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« Reply #75 on: April 15, 2020, 10:55:03 AM »
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Once again, because it bears repeating: sandbox theory. TBP's admin can do whatever they like, and short of someone buying the website out from under them, no one can really hold them to account. Oh, we can treat them with contempt (and we SHOULD, considering their stinking hypocrisy). But there is no one we can file a complaint with to get some of those mods ejected from their positions for their rampant idiocy.

That being said, I find it fascinating how busy they are dropping the hammer on their own posters.


Technically it's always been possible. There nothing stopping them from deleting items in a database.  They're correct it would make some conversations ridiculous if all you could see was someone responding without and knowledge of context for what they're responding to.

On banning. They've successfully purged most people who disagree with them. Now all that's left is to purge is the assholes they agree with, people who think they aren't going far enough  and people who are just plain too negative to spend time around.  Of course at that point why talk politics at all?

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« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2020, 06:10:45 PM »
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Technically it's always been possible. There nothing stopping them from deleting items in a database.  They're correct it would make some conversations ridiculous if all you could see was someone responding without and knowledge of context for what they're responding to.

On banning. They've successfully purged most people who disagree with them. Now all that's left is to purge is the assholes they agree with, people who think they aren't going far enough  and people who are just plain too negative to spend time around.  Of course at that point why talk politics at all?

I've wondered why they don't just ban the topic all together for quite awhile. They more or less have for a pretty significant portion of by making creating threads on the US primaries, possibly US politics Mod only or only with their express permission (I forget which it is now).
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« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2020, 06:16:11 PM »
What happened to Demon City.

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« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2020, 07:02:52 PM »
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I've wondered why they don't just ban the topic all together for quite awhile. They more or less have for a pretty significant portion of by making creating threads on the US primaries, possibly US politics Mod only or only with their express permission (I forget which it is now).

  Because they are convinced that they provide a uniquely safe and welcoming space for a large portion of their membership.

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« Reply #79 on: April 15, 2020, 10:22:01 PM »
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The way his apology post was so completely memory-holed on TBP kind of surprised me.
Nah. It's because of the association with legal action. They don't want anything to do with that. It was the same on bodybuilding.com. There was a guy who livestreamed his overdose suicide, the thread contained such gems as "do it phaggot". The mass killer Elliot Rodgers posted there under the name SupremeGentleman. And the forum developed an obsession with an underage instachick, "would plough, don't care what age," which made the news. All this and more, threads deleted - but all "soft delete", keeping them backstage out of public view, because one time they did a hard delete then got served by the FBI...

I was a mod on bodybuilding.com for a couple of years. I was demodded and shadowbanned (where you don't get a ban message, but just can't post or PM any more) with no reason given.

A big forum, it's all the same. Just like a large corporation and a government department have the same kind of obstructive bureaucracy. It's just people in large enough groups, and small stakes making for nasty politics. Same shit, different shovel.

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« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2020, 01:49:18 PM »
TBP couldn't completely memory hole it:

http://archive.is/7PM5Q

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« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2020, 09:52:50 PM »
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That being said, I find it fascinating how busy they are dropping the hammer on their own posters.


My dad grew up under communism. While the rhetoric is always about how bad the enemy is, the enemy is out of their reach, so that leaves those who can be punished to be punished.

It's also why THIS forum must always be dedicated to "freeze peach" and never become an echo chamber. Every echo chamber devolves into purity tests and the eventual purity death spiral.

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« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2020, 01:04:25 PM »
I noticed lots of threads lately about big deal RPG people who y'all think suck who, by wild coincidence, also are extremely guilty of defamation against me. I figured I'd mention that, though we disagree about many things, every RPG dollar I make goes toward legal action against people who are widely despised on this forum.

So buy something.

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What happened to Demon City.

It's in layout. Every 2 weeks to a month Cheng sends us spreads.
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« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2020, 04:19:21 PM »
I am very interested in Demon City!

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« Reply #84 on: May 10, 2020, 04:40:23 PM »
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I am very interested in Demon City!


It will be amazing. It had better be, I suppose.
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« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2021, 04:58:29 PM »
Late to the party, but Lord, it is good to read that Ettin get his ass quick in real life in a legal way !
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« Reply #86 on: January 11, 2021, 10:04:26 PM »
I see what you did there.
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« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2021, 11:01:09 PM »
Yes.

We know the SJWs wronged Zak. We know.

Let's move on.

I want to see your new products to the hobby. Not the overdone contributions we already have.

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« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2021, 11:32:36 PM »
Oh not this shit again.  Release your latest book.  After that release another one. Otherwise nobody cares about your drama.  There are no celebrities in this hobby bitch. 

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« Reply #89 on: January 12, 2021, 03:47:51 AM »
That's some rich reality, right there.
I need you to roll a perception check.....