All righty folkses... time to load up the tour bus. We're off on
that historical [hysterical?] tour of Complaint
today that we was promised. ;] And along the way...
we'll try to meet a few of our most colorful personalities. Me
you've already met... I mean our OTHER more colorful
personalities... One of the things I can see you're starting to
notice is that some of the regular names you've been seeing in the
apps forums are notably absent in here. Heh heh. A lot of them just
quietly go on about their bidness and never bother to drop in. And
I'm sure that a few of them look over into here averonce and awhile
in shock and dismay and exclaim: "My gods, what are those people
DOING in there?" *snicker* A lot of time we wonder that
ourselves... It's real easy to write off C&D
flame wars forum, when it really isn't. Trust me... over at Planet
GeForce there's an honest to gods "Flame Wars" forum... no holds
barred, abandon all hope ye that enter here. Drop in sometimes,
you'll see the difference right off. The now defunct 3DfxGamers.com
used to have a similar "What's on your minds" forum that served the
same function. Heh heh. I'm a graduate of that one. ;} Oh yeah, we
have flame wars... and some of them get pretty hot. Some of them
jest kinda fizzle... none of them get quite as tooth and claw as
some of the other forums I just mentioned. Maybe us artist types
are a bit more genteel? Nah... But - you're going to notice on the
list of reference threads that I've posted down there at the bottom
really a lot more of a catch all forum. That's where everything
loose at the site rolls inta eventually. We've done flames and site
wars. We've also done books, movies, conventions, poetry... if you
can think of it, we've done it. And we'll do it again, sooner or
later. There are some names you will see a lot. Mine for one - I
find the place vastly entertaining and I make no bones about it.
When we go to the back end and start forward, you'll also see a lot
of other regulars - some of which are no longer members, some of
which are. I won't list actual names ta pertect tha guilty. You'll
possibly think that its odd that in spite of my statements to the
contary... the very first thread I weighed in on there was a flame
thread. So why do I say it's not primarily a flame forum? Because
while that one was ongoing... there were at least two dozen others
ongoing at the same time that had absolutely nothing to do with
flaming. That's why we're starting in the back. If the references
to the place have gotten your curiousity up, you've already seen
some of the ongoing stuff. I want to show you what the place was
like when I joined... and how it's evolved. After all, C&D
can't be all bad. That's where I met Jackie and Wizzard... Later...
Sherman [Ironbear at Renderosity] Ironbear's Featured Column
Here's just a quickie selection of some threads to get
ya'll started... we'll dig back into the er, bowels of this forum
on our next installment before moving on. These are at least semi
current. Most of these are NOT flame threads, I'm sure ya'll kin
find those on yer own. ;]
Musings While the Snow Melts..
. 2/1/2001 A lengthy discussion
of all of the things that make life worthwhile...
Candidates for "Signs for the Stupid"..
1/30/2001 Something way
too entertaining to while away the moments with...
Somethings wrong... help needed...
2/16/2001 I have no earthly
idea what this one's about, but it's fun. ;]
Chihuahue caught shoplifting!
2/15/2001 And, we ALWAYS need our
stupid crook stories to liven the day. *snicker* This should get
you intruiged whilst I figger out how to profile the past history
of this weird and very entertaining forum.