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Author Topic: We need a POLITICS IN GAMING subforum  (Read 6001 times)

ArrozConLeche

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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2019, 09:33:04 AM »
Again, as adults, you should be able to scroll past any on topic post you don't like. Simple as that. But it seems just seeing a political title bothers some wilting flowers too much.

Seriously, take the Pundit's offer to create a safe space just for you.

Koltar

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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2019, 11:44:39 PM »
Its STILL a Bad idea.

Don't like politics invading gaming? Then don't mix it into your games.
Zheesh! That is easily solved.

Don't like it at a game table" Then call it out and confront it right there and then.

How in the hell does what political party you are or how you voted impact on how your characters will defeat the Orcs coming to the attack the village you have been staying in?

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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2019, 03:03:09 PM »
Quote from: RPGPundit;1108142
. I could be willing to start a subforum that was inferior to the Main Forum, a ghetto forum, which would be "RPG Discussion NO Politics Allowed".  It would be moderated EXTREMELY strictly to insure the protection of special snowflakes from anything resembling politics.


Sounds good to me for this site.

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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2019, 03:39:55 PM »
Quote from: RPGPundit;1108142
So, there's absolutely no way I'll allow for the marginalization of the very real problem our hobby faces into some lateral subforum, just because some people are uncomfortable with the fact that our entire civilization is in the middle of a massive Culture War. I didn't start it, our side aren't the ones who infiltrated EVERY AREA of our culture and DEMAND that it be politicized, but I will damn well end be the one who helps to end them.


That all well and good for you however I want just want to talk about gaming. Nor do I agree your approach in regards to the larger issue. Finally you neglect the part that you adopted the mantle of a pundit as your approach to talk about the hobby and to market your works.  We have discuss these issues publicly and privately.

To recap the salient points, you long held Marshall MuLuhan's idea that the message is the medium is a truism. However most of his ideas and other similar ideas were forged in a area where mass communication was expensive both in terms to setup and to utilize. Along with technical issues like there can only be so many over the air channel before their is interference. As a consequence the variety and means of communications were limited for several decades.

In contrast today thanks to the internet mass communication is inexpensive and easy to setup and to utilize. Your approach is to fight over control of the medium to ensure that the opposition doesn't have control out. My approach is to advocate and teach measures that removes the possibility of any type of control from the equations. It doesn't matter what any side believes, says, or tries to do if there are no levers one can manipulate to prevent other form releasing their work in the form they see fit.

Next is that punditry has long been the way you marketed yourself and your works. My view is that your fight over allowing gaming politics in the rpg forum is about the number of views it receives over the other forums on the site. Since being a pundit is part of your on-line personae. Allowing gaming politics posts also allows your advocacy posts. Since the RPG forum gets the most view is give you the visibility that your marketing needs. So I have trouble accepting the altruism implied by the above as anything other as something that conveniently serves your marketing needs.

I realize it easy to read the above as an attack on commercialism particularly when done in a brash style. I don't have a problem with people using these methods. What I have a problem with is people not being forthcoming about why they do the things they do. Which in I feel is the case here in regards to allowing gaming politics in the RPG forum.