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I haven't been a UG member long but I've been avidly reading posts, comments and suggestions throughout the entire forum. I've noticed a confusing trend...there are a lot of conflicting remarks.

As an example I see the phrase "if it sounds good it's right". When I read discussions in the technique threads I see questions about whether a specific style is "correct" or if a guitar's sound is "high quality". The responses I read are almost entirely "if it sounds good it's right".

Then I read posts in the music threads of people praising a band, song or style and people jump on and say that it all sucks. I'm confused. If I think something sounds good how can it suck when by the very definition of something sounding good is personal taste?

So, if it sounds good it's right but at the same time it sucks. What?!?

There are genres of music I like, some I don't and a few that I can't understand. (i.e. I don't understand how anyone can consider grunting a viable vocal talent.) What is with the constant flaming I see in the music thread?
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#2
Life-Spoiler: People are opiniated assholes.
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Life-Spoiler: People are opiniated assholes.


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Life-Spoiler: People are opiniated assholes.


This...sorry to say. Plus, you're in the Pit.
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confusing contradictions

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I understand that people are opinionated. I highly doubt so many people are assholes. I've been interacting with people for 28 years. If I were to make an educated guess as to the number of assholes I've encountered based off empirical data I would guess less than 5% of people are assholes. Generally speaking people are rather courteous and civil under normal circumstances.

Now, if I look at my interactions on the Internet (via forums, BBs etc.) I would say the empirical data is closer to 75% assholes. What is with the huge discrepancy?

Do people think that spouting off makes them look cool to a bunch of people who they will likely never meet?
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I would guess less than 5% of people are assholes.


guys whats the pit doing wrong
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I understand that people are opinionated. I highly doubt so many people are assholes. I've been interacting with people for 28 years. If I were to make an educated guess as to the number of assholes I've encountered based off empirical data I would guess less than 5% of people are assholes. Generally speaking people are rather courteous and civil under normal circumstances.

Now, if I look at my interactions on the Internet (via forums, BBs etc.) I would say the empirical data is closer to 75% assholes. What is with the huge discrepancy?

Do people think that spouting off makes them look cool to a bunch of people who they will likely never meet?

It's because you probably don't have too much contact with 14 year old boys in real life, which is most of the internet forum population. And because most people know they will get their ass beat in real life if they act like a jerk.
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its all about the anonymity of the internet. its basically like having a giant suit of body armor on because no one can get to you. the internet is the ultimate form of free speech.
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guys whats the pit doing wrong

...I'm a bit more confused here. So, what you are telling me is that members of "The Pit" are deliberately trying to be assholes? To what end? What possible outcome is so rewarding that requires asshattery as means to accomplish it?

My guess is that it's almost entirely ignorance fueling the fire.

...just a guess.
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confusing contradictions

"if you fall off your skateboard and break your legs, don't come running to me"

"look at the dirt behind your ears"

"shut your mouth and eat your dinner"

Amen to this!
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What possible outcome is so rewarding that requires asshattery as means to accomplish it?


quite a few laughs for me
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It's because you probably don't have too much contact with 14 year old boys in real life, which is most of the internet forum population. And because most people know they will get their ass beat in real life if they act like a jerk.

I think I've found my answer. haha

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Sometimes I wish I could reach through the screen and choke the mofo on the other end simply because they are formally relieving society of any potential hope for the future.


im an asshole because its funny, its the pit too, there has never been or ever will be any hope for the future.
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I think I've found my answer. haha

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