1. wcgarette's Avatar
    I belong to a variety of forum sites, with a fairly broad scope of interests. I joined Crackberry because I bought a Playbook and hoped I could glean some useful information and insight about the device - and I have, and I'm grateful.

    But I also found it very interesting to compare the various behaviours that people display on forum sites - especially the hierarchies and roles that people play and the traits they display. So, this morning I went poking around in Google, and ended up at this article:

    The Psychology of Online Forums - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

    If you are curious about some of the stuff you read here (and elsewhere) this is a fun paper to peruse. It clarifies a few points about events that we see on forums, and might even help some of us to see ourselves a little more clearly.
    orgonebox likes this.
    02-24-12 07:11 AM
  2. Peritaxis's Avatar
    Anonymity breeds.... nuttiness. haha

    I've belonged in a corn snake forum, where 99% of all posts were positive, and i'm sure any forums regarding pets would be too.

    But brands and brand loyalty just brings out the WORST (or best?) in people.
    wcgarette and kbz1960 like this.
    02-25-12 09:53 AM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    Just think of the Forums as sports for tech geeks. How many sports team opponents do you see getting along? Mine is better than yours and you think mine is a load of fermented bull pucky?

    Yeah, it's like that.
    pkcable likes this.
    02-26-12 09:59 AM
  4. alnamvet68's Avatar
    This only became an issue when the states could no longer fund and support asylums for the criminally insane, pervs, and assorted other deviants, they had to close down these asylums and dump this auguste crowd into our cities, towns, burgh's, villages, and hamlets. Since most of these miscreants were/are lovers of all things Apple, they have gravitated to this forum to stir up some mayhem.
    02-26-12 10:28 AM
  5. kbz1960's Avatar
    This only became an issue when the states could no longer fund and support asylums for the criminally insane, pervs, and assorted other deviants, they had to close down these asylums and dump this auguste crowd into our cities, towns, burgh's, villages, and hamlets. Since most of these miscreants were/are lovers of all things Apple, they have gravitated to this forum to stir up some mayhem.
    Oh I thought it started when those in prison got Internet and have more things other than freedom that people who follow the law and work.
    02-26-12 10:44 AM
  6. alnamvet68's Avatar
    Oh I thought it started when those in prison got Internet and have more things other than freedom that people who follow the law and work.
    That too.
    02-26-12 11:35 AM
  7. Blkbear's Avatar
    Forum Nuttiness...

    Oh it's been around for ages, MUCH longer than there was a public internet. Back when BBS's were popular, it was rather rampant then. Then along came The Source and Compuserve, Prodigy, AOL and other public forums with hundreds of sub forums.
    Then as the internet became more and more public, thousands of forums, IRC and other forms of nearly instant feedback type forums, it got even crazier. I saw a lot of this on many of the computer hobbyist BBS sites, internet and online service forums.

    It really came to a head once people figured out, that even using your real name, you could say anything and no one could keep you from saying it. And even then there were trolls using and often paying for extra accounts, to pretend to be someone else, to add "spice" to a conversation. So in my opinion, anonymity does not really bar people from acting as they do online... sure at the start of their online life they might what others think of their opinions, but over time, most that "act out" really don't care what others think of their actions and most do not even try to hide who they are from others.
    02-26-12 08:35 PM
  8. Rootbrian's Avatar
    I for one avoided the nuttyness but read quite a bit of it most of the time I was online starting from AOL and on from there. It was quite the insane timeline that Is for damn sure.
    02-27-12 02:02 PM
  9. trucky's Avatar
    There is virtually no forum nuttyness here, ever. Well, there was once this girl called Mavis...
    highjakker and BigBadWulf like this.
    02-28-12 10:14 AM
  10. JustPlainJef's Avatar
    I miss Mavis. I've heard mention of a couple of other Mavis' locally, and it made me recall better days....
    02-29-12 05:28 AM
  11. trucky's Avatar
    Those other Mavis' had to be imposters. There could only be one real Mavis.
    03-01-12 10:37 AM
  12. alnamvet68's Avatar
    ....and who's Mavis, and why is Jef waxing poetic for those glory days and lonely nights?
    03-01-12 03:12 PM
  13. pkcable's Avatar
    This is Mavis....

    http://forums.crackberry.com/members...lmeyer-688251/

    It appears she stopped posting and signing on mid to late 2011, her last post outside of OT was on 6/11, and her last sign on was 9/11.


    http://forums.crackberry.com/off-top...-fault-511385/ that she left!!!!!
    middbrew likes this.
    03-01-12 03:37 PM
  14. middbrew's Avatar
    I do think she was run off. Had to be Jef.
    03-01-12 04:14 PM
  15. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    One of my favorite threads in Mavis history:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f36/tbl...-motel-408064/

    :::: ah, those were the days ::::
    03-01-12 05:23 PM
  16. alnamvet68's Avatar
    We need more people like Mavis...unabashed, unafraid, politically incorrect, doesn't give a $hit what folks think about them; oh wait, that's me.
    03-01-12 06:25 PM
  17. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    We need more people like Mavis...unabashed, unafraid, politically incorrect, doesn't give a $hit what folks think about them; oh wait, that's me.
    She is all that, and one of the sweetest souls I know.
    03-02-12 08:24 AM
  18. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Speaking of nuttyness, my nuts went numb today after having TOO MUCH COFFEE. So that is quite nutty considering the cup smells like week old coffee regardless of what I used to wash it out with!

    The mods were probably cleaning up the mess, I saw too much today in the playbook forum!
    03-04-12 07:16 PM
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