People who insult toys they don't want

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by megatroptimus, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I always wondered why some people feel the need to insult the toys they don't want instead of just saying "I'm not interested in that toy". They feel the need to add that said toy is a POS, absolute worst toy ever, etc. I just think it's a strange thing to do.
     
  2. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I agree... If you don't like it. Don't buy it. It's not going to hurt you or force you to own it.
     
  3. Auto Morph

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    This thread is similar to 'why are TF fans such whiners...etc' which is a common theme that pops up from time to time.
    I guess people are just voicing their opinions, and a forum such as this is the perfect place to do just that.
    Plus everyone is entitled to say what they think. I mean come on, if you started a thread called "what do you think of Universe Galvatron?", you can just about predict the comments you will get in that thread.
    And there is nothing wrong with that IMO. Haters gonna hate, and all that...
     
  4. megatroptimus

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    But there are ways to say things. You can point out the flaws of toy X without resorting to random insults without anything to back them up.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Eh, its just double speak for ppl who cant afford it. DENIAL!

    :p 
     
  6. Auto Morph

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    I agree that some comments are a bit pointless and ranty, but generally, if someone doesn't like a particular figure they mostly explain what it is they don't like about it, eg. too much kibble, chicken legs etc...

    Or are you thinking more along the lines that board members insult other members for liking a toy? I personally would never do that, but if I think figure X is shit, I will say so.
     
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    :lol  The bigger question is why do some people claim to be sexually aroused when they do like a toy?
     
  8. Wollstone

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    Why do you feel the need to explain why you like a toy?
     
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    Any individual explaining why they do not care for a figure (e.i. such as color, mold design, aesthetic), without feeling the need to hurl insults, are more than likely gonna be taken seriously. Luckily quite a few board members do happen to express themselves that way.
     
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    Yeah it's strange, but I guess they get a kick out of it. Another way to enjoy the hobby.

    And why do some people say a toy is looser than a $5 hooker? :lolol 
     
  11. Auto Morph

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    Agreed. I generally don't see that many people insulting one another over a toy round here.

    Insulting the actual toys however...
     
  12. Wollstone

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    I don't see what difference it makes. Let them express their disliking however they want. Does it make you enjoy the figure any less? No.
     
  13. Auto Morph

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    So you're saying that name calling, abusive behaviour etc is ok?

    Or did I read your post wrong?
     
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    lol yeah

    a lot of the time i'll just say pass, it's easier than crating insults for a piece of plastic
     
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    I think that Wollstone was more referring to the fact that if people are allowed to say why they like a toy, it's only fair that others should also be allowed to say why they dislike a toy. As long as the posts are well-reasoned and not abusive, what difference does it make whether it's positive or negative feedback? At the end of the day, we're all here to share our opinions on things. :thumb 
     
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    Name calling directed at a figure isn't going to hurt it's feelings. It's an inanimate object.
     
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    Precisely. We're all entitled to our own opinions.
     
  18. Auto Morph

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    I completely agree with this 100%.

    It just seemed like Wollstone was saying something else...

    ...as I said, I might have misinterpreted him, which is why I was asking for clarification :) 
     
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    From the title, I had assumed you were referring to receiving a particular toy as a gift. If that's the case, then it is NEVER a good idea to insult the toy. Just graciously accept it, smile, say thank you and move on. If you insult a toy that was given as a gift, that person who gave it to you may never want to give you a gift again. Or, just may give you a lump of coal next time.
    Other than that, it's just a toy and who cares. The toy obviously doesn't care.
     
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    A left over habit built around other practices in life? I think it's different on message boards. What it all boils down to is perception of an opinion or fat, and a defensive response from either party. Like, you could make a thread about something you like/hate, and when someone replies in contrast to your statement, you will feel responsible to disagree with them, right? You're just defending your statement, totally a natural process. Only when people have that "personal crisis" about something, and start taking it personal or getting nasty does it grow into that negative monster that gives all of us "fans" a bad name, or give a portrait to the stereotype we're all still in child mentality because we got physically upset someone said Shockwave wasn't cool.

    Like, "I don't want this food, it tastes bad," but the person offering the food takes it as "What you want me to have is shit, and you're a shitty person for wanting me to have it." Not everyone perceives this way, but for the most part. The person offering it is now experiencing a personal crisis. They didn't want the food because their opinion on it is based on their personal taste. Some people take it as a crusade to either change that taste, or show everyone involved why their taste is wrong.
    Someone makes a thread on something they like, "I think this is the greatest use of the Classics Seeker mold!" and someone voices their opinion, "I think it looks like dump," but instead of saying why they don't like it, they add on something like "I think it looks like dump, and I would beat my child/spouse/parent for buying it!" [not as severe, but I couldn't think of anything that didn't involve rectal tissue tearing.] I've seen people jest about toys, and give a response like that.. Then the guy who said he likes it just flips his wig, and goes nuts. This was especially the case in early Transformer fan message boards. Back in the early 2000's I can remember people in other countries threatening me with violence just because I said something they enjoyed enough to post about on a message board, sucked ass and wasn't worth the post. [I was 15, and it was TransFans.]

    So what happens with either side, they perceive it as a negative response, and it sorta blows over. They perceive it as a conflict, and it becomes a personal crisis.
    This is the internet, after all. We're all paranoid and protective over kilobits, megabits, and maybe even gigabits of nothingness that is only a picture/sound/movie of something we love, and maybe feel a natural protective instinct over, even if it is some painted plastic, or custom plastic, or still sealed-in-it's-box plastic.. you get the picture, I hope.

    Why do some people take it personal when someone insults something they want? I see a lot of that in various forums, especially with CrazyDevy. People don't like it, and they say, "I don't like this." and everyone with an upgrade kit comes out of nowhere like the ending sequence in Predator 2, taking it as a personal insult.

    Just to avoid that from happening, I don't care about CrazyDevy, but I am not trying to infringe on your right to like their product. I would use Fansproject, but lord knows since the Bruticus upgrades have come out, those people are saints in my eyes.
     

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