I'd like to take this time to announce my leaving cdrinfo.com. I am sick and tired of the dumb-ass, immature, idiots that continually post here. I'm not speaking of just one person, ie, Billy Brethren, Laffin Assassin, or Jito, but rather everyone. There is constant bickering and flaming going on here. And frankly, I'm sick of it. This forum appalls me. Both in it's complete immaturity, and the fact that no one is allowed their own ideas. There is no need for someone to attack every single person that has an opinion different from the norm, *cough* Laffin *cough*. There is also a complete lack of respect towards the moderators, particularily from one individual. So enough talk, I'm off to better forums and greener pastures. Where people actually help each other rather than just flinging mud at each other. Maybe this way, I won't be wasting my time moderating a forum where I'm neither wanted, nor needed. Instead, I'll be spending my time doing more helping then moderating.
ps. @emperor, feel free to deactivate my moderator status at your convience.
I can't says I blames ya!
After reading this thread I wonder why the head mod lets this stuff happen. I mean, WHAT are they trying to accomplish? It's aforum for crying out loud. How many times can people trade the phrase "f*ck you" before it loses it's luster. Sure, they say it in 1000 different ways, but it still comes down to "F*ck you, my d*ck is bigger than yours". It reminds me of two fools bumping chests in a bar, both too scared to throw the first punch.
We all have differences of opion. That's what a forum is for. To share ideas, celebrate the differences, and to learn from each other's successes AND mistakes alike. When these things work well, I learn more from a forum than I can ever learn from a tech book. When they go bad, you get this. People trading insults over differences of opinion. Sure, some people pirate software, movies, wireless bandwidth, whatever. This is not a new idea. In some cases, the software companies ask for it. In fact, it has been proven that some software has grown much more in popularity due to piracy than they would have had the piracy not occurred, which in turn actually makes them MORE money in the long run. Movies and music are another story, but either way it should not be an issue for this forum. If you like to pirate stuff, do what you must, I cant stop you. If you don't, go work for the RIAA and have a rewarding career prosecuting teenagers for hosting an M&M "song" on Kazaa.
If I were a moderator, this would not be happening. Each thread has it's own topic. Other than the "Free Discussion" thread, NONE of this has a place. I won't even go into the quality of the content, but it is off topic plain and simple. I think the mods should institute an "off topic" penalty. If you go off topic 4 times, you get a 48 hour ban. If you do it 6, it's a 7 day ban, if you do it 10, bye bye.
In three words or less, "Grow up, people"