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Author Topic: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here  (Read 637 times)

soundchaser

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Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« on: September 22, 2020, 02:50:11 PM »
I rarely posted here. I think perhaps since 2006 I had around 6000 posts at rpg.net. I tend to be accepting of folks. I think there was an incident four years ago wherein I earned a warning. Then a bit ago, maybe a month, I was banned for trying to sort out how a market solution for the post office could be viable, while coming to an argument about the nature of so-called "murder capitalism." I prodded a responder on that notion to point out that modern communism has a pretty dismal record, too, in terms of its killing rate (I did such since a person gestured about their anarcho-communist stance). Anyway it was weird. I earned a ban.


But you know? The infractions policy there includes a reference to allow someone to appeal. I messaged on that 4 times, and never heard back form an admin. I think it's best to not send a final note, but this is what I wanted to craft to finalize things:


"Komrade!


Let me congratulate you for censoring my words and presence which offered ideas with which you disagree. Second, delete all of my personal information and all my posts, including all 6000+ which never seemed to indicate to me that I was such an offender of Thy High Station. Any record of my activity must be expunged pursuant to federal law.


I should like to point out that I have noticed other anti-revolutionary ideas you have tolerated and trust you will immediately mend your ways and remove those offenders, before you, too, are cancelled. We cannot let freedom of thought and speech into a place where everyone knows exactly what people should think, believe, and say.


Your Komrade in the revolution,


Soundchaser"


[I think it was entertaining there, but I enjoy the banter here; I have lurked for too long and seek to engage thoughtfully about RPGs... on another note, is there a market forum herein for trading and the like?]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 06:01:43 PM by soundchaser »

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 03:51:16 PM »
Welcome, Soundchaser! You picked an odd forum (Media) to post this message, but then I don't think there's a general forum.



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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 04:30:38 PM »
Yes, I didn't want to impose on the rpg discussions. It seemed better to stick it into this area (and I found that a few threads like this have been posted herein over the past few years).


Thanks for welcoming me!

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 05:29:56 PM »
Welcome! The world is becoming a terrifying place...
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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2020, 06:02:19 PM »
Thanks! Seems normal around here.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 07:21:28 PM »
Thanks! Seems normal around here.


AHAHAHAHAHAHA!


I'm not laughing to be cruel. We've had some interesting conversations over here.
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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 08:34:44 PM »
Hello, soundchaser!  I thought your username looked familiar.  I believe you and I PMed each other a few times over on rpg.net a few years back, regarding the local gaming scene.  We are/were from the same general area, and I was looking for a local group.  I've found a local group since then, and we started a Basic Fantasy campaign....which then got put on hold due to the COVID situation. 

What have you been playing lately?

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2020, 11:04:24 PM »
Heard of WoFun? Bought a bunch of AWI and ECW plexiglass 18mm. So, tabletop war games.


Lots of D&D5e, my players are at level 8 in Night Below and about to reconnoiter the City of the Glass Pool.

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2020, 11:05:22 PM »
Hello, soundchaser!  I thought your username looked familiar.  I believe you and I PMed each other a few times over on rpg.net a few years back, regarding the local gaming scene.  We are/were from the same general area, and I was looking for a local group.  I've found a local group since then, and we started a Basic Fantasy campaign....which then got put on hold due to the COVID situation. 

What have you been playing lately?


Glad to hear you started BF at least. My hope is to get Traveller and/or BTVS going soon.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 02:20:15 AM »
Welcome! There is little interesting stuff left on RPGNet anymore, at least beyond gawking at their traffic accident of a moderation policy. Hope you'll find this forum a good place for discussion.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2020, 10:14:03 AM »
Honestly, the bizarre behavior of TBP could fill a thread, but I'll leave it at this:


The mods there are notoriously left-leaning, thin skinned, and blatantly play favorites. And as a friend of mine pointed out, nothing can be done about it in practical terms -- except leave.


Welcome aboard, soundchaser :)

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2020, 12:14:04 PM »
Welcome! Yeah, you're hardly alone. I left years ago when the no-supporting-anything-Trump-does policy was put in place. For my own good. When I left, I had well over 10,000 posts and a virtually stirling record - one warning years ago for... I don't even remember, something like breaking a "drop this line of discussion in this thread" red-text, or something.


Some time this summer, I tried to log in to look for an old thread to check something, and saw I'd been banned for off-site harassment, for some reason. Tried to inquire to find out what I was accused of doing, heard nothing back. Gave up. Oh well. Fuck that place, I guess. Watching the circus from afar, I'd probably cop a ban accidentally anyways if I returned. It sounds like even the slightest deviation from the group consensus there is now a banning offense. They've really turned it in to an echochamber.
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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2020, 04:26:56 AM »
I am still a poster there but i feel like they are activly seeking out ways to fight ''thoughtcrime'' that big brother tried to eradicate. So the end result is a forum not for free speech but for promoting ones views and propaganda. Yep, that is the totalitarian method allright. At the same time this forum dosent get enough traction as a viable alternative in my view, i found this place in the past while looking for Amber rpg things, i did not seek out freethinkers. That was because back then i dont remember anything about politics beeing so goddamn intrusive, people just talked about games. Who knew those were the golden free years?

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2020, 08:28:20 AM »
They need to just wipe the Tangency board off the forum entirely.


Straight up say 'No politics. We don't care if you have a Donald Trump body pillow or Joe Biden's face tattooed on your chest. This is a place for games. And don't act like an asshat either.'


But of course, because they're actively involved in 'diversity' (except the intellectual/political kind) and 'safe spaces', they'll never narrow the rules down to something sane and normal.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2020, 09:45:04 AM »
It's pretty sad, really. There are a lot of helpful and kind people over there. I think there's a radical minority running things.