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#1 Posted by CaptainCody (1551 posts) -

As with all of the Whiskey Media Family, I have some level of interest with the subjects regarding the correlating site. Yet, out of curiousity brought to me through reading an article placed on the footer over here I ended up in the Comin Vine forums, and wow.. they're pretty awful. Maybe it's my perspective of forums due to not exploring them much outside of Giant Bomb. Although, the popularity of Comic Vine may also contribute to what I consider a pretty awful message board. While their are the obvious, "Hey, these users are alright." duders floating about I found most of the threads pretty intolerable.  
 
But hey, tell me your opinion about them and feel free to throw some gems of text if you find any in here, this is by no means a hate thread just something I'm curious about in a broader view, and feel free to add what you think may be the worse forum in existance if you have the unfortunate title of discovering it.
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#2 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2539 posts) -

I think 4chan wins by default.

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#3 Posted by vaiz (3064 posts) -

There are a select group of users at CV I like. And other than that, I avoid everyone, as it seems (somewhat ironically), most of them can't do grammar or spelling.

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#4 Posted by amomjc (978 posts) -

The first couple of posts for (good) articles I have found that people are generally nice and share a good bit of useful information or personal perspectives I don't always agree with but appreciate their existence. I rarely ever go into the forums at any site, even Giantbomb, past the front-page because it is just a breeding ground of internet trolls. You will find that everywhere, and I cannot agree that Comic Vine comes any where close to ranking with some sites I have been to.

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#5 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3510 posts) -

Hey, guys! I heard that Anime Vice sucks, too! And all the weirdos congregate at Tested! Screened? Full of pansies. Giantbomb? The last bastion of sanity on the Internet.

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#6 Posted by Commando (1999 posts) -

I bet they sometimes come over here to laugh at how weird the Giant Bomb forums are. I mean we're all a bunch of fucked up lunatics here!

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#7 Posted by patrick (583 posts) -

That's a rather dark kettle you've got there.

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#8 Posted by GalacticPunt (1461 posts) -

@punkxblaze said:

it seems (somewhat ironically), most of them can't do grammar or spelling.

That's what confuses the hell out of me. I lurk on all the Whiskey sites, and somehow the comments on the site dedicated to READING are the most consistently illiterate.

From the age of seven to eighteen I passionately read comics, and was always years ahead of the school curriculum in terms of vocabulary. Yet Comic Vine users seem the worst-equipped to put coherent thoughts together. The average CV user must be 12, or an incredibly lazy man-child, to write so poorly.

I've actually taken up posting there recently, since DC's relaunch pulled me in. If a CV user sees this, well... COME AT ME, NERDS!

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#10 Posted by dudeglove (12681 posts) -

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

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#11 Posted by musclerider (815 posts) -
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#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Every forum has its bad days....you can't make assumption just from one visit.

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#13 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@patrick said:

That's a rather dark kettle you've got there.

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#14 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

While I don't know what may be the worst forum, I will say that the GB forum quality as a whole has been on a rapid decline. This thread certainly doesn't help much.

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#15 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

@punkxblaze said:

There are a select group of users at CV I like. And other than that, I avoid everyone, as it seems (somewhat ironically), most of them can't do grammar or spelling.

I don't see the irony in that.

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#16 Posted by Witzig (364 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

Holy shit I had see that for my very own eyes and wow mindblown.

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#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

We're just as bad as they are.

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#18 Posted by PenguinDust (12997 posts) -

What's going on? I thought Anime Vice was the only Whiskey site everyone on GB despised. I'm a little hurt now.

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#19 Posted by N7 (4159 posts) -

@Axxol said:

We're just as bad as they are.

We're the worst.

I like Comic Vine for the articles. Tony is pretty good at what he does. The forums are okay, I don't mind them. But still.

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#20 Posted by Meowshi (2917 posts) -

If you think these forums are quality, I feel sorry for you. There are a lot of great forum communities out there, but Giantbomb does not number among them.

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#21 Posted by ImpendingFoil (587 posts) -

I run a comic book store and I find Comic Vine to be uninteresting and whole bunch of other negative words.

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#22 Posted by dudeglove (12681 posts) -

@Witzig said:

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

Holy shit I had see that for my very own eyes and wow mindblown.

My mistake, it's over 140,000 now.

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/king_saturn/

Not sure if it counts comments made on videos/articles either.

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#23 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

What I would like to know is how the top users there range from 40,000 forum posts to 140,000 forum posts.

How in the fuck do they do that? Are they wizards?

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#24 Posted by myketuna (1885 posts) -

And on October 11, 2011, the seeds of the Whiskey Media Site Civil War were planted...

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#25 Posted by NoelVeiga (1296 posts) -

See, my problem with CV is that they write all their articles in-fiction. They write as if Spider-man and Batman were real people. Also, they have zero interest in anything other than superhero comic-books from the main two.

That's going to draw a very specific crowd. Not they kind I'd hang out with. GB at least has a degree of appreciation for the larger art form of gaming and the industry behind it.

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#26 Posted by 71Ranchero (3403 posts) -

So I went to the Giant Bomb forums and those guys are fucked up. They are weirdly obsessive about the staff, most of what they find funny makes no sense, and they have threads with hundreds of pages of people putting Vinnys head on mostly naked men.

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#27 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -
@Atramentous

So I went to the Giant Bomb forums and those guys are fucked up. They are weirdly obsessive about the staff, most of what they find funny makes no sense, and they have threads with hundreds of pages of people putting Vinnys head on mostly naked men.

SOLD!
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#28 Posted by 71Ranchero (3403 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@Atramentous said:

So I went to the Giant Bomb forums and those guys are fucked up.

Are you sir, by any chance, a licensed wizard?

It was revoked =(

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#29 Posted by vaiz (3064 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@myketuna said:

And on October 11, 2011, the seeds of the Whiskey Media Site Civil War were planted...

We're laying the groundwork for our huge summer crossover event. End result; Whiskey Media will be split into an indefinite number of alternate universes and Power Girl will get her own book again.

I want to die and come back from the dead in two years, except i was actually just trapped in the past.

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#30 Edited by Divina_Rex (368 posts) -

They seem the same. I went over there to see if I can garner any interest in comics (I didn't) and the off-topic forums were just that and the gen. diss. was just that. What's so werid about it?

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#31 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@GalacticPunt said:

That's what confuses the hell out of me. I lurk on all the Whiskey sites, and somehow the comments on the site dedicated to READING are the most consistently illiterate.

From the age of seven to eighteen I passionately read comics, and was always years ahead of the school curriculum in terms of vocabulary.

I was the same way with reading stuff when I was real young, it just baffles me that people are either too ignorant or too lazy to proofread what they just typed before they hit "Post Reply."

*crosses fingers that he didn't miss anything while proofreading*

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#32 Posted by rockinkemosabe (648 posts) -

I think it's crazy that one thread has over 264 000 posts on Comic Vine.

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#33 Posted by uniform (1842 posts) -

I grew up casually reading comic books, and I really enjoy Comic Vine. It can be somewhat difficult for me to engage in conversation on the subject of comic books as my knowledge is incredibly limited. I'm often amazed by how much comic book knowledge many comic book fans seem to hold (have they read every comic book printed?). I think it's a matter of comic books being a number one hobby for many fans, while my hobbies are more varied, meaning I'm not an expert in regards to any one hobby, but hold a certain degree of knowledge in many. For this reason I find it can be difficult/intimidating to try and be involved in that community. No one wants to be shown up/ignorance exposed.

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#34 Posted by MiniPato (2825 posts) -

No one likes a gossip.

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#35 Edited by DougQuaid (1273 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

I don't find that all that surprising. There are plenty of people on these forums that are on track to do the same thing. Just create a topic about any little thought that pops into your head and you're halfway there. Fuck Google!

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#36 Posted by 9cupsoftea (676 posts) -
@Meowshi said:

If you think these forums are quality, I feel sorry for you. There are a lot of great forum communities out there, but Giantbomb does not number among them.

Tell me some great forum communities.
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#37 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2748 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

@Witzig said:

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

Holy shit I had see that for my very own eyes and wow mindblown.

My mistake, it's over 140,000 now.

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/king_saturn/

Not sure if it counts comments made on videos/articles either.

...the fuck?

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#38 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

@BulletproofMonk said:

@dudeglove said:

@Witzig said:

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

Holy shit I had see that for my very own eyes and wow mindblown.

My mistake, it's over 140,000 now.

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/king_saturn/

Not sure if it counts comments made on videos/articles either.

...the fuck?

Dude joined the site around the time Giant Bomb started up. Its fucking crazy.

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#39 Posted by Simulacrum (459 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:

Hey, guys! I heard that Anime Vice sucks, too! And all the weirdos congregate at Tested! Screened? Full of pansies. Giantbomb? The last bastion of sanity on the Internet.

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#40 Posted by Julmust (1640 posts) -

Comic Vine forums can be alright, I don't post much but, yeah, sometimes it's weird.

The articles are pretty good though and I like the reviews. And the database is pretty handy when I'm looking for TPB's, so yeah, Comic Vine is pretty good! Don't know about the forums.

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#41 Posted by Swoxx (3034 posts) -

@Axxol said:

We're just as bad as they are.

fuck you no we're not, we're the nicest people anywhere, you cunt.

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#42 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

@Axxol said:

We're just as bad as they are.

fuck you no we're not, we're the nicest people anywhere, you cunt.

lol

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#43 Posted by dudeglove (12681 posts) -

@DougQuaid said:

@dudeglove said:

One guy on CV has over 120,000 posts. I wish I was making that up.

I don't find that all that surprising. There are plenty of people on these forums that are on track to do the same thing. Just create a topic about any little thought that pops into your head and you're halfway there. Fuck Google!

Halfway there? Pfft. Here's the current stats for most forum posts on GB...

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...and here's CV

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With numbers like that I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of threads "over there" were people literally just reciting the alphabet.

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#44 Posted by TobbRobb (6115 posts) -
@musclerider: Them people be fucking crazy. 143.000 posts? REALLY!? And the other guy 39.000.
 
I thought claudes 10k+ was a lot....
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#45 Posted by Evilsbane (5567 posts) -

@benpicko said:

@Atramentous

So I went to the Giant Bomb forums and those guys are fucked up. They are weirdly obsessive about the staff, most of what they find funny makes no sense, and they have threads with hundreds of pages of people putting Vinnys head on mostly naked men.

SOLD!

I'd buy that for a dollar.

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#46 Posted by damswedon (3241 posts) -

There is a user who writes every fucking thing he (I'm assuming that) posts in Header 3 and then signs off with his initials.

DS (like that).

I want to punch him through the internet.

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#47 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5919 posts) -

Giantbomb sucks sometimes too.

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#48 Posted by Brendan (9070 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

If you think these forums are quality, I feel sorry for you. There are a lot of great forum communities out there, but Giantbomb does not number among them.

Forum quality is almost directly related to how specific a topic the forum is about (as well as size of the user-base). Any website with a forum about "video games" is going to be general enough, and attract a big enough audience to be all sorts of janky. Now, a forum exlusively dedicated to Japanese imports from the Dreamcast, that's probably going to be a much healthier community.

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#49 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -
@damswedon said:

There is a user who writes every fucking thing he (I'm assuming that) posts in Header 3 and then signs off with his initials.

DS (like that).

I want to punch him through the internet.

Yeah, well we have a user who posts as though he's writing a poem all the time.
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#50 Edited by clstirens (854 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

If you think these forums are quality, I feel sorry for you. There are a lot of great forum communities out there, but Giantbomb does not number among them.

I feel as though we used to be a quality forum, but now I just see a large amount of hasty flames and trolling going on. You could say, in internet terms, "reading comprehension ftl." We're not too bad in terms of Video Game forums go, but that just speaks to how horrible nearly every other gaming forum is. I dare you to go to gamefaqs/spot forums, even. (and those aren't even that bad either!)