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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby kawasaki » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:52 pm

Skipp wrote:
Woodwose wrote: perhaps having a thorough grounding in tactfully managing the excesses of sad old men might be considered to be of more use?


You could be onto something there... Perhaps we should have the committee replaced by ladyboys?



I thought the committee were ladyboys?
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby Skipp » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Who knows?
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby mcfonz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:19 pm

It's gone awful quiet - perhaps it's their shift on TMP?
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby Daz » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:51 pm

"Why TMP has any members is a mystery to me…"

Because it's a very large community of wargamers.
There is a lot of useful information posted on there, and a lot of inspirational posts. Questions are usually answered promptly by knowledgable people.
Sure, there is plenty of drivel and nonsense, but it only takes half a brain cell to ignore all that if you want to.

It seems to me if you are into wargaming (specially historicals admittedly), to dismiss the site as a bunch of stupid septics or whatever is kind of cutting off your nose to spite your face.
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby Hastati » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:44 am

Daz wrote:
It seems to me if you are into wargaming (specially historicals admittedly), to dismiss the site as a bunch of stupid septics or whatever is kind of cutting off your nose to spite your face.


Well said, the true art of reading TMP is the ability to seperate the wheat from the chaff. There are some incredibly knowledeable people on TMP who are usually free and easy with help to those requesting it. I look at TMP every day, but I probably only read 3-5% of the threads (if that). However, the boards are a goldmine of free information going back about 14 years.
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby mcfonz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:31 am

When I moved from GW gaming into the wider hobby the first thing I did was to do an internet search. At the time TMP was top of that search. I went there with a couple of questions. I found it quite a mess to navigate if honest and that hasn't changed in over ten years. I eventually found the right forum and posted my question. I returned the next day and found one decent reply out of many and the rest was bitching. I'd asked for a good set of basic ww2 Rules for a noob. Not only did I not return I ditched the ww2 project.
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby Doremi Fasol Latido » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:14 am

mcfonz wrote:When I moved from GW gaming into the wider hobby the first thing I did was to do an internet search. At the time TMP was top of that search. I went there with a couple of questions. I found it quite a mess to navigate if honest and that hasn't changed in over ten years. I eventually found the right forum and posted my question. I returned the next day and found one decent reply out of many and the rest was bitching. I'd asked for a good set of basic ww2 Rules for a noob. Not only did I not return I ditched the ww2 project.


Like Frothers then? :wink:
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby mcfonz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:02 am

Frothers has that reputation yes, but the reality is it is made up of much nicer people in general.

Wierd yes, colourful - yes, but unhelpful spiteful bitchfest stirrers - nope.
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby Big River » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:18 am

Daz wrote:"Why TMP has any members is a mystery to me…"

Because it's a very large community of wargamers.
There is a lot of useful information posted on there, and a lot of inspirational posts. Questions are usually answered promptly by knowledgable people.
Sure, there is plenty of drivel and nonsense, but it only takes half a brain cell to ignore all that if you want to.

It seems to me if you are into wargaming (specially historicals admittedly), to dismiss the site as a bunch of stupid septics or whatever is kind of cutting off your nose to spite your face.


Sooooo, it has members because it has lots of members? Not really an argument that, is it?

I've no doubt that there are lots of helpful, knowledgeable people on there, the mystery to me is why they stay there. There's the whole ludicrous doghousing policy, together with some questionable decisions by Bill. It seems that yearly we end up with doghoused members pouring their woes out on here about being banned for ridiculous reasons. A forum is only as strong as its membership, yet its members seem to be willing to put up with anything for fear of missing out.

As for your "stupid septics or whatever" comment, I'll go for "whatever". I know Bill is American, but what with this being the internet I assume an international membership and stupidity is international.
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Re: Weird vibe on new assistant editor on TMP

Postby General Paranoia » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:58 pm

TMP is a victim of being too large for it's own good. As a resource of stored knowledge it's now too big for it own search engine to deal with (you have to do a google search to actually find stuff there). As a forum for asking questions it suffers from to much traffic and topics just disappear off of the front page under the deluge of pointless random links to other sites by the likes of Tango and people pushing their own blogs. There are far too many subcategories to wade through to find things that might be of interest in a timely manner. The people that do know what they are talking about tend to get drowned out with all the drivel or driven off by cliques, however as they tend to frequent other forums as well, it's often easier to ask the questions there. And lastly there is no PM system without paying and even then it's far more basic than 90% of the other forums. I tend to only visit the 18th C. boards there and that's only on a semi-official basis because of my work. TMP is probably best used as a starting point to search for more specialised forums, it's far to big and unwieldy to be considered as a "home" forum.
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