You know, you'd think that considering the fact that we're all devout fans of a band with a rabid following, we'd be able to get along and be cordial. But nope, what could be a great median for discussion and fun has been turned into a war zone ruled by a few unbelievably immature cocky a******* with an internet connection who somehow consider themselves better than everyone else, cannot find it in their ability to do anything nice, and are so incredibly insecure about themselves that the only way they find satisfaction is through anonymously putting down others on a band's website. Most of the people are perfectly nice human beings who share a common interest and want to talk about it, but there's a small, extremely vocal percentage who feel the need to rule everything by being dicks.

When it started out, the forum was pretty pure, it was possible to have actual, meaningful discussions about my favorite band's music. But it's been going increasingly downhill, and seems to have hit rock bottom. No discussion can be posted without some idiot being rude to another person. Whatever, if it makes you feel good to fight over the internet, reevaluate your life decisions. Take your catty comments, precious little cliques, and utter douchiness somewhere else (myspace comes to mind). Or at least try to grow up a little bit please.

I fully expect to get plenty of comments telling me I'm an oversensitive idiot, plenty of sarcastic remarks, and probably a couple of pictures telling me how stupid I am. Thank you for those in advance. But maybe, just maybe, there's a few people here who agree and want to make the Weezer.com forum what it should be: a forum used to discuss Weezer in a slightly civil manor. If not, I guess we'll just have to deal with the jerks. But it certainly doesn't have to be that way.

 

Thank you.

 

(Update)

 

I've done som thinking about my above comments, and I'll admit to overrating about a few things. I do believe that the brutality of some comments on here should be toned down a little, but unfortunately, in the age of the internet where anybody can say anything without any consequences, it's to be expected. To be clear, I have no problem whatsoever about correcting grammatical errors. It's a pet peeve of mine, and I've been known to jump on others for misuse. What I mind is when someone asks where they can get SS2K, and they're sarcastically asked if they have the internet. I mind when someone asks for guitar tips because they're a beginning, to be barraged by photo's harassing their inexperience. I mind when I post the list of my favorite Weezer songs that I've put a lot of though it into looking for some positive criticism, and an immediately told that I need to take it down and think about it some more. Is this true harassment? Of course not. I have absolutely no problem with ball-busting and having fun, but I think there's a fine line, and it's too often passed. I've been guilty of it many a time, and I'll almost certainly do it again. But for right now for this forum, there's really nothing I can do about it but try and put up with it, which I've done for a while now, and I guess it just came to a head tonight (spare the jokes). I just wish that a few individuals would think about what they say before they post. They're probably not aware how hurtful it could possibly be.

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I'm moving this to atnw. 
I Couldn't agree more. I joined a couple days ago and have seen so much s*** by some of these guys, just harassing others.
If you really have a problem with what people are saying to you, you should contact a mod or an admin and inform them of your dilemma instead of just making a rant on the forum. 
glad im not the only one
It's been bugging me for months. Figured I could maybe get a few people on my side here.

America said:
glad im not the only one
You guys could always message me and I could see what I could do?
I'll admit that I probably should have. I was just fired up at that moment. My apologies. Though I felt it needed to be put out there. Maybe at least one guy will read it and realize how wearing it can be.

Michael Rowland (NOT GOHI) said:
You guys could always message me and I could see what I could do?
Yeah. Gohi gets all the credit for coming up with that solution. Waddup wit dat?!?
Haha. Sorry. Thanks to you too.

Farkas said:
Yeah. Gohi gets all the credit for coming up with that solution. Waddup wit dat?!?
Nobody is forcing you to stay. If you don't like it, then I suggest you go somewhere else. If there is true harassment then take it up with a mod and quit your b*******.
Right. Because Weezer.com is the place to harass people off. Really making sense there. Honestly, if you somehow believe that this forum is a place for douchebags to spend their free time between stealing little kid's lunch money, maybe it's not me who doesn't belong here.

Birdmagon said:
Nobody is forcing you to stay. If you don't like it, then I suggest you go somewhere else. If there is true harassment then take it up with a mod and quit your b*******.

"When it started out, the forum was pretty pure"

 

how long have you been here again?

 

"in a slightly civil manor"

 

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