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Author Topic: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again  (Read 36476 times)

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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2020, 08:46:49 AM »
Bethdragon is the worst of the lot and that is not saying much.

She thinks she is smart and tries to setup people to fall into very easily spotted mods traps for lack of a better word. Before I was banned I just ignored her easily transparent attempts to get me in trouble. If I wanted to it's easy to get around their permabans yet to be honest they don't say anything worthy of me taking the effort to do so. I have this place and the the Pub for gaming.

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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2020, 09:08:22 AM »
Remember kids though we are the worst place on the Internet.

As usual the more SJW members of the site are silent on the issue which speaks volumes.

When faced with actual repression, regression and intolerance they are nowhere to be seen.

But hey apparently this place is full of right wingers and incels and Rpg.net is bastion of "tolerance" in these dark times.
The OP talks about walking into the board-equivalent of an outhouse and peering into the hole in the floor. There he finds a heaping helping of excrement. What comments do you really need on that? Do you really believe that there is anyone on these boards--regardless of political beliefs--that really feels positively about RPGnet and it's absurd moderation?

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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2020, 09:46:40 AM »
I would hope not... however, I do find one useful thing about RPG.net. As they get offended by games and supplements that were once okay, they unload them. So much so, that it is easy to pick up "verboten" games from them cheaply in the bazaar. Exploit their wokenesses....
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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2020, 11:19:16 AM »
I, for one, LURVE the Big Purple.


Oh, not to post there, or even read there... no no nononononono.....

I think it is ever so useful to see exactly what indulging in the their brand of 'nice' leads to.  I hope their death spiral is long and slow and, in fact, never ending.  I would like to live so long as to see RPG.net hosted on a pole as a warning to the next ten generations that some niceties come with too high a price. I would look up at them and grin and give them a little wave...

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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2020, 11:40:49 AM »
If you're posting there, just remember that it's now wrong to refer to "waiting for the cavalry to arrive" or even "the cavalry comes to the rescue."

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/an-explanation-of-the-policy-underlying-a-recent-ban.874738/#post-23662279
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« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2020, 12:24:23 PM »
If you're posting there, just remember that it's now wrong to refer to "waiting for the cavalry to arrive" or even "the cavalry comes to the rescue."

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/an-explanation-of-the-policy-underlying-a-recent-ban.874738/#post-23662279
We all know how this ends... eventually they will ban every word in every language and all anyone will be allowed to post are random strings of gibberish.

I give to you now... the last posts at Big Purple (and their translations);

"Brala lek pnwehow" (How are you doing today?)

"Rblnk plw nkjqb" (You're banned! How DARE you use vowels, you cultural appropriator!)

"Nptrwstn" (And YOU'RE banned. How DARE you use spaces between words you racist bigot!)

"qstkjhnvpzc" (The above poster is banned for the offensive use of capitalization!)

"bbbbbbbbbb" (You're banned for using any letter other than b, we must all be the same in our differences!)

"" (Banned for use of the letter b, its shape is offensive to the differently proportioned!)

"" (The above poster was banned for being off-topic in the Off-Topic thread.)

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« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2020, 12:37:52 PM »
I think Orwell was spot on when he discussed the destruction of words as a tool of authoritarian control.  There's a whole thread on Tangency about rethinking geek speak.  I think what they're missing is that they've gotten old and now, like the mothers who were frothing at the mouth about satanism in the eighties, they're frothing in a panic over stuff.
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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2020, 12:54:23 PM »
There still has no 'there' there.  ::) Never saw the site's appeal (but it came to my attention late around 2010).
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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2020, 01:12:34 PM »
I was a frequenter of rpg.net (embarrassing now) for some 15+ years, thousands of posts, mainly as I enjoyed discussions of rpg stuff. Then I once spoke about how "murder capitalism" seemed a stretch, and a commie harassed me for such talk. Then I pointed out the fact that some 150 million (conservative estimate) persons have died under communist regimes in the 20th C. I was permabanned. I am proud of it now. I tended to never go into those open forums, but my one word-sin was sufficient to be "cancelled." I sent along a note to admins. It did start, "Dear Komrade..."


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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2020, 01:30:20 PM »
A friend of mine pointed out that you can tell a number of the Big Derple Purple mods get their rocks off by justifying swinging that banhammer.

Bethdragon's a pretty egregious example, as seen when she handed Kakita Kojiro a one-day and a thread ban for objecting to someone playing a kender as a raging asshole 'outing' people's sexual proclivities or deviancies. Even more darkly amusing was how she slapped Age of Fable with a thirty-day ban for redtext responding (they don't like the peons backtalking them), 'aggressive responses' (?!), and 'threats of gambling' (what is I don't even...)

The cherry on this whole goofy ass diatribe was this:

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Actually, _yes_, we _do_ want you to be repentant and intimidated, because _maybe_ that would make you think about how you interact with other people and the moderation on this website. And if you don't care about the power to ban you from this website, you won't care when that banning happens.

Drink in that arrogance. That belief that 'lol, you will obey or we'll ban you and you will be cast into the outer darkness forever'. Like Big Derple is the only RPG forum out there.

The faster RPGnet burns to the ground, the better.

Not surpised. Like the "Feminism is our unofficial official policy' thread, TBP is pretty open about how they are intentional assholes at this point.
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Re: The RPG.Net SJW ban nazis are at it again
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2020, 01:40:49 PM »
I was a frequenter of rpg.net (embarrassing now) for some 15+ years, thousands of posts, mainly as I enjoyed discussions of rpg stuff. Then I once spoke about how "murder capitalism" seemed a stretch, and a commie harassed me for such talk. Then I pointed out the fact that some 150 million (conservative estimate) persons have died under communist regimes in the 20th C. I was permabanned. I am proud of it now. I tended to never go into those open forums, but my one word-sin was sufficient to be "cancelled." I sent along a note to admins. It did start, "Dear Komrade..."

That seems to be the "no true Scotsman" idea so many people towards Communism whenever you bring up actual history & facts.

I mean - capitalist countries tend not to be pure capitalism and pervert it a bit with regulation capture etc. But I'd much rather live under perverted capitalism than "perverted" communism if both scenarios are inevitable to some degree anyway.

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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2020, 04:15:07 PM »
Seems like the author, Richard K. Morgan, would fit right in here.

He has a pretty reasonable take on the topic, and I agree with him. So yeah, for my part, I think he'd fit in here.

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2020, 05:31:02 PM »
Seems like the author, Richard K. Morgan, would fit right in here.

He has a pretty reasonable take on the topic, and I agree with him. So yeah, for my part, I think he'd fit in here.

My comment wasn't meant sarcastically or negatively. I don't think you took it that way, but in case anyone did, it was a genuine comment. He'd be an interesting addition.

As for the RPG, I don't know much about it. Anyone here play it?

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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2020, 06:51:50 PM »
Seems like the author, Richard K. Morgan, would fit right in here.

He has a pretty reasonable take on the topic, and I agree with him. So yeah, for my part, I think he'd fit in here.

My comment wasn't meant sarcastically or negatively. I don't think you took it that way, but in case anyone did, it was a genuine comment. He'd be an interesting addition.

I felt it could go either way, so I gave you the benefit of the doubt and figured a neutral response would be 'safest'. :)

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