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Author Topic: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)  (Read 37286 times)

The Spaniard

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #555 on: November 28, 2021, 02:55:16 PM »
What a pathetic waste of digital real estate TBP is.

He says as he keeps up a running commentary on the TBP.

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It's important to document their idiocy. Haven't I told you to archive, archive, archive the left's blather? They WILL memory hole their shit if given half a chance.

It is important to know what those who hate you are up to.  Their site is mildly amusing; I look in every so often just to see the latest in a steady stream of less progressives step in their own pile, and get eaten by the radicals.   Dummies...
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #556 on: November 28, 2021, 04:03:20 PM »
TBP is suddenly aflutter, because it seems we're about to see Mandy Morbid vs Zak Sabbath, round two.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/mandy-morbid-and-two-others-accuse-zak-smith-of-abuse-harrassment-sexual-assault-warning-very-very-dark-read-redtext-in-posts-86-418.841424/page-76#post-24144634

Mandy Morbid has a gofundme up for legal expenses (she's countersuing Zak) here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wd76ub-help-with-legal-fees

I'll tell you what piqued me though is that she says her name is Amanda Nagy.

Which... I find curious as there is a Mandy Nagy who is a editor emerita for the Legal Insurrection blog. She suffered a stroke several years back and sadly was never the same. Odd. No, I don't think they're the same person, it's just weird.

Amusingly, one of the comments on the GFM was 'I never touched 5e because it fawned on Zac S and Pundit.' Sorry, what? They got a contributor's credit. How the hell is that fawning? Jesus.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #557 on: November 28, 2021, 05:44:14 PM »
Seeing a woman called Nagy always makes me smile.  :D
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #558 on: December 04, 2021, 02:16:53 AM »

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #559 on: December 04, 2021, 11:38:17 AM »
TBP is suddenly aflutter, because it seems we're about to see Mandy Morbid vs Zak Sabbath, round two.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/mandy-morbid-and-two-others-accuse-zak-smith-of-abuse-harrassment-sexual-assault-warning-very-very-dark-read-redtext-in-posts-86-418.841424/page-76#post-24144634

Those of us w/o logins can't see it. Can you post or screenshot?
You're not missing anything. A lot of 'we hates Zak, we hates him yesss' and bitching about how defamation works. Nothing super juicy.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #560 on: December 04, 2021, 11:51:55 AM »
Amusingly, one of the comments on the GFM was 'I never touched 5e because it fawned on Zac S and Pundit.' Sorry, what? They got a contributor's credit. How the hell is that fawning? Jesus.
Almost as amusing as the sentiment I've seen other Lefties express, which is basically, "I love 5E, but they should have gotten different people to make it," as if that would have resulted in the same game.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #561 on: December 04, 2021, 09:34:22 PM »
Amusingly, one of the comments on the GFM was 'I never touched 5e because it fawned on Zac S and Pundit.' Sorry, what? They got a contributor's credit. How the hell is that fawning? Jesus.
Almost as amusing as the sentiment I've seen other Lefties express, which is basically, "I love 5E, but they should have gotten different people to make it," as if that would have resulted in the same game.

If they were logical or rational they wouldn't be SJWs...

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #562 on: December 05, 2021, 10:44:22 AM »
OK, color me baffled.  What's wrong with the Combs/Krause at the con pic?

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« Reply #563 on: December 05, 2021, 12:49:41 PM »
OK, color me baffled.  What's wrong with the Combs/Krause at the con pic?
No clue. I assume you're referring to this ban: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dmjalund-receives-a-🚫-one-day-ban-and-thread-ban.890382/

"Okay, this right here, whatever it is is absolutely not acceptable for an A-game thread. Take a day off and do not post in this thread again."

This is pretty much an admission of 'you did something I don't like so I'm going to fuck you for it with a one day ban and a threadban'.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #564 on: December 05, 2021, 01:48:34 PM »
OK, color me baffled.  What's wrong with the Combs/Krause at the con pic?
No clue. I assume you're referring to this ban: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dmjalund-receives-a-🚫-one-day-ban-and-thread-ban.890382/

"Okay, this right here, whatever it is is absolutely not acceptable for an A-game thread. Take a day off and do not post in this thread again."

This is pretty much an admission of 'you did something I don't like so I'm going to fuck you for it with a one day ban and a threadban'.
The surrounding discussion is about the re-introduction of masks because Omicron is (SURPRISE!) resistant to current immunizations. I guess seeing people not wearing masks, in this context, triggered Dawgstar.  I'm reaching though.

I should explain.  I find the TBP policies to be disgusting, and anyone who enforces them contemptible.  So when a mod makes a post like this, my conscience demands I be scrupulously fair before labeling the action a "Once again, the inmates are running the asylum" event. 

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #565 on: December 05, 2021, 02:00:42 PM »
OK, color me baffled.  What's wrong with the Combs/Krause at the con pic?
No clue. I assume you're referring to this ban: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dmjalund-receives-a-🚫-one-day-ban-and-thread-ban.890382/

"Okay, this right here, whatever it is is absolutely not acceptable for an A-game thread. Take a day off and do not post in this thread again."

This is pretty much an admission of 'you did something I don't like so I'm going to fuck you for it with a one day ban and a threadban'.
The surrounding discussion is about the re-introduction of masks because Omicron is (SURPRISE!) resistant to current immunizations. I guess seeing people not wearing masks, in this context, triggered Dawgstar.  I'm reaching though.

I should explain.  I find the TBP policies to be disgusting, and anyone who enforces them contemptible.  So when a mod makes a post like this, my conscience demands I be scrupulously fair before labeling the action a "Once again, the inmates are running the asylum" event.

Not being able to see the posts I will need to see the photo because I suspect you're totally wrong if that's the Krause I think it is.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #566 on: December 06, 2021, 08:30:46 AM »
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/capellan-receives-a-%F0%9F%94%B4-warning-sexist-language.890480/

This is hilarious, and I shall explain why.

First, there are threads (granted, old threads) dating back to 2004 and 2006 on TBP discussing this very term.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/explain-pixel-bitching.288340/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/we-need-a-cool-insulting-name-for-this-kind-of-gming.127858/

The second thread has the Forum Administrator chiming in. There are suggestions by other posters for less pejorative/more kid-friendly terms, which come off less 'wah sensitivity' and more 'this seems kinda opaque, how about this?'. Which I can dig.

Secondly, as far as I can tell this is the only time anyone's been sanctioned for the term. It's not in the Rules and Guidelines (and calling it 'sexist' is a real fucking reach). The closest I can find was a guidance by Q99 suggesting they change the name to 'pixel hunting'.

TLDR; of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: TBP mods are dumb shits again.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #567 on: December 06, 2021, 05:25:51 PM »
This is hilarious ... as far as I can tell this is the only time anyone's been sanctioned for the term. It's not in the Rules and Guidelines (and calling it 'sexist' is a real fucking reach). The closest I can find was a guidance by Q99 suggesting they change the name to 'pixel hunting'.

It does have a real vibe of have-to-do-something-to-justify-my-position bureaucratic hamsterwheeling, doesn't it?

I suppose mods who answer complaint reports with, "Are you f***ing kidding me? Stop wasting our time," don't last long if they ignore the wrong types of hurt feelings.
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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #568 on: December 10, 2021, 04:58:59 PM »
If anyone had reason to doubt, we now have evidence that TBP's official stance is Marxist-Leninist, because they explicitly subscribe to the labour theory of value:

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/apn-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-three-day-ban-general-hostility-and-group-attacks.890760/

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Whatever your personal finances are, there are rpgs set for every one of them, including free. However, that is a choice that the publishers and authors make. Most rpg writers and artists are making less than minimum wage, and it is (TBP)'s stance that people deserve to be paid for their work.

The proper response to something you like being too expensive to buy is "oh, shoot, not in my budget, good luck." It is not to stride into a thread, rant about the old saw that pdfs should be cheap (they are still a product of hundreds, if not thousands of man hours), and throw around hyperbole like "their new Ferrari". In fact, hostile and vastly inaccurate stances like this are what drives publishers, writers and artists away from the business, besides giving an inaccurate view of what the roleplaying game market is like. We are giving you three days off and a threadban, and we suggest that you figure out a way to post your concerns without attacking other people.

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Socially liberal values vs. socially conservative values I've stopped arguing about because it's very hard to get anywhere with it. But if the RPG industry expects a product's market value to be set by the time it took to produce rather than the quality and usefulness it offers the buyer, it's no wonder nobody's making a living in the field anymore.

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Re: RPGnet's decay (TBP madness)
« Reply #569 on: December 11, 2021, 02:16:02 PM »
OK, color me baffled.  What's wrong with the Combs/Krause at the con pic?
No clue. I assume you're referring to this ban: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/dmjalund-receives-a-🚫-one-day-ban-and-thread-ban.890382/

"Okay, this right here, whatever it is is absolutely not acceptable for an A-game thread. Take a day off and do not post in this thread again."

This is pretty much an admission of 'you did something I don't like so I'm going to fuck you for it with a one day ban and a threadban'.
The surrounding discussion is about the re-introduction of masks because Omicron is (SURPRISE!) resistant to current immunizations. I guess seeing people not wearing masks, in this context, triggered Dawgstar.  I'm reaching though.

I should explain.  I find the TBP policies to be disgusting, and anyone who enforces them contemptible.  So when a mod makes a post like this, my conscience demands I be scrupulously fair before labeling the action a "Once again, the inmates are running the asylum" event.

Not being able to see the posts I will need to see the photo because I suspect you're totally wrong if that's the Krause I think it is.
I tried to upload a compressed version of the photo, but it wouldn't post.  It's HMC and some guy (I guess "Krause") holding a bunch of puppy puppets or beanbags.  Is Krause a sore subject at TBP?