Pfhorrest wrote:I'd just like to flag that I was neither seconding the insult nor complimenting its poignancy as an insult, but merely explaining what the point of it seemed to be (...), to someone who seemed to misunderstand it entirely (...).
Yes, I was only using your post as a starting point for mine. It wasn't exactly a response to you
Richard. wrote:i love when people complain about a comic in the comic's own fora. It means you're not only attached to the webcomic enough to continue posting on the fora, but it pops the website up in google newsfeeds and other similar places.
It still does otherwise: there are so many technology and computer websites out there that eventually go back to xkcd as "a surefure way to get the geeks and wannabe-geeks creaming their paints", not to mention the constant Wikipedia vandalising, that it's plain enfuriating
. Heck, on this year's FISL (World Free Software Forum), one of the lectures I attended used the Exploits of a Mom
comic to illustrate one of the points. It was a legitimate "Randall, get out of my LIFE!
" moment for me.
Richard. wrote:so by whining about your dissatisfaction with a particular comic, as if it will do anything, quasi-helping the comic and psuedo-helping yourself (vent rage). If you're going to beat on a comic in the shy corners of a single webcomic's particular forum thread, you might as well be yelling atop a mountain in the middle of nowhere
There are people doing pretty much exactly that
, and they STILL get people who go over there and complain "WTF you have a BLOG for that? Wow, you must obviously spend 25 hours per day on that therefore you have no life!". No way you can win, basically.
Richard. wrote:constructive criticism works well, but whining like an 8 year old through some pent up frustration (or jealousy) is just retarded
? Come on. I could expect that on a Stephenie Meyer forum, but not here.