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Oct 12, 2013BaneofSnails posted a message on Good ways to make money?Posted in: General Off Topic
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1ownage07 posted a message on UNSC; Last Stand for Reach [IC] [Accepting!]((I actually need them to be approved for them to count, I will get on that immediately and return when i have finished.))Posted in: Forum Roleplaying
1ownage07 posted a message on UNSC; Last Stand for Reach [IC] [Accepting!]Name:AlexanderPosted in: Forum Roleplaying
Bio:Corporal Alexander joined the marines at age 20, and would have climbed the ranks quickly. The only thing that kept him from making sergeant was his tendency to crack under pressure. Alexander fought several battles on the planet Kholo, and was one of the few that escaped. His 5 years of experience make him a reliable soldier.
(If you have never heard of planet Kholo. Watch 'halo the return' on halo waypoint or on youtube if you can find it, it will explain a lot.)
19Well, I always knew it would eventually come to this stage, but I never thought it'd get this bad so quickly.Posted in: General Off Topic
People being judgmental of things (without any proof or validation of their claims) has always been a problem. But recently, the whole "don't judge a book by its cover" seems to have gone out the window. It goes to many subjects, whether it be judging games without previously playing it, or judging a person without knowing them at all, people seem to think they know everything about a subject without experiencing it.
Don't get me wrong. Once you've experienced what a person is like, and you know a bit about them, it is generally fine to judge them considering you can back up your opinion. The problem lies with the people that just associate people with terms such as 'immature' and the likes judging off a single post. Whether you're right or not doesn't stand, until you know what that person is like, (if it's regarding an action they've taken) their reasoning behind what they've done/said, you just can't label someone like that. It's insulting at the very least.
That being a point I'd like to bring up. People seem to think that they are able to stereotype a person off a single thing they say. In relation to the forums, let's look at an example. The poster, which we shall name 'poster one' for simplicity reasons, posts something that is completely lacking of grammar, structure and the likes. Poster two then comes in and says something along the lines of "Fix up your grammar, <insert number below 12> year old." There's obvious problems with poster 2's 'suggestion', the standout being the "<insert number below 12> year old" stereotype. What infuriates me is more the fact that poster two is making a blunt 'statement' without having heard any reasoning from poster 1 as to why he may not speak with the proper format. Why, might you ask, should you not say something (insulting) as such? Well, it's simple, you have no idea of the poster's background (if it is the first time you have seen him/her), for all you know, English isn't even their first language. Saying something like that makes you come off as a generally rude and arrogant user. That and also saying something like 'fix up your grammar' is a generally rude thing to say in the first place. The simple point is just don't say things like that, even if you do know the person, it's just generally disrespectful. These sorts of things seem to be becoming more and more commonplace as time progresses.
But one of the most notoriously misused and abused term is that of 'immaturity'. This is by far the worst offender in the use of judging others. Simply put, a person may take an action or say something that another poster will immediately label as immature. But no, not the post, the user him/herself. It's somewhat understandable to say something like 'that is an immature post/thing to do' but when people go ahead an label the whole user as immature then that is just wrong. How can you label someone without knowing anything about them but one or two actions they've taken? Sure, it's fine to have an initial opinion on a person, if you can respect the fact that it is opinion and not cold hard fact, but what seems to be going on is that the latter is exactly what people are doing. When some label others as immature off a single action, they then generally take the route of blatantly denying any real chance of 'redemption' for that person. If we all judged people off a first impression, then many many opportunities of great leaders and friendships would be missed. Some people aren't good at first impressions. Some people may look to come off as immature. But until you get to know them, don't be like that, the sort of person that thinks they can generalize someone of a single action. And to those that will then go on to generalize a group of people off a single person's action (cough cough generalizing bronies and furries), then you are quite honestly an ignorant person. How can you truly believe that a single person's actions defines every other person in that group? (And trust me, I've seen countless numbers of people do this). You know who else generalized a group of people? Hitler. It's a bit extreme, but you're pretty much doing the same thing. Simply, it's not right and it's a terrible outlook to have on others.
Now more on the subject of games/movies/books/the likes. Not surprisingly, quite a number of people judge something before they've experienced it. If we take a game like Minecraft as an example, a fairly common argument used against it by those who've maybe seen a single clip of it before is that of the 'graphics'. It's another example of 'judging a book by it's cover'. It's not proper proof as to why it's a bad game, it's a weakly based opinion. To those that think like this, a game's quality is not always defined by graphics, it's defined by gameplay and quality. If you can look me straight in the eye and tell me graphics are the only thing that can make a game, then you really need to stop being again ignorant. Graphics aren't of course the only thing, there are also people that will hate on an entire genre because they maybe played one game out of that subsection. Just another case of saying something negative about a game you've never experienced. This also applies to movies and really everything else. You do tend to sound immensely idiotic when you say something about, say, a movie you've taken as terrible, and then when asked why, you reply with something like "because" or "I don't know, I just do". Hating on something without ever experiencing it is just plain dumb, you have no idea what you may be missing out on. First impressions also apply to movies, games and the likes, just because it looks bad at first doesn't mean you can do prancing around saying stuff like 'this is crap'
Which is this entire rant in a nutshell.
To put it short, no matter what it is or who they are, do not judge something without further investigation on it. If you haven't watched a certain movie, read a certain book, played a certain game, etc. then do not be the one to judge it until you have played it and can provide evidence to your opinion. Don't stereotype a whole group with the actions of one person and don't generalize a person off a single action they've taken/a single thing they've said.
Honestly, if some people just had the least bit of decency in them I wouldn't have to say this. But alas, that hasn't been the case recently, and I feel this needs to be said.
Yes this is slightly ironic, but as I said, needs to be said.
1Endercrest posted a message on [WIP] [1.4.4] The Rise Of EragonPosted in: WIP ModsQuote from CloudCruise
hahahaha i havent seen the movie for like ages
i dont even really want to watch it lol
lol saw it in theatre and only my family and i were in the theatre so we played tag
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