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Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Buckeyeskickbuttocks, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Hey, seriously, before this gets out of hand...

    I thought all this was in good fun, and I would hope that no one is taking their "membership" in one of these "fake parties" as some kind of statement regarding anything. I think, and Di, correct me if I'm wrong, the BKA was developed as a response to what some people think is a depature from the point of this board. Well, what is the point of this board?

    I don't pretend to know Clarity or his reasons very well. I do know that he has said he wants people to feel free to talk about whatever, as long as it's civil. He wants an on-line community. Well, that's a daunting task. I think it's pretty clear that that is a goal not without it's problems. Click-ish behavior is going to happen, and people will feel ... I don't know, alienated? But,the bottom line is, each of us needs to reflect a bit and ask, what is it we want out of BP? Personally, I want to keep informed about Buckeye football. But, I also want to be able to spout off about stuff in some form of reasoned debate. That said, I also like to inject what I consider comedy where appropriate, and I probably sometimes over do it. Sorry for the tangent. What I'm getting at is, and Clarity mentioned it on his announcement, let's not become what we purport to hate. Maybe I'm overreacting, or even overstepping my bounds, but it seems to me that something needed to be said before things get out of hand with this PCP and BKA stuff.

    Again, in my mind it's been about some on-line forum fun, nothing more, nothing less. I don't think "membership" in either of these "groups" has any real relevance to anything. That Clarity would allow it in the first place (and I say "allow" attempting to be devoid of identifying Clar as some kind of dictator) is what makes this place a great place to post. Let's not lose sight of that. BP is a great opportunity for us to exchange ideas about a great many things. I don't think it's wise to begin engaging in some kind of fake war for superiority as to what direction this site will go. This site will only go one direction, and that is the direction that it was built to go. The whole concept of "self policing" is key. I think that's why Di started the BKA thing. He's policing what he sees as detrimental to the point of this board. And, I can't say he's off base.

    Or, maybe Di really does want some kind of factions - I just seriously doubt it. On-line behavior is a microcosm of reality. There will be problems of this type - click v. click or whatever. But, if we - BPers - are to achieve Clarity's dream of having an online community devoted to open discussion and one that doesn't become exclusive or censoring (i.e. BN), I think we need to bear in mind, the behavior between PCP and BKA is potentially disasterous. I don't want this place lost, I know Clarity doesn't, and I doubt anyone reading this thread does. Indeed, if your here at all, and you disagree, you should get the fuck out right now.

    Again, maybe I'm out of line, and maybe I am making the wrong conclusion or estimation of what's going on here, but I thought something needed to be said before it gets out of hand. I mean, ultimately - played out to its end, if we indeed had two groups, one would lobby Clarity to start banning members of the other, and I don't think anyone wants this to be the case. So, again, ask yourself, why are you on this board? Is it some statement regarding your personality? Or is it a place to go, talk to other people about subjects you enjoy, most notably Buckeye football?
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i just joined to fit in :blush:
  3. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Awwww.... someone needs a hug. Not from me though (not that there is anything wrong with that)
  4. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    You're on the list

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  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Holy hell I cannot believe you just typed that entire mess over actual concern about two threads designed to have fun....

    Christ, are we the Sharks or the Jets??

    You emotional pansy, get off the damn soapbox :2004:
  6. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Sorry for worrying about it, but when Clarity writes a big assed announcment about the behavior going on I think it's worth addressing.

    OH, and 21, if you break in to dance and stuff, I'm putting it on your permanent record.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2004
  7. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    I'll stick to the buckeye planet party... BPP.

    Where all things ohio state are supreme... football is king and everything else just fades away.

    Personally I think you are all off your rockers if you take that stuff seriously.... but whoever thinks they can have a "party" with out a marine to stand guard doesn't know jack shiat!

  8. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    My point exactly.
  9. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    The BPP? What are you just trying to waste your vote? :p
  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Suddenly "Life of Brian" comes to mind.. I wonder why?

  11. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    BkB, I think you have a point. I agree that DiHard's original BKA post was probably in response to the PCP'ers random crap that we spew (well, I do anyway). I think that's a big part of why Clarity created the Paint Chip forum, and I believe we should keep this pseudo-political crap in that forum. I don't think anyone is close to getting out of control, but let's keep any "theme" type of stuff where it belongs. This open forum is for general type bullshit, like where to get a deal on a table lamp, or to explain that everyone here is just a piece-of-shit and great subject material for a thesis. :biggrin: I think we're all good, but from here on out, let's keep the paint chip shit in the paint chip forum. That may well solve all of this. If the bka party really takes off, then they will get their own forum, and they will keep all of their "political" stuff there. Remember, we're all here for two reasons: to support our beloved Buckeyes, and to shit on miSHITgan at every opportunity.
  12. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    That's way too logical. Did somebody forget to eat his paint chip this morning?
  13. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    As a member of the newly formed BKA I believe our response would be a Di-Hard like "fuck off"

  14. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    I am gonna agree with what bkb said, i was amused by the pcp, then the bka thing started and im sure most of it is in fun but i was a little worried and some of the posts did make me wonder who may be taking themselves too seriously but yea, im all for the BPP... long live tressel and clarity!!!
  15. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Jesus! I stay away from the board for a few hours, and come back to find a big, fat, sweaty, revolution underway. That's the last time I run off somewhere by myself with a big bag o' paint chips without telling anyone how to find (and revive) me.

    As far as the "serious" stuff on this thread goes, it's all just fun as far as I'm concerned.

    I'm a Paint Chipper, and although I'm not sure why, I'm proud.

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