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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 203161 times)

Ghostmaker

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2310 on: September 10, 2022, 09:37:49 AM »
The distaste for Nixon usually revolved around specific things he did during his presidency.

The comments I've seen about QE2 typically focus on that she was a queen of a colonial power, not anything she specifically did.
Which is a fine enough topic to discuss, but they don't want to discuss that topic. They want to vent their spleens.

Dude, it's Twitter. Complex thoughts and detailed arguments are as out of place there as Baby Shark on the playlist of a strip club.

Kind of like message boards?
In defense, unless you have a really shitty BBS/board, a complex argument can be uploaded (whether the poster in question can write it, well, that's another matter entirely).

But Twitter was, until relatively recently, limited to 140 characters (I think they bumped it to 280? Hell, I don't know, I'm not on it). So it MASSIVELY limits your ability to put forth a long post.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2311 on: September 10, 2022, 07:41:39 PM »
Big Purp gonna be Big Purp.

Is this the "Talking About Them Is Cathartic" thread? Please stop talking about Rpg.net like that site matters. They don't. Membership is falling like raindrops due to the unjust moderation. Just let it DIE. The more you type about it the more hits they get. People are curious, right?

Big Purp essentially BANNED this site from any connection to it. That's a great reason to never ever discuss the worst rpg-ish site on the web. Reading this thread it looks almost as if some of you miss being there .... so you could be BANNED AGAIN for having an opinion they don't like.

I tried to have an open discussion there once on moderation and the thread got closed with a mod pming me that they were discussing my thread "backstage" or whatever. Listen. They do not care about dissenting opinions there to the extent that they WON'T EVEN ALLOW MEMBERS TO TALK ABOUT MODERATION.

That's open censorship and you know what? It's their thing and they can do what they want and that's why I requested they ban me from that seething Asshole of a site. If I have to sacrifice my freedom of expression - civil but differing - to be on your website, GO FUCK YOURSELF. And this has its own karma:

Membership dies.

Just. Let. It. If TBP goes offline gamers will find new homes here and on Reddit and wherever. But THAT SITE needs to die and your constant adoration of how wrong they are is publicity.

And there is NO bad publicity.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2312 on: September 11, 2022, 10:19:58 AM »
Big Purp gonna be Big Purp.

Is this the "Talking About Them Is Cathartic" thread? Please stop talking about Rpg.net like that site matters. They don't. Membership is falling like raindrops due to the unjust moderation. Just let it DIE. The more you type about it the more hits they get. People are curious, right?

Big Purp essentially BANNED this site from any connection to it. That's a great reason to never ever discuss the worst rpg-ish site on the web. Reading this thread it looks almost as if some of you miss being there .... so you could be BANNED AGAIN for having an opinion they don't like.

I tried to have an open discussion there once on moderation and the thread got closed with a mod pming me that they were discussing my thread "backstage" or whatever. Listen. They do not care about dissenting opinions there to the extent that they WON'T EVEN ALLOW MEMBERS TO TALK ABOUT MODERATION.

That's open censorship and you know what? It's their thing and they can do what they want and that's why I requested they ban me from that seething Asshole of a site. If I have to sacrifice my freedom of expression - civil but differing - to be on your website, GO FUCK YOURSELF. And this has its own karma:

Membership dies.

Just. Let. It. If TBP goes offline gamers will find new homes here and on Reddit and wherever. But THAT SITE needs to die and your constant adoration of how wrong they are is publicity.

And there is NO bad publicity.

The only danger if it dies is when the hordes of SJWs come to some other site and then like a fungal spore slowly take over and make it "safe" for themselves, ostracizing everyone else.

I don't think it would happen here, but you can bet that these SJW scum weasel their way into moderation positions and then gaslight those who point out their Marxist moderation practices.

I say let TBP continue to be the firebreak to prevent them from infecting other places.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2313 on: September 11, 2022, 02:25:47 PM »
Big Purp gonna be Big Purp.

Is this the "Talking About Them Is Cathartic" thread? Please stop talking about Rpg.net like that site matters. They don't. Membership is falling like raindrops due to the unjust moderation. Just let it DIE. The more you type about it the more hits they get. People are curious, right?

Big Purp essentially BANNED this site from any connection to it. That's a great reason to never ever discuss the worst rpg-ish site on the web. Reading this thread it looks almost as if some of you miss being there .... so you could be BANNED AGAIN for having an opinion they don't like.

I tried to have an open discussion there once on moderation and the thread got closed with a mod pming me that they were discussing my thread "backstage" or whatever. Listen. They do not care about dissenting opinions there to the extent that they WON'T EVEN ALLOW MEMBERS TO TALK ABOUT MODERATION.

That's open censorship and you know what? It's their thing and they can do what they want and that's why I requested they ban me from that seething Asshole of a site. If I have to sacrifice my freedom of expression - civil but differing - to be on your website, GO FUCK YOURSELF. And this has its own karma:

Membership dies.

Just. Let. It. If TBP goes offline gamers will find new homes here and on Reddit and wherever. But THAT SITE needs to die and your constant adoration of how wrong they are is publicity.

And there is NO bad publicity.

The only danger if it dies is when the hordes of SJWs come to some other site and then like a fungal spore slowly take over and make it "safe" for themselves, ostracizing everyone else.

I don't think it would happen here, but you can bet that these SJW scum weasel their way into moderation positions and then gaslight those who point out their Marxist moderation practices.

I say let TBP continue to be the firebreak to prevent them from infecting other places.

As we saw when the danger hairs, otherkin & pronouns hordes left Tumblr and invaded the Twatter.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2314 on: September 11, 2022, 04:25:01 PM »
They can come invade here all they like, but I'm skeptical of their chances for nagging Pundit into making it 'safe' for them.  As it is, there are far more overt leftoids here than rightoids there, and as long as they follow the same rules as everyone else he seems disinclined to go hounding them away.  So let 'em come, whatever.  Our more colorful population like SHARK should enjoy having more people around to tussle with, and while I do not personally care to spend my time owning the libs, my day isn't ruined by reading their opinions.

I do expect, however, that RPG.net's fans would be most unhappy for me to disagree with them in a topic without eating a ban for it, and think they would be likely to flounce away in short order when faced with a lack of universal acceptance to whatever flavor of the week whims they bring in from Twitter.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2315 on: September 11, 2022, 04:47:31 PM »
Big Purp gonna be Big Purp.

Is this the "Talking About Them Is Cathartic" thread? Please stop talking about Rpg.net like that site matters. They don't. Membership is falling like raindrops due to the unjust moderation. Just let it DIE. The more you type about it the more hits they get. People are curious, right?


I was once one of those "curious people" who knew that something was off, but didn't understand exactly what. Seeing dissenting opinions helped me to understand what the heck was going on.
I agree that they deserve less attention, but I also think that discussing the whats and whys is helpful and has it's place.
And, in the end, if you don't want to see it, you don't have to click on the thread.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2316 on: September 11, 2022, 06:14:02 PM »
Is this the "Talking About Them Is Cathartic" thread? Please stop talking about Rpg.net like that site matters. They don't. Membership is falling like raindrops due to the unjust moderation. Just let it DIE. The more you type about it the more hits they get. People are curious, right?
For me it's a case of know thy enemy.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2317 on: September 12, 2022, 12:17:38 AM »
For me it's just low commedy.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2318 on: September 12, 2022, 04:47:58 AM »
The Big Purple is a microcosm of a communist state complete with gulag and purge mentality, albeit without anyone really getting hurt beyond banned. This provides a fascinating insight into the mentality of the types of people and culture that ends up dominating in those societies.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2319 on: September 12, 2022, 09:30:26 AM »
Get the popcorn, something just went down on TBP.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/cameron-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901983/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/perfect-organism-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901985/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/legopaidi-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901987/

And then there's this:

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/q99-receives-a-well-explain-later.901991/

Doesn't surprise me that accounts got hacked, TBP's tech support seems very clumsy at best. The interesting one is legopaidi, who somehow posted a new thread without anything IN the thread (there are a couple jokes about invisible ink, which I admit were pretty funny).

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2320 on: September 12, 2022, 09:47:53 AM »
Get the popcorn, something just went down on TBP.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/cameron-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901983/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/perfect-organism-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901985/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/legopaidi-receives-a-%F0%9F%92%80-permanent-ban-possible-hacked-account.901987/

And then there's this:

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/q99-receives-a-well-explain-later.901991/

Doesn't surprise me that accounts got hacked, TBP's tech support seems very clumsy at best. The interesting one is legopaidi, who somehow posted a new thread without anything IN the thread (there are a couple jokes about invisible ink, which I admit were pretty funny).
With the message about Q99 I suspect it’ll be a case of the moderator cult eating their own for some wackadoodle reason.

For the 3 permabans they were members since 2002, 2004 and 2009 with nine, over 1 MILLION and 1,302 messages respectively. All older accounts, but how does someone post more than 1,000,000 posts on a forum? Their last message was 2011.

Nothing recent by those I can find. However, TBP has a super secret LGBT forum where if they were posting violations on there those posts wouldn’t show up when querying the profiles. A problem with super secret forums is that problems can arise and fester there for a long time before anyone notices. That’s just a wild guess on my part, but without actual information guessing is all we’re left with.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2321 on: September 12, 2022, 02:23:35 PM »
From the TBP frontpage:

"September 12th, 2022: Five accounts were hacked last night. We believe this was done because the accounts reused passwords leaked in a data breach of another site.

Please change your passwords, and don't reuse passwords from other sites."


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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2322 on: September 12, 2022, 03:39:22 PM »
From the TBP frontpage:

"September 12th, 2022: Five accounts were hacked last night. We believe this was done because the accounts reused passwords leaked in a data breach of another site.

Please change your passwords, and don't reuse passwords from other sites."
It seems they are down. I’m not sure that the five accounts being hacked explains everything.

How does a normal user post more than a million posts. If those were posts where we could see them I’d think anyone browsing TBP would be at least somewhat familiar with such a prolific poster.

Also, that doesn’t explain the mod Q99 getting purged.

Currently, TBP is offline. Are they getting actively hacked right now? Are they scrubbing data?

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« Reply #2323 on: September 12, 2022, 03:43:53 PM »
PbP is the usual answer for millions of posts. I think Kiero had over 12 million posts over there. Perfect Organism was really, really prolific in Tangency back in the 2010's (under about three different name changes, IIRC).
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2324 on: September 12, 2022, 03:51:13 PM »
PbP is the usual answer for millions of posts. I think Kiero had over 12 million posts over there. Perfect Organism was really, really prolific in Tangency back in the 2010's (under about three different name changes, IIRC).
I suppose that’s possible, especially if PbP is your regular method of gaming, but that still seems like a lot. TBP’s twitter says they’re doing maintenance for the back.

Still nothing on Q99.