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If you're here on theRPGsite because you love RPGs, and don't want to be exposed to political topics, don't claim that theRPGsite is "ruined" by the Pundit's Forum because of it's political talk. No political talk is allowed on theRPGsite outside of the Pundit's Forum, and no one is putting a fucking gun to your head making you come in here.  The only thing "ruining" theRPGsite for yourself is YOUR lack of self-control in having to come and read threads that make you angry.

So if what you want is a forum where there's no political discussion, and where you can just talk about what really makes you happy (RPGs), there's a very simple solution for you: just show some goddamn self-control and stop going to the pundit's forum, and go only to the RPG or other forums.

If you really like the conversation on RPGs here, don't let something on a minor subforum ruin that for you. Exercise some fucking willpower and just ignore it. Because unlike RPGnet, there's no way it will spill over to affect you in some way, there's going to be no policies of enforced ideological conservatism, banning of leftist users or finding excuses to kick out people who don't like certain games by accusing them of being unpatriotic or something. The Pundit's Subforum has literally NO effect on any other part of the site, except the effect it has on your own head. If you don't like it, just pretend it doesn't exist, STOP FUCKING READING IT, and you'll see it will no longer affect your experience of RPG-discussion here in any way.

Because if you can't do that, it's not the forum that's the problem: it's you. Stop blaming the site or myself or other posters for YOUR lack of personal discipline, or your deluded obsession with thinking that you must peek into the Pundit's forum because people must know your valuable thoughts on the issues of the day, which you only share because you're a self-sacrificing martyr for truth rather than a narcissistic fucktard.

In other words, Do what thou wilt. But own it. If the thing you really like is all the RPG talk, that hasn't gone away, it hasn't been 'tainted', it's just that you need to stop reading threads on the Pundit's Sub-forum.  Go back to what you actually love. If deep down, you really like reading threads about politics that sometimes outrage you, quit fucking pretending that you're all indignant about it.

From now on, any indignant moron who pipes up about how awful the Pundit's Subforum is, or how toxic it is for the site, or how it has 'ruined' theRPGsite, should be referred to this thread. Thank you.
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The thing is, despite our disagreements, I kind of actually like your sub-forum on here, all things considered.

But generally speaking, you are on the mark on this one.
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No, it's the product of a long period of people talking about what a terrible political turn this site has taken, when what they really mean "there's politics I disagree with in one tiny section of theRPGsite that I could perfectly well not read and it would in no way continue to affect my experience of theRPGsite if I didn't, but I have so little self-control that I have to go and look, and then blame the Pundit for how offended I feel"
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It's a fair enough statement, but at the same time, its also like going to your favourite bar and finding out the backroom is being used as a meet-up a bunch of KKK members.
It does taint the overall experience.
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Quote from: Tristram Evans;934631
It's a fair enough statement, but at the same time, its also like going to your favourite bar and finding out the backroom is being used as a meet-up a bunch of KKK members.
It does taint the overall experience.

That is a good way to put it. Its difficult to unsee thing seen and compartmentalize completely especially when, frankly, politics is often reflected in gaming preferences to some extent and seeing behind the curtain so to speak, makes that much easier to notice or difficult to ignore. *shrug*
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Pass the pizza, ignore the gate!!

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Pass the pizza, ignore the gate!!

:cool:

I been wondering when whispers of that would come here.

Anyway, yeah it's pretty easy to ignore that two or so political threads...it's a shame some folk need to use a KKK smear. It's about as credible as worrying about Cthulhu mugging you on the way home. If you really feel that way, I know some left-wing hate sites with gamers you can go to instead.
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A nice education blog.

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I blame Putin!!

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.it's a shame some folk need to use a KKK smear.

It wasn't a figurative statement, some posters on here are very blatant bigots
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Quote from: Tristram Evans;934656
It wasn't a figurative statement, some posters on here are very blatant bigots


Oh shit.....Here we go again....

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Oh shit.....Here we go again....

I know, it's nuts, right? The election showed that this tactic just doesn't work anymore, but it's still being used. I go to left wing hate sites...and they just don't get it, just pure hate about how only racists voted for Trump, how there are mountains of evidence Russia hacked the election, how the mainstream media was way too positive in coverage of the RACIST Trump.

It seems like it was just a month ago that any poller who said Trump had a chance of winning only did so because he was a RACIST, and thus was wrong and bigoted about his polling.

Just nuts...
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I know, it's nuts, right?

Cut the bullshit man. You're the only one bringing up Trump. I've never once in my life said all Trump supporters are racist or anything to that effect. I said there are bigots on this board. It has jackshit to do with who they voted for for president, its about people saying racist things about blacks, native americans, making tasteless jokes about autism, etc. You know, the definition of bigotry? There's no "tactic" there, just pointing to the depressing self-absorbed idiocy of degenerates.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you're ignorant of these conversations taking place here,and just made a bad assumption that this was some anti-trump thing (or some "Left" thing for that matter, since politically I'm a conservative), but that assumption is on you.
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Cut the bullshit man. You're the only one bringing up Trump. I've never once in my life said all Trump supporters are racist or anything to that effect. I said there are bigots on this board. It has jackshit to do with who they voted for for president, its about people saying racist things about blacks, native americans, making tasteless jokes about autism, etc. You know, the definition of bigotry? There's no "tactic" there, just pointing to the depressing self-absorbed idiocy of degenerates.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you're ignorant of these conversations taking place here,and just made a bad assumption that this was some anti-trump thing (or some "Left" thing for that matter, since politically I'm a conservative), but that assumption is on you.

Cut the bullshit back at you, man. Nobody here has done anything "bigoted", nobody here has claimed to be part of the "KKK". This hateful insulting smear is on you. The pedophilic left's primary tactic is to smear everything they don't like...if you're conservative, why are you using the tactics of the pedophile left?

Can you see any problem with this kind of smear? Do you understand how idiotic it is, to continue the smear tactic in the face of it clearly not working anymore? As someone else said, the weapon is blunted now...
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