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Why you left FGI

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Question: What was your primary reason for leaving FGI (or for reducing your participation there) in favor of this forum?
I wanted to get away from the other members. - 3 (50%)
I wanted to get away from the sponsors. - 0 (0%)
I didn't like the policies there. - 3 (50%)
I didn't like the useability of the site. - 0 (0%)
What is FGI? - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 6

 
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gleek
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Why you left FGI
« on: October 16, 2006, 03:14:59 PM »

I see some familiar user names, so I was just wondering about your reason for coming here.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 03:22:00 PM »

because everything i posted got deleted


you want another chess beatdown,  mr. bae?
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006, 03:32:28 PM »

because everything i posted got deleted


you want another chess beatdown,  mr. bae?
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I might be up for a match in a few weeks. Things are a little hectic right now.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2006, 04:16:32 PM »

I still hang out on FGI, but the reason I'm here is twofold:

1) When I first joined FGI, I was amazed because it was unique among online forums in that people respected each other and there was a great deal of camaraderie.  Now there seems to be quite a bit of animosity over there, and even folks that were civil in the past have been dragged into the bickering.

In a nutshell, the rancor outweighed the fun.

2) When someone would stand up and say, "what's happened to this place, it doesn't have to be this way", they'd be met with people calling them whiners or a response like "if you don't like it here, go start your own forum."

If you look at the Hall of Fame over there, many of them have moved on to other sites or rarely post on FGI anymore.  Also, Sponsors and Premium members were being ignored my management and bashed by mobs that so easily form over there once this week's target is selected.

Essentially, I thought that if management is willing to ignore Hall of Famers, Sponsors, and Premium Members, the people that contributed their time and money in making that place great, then FGI's best days are behind it.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2006, 04:45:36 PM »

I can't really vote for any of the reasons you've listed so I should probably shut up and go away as I'm serving no purpose here.

I still spend a lot of time over there, but I kind of like it here because so far dystopia has done a pretty good job of attracting people here who I like. Without naming names, there are those "over there" who insist on making everything unpleasant, controversial, and confrontational. By and large I'm able to ignore them, but some days it gets tough.

A sense of humor seems hard to come by at FGI some days. All the bitching about "he who must never be mentioned" making his WWE posts, chess rounds, whatever got pretty old. I still can't believe they're still whining about it over there. The bickering in the Equipment forums over the same old crap, a select few sponsors (or former sponsors) who couldn't seem to find enought to complain about, etc. I admit I've been dragged into the mud a couple of times, and I'm not totally without blame, but some days it seems too easy to be dragged down.

There are still a lot of people over there who I like, and it's still mostly fun, but it's nice to have a refuge here too. It's kinda like CheersGrin
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2006, 05:21:21 PM »



A sense of humor seems hard to come by at FGI some days. All the bitching about "he who must never be mentioned" making his WWE posts, chess rounds, whatever got pretty old. I still can't believe they're still whining about it over there.


realllly?
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2006, 05:43:23 PM »



A sense of humor seems hard to come by at FGI some days. All the bitching about "he who must never be mentioned" making his WWE posts, chess rounds, whatever got pretty old. I still can't believe they're still whining about it over there.


realllly?


yep, you should see the PM that I received when I asked why one of Aske's post was shutdown, but some dumb ass post by TheHose was allowed to go on.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 07:57:05 PM »

I guess the only reason I left was because FGI all of a sudden got blocked by my work 'Webmarshall', and dystopia sent me an email and invited me over here to have a look.... now if I could only get 'chat' working here....... Grin Grin
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 09:04:08 PM »

I'm stalking Spaceage

No reason, just did.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2006, 09:12:50 PM »

I'm stalking Spaceage

No reason, just did.

You know, steg, my SIL lives in Boise. Next time mrs. spaceage drags me up there to visit, I'm going to make you take me out for 18, and you'll have to be nice the whole time.  Devil
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2006, 09:15:05 PM »

I'm stalking Spaceage

No reason, just did.

You know, steg, my SIL lives in Boise. Next time mrs. spaceage drags me up there to visit, I'm going to make you take me out for 18, and you'll have to be nice the whole time.  Devil

wow, whatever would you two talk about?

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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2006, 09:16:25 PM »

I'm stalking Spaceage

No reason, just did.

You know, steg, my SIL lives in Boise. Next time mrs. spaceage drags me up there to visit, I'm going to make you take me out for 18, and you'll have to be nice the whole time.  Devil

wow, whatever would you two talk about?



Probably about how badly he's kicking my ass.  Cry
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2006, 10:51:12 PM »

I usually just browse the clubhouse for interesting topics, but don't log in and post.  Also jump in the chatroom from time to time and exchange howdy's with the usual late night chatters, twoiron, espe, supperman. 

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pretty much exactly why i left.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2006, 10:52:50 PM »

.... now if I could only get 'chat' working here....... Grin Grin

rats, I need to get back to finding a better chat option.  Sorry about that.
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Re: Why you left FGI
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2006, 06:51:05 AM »

I really didn't want to be a member at the sort of joint that would have me as a member.
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