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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 203162 times)

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2325 on: September 12, 2022, 07:42:41 PM »
For me it's just low commedy.

I'll admit it: For me it's a combination of nostalgia and self-validation. I used to have a lot of fun and friendly contacts around that place; this thread helps remind me how bad it's gotten, why it changed and that it's not my fault it did change.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2326 on: September 13, 2022, 02:53:56 PM »
oh...well...It's probably a little bit my fault anyhow.  Still, once it was home and now it's hostile territory that still has some utility for me.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2327 on: September 15, 2022, 12:48:11 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).

Yes, PbP generates a lot of postcount, but I had something north of 50,000 posts not 12 million!
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2328 on: September 15, 2022, 02:00:31 PM »
Yes, PbP generates a lot of postcount, but I had something north of 50,000 posts not 12 million!

   Looks like the million-something post counts were due to moderators having fun with people's post counts back in the day.

   In other news, the moderators have decided not to make the ban on Goblin Slayer-related posts explicit. Apparently "we still feel that the situation is best dealt with by having a general policy to point to guide people's posts, and mods locking threads that violate the policy and reminding people that it exists."
 
   

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2329 on: September 25, 2022, 01:21:29 PM »
Fuck RPG.net
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2330 on: September 27, 2022, 12:02:32 AM »
Yes, PbP generates a lot of postcount, but I had something north of 50,000 posts not 12 million!

   Looks like the million-something post counts were due to moderators having fun with people's post counts back in the day.

   In other news, the moderators have decided not to make the ban on Goblin Slayer-related posts explicit. Apparently "we still feel that the situation is best dealt with by having a general policy to point to guide people's posts, and mods locking threads that violate the policy and reminding people that it exists."
 
 

I honestly only ever check in on tbp these days is for anime recommendations: anything somebody got banned for mentioning has usually turned out to be a decent watch (goblin slayer, shield hero, jobless reincarnation).
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2331 on: October 02, 2022, 09:17:27 AM »
Apparently "we still feel that the situation is best dealt with by having a general policy to point to guide people's posts, and mods locking threads that violate the policy and reminding people that it exists."

Is this even English? I'm asking for a friend...
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2332 on: October 03, 2022, 08:05:58 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2333 on: October 03, 2022, 08:37:50 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

What is most interesting about the ban isn’t whether or not one wants to get into a tedious debate was a de facto Nazi even if he wasn’t officially one. It’s the quote that if there is one outright awful person at a table then everyone at the table is the same as the awful one. They are not just tainted, but made just as profane as the initial awful person. You don’t have to be agreeing with the awful person. Doesn’t matter, you are now profane. This is another example of how the cult of the Woke attempt to exercise control through a purity test. Don’t engage with your family member who has different politics than you, because you will be made profane by doing so. Better to leave your family relations instead, which is a classic cult technique.

In regards to the conversation that caught the ban, it didn’t read to me that he was trying to propagate a clean Rommel myth. He acknowledged that’s one was a bad guy just by being an officer in the German army of WWII. He was sticking with a formal definition of what made someone a Nazi in WWII, but that is unacceptable, and risks making TBP profane by having a member even suggest such a definition.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2334 on: October 03, 2022, 10:03:16 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

If they're insinuating that Atrox is a Nazi by Proxy, and the ban isn't permanent , therefore...
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2335 on: October 03, 2022, 10:40:45 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

I remember when Russell Brand interviewed a white power guy on his TV show, with the intent to hear him out and try and persuade him to change his mind about some topics. His attempt seemed genuine, and I thought he did a good job at it.

According to TBP, Russell Brand is himself a Nazi for talking to the Nazi.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2336 on: October 03, 2022, 10:57:53 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

I remember when Russell Brand interviewed a white power guy on his TV show, with the intent to hear him out and try and persuade him to change his mind about some topics. His attempt seemed genuine, and I thought he did a good job at it.

According to TBP, Russell Brand is himself a Nazi for talking to the Nazi.
Also remember that Woke’s definition of a Nazi or fascist is always expanding towards anything that doesn’t fit with their ideology. This sucks because blurring these lines will have the affect of confusing when recognizing actual such foes. Also, eventually the only way to not be a Nazi per the Woke will be to be a member of the Woke.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2337 on: October 03, 2022, 11:28:50 PM »
From the 30 day ban of Atrox:

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If there's a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis.

I remember when Russell Brand interviewed a white power guy on his TV show, with the intent to hear him out and try and persuade him to change his mind about some topics. His attempt seemed genuine, and I thought he did a good job at it.

According to TBP, Russell Brand is himself a Nazi for talking to the Nazi.
Also remember that Woke’s definition of a Nazi or fascist is always expanding towards anything that doesn’t fit with their ideology. This sucks because blurring these lines will have the affect of confusing when recognizing actual such foes. Also, eventually the only way to not be a Nazi per the Woke will be to be a member of the Woke.

Let's remember that TBP recently banned someone for saying that he wasn't comfortable referring to pro-life people as Nazis.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2338 on: October 04, 2022, 12:13:13 AM »

Also remember that Woke’s definition of a Nazi or fascist is always expanding towards anything that doesn’t fit with their ideology. .....

It will expand very fast if we use the definition above. Next time each one of those 11 sit at a table with some others etc etc. It resembles some religious ideas of ritual pollution or something like that.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #2339 on: October 04, 2022, 08:06:45 AM »

Also remember that Woke’s definition of a Nazi or fascist is always expanding towards anything that doesn’t fit with their ideology. .....

It will expand very fast if we use the definition above. Next time each one of those 11 sit at a table with some others etc etc. It resembles some religious ideas of ritual pollution or something like that.
That is exactly what it is.