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Author Topic: End of a Creepy Era  (Read 10773 times)

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« on: November 29, 2007, 07:21:05 pm »
The famous Creepy Gamer thread on rpg.net has been closed with 5,169 posts and 1,570,155 views. Closed because their piss-weak server and software can't handle all those big threads, so perhaps another will be started. Begun on 7-9-2004, it's seen quite some life and tales, some of which may even be true.

The last tales to be included were those of "anarco_rata" from Venezuela, who tells us memorably,
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This guy had something very wrong on his brain. He was a perverse, sick fuck. In my first time playing one of his stories, my character was castrated, in detail, when he was captured by random bandits. Why would random bandits want my junk was beyond me, but they surely got it, and proceeded to beat me with it. Every hit was for about 3d6 damage in D&d, and eventually killed me. I was murdered by my own penis, that apparently was a more lethal weapon than a flaming bastard sword wielded by a frost giant (insert brag about size here).

"Why would random bandits want my junk was beyond me, but they surely got it, and proceeded to beat me with it."

Beautiful.

Thread locked, the end of a creepy era. Now it can go in the Big List of Links archives to harm the sanity, patience and credulity of future readers.
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 07:27:48 pm »
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This guy had something very wrong on his brain. He was a perverse, sick fuck. In my first time playing one of his stories...
Well, there's his problem right there.  Story-gamer. :p

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 07:39:38 pm »
I still think the best story was the brazillian death squads :D

That thread is what got me to go to rpg.net.

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 10:06:56 pm »
I love that thread.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 10:17:04 pm »
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I still think the best story was the brazillian death squads :D

That thread is what got me to go to rpg.net.

That was one whopper of a tale, complete with fucking whores while gaming and implied death threats against the GM/talespinner.  It's like the Playboy letters column suddenly jumped to Dragon.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 10:18:59 pm »
Ah yes....,

 The thread that even the P'oison'd controversy touched and Nina posted her warning note.
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http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=133489&page=493


 Yet, I was not the opne crosslinking. I referred to someting humorously and obliquely ...the other guy got the joke reference - it was the Fruitsmack jerk that strirred it up - yet sourpuss Nina warned everybody BUT him.


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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 01:31:56 am »
A lot of warnings and bannings came from that thread. Even the guy who started it got banned.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 01:36:34 am »
..of course if they would trim that thing called Tangency by close to 75% - many of these thread closings would not be necessary.

 Its become the gamers forum version Port Charles University from the movie P.C.U.

Somewhere along the way they forgot about the games
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 02:12:55 am »
Eh.  Good riddance.  THat thread was full of more blatantly transparent bullshit stories than bulletproof's entire Munchausen-tastic post history.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 02:16:25 am »
Munchausen??


 Now HE would've made a good GM.

Thats only if RPGs had started really early in our timeline....


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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 04:00:55 am »
I'm fond of the tale of the guy who was able to get cheap rent at the cost of running games for the landlord's pantscrapping son who wouldn't let anyone leave the table for a toilet break. Probably untrue, but it's still a hilarious story.

I've never understood why Tangency has been allowed to get as large as it has. Simply letting threads quietly die after, say, two months of inactivity would solve so many of RPG.net's space problems. Are there really any Tangency threads which are so good and insightful that people go back to reread them years after the fact?
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 04:10:37 am »
Frankly, I think the problems with the forum performance have more to do with shitty programming than anything.  It's not just that they've hacked the shit out of the vBulletin software they run, it's that they haven't even done a very good job of doing so.  Combine that with some seriously shitty, outdated server hardware, and you've got a recipe for exactly the constant problems that site has.

There's plenty of other sites out there of similar or greater traffic levels that use vBulletin without realy incident.  Gametab and EvilAvatar for example, both run vBulletin software, and get a pretty heavy amount of traffic, and by and large only Gametab has ever given me trouble, and that's just the occasional "sever is too busy" message, somewhat understandable given that it's the single most popular gaming news aggregator on the Internet.  

Basically, if their servers weren't shit, and their software weren't completely fucked up, Tangency wouldn't really be a problem at all, and at present state, even if you completely deleted Tangency and all it's contained posts, you'd still be running into constant problems because of those two factors.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2007, 05:17:47 am »
When I saw this thread title and the name of the OP, I assumed that it was about the end of the Howard era...:D Now THAT was a creepy one!
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2007, 07:46:23 am »
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Frankly, I think the problems with the forum performance have more to do with shitty programming than anything.  It's not just that they've hacked the shit out of the vBulletin software they run, it's that they haven't even done a very good job of doing so.  Combine that with some seriously shitty, outdated server hardware, and you've got a recipe for exactly the constant problems that site has.



The thing that pisses me off is that their Search function doesn't work anymore. Makes the site pretty useless to me, as I go there to learn about specific games.
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2007, 09:20:45 am »
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Yet, I was not the opne crosslinking. I referred to someting humorously and obliquely ...the other guy got the joke reference - it was the Fruitsmack jerk that strirred it up - yet sourpuss Nina warned everybody BUT him.


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