I been a member of this site for almost five years now and I noticed a lot has changed here since then, both positive and negative. But today I’m gonna talk about a negativity I see going on here lately that’s been somewhat annoying me.
So before I start I would like to talk a little bit about my experiences when I first joined here. Back in those days when you ask a question the members here would answer you with at least one paragraph worth of answers. Their answers would always contained elements of experiences, science and common senses, sort of like how a really close friend or a family member of yours would answer you when you ask them a question. Back then despite it was easier to reach Guru and Master level, it felt like we had to work really hard to earn our points.
Now getting to the point I have to say that today it feels like the total opposite of what I previously explained. Today I see people who been here for less than a year become gurus and masters overnight and the majority of the time these people don’t even put enthusiasm in their answers, like I may ask a question now and all I will see is these lazy individuals giving me a three to five word phrase answers. Then coincidently when I’m answering other people’s questions I would again see these same exact individuals giving short answers to the other members here.
Anyways all this makes me ask myself one thing, “where has the spirit of G@G gone to?” its like the members of this site today are not here to help each other out anymore. It seems like instead they are nothing but point whores who are just desperate to get as much points as they want.
PS: i think the cause of this might be the Amazon giftcard giveaway that this site offers. i think people are just here to milk this site for these things. i'm well aware that these things were around back then too but at that time it didn't seem like they were as promoted as much as they are now. sometimes i feel like the administrators could one day drop these offers to see if these annoying point whores or are only here for that would just leave
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Agree with your look at the point whores and how fast they rise to high levels, though I don't think that the Amazon card rewards are that great. I have been on here over four years and have not quite made it to Guru (very soon though), and have never cashed in points for anything.
I think that the biggest problem is in the questions asked. Stupid ones that are asked only to be heard in a crowd with no real need for information, and they are repeated so often. I mean how many times in one day does the question "What is a good penis size?" have to be asked?
The next problem is that it is now more a social media site rather than a help site. I mean why does a question like "I am so hurt that I feel I cannot go on. How can I improve my feeling?" cause tons of answers that are just people talking between themselves about how they find each other so cute?
I like many people on here and will comment about them and maybe poke fun at them at times, but to hijack a serious question or an important opinion for chatter is bad. Take that to Facebook or PMs.2