I don't know about all of you guys, but I have been just sick of all the idiots that have overrun these forums--in the past few months especially. I have to steel myself to wade through the bullshit every time I want to check for Diablo news.
I don't blame the admins for this, they can only attempt to regulate the madness. I imagine this site will return to some level of non-douchebaggery in the coming months. But until that time, I personally am taking a break from posting here.
For those of you who are similarly annoyed, maybe you've discovered this and maybe you haven't, but the Diablo subreddit is actually really great. The community has a very small percentage of smacktards and trolls, and the upvote/downvote system puts those idiots in their place without much fuss. I haven't been much of a redditor in the past, but the diablo subreddit is just amazing.
I fully realized how much better the diablo subreddit is than diablofans and battlenet forums last night during the server troubles. People were posting threads of helpful information, passing eachother guest passes, and just generally helping eachother pass the time until servers stabilized on r/diablo. On battlenet? QQ threads everywhere. Here? More QQ threads (one in particular about how blizzard had betrayed them with error 37 leaps to mind, as if Blizz didn't want to launch smoothly as much as anyone else). It was a wake up call to how much these forums have been dragged into the abyss by the flood of new, terrible people.
reddit.com/r/diablo for those who are totally unfamiliar with reddit. Most of you probably are.
Anyhoo, I hope those of you looking for something else will come check it out! I imagine some of you awful excuses for human beings will come along as well, but reddit has lots of ways of dealing with you people Bring it!
I have to agree with you here. Wasn't just months ago, diablofans was overrun by people when dfans held that "caption this" contest which was last year if I remember correctly. Most of the new guys make the most retarded threads and asks questions about the game which has been known for months. Well it's not actually that bad, it's as you said, sifting through threads ie coming back after 1 or 2 days of absence from dfans. Yes you could just read the front page, but devoted dfans-fans wants to post too; and posting or making new threads with genuinely useful/interesting news/idea/shit is often overlooked with all the created threads.
Don't take a break from posting, it's most likely gonna be the same when you come back. Just head over to the URT and talk to people if you need to post some interesting titbits or just wanna talk. Believe me that thread is really busy, a couple of pages a day at least. And the people there are awesome!
As for the Diablo subreddit, I've been checking it for probably 1-2 months now and it is indeed great! One guy posted a possible solution to log into Diablo 3. "Type in your username & password and hit enter. Then press cancel before the error shows. Type the info in again and voila!!" He did it twice and it worked each time as well as a commenter that tried it out and also worked for him. They posted that QQ reviews of users on Metacritic, gave awesome advice to a fellow female redditor on how to surprise her husband after his slumber before getting started playing D3, since she know little about Diablo and males minds connected to video games. "Wake him up with a nice bj." was the best among the answers.
I'd recommend checking it out as well, has some super cool stuff going on there!
Edit: Saw after my post that you posted this at about 20h30 and almost 4 hours later somebody finally replied! lol.