That's the whole morale of it all Jesse in a nutshell (and my point in the first place)... Life itself is far from perfect. I think that to trivialize something as minute as toys is just well...
The thing is Jimmy, morales to stories means that you are preaching, and preaching isn't something anyone asked for. Sure life is not perfect... I live it every day, but I also realize that this is just something to talk about. It's nothing that makes me angry or ruins my day.
My posts maybe don't make you happy, and you take them too seriously, but to me I'm just talking toys and enjoying the hobby my own way. I'm not asking for argument or anything, just fun talking and banter with the people I choose to associate with now that I'm cutting my time down at other forums and working with the people I get along with best, and enjoying the members of our forums who are a tight bunch and who enjoy the conversation.
Rebelscum was a place that had these kinds of "ties" that didn't allow opinions to go forth without criticism, and that's one reason why I don't frequent their saga topics much anymore.
I believe you and I had this discussion before, did we not? And didn't I make it abundantly clear that chastising people for NOT liking things isn't going to be tolerated around here? I'm a lenient person but that's wearing off quickly. The only two times I've had to bring this up have been with you, and I hope it's not necessary again.
I think I did mention that I do respect people's opinions... though people's constant negativity is a whole other thing... Again it's your choice and opinion... and it's also mine to comment on them.
You know how us "easily riled up" folk can get...
Jimmy, you can MENTION how much you respect other's opinions around here all you want, but it doesn't mean you actually do. Any contradiction to you is met with replies of a less than friendly nature. You don't like to be countered, and you don't like to be disagreed with. That's glaringly apparant.
And you're wrong, it's not your right to comment on how negative someone is... It's your right to hang out, talk Star Wars (Good and bad) and enjoy yourself talking about the hobby you love, but if people don't like things or find flaws it's not your duty to tell them that they're being "too picky" or whatever euphamism you choose at the time.
We're here to have fun, and some of us have fun by talking about what could've been, or in many cases what SHOULD have been... And those people aren't here to have you dictate to them that they're unrealistic and their opinions are somehow less valid than yours.
So, no, you don't respect people's opinions as much as you may think... And that's where I've stepped in.
You also have to respect my opinions Jesse as I do yours... Is that correct Jesse?
Yes, and I have... Your opinions on the line are often glowing, and sometimes they have excellent points. I never have criticized your collecting methods.
Just as I think my opinion is "the only" from a lot of what you haven written you feel the same about yours.
No, we're different here... I don't think my opinion is the only one. I know it's not. I know that whatever I dislike about a figure that someone else may very well like it... I know that some people think retail is more to blame than Hasbro but I feel Hasbro's more at fault for recent/current gluts of figures...
And I know that you and I will disagree on the quality of the Star Wars line no matter how much we both say our argument.
What I also know is that you'll make unnecessary comments on people's collecting habits, or personality, because the arguments in various forums seem to make you upset to the point you feel like taking that last personal dig, and that won't be tolerated here at our forums.
Like I said, I told you this before... The only other time I've had to "pull rank" around here, and on the same topic.
As I have said elsewhere Jesse let's skip the melodrama... and theatrics...
No melodrama and theatrics here. I'm telling you flat out how it is, and how it's going to be for the long haul.
The litigious society that has been created has made any form of criticism be it constructive or otherwise... slander, libel, etc...
Heaven forbid anyone dare step on anyone's toes in the times...
And this isn't applicable to this topic Jimmy. We're here to discuss toys, not each other, and that's what this is all coming down to. You have the choice to talk toys, but you're crossing some lines and you're getting this pointed out now.
Everyone here is allowed to talk toys, to criticize Hasbro, to praise Hasbro, to enjoy the forums, and they're all open to being involved in deep discussions about the hobby, but nobody's allowed to openly criticize another individual here.
OK, Jesse since that seemed to touch a sore spot... forgive me.
There's been no sore spots touched. I don't get angry over this site, I just do my job, and that's all I'm doing now... I know you don't agree with this post, but it's needing said at this point, and you need to see that you have to truly respect everyone here, not just when you want to or when they're in agreement with you.
There is at the very least one mutual feeling we then share Jesse.
If there is some other insinuation hidden amongst this well... You're not telling me something I don't know. Difference is I can stare that monster in the face because I know he exists...
No insinuation to my post, but if you see something in it then perhaps you should do some self-evaluation about how you interact with people in this hobby. Maybe it will enlighten you as to why there's a monster to stare at in the first place.
I guess in the end I'm just a sheep because in a year of 40+ figures I can find only a handful that are not really needed in the line IMHO.
You're whatever you think you are for liking most of the figures from the past year or whatever. That's not my place to judge, and I honestly don't care. If you liked every figure that came down the pike every year than more power to you I say. Good for you because you're in a true blissful state with this line and the ammount of product coming out I'd think.
Or maybe I know they are just toys...
Nothing more... Nothing less...
Removable objects... at the end of the day.
Yes, they are just toys... That's exactly why it's not worth letting people's criticisms of them irritate you to the point to the point of reprimanding in the forums here (or anywhere else). They're just toys. Enjoy the hobby like everyone else and if people collect or feel differently than you do, respect it and move along...
Picking it as the subject to discuss is going to get you nowhere around here though but in the doghouse because it's the type of behavior that EACH of the moderators here was quite happy to leave at other forums.
Hope this has been made abundantly clear at this point.