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11-10-2010 @ 8:19PM
1) Aldriana is a girls name thus my error. I apologize.2) I get that. They are allowed to run their forum as they choose. I do believe that there is a great benefit to filtering out people from posting idiotic requests and non-informative posting in their forums. I do not agree with a grammatical mistake being grounds for open forum banning. To each is own, and I personally never post there for this reason. Although I have many things I would like to add or ask, it is not worth public shaming for math mistakes.
11-10-2010 @ 8:35PM
I would have to say you summed up my exact feelings for EJ, Ruxor. It has to be one of the most informative sites I have ever used, especially when I'm learning a new class; of which I've gotten great info from the "4.0.1 Rogue FAQ" about what I should be looking at for my PvE/PvP subtlety rogue.Yet, the strict policy and the whole "holier than thou" attitude that drips from almost every moderator is a real turnoff. I can understand it's their website and they have the right to do whatever they want. Yet, WoWinsider does a fantastic job conveying professionalism. Then again, you guys are getting paid for it.Ultimately it boils down to what I've always been told about the news: The harder it's censured the less trustworthy it is.
11-10-2010 @ 9:10PM
I also don't post on EJ for fear of being infracted.That also may be my favourite part of the site. I don't go there to ask my peers for advice on playing a class that I feel very passionate about. I go there to read the experts that spend even more time than I do mastering a class. I don't pretend that I'm an equal and I also don't have to worry as much about the plebes yelling at each other.That being said, I also check out The Banhammer every day to watch the people get chastised for not getting it.Long Live Elitest Jerks
11-10-2010 @ 9:23PM
To be fair, when you have the words "elitist" and "jerks" in the name of their website, you should know what to expect. They are elitist jerks. No qualms about it, they know it, we all know it.I personally would never post on there. I only go there sometimes for advice on my DK, but the nice thing is that WoW Insider gets the same information and posts it in an awesome format that is much nicer for me to digest.Also, Aldriana isn't necessarily a girl's name. There have been lots of character names of mine that my friends have made fun of for sounding girly, but I don't think they do. To each their own.
11-10-2010 @ 9:41PM
I can not down rate this enough. EJ continues to be the defacto location for rogue theory crafting in spite of it's fame specifically for these reasons. Making a single post with a slight grammer mistake will not get you banned. The same is even true of a math mistake. However if either of these are the product of a poorly thought out post you will be banned. It is a place for serious discussion of rogue mechanics as informed by statistical analysis.Your comments about Aldriana are a perfect example of a poorly thought out post. Aside from the open disrespect you've shown, your remark about many of the best rogues not making use of his research (I assume this is what you meant by FAQ) is absurd. No other rogue has contributed to our understanding of the classes mechanics more than Aldriana. I would say that's a much bigger contribution than pushing out a bit more dps on your own rogue.
11-11-2010 @ 10:17AM
I don't post on EJ, but it's not for fear of being infracted. It's because I have nothing useful to add. I have not done my own research, or theory-crafted anything. I simply go there to read what others have researched and discovered, and make up my mind how I should gem/enchant/etc based on the available research, data, and simulations.I am glad they are quite liberal with the banhammer. It keeps the forums clean, easy to read, and full of mostly useful information. That is the primary reason that EJ is the goto site for correct and detailed information on any class. No other site has that kind of reputation, and no other site ever will unless they have similar policies.
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