Let's Celebrate what's great about TFW!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Magnus' Mate, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Magnus' Mate

    Magnus' Mate Well-Known Member

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    There have been a lot of posts of late bemoaning etiquette on tfw, how some posters do nothing but moan, complain or attack other users etc etc. Generally, how tfw2005 isn't such a great place to be and the fandom has somehow deterioriated. There was also some comparisons to other fandom forums (e.g. rebelscum, he-man.org etc)

    Having just reminded myself of how elitist, snobby, clique and overall unpleasant and patronising the folks in the "Vintage" section of Rebelscum.com are, it's been brought home to me just what a great place tfw is to hang out at. Seriously - if you think we have problems here, really take a look at some of the other forums out there. They have greater problems. And I'm not just talking other fandoms - tfw beats the forums at tfarchive, seibertron.com etc into the ground in terms of friendliness, good discussions, INCLUSIVENESS and a sense of community and fun for the fandom.

    Sure, we have some "big fish in little pond" syndromers here - the odd poster who (because some one LOL'd at something they posted a few years back) seem to think their tfw's Official Sarcastic Responder And Oh-So Funny Resident Poster... but they're few and far between. Mostly, what you get here is the things I listed above.

    No, I'm not being paid by tfw here, and I'm not some hopeless optimistic that refuses to see fault in anything - I've just been reminded of how great TF fandom is in general, and the community here in particular.

    And incidentally, I was one of those arguing that tfw should have its own "vintage"/G1 only section... but if the result is the fandom here becomes as splintered and demeaning here as it is on Rebelscum, then I retract my request!

    Now, howzabout a group hug??? tfw2005.com rules.
     
  2. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Lol?
     
  3. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I dunno about the hug, but otherwise I can agree with that.
     
  4. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    it's got transformers, it's fairly well moderated, lots of fresh news and a whole bunch of the people on here are okay too.

    it also provides a useful interface between me and fandom at large, without having to spend my time hanging loitering in toyshops assuring concerned mothers i wasn't trying to abduct their children, or socialising with other toy collectors.

    :thumbs2: 
     
  5. SpoonsTheSecond

    SpoonsTheSecond Banned

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    Me./thread
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I love the Funnies forum, and the people in it.
     
  7. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I hate everyone on here. I constantly have to tell them why they're wrong about everything, if only everybody were more like me these boards be much better
     
  8. Shockscream

    Shockscream Chairman of Nerd Day

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    I have joined many boards over the years and eventually ceased posting on them or even visitng them as the people there never seem to want a discussion and exchange of opinions. Politics, Star Trek, Dune. They have all been populated by people unwilling to open their minds and accept that there are people who have opinions contrary to their own.

    The politics forums I have visitied featured people far more insulting, scathing and hurtful than anything I have ever seen in real life, yet alone on here. The Star Trek one had people determined to put forth the opinion that one series or film was superior and that all others were irrelevant, never minding if you liked Enterprise, Voyager, Nemesis, or whatever; they were right and you were wrong. The Dune one was the worst. The insults leveled at the authors led to the development of the word "talifan" by these authors to describe fans that insult them, their work, and the people that enjoy it (I agree that the newer Dune novels are not as good as the originals, but they are still enjoyable and readable).

    This place is far better than that. Those out to insult and flame are in the minority and this is an enormously pleasant place to talk about that which we love.
     
  9. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Grimlock_13's attempts at funnies are great :D 
     
  10. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    What's great about tfw? The members. The diversity of opinions and and general respect that most hold for the thoughts of others around this place. The genuine concern expressed by members when someone posts something crappy that happened in thier life is good too. Along with the available resources and sales threads, this is a awesome place to be.
     
  11. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I used to like it, but then today when i logged on, they had changed the 'Radicons GD' forum into 'Creative GD', and now they show up on the main index, and it looks retarded. Plus, now, except for the Radicons Customs board, everything is referred to as the 'Creative' section.

    Damn whoever did that. They deserve to buy every single movie Dreadwing at 10x retail value. :mad  And then buy every Overcast as well. And shove the thing sticking out of Payload's back down their throat. And...

    I could just rant on and on...
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    Now, for the positive part... Oh wait, there is none. ;) 

    The members here are great. And the mods aren't dictators who won't let anyone do anything. That equals awesomeness.


    Plus the traffic this site gets is amazing. You can post a question here and get a reply in 3-4 hours.

    The funnies forum is also great, if a bit ironic. Since when were some of the comics funny? They were just interesting, awesome, and all round great, with gripping plots and the like. Funny? Maybe less so, unless a Wheelie's involved. Although i do hear of a place called crazyverse. I'll have to go there sometime...

    Ah, the toyark...how much time can you just waste away chatting with people there, huh? Not to mention you can get info on where to get Archtigers... Only bad thing is that now i'm hooked on shinkis...

    And the best part? The site's FREE!
     
  12. lieutenantjazz

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    I have been on these boards about a year and a half, and I think that the people here are awesome, yeah we sometimes disagree, but overall we ALL GOT THE TOUCH! :thumbs2: 
     
  13. Attacker_Prime

    Attacker_Prime Optimus Prime forever

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    This is a great forum. The best TF forum I've seen. Lots of members, most of them kind, and those who bash/flame are the minority.

    The forums are great, and there are nice discussions. Overall, an awesome place to be at.
     
  14. Unfall

    Unfall Shattered Glass

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    Optimus Sledge
     
  15. thenatureboywoo

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    I think it's a great site to kill hours on end. And I have never had a problem with anyone on here. Radicons Customs kick ass. General Discussion can be entertaining. Toy Discussion is very informative. I stay away from Movie Discussion so I avoid the drama. Overall a great place to kill time.
     
  16. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Works for me. I've been a member of sites I've hardly posted at and of sites where I get too far in and am pals with almost everyone on and off the site. Neither seems to work out to my satisfaction so this place is great just for being here and not making any overly great connections and posting my crap and moving onto the next thread. No-one demands anything of me and I can just toss about to kill time until the Grim Reaper calls with coffee and death.
    Dunno really see why some people have got so worked up about how this place has been recently as I've just carried on as normal and ignored those I don't like and prodded those I don't mind.
    TFW has got just about everything I want in a TF messageboard, even unisex toilets.
     
  17. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Thanks for noticing. We spare no expense.
     
  18. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    What's great about TFW?


    The Funnies! I have a large number of them that I've subscribed to, because they are THAT good. I worked on a comic for awhile, but then I gave up on it due to RL getting in the way and not being highly skilled in creating FX like Coolhand, Chaos Incarnate, Polencius, etc. can do. Hopefully, if things calm down a bit, I'll work on a new comic.

    Other things that are great about TFW... social groups, the fanfic section, and the friends that I've made here (they know who they are, and by now they should know just how much I appreciate them).
     
  19. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    KICKBACK IS MEAN!! :( :( 

    oh wait...great stuff?..
     
  20. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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