The funny thing about running CoasterBuzz the last few years is that there is an element of humanity that seems to be hell bent on pissing me off and self-pleasuring themselves by somehow trying to prove me wrong or call me names or whatever.
I'll be the first to admit that I do as I please and don't apologize for it. I'm the most honest son of a bitch in coaster enthusiast circles if you ask me. I run a site that will be interesting to me, and that means deleting the dumb shit found on other sites. My goal is not to be popular, but to enjoy myself in my down time.
So some dumbass decides to link to some shit on some other site where people are talking about me. Don't know what it said because he edited the link. Having just had one of the best weekends in a long ass time, I came up with the response that really put things into perspective for me...
"I don't know what the original link said, and frankly, I don't care. While you guys were wasting time with this high school nonsense I was getting drunk and cuttin' da rug at a friend's wedding. While I was grinding with hot chicks, beer in hand below the disco lights, some kids are sitting in their underwear in front of a computer screen scratching their ass and getting hot and bothered about a bunch of people they'll never meet on some stupid Web sites.
Now think really hard if I am to be bothered by anything said.
People would have a lot more fun in online communities if they'd stick to the topic at hand instead of worrying about what the site owner is doing with the place. People get so damn wrapped up in personalities that they're incapable of avoiding pissing contests and worrying about who has bigger genitals."
I can't tell you how good that felt. I don't generally lash out at this kind of stuff, I just delete it and move on with my life. Not only did I serve a reality check for the silly kids, but also one for myself, reminding me that my little "hobby" must be about the fun, and not consume precious time away from my life.
One note, in retrospect, is that the "kid" comment probably wasn't fair, as there are certainly a lot of good kids out there who participate in the forum. Hell, I had to boot some older moron who was spamming the site, only to watch him bitch and moan in other forums about getting booted. If I had to guess he was pushing 40.
Damn did I have a good time this weekend, even if I paid the price Sunday!