I noticed that the comments in these forums were loaded with profanity and obscenities. Yes, there were some people who spoke intelligently, but there was definitely no degree of moderation going on. I'm talking about some pretty high profile sites like 1up.com.
How do you guys feel about that? Do you mind all that garbage? I'm sure some would defend it as free speech, but personally it turns me off. When somebody is posting a spew of profanity they have no credibility in my book so I don't care what they have to say. I don't like having to wade through that.
Are all the other sites like that??
Yep. That's why I only read this one and one or two others. You'd think that I would learn not to look at the comments section but for some reason I always do and then wonder why I spend time reading a bunch of nonsense.
Here, I pretty much know that comments are coming from people who just like to play video games and not fight over stupid crap (at least now that steer is gone).
P.S. You think game sites are bad? You should try browsing the forums on IMDB, you'd be hard-pressed a bigger collection of trolls/idiots then on that site.
Never forget that the Internet is a place where people from all over the world come together and you can't expect everybody to write english as good as someone who has it as a first language. Also don't forget that some people suffer from Dyslexia. Judging strangers from the way they write is wrong - unless it's obviously stupid, like most Youtube comments.
As for bad language: I don't see a problem with it. I prefer people who actually write the words down, say what they want to say, instead of those self-censoring whiny asses who get offended by a word like "the evil F-word". I know it's mostly an american thing to censor and bleep it out and movies get an instant R-Rating if the "evil F-word" is spoken out more than 3 times, which i find hilariously stupid.
Why are you so afraid of words, i wonder?!
I rather see people writing or saying what they want to say, instead of them getting censored or censoring themself. Censorship is a very bad thing, it's never good.
I always wonder, why, if the Critic is so annoyed from the words, he uses them still in reviews. Even if their hidden behind the [expletive] thing...why? If you censor yourself, stop using the language and try to get your point across in a kiddy-compatible fashion. That [expletive] thing always looks so goddamn stupid.
How do you guys feel about that? Do you mind all that garbage? I'm sure some would defend it as free speech, but personally it turns me off.