elanjeff wrote: If there's one thing I've learned from over 20 years of using BBSs, it's that writing a lot of messages does not mean that someone isn't a lamer. A message that does nothing but spout an opinion that is pointless and insults the person asking the question, no matter if it's posted by someone with 10,000 messages or 10, is the sort of thing that's going to make any sensible reader think "lamer!!!" whether it is true or not.
I agree with this. But, there are a few things that people should look for. Obviously, Pit has enough posts that if he were a real lamer, he would have been gone by now. People here just won't use their patience to deal with jackasses.
Pit also has his special rank and rank image, which work the other way, showing that he is a bit of a clown, and obviously should be taken with a grain of salt. But really, if you think about it, he never would have stuck around with his thousand posts or so if we didn't love the bastard. Clown he may be, he is fun to keep around. And Pit never goes off on anyone that he doesn't know well... and when he does that, its a joke, and they know it. So I think that the post you made was really less useful than the one he did. (although I admit that I have been very tempted to make similar ones, especially when I had a crappy day)
I guess the main thing that I have gotten used to since becoming a forum junkie is this: Nothing matters, emotionally. Things written always come off different than they are supposed to, so don't let it piss you off. It's just not worth it. At the very least, just ignore the stupid posts. Let the mods take care of it, and look forward to the day that you hold the mighty smiting stick of the mod. or the Ãœber-zappy stick of the admin