Why does everyone hate Something Awful? (94)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-30 22:58 ID:fdZCImvO

I like a lot of their articles, they're pretty funny.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-30 23:13 ID:0G0Gmeyd

The articles are generally regarded as okay satire, but their forums are very, very mean to various people. They mock people, invade forums, etc. This is not something the webmaster Lowtax approves of, but it keeps on going anyway. Being mean to people isn't nice!

( ゚ ヮ゚) Let's all be friends and wear our MITTENS!

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 01:53 ID:323qwSmv

You have to pay :10bux: to get in and admins ban people at the drop of a hat
oh and by :10bux: I mean 10 + 10 + 15 + 15 at least if you don't want to be seen as a newbie

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 08:20 ID:fdZCImvO

I had heard about the 10bux thing and how they banned people senselessly, but aren't the forums mostly a sideshow? I mean, I don't go to gamefaqs to read the idiot posts there.

5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 08:51 ID:q+pVykVw

I get the impression that the rest of the site is the sideshow, and people go there mainly for the forums.

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 10:12 ID:Heaven

Dear lord. GameFAQs.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 12:07 ID:Heaven

The whole Something Awful place sickens me. I hope they all just disappear from the internet FAST.


8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 13:05 ID:Vpyirv6V

You'll have to pay for friends at SA and that's a bit sickening :/

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-03-31 19:56 ID:qDQe5SO9

lol >>8 nailed it! imaginary friends at that!

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-02 05:10 ID:Heaven


oh, you read SA from the nice side. welcome to the wonderful world of internet forums, it's a race to the bottom

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-04 11:30 ID:a8mt2qw6

SA users pay for their forum, which makes them think it's much better than other ones, because otherwise they'd have wasted their money.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-04 12:50 ID:Pm94RBvJ

And thus the prophecy fulfills itself, and there will always be a Terrakian.

Forums should be friendly communities.


13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-05 01:08 ID:p5Ys+T/0

I like it in the SA forums. The ruthless banning of idiots and shitheads keeps the place worth reading.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-05 21:11 ID:Vpyirv6V

What I think is interesting with SA is the fact that you (theoretically) pay a one-time cost. How can a one-time lump of $10 cover a running one? If nobody would get banned, things wouldn't work (a user is bound to consumed more than $10 over a period of time). New members won't help, they'll also require bandwidth.

This pretty much means that either:
A) They have to be happy with the banhammer.
B) They can cover their costs with advertising.

In either case I'm not spending ten american moneys.

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 01:52 ID:5hewvmlE


1) User hears that SA is the awesome
2) User pays 10 bux
3) User finds out it sucks and leaves


16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 02:27 ID:xGGE6cu0

Except that it doesn't suck, in fact there really aren't any better boards out there.

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 06:02 ID:Heaven

As >>15, but replace "Finds out it sucks" and insert spark plug into >>16's vagina.

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 09:09 ID:8tz6SB/H

Why pay $10 for Spmething Awful when you can do the same stupid and perverse stuff in 4chan, world4chan, etc. for free and without getting banned?

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 09:26 ID:xGGE6cu0

>>18 because eventually you'll want to make serious posts; and SA strives hard to keep the tards out of their serious threads (and mostly succeeds)?

20 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 10:01 ID:Vpyirv6V

Or rather, they keep out the tards without $10.

21 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 10:12 ID:xGGE6cu0

rather, they milk the tards for :10bux: while deleting their trashy posts.

Either way, it's win/win for people wanting to engage in mature discussion.

22 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 12:58 ID:8tz6SB/H

>>19 But...you can have a serious conversation at 4-ch! For free.

23 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 13:07 ID:LacR4Lwq

Yeah, SA is so much more mature than 4-ch. I posted a thread in 4-ch's romance board and everyone was like "LOL I HAD SEX" and "BUT DID YOU GET HEAD", and eventually Squeeks had to trash it.

24 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 15:45 ID:8tz6SB/H

>>23 Well, then there are other forums that are have serious and mature conversations and are free, like the boards at BBC.co.uk or Crisscross.com!

25 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 18:08 ID:xGGE6cu0

>>24 enjoy your morons, nuts and zealots! You know...the exact kind of people that SA weeds out.

26 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 18:53 ID:Heaven

> enjoy your morons, nuts and zealots! You know...the exact kind of people that SA keeps off my internet.


27 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 19:15 ID:8tz6SB/H

28 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 19:43 ID:xGGE6cu0

If you expanded "your interent" beyond SA, you'd be amazed at all the net kooks out there!

ya, as if maddox has been even remotly funny in the last 6 years. All he can do is bitch about ppl who are.

29 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 19:54 ID:8tz6SB/H

But that parody site is funny!

Funnier than some Lowh4x or Low-whatsername-what ever...

30 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 19:55 ID:Vpyirv6V

I wish all of maddox's stuff were that good.

31 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-06 22:15 ID:Heaven

32 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-07 03:31 ID:Heaven

>If you expanded "your interent" beyond SA, you'd be amazed at all the net kooks out there!

my internet does not include SA.

33 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-07 23:28 ID:Heaven

TRACEROUTE REVEALS: ID:xGGE6cu0 hails from Bosnia

34 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-08 09:45 ID:KkPtKg57

>>33 FAILS! I'm a red blooded american, not some rag head from the middle east!

35 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-08 11:15 ID:Heaven

FAILS! Bosnia is not located in the Middle East.

36 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-08 16:25 ID:Heaven

>>34 FAILS!
xGGE6cu0 != KkPtKg57

37 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-08 18:54 ID:ERbUK8LB

>>35 I know that I was trolling. I'm still not a raghead tho.

>>36 Dynamic IP, motherfucker, do you have one?

38 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-08 20:40 ID:Heaven

>>1-37 FAILS

39 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-04-09 04:31 ID:Heaven

Cheer up, emo kid?

40 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-06-14 22:34 ID:Heaven

>>34 FAILS

41 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-07-06 19:32 ID:4EnBvzAj

People hate SA because a lot of the anon net culture comes out of 4chan's /b/, and in general /b/ thinks they're better than everywhere else on the internet. Therefore they hate all other big sites, such as ytmnd, SA, etc. Its sort of stupid, but then again thats the way /b/ rolls.

42 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-07-06 19:37 ID:Heaven

SA is 4chan's mommy, though.

43 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-07-07 01:14 ID:GVTWkxlP

more like estranged aunt, twice removed.

44 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2006-07-07 04:06 ID:Heaven

More like retarded cousin who raped you when you were 5 and you told everyone about it but they wouldn't believe you because sa is such a good boy and he wouldn't do something like that, oh no he woudn't.

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