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« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2008, 05:48:37 pm »
OK, heres what happened.

Drifter talks about getting in a dustup at a pub with some drunk asshole who was grabassing his wife during a friendly game of pool.  The second time he confronts the guy, who bashes him, and the place goes up as drunkfuck 's buddies come out.

Now Drifter was there with his stepson and wife, so naturally afterwards he feels bad, that he put them both in danger - feels maybe he just should have left.

Many, including Darth Tang, concur.  EpicHero comes along with his "way to man up.  Violence is sometimes neccessary; if you had run away your wife would think you were a coward."  I overreacted and called him a UFC watching dickwad for using the shit-stupid phrase "man up" in a situation where dude's schizophrenic stepson gets involved in a dust up in front of his mom and his 40+ stepdad, who is lying on the ground getting the shit kicked out of him.  Further explained my feelings calling him a dickwad yet again.  Also the phrase "Greater Internet Fuckwad theory" came up once.

I had been warned about PAs a couple of months ago by Dan The Man, and had forgotten, so I got a three-day vacation (still think a 1 day would have been sufficient, as I can count the number of warnings I've had on one hand, and probably using half the available fingers on that hand, and never have been suspended at all ever, but I'll accept the 3 day).

I cursed the guy out over a trivial matter (still think its a fuckwad thing to say, especially where dude expressed his regret and despair over it several times), and got punished.  I know the rules and didn't play by them.  That makes ME the fuckwad, because in every place, there are rules.  Some less, some more, but theres no place anywhere thats totally free from any rules or laws.  You play by them, and if you don't its your own stupid fault and shouldn't bitch about it.
 

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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2008, 06:06:43 pm »
Don't be so PC, man. That said, I thought Geezer's was funnier.
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2008, 06:20:38 pm »
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This post here is, in a nutshell why I'll never post at RPG.net.  For the banned:


Sounds like someone looking for his junior moderator badge.

I remember the days when "net.cop" was considered a put-down. :brood:
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2008, 06:53:03 pm »
I repeat, all threads about RPGnet should be moved to the Pundit's forum.

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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2008, 07:10:25 pm »
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I repeat, all threads about RPGnet should be moved to the Pundit's forum.

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David R

Yes, you've made your point - you don't have to keep coming in here you know, and noones forcing you to read this.
 

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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2008, 07:41:12 pm »
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Yes, you've made your point - you don't have to keep coming in here you know, and noones forcing you to read this.


I didn't say I didn't want to read this. I just think there's a more appropriate forum for it.

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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2008, 07:43:34 pm »
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I remember the days when "net.cop" was considered a put-down. :brood:
Hey, it still is.  Just not among net.cops.  Or in emotionally safe environments.

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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2008, 07:44:36 pm »
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Hey, it still is.  Just not among net.cops.  Or in emotionally safe environments.

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(P.S. And, for the record, I rather like David's suggestion.)

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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2008, 07:48:42 pm »
Hackmaster, for what it's worth I agree with your original assessment, strong words and all, back on the RPG.net thread where you were banned.  I also agree with you regarding the following the RPG.net rules to the best of your ability.  What gets me riled up is the "you've been reported," nonsense.  

But before I throw too many stones, TheRPGSite kind of has its own version of holier-than-thou proclomations with the occasional "you just made my Ignore List, BAM!" type of post and I think that's pretty lame as well.
 

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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2008, 08:08:01 pm »
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But the arguement that theres no RPG talk, or that its less important than Tang is patently false and ludicrous.
I didn't say anything like that, you did.
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Its a fun place. The thing that keeps me from being more regular here is its not as FUN. [...] Sure, theres lots of good RPG discussion, but all RPG all the time gets boring even for me.
So you said that what really appealed to you in an rpg discussion forum was the non-rpg discussion.

You said it, not me.

I'm not saying anything bad about rpg.net, I'm expressing confusion at your tastes. Going to an rpg discussion forum and complaining that there's a lot of rpg talk is like going to a vegan restaurant and asking for steak. What the fuck?

And David R's right as always. Well, not always, sometimes he gets a bit madly thespy, but in general he's right.
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But before I throw too many stones, TheRPGSite kind of has its own version of holier-than-thou proclomations with the occasional "you just made my Ignore List, BAM!" type of post and I think that's pretty lame as well.
Isn't that only Settembrini, though? Does anyone else regularly put lots of people on ignore and then loudly announce it? Others ignore individuals from time to time, but are usually quiet about it, and don't do it to many people. Isn't it just the one guy we've got who ignores heaps of people and makes a big noise about it?

Which is less than many other forums...
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« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2008, 08:29:50 pm »
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Isn't that only Settembrini, though? Does anyone else regularly put lots of people on ignore and then loudly announce it? Others ignore individuals from time to time, but are usually quiet about it, and don't do it to many people. Isn't it just the one guy we've got who ignores heaps of people and makes a big noise about it?

Which is less than many other forums...


I think there were some "I put Seanchai on my IL," braggarts recently*; not quite the same but in my mind similar enough.  Having said that, its definitely not as pervasive these days as when gleichman (I think) and Nox were here.



*I don't mean the thread Jim Skach posted in the help desk, but on the RPG forum.
 

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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2008, 08:52:57 pm »
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I didn't say anything like that, you did.
 So you said that what really appealed to you in an rpg discussion forum was the non-rpg discussion.

You said it, not me.

I'm not saying anything bad about rpg.net, I'm expressing confusion at your tastes. Going to an rpg discussion forum and complaining that there's a lot of rpg talk is like going to a vegan restaurant and asking for steak. What the fuck?


I never complained there was a lot of RPG talk - stop putting words in my mouth.  What I said was that I liked the fact that, when I don't have any RPG talk left in me, or when theres no threads or topics of discussion that come to mind of an RPG nature, or I'm just not feeling like talking about RPGs, I don't have to go to a different site - theres a vibrant and active community of non-rpg related material right there.  Its like an all-in-one stop shopping experience.  Some of the best RPG related discussion, and a lot of other stuff.  Suffice it to say, whatever I want to talk about (as long as its not, say Hunter in a positive thread, cause the HtR haters come pouring out of the woodwork - even here), RPG.net's probably got a thread for me.

Thats just me, though.  Others don't like it, and thats cool as a fool.
 

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« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2008, 12:50:05 am »
I still find rpg.net useful for some things, there's often more actual Rolemaster discussion there than there is on Iron Crown's website.  Also, it's a decent venue for my attention whoring game design antics.  I post my actual play thread over there so my players know where it is and thus I still have a place where I can come to discuss my GMing plans without them picking up on them, which is why the actual play threads don't contain them anymore.

But I got banned for a week for pointing out (snarkily I suppose) that as a direct result of having more fans D&D also had more asswipe shitheads.  So I got banned for stating a simple mathematical fact about gaming demographics.

I'm also perma banned there but I asked Cessna nicely to do it before I posted a series of rants.  It named a lot of names and said many nasty nasty but true things.  The only one that has any even remote relevance anymore is that I was going to call Pultny Plastic Collective on claiming to be Mormon while running a porn site.  People here seem to think she was a fake and I could believe it, though from the few pictures she posted on Tangeny I didn't think she was attractive enough to make much in that field.

Anyhow, I almost wonder sometimes if "she" was a targeted troll...

I always have wondered how many of those rants I could have posted before I got banned.  I don't know the modern Tangency crowd well enough to pull it off anymore.  sigh...missed opportunities...
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« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2008, 02:08:36 am »
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The only one that has any even remote relevance anymore is that I was going to call Pultny Plastic Collective on claiming to be Mormon while running a porn site.  People here seem to think she was a fake and I could believe it, though from the few pictures she posted on Tangeny I didn't think she was attractive enough to make much in that field.
The other day David of Borg got banned.  This occurred after confessing that he was really the aforementioned PPC/E-Liz, which brought to mind this very issue; the pictures that PPC posted and claimed to be hers aren't- the woman is really a Canadian citizen running a self-exploitative porn site called "Dawn's Place".  I neither know nor care if this Dawn is a Mormon; I claim that PPC a fake due to claiming to be in Utah and Dawn being in Canada.  I have yet to see any evidence disproving my claim that PPC isn't a fraud.

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« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2008, 02:47:03 am »
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I think there were some "I put Seanchai on my IL," braggarts recently*; not quite the same but in my mind similar enough.  Having said that, its definitely not as pervasive these days as when gleichman (I think) and Nox were here.



*I don't mean the thread Jim Skach posted in the help desk, but on the RPG forum.

So I was lame in one case but not the other?

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