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01-09-2012, 06:00 PM
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It's difficult being a Canuck fan on the internet isn't it?

I take it in good fun most of the time and am not actually bothered by it.
But any disagreement can be successfully refuted by our poor history (LMAO 41 YEAR VIRGINS) or the questionable on-ice tactics some of our players utilize.
Or on the flip side, you deal with a number of canuck homers that don't recognize any of the things the Canucks do.

How do you handle this?

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01-09-2012, 06:06 PM
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How do you handle this?
By not joining a hockey message board.

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01-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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If you are saintly enough to manage it, try to model good behavior. Otherwise, just keep your expectations nice and low. By definition, half of the people you meet are below average!

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01-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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Last year, after game 6 vs Chicago and after game 7 vs Boston, at the risk of being radical, it was was only what I could imagine what is what like to be of colour below the Mason-Dixon line in the 1920s.

Not that I understand what that is like, but it was pretty bad.

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01-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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Not really.

It's far more tough being a canuck fan in real life. Historically speaking.

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01-09-2012, 06:56 PM
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Far worse to be a canucks fan offline and in Vancouver. I facepalm and die a little inside whenever I hear friends, acquaintances and colleagues who are "fans" but don't educate themselves on the goings-on of the team and of the game repeat baseless rumors they hear on the radio/tv and read on the internet.

how many times have we all had to put up with people making snarky comments about how the sedins are soft or how luongo is the only reason the canucks lost in the playoffs for the last 3 seasons?

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01-09-2012, 07:05 PM
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Last year, after game 6 vs Chicago and after game 7 vs Boston, at the risk of being radical, it was was only what I could imagine what is what like to be of colour below the Mason-Dixon line in the 1920s.

Not that I understand what that is like, but it was pretty bad.
This is a new Godwin's law. Claiming to be harassed like a black person in a socially segregated society.

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01-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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Not really at all.

Don't look to pick fights or antagonize other posters and nobody will really care what team you cheer for.

Even though it's tempting, try to avoid being a white knight and rushing to defend the Canucks from the hordes of Canuck naysayers. For the vast majority of them, nothing you can possibly say and no amount of stats you can possibly post will ever get them to change their minds on the Canucks - it's just not worth it. A majority of posters, for whatever reason, still consider Ryan Miller to be a vastly superior goaltender to Luongo. Hell, even a bunch of Canuck fans think that. Who cares though? They disagree and refuse to look at stats at all, that's their own call.

When crap like "lol keslur dives ha moar like diveler!!!" gets posted, why even respond? Who cares what OrrHoweGretzky2817 thinks about the Canucks or any of their players? He's either willfully ignorant or just trying to antagonize a fan base - neither scenario paints him to be worth your time.

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01-09-2012, 09:32 PM
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Far worse to be a canucks fan offline and in Vancouver. I facepalm and die a little inside whenever I hear friends, acquaintances and colleagues who are "fans" but don't educate themselves on the goings-on of the team and of the game repeat baseless rumors they hear on the radio/tv and read on the internet.

how many times have we all had to put up with people making snarky comments about how the sedins are soft or how luongo is the only reason the canucks lost in the playoffs for the last 3 seasons?
Yeah, this is honestly worse. It makes me want to laugh at this person straight up in their face and just walk away and burn everything.

Anyways, I find there is too much of that type of fan in Vancouver that would rather talk about the shortcomings of the franchise no matter what is happening. Yeah, way to be supportive, buddy.

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01-09-2012, 09:56 PM
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I take it in good fun most of the time and am not actually bothered by it.
But any disagreement can be successfully refuted by our poor history (LMAO 41 YEAR VIRGINS) or the questionable on-ice tactics some of our players utilize.
Or on the flip side, you deal with a number of canuck homers that don't recognize any of the things the Canucks do.

How do you handle this?
What do you mean any disagreement can be successfully refuted by poor history? Unless the argument is whether we've won a cup, that is not a valid argument. If someone pulls that out, its a sure sign that they have run out of material to back them up. Attacks and abuse come from people being unhappy, if you were 100% happy with your team or whatever it is, you wouldn't feel the need to attack others (or defend it). Remember its not personal. If you find yourself in an argument, your priority should be to stick to the truth. Argue with truthful facts, not emotion.


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01-09-2012, 10:18 PM
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You just need to apply the ignore button liberally. We don't even have it that bad honestly, imagine being a Cubs fan or a Clippers fan.

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You just need to apply the ignore button liberally. We don't even have it that bad honestly, imagine being a Cubs fan or a Clippers fan.
Or the moderate Leafs fan on the trade forums here. There seem to only be 2 or 3, but statistically speaking most just keep their heads down.

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01-09-2012, 11:23 PM
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I take it in good fun most of the time and am not actually bothered by it.
But any disagreement can be successfully refuted by our poor history (LMAO 41 YEAR VIRGINS) or the questionable on-ice tactics some of our players utilize.
Or on the flip side, you deal with a number of canuck homers that don't recognize any of the things the Canucks do.

How do you handle this?
Shrug my shoulders, realize everyone has an opinion, and then enjoy some time with my wife and son. Usually while watching a Canucks game.

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01-09-2012, 11:34 PM
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Realize that most of those posters are plugging in their cars, shovelling snow, and putting chains on their tires while I had to take my jacket off today cuz I got too warm.

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Try my best to not get sucked into the really stupid stuff.

Otherwise I just enjoy the debate.

Most of the time you can find good people on both sides to have a discussion with. The ones who just go homer-blind are fun to poke a little, just don't go to deep down the rabbit hole.

I'm actually more depressed by fellow Canucks fans more often than not. That's the only thing that gets to me. Some of our hardcores say the silliest things.

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01-09-2012, 11:37 PM
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How do I handle it? I remember that those who aren't using logic or reason to support their arguments and opinions about the Canucks aren't really worth getting stressed about in the least. I have no time or interest in being upset about things I have no control over.

And if you want to go one further than that you can keep in mind that the opinions of everyone aside for your closest friends and family are completely unimportant.

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01-09-2012, 11:41 PM
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Some of the things said in other forums are beyond the imagination. Omg. It's frustrating and I'm dumb for even going to other boards but curiosity got the best of me.

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Not really, no. Most of the time I'm just like this:



Sometimes I just can't believe the **** I read so I logic or ragetype for 5 minutes then:


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Sometimes I start to write something and then say ******* it and close the tab.

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It has definitely been a chore in the last 6 months. It has not been edifying, indeed not.

Today though, I think a ray of light has finally begun to appear through the cloud masses. The rest of the hockey world is finally starting to clue in to the fact that blatantly injuring players is actually worse than yapping between whistles, and the mind-numbing smear campaign against the Canucks is losing steam thanks to a certain team and fanbase who go so far beyond the pale that it's becoming impossible to ignore.

As for the main boards, just don't get sucked in. Don't be one of our self-appointed ambassadors who take it upon themselves to ferret out anything negative said about the Canucks and "instruct" the offending party on why the Canucks are awesome and they're idiots. When visiting another team board, if you can't say anything nice or at least neutral, don't say anything at all. Just my feeling on the subject.

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Not really, no. Most of the time I'm just like this:



Sometimes I just can't believe the **** I read so I logic or ragetype for 5 minutes then:

This post needs more love.

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Last year, after game 6 vs Chicago and after game 7 vs Boston, at the risk of being radical, it was was only what I could imagine what is what like to be of colour below the Mason-Dixon line in the 1920s.

Not that I understand what that is like, but it was pretty bad.
Lmao are you serious

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Sometimes I wonder if this board would be a more civilized place if you had to post under your real name.

Not that I would want people trying to find each other in real life to take it past anything but a discussion on a message board. I just think if you didn't have the ability to hide behind a username you would choose your words more carefully.

The end of trolling? Not quite, but a good start.

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