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Author: Subject: Growing into being a contributing, non-immature poster...
CamstunPWG187
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posted on 8-24-2016 at 07:06 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Growing into being a contributing, non-immature poster...

Man, have some of you ever gone back and looked at some of your early postings here? I have seen some ugly stuff going back and looking for early posts, and JESUS, I was full-on cringe:

http://oowrestling.com/OOForums/viewthread.php?tid=20542&page=4

The way I posted with a condescending attitude and the shittyness of my responses....I was a real douche, a generally shitty indy mark, and I'm glad I don't think or act like that anymore, for the 90% most part.

Nowadays I look at what I post and I actually come across as being a coherent, reasonable human being.

It's even worse if I dig up the archives of old websites such as IGN and GameFAQs....Man, I cannot believe I used to be that way.

Anyone else have such an epiphany with themselves?

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posted on 8-24-2016 at 07:17 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I've changed some opinions here and there. For example, HBK is no longer Satan incarnate, Bret Hart is kind of dick himself, etc, etc, things of that nature. Other than that I'm still the same in that I can keep myself on an even keel most of the time but certain comments and provocations can send me careening into the rocks PDQ.





Well you know, just because these young men have little education and live in squalor, it doesn't entitle them to commit antisocial behaviour and get away with it.

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BBMN
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posted on 8-24-2016 at 10:15 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I shudder at my early posting habits.

edit - which fall under my old name...

[Edited on 8-24-2016 by BBMN]

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posted on 8-25-2016 at 03:17 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Camstun - how many times did you get banned before you 'settled down"?

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I don't think there would have been 1 active member of the bOOards then who would have publicly (NOT PUBICLY) argued that you weren't 100% deserving of those. You have become a good boy and contribute positively.


BBMN - you were a raging liberal a-hole who took an exceedingly "FUCK YOU" approach to anyone who posted something that was contra to what you said or thought (or that you thought was that). One of my first back-and-forth interactions here was with you and it was one of those - so much so that several folks jumped in with a "hey lay off the new guy here" and "oh nevermind him he's an angrier-than-most guy who only knows angry and 'fuck you' when you're on the opposite end of a discussion with him".

With age, people either moderate in their beliefs, or they dig in and slip to the "crazy extreme" side of the spectrum. You've moderated and it shows (in a very good way). I used to cringe seeing that you were the last person to post in the News and Current Events thread. "Oh fuck there he goes again...". I enjoy seeing that now because far far far more often than not it's thought out and worth reading, even if I disagree.

Me - I'm get off my lawn guy. I'm cool with it. Back when I was a kid, we had mods on the board who banned people and ripped them to shreds for things like double posting and double quoting....AND WE LIKED IT! These days we have roybertos running free and double posting and nobody putting them in their place for things like that. It's chaos. CHAOS I TELL YOU! Boy if I was a mod things would be different and people would respect the rules and follow the rules and know when they broke the rules and....[/endrant]





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posted on 8-25-2016 at 03:51 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
There's no way the cops won't eventually enter into evidence for the prosecution all the insane shit I posted in the divas thread, so I kinda gave that up. But, I'm trying and I think somewhat succeeding in using words to express opinions as opposed to gifvomit and/or hiding them behind a clickable link so I don't shove them in people's faces so much. I'm still a piece of shit and prone to outbursts though. *shrugs*

Varying degrees of agreeing with posters here, but I always appreciate the contributions and learn something from them.





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posted on 8-25-2016 at 03:25 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by williamssl


BBMN - you were a raging liberal a-hole who took an exceedingly "FUCK YOU" approach to anyone who posted something that was contra to what you said or thought (or that you thought was that). One of my first back-and-forth interactions here was with you and it was one of those - so much so that several folks jumped in with a "hey lay off the new guy here" and "oh nevermind him he's an angrier-than-most guy who only knows angry and 'fuck you' when you're on the opposite end of a discussion with him".


Man.... I really need to go back and look at my early posts. What kills me is that I had a whole group of people to guide into being a better and more reasonable person online. The kiddies today on Facebook and Tumblr don't have that.

I like to think I was so pissed off because it was somewhat warranted with regards to the Iraq war. Everything I expected to happen (except our oil companies becoming enriched) has happened. Now look where the Middle East is at... I was a dickface, but I was largely correct.

I do apologize to Krydor though.... although he was kinda a dick too

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posted on 8-25-2016 at 09:39 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Somebody made a BFG / bigfatgoalie (can't remember which) is a douche bag sign to a WWE show and got it on air. The wankipedia has many of my major aggressions documented for all. But I posted lots of Divas content, and porn passwords.

I think what pissed a lot of people off, including Jeb on many occasions, was that I didn't care if I came off as a douche, if I was dissmissive of others ideas, or if I'd reply in low ball manner...when I'd shown I could deliver a decent post.

Have I gotten better? Not sure really.

And back in my day...we didn't have mods. Hell we had board crashes that caused folks to have to reregister. And shit posts. Not just the crap Bonestein would post (I kid), but actual pictures of shit.

But Trish was an active wrestler and Benoit wasn't a curse word, so it wasn't that bad.

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posted on 8-25-2016 at 10:18 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
In terms of wrestling forums in general, I used to get wound up over just about everything. Nowadays I try to chill and let things proceed however they will.





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CamstunPWG187
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posted on 8-26-2016 at 11:09 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by williamssl
Camstun - how many times did you get banned before you 'settled down"?

Camstun187
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I don't think there would have been 1 active member of the bOOards then who would have publicly (NOT PUBICLY) argued that you weren't 100% deserving of those. You have become a good boy and contribute positively.


BBMN - you were a raging liberal a-hole who took an exceedingly "FUCK YOU" approach to anyone who posted something that was contra to what you said or thought (or that you thought was that). One of my first back-and-forth interactions here was with you and it was one of those - so much so that several folks jumped in with a "hey lay off the new guy here" and "oh nevermind him he's an angrier-than-most guy who only knows angry and 'fuck you' when you're on the opposite end of a discussion with him".

With age, people either moderate in their beliefs, or they dig in and slip to the "crazy extreme" side of the spectrum. You've moderated and it shows (in a very good way). I used to cringe seeing that you were the last person to post in the News and Current Events thread. "Oh fuck there he goes again...". I enjoy seeing that now because far far far more often than not it's thought out and worth reading, even if I disagree.

Me - I'm get off my lawn guy. I'm cool with it. Back when I was a kid, we had mods on the board who banned people and ripped them to shreds for things like double posting and double quoting....AND WE LIKED IT! These days we have roybertos running free and double posting and nobody putting them in their place for things like that. It's chaos. CHAOS I TELL YOU! Boy if I was a mod things would be different and people would respect the rules and follow the rules and know when they broke the rules and....[/endrant]


Yeah, I first started POSTING on the boards in 2006 after following Rick's reviews/OOnslaughts and whoever covered TNA since the infamous "Orton Is Nitro" episode of RAW which I had actually gone to in Baltimore in November 2004.

I had one sharp contribution from back in those days - my review of ECW Anarchy Rulz 99. It was an extremely loaded review. I practically wrote down the entirety of the match and every little thing that happened during it. To this day, I still think it's the best possible review of that show that you can possibly get. I did that under my "camstun187" name.

I'm glad we can reflect. Growing up is a surprisingly tough thing to do more a lot of people. Not most, but many people have a hard time going down a path of being more reasonable and knowing how to be socially aware of their circumstances.

I think, upon finally settling on my current alias, that I just wanted to become a better poster. I didn't want to leave OO because i genuinely believe that, collectively, we are the smarted minds in the IWC when we get together for good chat/banter.

I'm glad for my own change.

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posted on 8-26-2016 at 03:19 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I actually think I post worse than I used to. I throw in a lot more 'indifferent troll' into my words here than I did a decade or so ago. I just don't have the patience at this point in my life to have the same pointless internet arguments for the thousandth time. Although, ironically enough, I also post a lot more here, even as the traffic has markedly declined. There were definitely entire years where I'd read Rick and/or Pyro's reviews (and others before them after CRZ stopped doing them....RIP www.Slashwrestling.com) and not post anything in the forums.

I do hope that people realize that a goodly 25% of what I put into my ranty posts is hyperbole meant to underscore a point in a silly fashion as much as to entertain. I'd say another 25% back in the day was usually weed or booze enhanced too. It is what it is.

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posted on 8-30-2016 at 01:56 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I was fourteen when I signed up, so I posted a lot of dumb stuff for several years. Eventually, I matured a tiny bit, backed off the shit-posting and offered to help mod the boards. I was given board powers and used them for a couple weeks before deciding I didn't care. Now, I sit back and watch the double and triple posting, images shattering the board tables, gif spamming, etc. and get off on the fact that while I could do something about it, I could also not and watch williamssl quietly weep because of it instead.







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posted on 8-30-2016 at 02:23 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
That post + your avatar are perfect together.

Also, I will find you...





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posted on 8-30-2016 at 04:27 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Matte
Now, I sit back and watch the double and triple posting, images shattering the board tables, gif spamming, etc. and get off on the fact that while I could do something about it, I could also not and watch williamssl quietly weep because of it instead.



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