Yeah yeah, Stoptazmo is all about stopping Tazmo or something, discussing his faults, and so on so forth. But in every thread I've read regarding the faults of Tazmo, things have always boiled down to idiocy and spouting opinion as fact. Very seldom does someone actually provide a link or evidence of any sort relevant to their cause, and whenever this is pointed out, it is usually ignored in a tirade of silly misspelled threats on Tazmo's life. Why is it that people can't think before they post, and try to actually look into what's being discussed beyond the opinion of so-and-so?
I think, in order to try and improve the intelligence of our debates on the ass that is Tazmo, some things need to be fixed:
Contribution to the conversation: Every thread has people who instead of taking the time to discuss why or how their opinions should matter in the conversation, or supporting their disagreement with actual reasoning, limit their talking to "yeah HAHHA Tazmo suks my cok I KILL HUM!!1". Contrary to the popular belief of the website, this is not a well constructed sentence. This grinds any intelligent conversation to a halt, and in effect lowers yourself to a standard only the likes of Tazmo would be able to understand.
I heard from my friend: Any fan of the show House can point you to a very relevant quote: "Everyone lies". Nowhere is this more true than on the internet, where we can lie off our asses to points unachievable in real life, and not having to worry about getting sued or having our asses kicked. Point being, if someone sees a topic, and feels that they themselves would be glorified by contributing some especially juicy tidbit that might not be true, they will feel no hesitation to do so on the internet, whether in the form of "It happened to me" or "my real life friend said". Hence, "internet is srs business".
McCarthism: In the 50's there was a man named Joe McCarthy. He liked to call people communists. If someone disagreed with him, they were a communist. The masses tended to believe it because the masses were stupid. In the 00's there was a poster named John Smith (always John Smith, since there are no Jane Does on the internet). He liked to try and destroy other's arguments using non-sensical tactics. If someone disagreed with him, he liked to point to their low post count as being correlated with low intelligence, despite the fact that many other John Smiths on the site had post counts above 1,000 of nothing but "lol yah!" while said victim had 3 or 4 posts of multi-paragraphed discussion. Sometimes, John Smith would also accuse others of being a spy for Tazmo. John Smith did not go on to recieve a Nobel Prize for breaking barriers with the human thinking process.
Evil magnet: Tazmo charges people for manga scanlations that other people created to be free for the masses. Yes, that's why I joined the site. Tazmo uses these donations to buy porn instead of maintain said site. Umm, that's a bit of a stretch, but sure why not? Tazmo stole my cosplay designs. I, uh... aren't cosplay designs usually limited to one general appearence? Tazmo kicked my dog. What? Tazmo did 9/11. Yeah, I think the point has been made here.
I'm not going to argue some points. The majority of these forums are full of 12 year olds who haven't even learned what "citing" a source is, let alone writing critique. Most people here acknowledge themselves as being totally in the clear themselves, such as with the issue of reading scanlations and not buying the manga which is still morally wrong despite the "lol perfectly legal" (it merits the point that if Tazmo's actions were much more illegal then hosting scanlations, he would have been sued long ago). There are intelligent voices on these forums, but they either tend to keep to the separate sub forums or get drowned in a sea of stupid whenever they try and make a point. Let's try to improve a little bit on our ability to speak intelligently, people. Maybe then we won't seem like a bunch of floundering idiots who simply have sore asses from Tazmo.
Also, in b4 "he's a spy with a lower post count then me".