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An important notice on political threads in the main forum

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RPGPundit:
Because I'm fucking sick of people constantly breaking the rules on off-topic posting, I'm making a new policy, effective immediately.

As always, the main forum allows threads on the subject of the RPG hobby, INCLUDING political entryism or other political issues WITHIN the hobby.


From now on, anyone who - TO MY OWN JUDGMENT - takes advantage of this to start posting off the topic of the RPG hobby and into their wider political opinions on the subject, will earn a PERMANENT ban from this forum.

Spinachcat:
Are you okay with us discussing the same politicized RPG topic on your forum?
AKA, effectively duplicating the thread.

The USA and UK are an utter shitshow right now and the culture war / political war has exploded full force in the hobby. Pundy, its bad in ways you don't know from watching TV and the internet. Many of us have crazy shit happening in our neighborhoods, in our families and in our companies. I've seen the craziest shit in my life going down in the last few months.

I understand AND RESPECT why you want threads to stay on topic about the RPG industry ONLY on the main forum, but I see difficulty in how anyone supports or criticizes what happening in the RPG hobby without referencing their political opinions because bizarrely, its becoming one and the same in ways not seen before.

Take the "Paizo Apology" thread or the "BLM bundle" threads for instance. Anyone could start one on the RPG Main Forum, and per your rules, that thread MUST stay ONLY about the issue as it regards to the RPG hobby. However, perhaps we could also start one on the RPGPundit Forum which could be allowed to become whatever discussion it becomes.

What are your thoughts?

Mishihari:
I would suggest locking the threads that are currently purely political discussions, so that folks don't get in trouble for continuing their conversation when they haven't seen your warning yet.

Sable Wyvern:
Hey Pundit, if you want less politics in this forum, maybe don't include politics in every thread you start here?

While there are some obvious boundaries, you're basically asking people to read the mind of the Pundit and understand when something strays too far from what you consider acceptable.

Either allow politics, or shift it all to Punditry, but this half-arsed shit is just asking for confusion and for people to get as close as possible to whatever boundary you want to enforce.

Mistwell:

--- Quote from: Spinachcat;1136350 ---
The USA and UK are an utter shitshow right now and the culture war / political war has exploded full force in the hobby. Pundy, its bad in ways you don't know from watching TV and the internet. Many of us have crazy shit happening in our neighborhoods, in our families and in our companies. I've seen the craziest shit in my life going down in the last few months.
--- End quote ---

And wouldn't it be nice to have a place where you don't get bombarded with that shit, and can just talk about stuff that makes us happy?

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