DISCLAIMER #1: Okay, first of all, I would just like to point out to everybody that if you don't like what I have to say, feel free to let me know. BUT - don't give me a response if you don't have a rational point to make.
WHY VWVORTEX SUCKS
I don't really know where to start my little rant. I have spent over two years on the 'tex, and I've come to realize a couple things that may have been said before.
DISCLAIMER #2: I'm going to make these points anyway. I don't care if you've heard them before, you don't need to tell me.
1) No matter what you say, no matter who you say it to, somebody is going to disagree with you. Sure, that's a fact of life, but not on the tex. Oh no, on the tex, if somebody doesn't agree with what you say, they flame you. HARD. Rather than saying, "No, I disagree, it should be like this", they simply tell you "that was the most ignorant, irresponsible thing I have ever heard. Shame on you." The word "ignorant" is key, because I promise you, it is used in damn near every thread in the community. Everybody has an opinion, and everybody feels the need to hijack a thread to start a flame war because they don't agree. Threads QUICKLY stray off topic because of this.
DISCLAIMER #3: Don't tell me I'm ignorant and that "not everybody does that", and that "I shouldn't generalize like that, because not everybody fits the generalization." Yeah? I know that, you don't have to tell me. The word "everybody" doesn't, in this sense, mean "every member of the VWVORTEX community." Instead, it is being used to represent a large amount of users.
2) Post count is everything. I'll admit, I've done some rather childish things on vwvortex (Yes, I've bombed the test forum with the aid of some friends, leading to a lock and 10 point deduction. 86 posts, 150 views in the test forum? That's funny, whether you think it's irresposible, ignorant, and childish or not.) but if it were 3 guys with 15000 posts, the mods would have found it rather funny. Admit it, I don't care if the mods come in here and say, "No, it wouldn't be like that!" -- I can promise you it would. I remember one night when some rather "old school" members were posting incredibly obvious "welcome to last week" posts in the Car Lounge (Did you guys see that new honda commercial? Did you guys see that honda with the 15" exhaust tip? etc etc) .. The mods would lock the threads, and post things like "Hahaha, you guys just don't give up, do you! " If I would have done that, I would've been banned.
DISCLAIMER #4: Yes, I realize I wouldn't have been banned. The word "banned" in this sense is flavored with what I call "sarcasm." If you don't know what this means, you probably don't deserve to live.
DISCLAIMER #4a: I'm kidding. You should just lose a limb for being so stupid.
3) Why do people feel the need to reply to a post simply stating, "This thread is stupid. What a horrible thread. I don't like this thread at all." Sure, some threads are rediculously off topic and out of line, but come on. Even those can be taken with a grain of salt - if somebody posts something UNRELATED to cars *GASP!* in the car lounge, LET THE MODERATORS TAKE CARE OF IT. Are you just trying to increase your post count by saying, "This is the car lounge, not the off topic forum!"? Report to the moderators, and be on your way.
4) The "Honda owners are ignorant, stupid ricers" mentality needs to go. This is also known as the "If it's not european, it's no good" mentality. When are you going to realize that the Asian auto manufacturers have far surpassed that of the Germans? Need proof? Look at sales reports. Look at Mercedes Benz and BMW's styling & quality control standards, compared to your average Honda Accord. More bang for the buck in a new car? Asian is your best bet.
DISCLAIMER #5: If you think that VW still makes higher quality, more stylish, more impressive automobiles than the Asian manufacturers, that's your opinion - I may disagree, but I won't tell you that you're a moron for thinking that. I love European cars to death, but I'm willing to call a spade a spade.
4a) Yes, you ARE wrong! Not all hondas have triple decker aluminum wings, 12" exhaust tips, outlandish body kits, and 22" American Racing wheels. Some Honda's are even, *GASP!*, stylish! Just because somebody decides to modify a Honda doesn't make them a *****, nor does it make them cocky and arrogant. "Rice" can easily be compared to "Euro", they're just different styles, PERIOD. I'm also willing to bet that some of them are better drivers than you, too.
DISCLAIMER #6: Don't like Honda? I don't care. Don't reply to this post to tell me about it, because that has nothing to do with what I'm trying to point out.
I could go on for hours, but I'll stop here. Maybe I'll start a monthly edition of "WHY VWVORTEX SUCKS."
DISCLAIMER #7: No, VWVORTEX doesn't suck. The title is simply a direct reflection of how angry I get with some of the things that go on around here. You don't have to reply just to tell me that the tex doesn't suck, I know - thanks anyway
DISCLAIMER #8: I'm 18 years old, you really don't have to tell me that I'm young and ignorant and that I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm a teenager, therefore I'm invincible - of COURSE I don't know what I'm talking about.
Modified by thompo at 12:26 PM 7-17-2003