The title is probably confusing, but I honestly couldn't think of anything else.
Alright, for starters, after reading their recent article on Reclaim Your Game http://themaresnest.wordpress.com/reclaim-your-brain-what-self-styled-consumer-champions-ryg-dont-want-you-to-know/...
I'm still confused xD
I dunno, they sound like a legit website to me. I can agree with them on some cases, but most in this article not. RYG seems perfectly fine.
But just for comparison, I've always taken Mare postings with a grain of salt. Yes, they're bringing light to the trolls on the forums, but until I really started exploring and posting, I hadn't noticed an important detail.
After a little exploring, I've discovered that at least 30% or so of the people the Mare's have labeled as trolls really aren't that bad. Yeah, they've all had many a bad moments - only made worse my TMN - but they can be really nice people, too. I've seen 'trolls' such as Jamesmc93 and Keleya being very useful on the forums. For example, I was once participating in a discussion of CC, TSR and other glitches and computer safety issues affiliated with the two when both the likes of Jamesmc93 and Keleya stumbled upon the same forum. They both were contributing legitimate, non-troll-like (that makes sense, right? xP) responses to the conversation. Actually, it was Keleya who warned me to keep far away from Chaos Painting Mod because of many glitches and problems, not to mention it took forever for ChaosMageX to update after patches. Not too long after, Chaos Painting was removed from MTS my ChaosMageX due to severe game crashing issues with the LN patch.
Another instance where I ate a little salt was the 'Newb Squad of Awesome' fiasco. Yes, there wasn't really a need to proclaim to the world that they were all great friends, but the Mares were insulting Cooklez left right and center, which was completely uncalled for. I think Cooklez is a great person. So yeah she made a forum to help get some traffic over at the Newb Squad of Awesome blog, there's no need to call it the 'Boob Squad of Woesome.'
Since, to my knowledge, my viewing audience is rather small, I've decided to leave comments on for this post. If things get out of hand, seeing as I'm dealing with a 'touchy' issue for the community, comments will be turned off. Just a note, I do have anon. commenting on, so anon.s comment freely. Another note, I do receive emails after a comment is posted, so if you think you'll make a bad comment off my radar once the post is off the first page, you won't get away with it. That being said, rant over, and comment away.