Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Culture of Message Boards

Video game related Message boards seem to emphasize release dates, quotes of various outspoken developers, podcast discussions, and few high-brow discussions that ultimately are highjacked by short-attention spanned fools who haven't the patience to understand the topic. The problem I see in all of this is that there isn't much variety, and whenever a new, unique sort of topic arises, the community is apt to ignore it. This creates a sort of dynamic hierarchy within the community that sets the underlings as ones who only respond to the queries of the people who are vain enough to consider themselves intelligent, or at least moreso than that of their fellow community members.


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