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Ghostmaker:
After consulting with the staff (talked to Pundit), I'm starting a new thread here to discuss the ongoing unintentional hilarity that is RPGnet.

Let's check out the latest casualties. I see Thorn Drumheller got the heave ho -- sorry, Thorn. My guess is they didn't like what you had to say here, or elsewhere.

It should come as no surprise that they're all up in arms about Sandy Petersen, because he's a meany who won't kiss their ring. Wah wah wah.

Here's one that I find particularly amusing: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/katastrophe-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-one-day-ban-and-threadban-bad-sexist-takes.884676/

Now, if they'd gigged him for 'negativity' or 'threadcrapping' it would've still been bullshit but at least it would be consistent bullshit. But rolling out the excuse of 'tired MRA talking points'? I guess they've completely missed how Kevin Smith lied through his teeth about the plot of MOTU:Revelation. Or they're just dishonest. My money's on dishonest.

oggsmash:
I really do not know what has gone on with the moderators there.  I remember there was a shift in tone years ago, and then that shift really went into overdrive.  I visited the site last year, and saw it was now just insanity.  I do not understand having a political forum on the site where you are not allowed, in any way, to show any support whatsoever for what half the country voted for.   It would seem just do not have a political forum if you have rules like that. 

   I remember years ago the forum was useful for asking about games and discussion of same, now it looks like people are wondering if they will be banned for showing any sort of individual opinion about anything.  The "tired MRA talking points" is a great example of same, those talking points are "tired" because hollywood/media are doing the exact things the dude that got a one day ban was complaining about all the time. 

Ocule:
RPG net is such cancer I -site:rpg.net them from my search results just so I don’t have to look at their bullshit. If you go to their bans overall they’re pretty funny at how petty that mod team is

Thorn Drumheller:

--- Quote from: Ghostmaker on July 27, 2021, 08:10:46 AM ---After consulting with the staff (talked to Pundit), I'm starting a new thread here to discuss the ongoing unintentional hilarity that is RPGnet.

Let's check out the latest casualties. I see Thorn Drumheller got the heave ho -- sorry, Thorn. My guess is they didn't like what you had to say here, or elsewhere.

It should come as no surprise that they're all up in arms about Sandy Petersen, because he's a meany who won't kiss their ring. Wah wah wah.

Here's one that I find particularly amusing: https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/katastrophe-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-one-day-ban-and-threadban-bad-sexist-takes.884676/

Now, if they'd gigged him for 'negativity' or 'threadcrapping' it would've still been bullshit but at least it would be consistent bullshit. But rolling out the excuse of 'tired MRA talking points'? I guess they've completely missed how Kevin Smith lied through his teeth about the plot of MOTU:Revelation. Or they're just dishonest. My money's on dishonest.

--- End quote ---

Thanks man. It's really no loss cause I was not a fit for their totalitarian regime. I started there back in the day when it really was a ton of good rpg ideas going on. Games were discussed and support was given. That board really isn't about rpg's anymore, they realize it but don't want to admit it. All the good posters were either banned or left the site. So it's a shame it's turned into such a hollow shell.

And yeah, I watched the first two episodes and, since I'm trying to remove things in my life that get my blood pressure up, I'm not finishing the series. Now if I'd seen this as I kid I might like it but there's a reason the last three Star Wars movies sucked......but that's the direction stupidwood is going for entertainment.

Ghostmaker:

--- Quote from: Thorn Drumheller on July 28, 2021, 08:55:57 AM ---Thanks man. It's really no loss cause I was not a fit for their totalitarian regime. I started there back in the day when it really was a ton of good rpg ideas going on. Games were discussed and support was given. That board really isn't about rpg's anymore, they realize it but don't want to admit it. All the good posters were either banned or left the site. So it's a shame it's turned into such a hollow shell.
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They'll never admit they're doing all the purging that you warned about back in 2019 (and promptly ate a 30-day ban for).

Elvs Waxman just ate a similar ban (bumped from one to thirty days) for expressing similar concerns about purges and purity spirals.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/elvis-waxman-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-one-day-ban.884716/
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/elvis-waxman-receives-a-%F0%9F%9A%AB-thirty-day-ban-derailing-group-attack.884720/

Frankly, I would suggest Elvis go ahead and jump ship. Judging from his prior 'infractions', I believe the mods have decided he needs to go.

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