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Stop it with the internet cliques.
« on: August 08, 2010, 07:12:37 AM »
Reply from other thread, this was split into it's own topic
"And stop it with the Internet cliques. I'm currently at the stage of contemplating whether or not to even look at the forums for stupid shit like this."


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Okay, I'll start off with clean slate and also attempt to reply to some of the posts in one generalization.

I've been on here long enough to see the start of what I call "Internet Cliques", (Grammar Nazis was the first one from my understanding), and I've seen what this has turned APK into. Real discussions concerning real issues in our training have slowed down significantly, while Internet socializing has increased dramatically. On top of that, these groups are started and people just join the bandwagon and go raging with it every chance they get, and I'm not quite sure why. Maybe it makes them feel like their part of something, which in that case they are looking in the wrong place. What makes you part of the Parkour community is doing Parkour, and all of the hard work and training that comes with it. Not being part of some Internet elitist group. And if your looking for some Internet cred, earn it by being part of the important discussions through sharing your own personal experiences from Parkour in whatever way it applies to the discussion. Sometimes I think some of you post more than you actually train Parkour.

I may be wrong, but this is how I see it.

On a sidenote, in no way am I speaking of GorillaPK. That actually has focus on important discussion with Parkour training.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 07:35:02 AM »
And stop it with the Internet cliques. I'm currently at the stage of contemplating whether or not to even look at the forums for stupid shit like this.

David, I'm a bit confused about what you mean by this.  Care to elaborate a bit further? 

I don't consider myself part of any Internet clique.  Never have. 

And what exactly did you mean by "stupid shit like this?"  All I'm trying to do is simply point a few things out that I have noticed over the course of my time here that have bothered myself--and apparently several others--and empower people who are unaware of how these things grate on peoples' nerves to stop doing them. 

People won't know that there's a problem if it's not pointed out.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 08:20:26 AM »
"Stupid shit like this" was refering to the Internet cliques, not this thread.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 08:34:46 AM »
Chris, I believe he's referring to groups like the Night Hawks and whatnot.

Great post! I usually try to read through my writing at least once before posting, and if necessary, use the "Modify" button in the bottom right if I have forgotten something. (Such as adding this!)
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 09:25:38 AM »
And stop it with the Internet cliques. I'm currently at the stage of contemplating whether or not to even look at the forums for stupid shit like this.

David I don't know if you know this but in the world of parkour... I hate to say this... dun dun duuuun APK is an internet clique. 

Night Hawks, the Roof Police, and any others, so long as they behave and fallow the rules and common forum ethics of the forum, which Chis did a good job restating, are harmless.  If you have a problem with any said group or member let us know in a personal message.  Just besure to include a link to the tread.  We will read it and go over it in a non-bias case by case manner.  There is no need to disband such groups and in all honesty I think doing so would be a bad idea as well as an unfair one. 

Point of this tread wasn't to go on about new rules or what should or shouldn't be but just a lesson on forum ethics.

I will be the first to say my spelling sucks.  There are ways to spell check your posts even on a forum.  Google Chrome is a good way and so is Firefox.  When I don't have access to either of these I find myself in a tough spot.  So if you notice a post with a lot of miss spellings let me know so when I get home I can do a spell check.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 09:34:02 AM »
Chris, I believe he's referring to groups like the Night Hawks and whatnot.

Great post! I usually try to read through my writing at least once before posting, and if necessary, use the "Modify" button in the bottom right if I have forgotten something. (Such as adding this!)
what the f#ck have we done to anyone?
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 09:35:18 AM »
Don't worry about it Andrew already dealt with the situation. Try rereading my post.  No need in causing trouble.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 09:41:22 AM »
what the f#ck have we done to anyone?

Evan was just saying what David could have meant by cliques. I don't think he was singling any group out.

I really don't want to see a flame war in this thread, on anyones' part of flaming or being flamed...
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 09:53:43 AM »
gotcha ;)
but i dont really know of any other "cliques" on APK
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 09:55:27 AM »
Night Hawks,
Roof Police,
Search Bar Nazis,
Grammar Nazis, etc.

One might consider Gorilla PK.

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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2010, 09:55:47 AM »
If you are in the bro clique raise your hand!   ;D
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2010, 09:57:53 AM »
Enough talk about the cliques.  Its a divergent topic.  If you wish we can start a topic debating the usefulness and flaws of said groups.
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 09:59:54 AM »
Night Hawks,
Roof Police,
Search Bar Nazis,
Grammar Nazis, etc.

One might consider Gorilla PK.

lol i'm in almost all of those :/
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Re: stop it with the Internet cliques.
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 10:06:02 AM »
Topic split.
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Re: Stop it with the internet cliques.
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 11:17:44 AM »
Well, if I started a topic on this I would have put much more into my post. What I wrote isn't even thread worthy. Might write a thread worthy post in a bit.

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Re: stop it with the Internet cliques.
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 11:57:05 AM »
Night Hawks,
Roof Police,
Search Bar Nazis,
Grammar Nazis, etc.

One might consider Gorilla PK.


The last one actually has most of its members go out and train every day.

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Re: stop it with the Internet cliques.
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 12:08:34 PM »
Night Hawks,
Roof Police,
Search Bar Nazis,
Grammar Nazis, etc.

One might consider Gorilla PK.


I don't find this topic all that useful or enlightening, but I am 100% for the free flow of conversation and ideas, so do as you will.

As for what qualifies as an "internet clique"... I do find it coincidental that the groups above seem to have their own logo and the members post such logos in their signature block...

As Kyle Rudolph mentioned, however, if you see each other/train on a regular basis, I'd hardly call that an "internet clique." 

Now as for the "roof police" that's another story...
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Re: Stop it with the internet cliques.
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2010, 12:14:00 PM »
@David... Just add it on to this so every one who had posted here can see your reasoning and rational.  So we can better serve the flow of intelligent discussion.
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Re: Stop it with the internet cliques.
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 12:15:05 PM »
Made up internet groups are dumb

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Re: Stop it with the internet cliques.
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2010, 12:21:47 PM »
@David... Just add it on to this so every one who had posted here can see your reasoning and rational.  So we can better serve the flow of intelligent discussion.

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made up internet groups are dumb

I like how these came one after the other  :P
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