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avatar LightTwig
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Let me start this blog off by saying, I love Planet Minecraft. I'm so happy I discovered this wonderful fansite where I've met so many great people and made a fair amount of good friends. So thank you for that. But, this site isn't without it's problems.

Over the past month or so I've seen more and more people complain about the "community" of PMC. These posts are sometimes greeted with "Well get out then if you don't like it". I disagree with that response and it's wrong to post that. Instead you should show them to the true community of PMC. Don't refer to the userbase of PMC as the community of PMC.

The userbase of PMC is a large number of people, some are dedicated to the site and post frequently. Others use the site once then leave it alone. Those who go onto chat, post on the forums, make relationships with other members (relationships doesn't equal love by the way) should be considered the community. The cretins with only two brain cells to rub together who troll the comments, hate for no reason, and in general are unlike able are not part of the community. This is why I'll never be able to say the community sucks, because it doesn't. Some of the userbase does.

These are just my thoughts and opinions but I have posted this to share them and hopefully enlighten a few readers.

Thank you.

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80 diamonds! Bumping up an old blog I guess?
  • Squidfather
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Demolitionist
  • August 15, 2012, 4:38 pm
I completed the stack of diamonds! :)
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • August 15, 2012, 4:46 pm
My my, so I have.
  • Shanery
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Prince
  • August 24, 2012, 6:57 am
And i made you start another stack. Hope your not OCD :3
  • Peter_2271
  • Level 23
  • Expert Prince
  • August 31, 2012, 5:32 pm
He may not be but I am *Rage *
Well TOO BAD
LOL
  • sKeet39
  • Level 22
  • Expert Hunter
  • June 1, 2012, 1:40 pm
Good
  • redkid911
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • June 1, 2012, 4:31 am
tl:dr
  • jakexbox10
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • March 23, 2012, 4:32 pm
Good and Epic pic
  • Tophu
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • March 16, 2012, 5:19 pm
Nicely put. :D
No site is perfect, but this is the closet I've gotten. I love PMC.
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 16, 2012, 2:09 pm
I raise my glass to you.
Cheers!
  • KevyBevy
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Architect
  • June 26, 2012, 12:36 pm
Cherries! xD
Yummy! xD
  • nerdboy64
  • Level 59
  • Grandmaster Modder
  • March 16, 2012, 9:22 am
There are plenty of no-so-great things around here, unoriginal content being the most obvious. But compared to MC Forums, PMC is a gift from the gods.
  • Kitty
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Archer
  • March 16, 2012, 9:19 am
Diamond for you friend.
  • Amethyst8XM
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Cake
  • March 16, 2012, 8:44 am
Compare to Minecraft Forums (Troll Lair) PMC Is heaven!
  • Sir
  • Level 20
  • Expert Fisherman
  • March 16, 2012, 6:20 am
Diamond.
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 16, 2012, 7:03 am
Cheers, it helps out.
  • heartshapedBox
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 22
  • Expert Miner
  • March 15, 2012, 10:08 pm
Awesome, Rox!
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 16, 2012, 7:02 am
Thanks!
  • Cool2647
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • March 15, 2012, 7:21 pm
Why is it round though? Minecraft is a block world,not a round world.
  • RedParadoxin
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Miner
  • March 15, 2012, 10:08 pm
Stick to the topic.
  • Jacos
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • March 15, 2012, 5:18 pm
My reason for hating PMC:

One of my projects, took 2 weeks, 80 views

Another persons: 3 signs and a lever, ligitly nothing else, 1600 views and counting, BS,BS, annnnnd....BS
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 15, 2012, 10:43 pm
That's no reason to hate the site, I post skins that I wish had gotten more views/downloads but end up unpopular. It's not that big a deal.
Maybe because he has subscribers, or had friends to diamond it, so it got on popular list.
  • Jacos
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • March 16, 2012, 12:28 pm
pshh, i dont have any active frends on this sight...and my subscribers seem to be quite lazy
  • bmyblake
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Herobrine
  • March 15, 2012, 11:21 am
Dude you should really reconsider what you consider the "community" no offense or anything but i saw this one forum of this idiot who got locked up uploading stuff and he posted "How do i get unbanned i want to keep trolling and hating on people." He is the community because he does things here in your eyes but great speech there.
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 15, 2012, 12:01 pm
In my eyes he is not the community, posting doesn't make you a member of the community. Being a good user and person makes you part of the community, and thanks for the feedback.
  • bmyblake
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Herobrine
  • March 15, 2012, 2:07 pm
im not saying just posting once i mean he had some uploads and stuff here and there
  • King Jolun
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 15, 2012, 3:36 pm
If i can entrude on this conversation... i dont care about how either of you see the comunity i believe that if you are a true Minecraftian who enjoys the breathtaking sights only seeable through minecraft or a griefer who gos around destroying everything that is made or unmade you still enjoy that which only minecraft can give it is the true way of this amazing game which has no limits...to put this short as long as you enjoy minecraft no matter how or why you enjoy it you are a member of this comunity even if you have never even seen the gates to our cobblestone roads our wood houses our dark caves our giant castles and small little forts you belong.
  • bmyblake
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Herobrine
  • March 16, 2012, 11:28 am
This is both true and false... people can do this and still be trollers... sometimes i just grief with my friends case we need some fun so it is true
  • Ljbman
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Farmer
  • March 14, 2012, 7:03 pm
Lol "
The [size=14px]cretins[/size] with only two brain cells to rub together" haha, made me laugh
  • Fleshmask
  • Level 44
  • Master Skinner
  • March 14, 2012, 6:50 am
Since I been here I have seen:
-One Mod post a flaming blog about "tricking" another member into placing underwear in his mouth and taking a photo, and making a blog.
-Another Mod with a dick in his profile pic take down one of my blog for having a pic of a fully clothed girl, because it was deemed "offensive".
-One member stealing and ripping my skins and reported him and NOTHING was done yet.
-Another Mod who managed to slap a warning on me for posting a reasonable and non-offensive blog over a subject side that he didn't agree with (Kony 2012). In turn he posted his own view on the subject, while I sat watched the hypocrisy, because I was temporarily banned.

So yes, I hate the community... mostly the shitty hypocrite PMC Mods. I have a reason to be angry, I get the raw deal when I have to deal with them. IF YOU ARE A MOD and give a damn about community... just ask me about the issues and I will show you both evidence and example of the Mods abusing their power.

So no, Roxthesox, I do not agree with your optimism, I highly dislike the community.
You are the rare exception of people I get along with, Rox.
  • King Jolun
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 15, 2012, 3:39 pm
if you dont like this site but still enjoy minecraft i respect your thoughts and opinions with whatever power as a member to this comunity i hold i agree with your statement to disagree with it if you can understand this.
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 14, 2012, 7:10 am
I respect your views, and I'm sorry to hear that your [size=14px]experience[/size] here hasn't been the greatest. Like I said, there are issues with the site userbase and I suppose even what I like to call the community. I don't love everyone, there are some people on this site that I utterly hate. But I keep those thoughts to myself, because I know that sharing them would likely get me in trouble.

There are some things you just have to ignore, I do it all the time.
  • Fleshmask
  • Level 44
  • Master Skinner
  • March 14, 2012, 7:36 am
"But I keep those thoughts to myself, because I know that sharing them would likely get me in trouble. "

The main reason everything ISN'T peachy as you say it is, and you just stated the fear of the abusive PMC Mod Bullies.
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 14, 2012, 9:12 am
Interesting point you have there. I guess I sacrifice some things for others.
  • Fleshmask
  • Level 44
  • Master Skinner
  • March 14, 2012, 12:57 pm
Who knows, maybe I am just in the wrong place at the wrong time watching these wrong people.

I just know I been wronged, I seen other wronged, I just want someone in the PMC Admin to stand up be an adult and try to prevent this from happening.... if previous actions are not corrected.

Once again thank you for the food for thought, Rox. My apologies if I was a damp towel about the issue.
  • Charlizard
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 23
  • Expert Network
  • March 15, 2012, 10:27 am
There's a difference between a "hot girl"(I quote you on that) and my avatar. My avatar is a meme, whereas the picture you posted was nothing near it. Also, please point out where the "dick" is in my avatar. That was the second submission of yours that I disabled 'cause of the innapropriate picture. Please don't try to critisize Zaphod for being sociable. Him and AAmdahl are very good friends, why would he even think about "singling him out"? It was merely a friendly joke.
We have lives, we can't get to your reports straight away, just wait.
  • iRapp
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 48
  • Master Technomancer
  • March 14, 2012, 7:17 pm
I'm interested to know who exactly you're speaking of in your original post. PM me with the "evidence" you said you had and I'll try and sort out whatever is happening.
  • Fleshmask
  • Level 44
  • Master Skinner
  • March 15, 2012, 2:57 am
Mailed you a partial list including the infractions that linger...

Here is an example of one Mod singling out one PMC member, and posting his name humiliating pics of him.
www.planetminecraft.com/blog/professional-trolling-the-forgotten-art/

Tell me this isn't how the PMC Mods behave... THIS IS WHY people are pissed at the Mods.
  • King Jolun
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • March 15, 2012, 3:42 pm
I have not been in this comunity long enough to say the mods are or are not abusing there power but if i see that its true in an event in the futer past or present you WILL have my FULL backing even if it is against a superior such as a moderater of the comunity.
I remember how ZaphodX told us all, and the bottom of the blog, that it was the "Trolled" user who gave the permission to ZaphodX, to post the blog. They also became great friends afterwards.
  • Fleshmask
  • Level 44
  • Master Skinner
  • March 15, 2012, 12:50 pm
Funny you should that

1) ZaphodX refers his "friend's" profile account as crap... and that he wouldn't subscribe and then unsubscribe from profile account that he deemed worthy...
2) We never hear anything from the trolled user saying is was cool or ok
3) If they were really "friends" why he still taking credit for making that user a fool?

All these excuses are made AFTER the issue of abuse is brought up, and these FEW Mods lost my trust for them to do anything honest or respectable. The excuses are lame and mean nothing, iRapp went out his way to ask about issues... is it so hard for Mods to do this instead?

I think iRapp made me trust the Mods a bit more, just because he wanted to just ask about the issue.

My final point:
I wouldn't mind if I was policed, I would welcome it... I just don't want the police to be more crooked than me...
  • LightTwig
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • March 14, 2012, 1:03 pm
Don't worry about it, it's nice to see someone who isn't afraid to share their negative views. While I love the site, it isn't paradise.

Rox
  • verdecraze
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • March 14, 2012, 2:35 pm
wow. you two are such gentlemen. people i want to be cool with for sure.
  • Blockorz
  • Level 27
  • Expert Blockhead
  • March 14, 2012, 2:48 am
I...am...the COMMUNITY!
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 13, 2012, 8:08 pm
Wow! That is a great post Roxie!
  • RoughSpirit
  • Level 20
  • Expert Explorer
  • March 14, 2012, 7:11 am
Did you really have to put that many tabs in?
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 14, 2012, 11:03 am
Wow! I only just realized it now......
  • RoughSpirit
  • Level 20
  • Expert Explorer
  • March 14, 2012, 11:06 am
Its ok if it wasn't intentional :3
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 14, 2012, 11:08 am
Yeeeaaaah! It wasn't on purpose.......
  • Mind_W
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Spider Rider
  • March 14, 2012, 12:52 pm
I Don't under stand how u did this
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 14, 2012, 8:37 pm
Me neither..........
  • Jacos
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • March 15, 2012, 5:19 pm
lmao
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • March 15, 2012, 7:38 pm
lmbfaob
so this is what the community is
  • Cassie
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 13, 2012, 2:42 pm
Thank you!
I'm glad to see someone else agree.

I absolutely agree that this community doesn't suck.
I visit here more than I visit the actual Minecraft Forums now.

Fav'd and diamond for you.
  • Rakqoi
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Ninja
  • March 14, 2012, 2:08 am
Heh, I used to go on the MC forum, then I took- uh, realized how pathetic their users were. Now I never ever go there except to download snapshots and certain mods (SPC and optifine)
  • Cassie
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 14, 2012, 2:33 am
They're not all bad there, I've met a few nice people but there are a lot of trolls which makes it very unfriendly.
  • Rakqoi
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Ninja
  • March 14, 2012, 2:36 am
The amount of trolls, spammers, and generally annoying people greatly outweigh the amount of good, realistic users. Thus it makes those forums entirely worth skipping over.
  • percypikmin
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Mage
  • March 15, 2012, 8:53 pm
But more adventure maps and stuff get posted on MC Forums. That's why I go on there.
  • Rakqoi
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Ninja
  • March 16, 2012, 4:42 am
Well, I don't play adventure maps. If I want to, there are enough here for my tastes. Plus, this site has over 9000 organization.
  • Cassie
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • March 14, 2012, 2:38 am
You've got a point.
  • Gobble124
  • Level 28
  • Expert Toast
  • March 13, 2012, 2:38 pm
I might be one of the Trolls. I can't decide yet....
  • sniperman08
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Herobrine
  • March 13, 2012, 2:18 pm
i agree! good blog.

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