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Directed at the Pundit - even the times I have disagreed with you politically - your take on things has been entertaining and pretty darn well-written.  Over time I realized your point of view on RPGs in general matched up with mine for the most part. its just that I strangely prefer GURPS as my main rules system. As for 'politics' I attempt to be 'Libertarian' and don't always succeed - or at least try a version of being in the middle of the plane watching in flight movies instead of choosing either a 'left' or 'right' wing to follow.

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Nobody here has done anything "bigoted"

OK, so you're willfully ignorant. Got it.

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The pedophilic left's...

Annnnnd ...that's the point where I stop giving the benefit of the doubt.
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You know, you could just back up what you say instead of swing that blunted weapon yet again.

And, talk about missing the point with my reference to the pedophilic left...

Anyway, it's clear that any attempt to stop with the baseless slurs is "adding to the problem" so I reckon I'll stop trying to even slow it down. Even a blunted weapon can land a blow, apparently.
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(taken during hurricane winds)

A nice education blog.

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Borh of you are simultaneously missing the point and being a sterling example of why this thread exists.

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Borh of you are simultaneously missing the point and being a sterling example of why this thread exists.

True.
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Hey, I'm having fun, but if checking out will cut down on the baseless slurs, I'll check out.
(taken during hurricane winds)

A nice education blog.

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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.


Except that we know that the Klan exists.

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I've disagreed with plenty of members of the site on gaming or politics or whatever, but among the regular posters with whom I have interacted over the years, there is not anyone I can remember that I would not want to sit down and dice with.

The Presidency of the USA isn't an important enough topic for us to get peeved at each other about.

...that's what edition wars are for! ;)

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Remember how Tangency swallowed RPGnet?

I'm not saying it's gotten to that point but I've felt that the site as a whole has gotten less interesting since the election, probably because all the discussion is being drawn over here. Maybe that will die down. Maybe it won't.

I'm not put off by the political natterings, I even look from time to time, and I'll grant that, unlike Tangency, the political stuff doesn't seem to be leaking back to the main fora. (One or two posters excepted.) But I'll give this friendly suggestion: talk about whatever you like here, but provide a way--at least as an option--so that when people click New Posts, they'll get everything but this forum.

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Except that we know that the Klan exists.

JG

So? So what does that have to do with Role Playing Games?
Why are you even bringing them up at all? Do the Orcs in your game speak with a southern accent and the medieval cart version of pickup trucks?

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But I'll give this friendly suggestion: talk about whatever you like here, but provide a way--at least as an option--so that when people click New Posts, they'll get everything but this forum.

I support this idea.

Maybe a Personalized New Posts function where people decide which forums show up in their New Posts?

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Was anyone actually complaining about this, or is this another imaginary menace?

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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.


No it's not.

Communication networks are no more physical spaces than mean words physical harm, and I really wish people stopped making the equivalency.

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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...


Thing is it's still very effective for sustaining tribal bonds. It's not a weapon, it's a cultural tradition.

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So? So what does that have to do with Role Playing Games?
Why are you even bringing them up at all? Do the Orcs in your game speak with a southern accent and the medieval cart version of pickup trucks?

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This is also perfect advice for the  "men" (more like drama queen pre-k children) who complain that a thread is "trolling" yet obviously lack the self-control to stop participating in it. Whiny losers are always good for a laugh, though.
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