I disagree that the people here don't have a sense of fairness. Was it a problem for a while? Yes. But it also passed quickly. I've been visiting this site since, I dunno, 2003 I think, and the community now isn't all that different from then. People are people.
I've seen plenty of people rated up for expressing nothing but warm gushy feelings for the game, and plenty of people rated down for spewing vitriol. I've spent plenty of time here recently, and I just haven't seen the unfairness. I generally rate up people who have been rated down unfairly, based on the content of each individual post. So for me to see a post and think, "This is default and that's exactly what it deserves," multiple times, enough to remember the name attached to the post (I'm the worst person in the world with names, and even worse with user names), that makes me very skeptical of any claim of unfairness.
Ok, I misunderstand you-- wouldn't be the first time I misunderstood someone. But you do seem awful disappointed with a community that seems likewise disappointed with you. That's all I'm trying to convey. You haven't eluded scholar status because of a single or even a few threads, I'd wager. That's just not the way it works.
And this is another example on how most of the post always end in something different as the OP started.
What we're discussing is related, albeit tangentially, to the OP's topic. This thread was asking to get derailed, too, not that derailed threads haven't been the norm on this site and others since... forever. Edited, Nov 15th 2010 9:51pm by Kachi
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.