User talk:Rafe Alexander
RE: Rudeness in the Builds section[edit source]
So as not to litter the discussion area of my build E/N Earth Turret Build I can address my detractors here more appropriately.
If I am rude, it is only in the face of rudeness...
It occurs to me I shot myself in the foot using the word spam in my build description, but that was to keep it as concise as possible. Somehow I doubt it would have made a difference in the outcome of the process. In the end I'm no more rude than the group of buzzards who are bogarting the builds system here. Yes, indeed the reasons behind almost all the votes in the vetting of almost any of the given builds on this entire site are bogus. The piddly reasons attached are with few exceptions (usually reserved for recognized contributors) a masked politness eg. disingenuous, and unabashedly fail to address the ideas presented.
This is disrespectful to not only the author but the process, the people who come to browse the section, and the site itself. It's uncouth at best. There should be a glut in the untested builds section instead of the unviable section, but a select group of maybe a dozen people routinely vet out new builds that aren't from their community or a known contributor in a matter of less than 2-3 hours. The process itself only takes about 10 minutes, as three voters come in and shoot three "unfavored" votes--adding some drivelly comment to appease who knows. Then the cleaner comes in and moves it away from their showcase--the untested section--and into the pile of inviable builds. This is your GuildWiki "community" at work. There's no testing involved, which aparently is unWikilike or something. There certainly isn't an real examination of the concept, however well spelled out or articulated in the intended concise descriptions of the builds, nomatter how well written. In most cases it seems the build itself wasn't even read. Shame on all of you, and your egotistical abuse and monopolization of this section!--Rafe Alexander 08:58, 17 February 2007 (CST)
- Pfft. Plus points for being melodramatic, but you blow things way out of proportion and at the same time insult your fellow users by (a) criticizing their intelligence and (b) engaging in petty name-calling. If you don't like the site, why are you even here in the first place? Just to criticize us? Hmmf... (T/C) 06:02, 19 February 2007 (CST)