This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
NOTICE: Some online security services are reporting that information for a limited number of users from this site is for sale on the "dark web." As of right now, there is no direct evidence of this, but change your password just to be safe.
The RPGPundit's Own Forum Rules
This part of the site is controlled by the RPGPundit. This is where he discusses topics that he finds interesting. You may post here, but understand that there are limits. The RPGPundit can shut down any thread, topic of discussion, or user in a thread at his pleasure. This part of the site is essentially his house, so keep that in mind. Note that this is the only part of the site where political discussion is permitted, but is regulated by the RPGPundit.

Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 27406 times)

Godfather Punk

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
  • Oh dear, how sad, nevermind
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #435 on: October 25, 2021, 02:20:11 PM »
Yet this one....
Quote from: Shutters
Anthrax outbreak! Contain the spread before it's too late.
...was given a threadban for "Threadcrapping", which I have no idea what it is.  It seems quite random, since other posts suggesting adventure hooks were fine.
It's simple: only state approved humor is allowed. Don't try to bring in your own.

Seriously, what a fun-devoid place that site has become.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2021, 02:22:18 PM by Godfather Punk »

DM_Curt

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • D
  • Posts: 196
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #436 on: October 25, 2021, 02:38:47 PM »
Yet this one....
Quote from: Shutters
Anthrax outbreak! Contain the spread before it's too late.
...was given a threadban for "Threadcrapping", which I have no idea what it is.  It seems quite random, since other posts suggesting adventure hooks were fine.
It's simple: only state approved humor is allowed. Don't try to bring in your own.

Seriously, what a fun-devoid place that site has become.
It's not even that a terrible idea for a hook. One by one, animals start showing signs of illness. The PCs do some investigating to see why animals that were kept separate are spreading an illness. Someone is poisoning the competition, and it's not really a disease...

Godfather Punk

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
  • Oh dear, how sad, nevermind
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #437 on: October 25, 2021, 02:40:52 PM »
Sure, but saying that would get you another ban for talking back to redtext, soapboxing and replying in the thread you were banned from...

"What a strange forum. The only way to win is not to post."

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2672
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #438 on: October 25, 2021, 02:41:29 PM »
Yet this one....
Quote from: Shutters
Anthrax outbreak! Contain the spread before it's too late.
...was given a threadban for "Threadcrapping", which I have no idea what it is.  It seems quite random, since other posts suggesting adventure hooks were fine.
It's simple: only state approved humor is allowed. Don't try to bring in your own.

Seriously, what a fun-devoid place that site has become.
It's not even that a terrible idea for a hook. One by one, animals start showing signs of illness. The PCs do some investigating to see why animals that were kept separate are spreading an illness. Someone is poisoning the competition, and it's not really a disease...
Much like a number of other infractions, 'threadcrapping' is somewhat subjective, and thanks to TBP's policy of 'the onus is on the poster', it's entirely possible to post something constructive and still get redtexted.

FelixGamingX1

  • Master Templar
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
    • https://knightstabletoprpg.com/
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #439 on: October 30, 2021, 12:11:15 AM »
Sad, really sad. Wish the Annunaki would stop fooling around and just land their damn spaceship already.
Embark on the ultimate Knights & Legends experience!
Knights & Legends: Dawn of a New Age | Now on Itch.io

American writer and programmer, since 2016.
https://knightstabletoprpg.com

wmarshal

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • w
  • Posts: 409
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #440 on: November 06, 2021, 05:55:11 PM »
I think Marras is doomed:
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/marras-receives-a-🚫-seven-day-ban-placeholder-ban-pending-further-action.889252/

A non-native English speaker finds it a little weird that the singular they is getting pushed, gets an initial 7-day ban as a placeholder. I’m sure they’re running through Marras’ history of 1000+ posts over the last 7 years or so to find whatever justification they can for a permaban. I think it’s a little ironic as I believe Marras is a Finn, and their 3rd-person singular pronoun is actually gender-neutral, so one might think Marras could have something interesting to contribute to the pronoun discussion. Nope, Marras violated today’s orthodoxy, to the cornfield he goes.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2021, 08:28:53 AM by wmarshal »

Joey2k

  • Anarcho-anarchist
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1128
  • I punch SJWs
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #441 on: November 06, 2021, 06:14:51 PM »
I think Marras is doomed:
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/marras-receives-a-🚫-seven-day-ban-placeholder-ban-pending-further-action.889252/

A non-native English speaker finds it a little weird that the singular they is getting pushed, gets an initial 7-day ban as a placeholder. I’m sure they’re running through Marras’ history of 1000+ posts over the last 7 years or so to find whatever justification they can for a permaban. I think it’s a little ironic as I believe Marras is a Finn, and they’re 3rd-person singular pronoun is actually gender-neutral, so one might think Marras could have something interesting to contribute to the pronoun discussion. Nope, Marras violated today’s orthodoxy, to the cornfield he goes.

Geez. That is just about the most innocuous inoffensive post I have read
The word "problematic" is problematic

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2672
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #442 on: November 07, 2021, 12:08:57 AM »
But thanks to the TBP policy of 'the onus is on the poster for clarity', anyone who does not have native-level grasp of English is vulnerable, since non-native speakers can (and do) fumble the language (not knocking those who have this issue, but it happens).

And so they'll ban some other poor sap for high crimes. Fuckers.

Neoplatonist1

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 75
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #443 on: November 07, 2021, 09:48:34 AM »
Have any RPGnet mods ever repented of their bad faith and left their totalitarian fiefdom?

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2672
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #444 on: November 07, 2021, 11:42:33 AM »
Have any RPGnet mods ever repented of their bad faith and left their totalitarian fiefdom?
I believe the closest we got to that was Rand Brittain throwing a HUGE tantrum because (in his opinion) TBP's staff had run interference for Matt and Michelle McFarland. He was subsequently banned for it -- probably because he had the nerve to straight up point out there was a major conflict of interest as well as the idiocy of TBP staff saying 'oh but you should trust us uwu'.

But honestly, the majority of banned staff are probably not banned because they repented, but because they fell afoul of the purity spiral.


Armchair Gamer

  • Enemy of Love and Gaming
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • A
  • Posts: 2465
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #445 on: November 07, 2021, 04:44:09 PM »
Have any RPGnet mods ever repented of their bad faith and left their totalitarian fiefdom?

  Wasn't Dan Davenport a mod for a while, long before the dark times?

wmarshal

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • w
  • Posts: 409
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #446 on: November 07, 2021, 08:34:01 PM »
And Marras is gone.
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/marras-receives-a-💀-permanent-ban.889287/

They did their digging for badthink, and found an infraction they gave Marras earlier for stating “We’re all entitled to our own opinions, even about Morgan being transfobic or not.” Marras didn’t make a transphobic statement, but stated people can have their own opinions as to whether an author was transphobic.  Nope, at TBP people are not entitled to their own opinions, people are only entitled to goodthink.

The other reference they made was to Marras participation in a discussion about the change in Deadlands canon regarding the Confederacy. Marras received no infractions from that discussion, but the TBP mods decided to tar Marras as a racist as well. Given that Marras hadn’t received infractions in that thread you know the TBP mods had decided to go through Marras’ complete posting history to pull that old thread up.

KingCheops

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • K
  • Posts: 1220
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #447 on: November 07, 2021, 10:55:26 PM »
And Marras is gone.
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/marras-receives-a-💀-permanent-ban.889287/

They did their digging for badthink, and found an infraction they gave Marras earlier for stating “We’re all entitled to our own opinions, even about Morgan being transfobic or not.” Marras didn’t make a transphobic statement, but stated people can have their own opinions as to whether an author was transphobic.  Nope, at TBP people are not entitled to their own opinions, people are only entitled to goodthink.

The other reference they made was to Marras participation in a discussion about the change in Deadlands canon regarding the Confederacy. Marras received no infractions from that discussion, but the TBP mods decided to tar Marras as a racist as well. Given that Marras hadn’t received infractions in that thread you know the TBP mods had decided to go through Marras’ complete posting history to pull that old thread up.

Who'd have thought the guy who wrote Altered Carbon could be considered transphobic.  What a fucking clown world we live in.

Stephen Tannhauser

  • Curmudgeonly Refugee
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • S
  • Posts: 740
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #448 on: November 07, 2021, 11:04:09 PM »
Who'd have thought the guy who wrote Altered Carbon could be considered transphobic.  What a fucking clown world we live in.

One of the hallmarks of the fanatic is that no criticism of the Movement's methods can be assumed to be a good-faith attempt to improve the chance of it accomplishing its goals; it is always assumed to be a covert attempt to undermine and reject said goals.

I have no idea what Morgan said, but I would bet a fairly large sum of money that it was a criticism of particular advocacy actions rather than a condemnation of gender-dysphoric people.
Better to keep silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. -- Mark Twain

STR 8 DEX 10 CON 10 INT 11 WIS 6 CHA 3

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2672
Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #449 on: November 08, 2021, 07:58:46 AM »
And Marras is gone.
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/marras-receives-a-💀-permanent-ban.889287/

They did their digging for badthink, and found an infraction they gave Marras earlier for stating “We’re all entitled to our own opinions, even about Morgan being transfobic or not.” Marras didn’t make a transphobic statement, but stated people can have their own opinions as to whether an author was transphobic.  Nope, at TBP people are not entitled to their own opinions, people are only entitled to goodthink.

The other reference they made was to Marras participation in a discussion about the change in Deadlands canon regarding the Confederacy. Marras received no infractions from that discussion, but the TBP mods decided to tar Marras as a racist as well. Given that Marras hadn’t received infractions in that thread you know the TBP mods had decided to go through Marras’ complete posting history to pull that old thread up.

Who'd have thought the guy who wrote Altered Carbon could be considered transphobic.  What a fucking clown world we live in.
It's not like Morgan is some kind of alt-right icon. He's a raging lefty, but because he does not genuflect in the direction of trans superiority, TBP hates him.