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Old 12-30-2011, 02:44 AM
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Elitists: Every man check himself

To start off this post I am going to give a basic definition of an "Elitists" found on http://www.thefreedictionary.com/.

Elitist:
1. The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.
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a. The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.
b. Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.

Now, I understand that in airsoft (especially in Ohio) we have our Veterans and our new guys, but that does not mean that anyone should act like an "elitist". The definition explains that the status of Elitist is self titled and a belief. So in other words, an elitist thinks highly of himself.
I am sending this post out as a challenge to ALL players alike, young and old, Veterans and Noobs. Lets make sure that we use this forum as the tool is was created to be. Lets not become Elitists who talk badly about other players or disrespect them because they are ignorant or make mistakes. We can be so quick to tear people down in order to make ourselves look better. That is being an Elitist. Respect is the key to anything working smoothly. A common respect for a brother.

Some of the posts I have been seeing on the forums recently have been flirting with inappropriateness, rudeness, and demeaning behavior. They appear to be targeted at the throats of new players who are ignorant, or other players who misread the rules. These comments could very easily be read as comments from the "elite" and many are written with that intent. When it is all said and done, we are all brothers who share a common hobby. It's just a game.

So here is my challenge:
Do not fall into the "Elitist" trap. Before you post something ask yourself "Why am I posting this?" "Is it for my own personal gain as an Elitist?"

Treat everyone with respect regardless of their age, years played, and years on the forum.

At the end of the day, nobody likes an Elitist. (well unless you are one)


So.... ask yourself
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:28 AM
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Did you ask yourself, because posting something like this is kind of acting like an "elitist".

Anyways, if someone doesn't think about what they post first, I am positive that the community will make sure they never post something of the sort again.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:38 AM
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Anyways, if someone doesn't think about what they post first, I am positive that the community will make sure they never post something of the sort again.
Thats exactly what an elitist would say, so he didn't look like an elitist!

They are hiding among us!!

The guy next to you might be one, be on your guard gentlemen. This is war!
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:08 AM
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Certified Elitist, Checking in.
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+1 For D-Man.

Check myself in among the Elitists too. I mean, I've played at two prisons AND I have a PolarStar. That automatically makes me better than 3/4 of players on AO. Haha.
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Moses, I'll see your prisons, ignore your PolarStar (everyone is getting one) and raise you a G&P Stoner 63a.
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Alright while I get the intent of the post the ensuing flame war will make the bombing of Tokyo look like a candle. Thread Locked.
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