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Pokecommunity does things to your brain (plus observations of Internet conformity)

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by , 5th September 2008 at 10:38 AM (1099 Views)
Yes, I know. I'm going off on yet ANOTHER rant about Pokecommunity. I was planning to put this on the site's blogs, but then I realized that they were only for contributors. So I relegated the post here.

Initially, when I went in there, I said to myself that I wouldn't give a hoot if I got banned, because the people on there were just so bloody stupid. Apparently Yamato-San thought the same thing, and actually got himself banned. Funny, because he is never this angry on Serebii or Bulbagarden. Reading through his posts pre-ban, I can see he had the same problems many of us have when talking about the anime there, namely that the lot are ignoramuses that don't know jack about anything post-Johto (yes, even the mods, sadly; at least the mods here are open to the entire anime). Of course, I would be ticked too if a bunch of xenophobic dimwits ragged on me for using Japanese names and implied I was a troll just for having a contrarian opinion. He had the biggest opposition to the "forum line", and got the worst end of the stick for it. And he's not the only one that got into a fight there. Deadly Arbok (Lethal Carnivine here) got heck for countering the user yellowparrot's fairly rude comments.

It's interesting how the community primarily ganged up on him just for dissenting (okay, he did it in a rude way, but his points were valid). Supposedly the Internet is a place for people to show off their individuality, even stick it to the man, but the power of groupthink seems to overpower any individuals and breeds conformity among members, lest they be shunned by the greater community. Maybe this says something about the real world too. Maybe utopian ideals such as anarchism are just naturally doomed to fail because someone will always manage to gain power and control the rest of the populace through, as they called it in high school, "peer pressure". Maybe true individualism is an illusion that leaders exploit to give people a false sense of purpose(think of capitalism, for example; you can be an individual by buying the same things as everyone else). Eh, personally I'd rather stay true to myself and not give a damn about what the rest of the community thinks (within reasonable limits, of course), but human nature seems to hinder such attempts.

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  1. Hyatt's Avatar
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    God, so true. The only reason I'm staying there is because I'm one of the few who opposes the common beliefs there. People not only refuse to think that post Johto Pokemon is remotely good but they say if anyone likes Shinou more than Kanto, they should rewatch Kanto because apparently no one should be allowed to like post-Johto seasons there.

    It's tough staying there but it's something I have to do. X_X I dont want to imagine the stuff they'd get away with saying there.
  2. MetaRobo's Avatar
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    Serebii has a comparable amount of nostalgic idiots, but they're immediately subject to the awesome satirical powers of users such as Gravy and S. Suikun, which mitigates their influence. I'm also on there just to counterbalance the nostalgiaphiles, and also because they haven't got me yet....
  3. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Oh thank goodness, and I was thinking about creating an account there.
  4. MetaRobo's Avatar
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    Wow, I forgot the most crucial thing of all in my "reasons why Pokecommunity stinks" arguments:

    They take Weedle McHairybug seriously.
  5. Trainer-c's Avatar
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    I very rarely visit PC, so I had no idea such a climate existed there. Any forum that takes Weedle McHairybug seriously has got serious problems.
  6. Hyatt's Avatar
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    They take Weedle McHairybug seriously.
    They encourage him to do his boycott and say they're glad someone cares so much about Misty. But that's just the PC Misty club, which I also frequent. I make sure Weedle doesn't get away with saying certain things without an arguement.
  7. The Outrage's Avatar
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    Yeah, they encourage him, like any of them would actually follow him to do it.

    But this does explain his confidence in his crazy ideas.
  8. Hyatt's Avatar
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    He was so confident that he bought a new computer just to make that Bring-Misty-Back video he has on youtube.
  9. The Outrage's Avatar
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    he has a video o_O? Must watch.....

    Is it the three part thing? Now I want to do a youtube video following what I wrote about in my "the horrible truth"
  10. MetaRobo's Avatar
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    I planned on doing a YouTube video parodying Weedle to the song "How Could This Happen To Me", but I have little time for such affairs nowadays.
  11. Yamato-san's Avatar
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    flattering to hear myself mentioned. ^^ But I can't say my ban wasn't justified. The bitch running the fanfic section started to piss me off, and since I was only really going to Pokecommunity for that (and I stopped actually writing my fanfic a long time ago; I still have plans for a story, but I've relied on opinions from much better sources) and the Pokesho club, it was at that point that I didn't really give a shit whether or not I was banned. I kinda perused the rest of the forum a bit, put some retards in their place, and when all was said and done, I went back to the fanfiction lounge to personally saying "fuck you!" to half the regulars there (especially the mod) and post an image of some guy flipping the bird. XD

    I anticipated a ban, but I wasn't necessarily expecting a permaban (especially since their rules said you needed like 20 infractions for that). Ah well. I hate not knowing if someone left me a PM there, but I'm still participating in the Pokesho club in the shadows... less convenient now, but I'm managing (Crystal Clair and the club founder Shenlong are both awesome for acting as my links to the place). But man, I didn't expect my little spurt of rage to leave such an impression.

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