Just a battle forum rant/ramble

I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).
 
If this blog innapropriate at all let me know.

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Posted by Vance Astro

I've wanted to blog about this but I get enough slack just by being Vance Astro and I don't feel like arguing with anyone.I just want to say this.There are people who are just simply bad debaters.They aren't very knowledgeable,they don't listen to reason,or don't use logic,or they just flat out lie.Those people shouldn't be alienated.As annoying as they are and as frustrating as it becomes to debate with them.Some of us have to start at the bottom.I know first hand because that's where I started.When I first came here the top debaters could have just ignored me and called me an idiot (they called me one but they didn't stop debating lol) but they didn't they handed me my ass and gave me a chance to get better.I learned from them and I at least get respect in battle forums now.I won't say what I really think about my debating ability because I don't want to argue with anyone.The thing that ticks me off is that some of these debaters troll,and troll,and troll,and troll and they have no intention of taking battle forums seriously and that's what pisses me off.There is a severe lack of veteran debaters but I will take scrubs over trolls any time.

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Posted by geraldthesloth
@Vance Astro: That's kind of exactly how I feel it's overrun with trolls.
Posted by Vance Astro
@geraldthesloth said:
" @Vance Astro: That's kind of exactly how I feel it's overrun with trolls. "
I think it just seems like that.Most threads you go into it's more just noobs.I think the frustration comes with arguing with people over stupid sh#t.When they lack the knowledge yet they keep swearing they know what they are talking about.That gets annoying real fast.People also need to stop trying to win debates.That's not the point of battle forums.You're supposed to get to the bottom of who wins not get win.
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Posted by MrDirector786

I pretty much agree. I don't hang in the battles forum too much, but even I have been noticing this stuff.

Posted by geraldthesloth
@Vance Astro: Exactly, accept points and dont get mad about it. just because you like the character doesn't mean you have to yell/cuss/get yourself banned if they lose. if they lose it doesn't mean you lose in real life, half the people dont realize how much knowledge has been handed down to them but they choose to reject and throw it away because there character lost.
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@geraldthesloth said:
" @Vance Astro: Exactly, accept points and dont get mad about it. just because you like the character doesn't mean you have to yell/cuss/get yourself banned if they lose. if they lose it doesn't mean you lose in real life, half the people dont realize how much knowledge has been handed down to them but they choose to reject and throw it away because there character lost. "
iagree with alot of what ya said sloth, i mean i look at debaters like king,AT,vance,creator ect ect and i go ''wow i wanna debate with them'' but the bad thing is i am almost always on there side haha, so i get stuck with people like randumo,janceuppercut ect ect (and yes i will name names since idc what they think about me) but i was not here like you were for the golden age of comic vine, i think of myself as a ok to good debater on here and i have made some friends along the way but i wish i had joined a year ago to see wha ti t used to bee like and have a chance to debate with the likes of the golden age of debaters
Posted by Chaos Prime

Many, many valid points there Gerald & the others..Maybe its time to have a sub-forum for the battle threads? invite only ;-)

Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@Chaos Prime said:
"Many, many valid points there Gerald & the others..Maybe its time to have a sub-forum for the battle threads? invite only ;-) "
lol nice idea
Posted by King Psyker

I THINK THE BATTLE FORUMS ARE GOOD

Posted by King Psyker
@geraldthesloth: 
IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD  A NEW BATTLE
Posted by Vance Astro
@King Psyker said:
" @geraldthesloth:  IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD  A NEW BATTLE "
This sentence makes 0 sense.
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Posted by King Psyker
@Vance Astro said:

" @King Psyker said:

" @geraldthesloth:  IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD  A NEW BATTLE "
This sentence makes 0 sense. "
MY B I AM WATCHING A MOVIE 
IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD MAKE  A NEW BATTLE 
Posted by Agent Buttons
@King Psyker said:
" @Vance Astro said:

" @King Psyker said:

" @geraldthesloth:  IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD  A NEW BATTLE "
This sentence makes 0 sense. "
MY B I AM WATCHING A MOVIE  IF YOU THINK THEY ARE SO BAD THEN YOU SHOULD MAKE  A NEW BATTLE  "

.........
Posted by Yaujtapool
@DC_Marvel_1000 said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @Vance Astro: Exactly, accept points and dont get mad about it. just because you like the character doesn't mean you have to yell/cuss/get yourself banned if they lose. if they lose it doesn't mean you lose in real life, half the people dont realize how much knowledge has been handed down to them but they choose to reject and throw it away because there character lost. "
iagree with alot of what ya said sloth, i mean i look at debaters like king,AT,vance,creator ect ect and i go ''wow i wanna debate with them'' but the bad thing is i am almost always on there side haha, so i get stuck with people like randumo,janceuppercut ect ect (and yes i will name names since idc what they think about me) but i was not here like you were for the golden age of comic vine, i think of myself as a ok to good debater on here and i have made some friends along the way but i wish i had joined a year ago to see wha ti t used to bee like and have a chance to debate with the likes of the golden age of debaters "

If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =)
Posted by glforthewin
@geraldthesloth: u  mean like that attack of the doctor dude an all his crap about how sylar would own superman? plus im sorry if i'm one of those people.
Posted by geraldthesloth
@Yaujtapool:
Posted by geraldthesloth
@glforthewin: You haven't done anything wrong, you're willing to accept things and move on, some people arent and they get mad about it.
Posted by Yaujtapool
@geraldthesloth said:
" @Yaujtapool:
"
=)
Posted by Morpheus_
@geraldthesloth said:
" I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).  If this blog innapropriate at all let me know. "
I think a tear just rolled down my cheek...
 
@Vance Astro said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @Vance Astro: That's kind of exactly how I feel it's overrun with trolls. "
I think it just seems like that.Most threads you go into it's more just noobs.I think the frustration comes with arguing with people over stupid sh#t.When they lack the knowledge yet they keep swearing they know what they are talking about.That gets annoying real fast.People also need to stop trying to win debates.That's not the point of battle forums.You're supposed to get to the bottom of who wins not get win. "
This.
 
@Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

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Posted by Yaujtapool
@Morpheus_ said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).  If this blog innapropriate at all let me know. "
I think a tear just rolled down my cheek...
 
@Vance Astro said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" @Vance Astro: That's kind of exactly how I feel it's overrun with trolls. "
I think it just seems like that.Most threads you go into it's more just noobs.I think the frustration comes with arguing with people over stupid sh#t.When they lack the knowledge yet they keep swearing they know what they are talking about.That gets annoying real fast.People also need to stop trying to win debates.That's not the point of battle forums.You're supposed to get to the bottom of who wins not get win. "
This.
 
@Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end .........
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@geraldthesloth said:
" @glforthewin: You haven't done anything wrong, you're willing to accept things and move on, some people arent and they get mad about it. "
but you sloth, your like a cancer on the battle threads haha :P jk 
i think i have made soem stupid calls as well so don't feel bad glforthewin
Posted by Morpheus_
@Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

Moderator
Posted by Yaujtapool
@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

"
Aka the mods ......
Posted by Prudence the Wooden Pickle
@geraldthesloth said:
" I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).  If this blog innapropriate at all let me know. "
I feel exactly this way too, The debaters on this site are a joke, I'm waiting for someone to be able to hold a decent debate with me.
Posted by geraldthesloth

Sooner or later I knew a troll would arrive

Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

 
"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

 
"
hmm 
creator=professorX 
namor=king saturan 
doc strange=ATphantom 
reed=static shock 
black bolt=morpheus_ 
iron man=vance astro 
had little to work with but did my best lol
Posted by Yaujtapool
@geraldthesloth said:
" Sooner or later I knew a troll would arrive "

Not if we wipe them out ;

bye possibly introducing new rules or something like that ..........

But than again this is the Internet so those sort of ideas are quite far fetched .

Posted by Agent Buttons
@Prudence the Wooden Pickle said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).  If this blog innapropriate at all let me know. "
I feel exactly this way too, The debaters on this site are a joke, I'm waiting for someone to be able to hold a decent debate with me. "
@Prudence the Wooden Picle said:
"Aquaman is g@y. I could lure him away with my pickle and then pig blap him in the face for being a useless hero. " 
 
 
...really
Posted by Prudence the Wooden Pickle
@geraldthesloth: I still don't understand why you use every opportunity to be rude to me when I have done nothing to you.
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@Yaujtapool said:
"@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

 
"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

 
"
Aka the mods ...... "
no mods would be more like this 
azteck=infinity
gambit=eternity 
buckshot=galactus 
methos=order 
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@Prudence the Wooden Pickle said:
" @geraldthesloth: I still don't understand why you use every opportunity to be rude to me when I have done nothing to you. "

your the person who thinks ryu is on LT level.....
Posted by Yaujtapool
@DC_Marvel_1000 said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

 
"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

 
"
Aka the mods ...... "
no mods would be more like this azteck=infinitygambit=eternity buckshot=galactus methos=order  "

Than TOAA would be GMAN
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@Yaujtapool said:
"@DC_Marvel_1000 said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

 
"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

 
"
Aka the mods ...... "
no mods would be more like this azteck=infinitygambit=eternity buckshot=galactus methos=order  "
Than TOAA would be GMAN "
right on
Posted by Yaujtapool
@DC_Marvel_1000 said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"@DC_Marvel_1000 said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"@Morpheus_ said:
" @Yaujtapool said:
"

 @Yaujtapool said:
" If that was the golden age than id call this is the dark reign =) "

 
"
The only good thing about this if it was the same as the dark reign it would have to eventually end ......... "
Maybe the answer is...
 
 

 
"
Aka the mods ...... "
no mods would be more like this azteck=infinitygambit=eternity buckshot=galactus methos=order  "
Than TOAA would be GMAN "
right on "

What i call a winning formula 
Posted by Prudence the Wooden Pickle
@Agent Buttons said:
" @Prudence the Wooden Pickle said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" I've noticed since I've been here starting a year ago, the quality of debaters/battle threads have gone down at least in my opinion. Some of the greats have stayed here like Creator,Vance,King,AtPhantom,Static and others have even come back like the Man of Yesteryear and new amazing debaters like Morpheus have came. The battle threads have just begun to overflow with junk that doesn't even belong on on the battle forums. I see most people using battles that aren't related to comics and are just cheap TV characters used. I remember when I first got here the depth of debaters was so good that I didn't even wanna try with some of them. Now it's mostly become filled with trolls who fail to listen or people that make things up because of severe fanboyism or because they feel like it. Most people tend to not even use the search function, which is there for a reason! I'm not calling anyone out at all because that's not my style :) i'm generally a nice guy who is friendly to anyone who is willing to accept logic and not get so mad. I see users cussing at others because they disagree with them, and im here wondering what the heck! it's only the internet nothing big. Than there's the fact if you make a good thread or one you feel is great using new characters, it sucks because nobody will reply because they fail to be open minded and not give the character a chance because they haven't heard of them. This website is a great encyclopedia yet some people fail to grasp the attention that, that is one of the main purposes of this website!(atleast from my point of view).  If this blog innapropriate at all let me know. "
I feel exactly this way too, The debaters on this site are a joke, I'm waiting for someone to be able to hold a decent debate with me. "
@Prudence the Wooden Picle said:"Aquaman is g@y. I could lure him away with my pickle and then pig blap him in the face for being a useless hero. "   ...really "
I don't see what was wrong with that argument. Maybe it was above you?
Edited by Agent Buttons

it had nothing to do with the topic, and then you wanted to start a fight with me because i said it made no sense.
Posted by Morpheus_
@Agent Buttons said:
" it had nothing to do with the topic, and then you wanted to start a fight with me because i said it made no sense. "
Don't bother...
Moderator
Posted by MrDirector786

One year ago was the Golden age of the Battle threads. Right now it's the Dark ages. Just a wait a little bit, we'll be in the Silver Age of Battle threads. :P

Posted by Orcid11

I posted an extremely thought out battle and it only got 5 responses! people are so into Gohan and Yohu that is all the battles are made up of now. That and Superman
Posted by Strafe Prower

I agree with Gerald and VAnce and Morpheus and DCMarvel.
Posted by the creator
@DC_Marvel_1000 said:

 
 

 
"
hmm creator=professorX namor=king saturan doc strange=ATphantom reed=static shock black bolt=morpheus_ iron man=vance astro had little to work with but did my best lol "

Oh my god....I'm the one who has to end up in a wheelchair........  :-) 
 
Some of you may have noticed that I have been more absent over the last 2 - 3 weeks. 
There are 2 reasons for this. 
Firstly, my work life has been incredibly demanding of late with a lot of pressure coming to rest on the shoulders of me and my team. This has pretty much been sapping all my time and energy. 
The second item is something I have been experiencing for some time. The 'siren' call I used to feel for the site has been missing. 
I don't / haven't posted characters profiles of anything else. I have resided on the battle boards for about 2 and a half years now as I feel that I contribute more (from my perspective) on them. Some people I have debated with have said they feel it educational, that they learn through the discussion more than simply reading a profile, because the discussion is not static (like a profile can be). 
Of late I just don't feel the spark I experienced in the past, rushing to get on line, to see what 'facts' had been thrown up in the battles I choose to post in. 
The buzz just ain't there. 
Is it because I miss the 'old timers' that I used to have some extensive debates with, that bloomed in to discussions of a characters powers and abilities ? Almost certainly. 
People like Prodigal Son, Buckshot, Methos and Forever (to name but a few), some of whom have left and some of whom are on far less than they once were. I miss them because although we usually agreed on a battle outcome, the discussion is what made the thread.  
Golden times indeed..... 
Other debaters have come more to the forefront, like Static, King, AtPhantom, Vance and Morpheus (as well as many others), all of whom have grown in stature, making good arguments but the 'flavours' different. 
The overall quality of the battle threads has gone through the floor IMO. Some of the battles are truely mind numbing in stupidity. I scroll down the list of thread titles and realise that only an occasional one interests me. 
Maybe it's being here for this long and seeing this many battles but nowdays, they just remind of older better threads. 
Maybe I just need a break.................................  
 
We have in our power to improve the situation (crist that sounds like I'm back at work....not another inspirational speech I hear them cry!). 
We make threads. We respond to others in threads. 
Therefore part of the answer is in our hands. 
We can make threads that are pleasing to us. 
We can choose to answer (or ignore) peoples comments as we want. Trolls get ignored. Debaters get answered.
Thus we can form the threads in the image we decide. 
That choice is ours.
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@the creator said:
"@DC_Marvel_1000 said:

 
 

 
"
hmm creator=professorX namor=king saturan doc strange=ATphantom reed=static shock black bolt=morpheus_ iron man=vance astro had little to work with but did my best lol "
Oh my god....I'm the one who has to end up in a wheelchair........  :-)  Some of you may have noticed that I have been more absent over the last 2 - 3 weeks. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, my work life has been incredibly demanding of late with a lot of pressure coming to rest on the shoulders of me and my team. This has pretty much been sapping all my time and energy. The second item is something I have been experiencing for some time. The 'siren' call I used to feel for the site has been missing. I don't / haven't posted characters profiles of anything else. I have resided on the battle boards for about 2 and a half years now as I feel that I contribute more (from my perspective) on them. Some people I have debated with have said they feel it educational, that they learn through the discussion more than simply reading a profile, because the discussion is not static (like a profile can be). Of late I just don't feel the spark I experienced in the past, rushing to get on line, to see what 'facts' had been thrown up in the battles I choose to post in. The buzz just ain't there. Is it because I miss the 'old timers' that I used to have some extensive debates with, that bloomed in to discussions of a characters powers and abilities ? Almost certainly. People like Prodigal Son, Buckshot, Methos and Forever (to name but a few), some of whom have left and some of whom are on far less than they once were. I miss them because although we usually agreed on a battle outcome, the discussion is what made the thread.  Golden times indeed..... Other debaters have come more to the forefront, like Static, King, AtPhantom, Vance and Morpheus (as well as many others), all of whom have grown in stature, making good arguments but the 'flavours' different. The overall quality of the battle threads has gone through the floor IMO. Some of the battles are truely mind numbing in stupidity. I scroll down the list of thread titles and realise that only an occasional one interests me. Maybe it's being here for this long and seeing this many battles but nowdays, they just remind of older better threads. Maybe I just need a break.................................   We have in our power to improve the situation (crist that sounds like I'm back at work....not another inspirational speech I hear them cry!). We make threads. We respond to others in threads. Therefore part of the answer is in our hands. We can make threads that are pleasing to us. We can choose to answer (or ignore) peoples comments as we want. Trolls get ignored. Debaters get answered.Thus we can form the threads in the image we decide. That choice is ours. "
very well said creator...........and you wonder why i put you as Xavier haha
Posted by geraldthesloth
@the creator: Approached with class like always, Im glad to see you posted in here you said it best.
Posted by CATMANEXE

not really my thing anymore, but something that helps, though its a bit of work, is
when you check in go through a bunch of pages and bump threads that seem to be 
more of a challenge or you think can offer more areas for good debate and new conclusions
to be drawn, and people will eventually get in the swing and bite on them, and evolve upward
into new and better forms of debaters, rather than the empty and rhetorical ones you'd usually
find on the front page when you enter the forum.

Posted by Strafe Prower
@the creator said:
"@DC_Marvel_1000 said:

 
 

 
"
hmm creator=professorX namor=king saturan doc strange=ATphantom reed=static shock black bolt=morpheus_ iron man=vance astro had little to work with but did my best lol "
Oh my god....I'm the one who has to end up in a wheelchair........  :-)  Some of you may have noticed that I have been more absent over the last 2 - 3 weeks. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, my work life has been incredibly demanding of late with a lot of pressure coming to rest on the shoulders of me and my team. This has pretty much been sapping all my time and energy. The second item is something I have been experiencing for some time. The 'siren' call I used to feel for the site has been missing. I don't / haven't posted characters profiles of anything else. I have resided on the battle boards for about 2 and a half years now as I feel that I contribute more (from my perspective) on them. Some people I have debated with have said they feel it educational, that they learn through the discussion more than simply reading a profile, because the discussion is not static (like a profile can be). Of late I just don't feel the spark I experienced in the past, rushing to get on line, to see what 'facts' had been thrown up in the battles I choose to post in. The buzz just ain't there. Is it because I miss the 'old timers' that I used to have some extensive debates with, that bloomed in to discussions of a characters powers and abilities ? Almost certainly. People like Prodigal Son, Buckshot, Methos and Forever (to name but a few), some of whom have left and some of whom are on far less than they once were. I miss them because although we usually agreed on a battle outcome, the discussion is what made the thread.  Golden times indeed..... Other debaters have come more to the forefront, like Static, King, AtPhantom, Vance and Morpheus (as well as many others), all of whom have grown in stature, making good arguments but the 'flavours' different. The overall quality of the battle threads has gone through the floor IMO. Some of the battles are truely mind numbing in stupidity. I scroll down the list of thread titles and realise that only an occasional one interests me. Maybe it's being here for this long and seeing this many battles but nowdays, they just remind of older better threads. Maybe I just need a break.................................   We have in our power to improve the situation (crist that sounds like I'm back at work....not another inspirational speech I hear them cry!). We make threads. We respond to others in threads. Therefore part of the answer is in our hands. We can make threads that are pleasing to us. We can choose to answer (or ignore) peoples comments as we want. Trolls get ignored. Debaters get answered.Thus we can form the threads in the image we decide. That choice is ours. "

This is an awesome post.
Posted by MrDirector786

I pretty much agree with what Creator said. Like I said, I think if we wait some time, who knows how long though, we'll see the battles forum improve and it will be the Silver Age... then time after that it will be the Bronze age..... and soon after the Modern age....

Posted by Morpheus_
@the creator said:
" @DC_Marvel_1000 said:

 
 

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hmm creator=professorX namor=king saturan doc strange=ATphantom reed=static shock black bolt=morpheus_ iron man=vance astro had little to work with but did my best lol "
Oh my god....I'm the one who has to end up in a wheelchair........  :-)  Some of you may have noticed that I have been more absent over the last 2 - 3 weeks. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, my work life has been incredibly demanding of late with a lot of pressure coming to rest on the shoulders of me and my team. This has pretty much been sapping all my time and energy. The second item is something I have been experiencing for some time. The 'siren' call I used to feel for the site has been missing. I don't / haven't posted characters profiles of anything else. I have resided on the battle boards for about 2 and a half years now as I feel that I contribute more (from my perspective) on them. Some people I have debated with have said they feel it educational, that they learn through the discussion more than simply reading a profile, because the discussion is not static (like a profile can be). Of late I just don't feel the spark I experienced in the past, rushing to get on line, to see what 'facts' had been thrown up in the battles I choose to post in. The buzz just ain't there. Is it because I miss the 'old timers' that I used to have some extensive debates with, that bloomed in to discussions of a characters powers and abilities ? Almost certainly. People like Prodigal Son, Buckshot, Methos and Forever (to name but a few), some of whom have left and some of whom are on far less than they once were. I miss them because although we usually agreed on a battle outcome, the discussion is what made the thread.  Golden times indeed..... Other debaters have come more to the forefront, like Static, King, AtPhantom, Vance and Morpheus (as well as many others), all of whom have grown in stature, making good arguments but the 'flavours' different. The overall quality of the battle threads has gone through the floor IMO. Some of the battles are truely mind numbing in stupidity. I scroll down the list of thread titles and realise that only an occasional one interests me. Maybe it's being here for this long and seeing this many battles but nowdays, they just remind of older better threads. Maybe I just need a break.................................   We have in our power to improve the situation (crist that sounds like I'm back at work....not another inspirational speech I hear them cry!). We make threads. We respond to others in threads. Therefore part of the answer is in our hands. We can make threads that are pleasing to us. We can choose to answer (or ignore) peoples comments as we want. Trolls get ignored. Debaters get answered.Thus we can form the threads in the image we decide. That choice is ours. "
 
 
 
I truly hope you don't decide to follow the "other" siren's call. Ullysses instructed his companions to stop him from joining the sirens, and keep him tighten up, no matter how much he protested, or cursed them for that. This should be the case with you (and I am referring to the latest update in your profile, hinting a retirement). I think people see futile battles as the easy solution. It's easier to post two words (X curbstomp) than give thought and time to their answer. But as you said, that can change. I hope your spark is reignited, and soon. Take a short break, if you feel like it, but come back. You've been great to see and debate with, and people can only learn from you. I am sure everyone even slightly involved in the battles section agrees with my words here. That is all I wanted to say.
 
I agree about all the rest.
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Posted by the creator
@Morpheus_ said:
I truly hope you don't decide to follow the "other" siren's call. Ullysses instructed his companions to stop him from joining the sirens, and keep him tighten up, no matter how much he protested, or cursed them for that. This should be the case with you (and I am referring to the latest update in your profile, hinting a retirement). I think people see futile battles as the easy solution. It's easier to post two words (X curbstomp) than give thought and time to their answer. But as you said, that can change. I hope your spark is reignited, and soon. Take a short break, if you feel like it, but come back. You've been great to see and debate with, and people can only learn from you. I am sure everyone even slightly involved in the battles section agrees with my words here. That is all I wanted to say.
 
I agree about all the rest.
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Don't worry, I'm just tired from too much work at the moment. 
A few more weeks of frenectic pace and I should be clear of the 3 large program launches that me and my team are looking after. 
Then I should feel a little 'lighter' and be back to feeling more energetic. 
 
:-)
Posted by DC_Marvel_1000
@the creator said:
"@Morpheus_ said:
I truly hope you don't decide to follow the "other" siren's call. Ullysses instructed his companions to stop him from joining the sirens, and keep him tighten up, no matter how much he protested, or cursed them for that. This should be the case with you (and I am referring to the latest update in your profile, hinting a retirement). I think people see futile battles as the easy solution. It's easier to post two words (X curbstomp) than give thought and time to their answer. But as you said, that can change. I hope your spark is reignited, and soon. Take a short break, if you feel like it, but come back. You've been great to see and debate with, and people can only learn from you. I am sure everyone even slightly involved in the battles section agrees with my words here. That is all I wanted to say.
 
I agree about all the rest.
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Don't worry, I'm just tired from too much work at the moment. A few more weeks of frenectic pace and I should be clear of the 3 large program launches that me and my team are looking after. Then I should feel a little 'lighter' and be back to feeling more energetic.  :-) "
hope so creator, we lost methos we can't los ya to man haha
Edited by MrDirector786
@the creator said:

" @Morpheus_ said:

I truly hope you don't decide to follow the "other" siren's call. Ullysses instructed his companions to stop him from joining the sirens, and keep him tighten up, no matter how much he protested, or cursed them for that. This should be the case with you (and I am referring to the latest update in your profile, hinting a retirement). I think people see futile battles as the easy solution. It's easier to post two words (X curbstomp) than give thought and time to their answer. But as you said, that can change. I hope your spark is reignited, and soon. Take a short break, if you feel like it, but come back. You've been great to see and debate with, and people can only learn from you. I am sure everyone even slightly involved in the battles section agrees with my words here. That is all I wanted to say.
 
I agree about all the rest.
"
Don't worry, I'm just tired from too much work at the moment. A few more weeks of frenectic pace and I should be clear of the 3 large program launches that me and my team are looking after. Then I should feel a little 'lighter' and be back to feeling more energetic.  :-) "
Good to know. You're one of the smartest people on this site if you ask me. Hopefully, some of the fanboys and trolls will be coming on less or just leave altogether in time.
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