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  1. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 3 days ago

    I’m not wrong though. People get distracted and people get hurt sometimes when doing fun stuff. It doesn’t make a difference if they fall from a tree they were climbing or fall down because they weren’t paying attention because of Pokemon Go. It doesn’t matter if they run into traffic after an errand basketball, because they are doing a stunt on a skateboard or because there is a Pikachu on the other side of the road. Some people will do that no matter the reason and many, many more will not do it because they are careful no matter the distraction. Pokemon Go isn’t the problem, people doing stupid stuff is.

    All I see here is a bunch of people prejudiced against video games for reasons not very clear to me. I myself don’t play Pokemon Go but I have seen and read so many stories about the positive effects Pokemon Go had on people’s lives (from an autistic kids suddenly socializing and voluntarily breaking their strict routine for Pokemon, to a disabled and depressed woman finding a reason to get out of bed and outside in the morning, to many run of the mill kids and adults who would usually spend the day inside in front of a screen, being out in the sunshine and getting their Vitamin D production on), that I will gladly defend it.

    However, while doing so I still don’t feel it necessary to read a post that starts with a mocking “how many people did you say walked into traffic while climbing a tree?” or treat the opinion stated in it with any kind of respect. Especially since I have not mocked or derided anyone and only tried to explain my point of view in a calm and respectful manner.

  2. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 5 days ago

    I read your first sentences and I already knew I didn’t have to read the rest since it clearly shows you are only interested in mocking, instead of a normal, rational and fact based discussion. Thanks but no thanks.

  3. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 5 days ago

    They don’t need Pokemon Go to do that though. People have been falling from cliffs and walking into traffic long before even cell phones existed. Some people do stupid stuff, no matter when or why.

  4. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 5 days ago

    See my reply to Greyforest.

  5. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 5 days ago

    Ok, look at it this way. 9.5 million people a day are playing pokemon go in the USA alone. Now think about 9.5 million people a day climbing a tree (as Jen suggested) or just normally playing outside, running around, playing ball etc. Do you honestly think there are any less accidents from those activities? Nope, there sure aren’t. Stray balls cause people to run into the street or trespassing on private property every day. The only difference is A) Pokemon Go is new enough that accident caused by the game are still newsworthy and B) people who normally would stay inside and play games are going outside and do something. That’s a good thing in my book, no matter how you look at it.

  6. snarkm commented on PreTeena 5 days ago

    Wow, I think mom is a bit mean here. It’s not like ironing and folding laundry is such a thought involving activity that she can’t talk while doing it. Give Teena some stuff to fold and be happy she still even wants to talk with you.

  7. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 5 days ago

    Huh, what do you have against pokemon go? I think it’s great. It gets kids (and adults too) outside, gives them something to talk about and something fun to do. They can explore the neighborhood, hunt something without stressing or harming actual animals and get some exercise on top of it. What’s wrong with that?

  8. snarkm commented on Adam@Home 6 days ago

    What do you mean? Presumably the letter is from said big, legit publisher.

  9. snarkm commented on Adam@Home 8 days ago

    Uhm…isn’t he, like, a writer???

  10. snarkm commented on Stone Soup 9 days ago

    So it was actually a great vacation where you got the best of both worlds? Why are you complaining, Val?