At 10/1/10 01:04 AM, RobotTaco wrote:
At 10/1/10 12:59 AM, RicePirate wrote:
And it just so happens that the staff of Newgrounds decided to celebrate this upcoming day. (or at least some of them)I suppose this is true. I'm nowhere near influential or recognized to be listened to, regardless of my intentions, though that will not stop me from making clear why I, and perhaps many others, oppose this.
But still, the point of an a BBS system is discussion. Discussion is based off the bouncing of ideas off of one another. It is impossible to hold a meaningful discussion without opposing viewpoints.
And I just wanted to make clear, this is a bad idea.
No need to beat a dead horse...
you're absolutely right, in that the BBS is a place to bounce ideas ... however, I think the resistance you're experiencing from many of the posters is coming from the definitive nature of your statements... there is nothing "bounce"-like about what you've been saying.
You're to make very concrete, static comments that do not invite any kind of discussion whatsoever.
If you really wanted to utilize the discussion-oriented spirit of the BBS, you'd actually open it up, perhaps a question like, "I don't see why someone dying is a reason to suddenly revere their work, I'd like to know why the staff feels this particular person is so important."
Otherwise, posting definitive negations of the upcoming Staff sanctioned tribute day is really just trolling.