- Feb 13, 2010
Guesstimate based on how things would have been Way Back When:What sort of stuff would custom drivers be required for? I'm not disputing this fact, just requesting knowledge.
Like for every new SOC, there are new emotions around this particular sub-forum... It will settle down by itself in a few days.Since a few days, i think it would be a good idea.
Thank you!!! I didn't know how to word it, but in my OP, it seemed so self evident to me that I didn't think I had to. Obviously, I was wrongThis is something that bugs me too - I don't know wether this is a reasonable concern or not, but I do wonder what would happen if the Pandora forum gets +10000 users due to the P2. Throwing in more moderators will prevent things from getting to uncivil, but that is no concern of mine (and I guess not of EssoAir too). I think that the way the things are right now, is related to the fact that the community is relativly small, with a growing community things get more unpersonal and less straightforward. But as wally already said thats how the world works, and I do not see any actions that could be taken to prevent this.
Why thank you@ Essoair : The idea of having hidden sections of the Forum to 'maintain community' does strike me as rather odd in the sense that it would have totally the opposite of the intended effect. However I'd just like to say keep your thoughts coming, I don't agree with a lot of what you post but 100% respect your right to post it. If I don't like a thread I find it helps to ignore it and allow others who do value it to post accordingly. To me, being part of a community like this one means that you're willing to accept (or at least politely ignore) people with radically different views / mindsets to your own.
Thats what I thought......Looking back at the beginning, if there is anything offensive about it, it is the immediate jumping upon Esso as writing "Bullshit", making the forums a "Kindergarten" that he is "Polluting". Geez, people.
You seem to be the one bringing the most negativity to the thread. You could try just not posting?First, as i predicted, it's harming us because of negative writings between ppl supposed to go in the same direction.
You're a really nice guy!Well...This is no more brainless than half the threads around here already. Actually, the main question (how to keep the possibility of a close-knit community in the face of a possible rise in the number of users) is a concern that is a lot more legit (and a lot more generally applicable) than all these "The P2 must have this"-threads that populate the rest of this. Perhaps the original post wasn't perfectly composed to bring the right point forward, but tbf you and Shlee and Eki immediately made it a lot worse than it could have been if you'd started out with a more reasoned "Ehm, Esso, is this really what you think, or could we clarify something"?
And the general hot-air of "Oh, this is so stuuupid" and "Why, oh why are you polluting the boards with this" and so on is what really drags this thread down. Look at the posts that have actually attempted to engage seriously, and you'll find that there has been brought forward some useful, if not earth-shatteringly original, points. Let me go through this and hide stuff that is only attacks on other people, and we'll end up with something that at least carries no shame.
So: If you don't want the OP community to sound like "Brainless amateurs" (which it doesn't. Beware, or I'll show you real brainless amateurs ), then attempt to raise the quality by clarifying things and drawing out useful points, instead of doing the roll-eyes-and-sigh-dramatically-routine.
The obvious way to get rid of the problem otherwise would be to put down a hard rule that noone discusses an eventual P2 at all, nowhere, until ED thinks that he has the time and the economy to entertain such ideas. I'm afraid my "hide" button would wear out, though.