yeah it has changed for the good and bad. partly the bad, i can't get friends to join. my friend showed me what was wrong with OCN a long time ago in matter seconds.
so there is this guy with an OLD computer who need a second matching nvidia card, it was some limited production nvidia 7950 like gts or gtx or something. and flat mentioned it was purely for fun and sentimental value and that he was looking for a video card and to please not tell him it wasn't worth it and to buy a new card.
what do you supposed happened?
Yup, "go buy a new video card, sentimental value inst' worth it". there was another thread where something was happening with a guys cpu fan after replacing it, it was PWM and he wanted to know WHY
it was happening, 2 pages of "buy a new fan". he was bit of dick but, can't blame him after 2 pages of that crap. it turned in to war with a bunch people saying learning why is stupid and pointless and me and maybe 1 ot two others trying to back up scientific inquiry.
That's just the tip of the ice berg baby. cussing. the policies on cussing are so stupid and ridiculous. if you could see my infractions you owuld see i'm 1 infraction away from perma ban, and several of those are just from posting the letter derivations. ypu. say you wanted to say Bull Malarky, well that;s against the rules but, say you post B.M. instead yup that's an infraction too.
i get they want it to be a family friendly site, i get that i do. which it isn't and never will be. never mind half naked girl avatars or weird/disgusting/ugly avatars that pop up. but, there is certain level in between bible thumper and full blown sailor talk. there is balance and that balance needs to respected, specially since this is a 13 and up site.
some crossword need to be allowed, the F word... no, the A word: yes, the D word: yes, the S word: yes cusswords are the spice of writing , there are some cases where they are need to convey a certain level of something. like the level of frustration. "this mobo isn't just bad it's worthless pile of s word that isn't worth the materials it's made" "i'm beyond p worded, never ever buy this pile of s word... ever!" i'm tired of being infracted for just uses of cusswords, though some of those infractions were earned and were just as some uses weren't but, i've grown up and learned since then.
not like there couldn't be a 13 and under filter dropped in place any ways.
EDIT: i also forgot to mention that by default the target audience for such a site in teen and young adult to adult. it just comes with the territory. you don't see little 8 year old timmy posting on OCN about what AMD mobo to get that has 8+2 phase VRM.Edited by cdoublejj - 9/17/13 at 10:05am