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Bill Norton
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I have been on BGG for a few years.

Play and enjoy games like: Twilight Imperium, Power Grid, Railroad Tycoon, Container, Bang, BootLeggers, etc.

In doing so I have read alot of the forums for different games.

I recently purchased Steam. I really enjoy Railroad Tycoon but I do admit there are some problems. I thought I would enjoy a "tighter", less random, game than RRT.

And I do. I enjoy the game but when looking up rules questions and such I have found out one thing.

You guys are rude! Seriously, rudest bunch of people I have seen on BGG.

MrSkeletor is rude but at least funny. You guys are rude and condensing at the same time.

Lighten up.

Sincerely,

Bill

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Well, I'm not rude. I can't speak for everyone else.
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There is a particular person who loves to post in virtually every Steam thread who is, indeed, rather caustic. I am definitely not known for my politeness, so that should be saying a lot.

I postulate that Age of Steam fans in general are the type who enjoy screwing people over (laughing while doing it), rules lawyering, cold calculation, and wringing out every last advantage in a game. This likely translates into a blunt, no-nonsense, elitist sort of tone on the forums.
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bnorton916 wrote:
I have been on BGG for a few years.

Play and enjoy games like: Twilight Imperium, Power Grid, Railroad Tycoon, Container, Bang, BootLeggers, etc.

In doing so I have read alot of the forums for different games.

I recently purchased Steam. I really enjoy Railroad Tycoon but I do admit there are some problems. I thought I would enjoy a "tighter", less random, game than RRT.

And I do. I enjoy the game but when looking up rules questions and such I have found out one thing.

You guys are rude! Seriously, rudest bunch of people I have seen on BGG.

MrSkeletor is rude but at least funny. You guys are rude and condensing at the same time.

Lighten up.

Sincerely,

Bill

ps flame away


I have never, and will never, employ the practice of condensing other BGG members.
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Tompy wrote:
I have never, and will never, employ the practice of condensing other BGG members.
Def: Condense - To make denser. Are you sure? I see that happen pretty often on here
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dcorban wrote:
...I am definitely not known for my politeness, so that should be saying a lot.


You may be blunt, but you seem to be clear-cut and fair. Politeness is icing on the cake with rules interpretations.

Everyone has made some good contributions, but there is a thick heap of crap on some of the threads that you have to cut through sometimes. Things have thankfully slowed down a little.

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But I never condense. (And I didn't create my user name by dropping a bucket of dice on the keyboard.)
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Bill,

Are you talking about Steam fans or Age of Steam fans...?

In my opinion, there are a few Age of Steam fans that pontificate regularly about the merits or should I say a lack of merits in Steam...

Yes they can be rude. My wife is actually quite surprised by their comments.

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bnorton916 wrote:
I have been on BGG for a few years.

Play and enjoy games like: Twilight Imperium, Power Grid, Railroad Tycoon, Container, Bang, BootLeggers, etc.

In doing so I have read alot of the forums for different games.

I recently purchased Steam. I really enjoy Railroad Tycoon but I do admit there are some problems. I thought I would enjoy a "tighter", less random, game than RRT.

And I do. I enjoy the game but when looking up rules questions and such I have found out one thing.

You guys are rude! Seriously, rudest bunch of people I have seen on BGG.

MrSkeletor is rude but at least funny. You guys are rude and condensing at the same time.

Lighten up.

Sincerely,

Bill

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laugh Gee, creating a thread that stereotypes an entire group of people is *sure* to help!

Glad to hear to you purchased Steam, you should fit right in

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Tompy wrote:
bnorton916 wrote:
I have been on BGG for a few years.

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I have never, and will never, employ the practice of condensing other BGG members.


Agreed. Evaporation - perhaps. But never condensation.
 
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Tompy wrote:
(And I didn't create my user name by dropping a bucket of dice on the keyboard.)

Ouch, he was right you guys are mean!
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CM Randall wrote:
Bill,Are you talking about Steam fans or Age of Steam fans...?

He might be talking about rules question threads like this one

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CM Randall wrote:
Bill,

Are you talking about Steam fans or Age of Steam fans...?

In my opinion, there are a few Age of Steam fans that pontificate regularly about the merits or should I say a lack of merits in Steam...

Yes they can be rude. My wife is actually quite surprised by their comments.



I am talking about Steam fans(never played Age of Steam) I just got the game yesterday and had some questions and was taken aback at some of the responses on these forums.

And I am sure there are plenty of friendly folks on the Steam forums but the ratio of rude:friendly is the highest I have seen.

Bill
 
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bnorton916 wrote:
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We will!! devil
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bnorton916 wrote:
I am talking about Steam fans(never played Age of Steam) I just got the game yesterday and had some questions and was taken aback at some of the responses on these forums.

And I am sure there are plenty of friendly folks are these forums but the ratio of rude:friendly is the highest I have seen.

Bill

Perhaps you could link in one of the threads in question so we can figure out what you are referring to?
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Bill Norton,

I purchased but have yet to play Steam, and have also been following the threads here pertaining to the rules, but have yet to see any of the rudeness that you speak of. Could you offer any examples?
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bnorton916 wrote:


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I'd rather we not.

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