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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2007, 10:05:23 am »
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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.

It'd be nigh-trivial to replace, too. If you type "site:forum.rpg.net SEARCH TERM" into Google you get results like this. It is nigh-trivial for people to add search boxes to their websites to do this automatically, but the RPG.net mods still haven't cottoned on.

It's not quite as powerful as the vBulletin search tool (it's not as good for searching for posts from a specific time period), but it's a damn slight better than nothing and doesn't even entail putting a load on RPG.net's servers if done properly.
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2007, 10:59:13 am »
Shrug.  I stopped reading the damn thread over a year ago.

Now, if they just get rid of the "Motivational Posters".  I've gone "Huh?" for the last time looking at that thread.

Yeah, I'm too old to be au courant on 90s kid pop culture.  Now git offa the Proletariat's lawn.
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2007, 11:24:47 am »
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Shrug.  I stopped reading the damn thread over a year ago.

Now, if they just get rid of the "Motivational Posters".  I've gone "Huh?" for the last time looking at that thread.

Yeah, I'm too old to be au courant on 90s kid pop culture.  Now git offa the Proletariat's lawn.



They DID get rid of it - then it came back from the dead as a sequel.

 The motivational posters thread was the only one that I knew people at large who had NOT signed up there were actually looking at.

For a lot of preople, that was the gateway thread to that place.


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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 11:58:02 am »
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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?
Note that the admins didn't acutally remove the thread -- they only closed it, and added the suggestion that people should start a similar, new thread and link to the old one.  Therein lies the real thrust of the matter.  Notorious threads like that one are serious draws to RPG.net from the outside.  Lots of links from other websites, lots of hits on Google searches.  All of that means more visible advertising space, and that's what RPG.net is all about these days.  These bloated threads and Tangency as a whole may be a burden on their servers, but they're effectively cash cows for their business model.

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2007, 05:22:38 pm »
Side note to Big Purple stuff ....

 The Dominus Nox person has surfaced over there as "Beatnik Gamer" ...:

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/13/13297.phtml


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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2007, 08:56:20 am »
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Eh.  Good riddance.  THat thread was full of more blatantly transparent bullshit stories than bulletproof's entire Munchausen-tastic post history.

Yes indeed. Reminds me of the "lamer" stories circulated in Hungarian diskmags in the early 90s about computer-illiterate users. A kernel of truth, a lot of exagerration and one-upmanship, mixed with an unhealthy amount of self-hate.

Note though that it isn't the discussion which was closed, only that particular topic. :mad:
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2007, 09:03:20 am »
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Side note to Big Purple stuff ....

 The Dominus Nox person has surfaced over there as "Beatnik Gamer" ...
Hmm.  A point-build gamer who inexplicably mentions his disdain for SJG in a review and a strong under-current of racism/nationalism.  Fits the general MO.  But why worry about him here?  He's their problem.

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2007, 12:14:09 pm »
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Yes indeed. Reminds me of the "lamer" stories circulated in Hungarian diskmags in the early 90s about computer-illiterate users. A kernel of truth, a lot of exagerration and one-upmanship, mixed with an unhealthy amount of self-hate.

Note though that it isn't the discussion which was closed, only that particular topic. :mad:
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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2007, 03:39:18 pm »
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Eh. Making us nerds mods is like handing a group of 5-year olds loaded hand guns. While absolute power corrupts absolutely. Any power corrupts a nerd absoutely.


Nerds are bad, but I can tell you from my bay area science fiction book shop days that punks and hippies are even worse.
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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2008, 03:05:26 am »
And a new thread has risen to replace it, called What's the scariest thing you've ever heard a gamer say? It's basically the same topic.
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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2008, 03:33:50 am »
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And a new thread has risen to replace it, called What's the scariest thing you've ever heard a gamer say? It's basically the same topic.
Those poor, emotionally scarred motherfuckers.

No wonder they need an "emotionally safe environment", they're all too busy hiding away from the badevilgamers.
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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2008, 03:39:13 am »
Apparently.

And no wonder they say "gaming is dying!" if they keep running into paedophiles and stuff.

I dunno, within a post or two my Bullshit Meter's needle starts shaking around. But as this is the internet, I hope only for entertainment, not for truth :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2008, 03:45:15 am »
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Apparently.

And no wonder they say "gaming is dying!" if they keep running into paedophiles and stuff.

I dunno, within a post or two my Bullshit Meter's needle starts shaking around. But as this is the internet, I hope only for entertainment, not for truth :)
There were two good stories in that one, the first was the "ex-marine" casually jumping straight to skinning the bar wench alive, and the second was the VampLarp story about the Giovanni (which of course the audience proceeds to ruin by sticking up for the loopy feminists).

The one that really tripped my bullshitometer though was the one who actually quoted a line from a fucking movie and then claimed it happened in his Sorceror game.  

It's not just obvious bullshit, it's PRETENTIOUS obvious bullshit.
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2008, 01:15:34 pm »
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Eh.  Good riddance.  THat thread was full of more blatantly transparent bullshit stories than bulletproof's entire Munchausen-tastic post history.


Hated hated HATED that thread! Good riddance! It's a series of fictional one-ups with an occasional factual problem player thrown in for spice. Utter crap.

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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2008, 04:28:41 pm »
So, somebody explain the bulletproof hate to me?
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