I'm not really planning on talking about the recent Dtoid Sucks stuff that's been going around. Some comments by people are shared by me, some are not, but I suppose all are valid, because a community inspired site, should always let the community speak their mind...unless their mind is filled with bigoted gobshitery.
I'm slowing back on my participation from many websites, primarily social ones and also some sites that I wrote for, because I was getting zero out of it and I can't afford to continue doing stuff for free.
I have my own opinions about negative aspects of Dtoid, so this isn't blind lust and people that know me, know I don't lick arse but instead throw angry horny sheep at people that do, in my mind. This is just me writing my opinions on Dtoid members, and ONLY the members, especially those that reside sensually in the forums. If you don't frequent the forums, then you don't know what you're missing.
In my personal opinion and from my personal experience, the following is complete and utter bullshit and stems from a blind sighted hypocritical viewpoint.
I'm blanking out names because the point of this isn't to send harassment. If you're desperate to know sources, you'll find them yourself.
It's the fecking opposite of a bro-club, what are you even...
Dtoid forums is a place where I came totally and honestly, as myself and was able to make friends, some of the most consistent in putting up with me and being generally awesome, sadly are located across the big blue pond.
The members there for the most part, will come together and help people if they need advice, an ear to tongue tickle their woes into or help with promoting something that either benefits the community or an individuals personal endevours.
Dtoid forums and front page...well the CBLOGS!!, consists of a population that are mixed in colour, shape, interest, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. There are cliques, some tighter than others, in an off putting manner, but there is no "one group is kinder than the other", because naturally if you are not in that clique you won't be afforded the same close knitness...nitnurse?
Dtoid has too many kind, funny, open members for the entire place, forums or front page to be condemned based on personal conflicts with a few.
But it's not always lovey dovey and that's...good. Because there is more value in sincerity and being honest about your personal differences. Support can come in many manners, it does not have to be bound to your set of personalised rules, to be valid. People can agree and disagree on elements of a similar topic and that does not lesson either parties integrity.
I'm not sure why I suddenly feel so defensive off this place, when I myself have also chastised it for a lot of bullshit, but at the end of the day I'm not blinded enough to spur bullshit because of personal spurning. I suppose when I see bullshit being said about people I know to be decent it just riles me. I think I'm better at leaping to protect others, than I am myself, but it's not like anyone needs protecting, pffft this isn't a fucking episode of real life prerblums.
The Forums are full of lovely assmunchers, Usedtabe will help you get fit, send you unPC hilarity and Zombieplatypus will help you out if you need illustrations or a PM when you are feeling like shit that will cheer you up. Panzadolphin will for some reason send you images of daytime soap leading female characters posing in disturbingly erotic manners.
Mxy and Mom will participate in a video lending their time and voices to spooky gaming stories to entertain people and then help plug it and they'll also put in a kind word on Twitter or Communtoid for an event you're hosting that's going absolutely nowhere but they see the good.
Nihil and Tarvu will give you the most unexpected smile on your face by supporting something you do wholly for yourself, while also making you wish they'd get internet aids because of the latters love of the most disgusting film character ever. PhilK WON'T send the dickpics you gave him to his family...I dunno why brah, I dunno why. What's wrong with you mate?
All of the above isn't just general, it's personal experience. And I've not named even half the cool people I've met since joining this place. I've had some bullshit to that's not worth my luminous time. But I've seen more displays of awesomeness.
I've never encountered a place where people in droves gave their time and money to help others within their online community, I've never seen another forum where people air their raw feelings and will be shown kindness but also won't be bullshitted to just for the sake of it. There's some behind the scenes nonsense, some mismanagement and well hid-fakery, same as anywhere but the public front, the posts, the comments, the support and interaction outweigh it all.
There's no other community like Dtoid and some people may say "pfft thank God", but that's a childish way of looking at something that you don't truly participate in or have the first clue about.
So if you ever wondered what the mentality was of the Dtoid members as a whole, especially the forums, that's is honestly what you're getting, if you don't act like a self righteous asshole. Be friendly, open and stand your ground. It's simple enough. Find out for yourself.