StingTalk is a registered message board now? Whatta bunch of wimps.
Filed under Georgia Tech Football, The Blogosphere
Yep. Probably partly my fault for registering, lurking and occasionally mixing it up with them. I never had so many people tell me to commit suicide in my life. That new interface is snazzy, though. They took that circa-1998 message board look and updated to 2003-ish, at least.
I’ll remember to blame you when I can’t mine their board this November for blog fodder. 😉
Establish a fake Gmail account and lurk. That’s what I plan to do between now and the start of the season.
Maybe I’ll just make you GTP’s roving StingTalk reporter. 😉
I’ll gladly do it if I can “get inside.” I think you’ll agree my email address for this board isn’t gonna work.
They actually will jump all over you even if you agree with them, all because of your UGA affiliation. I’ve never seen so much built up frustration and outward hostility in my life, and the very select few times I posted there I was immediately attacked for again pretty much agreeing with the topic at hand, which had nothing to do with either UGA or tech.
A year or so ago I just happened to visit for kicks, and they were talking about ESPN being too strong of a voice in CFB while pimping the SEC — something to that effect. Well, I actually made the mistake of chiming in and agreeing with them, yet almost immediately I was told to go back to making french fries, along all the other unimaginative, repetitive stuff they’ve said for decades. It was disturbingly weird and, as much as we don’t get along with, say, UF and UT fans, I don’t recall them ever acting in such a way when again you’re being polite and agreeing with whatever topic they’re discussing.
It’s called a little brother complex where a fan base gets gets their butt kicked so thoroughly and frequently by the other program in their geographical proximity that they become obsessed with hating the school they cannot beat. This then gets exacerbated by the fact that their own program can’t sustain much success and that they are but an after thought to the school they hate which perpetuates the cycle. Little brother complex should not be confused with a genuine rivalry where while both teams may hate each other they are not a)obsessed with said rival and b)BOTH programs have achieved success. Duke / north Carolina is a rivalry. Tech/ Georgia, nc state / north Carolina, Texas A&M / Texas (yes even with the aggies recent success and UT’s decline ) are little brother complexes.
3&G, the tech alums and fans I know are pretty reasonable. They’re happy when they beat us but, otherwise, are laid back about the rivalry. I know the “THWG” is their tradition, and they don’t mean anything by it. They also understand that Georgia grads are just as smart as they are.
It’s those who have the inferiority / little brother complex who are insufferable. Also, a lot of people say things from behind an anonymous keyboard they would never consider saying to someone’s face.
Agree, and matter of fact brother in law is a Tech grad. I actually run into quite a few up here in the D.C. area, and most of my encounters with them have been great. With that said, the Stingtalk posters are the worst of the bunch and do a really bad disservice to GT.
No doubt people are different online than they are in person; myself included to a lesser extent (I’m not as opinionated and rarely engage in arguments/debates in person). This is my lone outlet — aside from an occasional aviation forum — and I’ve never done any type of social media.
You always had to register to comment, subject to approval by moderator. Now you have to register even to view.
It’s their clubhouse. No girlz allowed.
Never had any interest in commenting there. But I mourn the loss of reading comedy gold.
As mentioned above, commenting there is a rather pointless exercise, as you’ll be immediately jumped on and called lame, juvenile names regardless of your overall opinion.
I found that out the hard way. I do want to get to where I can lurk again – that shit is weirdly hilarious to me – but I doubt I’ll ever comment there again. Except maybe as a spoof concern troll and Paul Johnson’s biggest fan. 😉
I thought that North Ave wannabe U are all girl school.
Post of the day!
There goes one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions — reveling in the schadenfreude of StingTalk’s impotent rage, paranoia, sour-grapes rationalizing, and transparent self-loathing after another COFH loss.
3-9 with CPJ locked in through the end of the 2020 season.
It is going to be a very lonely place.
If a Nerd rages on the internet, and no one’s there to see it, does it make a sound?
only a slight buzz
“Every guy on our team is a potential cornerback right now.” — Kirby Smart, AB-H, 3/2/21
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