Okay. We all know now that Vidkid just got banned, and Lunabear too. We know that trolls are running rampant on the forum, but decent simmers get the axe. We know that the Powers That Be are calling all of these asinine glitches "bloopers"...we know that the forum is just JACKED UP and they want to cover it up and call the shit "maintenance". You can be banned for fucking NOTHING -- I was too.
My question is...
why in the name of Will Wright's bunghole do we STAY there? We post pictures and share sim stories, yes, but we also get caught up in drama. We participate in fights and ridiculous silliness. We end up pissed off and frustrated and arguing with 8 year olds. If you are 16, 19, 15, 30 years old...would you waste your time arguing with some brain-dead 8 or 12 year old stranger on the street? Why the HELL do we waste our time there?
The Sims 3 Forum caters to the LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR, that being the kiddies, the 8's and the 12's (and NOT the intelligent ones). We can't post anything funny -- NO NO! It might be offensive to sensitive eyes & ears. We can't give out our email addresses or blog links -- NO NO! Some naive 12 might give out ALL of his info and get abducted and groped by a bunch of midget pedo daycare workers. We can't post links to content that could TRULY, HONESTLY actually HELP other simmers -- NO NO! Some fuckin' baby might see *gasp* a bad word or a LINK to 'questionable' content! They give us fugly-ass backgrounds to go on those sorry-ass boring avatars and a bunch of puke-inducing stickers that I would've laughed at even when I was 8 myself. Can ya fuckin' FIX anything? Can ya lift the ban axe for 10 mu'fuckin minutes? Can ya treat a mu'fucka like the PAYING CUSTOMERS WE ARE????
If you went to the store and got treated that badly, wouldn't you stop shopping at that store? If every time you went to a certain restaurant you got that same reception, wouldn't you fuckin' stop eating there? If your kid's daycare center was that jacked up, wouldn't you stop taking your goddamned kid there? Then why the hell can't we do that with ts3.com? Why do we not only put up with it, but support the muthafuckers??? WHY DO WE DO IT?
I'm guilty of hanging over there just like anyone else. I guess we all WANT it to be better, and because it's not 100% bad 100% of the time, we put up with it. Women get emotionally and verbally abused by their boyfriend & husbands, but don't leave because "at least he doesn't BEAT me!" Since you're not getting hit, you stay. It's that goddamned mentality. We all have buddies over there that we love talking to, but dammit can't we talk to them somewhere else and have much, much more freedom???
Things will NOT -- I repeat, will NOT change over there. If we keep doing what we're doing, then we're doing it with FULL FUCKING KNOWLEDGE of the way things operate, and we just say 'fuck it' and keep posting. That's about the size of it.
Am I going over there right now to see what's new? Yep. Why? (a) Because I want to see if there is anyone I can help with some problem, (b) because I want to lurk in on some drama unfolding, (c) because I'm a FUCKING MORON, or (d) all of the above. Which do YOU think it is? Which is it for you personally?