For years I have watched this once great forum continue to crumble and fall apart, and I can no longer sit idly by and let this happen. This forum is now run by the 1% and the corrupt. This place is now led by:
- Point whores: McDunkin, Nbanflguy, Proud Grandpa
- Elitists: Indiana Basketball, BothTeamsPlayedHard, MikeyV, Y2G
- Idiots: RudeBoy
- Homers: LLperez
- Trolls: BangBangwayne
Enough is enough. These posters have had their time in the sun, but it is over. It is time to give credit to the posters who actually talk baseketball, know what they are talking about, dont care about points, dont talk down to people, etc....
So now I call on the community to nominate and recognize posters who fit the criteria listed above. They shall be the team that brings this forum back to greatness.
I shall start by adding Aamir to the team. Aamir gets alot of crap on here for only talking about basketball and maybe liking basketball too much, but this is a basketball forum!
Ok Community now it is your turn....
I like Surve, he's knowledgeable and makes interestig posts.
You are quite entertaining
I like Siggy, he knows his stuff.
Normally I would be mad at being called out, but this is actually pretty awesome
I'm nominating myself, how about that? And I'm gonna +1 this post because I post about basketball and I deserve that +1.
I agree. Your basketball knowledge is really good and the forum wouldn't be the same without you.
Double post, sorry.
Leroy dunt no nutton
How have you lasted 5 days? You should've been banned the day you started posting.
@Trevor...LOL i read your post before even looking at your avatar and the first thing the poped in mind was CM Punk and his pipe bomb moment on RAW...Very creative post,made me smile!!!
well im glad we have quality threads like this to get things headed in the right direction.
I like this post, but I have no problem with the posters. My only problem with this site is we have a lot of fan boys on here. They copy and paste something to get points and then when someone combats them or proves them wrong, the get angry and give negatives and stuff. This forum is about basketball and when you have an open forum for discussion not everyone will agree with you. That's why I think the points system should be done away with. Let's just talk basketball without inflating some people's egos.
On certain posts you can be guaranteed negatives even if you're right. Mention Austin Rivers, compare Perry Jones III game and college stats to Rudy Gay's in college. Say something about anyone one day being better than Michael Jordan(I'm sorry, one day MJ won't be the greatest anymore, get over it), Talk about good qualities in Darko Milicic, Comparing Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant, really any argument about Carmelo. Those are just examples of posts that you'll get negative points on no matter what you say. Do away with the point system and the trolls and this website will be returned to former glory.
This forum needs a hero........
Unfortunately, you'll have to settle for me
So, work has been hectic. I got a couple of minutes to check up on the site during my break. A great/heated topic about Kobe not being a top 5 player or something which was a great read btw. Im not gunna bring up anything. I also read ProudGrandpa's next chapter in his popcorn story, good stuff bro. I've seen this fool GangBangLilWayne absolutely tearing up the forums with some great comments! Unfortunately, I wish he was speaking English so I can understand him. Ah well, to quote Big Johnny, "I wish you best in all your future endeavors"....but please never have kids for the love of humanity! Haven't seen much McDunkin' actually. Maybe I missed it. Oh and Leroy's neighbor! Love the concept of your username...but Leroy is just too much. Still, orginality has been noted so +1 in life my friend.
Here are the top 3 users on this site in no particular order.
I May Be Wrong
I May Be Batman
I May Be BASED
Just kidding, don't soil your depends you oldies. I got love for all y'all who make this site creative. And to the trolls, ehh its cool too. You guys suck but I need some good laughs sometimes just to remind myself that I'm not as dumb as I think I am sometimes.
Top 11 (cuz I'm unique) personal favorites in no particular order its just people that I've noticed and have always loved what they bring to the site (whether its knowledge, topics, links, GIFs, etc).
- Tongue Out Like 23
- McDUNKIN (aka the man who made me who I am today) lol
ehh plenty more but y'all are the only I can remember off the top hahaha
I normally ignore trolls, but this is comedy.
This "troll" has the odasity to call someone else a troll.
You've watched the site for years, but just joined the site two days ago... And you have the nerve to call out users who've brought it consistently and contributed to the site for years?
"Time to give credit to the users who actually talk basketball..." That'd be over half of the people you just called out. And while we're on "talking basketball".... This thread sure falls under that category. Threads and posts like these are the only negatives about this site.
It's clear you're a banned user or somebody who got their cyber feelings hurt.
Speaking of comedy, I find the total fail in the spelling of the word audacity pretty funny. But why are you getting offended by what some guy says on an online forum? Who cares?
BangBangWayne might be an Escaped Mental Patient..But he is right about 1 thing..This sounds and writes just like Leroy...
So Leroy i hope they have a RECALL on Pizza Rolls,because they found it causes guys Testicles to Grow 50 LBS...
When I saw the title "Forum Uprising" I got excited because I thought it was going to be another randomly epic Scarecrow rant...but it turned out to be a Renardno Sidney level fail.
Everything I have said is true and at least 9 people agree with me. I come here for my basketball fix and lately I have had to go other places because this site has become a joke.
I made this more to recognize the non famous posters who contribute to this site, but do not get the praise or recognition that they deserve.
Funny thing is in this thread we have Indiana talking down to me and being an elitists. BangBangwayne trolling it up and RudeBoy coming in with an idiot joke and saying I am Leroy.
We also have davidstern coming in here with a girl's a$$ as his profile picture. Why? This is a basketball site and that would not be acceptable no any other site. The only reason you have that is probably to get points and unfortunatly it looks like it is not working out for you.
Thank you to the posters who actually did what this post was intended to do.
I shall add Surve and Siggy to the team
J-Nixon and NoMoney are well known and pretty great. I am an elitist on this site pretty often so I'm not going to complain that you called me one. To be honest, I've actually thought of making a post recognizing the lesser known posters but I stopped posting as much and didn't.
Surve,Paradigm,Siggy,Providence Friars,ItsDwightHoward,BloodShy,JoeCheck,220 and some others are very Underrated..Becuz they arent Controversial or talk down to other posters,they just talk ball and they know their stuff....And i always look forward to reading their Posts and they might this forum interesting and everyone appreciate their work...
But i find it strange that you '''Trevor''',made a post about people being elitists,idiots,point whores and trolls and not writing about basketball when your very first post and this post, isnt basketball related at all...
nbadraft is about basketball not politics. When are ya'll going to learn?
Haven't been posting much of late because of school, but I hope the forum picks up steam with the season starting, posts like these are annoying but this particular one is rather comical. But some of my favorite posters are Bloodshy and Mr. 19134. They haven't been posting much of late, but when they did, they were my favorite posters.
Seriously, I have no idea. All I know is, this has been a slow off-season and that we have a lot of complaining and off-topic things on the main board with very little interactive basketball content, at least as compared to the past. I guess I can't change the way certain people feel about me, but I will say what I do is try and make this forum a better place. The way I do it is not everyones cup of tea, some may feel I am talking down to people, just know that if you have actual constructive feedback (which I at the very least try to provide, rather than saying "you copy things and you write too much", which are not constructive in the least as I credit my sources and that you are obviously not an editor telling what to leave out), usually am up for it.
People respond to criticism in different ways, definitely understand not everyone wants to be told what to do. Just feel that when I tell someone to credit a source or point something out as a possible suggestion, is that really talking down to them? To me, it is attempting to strengthen content and make people as informed as possible by sharing primary sources, or at the very least a news source. I do not find plagiarism cool, so at the very least I try to credit wherever I get a story or fact that may not originally be mine. Think that this is just a good habit to get into and all in all, can give whoever reads it that same information I read, or verify a source for a story.
Well, just kind of wanted to clarify that. If someone thinks I am talking down to them, it more than likely is not my intention. Just know that their is always room for improvement and if you want to post great content with positive results, or like many people on here aspire to be writers or show off their knowledge of basketball, than sometimes I may provide advice or pointers. Never MAKE people take it and usually leave the choice up to you whether you want to. So, if you do have pointers of how I could be less "elitist", or how anyone else could, that would be much appreciated to probably anyone on that list. If not, you are just basically giving no real constructive criticism and writing people off. Feel that is sort of unfair and would just hope that maybe we could get to a mutual understanding as fans of basketball, not to mention the NBADraft.net message board.
The only point I want to add is there are too many / fan boys or what I consider nut hungers ..... I notice some guys acting like Andrew Wiggins is the second coming of Jordan combined with LBJ... Anyone who offers an option that we should wait at least until he plays a single game in college, much less NBA before we freak out over him. This opinion gets poster negs like crazy...
Watch, I respect the hell out of Wiggins but want him to play in NBA before I go crazy in my adulation ....
I'm a point whore now spank me ;)
Trevor is not a jerk, please cleanse this forum and return nbadraft.net to what it once was. SAVE US TREVOR IS NOT A JERK.
Trevor is a jerk
''Trevor''' Boasting about the 9 posters that agree with him..But doesnt he know that this Site has Over 2000 Posters?
Then u write everythang u find on da web. . On dem mile long posts.talkin bout u tryining to teach folks . When u bee lookin it up yoself. ;. pretending to bee smart. Thats whut tha fool mean bout talkin down to folks.
Just go away. You have already been banned multiple times
Isn't to his IP he will not leave... Think of ededNOWISGONE and the countless variations of him we have had to endure.
My god your English is horrible. You should be reading a book instead of trying to bag on posters for no effing reason
I should not research things to back up things I am trying to point out? Just saying things the come to my mind without backing up facts, without using a tool we all have access to be being on this site? That would make you not hate everything I write? Or stop calling me me "micky" instead of "mikey"? Well, good to know.
Bangbang, seeing that I am one of the many you have an issue with, than I appreciate the feedback or at least attempt at constructive criticism. Just do not find it very viable, am sorry. None of your attempts at constructive criticism have been constructive, usually not basketball related either. Like that you insult the guy that you are trying to back-up as well. I can assure you, I do not use google to look "kool". Just like I hope you do not spell it with a "k" to do the same.
Lol, that's something a girl would put as her status on Facebook
Smh... Is that all you know how to do? Call someone out? Only 5% of your posts are basketball related. 90% you're calling someone out. The other 5% you're jumping on somebody else's call out post and trying to add to it.
Lmfao, no need to get offended kid
Is somewhat condescending, is it not? Well, here goes nothing, will try to address both of you and hope this is not taken as disrespect but maybe as just reflection of things we all (myself included) can improve on:
@IndianaBasketball: Man, I know you tend to think I have it out for you or something. Really think we have both gotten beyond that and have gained at least a mutual tolerance of one another. Think you are an overall good poster and definitely are respected by many on this board. One thing I just tend to not understand is when someone says a tiny thing about you misspelling a word or maybe someone else doing so, you seem to come down upon them with great vengeance and furious anger (in the loosest sense of the term). Why not just take it in stride? I mean, I f#ck up my grammar every now and than, if someone corrects me for doing so or finds it funny, so be it. Still, this particular case, it was at the very least a tad funny, think you could have gotten a laugh if you just kind of accepted it rather than tried to make the other guys seem ridiculous for pointing it out.
@TOL23: Dude, I find calling people "females" or "girls" is just a really lame insult. What is your issue with women, man, lol? Seriously, just do not know why the immediate need to question someone's gender is needed when they write something that may not be associated as, I guess for lack of better term, bad @ss. You have been a member of this board for a long time and I know that you definitely have what is best for it at heart. Maybe, piling onto people is not always needed and not necessarily constructive. Just my thought on the matter and you can take it or leave it. Just find that if you want to really make a statement of disagreement, calling someone a girl is maybe not the best way of going about it. Nor is than telling the person, "no need to get offended kid", as I am sure if someone you did not really well or were in an argument with, who was not necessarily your general acquaintance, might see that as a tad disrespectful.
Sorry if this is stepping on peoples toes, you guys are just two posters I know and actually care enough about to voice my possible concerns with some ongoing repetitions in your behavior. Feel free to either tell me to f#ck off or to maybe think that I am looking out for both of your best interests. Just hope that we maybe can reflect on things and realize that if we actually give helpful tips to each other, we can all make our lives easier, this board better and maybe, just maybe, not get so far off the beaten path of discussing basketball.
Not even gonna read all that.
Didn't take it as disrespect. You're right and good advice.
Thanks man, glad to hear it, just wanted to hopefully prevent things like this in the future. TOL23, suit yourself. Guess you are above everyone right now, I guess, which is really too bad. For a while, it seemed like you were actually becoming a tad approachable, hope everything is alright, man.
You said almost the same thing to me awhile ago. Get some new insults, douche.
Do want to shout out Siggy though. He's similar to me... A lot of his posts, I damn near was going to write the same thing.
There you go being an elitist again. All your posts in this thread have proven my point indianabasketball
Trevor iz reely leroy . he iz a buffoon. A lil boy playing xbox and suckin on his juice box.. Dat thank shannon brown iz da bes playa in the nba.and dreamzz uf feelin hulk hogans muscles....
i.e. I'm awesome. So awesome in fact, I want to give myself a shoutout.
One of the biggest d-bag moments I've seen and this is coming from someone nicknamed "Lipstick".
Are you a fan of Jersey Shore by any chance? You sound like one.
I don't know how it's being a D-Bag by saying another user has a similar writing style as my own and I agree with damn near most of what he writes. On his posts about topics like Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and a few other ones, I damn near would've written the exact same thing. I like the way he breaks down his points.
I've given Siggy credit since his first few posts.