All right, im done.... im frustrated you know this whole TROLL and FLAME WAR shit you hear about? Its a pretty loaded term, i mean there is obvious trolling and flame war starting nonsense and then there is percieved flame war nonsense and i really cant see the line in the sand anymore that seperates the two. Ive been to a few boards now and i see people being attacked as being a flamer or a troll for voicing a genuine non goading, non baiting opinion... or at least imo thats how it seemed. Recently i had the displeasure of walking into a flame war between two popular forum mods and the results were catastrophic... for a number of reasons 1. every mod has his army, either of friends or people sucking ass in hopes of getting a staff badge or just in their good graces. 2. every conflict has its legitimate opposite sides, but then there are those people who will come in with scathing comments just to fuel the fire, i.e trolls flamers 3. mods (not all, i dont wish to generalize) have a tendency to believe that because they own/mod a server that they can throw out an opinion comment on it, flame another member...and then ban someone for coming back with an opposing opinion or a retort for the flame. THATS RIDICULOUS ive seen it a lot the last few days too. Not here mind you, i cant say it doesnt happen here but i can say that i havent personally witnessed it. 4. I can say that its a sad sad day for the TFandom, it appears that idiocy spins its web in even the most innocent of circles, opinions are wide ranging but i always wince when it comes to name calling and your momma jokes because of a difference in viewpoint. 5. So now what? Ive voiced a legitimate opinion im asking for your views.... does this make me a flamer, or a troll.... or could i just be genuinely concerned about the fandom and the boards i frequent. 6. I have to say my experience here has been a good one to date. Ive had a run in with a mod or two that i didnt agree with, but nothing came of that. Its great to be able to express your opinion but i also understand that a mod has to step in once and a while in order to keep the peace... That being said im still glad that there is room here for open debate, and even a thread for nonsensical jargin for those people who just have to share how green their shit was today lol. 7. I <3 TFW and I <3 the fandom and im making a plea to mod and member alike not to let the forum become like the other forums i frequent and get into mudslinging and forum bashing. Thanks for hearing me rant, im not as frustrated anymore.