcome the change, and as the owner I think it's most important to remember that new members are joining a LOT faster than anyone is leaving.

It's evolution. This won't stop happening no matter what you do about it. Enjoy it and remember that if the forum is evolving that means it's growing and that's where the importance is'

playuntiltheskyisblack
04-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Yes I do. I just didn't see where the direction of the thread went to crying about the vets being mean/intolerant/offensive/elitist. I thought the thread was here to address changes in the forum that were causing the vets, good posters, and long-time posters to leave.

Howie did ask that we keep some opinions to ourselves and for that reason I digress.

I'm not sure if any of this was directed towards my post,but I'll bite.

Just in case it was let me clarify, hell even if it wasn't let me because after reading it again, it's all over the place.

I was giving two examples as to why anyone would leave.

Newer people leave because if they dont know much about MMA, or if they have a strong favour towards one specific fighter (Lets say GSP because everyone loves him or hates him) you get either Vets of the forum or just general assholes jumping down their throat because they have an opinion on something they aren't exactly educated in. When I joined it seemed that the majority of people were helpful, but some people act tough on the internet. Every one of us is guilty for ragging on someone because of what they say, but some people take things WAY too seriously. Now it seems the board is riddled with posters who feel they need to take on this attitude as well. This isn;t nessicarily a bad thing, as it will get rid of noobs who are just here to cause shit and lick scrot.

Older posters probably leave because of these newer people coming on and spamming the board with useless, redundant articles and threads. (Perfect example: I posted on a bands message board before it was shut down, right before it did they just released a sub-par CD, but all the band whores loved it. Long story short, you have people who've been with the band when they were "Hardcore and undergroud", and the 16 year old scenester sluts who would post in every second thread, why X band memeber was the hottest, and why the new music is better because its on the radio) Same thing now really.

Take a look at the last few months and tell me how many threads you see regarding Fedor/Randy. Noone can say they arent sick and tired of looking at the front page and seeing more or less the same article 5 times.

The boards getting bigger, and people come here to read up, discuss, even vent about personal shit. Maybe they feel hey can;t do that because like I said in my first post, they need to weed through 15 articles to find that one good one. I love this board, with some minor exceptions, but maybe older posters don't like the way it's going because it doesn't feel like the close community it once was. Maybe they feel they've lost their identity..I dunno.

SimpleJack
04-05-2008, 01:44 PM
If I didn't say your name, I didn't direct it at you.

playuntiltheskyisblack
04-05-2008, 08:13 PM
Its not that it matters, I was merely clarifying what I said.

Storm442
04-06-2008, 04:58 AM
Link to thread where Legend hangs up his gloves?

Jellypig
04-06-2008, 07:59 PM
Link to thread where Legend hangs up his gloves?http://forums.mmanews.com/off-topic-discussions/23241-im-out-everyone.html

Really sucks that he left. One of my favorite posters.

smoogy
04-14-2008, 08:01 PM
A level playing field would be nice. I've got this moron twanky trolling every post I make, trying to tell anyone who will listen that I'm "Mr. I hate the UFC/Dana White" (his words), and I'm being told since its "not technically against the rules", he gets a free pass to harass me all he wants. I try to avoid the Fedor/Randy threads more often now because its hard to have a cohesive debate with all the likeminded opinions, but now if I even attempt to converse with someone, this idiot comes in to tell everyone to ignore me.

Who knows, maybe I can't get an ear because I was "involved" in "incidents" in the past, but I know that if twanky was trolling a mod or admin like this, telling everyone their opinion is worthlessly biased, he would already be banned. The fact that harassing behavior like this is tolerated is one of the reasons it can be hard to defend some parts of this forum.

twankydawg
04-14-2008, 08:23 PM
A level playing field would be nice. I've got this moron twanky trolling every post I make, trying to tell anyone who will listen that I'm "Mr. I hate the UFC/Dana White" (his words), and I'm being told since its "not technically against the rules", he gets a free pass to harass me all he wants. I try to avoid the Fedor/Randy threads more often now because its hard to have a cohesive debate with all the likeminded opinions, but now if I even attempt to converse with someone, this idiot comes in to tell everyone to ignore me.

Who knows, maybe I can't get an ear because I was "involved" in "incidents" in the past, but I know that if twanky was trolling a mod or admin like this, telling everyone their opinion is worthlessly biased, he would already be banned. The fact that harassing behavior like this is tolerated is one of the reasons it can be hard to defend some parts of this forum.


LMFAO @ your whining. I don't troll all your posts you nitwit, get over yourself and stop acting like a big baby. I don't tell anyone to ignore you, please show me where I told someone to "ignore" you.

Clint
04-14-2008, 08:27 PM
A level playing field would be nice. I've got this moron twanky trolling every post I make, trying to tell anyone who will listen that I'm "Mr. I hate the UFC/Dana White" (his words), and I'm being told since its "not technically against the rules", he gets a free pass to harass me all he wants. I try to avoid the Fedor/Randy threads more often now because its hard to have a cohesive debate with all the likeminded opinions, but now if I even attempt to converse with someone, this idiot comes in to tell everyone to ignore me.

Who knows, maybe I can't get an ear because I was "involved" in "incidents" in the past, but I know that if twanky was trolling a mod or admin like this, telling everyone their opinion is worthlessly biased, he would already be banned. The fact that harassing behavior like this is tolerated is one of the reasons it can be hard to defend some parts of this forum.

It's not against the rules to comment on someones post or claim that a user is biased in a discussion. You act like he is egging your house and calling your mom names. I don't consider commenting on the validity of someone's point as harassment. So unless there is more going on that you haven't told us, there is nothing punishable going on here.

When it turned to flaming I told both of you to stop it or I would hand out infractions. That still stands if you are harassed in a way that is flaming then we will give out infractions without a problem.

As for "it being different if it were a mod". Plenty of the mods have argued with people and not banned them. If I were accused of being UFC biased, I would defend the arguement and leave it at that.

smoogy
04-14-2008, 08:38 PM
It's not against the rules to comment on someones post or claim that a user is biased in a discussion. You act like he is egging your house and calling your mom names. I don't consider commenting on the validity of someone's point as harassment. So unless there is more going on that you haven't told us, there is nothing punishable going on here.

When it turned to flaming I told both of you to stop it or I would hand out infractions. That still stands if you are harassed in a way that is flaming then we will give out infractions without a problem.

As for "it being different if it were a mod". Plenty of the mods have argued with people and not banned them. If I were accused of being UFC biased, I would defend the arguement and leave it at that.

I'm not arguing with twanky though. I will be talking with someone else, then he will come in, quote my post, and then announce that I'm just a UFC hater and my opinion should be dismissed out of hand. It has nothing to do with intelligent debate, its quite literally a personal attack. And when you do it repeatedly like that, its trolling.

So he continues to do this with impunity, and when I actually respond to him in the thread, you tell me I'm "flaming". I don't want to even have to deal with this clown, but since his harassing behavior is being overlooked, I'm being put in a position where I have to defend myself.

Its like if I decided I had a bone to pick with Clint, so everytime he posted, I would quote it then respond with "OMG GET DANAS COCK OUT OF UR MOUTH"

twankydawg
04-15-2008, 04:08 AM
People get there feelings hurt to easy.

If he says something about you that's not true, debate him and prove him wrong.

If you feel that he's not worth arguing with, ignore him.

How is this not a level playing field, both of you are allowed the same amount of leaway on the things you can post.

Some people whine when they get called on their BS. It's not my fault if that hurts their feelings, he should just ignore me, I find it more amusing that I get a rise out of him for something so simple as my basic observation.

The funniest part is, alot of people get tired of his BS, but I'm the only one with the balls to dismiss his comments openly. I see why other people don't do it now.

smoogy
04-16-2008, 04:23 AM
lol its becoming clear you're just some kind of obsessive troll. I don't even know how its possible to neg rep someone twice in two days, you'd have to rep every single post you come across. Your fixation on me is bordering on creepy.

Submissionist
04-16-2008, 04:54 AM
Hug it out bitches.

twankydawg
04-16-2008, 03:38 PM
lol its becoming clear you're just some kind of obsessive troll. I don't even know how its possible to neg rep someone twice in two days, you'd have to rep every single post you come across. Your fixation on me is bordering on creepy.


LMFAO @ the fact that you're still whining, get over yourself you big baby!

SimpleJack
04-16-2008, 04:11 PM
9100 posts collectively and they still can't seem to get along.

No disrespect meant here fellas.

twankydawg
04-16-2008, 08:05 PM
9100 posts collectively and they still can't seem to get along.

No disrespect meant here fellas.

None taken man, it is what it is.

deeznizzies
04-17-2008, 01:54 PM
i don't know exactly what's goin on here (and frankly don't really care to) but, i've been here for awhile and have seen plenty of posts by both smoog and twank.

they're both knowledgeable fans. i don't think there is anyone here except for maybe vaulherking (sp?) who has more international knowledge of mma.

i don't see where twanky would ever be able to say that smoogy is talking b.s. dude knows his shit.. you can't argue that..

seems to me, and from my experience here, anyone who questions the ufc, dana or seems to side with randy is in a small minority. i think too many posters here are too quick to swallow whatever the hype machine tells them to....

SimpleJack
04-17-2008, 08:42 PM
I agree. The propaganda gets nuts coming out of the UFC because they have an 80%+ market share and can dictate who is great and who sucks just by the stroke of a pen.

However, that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

BigBanda
04-17-2008, 10:39 PM
I agree. The propaganda gets nuts coming out of the UFC because they have an 80%+ market share and can dictate who is great and who sucks just by the stroke of a pen.

However, that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.
HANK THE AGRY DRUNKEN DWARF!!!

http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/09/10/angry_dwarf/story.jpg

lol sorry just been a while since i seen the guy brought up. Well I mean guess has to do with the fact he died back in 2001.

deeznizzies
04-18-2008, 12:24 AM
I agree. The propaganda gets nuts coming out of the UFC because they have an 80%+ market share and can dictate who is great and who sucks just by the stroke of a pen.

However, that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.


i disagree don.. the discussion at hand is why has the climate changed here at mmanews causing long time posters to leave..... i believe we have too many posters/users here who will swallow whatever is sold to them without question. this has really changed the climate plus the site has grown so much.. but i don't mind that. i think its good.

this maybe a reason why people like legend are leaving (hell, he even told me that).... truthfully, i think my time here is also running short... the constant couture and fedor bashing and the endless dana nut hugging is starting to get a lil' tiresome...

but i'm probably going to stay.. this site isn't blocked at work and helps the day go faster... guys like warchief, smoogy, palma, crush, ramma, chuckbooty, etc.. still keep things tolerable imo.

SimpleJack
04-19-2008, 01:23 PM
HANK THE AGRY DRUNKEN DWARF!!!

http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/09/10/angry_dwarf/story.jpg

lol sorry just been a while since i seen the guy brought up. Well I mean guess has to do with the fact he died back in 2001.

He's a legend.

deeznizzies: you may be on to something there. I think people tire of the propaganda machine and when we see the casual fan start to move in to the sport we may come off smug and elitist because we have been exposed to more than what we are fed.

TriangleChoke
04-19-2008, 04:42 PM
i also get tired of seeing the same exact threads just with different thread titles flooding the general forum. Apparently, some people are just too cool for school to use the SEARCH function. I can understand posting a new thread that had already been posted by someone else anywhere from over a week to a month, but when someone posts information and then someone else posts that SAME EXACT article/information in less than 5 days, jesus....

fuck it, it doesnt matter. Lets just flood the shit out of the general forum with pointless threads that have already been posted.

smoogy
04-19-2008, 07:21 PM
i also get tired of seeing the same exact threads just with different thread titles flooding the general forum. Apparently, some people are just too cool for school to use the SEARCH function. I can understand posting a new thread that had already been posted by someone else anywhere from over a week to a month, but when someone posts information and then someone else posts that SAME EXACT article/information in less than 5 days, jesus....

fuck it, it doesnt matter. Lets just flood the shit out of the general forum with pointless threads that have already been posted.

This is why Dork and I should still be moderating the general forum, we share an obsession for merging redundant posts

Ramma
04-20-2008, 01:02 AM
i also get tired of seeing the same exact threads just with different thread titles flooding the general forum. Apparently, some people are just too cool for school to use the SEARCH function. I can understand posting a new thread that had already been posted by someone else anywhere from over a week to a month, but when someone posts information and then someone else posts that SAME EXACT article/information in less than 5 days, jesus....

fuck it, it doesnt matter. Lets just flood the shit out of the general forum with pointless threads that have already been posted.

Oh I hear you on that.

Scenario

Thread 1:
Interview: Fedor will fight Sylvia

Thread 2:
A summary of the interview where Fedor says he will fight Sylvia.


I am merging that stuff all the time.

TriangleChoke
04-20-2008, 02:50 AM
Oh I hear you on that.

Scenario

Thread 1:
Interview: Fedor will fight Sylvia

Thread 2:
A summary of the interview where Fedor says he will fight Sylvia.


I am merging that stuff all the time.

*cough* WARCHIEF *cough*

markzabin
05-07-2008, 08:46 AM
What I don't like about the forum nowadays is that people post with out reading what other people have already said. So in turn, you can read the same damn idea thats already been said if you do read everything. I would neg those people but most of the time I neg, I get neg'd back for neg'in cause they don't take it to well.

I think the rep system is fine the way it is, but I wish there was a way to maybe view only posts by people with over 100+ rep or something. Might give that good ol small community feel back to the growing city. Sometimes I feel like blocking a lot of the users posts permanently.

I like this site for a few reasons though:

The upcoming fight thread, a great place to see rumored and upcoming fights usually surpassing any other list on the net, when updated...

Pics/Vids section, cause I don't want to look all over the net to find a fight when every thing is here.

Random stuff, gets posted in what ever area that gets my interest that I wouldn't have normally seen.

Vbookie, is nice to bet and see how you fare with the odds.


As long as those are here, I don't think I would leave.

TriangleChoke
05-07-2008, 09:40 PM
i have a question---the rules say there is no flaming on the forums, but what about if you're giving someone neg rep? Can I say something to the nature of "yea how bout deez nuts bitch" or something like that in the comment box of the rep if someone ever pushes me into negging them?

i actually just did that a second ago. I just thought I'd ask so I wont be suprised if some admin thinks it's ban worthy and i try to log on later tonight and i'm not able to.

edit: if anyone were to get banned for a PM or REP then that's FUCKING BULLSHIT

Jellypig
05-07-2008, 10:43 PM
i have a question---the rules say there is no flaming on the forums, but what about if you're giving someone neg rep? Can I say something to the nature of "yea how bout deez nuts bitch" or something like that in the comment box of the rep if someone ever pushes me into negging them?

i actually just did that a second ago. I just thought I'd ask so I wont be suprised if some admin thinks it's ban worthy and i try to log on later tonight and i'm not able to.

edit: if anyone were to get banned for a PM or REP then that's FUCKING BULLSHITThe kid gloves come off whenever I neg rep someone or someone PMs me. I figure it's private stuff so they won't do anything unless its like that guy sundance mentioned that linked scat porn.

Frag x 3
05-09-2008, 07:35 AM
I think the rep system is fine the way it is, but I wish there was a way to maybe view only posts by people with over 100+ rep or something. Might give that good ol small community feel back to the growing city. Sometimes I feel like blocking a lot of the users posts permanently.



I love this coming from someone with only 500+.

Boo
05-09-2008, 07:43 AM
I love this coming from someone with only 500+.

Perhaps it is more about the fact that he's been here for nearly two years and back then this was a much much smaller forum. A lot of us miss that smaller community.

neonatural45
05-09-2008, 07:49 AM
Neg Reps kind of promote flaming, especially now that you HAVE to leave a comment when you give someone one. It is kind of hard not to flame someone when they just said something stupid and you feel like telling them that they are a dumbass.

markzabin
05-09-2008, 08:45 AM
re:


Originally Posted by markzabin View Post
I think the rep system is fine the way it is, but I wish there was a way to maybe view only posts by people with over 100+ rep or something. Might give that good ol small community feel back to the growing city. Sometimes I feel like blocking a lot of the users posts permanently.
I love this coming from someone with only 500+.



I love this coming from someone with only 500+.

This coming from someone with 3 months here lol. Never mind, make it 500+ rep so I don't have to read your posts either. :angry4: I have been here almost since the beginning, unlike you with a whopping 3 months under your belt, + being a post whore, posting on every corner. I also find it funny that you would say something like that after rep'n me 2 weeks ago.

<a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/05/08/funny-pictures-if-you-wore-pants-more-often/"><img class="mine_984298" src="http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2008/05/funny-pictures-pants-more-often.jpg" alt="kitty" /></a><br /><a href="http://icanhascheezburger.com"></a>

Just having fun with you, so don't get all bent up about it.

eazye76
05-09-2008, 04:57 PM
I think the rep system is fine the way it is, but I wish there was a way to maybe view only posts by people with over 100+ rep or something. Might give that good ol small community feel back to the growing city. Sometimes I feel like blocking a lot of the users posts permanently.
I personally think this is a good idea. It's not about rep levels, but familiarity. If someone has 100 rep points then they have been around and other members know who they are. One problem I see w/ the growth is that some threads are full of people who will post a few times and then disappear. Just my opinion though.

Frag x 3
05-09-2008, 06:50 PM
I'm sorry, I misread that statement I quoted. I thought it said "1000" rep points, not 100. That makes a lot more sense.

Anyway, if we ignored the statements under 100 points, then we could miss out on some really good viewpoints. Plus, if someone else WAS viewing posts under 100 rep, you'd get really confused when they responded to the under-100 crowd.

Again, sorry for the confusion. I thought Mark was asking everyone to ignore his own posts.

markzabin
05-10-2008, 01:35 AM
I'm sorry, I misread that statement I quoted. I thought it said "1000" rep points, not 100. That makes a lot more sense.

Anyway, if we ignored the statements under 100 points, then we could miss out on some really good viewpoints. Plus, if someone else WAS viewing posts under 100 rep, you'd get really confused when they responded to the under-100 crowd.

Again, sorry for the confusion. I thought Mark was asking everyone to ignore his own posts.

Yeah consider it squashed. I basically wanted a place where people who are big fans, that come here almost daily, and know what they are talking about. A lot of the people come here and ignore the noob jack city and just post or post stuff that others have already posted which is a waste of everyone else's time that have to read it.

Boo
05-10-2008, 03:38 AM
I'm sorry, I misread that statement I quoted. I thought it said "1000" rep points, not 100. That makes a lot more sense.

Anyway, if we ignored the statements under 100 points, then we could miss out on some really good viewpoints. Plus, if someone else WAS viewing posts under 100 rep, you'd get really confused when they responded to the under-100 crowd.

Again, sorry for the confusion. I thought Mark was asking everyone to ignore his own posts.

Hahaha, now that changes the humor in your post completely. You had to be thinking, "is this guy a little slow or what?"

Frag x 3
05-10-2008, 04:35 AM
Haha, exactly. I thought he wanted to ignore himself!

Storm442
05-10-2008, 06:41 AM
Hahaha, now that changes the humor in your post completely. You had to be thinking, "is this guy a little slow or what?"
Boo, is that you in the sig with the Green hat on?!?




;)

Boo
05-10-2008, 08:43 AM
Boo, is that you in the sig with the Green hat on?!?




;)

I outta neg you for that one Storm.

Ifightforaliving
05-10-2008, 07:47 PM
how about an ignore option so I can ignore some fucking idiots that are getting unreal

MasterShake
05-10-2008, 08:04 PM
how about an ignore option so I can ignore some fucking idiots that are getting unreal

Welcome back, long time no talk. There is an ignore option, I have used it a couple times. It doesn;t totally block that person they can still give you good or bad rep but it does not show up. It will also hide an PM they may send you. It isn't a total ignore but it is close.


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa270/Bllasae/kottaaaaa.jpg

Ifightforaliving
05-10-2008, 08:07 PM
sweet I had nebver noticed but I found it and did use it

Storm442
05-12-2008, 09:42 AM
I outta neg you for that one Storm.
LOL, I keed, I keed !!

Murray
05-14-2008, 03:39 PM
I have been a member here for a while now just never really posted but I thought I would throw my view in for discussion/to be flamed!

Personally I feel that the rep system causes a problem in that newer members can't start a new thread in the main MMA discussion area, instead only being able to start new threads in "Noob Jack City". I think this may be unfair in that older or more experienced posters are just as capable of posting crap as new members. I myself feel that I have been a victim (ok, maybe a little harsh but you get the drift) of this but thats another story!

Having been an administrator on other forums, not as large as this self admittedly, I know from experience some members who have been here for a while will leave because they feel they cannot relate to newer members who they do not know as well as other older posters.

Thats the price of growth. Would you rather have a smaller, perhaps happier, community, or be one of the larger, more well known MMA Forums?

#1taz
05-14-2008, 04:59 PM
Me personally...I think people make too much out of the rep system or how long they've been a member here. Some people have more free time than others here do and post here more - but sometimes the quantity of their posts doesn't necessarily = the quality of their posts. The rep system is only one indicator of how long a person has been here, how much their posts are appreciated, or how loyal or knowledgable a MMA fan they are. Some people also are just lucky it's illegal/ improbable to kill them over the things that they post here....lol

(Like me and most of my posts for example.)

There are some better noob posters with a smaller amount of rep than others, and some better long term member posters with a truckload of rep than others here. I think it kinda all boils down to who you personally always agree with, or maybe who you can personally always get along with. The real truly annoying and/or rude as hell posters (regardless of how much rep they've racked up or how long they've been a member here) will eventually just leave once they start getting ignored a lot, or will eventually get weeded out of here by the staff.

(And hopefully I'm not on that list yet.)

But it would be better for everyone here if more people would try to remember that it's OK to disagree with other members here, but that it's not OK to resort to a vulgar personal attack on anyone when you do. That accomplishes nothing and resolves nothing - other than making the antagonist look like a big douche bag.

Which BTW, before anyone fires up their keyboard to attempt to type me to death, I've done that and got my ass in deep doo-doo around here before too in the past....and I've been warned for fighter bashing in the past too. So it's not like I'm any freakin' innocent member here either. But, besides the occasional really poor attempt at humor - I've really been trying to behave myself and not be the biggest PITA that this site has ever had as a member.

Sorta kinda. Anyway....

IMHO facts pretty much speak for themseves....and opinions can be debated pointlessly forever. And anything/everything you see or hear in the media is subject to scrutiny, and not necessarily to be completely trusted.

I think we all just need to lighten up a bit, and not take ourselves or this place and/or some of the other member's posts so damn seriously sometimes.

It's really just a website folks. Albeit a damn well-ran and popular one...but it's still just a website.

And just for the official record...that aint life threatening, and we will all survive....lol

Murray
05-14-2008, 05:11 PM
I agree about the not taking things so seriously, however one thing I feel the need to point out is humour rarely translates well over the internet and I know from experience some things can get "lost in translation", hell I have seen things posted which loads of member found hillarious and I found my self scratching my head thinking "WTF?"....maybe i'm just stupid though!

#1taz
05-14-2008, 05:29 PM
Or maybe (especially if it was one of my lame ass attempts at humor) you were the only one smart enough here to not laugh at something so dumb.

But seriously, I agree...one person's joke can also be another one's insult. And not everything you read on the internet seems as funny or understandable as it would be if you really knew the person well, or they were saying it to you in person.

Hell....let's face it - most of my humor should probably come with a warning label. Not everyone here gets it or appreciates it either. Sometimes this place can be a really tough room for an old hack wannabe comic to work...lol

Fortunately none of you will ever have to pay a cover charge or buy a ticket to get in here.

And I wasn't born twins.

TriangleChoke
05-28-2008, 05:07 AM
here's a question for the users of MMANEWS.COM:

Is anyone else having trouble viewing the main page? It's just mostly blackbackground and the 2 pictures of whichever fighters are not visible. i can still click most of the links, but it's been like this for about a week now.

I rarely check the main page, but i checked it ab a week ago and it was like this. I figured the site was under construction or something, but I just tried going to it and it's still not working for me.

I disabled my adblock and tried it. That didnt work. Is anyone else having problems?

Ifightforaliving
05-28-2008, 05:32 AM
I have no problems with it loads really fast

TriangleChoke
05-28-2008, 05:35 AM
is there a way to make a cope of my screen and post the image? it's Ctrl and something else i think

2mcgrath
05-28-2008, 05:40 AM
is there a way to make a cope of my screen and post the image? it's Ctrl and something else i think


i dont know if yours has the prtsc button but you can hit that,then go to ms paint and paste your screen.then upload to photobucket or where ever and post it here.been awhile since i done it.now using the control button ive never tried

TriangleChoke
05-28-2008, 06:05 AM
sorry bout the size, but this is what i'm seeing


http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1452/mmanewsin9.jpg

2mcgrath
05-28-2008, 06:13 AM
i just tried mine on the main page and it worked.but looks like your running vista?mine is xp dont know if that makes any difference.looks like something is blocking yours from loading pics or what not.i noticed you said you tried turning off the ad block,if you tried that shit i dont know what it could be

sandywh
05-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Have you recently dowmloaded any themes or screensavers?

Sometimes these things will fuc....mess with cached settings.

Best quick fix to try to to go to internet tools and clean everything up.
-delete cookies
-delete history
-etc.

Sometimes these things are just glitches whenever a program changes it won't automatically refresh web pages in the history.

I am far from a computer expert, but used to have a similar issue alot.

TriangleChoke
05-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Have you recently dowmloaded any themes or screensavers?

Sometimes these things will fuc....mess with cached settings.

Best quick fix to try to to go to internet tools and clean everything up.
-delete cookies
-delete history
-etc.

Sometimes these things are just glitches whenever a program changes it won't automatically refresh web pages in the history.

I am far from a computer expert, but used to have a similar issue alot.

i would do that, but i have my firefox set 2 delete all the private data every time the program is closed...

Gurry
06-16-2008, 05:55 PM
its amazing how i miss a thread this size, and when i go to check it out, the first page is always completley based on a diff topic than the last page. WAR MMA NEWS

Tenacious_Thunder
06-17-2008, 12:23 AM
i dont know if anyone has noticed,but i dont come here much myself anymore and i used to pretty much live here.

for me the place just has a different feel,way to much drama,and seems to have gotten more serious than it used to, meaning some dont like to joke around,or take everything out of context.i remember awhile back you could joke around and noone took it serious.it just isnt the light hearted place i remember when i spent so much time here before.i will still pop in like i do now but i hardly ever post anymore.

Dude, i know......
Im new here but i said one little thing to kind of lighten the mood and i got bashed on so much that i thought I might say one thing and get banned lol...

thumper
06-17-2008, 09:09 AM
This was an old thread and really shouldn't have been bumped for something that pointless. But I understand why someone would do it.

As far as being serious, this place is only as serious as you let it be. The influx of young people with agressive ideas is a byproduct of MMA becoming so popular. Just let things run off your shoulder. Seriously. Have fun! If you're having a problem with one or two people, put them on ignore. Just pick the stuff out you want to read.

killerinstinct
06-17-2008, 10:56 AM
I think more than anything, it's that the community feel is gone. Now every time I come on here there's a million users and I don't know half of them and the ones I used to know don't post as often as they used to.

I miss the old days when it was just myself, Matt Boone, ninjashogunrua, alvin, and anthony trying to get these forums started. I miss watching it slowly build and gaining new and intelligent posters, like mastiffowner, banda, legend, boo, afro, etc.(sorry if you're a vet and I didn't mention your name, it doesn't mean that I don't love you) I miss having countless debates about which fighters were better pride fighters or ufc fighters. I miss staying up late and highjacking threads with boo and legend, where we would basically just bullshit with each other and talk about stuff that was completely off topic. I miss going into threads and getting ready to post something only to realize that chuckthechamp just posted exactly what I was going to say. I swear it's scary sometimes with the way chuckthechamp and I think. It's almost like we have the same mind, but that's not to say we don't have our fair share of differences and disagrements. I miss keeping my postcount up with afro's. I miss a lot of things about the way it used to be and it's sad, because just like they say "you can never go home again". These forums can never be what they were, but they're still not that bad. Sure they can be a little much at times, but they're still better than sherdog anyday.

(sorry if I bored anyone with this rant.)

Boo
06-21-2008, 05:54 PM
I think more than anything, it's that the community feel is gone. Now every time I come on here there's a million users and I don't know half of them and the ones I used to know don't post as often as they used to.

I miss the old days when it was just myself, Matt Boone, ninjashogunrua, alvin, and anthony trying to get these forums started. I miss watching it slowly build and gaining new and intelligent posters, like mastiffowner, banda, legend, boo, afro, etc.(sorry if you're a vet and I didn't mention your name, it doesn't mean that I don't love you) I miss having countless debates about which fighters were better pride fighters or ufc fighters. I miss staying up late and highjacking threads with boo and legend, where we would basically just bullshit with each other and talk about stuff that was completely off topic. I miss going into threads and getting ready to post something only to realize that chuckthechamp just posted exactly what I was going to say. I swear it's scary sometimes with the way chuckthechamp and I think. It's almost like we have the same mind, but that's not to say we don't have our fair share of differences and disagrements. I miss keeping my postcount up with afro's. I miss a lot of things about the way it used to be and it's sad, because just like they say "you can never go home again". These forums can never be what they were, but they're still not that bad. Sure they can be a little much at times, but they're still better than sherdog anyday.

(sorry if I bored anyone with this rant.)

I know exactly how you feel. Friday night hijacks were a lot of fun. It just wouldn't work these days.

mauladala
06-21-2008, 08:24 PM
I wasn't here when the site started (started visiting about 7 months after), but I've gone back and read some of the first threads; quite a few are funny as hell. There were only like 5-6 regular posters. lol

And that guy GracieAlumni with threads like "Is Leben a fudgepacker"... holy crap. lol Did he rejoin the site with another user name?

valheruking
06-21-2008, 09:19 PM
And that guy GracieAlumni with threads like "Is Leben a fudgepacker"... holy crap. lol Did he rejoin the site with another user name?
Funny thing is, if threads like that were made today we'd be lamenting the old days and there would be comparisons to Sherdog aplenty. Not saying things are perfect now but nostalgia tends to make people ignore the bad and highlight the good.

Boo
06-21-2008, 11:16 PM
Valheruking, it's just that we knew each other a lot better back then. That just makes things different. For example, there is humor that you can use with people who know you well that wouldn't fly around people who don't, either because they don't get it or mistake it's meaning. It's not a shot at the forum the way it is now.

valheruking
06-21-2008, 11:23 PM
Yeah I can see what you mean, I do notice a different mood even compared to when I joined.

Gurry
06-22-2008, 07:52 AM
plain and simple, this forum has seriously declined, i dunno wut it is, but most of the time im here, i dun even enjoy being here at all times, thers a buncha douches on these boards now, that just go on for 10 pages on some steroid enduced rage if u diagree with there opinion...

GODKING7
06-22-2008, 08:42 PM
Nice swipe at me, if you don't like the forum anymore then bye...

Your opinion isn't the only one that matters baba!!, why then have a open discussion forum if your right and everyone else is wrong?

Yes I said "contracts get broken everyday" and Randy doesn't have to full fill it.
I wonder how many people be bashing Tim Sylvia if he did the same thing, say right after the last fight he had with AA, how many people would be saying "No way Sylvia must full fill his contract", people here be happy as pigs in shit if Sylvia was leaving because of contract disrupt.
Its only because it was Randy Couture and you think he owns you, he doesn't get over it!!!


The problem with sherdog is that there are too many members its like trying to have a civil discussion in a stadium filled with 50,000 people, I can't be done. It's not because there aren't smart people over there, its just the only way you get attention over there is to say something stupid.

This forum is still small enough and we have allot of smart hardcore MMA fans.

This is a great forum 5 Stars...

WHAT I DONT LIKE VETS STEALING my AVATAR!!!!:rtrp:

Frag x 3
06-23-2008, 01:16 AM
WHAT I DONT LIKE VETS STEALING BY AVATAR!!!!:rtrp:

You're dumb. On top of the dumb shit you post, you spelled "murderer" wrong in your enormous sig.

Ifightforaliving
06-23-2008, 02:16 AM
WHAT I DONT LIKE VETS STEALING BY AVATAR!!!!:rtrp:
how I wish I could neg you more than once today. Oh well tomorrow shall come soon enough

bigsmooth696969
06-23-2008, 02:54 AM
how I wish I could neg you more than once today. Oh well tomorrow shall come soon enough

Watch out Ifightforaliving! People may complain your breaking a forum rule. These days, it seems like if you fart, you are in violation of some rule.

This is where I think the forum has changed.
Thats what I can't stand. If you say you don't like a fighter, BOOM...fighter bashing. The forums need to relax a bit on all the rules. It seems like this site gets ran like a prison more and more everyday. The rules and regulations are so strict, it seems like no matter what anyone says, it somehow breaks a forum rule.

Now, I can see whats coming as all the haters will say...if you don't like it, go to sherdog.

Just relax a bit, jeez!

Storm442
06-23-2008, 03:49 AM
w00t for this perpetual thread !

Boo
06-23-2008, 04:11 AM
Watch out Ifightforaliving! People may complain your breaking a forum rule. These days, it seems like if you fart, you are in violation of some rule.


Dear Mr Bigsmooth696969,

I'm sorry but flatulence is not allowed. Surely you understand, 10,000 guys tooting away would make the stench unbearable.

Thank you for your attention,

Management

bigsmooth696969
06-23-2008, 06:16 PM
Are you serious?

Have you ever posted at another forum?

I am a member of many forums from mma to sports and all have rules and regulations but this forum seems to take certain things/rules to an extreme. I also must say that this is one of the most active forums I am apart of so possibly the sheer number of posts and people may make this needed more. To me it just seems hypocritical. I really prefer this forum and like MOST of the members I have come in contact with. All I did was be honest on what I felt the forum needed help on.

Poindexter
06-24-2008, 05:20 AM
I find this forum pretty satisfying. It is a nice level where it is not too isolated or exclusive and nowhere near the bullshit that sherdog consists of.

Submissionist
06-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Hug it out Bitches.

Storm did you leave because of the whole TTR situation?

Jellypig
06-24-2008, 10:30 PM
Hug it out Bitches.lol.. I love when you say that.

Storm442
06-25-2008, 09:25 AM
Let's discuss how slim the UFC heavyweight divison is now.
Have you looked at the official UFC page for a list of fighters? 1/2 of 'em don't fight for the UFC now!

pa99fighter
06-25-2008, 04:43 PM
ANYWAYS, let's discuss how slim the UFC heavyweight divison is now.
Have you looked at the official UFC page for a list of fighters? 1/2 of 'em don't fight for the UFC now!

They only have about 8 heavyweights that are any good. (no I refuse to count Hardonk, Sanchez, or McCully

Maniac
06-25-2008, 06:02 PM
I don't care what anybody says, Sherdog forums are horrible. The stadium comparison was spot on.


Hug it out Bitches.
Funny stuff!


Storm did you leave because of the whole TTR situation?
It was funny for a while, but I'm glad that shit has died down.



ANYWAYS, let's discuss how slim the UFC heavyweight divison is now.
Have you looked at the official UFC page for a list of fighters? 1/2 of 'em don't fight for the UFC now!
:valh: LOL

Submissionist
06-25-2008, 08:18 PM
Yeah I changed screen name.

OMNIpotus
08-09-2008, 01:22 PM
So... still think it's the "change" that's killing this site? Seems appropriate to bump this thread in light of all the recent bannings and abuses of power.

tsk tsk tsk

Speaking of... know the difference between trolling/stirring up trouble and normal forum activity? Why it's who agrees with you.

Do try harder to keep your regulars here... they tend to clog up the other sites that actually talk about MMA instead of just having pubescent slap fights. That way I don't have to hear about the drivel on this site and have to come see if anyone bothered to ban me yet.

Have a better one.

PS... nice ads BTW. Hard to tell the content from the flashing grift.

leedogg900
08-09-2008, 06:26 PM
4 years ago Britney Spears was on top.

now she is just on top of a lot of dick

Lol. That post made me laugh.

sandywh
08-09-2008, 06:53 PM
So... still think it's the "change" that's killing this site? Seems appropriate to bump this thread in light of all the recent bannings and abuses of power.

tsk tsk tsk

Speaking of... know the difference between trolling/stirring up trouble and normal forum activity? Why it's who agrees with you.

Do try harder to keep your regulars here... they tend to clog up the other sites that actually talk about MMA instead of just having pubescent slap fights. That way I don't have to hear about the drivel on this site and have to come see if anyone bothered to ban me yet.

Have a better one.

PS... nice ads BTW. Hard to tell the content from the flashing grift.

Not that I agree or disagree, but 2 posts in 8 months just to stir up trouble. Stay gone!

You left, then you come back lurk for a bit and then post this shit?

Fuck you, you wanna make a difference, stay, stir up shit, get banned, and then go away, don't just run in with a random rant (we have a thread for that).

Beowulf
08-11-2008, 04:21 AM
Am I the only annoyed when going through threads with the posts where they jut quote someone and only put something like "I agree, Rep'd" or " I disagree, neg'd"

If you agree, explain why, if not, explain why you don't.If you're gonna rep or neg someone, is there really a need to make a post about it?

Ramma
08-11-2008, 04:34 AM
So... still think it's the "change" that's killing this site? Seems appropriate to bump this thread in light of all the recent bannings and abuses of power.

tsk tsk tsk

Speaking of... know the difference between trolling/stirring up trouble and normal forum activity? Why it's who agrees with you.

Do try harder to keep your regulars here... they tend to clog up the other sites that actually talk about MMA instead of just having pubescent slap fights. That way I don't have to hear about the drivel on this site and have to come see if anyone bothered to ban me yet.

Have a better one.

PS... nice ads BTW. Hard to tell the content from the flashing grift.

I'm already past the fact that your post is a contradiction.

You decided to come over here and post this... do you really consider this to be a mature action?

Are you five years old? I'm not going to ban you. But if you are just going to come here to stir up trouble, then don't post here.


Grow up dude.

sandywh
08-11-2008, 07:29 AM
Am I the only annoyed when going through threads with the posts where they jut quote someone and only put something like "I agree, Rep'd" or " I disagree, neg'd"

If you agree, explain why, if not, explain why you don't.If you're gonna rep or neg someone, is there really a need to make a post about it?

I disagree, neg'd

Parpa
08-11-2008, 02:32 PM
to be honest i think what is causing problems is people attacking people for no apparent reason at all. I just got here and I have had a few private messages with nasty remarks.

Clint
08-11-2008, 04:54 PM
to be honest i think what is causing problems is people attacking people for no apparent reason at all. I just got here and I have had a few private messages with nasty remarks.

You do realize that you can forward them to an admin and we will look into them.

Ramma
08-12-2008, 12:04 AM
to be honest i think what is causing problems is people attacking people for no apparent reason at all. I just got here and I have had a few private messages with nasty remarks.


You do realize that you can forward them to an admin and we will look into them.

Not only can you forward them, but you should forward them. Chances are, whoever is harassing you is harassing others.

Frag x 3
08-12-2008, 12:25 AM
Am I the only annoyed when going through threads with the posts where they jut quote someone and only put something like "I agree, Rep'd" or " I disagree, neg'd"

If you agree, explain why, if not, explain why you don't.If you're gonna rep or neg someone, is there really a need to make a post about it?

I don't like people that use unnecessary apostrophes. Is it harder to type "neg'd" or "negged?" I'm not sure, but typing "neg'd" is stupid.

sandywh
08-12-2008, 12:29 AM
to be honest i think what is causing problems is people attacking people for no apparent reason at all. I just got here and I have had a few private messages with nasty remarks.


I believe your avatar says it all!

Dan0
08-12-2008, 12:43 AM
Am I the only annoyed when going through threads with the posts where they jut quote someone and only put something like "I agree, Rep'd" or " I disagree, neg'd"

If you agree, explain why, if not, explain why you don't.If you're gonna rep or neg someone, is there really a need to make a post about it?

Don't take this wrong, 'cause I'm trying to give a legit explanation. This is the texting, e-mailing, hooked on phonics generation. I think it's here to stay.

thumper
08-12-2008, 01:21 AM
Am I the only annoyed when going through threads with the posts where they jut quote someone and only put something like "I agree, Rep'd" or " I disagree, neg'd"

If you agree, explain why, if not, explain why you don't.If you're gonna rep or neg someone, is there really a need to make a post about it?

It doesn't bother me. I guess I like it when someone does that to my post because it affirms someone agrees. But I could see how it would get annoying. I just wouldn't pay attention.

sandywh
08-12-2008, 01:49 AM
It doesn't bother me. I guess I like it when someone does that to my post because it affirms someone agrees. But I could see how it would get annoying. I just wouldn't pay attention.

Agr'd. Rep'd

Oops, I just addeed to my post count unnecassarily - sorry Beuowolf

Oops x2, I just use apostrophes in a complete useless and careless way - sorry Fag x 3

Beowulf
08-12-2008, 01:54 AM
Agr'd. Rep'd

Oops, I just addeed to my post count unnecassarily - sorry Beuowolf

Oops x2, I just use apostrophes in a complete useless and careless way - sorry Fag x 3

I couldn't care less about post count, just annoying reading through a couple pages and a lot being 2 words....

I get the feeling you don't like me very much, it's cool though.

2mcgrath
08-12-2008, 01:58 AM
all you motherfuckers are neg'd haha

i dont think people with a couple thousand posts are trying to up their post count by typing neg'd or rep'd,i mean this isnt school so i dont give a fuck how you type as long as i can read it

sandywh
08-12-2008, 02:03 AM
I couldn't care less about post count, just annoying reading through a couple pages and a lot being 2 words....

I get the feeling you don't like me very much, it's cool though.
I don't know you, don't really care either way. But I cannot, in good conscience, let a golden opportunity to be a smartass go by without post said smartass comment. If you happen to leave the opening, I will...must...take it. Its like blood in the water. One of the sharks is gonna eat you. Might as well be me, cause at least I won't make you cry. Just look what the others have done to people. With me on your ass, its unlikely you'll be making "You guys are mean, I'm taking my ball and going home" threads.

Rep'd - for no other reason than I'm looking forward to giveing you shit every chance I get.

Beowulf
08-12-2008, 02:04 AM
all you motherfuckers are neg'd haha

i dont think people with a couple thousand posts are trying to up their post count by typing neg'd or rep'd,i mean this isnt school so i dont give a fuck how you type as long as i can read it

i never said anyone was trying to up their post count...

Frag x 3
08-12-2008, 02:04 AM
Oops x2, I just use apostrophes in a complete useless and careless way - sorry Fag x 3

Don't worry, the name calling makes up for it. You're the coolest, man.

Beowulf
08-12-2008, 02:07 AM
I don't know you, don't really care either way. But I cannot, in good conscience, let a golden opportunity to be a smartass go by without post said smartass comment. If you happen to leave the opening, I will...must...take it. Its like blood in the water. One of the sharks is gonna eat you. Might as well be me, cause at least I won't make you cry. Just look what the others have done to people. With me on your ass, its unlikely you'll be making "You guys are mean, I'm taking my ball and going home" threads.

Rep'd - for no other reason than I'm looking forward to giveing you shit every chance I get.

Then I will be awaiting your smartass comments. But yeah, I'd just tell them to fuck off rather then cry about being neg'd.

Rep'd- for no other reason than hopefully being entertained by you giving me shit

thumper
08-12-2008, 03:49 AM
Agr'd. Rep'd

Oops, I just addeed to my post count unnecassarily - sorry Beuowolf

Oops x2, I just use apostrophes in a complete useless and careless way - sorry Fag x 3

You LIED!!!!!! you didn't rep me. That is a really really hurtful thing to do.

I'm just not sure what to do with this whole deal now.

valheruking
08-12-2008, 04:18 AM
:ban:

sandywh
08-12-2008, 05:39 AM
You LIED!!!!!! you didn't rep me. That is a really really hurtful thing to do.

I'm just not sure what to do with this whole deal now.
my humble apologies. That was a low class and horrible thing to do. Please accept my apology .

I beg you please

.......hey what are doing with that axe?


.......No!!!!


http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/mstrswrd/Manhunt2-AxeMurder.jpg

sandywh
12-25-2008, 09:47 AM
Not that I agree or disagree, but 2 posts in 8 months just to stir up trouble. Stay gone!

You left, then you come back lurk for a bit and then post this shit?

Fuck you, you wanna make a difference, stay, stir up shit, get banned, and then go away, don't just run in with a random rant (we have a thread for that).

Damn if I haven't turned out to be a freakin' hypocrit.

ChuckBooty
01-10-2009, 04:28 AM
The reason I left was all the bullshit super-secret forums for the "elite". The 'Veterans Forum is NOT for veterans. It's for whoever the hell is in their little clique. Case in point: I have been here longer than many of the 'veterans' that are allowed in that place. But when Bullock gave me access to it everybody cried like a baby until I got removed. I like it over at The Spot better because everybody is equal and on a level playing field. The elitism bullshit is what ruined this place...not the amount of posters.

Howie
01-10-2009, 05:05 AM
You do realize it was the guys running spot that started forums like the ones you speak of right?

So in reality, instead of getting invited into one here, you went over there where they basically started a forum for the vets from here, let a few of the trolls in, and now have absolute power.

So you are basically praising the exact same thing you are complaining about.

lol.

Dork8503
01-10-2009, 05:19 AM
The people in the vet section, are most of the people at spot, an Chuck you were put up for a vote to be in.


The elitism bullshit is what ruined this place...not the amount of posters.

LOL those guys from that forum are the majority of the ones where you post now, so the problem you should be crying about is with them.

The entire point of that thread was to be voted in, an i know people voted against you, the same people you chat with every day.

So before you start running your mouth like you know whats going on, maybe you should take a second an really think about it an stop being a douche bag.

ChuckBooty
01-10-2009, 05:50 AM
The people in the vet section, are most of the people at spot, an Chuck you were put up for a vote to be in.



LOL those guys from that forum are the majority of the ones where you post now, so the problem you should be crying about is with them.

The entire point of that thread was to be voted in, an i know people voted against you, the same people you chat with every day.

So before you start running your mouth like you know whats going on, maybe you should take a second an really think about it an stop being a douche bag.

Haven't talked to you in a while Dork...when did YOU turn into a prick? As I remember it, it was YOU who told me about the vets forum to begin with after you got fired as a mod. I think you said something to the effect of, "...you gotta suck Sundances dick to get in". I believe I still have that PM if you want me to copy and paste it here.

You guys started a thread here asking people opinion on what had changed and why people are leaving...all I did was give my reasons and opinion. And you acting like a little fucking baby and coming at me like that just reinforced my decision to post elsewhere. I hadn't even THOUGHT about this site for months now...but I can see you are still hanging on to whatever wasted emotion you have invested in this little Internet "feud". One day when you get pubes, you'll discover girls and I'm sure you'll forget ALL about this.


You do realize it was the guys running spot that started forums like the ones you speak of right?

So in reality, instead of getting invited into one here, you went over there where they basically started a forum for the vets from here, let a few of the trolls in, and now have absolute power.

So you are basically praising the exact same thing you are complaining about.

lol.

You could be right...but I'm not coming at it from a personal level. I'm looking at it as an over all good place to talk about MMA and whatever other bullshit we talk about. For me I like spot better...it's smaller and really reminds me of News back in the day. But I don't have any ill feelings about this place....I haven't even thought about this place in quite a while.

TriangleChoke
01-10-2009, 06:52 AM
smoke a bowl, Chuckbooty

ChuckBooty
01-10-2009, 07:07 AM
smoke a bowl, Chuckbooty

I'd love to...I'll get kicked out of the Army. *counts the days till retirement*

TriangleChoke
01-10-2009, 07:15 AM
Oh, well I guess try to relax a bit. That was messed up of you to bust dork out like that...

Dork8503
01-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Haven't talked to you in a while Dork...when did YOU turn into a prick? As I remember it, it was YOU who told me about the vets forum to begin with after you got fired as a mod. I think you said something to the effect of, "...you gotta suck Sundances dick to get in". I believe I still have that PM if you want me to copy and paste it here.

You guys started a thread here asking people opinion on what had changed and why people are leaving...all I did was give my reasons and opinion. And you acting like a little fucking baby and coming at me like that just reinforced my decision to post elsewhere. I hadn't even THOUGHT about this site for months now...but I can see you are still hanging on to whatever wasted emotion you have invested in this little Internet "feud". One day when you get pubes, you'll discover girls and I'm sure you'll forget ALL about this.

lol feud, um your the one that brought up Spot in your previous post.

And you pretend Spot is so much better, but then you complain about the vet section. As i stated the members there voted people in, an most of those members are at the place you call better now. So i simply said if you have a problem with how the Vet thing turned out, go talk to some of them about it.

Dude who gives a shit where you post, you pretend what you say really matters. You pretend your above an beyond people around here, in reality you are not.

The difference between me an you is that i understand that what i say means nothing.

An this feud thing, this is really the first time since it really all came about that i have commented to anyone about it, but you keep it going with your dumb shit posts, your little rants about how mmanews is this an that.

i mean seriously you sit an pretend that i hang on to this feud but I am sure we can go to Spot an find some posts of yours that you talk about this place, an bicker like a school girl. Its you man that can't let it go.

Its a internet forum, its not a war, its not a feud, DUDE GET OVER IT.

Please tell me where i have hung on to a mmanews vs spot feud. You can't because i don't talk about it. Its just your consistent little school girl cries for attention finally made me post about it.


You are one of the only people that keep this so called feud going, do you see me posting shit about Spot over here, or go there an start shit or anything like that. I don't because i don't care, but you can't say the same thing.

ChuckBooty
01-10-2009, 07:33 AM
Oh, well I guess try to relax a bit. That was messed up of you to bust dork out like that...

Not sure if you read his thread but HE busted on ME. I wasn't even talking to him and he came at me like he's the shit telling me that I'm crying and that I'm a douche bag.


lol feud, um your the one that brought up Spot in your previous post. ...

I have no idea what you're talking about. I haven't said shit about you, this site, or anything else. Go back and look at my posts...before today my last posts here was SEPTEMBER! And go ahead over to spot with your fake name (Clark Kent) and scour my posts (as I'm sure you're already doing in another window). I don't know anything about a "feud" because I was never involved.

I just happened to pop in today and saw this thread and thought I'd give my opinion. YOU are the one who attacked ME, kido.

Dork8503
01-10-2009, 10:50 AM
I have no idea what you're talking about. I haven't said shit about you, this site, or anything else. Go back and look at my posts...before today my last posts here was SEPTEMBER! And go ahead over to spot with your fake name (Clark Kent) and scour my posts (as I'm sure you're already doing in another window). I don't know anything about a "feud" because I was never involved.

I just happened to pop in today and saw this thread and thought I'd give my opinion. YOU are the one who attacked ME, kido.

I never said i didn't attack your post.

I said you are the one that can't stop with the drama. You are the one that talks shit about this place on the other forum, an feels the need to post things to get shit started.

Stop being a little girl and i won't have a reason to comment on your nonsense.

Ooh you called me kido, kind of ironic seeing your the one who has been acting like a child.

valheruking
01-10-2009, 12:44 PM
Chuck the forum you speak of was started by guys that post at the spot too so there really isn't much reason for you to hold that against this site and not that one, it wasn't some elite club either there was a plan to it, it just got a little difficult to keep track of things.

rivethead
01-10-2009, 02:12 PM
I like it over at The Spot better because everybody is equal and on a level playing field. The elitism bullshit is what ruined this place...not the amount of posters.

If the spot is so awesome, maybe you should go post there instead of bumping old threads to bring up useless butthurt bullshit that nobody cares about but you.

rh

ChuckBooty
01-10-2009, 05:48 PM
If the spot is so awesome, maybe you should go post there instead of bumping old threads to bring up useless butthurt bullshit that nobody cares about but you.

rh

I didn't bump anything...this was on the top. I just put my opinion, I'm not butt hurt in the least. Dork is the one who decided to come at me, not vice versa. And yeah...the spot sucks, that's why Dork is over there under his "secret" name flaming away.

wonderbee
01-10-2009, 09:00 PM
Seriously, there needs to be some sort of sub forum here where people can argue about the divorce. At this point it is just sad and it is contaminating the entire site. Or better still if all the mma spot members who keep coming over here just to stir up shit and pick on members could just stay on their side of the inter fence that might help.

P.S

Itís the fucking INTERNET bitches.

P.P.S

I was wondering where you went ChuckBooty, good to see your sign again.

scottsec
01-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Kumbaya my lord kumbaya.....

Dork8503
01-10-2009, 09:26 PM
I didn't bump anything...this was on the top. I just put my opinion, I'm not butt hurt in the least. Dork is the one who decided to come at me, not vice versa. And yeah...the spot sucks, that's why Dork is over there under his "secret" name flaming away.

I don't flame over there, i just started talking shit to you yesterday because you were being a bitch.

You pretend people don't know thats my name.

See again your trying to "nark" me out, but the thing you fail to realize i have admitted a while ago that was me.

Like i said your just a dumb fuck.

I never said the Spot sucks, i never said MMAnews was so much better, i never said any of those things.

But you say Spot is better, you bring things like that up because you want to keep the drama going.

Mac
01-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Wait, Dork is Clark Kent? I...never...would...have...guessed....

scottsec
01-11-2009, 02:20 AM
This whole thing is gay!!!....GAY GAY GAY....LOL...

Dork8503
01-11-2009, 03:12 AM
Wait, Dork is Clark Kent? I...never...would...have...guessed....

Now i will use my super mind warping powers an you will now forget everything

:dumbass:

:headscratch:

:dancingsmile:

scottsec
01-11-2009, 04:48 AM
Now i will use my super mind warping powers an you will now forget everything

:dumbass:

:headscratch:

:dancingsmile:

So if your really Clark Kent then REALLY your Superman....that is very cool..

bigsmooth696969
01-11-2009, 05:50 AM
Dork is Clark Kent?!?! Damn Dork, I like you here but I hate you there! LMAO!

2mcgrath
01-11-2009, 08:52 PM
i knew dork was clark kent posted with him long enough to tell lol,from about his 5th post there i knew who he was

Ramma
01-12-2009, 04:04 AM
You know what is funny about all of this?

Guys from the Spot come over here, bitching about a feud... mean while, people here, are like, "What feud?"....

No one even brings up Spot over here. Type in MMANews in the search over there and I bet there are a billion posts.

I like a lot of guys at Spot, and they know who they are, but some of you Spot guys need a friggin life. There is no forum war, this is the internet, we have better shit to do than worry about bullshit like that. No one here is going on and on about Spot. However, the biggest thread at Spot is a bashfest of MMANews... you do the math.

Just post where ever you want to post, and move along...

Abe Lincoln
01-12-2009, 06:46 AM
This thread is completely ridiculous!

ChuckBooty
01-12-2009, 04:27 PM
Well I'm not saying you're wrong...but to be completely fair if you do a search for ******* over here you'll come up with nothing but a series of astris.

But maybe I was wrong and Dork isn't all emotional about the "feud". Maybe he just felt like being a dick. Either way :confusedsmilie:

You know what is funny about all of this?

Guys from the Spot come over here, bitching about a feud... mean while, people here, are like, "What feud?"....

No one even brings up Spot over here. Type in MMANews in the search over there and I bet there are a billion posts.

I like a lot of guys at Spot, and they know who they are, but some of you Spot guys need a friggin life. There is no forum war, this is the internet, we have better shit to do than worry about bullshit like that. No one here is going on and on about Spot. However, the biggest thread at Spot is a bashfest of MMANews... you do the math.

Just post where ever you want to post, and move along...

bigsmooth696969
01-12-2009, 06:25 PM
Ramma, I need to know......am I liked???

Ramma
01-12-2009, 10:46 PM
Chuck, not that I don't find the *** thing silly in the first place, but one has nothing to do with the other.



Ramma, I need to know......am I liked???
Well that depends Bigsmooth... what do you like more, Pepsi or Coke?

Bullock
01-12-2009, 11:30 PM
It is ridiculous that the name is censored, but that is to be expected when admins here went and started a competing forum, pmed people to join behind everyone's back, and then used administrative powers over here to look up a member's IP and ban him before he could even attempt to join the new site.

I'm not trying to start shit and I am not judging. Those are just the facts. Obviously that rubbed Boone and Howie the wrong way.

The only people who were happy about the whole situation were smoogy, who used it to work his way into taking over Clint's job and therefore the forum as a whole, and Steel, who used it to galvanize support for his new forum.

Mac
01-13-2009, 12:01 AM
Lol, I just can't wait to see what happens a year from now. If The Spot starts getting big what are the members going to do, run off and start all over again just to keep that small community feel? It's going to be a vicious circle.

Oh I also find it hilarious that the guys who were the main reason Steel went to start another forum are now all over there too. Hell one is a mod I believe.

Bullock
01-13-2009, 01:05 AM
Lol, I just can't wait to see what happens a year from now. If The Spot starts getting big what are the members going to do, run off and start all over again just to keep that small community feel? .

I guarantee it's going to happen. It's just inevitable.

ILJO
01-13-2009, 02:43 AM
I dont think there is as much drama as people make it out to be... Some people cant seem to get over it but thats just a few people.

I also think that most of the good posters from News have made their way over to the spot and I also believe that if some of you guys werent admins/mods over here you would be posting alot more at the spot as well. I think its a false sense of loyalty that is keeping you here

But hey, I still post over here as well so Im not just trying to shit on you guys. Im just calling it like I see it. Maybe Im wrong

SimpleJack
01-13-2009, 02:51 AM
I actually like most of the dudes over there, I just hate the emo rebellion crap. The site has the same people this one does, it looks the same, and has the same news. Not exactly rebellious in my book. No disrespect to them either. I just wish there was more to it than what is really going on.

bigsmooth696969
01-13-2009, 05:00 AM
Chuck, not that I don't find the *** thing silly in the first place, but one has nothing to do with the other.



Well that depends Bigsmooth... what do you like more, Pepsi or Coke?

Neither, but if I had to choose, I'd go Pepsi.

Ramma
01-13-2009, 05:36 AM
Neither, but if I had to choose, I'd go Pepsi.

Get out of here!

ILJO
01-13-2009, 06:05 AM
I actually like most of the dudes over there, I just hate the emo rebellion crap. The site has the same people this one does, it looks the same, and has the same news. Not exactly rebellious in my book. No disrespect to them either. I just wish there was more to it than what is really going on.

I wouldnt go as far as to say that this site has the same people. Many of the good posters stopped posting here all together.

Yea it does have the same news but so does every forum. What makes a good forum is the people and the discussion.

and about all this rebellion stuff.... who cares, really. I know I dont post over there as an act of rebellion and neither does anyone else. The site may have been started by a few people which I guess you could say were "rebelling" but thats got nothing to do with anything anymore.

Mac
01-13-2009, 07:57 AM
I wouldnt go as far as to say that this site has the same people. Many of the good posters stopped posting here all together.

Yea it does have the same news but so does every forum. What makes a good forum is the people and the discussion.

and about all this rebellion stuff.... who cares, really. I know I dont post over there as an act of rebellion and neither does anyone else. The site may have been started by a few people which I guess you could say were "rebelling" but thats got nothing to do with anything anymore.

It does have a lot of good posters, but it took a lot of the trolls also. Fair trade, if you ask me.

SimpleJack
01-13-2009, 03:13 PM
It does have a lot of good posters, but it took a lot of the trolls also. Fair trade, if you ask me.

Agreed.

And on the notion of rebelling: It was started as an act of rebelling against the way things were going on here and the supposed "rules." Then, multiple posters would come over here and talk about how shitty it is and how there are too many rules. Now, many of them are back. And there are a few good posters over there. People I conversed with regularly and actually respected. That's true. However, we have that here as well.

To sum it up, I like most of those guys a lot. Some, not so much. That's any forum. I just get tired of the us vs. them and forum "raids" where an idiot posts some bullshit here then runs back and forth to rant and rave. LET THE SHIT GO.

2mcgrath
01-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Get out of here!

sorry i like pepsi better too lol

bigsmooth696969
01-13-2009, 06:14 PM
Get out of here!

Fine but don't expect a Christmas card this year!

SimpleJack
01-14-2009, 01:09 AM
Pepsi sucks......Diet Coke for me.

God I hate being old.

Howie
01-14-2009, 02:02 AM
RC Cola baby

bigsmooth696969
01-14-2009, 04:27 AM
Pepsi sucks......Diet Coke for me.

God I hate being old.

I like regular Pepsi bu t Diet Coke. Go figure?

SimpleJack
01-14-2009, 05:01 AM
RC is good shit. I used to tear up Cherry RC when I was in HS. Oh the days.......

2mcgrath
01-14-2009, 06:16 AM
i always liked rc draft anyone remember that?,unfortuantly i cant have caffeine anymore so i have to try other drinks out

bigsmooth696969
01-14-2009, 06:53 AM
Wasn't RC caffine free?

2mcgrath
01-14-2009, 08:00 AM
Wasn't RC caffine free?

i dont think it was.

scottsec
01-14-2009, 09:03 PM
Rondo...the thirst crusher for me...

ILJO
01-15-2009, 02:39 AM
faygo.....

send yo momma straight up to the sto'

tell that bitch to bring home a faygo



but seriously, cherry pepsi was and remains to be the shiznite.... followed by dr pepper and mr pib

bigsmooth696969
01-15-2009, 03:11 AM
Mmmmmmm, Mr Pib!

TriangleChoke
01-15-2009, 05:40 AM
dr. pepper all day baby

jhell
01-16-2009, 04:10 AM
I'm sure I'm the only loser that misses clear pespi.

SimpleJack
01-16-2009, 05:23 AM
I loved that shit.

Coke II was pretty good too.

Nebraska
01-16-2009, 08:49 AM
Get the popcorn ready...

bigsmooth696969
01-16-2009, 06:16 PM
This could be EPIC!

HammerFist
01-17-2009, 12:00 AM
HOLY FUCKING PEANUTY SHIT LOGS!! Whats all this about? Does someone have a menstral cycle going down?

This bitching is quite entertaining but also very pathetic, people should just pick a forum and stick too it, i dont post as much as some people simply because i just cant be fucked takin the time writing a whole paragraph. Seems like people at the other site are instigating most of this for some reason and i dont really undrestand why, let it go its a MMA News site for fucks sake, people need to sit back an smoke one and take a minute to realize what this site is here for and use it for its real purpose, which is mma discussion and news.
Also i think the rules are fine here, trolls and such dont seem to last too long and i think the more new members contributing the better.

Poindexter
01-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Coke Classic all day until my teeth disintegrate and my stomach lining is destroyed.

ILJO
01-17-2009, 05:20 AM
Keep acting like a bitch... maybe I will fuck you like one.


You're not in prison anymore Palma. Take it easy. lol

Highlander
01-17-2009, 08:48 AM
Get out of here!

I like coke.

(that's my first post in a little while lol)

bigsmooth696969
01-17-2009, 08:49 AM
JUST FOR THE TASTE OF IIIIIIIIIIT! DIET COKE!

Old School Bitches!

Highlander
01-17-2009, 08:57 AM
JUST FOR THE TASTE OF IIIIIIIIIIT! DIET COKE!

Old School Bitches!

Fuck that shit, diet coke tastes terrible. Yeah, that's right, I said it!

bigsmooth696969
01-17-2009, 07:14 PM
Fuck that shit, diet coke tastes terrible. Yeah, that's right, I said it!

Man, why the hostility??? Its a friggin soft drink! You cant hate a soft drink that bad.

Nebraska
01-17-2009, 08:44 PM
http://www.sunagency.ca/weblog/images/uploads/pepsi_bodyart.jpg

bigsmooth696969
01-19-2009, 02:38 AM
Damn, BJ Penn must have a small pecker cause he surely can score a hotter chick than that in your sig Nebraska! GSP sure beats his ass in that catagory!

Poindexter
01-19-2009, 03:09 AM
I don't know, man. That girl is pretty hot, IMO.

valheruking
01-19-2009, 05:05 AM
Um yeah, she looks good to me.

Nebraska
01-19-2009, 05:52 AM
Damn, BJ Penn must have a small pecker cause he surely can score a hotter chick than that in your sig Nebraska! GSP sure beats his ass in that catagory!

I hope BJ reads that. I think I'll post it on his website.

Palma
01-19-2009, 08:21 AM
Damn, BJ Penn must have a small pecker cause he surely can score a hotter chick than that in your sig Nebraska! GSP sure beats his ass in that catagory!

lol, bigsmooth you are going to hate on Penn for anything he does.

Unreal
01-19-2009, 01:25 PM
Back to the subject, since only soda I drink is 7up...

This post has become some weird advertising for the spot it seems. There are some good posters out there, but I think they dragged more trolls than old regular posters. I went to check it out a couple of days ago, trolls are being trolls and the vet posters are saying that Shogun will beat Liddell, he was still hurt, one year lay off, blah blah. No body talks about Coleman also having his leg hurt, and coming off a 2 year lay off. If he would have been KO'd in the first you can bet your house that no body would be saying anything, other than for him to retire.

Somebody mentioned that when Pride "died" things here changed alot, I certainly agree with that. I think most of the old vets out there were the guys that thought Cro Cop, Wandy and Shogun would kill any UFC fighter, seeing the harsh reality hurts (even hurts me), so they just found them selves a cave where they can live like it was 2003.

Either way, I have an account there but I've realized I'd rather stay here after seeing all the cheap ad that spot is doing here, a little desperation maybe? I rather read about noobs who think Jardine will KO Jackson in the first rather than bitter old posters who can't get over things.

2mcgrath
01-20-2009, 06:16 AM
im afraid i would fuck her sorry,and enjoy it lmao

Howie
01-20-2009, 06:32 AM
Pepsi Clear was awesome, if only for the Van Halen song on the commercial.

bigsmooth696969
01-20-2009, 05:46 PM
lol, bigsmooth you are going to hate on Penn for anything he does.

LMAO, No. If he goes in against GSP and flops, I guess I'd say that was ok! I'm sorry but his piece of pussy does not impress me. I'm not saying I could score that but even I have shoplifted a few pieces outside of my league!

That, sir, does not impress me!

Post it up Nebraska! Tell BJ I am disappointed!

Storm442
02-17-2009, 07:37 AM
(3-17-2008)
So i just seen that legend, a long time member of these forums is biting the dust. This isnt the first time someone longstanding here has left. THey tend to say things changed and thats why they are leaving so im curious as to what is changing that people arnt liking. I want to hear what you guys all think. Dont turn this into a bash thread. Give you opinion. If someone doesnt like said persons opinion keep it to yourself. I want to know what the problems are.

D@mn, it's been almost a year!