right.... but this is a website.... so your trying to say that because im new to the site that i cant be taken seriously?
this is a site to explore and share, in what situation does my seniority count? do i get access to different pages or secret knowledge? im sorry if thats how you feel.
to me it seems like bullying.
yeah youve been here for a while and im not disrespecting anyone who helped make this site what it is now, ill respect you the same as i respect EVERYONE on this site.
I may not know everything about zombies but i know enough, and i can tell when someone is knowledgeable and when they are guessing. hell alot of this site is guess work and some sounds stupid. but i give them my opinion and be respectful all the same as i would for the creator of this site.
i really dont get why seniority is even talked about in any context on this site.
i see no reason at all to turn this site and its community into a hierarchy this site is ABOUT CoD no?
honestly. maybe im the asshole, i certainly FEEL like the asshole just taking my time to post THIS. I dont wanna be the "rebel without a cause" or someone who stirs up shit for no reason, but i completely disagree with anyone trying to tell me they have status over me on a FORUM.
i mean no disrespect as every question i asked i genuinely would like an asnwer to.
The idea of site seniority, in my opinion, is a very valid one. Being a senior member does not get you any extra sections that you have access to, it does not make you more important. The idea of seniority is that the longer you are on this forum, the more you become known. That is a fact and nothing is going to change that. It is identical in life, you're born and gradually make a name for yourself. Therefore, it makes perfect sense in a forum.
You ask if a new member can't be taken seriously, or why seniority matters when sharing information, but the simple truth of it isn't because they are more important, it's because they're well respected and know what they're doing. People have seen how they operate and gotten used to how they post, and over time, as with anything in life, a trust has been formed. You trust that what they are saying is true because they have been here a while, have made a name for themselves, and have done so with respect and truth. They have proven themselves as trustworthy, many-a-times due to their length on this forum.
That changes, it varies. PINNAZ and InfestLithium are examples, in my eyes. They have not been here very long but I respect them so damn much because they have well thought posts (both grammatically and in coherency), speak with respect, have posted truthful things, and they built a name for themselves. It can be done by anyone, not just seniors.
Tac, I respect you the most on this site, not because of your join date, but because of your posts. I've honestly never even looked over to see the date anyone joined, I have judged posts. I have been on here LONG before I created an account, and I still rarely post, but on this site, I respect Electric Jesus, you, MMX, etc. because of the posts you guys make. I come on this site pretty much daily to see new additions to the storyline everyone here has come up with. With the posts you guys make, it makes you guys, as you said, trustworthy.