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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 27796 times)

oggsmash

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #225 on: September 17, 2021, 02:51:40 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.

  Well, it is a rack of trophies taken in a canned hunt though.  I have seen them literally make a rule on the spot or use a rule to mean something it did not say to stick it to people.   Those folks have their thing and I am glad it is not my thing.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #226 on: September 17, 2021, 05:01:51 PM »
If the Banned subforum was just informational, it wouldn't be so bad; but the Mod's always take a last snarky swipe at whomever they've banned.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #227 on: September 19, 2021, 11:18:23 AM »
This HAS to be a troll: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/truth-or-dare-is-an-unethical-game.886994/

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #228 on: September 19, 2021, 04:28:32 PM »
That place is gross.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #229 on: September 19, 2021, 11:13:51 PM »
Can anyone give me some (brief) context about
This HAS to be a troll: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/truth-or-dare-is-an-unethical-game.886994/

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IMO the type of person to make a thread demonizing truth or dare is doing it because they were never invited to a game of truth or dare. Or any other social event.


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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #230 on: September 20, 2021, 05:45:00 AM »
This HAS to be a troll: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/truth-or-dare-is-an-unethical-game.886994/

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We all did shit like that as a kid. And I don't think the world was ruined. The only way that shit really becomes 'unethical' is if someone has a gun pointed to you head and says 'you must play'.

What a bunch of oxygen thieves.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #231 on: September 20, 2021, 09:53:06 AM »
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/geoff-watson-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-seven-day-ban-and-threadban.887024/

They REALLY don't like having people point out hypocrisy on their part. I think they're STILL smarting over the Matt McFarland debacle. Also, Dawgstar snottily remarks, 'For yet another in a long string of terrible takes...' but there doesn't seem to be any other infractions on Geoff's part.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/rokomocha-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-rule-zero-racism-apologism.887020/

Once again, TBP mods fail to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. Honestly, the whole 'no fantasy racism allowed' eliminates an entire storytelling angle.

But then, leftists aren't very creative anyways so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #232 on: September 20, 2021, 10:12:56 AM »
  Seems like rule 0 is the rule to rule all the rules.  If you want to ban someone, just say rule 0 and ban em.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #233 on: September 20, 2021, 10:15:19 AM »
I'm alright with killing orc babies en masse. They should be exterminated.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #234 on: September 20, 2021, 10:55:31 AM »
I'm alright with killing orc babies en masse. They should be exterminated.
It goes back to worldbuilding for the DM. You can make your orcs (or elves, or dwarfs, etc) how you like. Evil spirits clothed in flesh? Sapient fungi? Neanderthal-like offshoot? It's YOUR game. Do what you want.

The problem we have are the retards who want to bitch about games they don't even play.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #235 on: September 20, 2021, 11:07:40 AM »
I'm alright with killing orc babies en masse. They should be exterminated.
It goes back to worldbuilding for the DM. You can make your orcs (or elves, or dwarfs, etc) how you like. Evil spirits clothed in flesh? Sapient fungi? Neanderthal-like offshoot? It's YOUR game. Do what you want.

The problem we have are the retards who want to bitch about games they don't even play.

Well this is it... The options are limitless. They can have all the orcs as master bakers in their games for all I care.

But why they get their knickers in such a knot over imaginary orcs in an imaginary game is absolutely fucking pathetic. What a bunch of bed wetters!
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #236 on: September 20, 2021, 07:51:06 PM »
At least most of the cancerous toxic to the hobby remains contained there. Some are lost and just need to be pointed the way, like this clown. The dude is cringy af, desperate need for attention, gets easily triggered, etc. Definitely fits with the lunatics of rpg.not
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #237 on: September 20, 2021, 08:11:38 PM »
At least most of the cancerous toxic to the hobby remains contained there. Some are lost and just need to be pointed the way, like this clown. The dude is cringy af, desperate need for attention, gets easily triggered, etc. Definitely fits with the lunatics of rpg.not
The dude took the time to review your product. He may have been critical of it, but you might do well to consider some of his points if you aim to improve your works. Attacking your critics is generally bad form (look how it worked for Disney).

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #238 on: September 20, 2021, 08:21:15 PM »
At least most of the cancerous toxic to the hobby remains contained there. Some are lost and just need to be pointed the way, like this clown. The dude is cringy af, desperate need for attention, gets easily triggered, etc. Definitely fits with the lunatics of rpg.not
The dude took the time to review your product. He may have been critical of it, but you might do well to consider some of his points if you aim to improve your works. Attacking your critics is generally bad form (look how it worked for Disney).

Oh please, these trolls think they’re “destroying” it. I’ll accept legit reviews, not troll reviews. Your review wasn’t bad but your star rating sucked. I thanked you regardless.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #239 on: September 21, 2021, 12:19:37 PM »
Hey Felix, let's say my characters are injured after a fight.  What page of the book covers healing rates?  I can't find those rules, can you give me a page number?

And while I'm at it, how fast do characters recover magic points or mana?  Is it a set amount per day or hour or something?  I can't find those rules either.