You know what I'd like to see more and more of on these forums?
by, 3rd October 2012 at 10:05 PM (1166 Views)
I'd like to see more happiness. I'd like to see more people getting along. I would like to see less blogs and forum posts dedicated to whining and fighting about people a user dislikes, or fighting with users about what character in the Pokemon anime they do or don't like.
We are a Pokemon forum. We are all here because we either currently enjoy the Pokemon anime/game franchise, or we have liked it at some point in our lives. No matter which is the case, our love has driven us to creating an account on a forum that is dedicated to it. With this being the case, wouldn't it be nicer to say something like "hey, you like this, and I like that, but we both are in the same boat... the Pokeboat. Want some free hugs?" Free hugs, good will, and happy posts is what keeps a forum a fun place to be a part of. Sure, there will be debates, which can be fun and can exercise the mind, but when they get out of hand and cause bad feelings between users, this isn't fun.
So, why should we care which particular character someone else likes in a fictional series? If you, the reader, have a character that you love over all others, that's cool. Enjoy that character. If someone else disagrees, is that really a reason to write them off as a person? The same goes for shipping. Why should someone care which couples another person prefers in a fictional series? Same goes for who voices a particular dub of the series. You may prefer how one group of people voices the Pokemon series, but that doesn't mean that someone who prefers a completely different group of voices is wrong. All of this is a matter of opinion, and is nothing to start a silly fight over.
This forum is one of a few Pokemon forums that have been around for many generations of Pokemon. We have survived for as long as we have because people enjoy coming here. I personally want people to continue to enjoy the time that they spend here, and I hope that our users are able to have fond memories of the time spend here. Also, I hope that any of our users who may lose interest in the series will actually want to return if their interest is rekindled in future generations. I hope that any user who returns here is able to continue to enjoy our forum like they had in the past, and I hope that any user who joins this forum and stays is able to enjoy all their time here. Nobody should ever ruin that for anybody. It's not nice.
So, remember that a smile and kind words go a lot further than frowns and mean words. I like smiles, and I hope that all of you who read this also like smiles!