Since I don't want to re-quote our entire thread, I'll just respond to each of your most recent comments.
You said: "I got the uneducated part from you not reading the issue reviews (e.g. #whatever to #151). The comic readers complain about the issues too and not just the tv show. I never brought up the "Hate the TV Show" thread. So my comments still stand."
My original comments had nothing whatsoever to do with comic book issue review threads; they had to do with comic book fans coming over to the TV show forums and blasting the show. What comic book fans discuss about individual issues in their own forum is completely irrelevant. When it bleeds over into other venues, then it is. I understand perfectly well that there is little in the way of consensus over on the comic side of things, but that doesn't explain why so many comic book fans hate the show.
You said: "I am not bothered by anyone's opinion. You on the other hand admitted that reading other people's opinions bothered you so much that you stopped visiting a discussion forum. I'm curious as to what you expect a forum to be. Do you think everyone is going to agree? And if they don't agree with you then you can't even stand to visit the website anymore?
I think because you felt attacked it kept you from noticing I also defended the show and also called out the readers who complain about it. I was actually being objective which is hard to come by on R&L."
You claim that you're not bothered by others' opinions, but you obviously cared enough to comment on my characterization of "comic book zealots" as "uneducated", and referred to another poster's comments on comic books in general as "asinine". That hardly qualifies as an objective opinion. You came here complaining about the "saltiness" of the comments, and then proceeded to sling insults of your own. I simply responded in kind.
As to the nature of debate on the forums, people are certainly free to vent their spleen and criticize the show. What bothered me, and why I stopped visiting the forums, was the noise level. It got to the point where the mods had to step in and ask everybody to tone it down. When every positive comment about a particular episode was drowned out by three, four, or more highly negative comments, then it simply became a chore to read, and so I stopped. I like debate, but I don't care for malevolent hatred.
You said: "I don't know where this comment came from because I already addressed this in my previous post."
It was just a general comment, and not directed at you. It referred to comic book fans in general who hate the show but come over to the TV show forums anyway. I apparently failed to make that distinction clear, so I apologize.
You said: "For example: I enjoyed the most recent episode because No Way Out was my favorite volume. And yes it was a little different on the show, but I still found the payoffs entertaining and rewarding. So no, I won't stop watching the show (I don't need you to tell me to stop watching it anyways."
Again, the last part of my previous post was a general observation and not directed at you. Mea culpa for not making that clear. You clearly stated that you liked the comic and the show, and I applaud you for that. And, I agree, the last episode and the comic book issue that inspired it were both excellent.
I think that we were both talking past each other, but it would have helped if you hadn't taken such a confrontational (e.g., using "uneducated", "asinine") tone to begin with. I still stand behind my original observation that a few troublemakers from the comic book forum deliberately tried to stir things up in the TV show forum, and the origins of that animus are clearly seen in the original hate thread in the comic forum. The evidence is plainly there for anybody who cares to look.
By the way, I am not the one who downvoted you. You expressed your opinion, which we should all be able to do, and I didn't feel it was right for me to cast a vote either way.
Edited by SpaceBum, 17 February 2016 - 05:13 AM.