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Keeping It Classy

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Keeping It Classy

Postby JaredL » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:26 am

Every day I visit this other Cartoon site - one well known for always Brewing up trouble - mostly out of habit. It's the sort of thing where, despite the many reasons given here, I'd been waiting for the site itself to give me a reason to stop reading. I think they finally gave it to me with the classiest headline I've seen in a while - "James Baxter teaches the internet to draw Croods porn". :roll:

The only redeeming part of the post were the comments I saw, calling the guy out for shamelessly titling the article to get clicks and ad revenue. I'm sure those comments will be deleted soon enough.

...forget trolling for clicks, at what point does a headline like that count as slander?
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Re: Keeping It Classy

Postby SNAKEBITE » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:50 pm

Well, considering this site has been blamed for the same thing in the past, and yours truly has engaged many people on this board who like to be aggressive and rude...and I sure enough returned the favor...so I'm no innocent of "barking" as they have said. Hahahaha. But I would challenge my personal sense and sensibility with a certain group of fraudulent and slanderous people who seem to be at the top, or hanging out around there in hopes the top will rubbed off on them.

All I can say is poopoo doodoo heads. Because I've returned to my childhood, as my Ma pointed out, and I like it here. I'm having fun while these dudes are pretending. And thats what I want to support in others. Start having fun and you'll find yourself in much better company.
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Re: Keeping It Classy

Postby Charles » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:08 pm

Looks like more and more people are realizing what we've known all along through experience with said parties.

I'd rather be happy in the company of cool people. :)

Amidi was a member on the AN Forums for years. So was Jerry. Couldn't hack it here so they went off to play.

By the way here's someone with a big hello to AN at an industry event a year and a half ago. Keeping it classy indeed! ;)

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Re: Keeping It Classy

Postby JaredL » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:04 pm

Joke's on me, I guess - I vaguely remembered that site having at least some integrity at some point. Maybe I just imagined it.
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Re: Keeping It Classy

Postby SNAKEBITE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:18 pm

It was probably the class you brought with you. ;)
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Re: Keeping It Classy

Postby Charles » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:29 pm

What you have in essence is an individual who's used sensationalist tactics to develop traffic in shameless ways and then censor and control discussion under the guise of leading the conversation.

What I personally went through and was subjected to by virtue of a free speech forum for the professional animation community for years, at a time when the industry was in a big upheaval and transition, was not something that I would ever care to experience again.

Amidi has gotten away with things that by comparison are far worse than anything that one would see on AN or anything I did or said and there's no outrage or reaction like what I went through with AN.

I found it impossible to be friends with him or his former partner. Both are failed animators while in school and turned their attention and attitudes towards commentary and editorial content instead. They play the community like a bad fiddle. They are free to say whatever they want about anyone or anything they want but when they're called out they throw a sanctimonious fit and quit.

They don't draw nor animate, they're not filmmakers, they're not even very good writers. They've become successful by utilizing content that others create and by behaving with an extraordinary professional immaturity and apparently people in the biz don't seem nor mind nor care but that may be changing. Case in point the departure of Beck.

The dysfunction in animation which I've been talking about for years is embodied in their site. My experiences with them have been universally negative. I can't think of any redeeming aspect to my interactions with either. It's been very disappointing but liberating as well.

Life goes on! Put you time and energy into people who love you and who won't stab you in the back for more hits on their site.
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