The old MajorWager versus the new MajorWager
Every once in a while we get one of the .old timers. making a post saying that the site is not like it used to be. For the most part, the people who make these posts don.t post anymore for a few reasons There are not many more fighting threads that leave everyone disliking everyone, and bitter and unnecessary .fight till you are unconscious. threads.
For the most part I am glad that the egotistical, .it.s my way or the highway., type posters are not here anymore. It seems they have an inner feeling of somehow being better than others. More than not, the fights were over the .know it alls. unwillingness to give into anything. Now, I have to admit I fit in that category and like nothing more than a down and dirty discussion. 80% of the time these threads end in, .I am leaving here and never posting again.. Most would come back a few weeks later to trash the person that got them upset, but for the most part these people ruined the site over time.
The .I will take my ball and go home. attitude runs rampant with this style of poster. Granted, some of the posters were very smart posters and did have some very in-depth knowledge of the business. What was the cost? Well, usually the cost was 3 or 4 posters leaving after the temper tantrums. The end result was a forum that would have divisions and half the people hating the other half.
I am happy with the way MajorWager has progressed. It has turned into a site that is for the most part clean of horrible threads and people hating each other. You can always tell the old timers, they pop in once in a while, trash a poster (one that beat them in a thread years ago but like babies, they hold the grudge) and then leave. They usually add the obligatory .MajorWager is not what it used to be. line. How right they are.
For the most part the Mess Hall is a group of great people who help each other out more than ever before. It is a place where scammers are not encouraged to post, like some other forums, but a place where scammers get their deserved desserts. If the ACLU types find that disturbing, then better just go and continue defending groups like Nambla because this is probably not the place for you.
So, in closing a big thanks to all the Moderators, all the long time posters, and everyone else that strives to make this place a clean fun spot to come to have some fun, kill some time, and maybe even make a few bucks.
Russ Hawkins President MajorWager.Com