House Price Crash (HPC) (www.housepricecrash.co.uk) is one of the more popular property websites with an extremely active forum community, which I was unfortunate enough to discover.
The community mostly consists of anal douche-bags that participate in gang-mentality bullying, forcing the opposing opinions into submission or tears. It’s truly sad, because most of the members are middle-aged and OAPs. What a horrible display of humanity failing.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s some nice and helpful people there, but mostly, it’s just full of arseholes that masturbate over house prices tumbling and the deminse of anyone that wants to prosper in BTL.
I guess when you name a website “House Price Crash” you’re only ever going to be attracting one type of person. Needless to say, when you throw the same type of bitter people into a barrel, it becomes a very dangerous cocktail for anyone else from the “outside”
I spent a bit of time in the forums; making casual comments, reading the thoughts of others, mainly staying under the radar while getting a taste of the place.
It quickly became obvious that it’s a mob of people, hyping one another up into a frenzy and getting very angry at the world. Kind of like a weird religious cult. A lot of spit-talking and arse-patting (when you agree with the general consensus that is, otherwise you’re in for a world of pain).
I have no qualms with conflicting opinions- if they believe in a crash and want to do a ‘crash dance’, that’s fine. Alas, I suspect many of them will remain bitter assholes after a crash, but that’s another story for another therapist.
In any case, I’m a firm believer in tact and mutual respect, virtues that seem to be lost on many in there.
This is a normal 1-on-1 conversation:
Person 1: Hey, mate, I’m a Christian.
Person 2: That’s cool. I don’t believe in Reglion myself, but I’m open to all teachings…
Person 1: Good stuff. So, what you up to?
This is a normal 1-on-1 conversation in the HPC world:
Person 1: Hey, what do you think of the current property market? I think there’s going to be a crash…
Person 2: Yeah, i’ve heard a lot of people say that. But I think the market will sustain, and perhaps ripple up and down..Oh well. What you up to?
Person 1: Fuck you, you dumb piece of shit. Fuck you A lot. Fucker. YOU MAKE ME SICK! DON’T EVEN TALK TO ME.
One track mind, no room for reason.
The fact that a crash might not occur is simply beyond their comprehension. It’s pretty odd how people can be so ignorant towards possibilities. I don’t think there will be a crash per’se, but I wouldn’t bully anyone who thinks there is going to be one.
Anyways, this pretty much sums up their general mentality…
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