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Author Topic: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here  (Read 649 times)

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2020, 09:51:49 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.



  From their point of view, 'no politics' inherently favors the status quo, and the status quo is irredeemably, intolerably oppressive and corrupt, so to bar political discussion is to throw in with the enemies of Love and Tolerance. For an example, see this post about the RPG Pub ...
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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2020, 01:14:35 PM »


  From their point of view, 'no politics' inherently favors the status quo, and the status quo is irredeemably, intolerably oppressive and corrupt, so to bar political discussion is to throw in with the enemies of Love and Tolerance. For an example, see this post about the RPG Pub ...
https://babylonbee.com/news/powerful-protesters-spell-out-love-with-burning-homes-and-businesses/

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 03:11:12 PM »
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.



  From their point of view, 'no politics' inherently favors the status quo, and the status quo is irredeemably, intolerably oppressive and corrupt, so to bar political discussion is to throw in with the enemies of Love and Tolerance. For an example, see this post about the RPG Pub ...


This, of course, is exactly what they do (bar discussion)... and thus, true colors revealed, they are indeed enemies of Love and Tolerance, themselves. Thusly, devilry is truly the gist of the thing. Words are cheap. Actions speak loud and clear.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2020, 04:13:36 PM »
They need to just wipe the Tangency board off the forum entirely.
This is what we were already saying when TheRPGSite was founded in its current form in 2006. 16 years later, people are still saying it, except Tangency, which used to be a simple nuisance, has eaten the rest of the forums.  ;D


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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2020, 10:25:31 PM »
Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy your stay


It's a shame RPG.net is a madhouse and a cesspit these days
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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2020, 10:28:22 PM »
They need to just wipe the Tangency board off the forum entirely.
This is what we were already saying when TheRPGSite was founded in its current form in 2006. 16 years later, people are still saying it, except Tangency, which used to be a simple nuisance, has eaten the rest of the forums.  ;D


The rot goes too deep.
Would that be the rot of poor arithmetic?

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2020, 09:28:25 AM »
Bah! Numbers... :D

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2020, 03:30:05 PM »
I have greatly enjoyed comments, thanks for certifying I am not crazy and those rpgnet forum(s) things are goofed up.

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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2020, 03:31:19 PM »
To my mind, it's a mix of Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Foucault. Just utterly disastrous philosophical commitments uncritically wielded.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2020, 01:48:18 AM »
It is far simpler than that. De Touqueville (mangled that spelling, didn't I?), in his Ancien Regime history of the French Revolution, very early in, discusses the religious nature of Virtue Signalling and how it differs from a Sin based religion.


Once you make Virtue (rather than Sin) the centerpiece of your morality, you are trapped in a death spiral.  Unlike Sin, which is a sort of binary state, Virtue is open ended, you can ALWAYS be more virtuous, and if that is how 'goodness' is measured, you must always strive to be better, to demonstrate how much better you are, and someone is always doing the same thing, forcing you to ever increase the virtue you signal to keep up.


Anyone who attempts to opt out of the system is wicked (Because They are not Virtuous) and must be purged to prove one's own virtue, as the good cannot permit the wicked to go unpunished... and because of course the extremity of the punishment is also a means of proving virtue, you very quickly get to murdering (or in the internet, banning people) for increasingly trivial acts.


At the core its basic human nature and a poor choice of moral judgement. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that hundreds of ancient soceties had fallen into teh same self destructive trap, and we simply never learned of them because they could never thrive... mostly because I also am increasingly certain of the aphorism that there is nothing truly new under the sun when it comes to human activity.
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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2020, 07:56:15 AM »
Huh I didn’t realize the V. S. Junk was an insight from the d’Toc ... genius. Still I stand by the convergence of materialism, atheism, existence as priority over essence, and the triple wedding of these in the banality of Foucault.

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Re: Banned... an RPGnet cancellation brings me here
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2020, 09:15:12 AM »
Huh I didn’t realize the V. S. Junk was an insight from the d’Toc ... genius. Still I stand by the convergence of materialism, atheism, existence as priority over essence, and the triple wedding of these in the banality of Foucault.


Have you heard of James Lindsay? He along with Helen Pluckrose and Peter Bhogosian are the rascals involved in the academic papers hoaxes.
Linday goes pretty deep into Social Justice territory in order to understand and explain it.
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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2020, 02:00:31 PM »
Ah yes. The hoax to remove the curtain that hides the post modern wizards ... great stuff.

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2020, 04:30:16 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2020, 09:26:01 PM »
I have greatly enjoyed comments, thanks for certifying I am not crazy and those rpgnet forum(s) things are goofed up.
Welcome aboard!

And if you're here, you're probably nuts.

Our wee Mos Eisley is a free speech forum, so buckle up and know there's near zero moderation and that actually leads to better (and more entertaining discussions). 

Also, please actively start threads about stuff that interests you!! There's a good chance that if it interests you, there's at least a handful of other posters interested in discussing it. Whenever you scan the main page and nothing jumps out to you, launch your own topic. New posters launching new topics is good stuff.


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Please start a thread in the Other Games section about this!! And post pics too.

Always great to hear about new tabletop war game stuff.


It's a shame RPG.net is a madhouse and a cesspit these days
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