Aaron Stechesen wrote:
I almost always mention what my OPINION is on a matter and that it may or may not reflect other NOD members. Even if I lose my temper and name call I ALWAYS debate the points.
The one thing I would hope is that your comments placed here criticizing ... whoever ... are repeated there and directed at CGC forum members. It always takes two to tango and this organization has been labeled many bad (or illegal) things yet we are always the ones that have to hold our tongues.
Yes that is a sad fact of a "minority" but it doesn't make it right. Yes we all should be more civil, including you, but that is not always going to happen. IMO as long as it is sporadic our members are free to dispute any false claims of our organization. I would prefer they do it politely but I understand if they feel they must step from higher ground sometimes to protect themselves and our organization.
98% of the time I walk away from what goes on there because I realize that that forum represents such a tiny portion of the comic collecting community. They may be vocal, they may have political clout and deal with a large amount of the fiscal portion of the hobby but they ARE the minority. That makes me feel better that once away from the CGC forum I know their cynicism and vitriol are but a buzz of a fly on the opposite side of the comic community globe. Not only that they don't have the power to affect what I buy, read and enjoy.
Read my last post. And if you have read anything that I have posted on the CGC forums in the NOD Q&A thread. I have already stated these things, and have also taken it upon myself to speak with many people privately about the exchanges in the forums.
And unfortunately cooler heads do not always prevail and have already lost a few friends over the last Q&A. But if they can not think for themselves and just bandwagon that is their decision.
These comments were not made towards anybody in particular BTW. But as a general thought for the community.
I also spoke to a certain somebody about the H-Wac logo. While I did not care for it, it was not worh a battle. Or trolling. The downside is it would have died off if not for the hanger-ons who just cant get off the guys nutz.