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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 27795 times)

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2021, 04:46:13 PM »
What have I done? :D
Is it that some topics can't sustain a whole thread, but can "live" in another thread as a side topic?

Well, OK  :D

Outing moment: only a few months ago there was another thread about TBP's craziness, and it was... fun is not the right word, but let's say quite interesting to analyse the madness over there. Now it is disturbing. We can't cure it, it is getting worse, and it is watching "1984" with John Hurt only that it never ends. I hate to use the word "uncomfortable" but this is how TBP is making me feel now. And claustrophobic. I'm not joking. Maybe this is the reason why I tend to derail threads...





























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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2021, 10:14:34 AM »
So... do I see it correctly they accussed this nevander guy of being Angel of the Dawn sockpuppet?
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2021, 01:53:13 PM »
So... do I see it correctly they accussed this nevander guy of being Angel of the Dawn sockpuppet?
No idea. They handed out another socking ban a day later to some guy named 'TypoCrusader'.

Keep in mind we have no idea what methodology they use to determine if someone is sockpuppeting. Are they IP tracking? Analyzing posting style? Performing haruspicy? Who knows.

I don't have a problem with banning sockpuppet accounts. I just don't trust these morons to be honest about things.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2021, 08:06:48 PM »
Well they definitely took this excuse from their asses to ban me once upon a time.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2021, 08:12:01 PM »
Well they definitely took this excuse from their asses to ban me once upon a time.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2021, 09:15:22 PM »

Well, OK  :D

Outing moment: only a few months ago there was another thread about TBP's craziness, and it was... fun is not the right word, but let's say quite interesting to analyse the madness over there. Now it is disturbing. We can't cure it, it is getting worse, and it is watching "1984" with John Hurt only that it never ends. I hate to use the word "uncomfortable" but this is how TBP is making me feel now. And claustrophobic. I'm not joking. Maybe this is the reason why I tend to derail threads...


Honestly, I find a certain amount of value from these threads, no matter how repetitive, for a similar reason.  We all know that TBP is gonna TBP, but I find value in, when confronted with extremely confident people spouting aggressive nonsense and stamping out any dissenting voices to their nonsense, being able to move to a space out of said people's control, looking around, and being able to say "Yeah, it's not just me and I'm not taking crazy pills, that is legit nonsense, yes?"

But, at the end of the day, spaces exist out of the control of TBP's idiot brigade and their brethren (hat-tip to our host), and so we can indeed confirm, without fear of summary banning, whether or not some RPG.net bullshit is, in fact, bullshit.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2021, 10:19:49 PM »

Well, OK  :D

Outing moment: only a few months ago there was another thread about TBP's craziness, and it was... fun is not the right word, but let's say quite interesting to analyse the madness over there. Now it is disturbing. We can't cure it, it is getting worse, and it is watching "1984" with John Hurt only that it never ends. I hate to use the word "uncomfortable" but this is how TBP is making me feel now. And claustrophobic. I'm not joking. Maybe this is the reason why I tend to derail threads...


Honestly, I find a certain amount of value from these threads, no matter how repetitive, for a similar reason.  We all know that TBP is gonna TBP, but I find value in, when confronted with extremely confident people spouting aggressive nonsense and stamping out any dissenting voices to their nonsense, being able to move to a space out of said people's control, looking around, and being able to say "Yeah, it's not just me and I'm not taking crazy pills, that is legit nonsense, yes?"

But, at the end of the day, spaces exist out of the control of TBP's idiot brigade and their brethren (hat-tip to our host), and so we can indeed confirm, without fear of summary banning, whether or not some RPG.net bullshit is, in fact, bullshit.

Emperors and their invisible clothes and all that. :)
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2021, 03:19:54 AM »
To me, this is all an argument for limiting copyright to 15 years from creation, same as patents, and erasing trademarks from stuff. Because then since everyone will be able to make their own Winne The Pooh (or whatever) stories, Disney et al won't bother with endless sequels and remakes, but will try to come up with something new.

Just think of the huge amount of resources - money, time and and talented people - going into endless sequels and reboots. Now take those people and give them even one-tenth the money being spent on this stuff, give them free rein and see what they'd come up. It'd be great!
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2021, 08:30:02 AM »

Well, OK  :D

Outing moment: only a few months ago there was another thread about TBP's craziness, and it was... fun is not the right word, but let's say quite interesting to analyse the madness over there. Now it is disturbing. We can't cure it, it is getting worse, and it is watching "1984" with John Hurt only that it never ends. I hate to use the word "uncomfortable" but this is how TBP is making me feel now. And claustrophobic. I'm not joking. Maybe this is the reason why I tend to derail threads...


Honestly, I find a certain amount of value from these threads, no matter how repetitive, for a similar reason.  We all know that TBP is gonna TBP, but I find value in, when confronted with extremely confident people spouting aggressive nonsense and stamping out any dissenting voices to their nonsense, being able to move to a space out of said people's control, looking around, and being able to say "Yeah, it's not just me and I'm not taking crazy pills, that is legit nonsense, yes?"

But, at the end of the day, spaces exist out of the control of TBP's idiot brigade and their brethren (hat-tip to our host), and so we can indeed confirm, without fear of summary banning, whether or not some RPG.net bullshit is, in fact, bullshit.
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2021, 10:49:41 AM »

Well, OK  :D

Outing moment: only a few months ago there was another thread about TBP's craziness, and it was... fun is not the right word, but let's say quite interesting to analyse the madness over there. Now it is disturbing. We can't cure it, it is getting worse, and it is watching "1984" with John Hurt only that it never ends. I hate to use the word "uncomfortable" but this is how TBP is making me feel now. And claustrophobic. I'm not joking. Maybe this is the reason why I tend to derail threads...


Honestly, I find a certain amount of value from these threads, no matter how repetitive, for a similar reason.  We all know that TBP is gonna TBP, but I find value in, when confronted with extremely confident people spouting aggressive nonsense and stamping out any dissenting voices to their nonsense, being able to move to a space out of said people's control, looking around, and being able to say "Yeah, it's not just me and I'm not taking crazy pills, that is legit nonsense, yes?"

But, at the end of the day, spaces exist out of the control of TBP's idiot brigade and their brethren (hat-tip to our host), and so we can indeed confirm, without fear of summary banning, whether or not some RPG.net bullshit is, in fact, bullshit.
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

To be fair, we are rather biased here. There being people who left or were banned. So our opinions of the place are bound to be colored by that.
Having said that, getting banned or leaving because of the insanity is becoming a motif.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2021, 05:38:38 PM »
Anyone else notice  some ban notices have gone missing?  Example a guy named SPAZ got a permaban earlier for having an inappropriate name, the posts gone.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2021, 05:41:04 PM »
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

I dread to think how many people, new to roleplaying, go on that site and are put off by the fruitcakes and loons they encounter on RPGnet.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2021, 06:28:07 PM »
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

I dread to think how many people, new to roleplaying, go on that site and are put off by the fruitcakes and loons they encounter on RPGnet.
How many people, new to roleplaying, come to this site and are put off by the posters here?

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2021, 07:14:37 PM »
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

I dread to think how many people, new to roleplaying, go on that site and are put off by the fruitcakes and loons they encounter on RPGnet.
How many people, new to roleplaying, come to this site and are put off by the posters here?
We try to explain to them that you are not representative of the majority of role-playing gamers, and that seems to reassure them for the most part.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2021, 08:34:41 PM »
That's why I fired up this thread. The decisions being made in that so-called 'bastion of roleplaying games' make my stomach turn in disgust, because I think it's bad for the hobby. But I'm not so confident to think that I'm not the crazy one, and so I bring you these nuggets and ask if my analyses are off base.

I dread to think how many people, new to roleplaying, go on that site and are put off by the fruitcakes and loons they encounter on RPGnet.
How many people, new to roleplaying, come to this site and are put off by the posters here?
We try to explain to them that you are not representative of the majority of role-playing gamers, and that seems to reassure them for the most part.

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