TeamHavocRacing wrote:Do you really believe a high-level analyst is going to be coming on Imgur and disclosing all of this shit?
This isn't posted on Imgur...it's a screencap of a thread on 4chan, which is a website quoted in this article at time of said site's sale as the following
"4chan is home to the infamous “anything goes” image board known as /b/, known for its hodgepodge of porn, racism and disturbing imagery. And yet few sites have had a larger impact on web culture than 4chan since it was launched in 2003. It gave the world “lolcats” and brought the nightmarish figure of Pedobear into the popular imagination. It served as the incubator for hacktivist group Anonymous and spawned the open source Skype alternative Tox. And if you’ve ever been rickrolled, you have 4chan to blame."
Point being, it's still sketchy - but not unbelievable given what has happened in American politics in the past 12 months, which is a point unto itself.
What you're witnessing in this thread is exactly what is wrong, and is what I was trying hard to avoid a month-or-so ago when having discussions in this thread. There is no longer a discussion, no one is willing to accept that there may be some virtue in the opposing point of view's perspective - it's a zero-sum game. Both sides are saying ridiculous things, I will stand by that. Problem is, all anyone wants to do is attack and point out how dumb the other side is. There is a reason both sides believe as strongly as they do, but that's a moot point without either side being willing to at least listen and consider why the people on said other side would think what they do - and not in a demeaning way.
This isn't a mxs forum thing, it's nation wide. People won't listen to reason, they're always right, and everyone else is always a racist/bigoted/bought-off/etc. moron incapable of seeing what's right in front of them. I would like to have thought there was a time when people actually talked about what could be helpful rather than blaming everyone else for what is harmful...but maybe that's me being naive.