Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GhostWriter16, Feb 8, 2011.
Here's a gem from my early days (assume the presence of many [sic] tags):
You wanna see how much things change? One of my first posts back in OT.
Spoiler back in 2002 :
Link to post removed so that no one bumps the thread. It would definitely get bumped given the relevant content.
edit: my post wasn't being sarcastic.
Use the advanced search and sort by Last Post Date -- Ascending. That way you'll get your first posts first.
... I went form terrabad, to terrible. It's an improvement but not much of one
I have gone from a right-libertarian imperialist to a more compassionate pragmatic liberatarian.
As examples... I once advocated a pure flat tax, whereas now I advocate an NIT. I once advocated reckless imperialism against other states, whereas now I'm more reserved. I am now pro-life imprisonment rather than pro-death. I have also become heavily in favor of liberalisation of drug policies, whereas originally I was very prohibitionist. As well, I've gone from "free market solutions" to supporting universal insurance.
More or less, I stopped taking Hannity as the word of God and instead looked at my own thoughts and other people's arguments. You will always get closer to the truth if you look at multiple sources and derive an opinion from that.
...the fact I was Hannitised for a year or two makes me fear the influence of talk radio.
I'd say I've improved at least higher than a 5. Though I'm noticing a trend that to have a 10 you must go very left.
I will have to admit that I have become worse, much worse.
There was a time that I like to think that I contributed in a positive way to this forum, I can't see that I do that now. I can only hope that i am wise enough to find the reaon for this and remedy it.
I give myself a 2.
i have come a long way from blizzsector in 2004. im not that good, but i at least managed to avoid tons of warnings and infractions.
Sadly my posting style has hardly changed. I might be slightly more subtle now, though.
UN HDI rankings thread anno 2002:
Some lolAmerica thread:
Damn thin ameriKKKans and their ignorance of Norwegian internet habits.
I had guts back then, though. For example my very first post in OT:
Replying to this:
And promptly leaving the thread. Genius.
The best thread I ever made. Do we play civ because it is easy or because it is hard? Sounds like something the developers of Civ5 should ask themselves.
I give my self a 6. Some things I do better now and some worse. I was fun and edgy back then. Unfortunately I was also 13.
I'm depressed. I was a cool troll back then. Now I'm boring. Just take a look at these:
So of course after reading that, I had to find the thread - one I did, I was very tempted to bump it. Some classic early JR - not quite as one linery.
CFC: Making a liberal out of Dommy since April 2010.
I tend to stick to the strategy forums for Civ4, follow the games, and comment on peoples' saves. Occasionally I come here to pour scorn on people different than me. It's made me 10% better as a poster and a human being.
My first thread was called "I used to be an atheist"
Specialist economy is still an exploit that shouldn't have existed in the way it does. And I doubt I'll be recanting my views on the AI in civ5. So nah, I'm cool :sunglasses:
The Demogames are the reason I have more than about 200 posts right now! I joined at the tail end of Demogame II and by early DG3 I was causing mischief, refusing to do my job because I thought the President was being a dictator, and getting banned! In my defense, I was 14, and that was pretty much the highlight of that year for me.
I suppose I've improved since then, but then again I slowed my posting down dramatically after 2005 or so, and stopped participating in the DG.
Some quotes from it:
It was inevitable once he's exposure to the "internet" occured.
It never made me a liberal, merely a terrorist.
I thought they were one and the same.
Three years a communist. Three years a Randroid. Nine years a troll.
Separate names with a comma.