Hi. My name is GoOnKid. I love this site. I visit it every day. But I want to say something.
This place got boring, and I believe one major reason for this is because the mod team is on a crusade against controversy. Over the years I realized that the mods became much more sensitive towards unpopular opinions and closed threads that where started with wrong premises. The latest example is the now locked thread from Zyroxz2 about Nintendo being being your enemy and their bad decisions and their good decisions and bla bla yada yada. It's a mess. Everyone knows this thread, it's locked now. This thread was dumb and stupid, we all agree on that, but that's not the point. The point is, it was a debate. A forum like this should encourage and nurture debates.
It was immensely satisfying to read all of the backlash he got for all the dumb things he said. Some writers even put so much passion into their posts and took so much effort to debunk all his nonsense over and over. This gave me so much enjoyment and entertainment like few threads before, for a long, long time now. I know very well that Zyrozx2 was very aware of the traffic he created and the shit he stirred, but come on. just let him do his dancing. Everybody could see that he was beating around the bush and trying to grasp even the tiniest straws. But that's part of the fun! Throw shit around, wait for the counter attack, then counter the counter attack. It was very obvious that this thread (and especially its development) would not set the world on fire and spread wisdom and prosperity to humanity. But it's not even supposed to in the first place.
Life is a rollercoaster, it goes up and it goes down. Every wave will crash eventually. A coin has two sides. One man's trash is the next man's treasure. You can't enjoy lobster and caviar each day every day. The thread in question may have been a shitshow, but it was entertaining as hell. We need dumb nonsense like this every now and then. We need more debating over nothing, more controversies, more petty fighting, more fanboyism. So after all is said and done, this is may stance. This site should allow more controversial debates instead of turning into an echo chamber.