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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 19916 times)

Reckall

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #210 on: September 16, 2021, 06:41:22 AM »
Back on track.

Alexa, play 'Another One Bites The Dust' by Queen.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/ryu238-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban.886850/

IMHO, this is the money quote:

"You posted a link to a hate forum to try and stir up cross-board drama"

Here you can post a link to RPG.net without problems, if on RPG.net you post a link to here you are in grave trouble, but this is the "hate forum" ::)

Edit: By mistake I wrote "can't post". What I meant was "can post".
« Last Edit: September 16, 2021, 07:36:03 AM by Reckall »
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #211 on: September 16, 2021, 07:08:19 AM »
Back on track.

Alexa, play 'Another One Bites The Dust' by Queen.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/ryu238-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban.886850/

IMHO, this is the money quote:

"You posted a link to a hate forum to try and stir up cross-board drama"

Here you can't post a link to RPG.net without problems, if on RPG.net you post a link to here you are in grave trouble, but this is the "hate forum" ::)

  Yeah, that line is very telling.  I guess he doesnt know what hate is.  Now had he said this is the grouchy forum, I would agree.

Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #212 on: September 16, 2021, 08:14:54 AM »
Back on track.

Alexa, play 'Another One Bites The Dust' by Queen.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/ryu238-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban.886850/

IMHO, this is the money quote:

"You posted a link to a hate forum to try and stir up cross-board drama"

Here you can't post a link to RPG.net without problems, if on RPG.net you post a link to here you are in grave trouble, but this is the "hate forum" ::)

  Yeah, that line is very telling.  I guess he doesnt know what hate is.  Now had he said this is the grouchy forum, I would agree.
This is why I lecture about the importance of words and their meaning. 'Hate', to the TBP mods, is pretty much 'anything that doesn't agree with us'. Because remember, they're the Good Guys, and if you question them you're clearly Bad.

It's the same reason when people blather about how it's awesome to 'punch Nazis' you should be concerned. Because 'Nazi' has been defined downward to 'people we disagree with'.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #213 on: September 16, 2021, 03:19:35 PM »
Yet not communist, in spite of a history of mass murder, torture, and environmental destruction.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #214 on: September 16, 2021, 03:36:36 PM »
A grand dumpster fire that place. I earned the badge, I mean a perma-ban, by pointing out that Soviet and Chinese communism (among other social experiments) actually did result in widespread deaths, gulag encampments, and so on.

Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #215 on: September 16, 2021, 03:55:10 PM »
A grand dumpster fire that place. I earned the badge, I mean a perma-ban, by pointing out that Soviet and Chinese communism (among other social experiments) actually did result in widespread deaths, gulag encampments, and so on.
Heh, I dug back through to find your ban, just out of curiousity.

It took them three days to decide 'you're a poor fit' between that last warning and your permaban. You had a grand total of three warnings with two threadbans attached. No time-outs, no 'spend a day/a week/a month to rethink your posting', none of that.

I think you're right. I think they REALLY didn't like it when someone confronted them with the death toll of communism. So of course their reaction is the banhammer.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #216 on: September 16, 2021, 05:49:58 PM »

Nothing a dose of Penicillin could not fix.

Disagree.

Some things, even Penicillin can't fix.

Thats only because you have not used enough.
For starters...
TBP needs an injection of bleach, fish tank cleaner, and horse de-wormer.
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Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #217 on: September 16, 2021, 06:34:00 PM »

Nothing a dose of Penicillin could not fix.

Disagree.

Some things, even Penicillin can't fix.

Thats only because you have not used enough.
For starters...
TBP needs an injection of bleach, fish tank cleaner, and horse de-wormer.
Cobalt irradiation. Kills germs dead.

Jokes aside, I wonder how it's funded. Dyvers Hands turned out a storygame card game, but they don't seem to have done much (if anything) else.

I guess ad revenue helps, but it does explain why they shake the bowl yearly.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #218 on: September 16, 2021, 10:14:33 PM »
What we should do is find the most obnoxiously extreme leftists on all of the toxic RPG sites - you know the ones who are always there posting their drivel - and constantly upvote and support their posts with gushing saccharine replies until we've pushed out every person with a fragment of sanity left.  This will leave the sites either with no supporters or a reduction consisting only of troublesome impossible-to-please supporters.  Either case will eventually result in the disintegration of those places and we can all move on with our lives.

"That was a moving post - I applaud your bravery"  <- Copy/Paste

Tactic 2 would be "Blitzkreig to Godwin!"  where we take every opportunity to subtly move a thread to a discussion about Nazis, causing that thread to be shut down.  This tactic can be employed when the first tactic derails.

Example: https://www.enworld.org/threads/jessica-price-ex-paizo-employee-spills-the-beans.682682/page-14#post-8400082

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #219 on: September 16, 2021, 10:47:30 PM »
Tactic 2 would be "Blitzkreig to Godwin!"  where we take every opportunity to subtly move a thread to a discussion about Nazis, causing that thread to be shut down.  This tactic can be employed when the first tactic derails.

Example: https://www.enworld.org/threads/jessica-price-ex-paizo-employee-spills-the-beans.682682/page-14#post-8400082

The best thing about that thread was the mod complaining about people not following the narrative.
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Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #220 on: September 17, 2021, 09:35:22 AM »
Listen and believe, peasant. All accusations are true and cannot be false.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chalk-shoutline-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning.886963/


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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #221 on: September 17, 2021, 11:01:22 AM »
Listen and believe, peasant. All accusations are true and cannot be false.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chalk-shoutline-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning.886963/

Lol abuse, infidelity, and even marital rape are the first moves of scumbag divorce attorneys.  It's absolutely okay to take a grain of salt when the accusations come from an ex-wife.

oggsmash

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #222 on: September 17, 2021, 11:43:48 AM »
Listen and believe, peasant. All accusations are true and cannot be false.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/chalk-shoutline-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning.886963/

  Hey, at least in his avatar he has the title "his honorable tyranny".   So its not like anyone can't see it coming.

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« Reply #223 on: September 17, 2021, 01:21:54 PM »
I'm new to this forum (drawn here by the Woke RPG List topic),  so I don't know or care if there is any history between this one and that.  But I was curious about the other forum, because of this thread, so I took a peek.

"HOLY SHITBALLS, ARCHER!", as Pam would say.

What a mess. I've been around forums, and even moderated a few.
Three blazingly obvious problems.
1. A subforum of lists of who has been banned/modded. You don't take trophies or make shame-lists. Any decent  manager of any decent company will say "Praise in public, punish in private ". It's not about transparency. Just make a mod note in the thread and move on.
2. A multipage screed for a set of forum rules. Rules are good if concise, and applied fairly.  This one even states which political candidates you are/aren't allowed to support.
3. Political statements on the front mast. It's nice that they support people, but the the 2020 "we stand for Asians/Pacific Islanders in light of recent attacks " lacks context. 1. Those are many different groups of people, some of whom can't stand each other, being lumped together. 2. It was born of a 2020 lie-of-omission by the media, who didn't discuss what group was disproportionately doing those attacks, because they wanted to pin it on "evil white Trumpers!". Now they have pinned statements that they can never, ever remove, or their own members will revolt.

What a shit-show.  I dare not dig too deeply.

Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #224 on: September 17, 2021, 02:47:40 PM »
I'm new to this forum (drawn here by the Woke RPG List topic),  so I don't know or care if there is any history between this one and that.  But I was curious about the other forum, because of this thread, so I took a peek.

"HOLY SHITBALLS, ARCHER!", as Pam would say.

What a mess. I've been around forums, and even moderated a few.
Three blazingly obvious problems.
1. A subforum of lists of who has been banned/modded. You don't take trophies or make shame-lists. Any decent  manager of any decent company will say "Praise in public, punish in private ". It's not about transparency. Just make a mod note in the thread and move on.
2. A multipage screed for a set of forum rules. Rules are good if concise, and applied fairly.  This one even states which political candidates you are/aren't allowed to support.
3. Political statements on the front mast. It's nice that they support people, but the the 2020 "we stand for Asians/Pacific Islanders in light of recent attacks " lacks context. 1. Those are many different groups of people, some of whom can't stand each other, being lumped together. 2. It was born of a 2020 lie-of-omission by the media, who didn't discuss what group was disproportionately doing those attacks, because they wanted to pin it on "evil white Trumpers!". Now they have pinned statements that they can never, ever remove, or their own members will revolt.

What a shit-show.  I dare not dig too deeply.
Too late. Roll for SAN loss.

While I would be generally willing to have a subforum to show bans/infractions in the interests of transparency, you aren't wrong. That forum's not about transparency -- it's a trophy rack.