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Crawford Tillinghast:

--- Quote from: Ghostmaker on October 11, 2021, 08:30:32 AM ---...I'm a bit surprised they haven't been sent to the cornfield sooner.

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What a perfect metaphor! 8) 8) 8)

Stephen Tannhauser:

--- Quote from: Crawford Tillinghast on October 18, 2021, 01:21:35 PM ---To be fair:  That rule is because they have a lot of rules lawyers and line dancers.  What's the name of the guy with the arrow?
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Saint Sebastian, often referenced in Xeno's Paradox: i.e. that if space is infinitely divisible, before you can cross any distance you have to cross half of that distance, and since you always have to cross the half of the distance before that half you can never actually get anywhere, and so Saint Sebastian evidently died of fright rather than by getting struck with arrows which could never actually have reached him.

Or to phrase it a little more aphoristically, no amount of increased refinement to the letter of a rule will help people uphold its spirit if they are determined not to.

Ghostmaker:

--- Quote from: Stephen Tannhauser on October 18, 2021, 02:45:38 PM ---
--- Quote from: Crawford Tillinghast on October 18, 2021, 01:21:35 PM ---To be fair:  That rule is because they have a lot of rules lawyers and line dancers.  What's the name of the guy with the arrow?
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Saint Sebastian, often referenced in Xeno's Paradox: i.e. that if space is infinitely divisible, before you can cross any distance you have to cross half of that distance, and since you always have to cross the half of the distance before that half you can never actually get anywhere, and so Saint Sebastian evidently died of fright rather than by getting struck with arrows which could never actually have reached him.

Or to phrase it a little more aphoristically, no amount of increased refinement to the letter of a rule will help people uphold its spirit if they are determined not to.

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Which is really where Rule 0 should come into play.

But it looks to me less like 'Ok, you're trying to game the system and we're not interested in playing, so fuck off' and more 'We're going to set completely arbitrary rules and randomly enforce them at our whims'.

Stephen Tannhauser:

--- Quote from: Ghostmaker on October 18, 2021, 02:47:41 PM ---Which is really where Rule 0 should come into play.

But it looks to me less like 'Ok, you're trying to game the system and we're not interested in playing, so fuck off' and more 'We're going to set completely arbitrary rules and randomly enforce them at our whims'.
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For another community I didn't know as well, I'd at least be willing to admit that that's an easy dynamic to mutually confuse. My impatience with what I see as someone else's game playing could very easily look to another person like me being arbitrary without it actually being so, and vice versa.

TBP has, unfortunately, lost my willingness to give them the benefit of the doubt in this area.

Ghostmaker:
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/duddubuddu-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-and-threadban.888404/

And here we learn that wanting a group to state its intentions and demands is 'concern trolling'.

Also, that Dawgstar is a pathetic excuse for a human being, but we all knew that one.

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