Something my father use to say. The current state of comments.

I guess,

Like with most things in life or on the internet this was to be expected. I have been noticing the comments here getting worse by the day.

I find myself enjoying a great number of videos on giantbomb. I then glance down at the comments to see a torrent of horse cock in the comments.

Here is where my fathers saying comes in, The saying is, "You can't win for loosing." I don't know where exactly that comes from. It normally is said when everything you attempt to do goes tits up for no damn good reason. In this case You are doing things and everybody is bitching for no good reason.

A few examples,

You do a video with double fine, and harmonix that are both pretty damn great. Glance at the comments "I AM SO SICK OF ALL THESE QUICK LOOK EX'S!!! YOU'VE DONE TOO MANY!"

You don't do a video because there really isn't anything worth a shit going on, and half your staff is out of the office first thing you post after a couple days gets comments of "HOLY SHIT DO MORE CONTENT!"

Jeff does a video for a game he isn't really feeling and states as much before starting the video (which is reflected in his lack of interest in the game but still gives a pretty long look of something he's not enjoying) "YOU GUYS ARE JUST PHONING THIS SHIT IN NOW IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT, JUST DON'T DO A VIDEO!" or "THIS MAKES THE GAME LOOK BAD HOW DARE YOU!"

Brad plays a game... If he takes his time "I HATE THE WAY HE PLAYS HE'S TOO CAREFUL AND ANAL!" If he just rushes like he normally does without giving at shit "BRAD HAS NO SKILL AS A GAME PLAYER! HE'S SO BAD I QUESTION IF HE HAS EVER PLAYED A GAME!"

Patrick is in the quick look, "STFU PATRICK YOU HIPSTER!" , "RANDOM UNJUST HATRED!" , "FUCK YOUR HAIR!" , and so on so forth. The guy really iesn't all that bad you should give him a chance.

I could go on, I think they point is proven though. So you guys Want things but, Hate everything being done. Yes I know, "wecome to the internet" and all that. I uess since I've been here for a while. I expected a higher form of cretin to be here.

So john drake sparkle crotch is not wanted because your sick of quick look EX's also happy action theater is gone too. Even Ryan screaming at poor german fellows to "GET THAT CHEST, GET THAAT CHEST!!" is out as well. All because there are 2 letters that don't always mean the same thing at the end of it. I pretty much say, "Fuck You!" to that very notion. If the devs would of wanted to sit in on "Pid" I guess you assholes would of also thought it was a crime against man to have yet another EX? Instead of brad playing it. Honestly this is just silly and the point being. They can't win so back to the saying "They can't win for loosing!"

I for one have enjoyed everything I have watched the past few months. And I'm working myself back into the habit of not looking down at the comments...

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Posted by linus_south

I guess,

Like with most things in life or on the internet this was to be expected. I have been noticing the comments here getting worse by the day.

I find myself enjoying a great number of videos on giantbomb. I then glance down at the comments to see a torrent of horse cock in the comments.

Here is where my fathers saying comes in, The saying is, "You can't win for loosing." I don't know where exactly that comes from. It normally is said when everything you attempt to do goes tits up for no damn good reason. In this case You are doing things and everybody is bitching for no good reason.

A few examples,

You do a video with double fine, and harmonix that are both pretty damn great. Glance at the comments "I AM SO SICK OF ALL THESE QUICK LOOK EX'S!!! YOU'VE DONE TOO MANY!"

You don't do a video because there really isn't anything worth a shit going on, and half your staff is out of the office first thing you post after a couple days gets comments of "HOLY SHIT DO MORE CONTENT!"

Jeff does a video for a game he isn't really feeling and states as much before starting the video (which is reflected in his lack of interest in the game but still gives a pretty long look of something he's not enjoying) "YOU GUYS ARE JUST PHONING THIS SHIT IN NOW IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT, JUST DON'T DO A VIDEO!" or "THIS MAKES THE GAME LOOK BAD HOW DARE YOU!"

Brad plays a game... If he takes his time "I HATE THE WAY HE PLAYS HE'S TOO CAREFUL AND ANAL!" If he just rushes like he normally does without giving at shit "BRAD HAS NO SKILL AS A GAME PLAYER! HE'S SO BAD I QUESTION IF HE HAS EVER PLAYED A GAME!"

Patrick is in the quick look, "STFU PATRICK YOU HIPSTER!" , "RANDOM UNJUST HATRED!" , "FUCK YOUR HAIR!" , and so on so forth. The guy really iesn't all that bad you should give him a chance.

I could go on, I think they point is proven though. So you guys Want things but, Hate everything being done. Yes I know, "wecome to the internet" and all that. I uess since I've been here for a while. I expected a higher form of cretin to be here.

So john drake sparkle crotch is not wanted because your sick of quick look EX's also happy action theater is gone too. Even Ryan screaming at poor german fellows to "GET THAT CHEST, GET THAAT CHEST!!" is out as well. All because there are 2 letters that don't always mean the same thing at the end of it. I pretty much say, "Fuck You!" to that very notion. If the devs would of wanted to sit in on "Pid" I guess you assholes would of also thought it was a crime against man to have yet another EX? Instead of brad playing it. Honestly this is just silly and the point being. They can't win so back to the saying "They can't win for loosing!"

I for one have enjoyed everything I have watched the past few months. And I'm working myself back into the habit of not looking down at the comments...

Posted by Sploder

People killing people dying, the children hurt and you hear them cryin.' If you practice what you preach, then you turn the other cheek. Father father father help us we need some guidance from above, people got me got me questioning, where is the love?

Edited by Cloudenvy

@Sploder said:

People killing people dying, the children hurt and you hear them cryin.' If you practice what you preach, then you turn the other cheek. Father father father help us we need some guidance from above, people got me got me questioning, where is the love?

It just ain't the same, always unchanged new days are strange, is the world insane? If love and peace are so strong why are there pieces of love that don't belong? Nations droppin' bombs, chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones with ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young, so ask yourself is the lovin' really gone.

EDIT: But yeah, opinions!

Edited by Viking_Funeral

You can't win for loosing? What are we loosing? Does it have something to do with the aforementioned horse cock?

Oh, and welcome to the internet. You claim to have already been welcomed, but I don't think you have. Some of us have been here since the mid-90s. Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it. The most important part is that you expressed your opinion that you don't like others' opinions, and won't be reading them... and that it's important that we know this. EDIT: Also, loosing horse cock.

Posted by TheHT

I remember the old days, when people were complaining about the Ryan/Brad feud. Just be nice to him Ryan! Gosh!

Posted by Sploder
@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

You can't win for loosing? What are we loosing? Does it have something to do with the aforementioned horse cock?

Oh, and welcome to the internet. You claim to have already been welcomed, but I don't think you have. Some of us have been here since the mid-90s. Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it. The most important part is that you expressed your opinion that you don't like others' opinions, and won't be reading them... and that it's important that we know this. EDIT: Also, loosing horse cock.

My greatest fear is horse cock being on the loose.
Posted by zungerman090

You should see Youtube comments on Giantbomb videos then. Ten times as bad.

Posted by Dixavd

You do realise that most of these people in the comments who have problems with things are not the same people right? Like the people who get annoyed at QL: EXs are not necessarily the same people who get annoyed when some main crew members play in certain ways (and vice versa). That these are all minority groups who are simply responding what they think the videos where they make sense; and generally in all walks of life, when someone feels negatively about something they are more likely to actively respond (with the ones who find something extremely positive to react the second loudest, leaving the least vocal - but the actually majority - being those who are neutral to things or that it fit exactly with how they are expect - as in most of what peoples reactions are to watching Giantbomb content).

And simply playing to the Appeal to Ridicule fallacy (using all capitals for the arguments and describing them as if there are no redeeming qualities are within them) doesn't actual mean that the arguments aren't fair problems to have and that the opinions aren't totally valid (and simply opinions which happen to differ from yours).

Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER

Sorry?

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@linus_south said:

I have been noticing the comments here getting worse by the day.

I noticed that too. People here used to be more civilsed, not so loud, not so obnoxious about their opinions. Maybe I'm just having a wrong imige about how the community operated.

Posted by Bocam

I want to "FUCK YOUR HAIR!" Patrick... wait, what?

Posted by CookieMonster

I think your argument went tits up when you spelt 'losing' wrong.

Posted by EpicSteve

Haters gonna hate.

Posted by Elazul

@GenocidalKitten said:

Different people are saying these things, the same person isn't simultaneously under the opinion that Brad is both playing too carefully and too recklessly.

For the love of god, this. It's one thing complaining about the general negativity of the comments (christ, it's almost like were on the internet or something), but phrasing it as if there's something wrong with a wide cross-section of people having a wide cross-section of opinions is just baffling.

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

They should just hire , then everyone can yell at him instead.

Posted by DukesT3

@Sploder said:

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

You can't win for loosing? What are we loosing? Does it have something to do with the aforementioned horse cock?

Oh, and welcome to the internet. You claim to have already been welcomed, but I don't think you have. Some of us have been here since the mid-90s. Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it. The most important part is that you expressed your opinion that you don't like others' opinions, and won't be reading them... and that it's important that we know this. EDIT: Also, loosing horse cock.

My greatest fear is horse cock being on the loose.

don't ever go to Bangkok. Jesus...

Posted by Sploder
@LooseChange said:

@Sploder said:

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

You can't win for loosing? What are we loosing? Does it have something to do with the aforementioned horse cock?

Oh, and welcome to the internet. You claim to have already been welcomed, but I don't think you have. Some of us have been here since the mid-90s. Don't worry. You'll get the hang of it. The most important part is that you expressed your opinion that you don't like others' opinions, and won't be reading them... and that it's important that we know this. EDIT: Also, loosing horse cock.

My greatest fear is horse cock being on the loose.

don't ever go to Bangkok. Jesus...

Yeah I know man, I watched The Hangover 2. Probably the most shocking documentary I've ever seen.
Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Yeah, this is human nature.
People are spoiled as shit, they can't appreciate what they have and just hoard them games as if they're status symbols.
Go fucking play that backlog, go make your own videos and website, or just shut the fuck up and enjoy what other people are busting their chops to make.

Posted by falserelic

Its the internet people don't give a shit about hurting people feelings. To them its fun and amusing just ignore those people and move on.

Posted by RollingZeppelin

Surely it should be "you can't win for losing" not loosing?

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Has anyone actually ever insulted Patrick's hair? I'd think his hair would be a unifying force of goodness.

Posted by laserbolts

You got a problem with horse cock?

Posted by JeanLuc

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:

They should just hire , then everyone can yell at him instead.

We'll yell at him because he's the hero the giantbomb community deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll attack him, because he can take it.

Posted by Fat_Magnum

Less civilised?

Well, I knoweth not what thine and thy cretinous cohorts make utterance of! This here site of webbery is the most civilised piece on internet this side of the mississip! Just mind that we can;t win on account of the loose horse cocks here and about and you'll be fine.

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@Dixavd said:

And simply playing to the Appeal to Ridicule fallacy (using all capitals for the arguments and describing them as if there are no redeeming qualities are within them) doesn't actual mean that the arguments aren't fair problems to have and that the opinions aren't totally valid (and simply opinions which happen to differ from yours).

I was about to say that.

Also, you're acting as if any criticism is unwarranted and unjust, which makes no sense. I'd rather be in a community where people criticize a little too much than be in one where nobody ever criticizes anything to avoid looking negative or anti-GB. Some people absolutely go too far, but you're lumping in a small minority of dumb criticism with (I think) the vast majority of reasonable stuff, and condemning it all as if it's equal.

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" is a stupid way of living your life -- it just leads to pent up resentment, and nobody can get better if they don't know that people don't like what they're doing. Praise (and even ambivalence) matters a lot more coming from someone who will also criticize openly.

EDIT: I wasn't going to go here, but your sloppy grammar, random capitalization, and insane line breaks are also problem I've been seeing on GB lately.

Posted by psylah

FuckPatricksHair.com is the name of my paysite.

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

@JeanLuc: Exactly, that's why I love Matt Kessler. He would give us a Quick Look of the Last Story, but everyone would yell at him for playing it ALL WRONG!!! This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by killacam

this guy are sick

Posted by dudeglove

I have to admit I laughed at "torrent of horse cock", although that's a bit unfair against horses.

Posted by TooWalrus

This reminds me of something my grand-pappy used to say... "haters gonna hate"


..truely some words of wizdom.

Posted by TheSouthernDandy
@MooseyMcMan

Has anyone actually ever insulted Patrick's hair? I'd think his hair would be a unifying force of goodness.

Even his haters can't deny the magnificence of that hair.

You're not wrong sometimes reading the comments can be a real drag. People can be turds. It's still better here then most places.
Posted by Ghost_Cat

Well, Giantbomb did join up with Gamespot under CBSI, which brings them more traffic. With more traffic comes different minds and different opinions, so none of this surprises me.

Posted by Chiefslapaho

There are several things that contribute to this. I think some people shit all over Patrick because they're jealous of him. When i listen to a podcast it feels like being in the room with the guys so I'm guessing other people do to. Patrick coming in probably makes a lot of people think "WHY NOT MEE!". Probably because he is a really hard worker and knows his shiznit. Another thing is its A LOT easier to get feedback with a negative comment than a nice one. People are just baiting others for attention. If someone says "Hey nice job" or "Fuck your face you doosh pile homo" you're probably going to respond to the second. Just ignore them. When i leave a comment I always try to imagine I'm sitting there looking at the person. There are some things you wouldn't say to people's faces so pretend you're face to face.

Posted by SlightConfuse

I just want Ryan to not spend half the video in a menu

Posted by GunslingerPanda

My father used to say "Learn to spell so you don't look like an idiot on the internet."

Thanks, dad.

Edited by Splodge

@dudeglove said:

I have to admit I laughed at "torrent of horse cock", although that's a bit unfair against horses.

Plenty of horse cock torrents if you look for em. All the horses are of age, and if they want to use their bodies that way, who are we to stop them?

So much Neigh-ativity.

Posted by Jams

@GunslingerPanda said:

My father used to say "Learn to spell so you don't look like an idiot on the internet."

Thanks, dad.

You're welcome.

Posted by wjb

@MooseyMcMan said:

Has anyone actually ever insulted Patrick's hair? I'd think his hair would be a unifying force of goodness.

I forgot who it was -- I suppose it doesn't matter -- but there was one member giving a handful of frivolous reasons for disliking Patrick in one of the many anti-Patrick threads, and hair was one of them. I hope he was kidding, but he was a little too bothered by Patrick's hair. It became ugly.

Also: RANDOM UNJUST HATRED!

Posted by prestonhedges

Just put on a happy face, man! Let a smile be your umbrella. I think negative comments are great! Where would we be without negative comments? Nowhere, that's where!

Posted by kermoosh

people use caps lock on this site?

Posted by artofwar420

I feel like we're rapping. Are we all rapping here?

Mogul get emotional.

Too many roommates in the kitchen. Leave me with dirty dishes.

Posted by Aleryn

I relate to the OP's annoyance. Unfortunately I think it's just a byproduct of a website being successful and slowly gaining more attention of the the internet over time.

Posted by 49th

I don't know man, criticism helps people to improve.

Posted by Vinny_Says

YOUR DAD IS AN IDIOT AND SO IS HIS SAYING

like that? am I doing it rite?

I don't know mayne, complaining about something that is so inherent to the internet is like an old woman complaining that the sidewalks are built to high or that winter is too cold. You say the comments are getting worse by the day, but what exactly is over the limit? Give me an example of what would be crossing the line, and when or if we reach it then we can have this thread again and do nothing about it because it's the internet.

Posted by ProfessorEss

I kind of think Giant Bomb is reaping what they sow. 
 
Yes the internet is a pretty negative place in general, but I think the negativity of the staff is directly encouraging and nurturing the negativity of this community. 

Posted by mutha3

I prefer the Giantbomb community's occasional bitchiness over a nest of sycophants like, say, TGWTG.

Posted by Svenzon

I don't read comments anymore. Not here, not on YouTube, not anywhere. Christ, I installed a plugin that let me hide YouTube comments so I wouldn't be tempted to look at them. The Internet can be a great thing, but most of the people using it can fuck right off.

Posted by CL60
@SlightConfuse
I just want Ryan to not spend half the video in a menu
This. I skip through a lot of videos because they're sitting there doing absolutely nothing for like 15 minutes.
Posted by TheDudeOfGaming

People like to bitch. Can't really say why, but there it is, now you know.

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