View Full Version : The oldschool members of boxingscene


pelonxsoldier28
01-09-2010, 01:13 AM
i remember when i first started on this site back in 2004. yea i had to change my name cause i got banned. back then i remember when this forum was great. it was all facts, and when someone stated an opinion it was discussed in an appropriate way. what happened to our beloved boxingscene?

Clegg
01-09-2010, 01:44 AM
I think part of the problem is popularity.

If the forum attracts 10 new posters and just one of them is bad, then there's a chance that it lowers the entire tone, due to threads about various ATGs being bums, or threads about unspectacular modern paper champions being able to beat some of the best of previous eras.

Even when an interesting thread is started, it sometimes gets sidetracked by personal insults and accusations.

This is part of the reason that I'm glad about boxing not being all that popular (at least where I am, in the UK) because anytime there's a big fight involving a UK boxer, the viewpoints expressed by most British people tend to be a mixture of ignorance and stupidity.

1SILVA
01-09-2010, 03:05 AM
I think part of the problem is popularity.

If the forum attracts 10 new posters and just one of them is bad, then there's a chance that it lowers the entire tone, due to threads about various ATGs being bums, or threads about unspectacular modern paper champions being able to beat some of the best of previous eras.

Even when an interesting thread is started, it sometimes gets sidetracked by personal insults and accusations.

This is part of the reason that I'm glad about boxing not being all that popular (at least where I am, in the UK) because anytime there's a big fight involving a UK boxer, the viewpoints expressed by most British people tend to be a mixture of ignorance and stupidity.

Spot on!!!!!!!

sonnyboyx2
01-09-2010, 04:04 AM
I think part of the problem is popularity.

If the forum attracts 10 new posters and just one of them is bad, then there's a chance that it lowers the entire tone, due to threads about various ATGs being bums, or threads about unspectacular modern paper champions being able to beat some of the best of previous eras.

Even when an interesting thread is started, it sometimes gets sidetracked by personal insults and accusations.

This is part of the reason that I'm glad about boxing not being all that popular (at least where I am, in the UK) because anytime there's a big fight involving a UK boxer, the viewpoints expressed by most British people tend to be a mixture of ignorance and stupidity.
100% correct

MANGLER
01-09-2010, 04:06 AM
The kids took over. World Awaits created a new mainstream star and a bunch of kids who know nothin else of the sport hopped on the bandwagon and made this a fan site rather than a boxing site.

HaglerSteelChin
01-09-2010, 04:12 AM
The kids took over. World Awaits created a new mainstream star and a bunch of kids who know nothin else of the sport hopped on the bandwagon and made this a fan site rather than a boxing site.

i am glad that people have left hook tua on their sig. He was a poster that on occassion disagreed with me, but it was respectful. He was informative and did contribute to the forum. Unlike some who just bring negativity and try to put others down. The forum needs more posters like left hook.

Slimey Limey
01-09-2010, 09:43 AM
Old men, this section wasn't much diffirent. You had someone named Butterfly spoiling every thread arguing with everyone. You had Sabbath and Yaman trying to e-murder eachother. You had Londonringrules pissing people off. etc.
Good ol' days my arse.

One more round
01-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Old men, this section wasn't much diffirent. You had someone named Butterfly spoiling every thread arguing with everyone. You had Sabbath and Yaman trying to e-murder eachother. You had Londonringrules pissing people off. etc.
Good ol' days my arse.

I wish this guy would **** off.

abdiel2k3
01-09-2010, 07:41 PM
wholllleeeeee lotta fandom
for all kinds of fighters
we all have our favorites
but we all knew their limits or had no problem with facts
but somewhere along the line
ALL fighters have gotten god like status

chrismart83
01-09-2010, 11:50 PM
I was a long time reader of the forums, before i made an account and posted.
Seems for every 1 good post where a boxing debate takes place , there is 10 'Euro bum' or 'Fat Yank' posts.

There is some good posters on the site though. I just tend to pick carefully which threads i post in to be honest.

paSSion
01-10-2010, 02:25 AM
i am pretty new to this forum. sounds great that the boxingscene is a good social forum. i want improve it also with my posts and my knowledge.

Bundana
01-10-2010, 09:01 AM
Though I've been a huge boxing fan for many years, I'm also relatively new to boxingscene. As I'm not really interested in several hundred posts saying pretty much the same thing about Pacquiao-Mayweater, I'm mostly here in the history section... where I enjoy reading what sensible, knowledgeable people have to say about different subjects. You know, people who can express an opinion without having to use words like "idiot", "moron" or "nuthugger" in every other sentence!

Therefore, it's very frustrating to see, how certain people are doing their utmost to spoil the fun for the rest of us! People who are obviously only in here to pick a fight, so they can find someone to badmouth in never-ending discussions... thus ruining what could otherwise have been enjoyable, interesting threads.

And then there are those, who get some childish pleasure out of simply being different! They will start some absurd thread, where they, against better knowledge (at least I hope so!), make some ludicrous statement ("SRR wasn't really that good and spent his whole career fighting nothing but bums")... in the hope that some of us will take the bait.

There ought to be some sort of "moron-filter", so the most ridiculous posts automatically got weeded out, but since this of course isn't possible, how about this: Instead of entering into futile discussions with these people, why not simply ignore them? I mean completely! If we never responded to their nonsense, wouldn't their posts die out and wither away much quicker? Just a thought.

GJC
01-10-2010, 09:47 AM
Though I've been a huge boxing fan for many years, I'm also relatively new to boxingscene. As I'm not really interested in several hundred posts saying pretty much the same thing about Pacquiao-Mayweater, I'm mostly here in the history section... where I enjoy reading what sensible, knowledgeable people have to say about different subjects. You know, people who can express an opinion without having to use words like "idiot", "moron" or "nuthugger" in every other sentence!

Therefore, it's very frustrating to see, how certain people are doing their utmost to spoil the fun for the rest of us! People who are obviously only in here to pick a fight, so they can find someone to badmouth in never-ending discussions... thus ruining what could otherwise have been enjoyable, interesting threads.

And then there are those, who get some childish pleasure out of simply being different! They will start some absurd thread, where they, against better knowledge (at least I hope so!), make some ludicrous statement ("SRR wasn't really that good and spent his whole career fighting nothing but bums")... in the hope that some of us will take the bait.

There ought to be some sort of "moron-filter", so the most ridiculous posts automatically got weeded out, but since this of course isn't possible, how about this: Instead of entering into futile discussions with these people, why not simply ignore them? I mean completely! If we never responded to their nonsense, wouldn't their posts die out and wither away much quicker? Just a thought.
I think you may have something there :)

Slimey Limey
01-10-2010, 11:48 AM
^^He really doesn't, mate.

Tell me Bundana, how shocked were you when you saw people in here who don't see SGR and Louis as immortal, flawless boxing Gods? Did it hurt and feel completely unnatural? Does it go against everything you were ever spoonfed about the sport of boxing?

GJC
01-10-2010, 11:51 AM
^^He really doesn't, mate.

Tell me Bundana, how shocked were you when you saw people in here who don't see SGR and Louis as immortal, flawless boxing Gods? Did it hurt and feel completely unnatural? Does it go against everything you were ever spoonfed about the sport of boxing?
Your problem is slimey you don't really put much up. I'd have far more respect if you said I believe Greb was the greatest pfp fighter because..... But you won't and if anyone else pushed Greb forward you'd picks holes in them. Just the way you are I guess

BritishBoxing92
01-10-2010, 12:30 PM
i remember when i first started on this site back in 2004. yea i had to change my name cause i got banned. back then i remember when this forum was great. it was all facts, and when someone stated an opinion it was discussed in an appropriate way. what happened to our beloved boxingscene?

i respect the website...hell i might only be 17 and only been here since september 09 but i think all the bad stuff started happening when the talks and build up to the Mayweather/Pacqiuao fights were up....then it got really out of hand in my opinion....i might not be old school BUT i wish all the arguments and constant names being chucked around like "*****s" or "*******s" wernt bein constantly used 24/7...anyways Good post (y) :D

Slimey Limey
01-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Your problem is slimey you don't really put much up. I'd have far more respect if you said I believe Greb was the greatest pfp fighter because..... But you won't and if anyone else pushed Greb forward you'd picks holes in them. Just the way you are I guess

I used to do that before. But like I said in another thread, it would be a waste of time now because it doesn't matter who I bring up that I think is better. I'm a fast learner. It will be seen as redicilous and unnatural to these nuthuggers.

I think that's the only problem this forum has. It's not nuthuggers or haters or constant flaming. It's the lack of BALANCE. And that is what I try to bring but I get condemned for it.

GJC
01-10-2010, 02:38 PM
I used to do that before. But like I said in another thread, it would be a waste of time now because it doesn't matter who I bring up that I think is better. I'm a fast learner. It will be seen as redicilous and unnatural to these nuthuggers.

I think that's the only problem this forum has. It's not nuthuggers or haters or constant flaming. It's the lack of BALANCE. And that is what I try to bring but I get condemned for it.


Well it must have been before my time as its not something i've seen you do unfortunately. I would certainly be more inclined to read your posts were you to revert to that approach.
No one ever gets criticised for trying to bring balance but if that is what you are trying to do why not do it in a more contructive and less agressive way?