« on: June 14, 2004, 05:42 AM »
If Durge is to read this, for whatever reason (I don't believe he is banned here Josh... Not yet anyway, unless Chris did so without mentioning it or it showing up on his name there), I figured I'd make a post so he doesn't feel so harshly treated.
Like Chris said, it was more brutal honesty than harshness.
I've watched Durge and GNT go back and forth at each other, and while a lot of people give you props for not "taking it" from GNT (which nobody should have to), they also don't respect the WAY either of you post.
I'm not saying myself here... I was indifferent, and part of me liked seeing GNT get pissed off at, more or less, looking in a mirror.
But by that very statement, it's not a complement on your posting habits Durge. Unfortunately you weren't there before GNT became a mod, if I'm correct, and it's your posting habits now that are the reason a LOT of people don't respect GNT in the first place.
He basically did (and often still does) the same things you were. Reporting posts when it isn't his job to "police" people posting... posting no matter when/where to seemingly just have one more post (quantity over quality for short).
Again, I ignored GNT's behavior as just the type of guy he was... I only clashed with him when he clashed with me directly, which wasn't terribly often. Others though, disliked GNT because he simply wasn't someone whose opinion really struck you as "great". You didn't look forward to his latest reply. It was filler most of the time.
You were becoming similar to a lot of people. I know this only because I've heard the same rumblings arise towards you as towards GNT in his early days.
The rumblings towards GNT now are of a different nature... They more directly annoy people than before. They're worse, admittedly.
With that said...
I think it's laughable for Scum to ban Durge and not GNT. Their decision, but when you ban one who acts one way, you're obligated to ban the other who baited or reacted right alongside the one you banned. That would be GNT to me.
I'm not saying either should've been banned, but I hold to the fact GNT should be de-modded and they BOTH should be made settle down or face being kicked out.
It's just Durge at GNT's throat over there though. That little feud worked the opposite direction every thread I ever saw.
It's important to stand by your staff, but it's more important to hire the right people in the first place I think.