I hate the term “chill” when used to tell a person who is a annoyed to calm down. It seems really obnoxious to tell a person to “chill”. It seems like a way of discounting their feelings about a subject. I hate it when people tell me to “chill”. When they tell me to “chill”, do I calm down? No. I get more infuriated. Something that might have only been slightly annoying to me before becomes extremely annoying afterward.
You know what else I hate? People who specifically rule out joining all Invision boards because they hate Invision? I hate XMB, but I still belong to quite a few XMB boards. It seems really stupid and superficial to me to just completely rule out a board because of the software it uses. That’s like not commenting on someone’s blog because they don’t use your favorite blogging script. It’s childish and ridiculous!
I get that people have a right to join whatever board they feel most comfortable with, but to not give the people at the board a chance because you don’t like the way that board looks? I think that’s just stupid. A board isn’t about the software that is used. It’s about the community that makes up the board.
I have pretty much accepted that Celestial will probably never be one of the more popular boards. I mean, after 3 years, its got 400+ members, but only a few of those actually post. I don’t really know why people don’t like it. Maybe its that I used Invision instead of phpBB or XMB? Maybe its that I’m not as popular as other board owners out there? Maybe I have too many forums to choose from on there? Maybe its just fate? Maybe its that I can’t afford to buy a domain for Celestial? Whatever it is, I’m cool with it. I’d love for the boards to be busy and have lots of members who actually took the time to post on there. I’d love for people to actually know what Celestial is without me having to explain it. I’d love for my boards to not be ignored by some of the people that I respect on other boards. But that won’t happen. 🙁 Celestial will just have to be the best board that no one goes to.