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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 37686 times)

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #615 on: January 04, 2022, 12:07:39 AM »
Oh, an imagine if they ran this now: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/how-can-we-improve-rpg-net.753426/

OF course i doubt anyone would be honest these days...

That takes me back. In hindsight, it looks like a huge honeypot trap thread now.
I think that was the general consensus here, when that thread first went up six years ago...
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #616 on: January 07, 2022, 11:41:21 AM »
Haven't seen a whole lot of really notable bans. Usually the little petty bullshit.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/beastttt-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-and-threadban.891947/

'Wah, how dare you suggest that systems are secondary to having a good group and GM?' It's particularly funny for me as two posts later some wank is suggesting Starfinder for a 'Guardians of the Galaxy'-esque campaign. Holy fuck, I hated Starfinder.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/komradebob-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-casually-racist-language.891920/

'Thou shalt not reference 'sacred cows' as it is offensive to Indians. Never mind that my mod handle is ableist.'

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/jinx999-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-three-day-ban-breaking-our-racism-policy-after-redtext.891907/

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #617 on: January 07, 2022, 01:02:45 PM »
Haven't seen a whole lot of really notable bans. Usually the little petty bullshit.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/beastttt-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-and-threadban.891947/

'Wah, how dare you suggest that systems are secondary to having a good group and GM?' It's particularly funny for me as two posts later some wank is suggesting Starfinder for a 'Guardians of the Galaxy'-esque campaign. Holy fuck, I hated Starfinder.

Well, as a Starfinder fan, I think it's a great match for Guardians of the Galaxy. Cinematic, over the top, and highly unrealistic!

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'Thou shalt not reference 'sacred cows' as it is offensive to Indians. Never mind that my mod handle is ableist.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpddaZB9bcI

Indeed. If they're going to ding someone for "sacred cow", they'd better be prepared to nuke CrazyIvan's handle for being disparaging towards mental illness.

But we know consistency isn't RPG.net's mods strong suit.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #618 on: January 07, 2022, 01:39:26 PM »
Do they still have a Cannibal Smiley as a mod? Isn't that offensive too to some group or other?

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #619 on: January 07, 2022, 07:35:01 PM »
Holy f**k, I hated Starfinder.

Why, out of curiosity? (I don't care myself about the game, I'm just interested to hear what produces really strong reactions.)
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #620 on: January 08, 2022, 08:05:19 AM »
Holy f**k, I hated Starfinder.

Why, out of curiosity? (I don't care myself about the game, I'm just interested to hear what produces really strong reactions.)
It felt terribly clunky and unpolished when I played it, and I absolutely loathed the level-based equipment subsystems. Also, the Dead Suns AP doesn't seem to be well planned out with expectations that PCs will go off the rails now and then.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #621 on: January 08, 2022, 11:32:22 AM »
Haven't seen a whole lot of really notable bans. Usually the little petty bullshit.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/beastttt-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-and-threadban.891947/

'Wah, how dare you suggest that systems are secondary to having a good group and GM?' It's particularly funny for me as two posts later some wank is suggesting Starfinder for a 'Guardians of the Galaxy'-esque campaign. Holy fuck, I hated Starfinder.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/komradebob-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-casually-racist-language.891920/

'Thou shalt not reference 'sacred cows' as it is offensive to Indians. Never mind that my mod handle is ableist.'

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/jinx999-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-three-day-ban-breaking-our-racism-policy-after-redtext.891907/

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #622 on: January 08, 2022, 12:29:31 PM »
He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #623 on: January 09, 2022, 08:42:44 PM »
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dragox27-receives-a-🔴-warning-threadban.892053/

Seiberwing doesn't even try to invoke any rule. It's just 'leave the thread'.

Relevant posts:
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chronicles-of-darkness.891868/post-24201240

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chronicles-of-darkness.891868/post-24201292

I suppose he COULD argue that Dragox27 was being unnecessarily aggressive, but it's more likely that after getting slapped down, Professor Phobos went and cried in Seiberwing's lap for some mod action.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #624 on: January 09, 2022, 08:52:26 PM »
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dragox27-receives-a-🔴-warning-threadban.892053/

Seiberwing doesn't even try to invoke any rule. It's just 'leave the thread'.

Relevant posts:
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chronicles-of-darkness.891868/post-24201240

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chronicles-of-darkness.891868/post-24201292

I suppose he COULD argue that Dragox27 was being unnecessarily aggressive, but it's more likely that after getting slapped down, Professor Phobos went and cried in Seiberwing's lap for some mod action.

That's just so fucked up. I don't see anything in that post other than honest disagreement. But, this is the kind of exchange that has gotten me multiple thread bans for…what, exactly? I honestly hope that site implodes. Few things piss me off more than petty tyranny.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #625 on: January 09, 2022, 08:57:58 PM »
He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol. But really, by the mores of that site, that userid is, in fact, ableist, and should be disallowed on that basis. Whether or not you agree with the stated values of the site, the fact is that it's hypocritical of them not to follow their own rules.

And the thing is, I *do* agree with the values behind the determination that using such a name constitutes an ableist slur, but if anything is worse than the hypocrisy of reactionaries, it's the hypocrisy of progressives.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #626 on: January 10, 2022, 06:14:20 AM »
He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol.

It was a real definition used by US submarines and it made sense: a Soviet sub all off sudden turned left or right to check if an enemy one was in the sonar blind spot behind it. This could very possibly cause a collision or a near miss, given the fact that subs don't stop on a dime, so it was a "crazy" maneuver.

Clancy, in "The Hunt for Red October" writes that "collisions between US and USSR subs were among the highest classified events of the Cold War". After the USSR crumbled, rumbles of these collisions started to filter out, proving that Clancy was right. How that man managed to get some of the info you find in his books is beyond me.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #627 on: January 10, 2022, 04:30:38 PM »
He'll probably claim it's a reference to the submarine manoeuvre, which he picked up from Tom Clancy's books. That famous left winger... Oh, wait... cognitive dissonance rising...

Tom Clancy is most definitely not culturally sensitive, lol.

It was a real definition used by US submarines and it made sense: a Soviet sub all off sudden turned left or right to check if an enemy one was in the sonar blind spot behind it. This could very possibly cause a collision or a near miss, given the fact that subs don't stop on a dime, so it was a "crazy" maneuver.

Clancy, in "The Hunt for Red October" writes that "collisions between US and USSR subs were among the highest classified events of the Cold War". After the USSR crumbled, rumbles of these collisions started to filter out, proving that Clancy was right. How that man managed to get some of the info you find in his books is beyond me.

I’m quite well aware of the origin of the term, but linguistically and culturally speaking, the origin is of no relevance to how the term is or may be perceived in society 38 years after the book was published. And it’s not really relevant to the discussion of RPGnet’s hypocrisy whether or not you personally perceive the term as ableist, the context is really within the self-established rules, mors, and culture of RPGnet, which clearly, by their own standards, the use of the word “crazy” is considered by most people who travel in progressive circles to be ableist.

The Cold War as we knew it back then is dead history, and thankfully so. Even to this day, whenever I heard the alert sound of the Emergency Broadcast System, it makes me feel as if we have a half hour left to live.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #628 on: Today at 08:34:10 AM »
Jannies of TBP gotta scratch that itch.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/tolcreator-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-one-day-ban.892763/

Lots of small penis energy there from Funkadelic. 'Tired old racist tropes against nomadic peoples'? Really? Does he NOT know the history of the Mongols? Probably not, who am I kidding.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/anwar2-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-seven-day-ban-and-threadban.892825/

Offering any negative opinion of a property or creator is doubleplusungood, unless of course it's someone already convicted in TBP's kangaroo courts of wrongthink.