Forum Attitudes

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by TheCopperHat, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    I'm sure more then a few of us are members of more then a few forums here and there. Shaving/Automotive/Woodworking/Crafting/Marine and the list goes on. I thoroughly enjoy talking to people with the same interests as myself and frequent a few paintball and automotive forums from time to time.

    I must say I'm always more then impressed with the overall attitude I find on TSD. The willingness to help, inform, give away and what not. Maybe it's that shaving is the "Gentle-People's" pass time and that contributes to things. I just find that most automotive forums I make an attempt to keep my head down and run for whatever info I need before being hit by some internet bullying/crudeness and then get out as fast as possible.

    Not sure if others find similar experiences in other forums. Just a rant of mine I suppose.
  2. Infotech

    Infotech Active Member

    I think the smaller niche the hobby is the more friendly the people are. Disc Golf is similar, except we all meet at parks around the city instead of online forums.
  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I am glad that there is no hazing here. Some forums you have to get through a fair amount of noob hazing in order to be a part of the board.
  4. sol92258

    sol92258 I have no earthly idea

    no hazing?!?! they didn't tell you to participate in the dry t-shirt contest?
    man, things have changed since I first joined....:happy097
  5. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    Some never get past it, I'm around 5000 posts on a local automotive forum and it's the same poor attitudes as years back. I thought a big number in the corner would curb some of it but what can you do. It's nice to come to a forum like this anyhow.

  6. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    This is certainly the friendliest forum I've been on. I think most of that comes from quality moderating. I'm not tooting my own horn here either - I'm the newest to the moderation team and culture here was established by the moderators who've been around from the beginning.
  7. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    This is by far the nicest forum I've been on...and I've been a part of several forums. People's willingness to help out and give stuff away for free to complete strangers amazes me and it makes me feel right at home
  8. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    If you want to see how thick your skin is go on glock talk and have a different opinion than the masses there, they try to tear you apart.
  9. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    HAHA I will vouch for this! Just say something about how an xD is superior in design....
  10. Racso_MS

    Racso_MS Enjoy Your Shave


    "as he waits for the gun fire: :happy102 "
  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

  12. fishcrow

    fishcrow Birdman of TSD

    I belong to several boards. The TSD has been a friendly experience, everyone is more then willing to answer questions.
  13. MikekiM

    MikekiM Well-Known Member

    Can't count how many boards I am registered on.. half dozen of which I hit daily.

    Not a single one is as warm and fuzzy as TSD.

    Hmm.. maybe fuzzy isn't the best descriptive for our group :happy102
  14. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    I belong to a classical guitar forum as well, and while they are civil, there is a lack of friendliness and the down-to-earth attitude that is much more prevalent here. I come here to enjoy myself because of the atmosphere everyone has created. Over there, it's much more formal and almost academic.

    Sparky, the mods and all the other members have really created a wonderful, virtual barber shop here.
  15. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    Ok, that made me chuckle. :D
  16. tibbsonaphone

    tibbsonaphone New Member

    I agree with all of you. I keep 4 forums in a bookmark toolbar, and I try and visit all of them whenever I open my browser. I've read a lot here, and I was just thinking how surprised I am, not to have come across any bickering, or what other forums would call a flame war. I can remember a thread on an Auto forum that escalated to shamefully "photoshopped" pictures of the other members car and business, it was at that point that mods finally closed the thread. At TSD, every reply seems to be helpful and related to the original post. A really great community.
  17. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    It has got to be the link to badgers. Everyone knows that badgers are warm, friendly, and non-confrontational.

  18. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    I like it here at TSD because it's laid back. Everyone's not trying to out-do and out-knowledge everyone else. And when someone's wrong about something, they admit it and move on. And when someone needs help or advice, there's plenty of people willing to lend and give.
  19. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!


    Coincidentally, I was looking to be PIF'd a 1903 double ring in it's tin. Anyone with any advice or willing to give, lemme know :taunt002

    RABIDMONKEY Active Member

    Thats funny , I do disk golf as well

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