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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    That only happens if I don't like them.
    Joostin whistles innocently.
    Ultimate ban hammer? See this is just one reason why you can't get the ban hammer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    I fixed your typo.
    Well, half-fixed it; I fixed the other half, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    That only happens if I don't like them.
    Joostin whistles innocently.
    Tantalus Field, a la "Mirror, Mirror" --- just like draino, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    And then some of us will point out the illogic (more commonly known as FAIL) to others --- or even worse, the total lack of information (example: "My Wiis broke. What's wrong with it/how can I fix it?")
    And that's one of the things we love about you! That's fun too sometimes. An occasional fail pic or video is sometimes deserving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    In the past people have usually been grateful to get help, and will follow directions. Maybe two weeks ago, I started having to put emphasis on following all the steps by writing it in bold or underlining them. That worked for about a week. After that, I started telling people to follow all directions twice, once in the instructions, and once at the end of the post. The past couple of days, I've noticed newbies saying "no" flat out.

    This whole thing has started to try my patience, and I've started acting a bit harsh. I know that doesn't help, and it may even be making the situation worse. It gets harder to help people if they won't accept it. It's not about people no longer saying "thanks so much" after being helped, although I will admit it was nice. It's that I've started typing instructions and suspecting them to be ignored.

    Has anyone else noticed this, or have people just been acting like this to me?
    I haven't been active for a while so i wouldn't know but that sounds bad, i personally would flip out on a newbie who would just say "no"after i type out instrucions. Oh, but i wouldn't flip out by postiing, just curse them under my breath
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    lol is there? hope i dont get banned XD
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    Godot- As they say, a cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal.
    Phoenix- I believe the correct definition for a cornered fox is "scared and petrified".
    Godot- ...Your animal analogies have grown tiresome!

    A prosecutor once said: "Real men press thanks when helped out, the rest don't drink enough coffee"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    I think there is a "no witchcraft" clause in the forum rules.
    Does that apply to demonic powers too?

    Said as I cast Unholy Blight. (Nerdy D&D reference)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    Ugh, there is a pack of D&D nerds going through SNU. I first ran into them while watching a LOTR marathon. I was curious about D&D for a few minutes, but then they started yelling things like "That orc rolled a 7!" and I fled the scene before I got infected.
    Good for your imagination...Bad for your social life. I used to play when I was young.
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    Ugh, I'm beginning to hate this.

    I do not put things down until I solve it (which is why I took a week out of my life trying to get my cIOS and USB Loader GX installed when I was still a newblet at this. Keep in mind I didn't use a WiiHacks guide, and I'm perfectly content where I am, so don't start lecturing me.).

    But if it comes to a point where they're just plain rude, I leave.

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    I know this one has you guys a bit ruffled, and understandably so. Wiihacks is an intensely popular forum, and as such we tend to attract all kinds of people. Unfortunately this also includes those people who lack a sense of awareness for the feelings of others, it includes others who only want to start arguments for the sake of starting arguments, and it includes all kinds of people who think they have the privilege of acting how they please behind a computer screen.

    Generally the member base here is an amazing group of people who come with the intent of helping one another, or simply receiving help and moving on with their lives. But occasionally there are small waves of troublemakers who find their way to us. Usually they are dealt with by staff in a private manner and either set straight or dismissed from the forum (either temporarily until they've had the chance to cool down, or entirely). However, and for the first time in a while, we now have a very steady and quite large group of regular contributing members here who interact with "newbies" on a very regular basis.

    As comes with everything in life, contributing here has its ups and its downs. It is unfortunate though when comments like the above are directed toward the decent and well-intended. To an extent a person has to develop very thick skin against comments like this, as it does and will happen again.

    We appreciate everyone who makes an effort to contribute on this site, and we think it's awesome that so many of you regulars love hanging out and chatting with each other while taking the time to help others. Just know that the staff side understands how you all feel and empathize with you on subjects like this.

    Concerning those other types of members: What goes around comes around.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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