By NorthBeachBuster
#4835650
I seen this on the Rochester Ghostbusters Facebook and thought it should be posted here. I don't remember my old password and name so I'm using a new one. There's a group called the Space Coast Ghostbusters in Florida (lol) who are liars and threatening people all over Facebook on their page and on others pages. They think they're big shots because of some USA Today article that they couldn't even back up their claim.

They're also saying that a proton pack from their fanfilm is actually from the movie! Based on their behavior I doubt they're the type of people who would post in this great community. They also said they're going to start a fight at Dragoncon and that they use illegal drugs.

This is where they started attacking great members of the community like the Buffalo Ghostbusters:
https://www.facebook.com/SpaceCoastGhos ... 39/?type=1
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By LandoSystem
#4835656
I'm very vaguely familiar with this but the pack thing was a joke and I think the physical violence part was blown out of proportion. As for whether they're trolls or not, I can't say because I haven't read much of it, but it's probably best to just avoid the situation and ignore them.
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By AJ Quick
Moderator
#4835657
I briefly read the thread on Facebook.

They were heavy on the sarcasm. The pack they were claiming was screen accurate was from the Hustler porn parody. It was a joke. The "threats" they were making (I saw the Navy Seals copypasta) was also a joke.

They were joking through most of it and the other side blew it way out of proportion... and they played into it.

Trolling 101 stuff here.

I'm not saying I would side with either side. I get the humor, but I don't necessarily think a group should be posting in an unprofessional manner like that. And even though I say that. I've done it myself many times in the past.... Frankly the whole thing makes the franchises look bad for everyone, Buffalo and Space Coast.

It was blown needlessly out of proportion by both sides.
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By Mr.Spider
#4835661
"Based on their behavior I doubt they're the type of people who would post in this great community"


Too late, I already do.

And yes, it was needlessly blown out of proportion by both sides. But at the end of the day we all need to be bigger than this, we're grown men and women dressed as ghostbusters. Everything on the internet should be taken with a grain of salt. Whether in truth or jest.
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By Chace
#4835663
As AJ said, Trolling 101...it's unfortunate but the buffalo guys really started everything by overreacting to the porn pack joke and then continuing to overreact from there.

Plus joining the boards specifically just to talk crap about people who were mean to you on the Internet speaks more negatively about you than them.
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By pyhasanon
#4835665
I saw that post too, it was totally blown out of proportion and was clearly a joke from the beginning, even the "threat" was explained as a meme, with a link to its origin, but it was completely ignored... that whole argument could have ended with a "Hey, it was all a joke, let's just move along", but both sides just wanted to keep going, it was absolutely ridiculous and multiple face palm worthy... c'mon, guys, we are all so much better than this...
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By csullivan1980
#4835682
This group caught my eye a while back.

Though I am unfamiliar with the full story being mentioned what I noticed was the obvious, and poor attempt, at photo shopping members into pictures.

One picture, which looks to be removed, what of the male members with Dan Aykroyd. However, whomever posted the picture failed to noticed that cropping a male head on a female body (chest gave it away) isn't convincing.
By NorthBeachBuster
#4835687
I'm a little shocked that you guys are defending them, they made a death threat to Derek. They'll probably delete that soon can't have things like that up for the public to see. It's okay the buffalo and Rochester groups have it saved. Thank you for approving my post. With Dragoncon coming soon I'll know I'll keep an eye out for them and thank god they hav security all over.
This group caught my eye a while back.

Though I am unfamiliar with the full story being mentioned what I noticed was the obvious, and poor attempt, at photo shopping members into pictures.

One picture, which looks to be removed, what of the male members with Dan Aykroyd. However, whomever posted the picture failed to noticed that cropping a male head on a female body (chest gave it away) isn't convincing.
Yeah they even have pictures of them wearing pink and green suits from this weekend that are obviously photoshop. We can all look at their other pictures and see that their suits are tan. Not very good trolling lol. My friends and I think that they might not even be real group and are just taking pictures from another lesser known group and using it to make fun of them. The proton pack they said was movie accurate came from another cosplayer and they used it to make fun of him.
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By AJ Quick
Moderator
#4835706
I'm a little shocked that you guys are defending them, they made a death threat to Derek. They'll probably delete that soon can't have things like that up for the public to see. It's okay the buffalo and Rochester groups have it saved.
Can you please show me where they made a death threat to Derek? It seems like a lot of the accusations aren't actually grounded in any kind of reality.

All I saw was that Derek threatened them if they made it into his area.

What it seems is that they were making a bunch of jokes, someone tried way too hard to take it seriously and prove them wrong. The person / people taking it too seriously didn't understand anything even when shown that X, Y, Z thing was a joke. Its almost as if it was ignored completely. Then it was all about how one group was better than another group.... while the Space Coast group was trying to show that people take things way too seriously.

Seems like the Buffalo and Rochester groups brigaded a bunch of people to their side and had them comment... without fully comprehending what was going on either.

Which brings up the question of why. Why did the NY groups decide that they HAD to prove an obvious joke was wrong? Why does it matter if a franchise uses photoshop to enhance their pictures? Why did the people from those other franchises care so much to drag a bunch of people into a fight expecting something to be done about it?

It seems like you, or someone else has a vendetta and are expecting others to rush in to help.
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By AJ Quick
Moderator
#4835707
Just got done reading your posts over on Reddit. It seems you are all about picking fights with random people on the internet regarding Ghostbusters (and specifically groups in Florida).
FYI I have shared this issue all over Facebook and other sites INCLUDING GBFans. Public opinion is not in your favor.

I've also sent emails and screenshots to Dragoncon, Megacon, San Diego Comic Con, and also SONY alerting all of them to your behavior. If you think you're going to step one foot in Dragoncon you're mistaken. I'm also going to let everyone involved in the parade know to watch out for you.

Your going down. We're a good group of people and we don't take this lightly
This is not appropriate behavior from a member of the community. And in case you don't understand, I'm saying it is not appropriate behavior coming from YOU, NorthBeachBuster. You are the one making threats now. You are the one RUINING the franchises for everyone now. Seriously.

Learn to understand a joke, and walk away.

You may have just jeopardized ANY franchise from being involved with any of those conventions.
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By Lowberg
#4835710
Because apparently some people in the fandom are a little too serious to recognize that someone is trolling.
I think it went on a bit much but they fed the trolls and the trolls kept eating it up. I took down a post on our page that one of our guys posted pointing fingers because this is obviously just a case of trolling taken a bit too far.

Just FYI I thought the picture of the shitty pack was funny as hell. It was obviously a joke to me.
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By Chace
#4835713
FYI I have shared this issue all over Facebook and other sites INCLUDING GBFans. Public opinion is not in your favor.

I've also sent emails and screenshots to Dragoncon, Megacon, San Diego Comic Con, and also SONY alerting all of them to your behavior. If you think you're going to step one foot in Dragoncon you're mistaken. I'm also going to let everyone involved in the parade know to watch out for you.

Your going down. We're a good group of people and we don't take this lightly
I wish you had said, "The jig is up! And you're going down! Not up...where the jig is...like I said."


Sorry NorthBeachBuster, you are not the DragonCon police....no one is being prohibited from going to the con or the parade.

We have a great relationship with the con and we don't need you screwing it up....if anyone should be tossed from the parade its you guys for presuming to have the power to toss people (PARADE PARADOX!)

Everybody can go to the con and the parade, regardless of if they are internet trolls, or overreacting jerks.
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By Lowberg
#4835723
Can you please show me where they made a death threat to Derek? It seems like a lot of the accusations aren't actually grounded in any kind of reality.
AJ, the space coast guys started the violence posts (even though it was a joke taken the wrong way)
by saying

"Hey, if you Buffalo guys are coming to DragonCon, we'd be down for having an actual fight. 6'5"-and-up Testosterone-enhanced power lifters in their 20s vs some overweight men in their 40s that look like they can barely stand up. The crowds would love it. We could go at it during the parade."


Look, there's a wide range of people that participate in this stuff.
Some guys in their 30's and 40's just aren't going to get the untasteful dumb 4chan humor some of the younger guys have.
They aren't going to understand the origin and background of the marine copypasta.
There's also people who take Ghostbusters really really seriously, I'm not one of those types of fans but I respect them and I don't think it's right to make fun of and troll those type of fans.

I've never personally met any of the Buffalo guys but everything I've heard about them has been about how genuine and awesome people the dudes are. We've got 10+ guys and gals in our local group and everybody has different varying degrees of seriousness to the fandom.

Personally, I'm here to build proton packs and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of gum.
I'll try to keep the peace here on our field, and let's all just put this childish crap behind us.

Like it's been said before, it makes us ALL look bad.
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By AJ Quick
Moderator
#4835727
Thanks Lowberg.

I didn't see that. It certainly doesn't make things right, but obviously an empty threat.

It appears NorthBeachBuster has nuked his Reddit account. It was kind of ironic looking back at a few of his other posts in a Florida sub where he was threatening people who didn't like his friend's Ecto. I can't find them now that his account is gone however.

Since this thread isn't doing anything but trying to rally people attack the other group. I'm going to lock this thread.

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