PeteP wrote:*shrugs* I don't care why FaiD, but I will say that I prefer it to the rest of the forum. I guess it's mostly the community and not that it's unmoderated, but the lack of moderation might have contributed to forming the current community.
It's a harsh place full of people who are harsh not because they're harsh, but because they're protective of what they have going on, and they OMNIMEGALOATHE people who are disruptive to the collective feel. New people are always nice. New assholes are not.
Or, as one of the topics in FaiD is titled...
Unmoderated =/= being an obnoxious shithead.
Menacing Spike wrote:
Jorpho wrote:a community where people are so inclined to rip into each other that the activity requires its own sanctioned space
You haven't seen the reactions of some people to some of the stuff I post here. They don't need sanctioned space obviously.
.... heh. That's funny, as I've yet to see someone not be vicious to you. Some impoliteness when needed, sure, but not vicious. FaiD is vicious when you fuck up.
It's General, if General was staffed by ninjas who stabbed you every time you fuck up, and was on a tightrope above a pit of acid. That's on fire. And full of sharks. Who roar bears. Armed with lasers. That are also on fire. Don't ask how lasers can be on fire, they just are. And everyone remembers every time you fucked up in the past, and aren't above shoving you ever now and again if you aren't improving.
In short.. it's not for everyone. It's also, though unmoderated, more harshly moderated than several other places on the Forum. Because.. like I said, if you make a joke in poor taste here, you'll get a comment or two calling you out on it, and that's probably it. Two pages in FaiD, with lengthy illustrations of how you're a terrible person and should feel terrible.
It's not for everyone, and it's a rare person who can join and fit in immediately without a fair amount of lurking. Lurk More. Always. There is no wrong time to lurk more. FaiD takes itself absolutely seriously, except when it doesn't. And parody threads. Oh god, the parody threads. Or spinoff threads. Or someone saw a funny comment and made a thread about it. Or in reference to it. Hypotheticals don't stay hypotheticals long, as recently illustrated by TheGrammarBolshevik off a comment from myself at the expense of Weeks.