Well it was early 2005 and Gamespot forums were so peaceful, nice comments and serious discussions were made. You could smell the roses and hear the giggles in the background. Adults and kids coexisting in harmony, teenagers playing with eachother, touching themselves... oh crap my bad :P.
Anyway, everything was fine, but then the so called Next-gen systems started to step in. After that, different conflicting sides appeared and a common denominator was shared by them: Stupidity.
And that started to be a big pain in the ass to the GameSpot moderators. They were used to deal with flaming posts or disruptive posts or the most common off-topic ones. But now they faced a new challenge, a challenge beyond control, a challenge that even though no one will be able to master, ironically every troll gets better at it by the second. The lack of intelligence. No man can deal with that .
GameSpot guys realized that stupidity had no limits.That it was ruling in their forums, and they couldnt do anything about it. But then, just like that, this guy came and gave an idea. He said he had the solution to the forum stupidity problem, that the night before he had a vision:
In it, all trolls were very organized and kept in one place, away from society. It was a heartening dream.
They just needed, however, to come up with a name for it. Certainly they couldn't name it the Stupidity Shelf, or the Troll Shelf, for obvious reasons; so they decided to go with the newest fad... the console war. It was the perfect scapegoat.
And so it began, GameSpot opened a new forum, a home for all stupid moronic people, called: System Wars.
Now you'd ask what the hell does this retarded story have to do with the title? well then be freaking patient and let me explain.
It is clear that trolling = stupidity . (Now if you didnt get that from what I wrote above, then you are not far from it either.) No one who has a developed brain will ever spend more than 5 minutes in that holocaustic place. Personally, I'd never post there. Doing so would lower my level to point that I wouldnt respect myself anymore. And I know most people here think the same way. (Check the TROLL HUNTER squad and join it -by putting it on your sig-)
But what amuses me the most, is that there are people who ONLY post there. You check their post history and 90% of their posting is at SW. And sadly, then they come to the regular forums and pretend it's the same.
And this is what links me to the title, we shouldnt have to deal with those people, trolls. Which 90% of them come from SW. So I suggest that:
People who have more than 5 posts at SW shouldn't be allowed to post in regular forums.
That would certainly help moderators to keep trolling posts away, and make the forums a much better place for the community. Im sure it will also make it a much friendlier enviroment and with more serious discussions. Mature people (regardless of age) simply do not post at SW.
I sincerily hope this rule gets the green light, it's not hard to code, nor expensive, and it will definitely help us all. Not to mention it will make me very happy cuz it was my idea :D j/k ... or am I?