Saturday, January 26, 2013
Too bad the latest squabble concerns The Price is Right, a show I'm notoriously indifferent to. Shopping and shopping games just ain't my thing. I cover the show because it's one of the top game shows in the U.S., so I can't ignore it. But I rarely watch and really don't care about the incessant Internet bickering over whether Drew is a worthy successor to Bob or an evil usurper of the TPiR throne.
Which doesn't mean that other people don't care. Oh boy, do they care. One of the posters at Game Show Garbage (pointedly disclaimed by all the other posters on the site) has just dumped a steaming pile on Golden-Road.Net, the main anti-Drew site. Naturally, this has generated an emphatic response from the golden-roaders.
Frankly, the golden-road crowd seems to have the better of this argument to me. Dissing an entire site because of the questionable manners of a few posters is ridiculous. Any Internet bulletin board attracts lots of civil and lots of not so civil comments. It's always a mixed bag.
I should disclaim an interest. Before he gets to the heavy dump on the golden-roaders, the poster on Game Show Garbage also takes a hack at the GSN boards, where I hang out. Oh well, I won't lose sleep over it.
UPDATE: Just saw a thread on Game Show Forum about the dustup. It's generally critical of the Game Show Garbage guy. By the way, I think the Garbage-man has it exactly wrong about BuzzerBlog. Chad Mosher's posts are a lot more interesting to me than Alex Davis'.
UPDATED UPDATE: The Game Show Garbage guy has toned down his post somewhat. The stuff about Chad Mosher got pulled, for instance.