Actually, I disagree. Not more silly, anyway.
People who think mods are there to change custom titles, answer all questions and pay all maintenance costs look even more silly.
The thing that we all have to remember is, this is just a forum, whether you are a moderator or not. That having been said, they DO, like it or not, have the ability to ban, edit, or otherwise "moderate" posts therein.
My point, though, is that they are not beyond community criticism and even the most powerful dictator has to have "some" on their side, lest they by lynched :)
In any case, I have come to the personal decision that being "who I am" is worth more to me than these forums will, ever. In other words, I am not out to get any moderator, nor do I have an irresistible urge to be rebellious to all authority figures (assuming that one views moderators that way, in the first place), but I will not walk on egg-shells here, or anywhere. For the last 19 years, I have enjoyed playing Doom and all its community has to offer without giving one thought to these forums (or even Doomworld for that matter). It will not hurt my feelings at all to do this for another 19 years.
In my opinion, if you're a moderator, super or otherwise, let trolls post their bull crap, and let the others in the community pick them apart for their stupidity, and if they don't, maybe their claims hold some legitimacy?
And to Doom_is_Great:
Yeah, you're probably right, in all honesty, I have never, and hope to never, shoot anyone, so I have no first-hand experience on just how realistic blood spatter would be in those given circumstances, but I was, in my former post, only speaking of the blood spatter as being more realistic than most people probably thought. Some of the other effects in BD are surely exaggerated from a realistic perspective. I think you would need more than a shotgun (maybe a rocket launcher?) to send people flying, yards back.
Last edited by VylePhinder on Feb 11 2013 at 22:17