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An important notice on political threads in the main forum

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Opaopajr:

--- Quote from: Spinachcat;1137092 ---Fuck it. The more I think about this, the more getting banned sounds kinda fun.

I'm living in an America on self-destruct. Ain't got the energy to care about game forum "decorum".  

Getting banned just means becoming a lurker. AKA, being able to gain anything useful from theRPGsite without adding anything.
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Kumbaya, Spinichcat. :) Chill your tits and flame out another day, for this too shall pass -- and we need each other to slap each other in the face to remind us when we are playing the badwrongfun. :D

Besides it's in the friction that a lot of good RPG campaign fodder is made! Like for myself, my germinating In Nomine game where Demon Prince of Factions use PC-Police politics as a tool alongside Demon Princess of Freedom anti-social behavior to bring civil unrest and oppression to a modern world is writing itself out in exciting ways that surprise even me! I mean who expected a return of, let alone coalition with, the Demon Prince of Disease? :D I am most amused. :D I was thinking of a way to have Demon Prince of Lust work with Archangel of Flowers to end this rush towards Apocalypse... but most of the player character quests from that angle seem like a bizarre international "opposites attract" hate-fuck spiral of orgiastic proportions. I should write in another factor in their 'Save the World Coalition' -- I am thinking Archangel of Judgment, but that might be too odd, perhaps Archangel of Stone? (It'd have to be deep ops covert... or a play for a return of an Archangel of Love? Maybe one of the last of Andre's servitors picking up the old word from the Seraphim Council?)

Just relax, don't let the vibe of the times get under your skin! :) There's so much good gaming to talk about!

GeekEclectic:

--- Quote from: Sable Wyvern;1137049 ---If the topic is, "I will no longer support gaming company X because they support cause Y", then the question, "What's the problem with cause Y?" is directly relevent to the topic and essential to meaningful conversation, and also apparently banned as not directly relevant to gaming. Hence the problem with Pundit's whole attitude to politics in the main forum.
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Still seems pretty simple to me. If you have to go clearly out of bounds to respond to someone, assuming that person hasn't already crossed those bounds, and you can't find some other in-bounds aspect of the original issue to talk about, then perhaps the conversation has run its course. If you're unsure, well, that's on you and maybe you should just stay golden in such cases. Easy peasy, I expect to be here another 10 years lest I leave voluntarileezy.

RPGPundit:
Jesus, people, is it really this difficult for you to not talk about general politics in the RPG thread? Even when you can talk about general politics in the Pundit's forum?!

Jfrog:

--- Quote from: RPGPundit;1137314 ---Jesus, people, is it really this difficult for you to not talk about general politics in the RPG thread? Even when you can talk about general politics in the Pundit's forum?!
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The problem for me is that I view general politics and rpg politics as interrelated and interconnected with no clear line separating them.  And Why?  Because it's the same underlying ideology that causes both and IMO if that can't be talked about then I'm afraid all we will get is a bunch of flaming on both sides as the actual issues causing that flaming can't be discussed where it comes up.

Not saying I won't try to abide by that rule but it has the potential to make many normal discussion flows feel like I am walking through a minefield.

Manic Modron:

--- Quote from: RPGPundit;1137314 ---Jesus, people, is it really this difficult for you to not talk about general politics in the RPG thread? Even when you can talk about general politics in the Pundit's forum?!
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Poster A: I say, those bounders at Acme Game Co are uo to some parliamentary schenanigans!

Poster B: Zounds, I don't care for that one bit!

Poster C: Pray, good fellow, would you care to expound on these notions?

Pundit: What devilry confounds your efforts to remain on task?  Though I am loathe to do so, I have a mind to escort you to the exit by summary force!

Pundit, for your own sanity, just make an industry forum apart from pure gaming.  Your sand-line is pretty arbitrary and is going to cause a lot of people to stumble over it in the course of normal conversation.  It is a half assed measure and I'm afraid it is going to need more heavy handed moderation than your personal philosophy is going to be comfortable with.

But hey, I have no real dog in this fight, so spike your blood pressure all you want.

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