Kinetic II wrote:Photoshop is overrated. I'll stick with Paint Shop Pro.
I dont know I kinda like Photoshop 7.1 and Paintshop pro both.
But wait this is the "Negativity on the eplaya " thread.
Not everything in the world or Burning Man is perfect and if you set that as your expectation, you will be let down and frustrated with life quite a bit.
too true. after all, it was obvious that the prior eplaya was not perfect either. i think it's just that we were hoping that if things changed that it might be an improvement, or maybe just the same but different, or maybe even just a little bit worse.
i definitely don't feel like one of the in crowd over there. i'm not an old hat. i have no connection any more. there are other people who influence the tone way more than i do, or ever did. that may be why i don't like it, but i don't think so. i think it's because there a lot of self absorbed idiots. it's almost like jerry dunphy, except that there's a lot of them and none of thnem have any more of a life than i do...
.III, I disagree with your evaluation of your role on the eplaya. While you may be absent in this latest incarnation of it, you were a major presence in the eplaya as most of us knew it. Anyone who stuck around long enough could easily see through your sarcasm and occasional fuckwit flames (that should be read as "flaming of fuckwits", rather than ascribing the term as an adjective to your posts) to see that your motivation came from an interest in that board as a community
i won't deny that i was, or even tried to be influential. but i also tried to allow it to follow in its own current, and go along for the ride, occaisionally dipping in an oar to nudge where things were going. that's completely different from the all out volume based firefight that's going on there now. i have neither the desire nor the ability to be constructive in that sort of erosive environment.
III wrote:i like gimp.
herself wrote:de facto, I can appreciate your post. But I don't particularly feel it's my responsibility to make anyone feel 'welcome' here. You find your way here, check it out, and leave if you don't like it. There is no welcoming committee.
herself wrote:. I understand that this place is now trying to emphasize a certain level of niceness because it doesn't want poor little sensitive burnie babies fleeing. But being nice is not what being online is about, as far as I'm concerned.
DE FACTO wrote:That is just so embarrassing. I've never posted but I thought if I were to post , it better be for a good reason. I thought that was a good enough one.
Tiara wrote:I'm just going to pop in here real quick with a little bit of unsolicited advice. . . when quoting another person's words from another thread, or another site altogether, it would be appropriate to provide a link to the original post so that readers have the opportunity to view it in the context in which it was posted.
Thanks for listening. Really. I'm not just trying to be a jerk. Rather, I'm trying to nudge things in a more positive direction and avoid future misunderstandings.